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The 1992 Belgian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Spa-Francorchamps on August 30, 1992. It was the twelfth round of the 1992 Formula One season. The race was won by Benetton's Michael Schumacher; it was the first of his record 91 Grand Prix wins.

Classification

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 19 Germany Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford 44 1:36:10.721 3 10
2 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Renault 44 +36.595 1 6
3 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese Williams-Renault 44 +43.897 4 4
4 20 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Benetton-Ford 44 +46.059 9 3
5 1 Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda 44 +1:08.369 2 2
6 11 Finland Mika Häkkinen Lotus-Ford 44 +1:10.030 8 1
7 21 Finland Jyrki Järvilehto Dallara-Ferrari 44 +1:38.237 16
8 4 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Tyrrell-Ilmor 43 +1 lap 13
9 10 Japan Aguri Suzuki Footwork-Mugen-Honda 43 +1 lap 25
10 14 Belgium Eric van de Poele Fondmetal-Ford 43 +1 lap 15
11 16 Austria Karl Wendlinger March-Ilmor 43 +1 lap 18
12 17 Italy Emanuele Naspetti March-Ilmor 43 +1 lap 21
13 12 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Lotus-Ford 43 Engine 10
14 33 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin Jordan-Yamaha 42 +2 laps 24
15 32 Italy Stefano Modena Jordan-Yamaha 42 +2 laps 17
16 24 Italy Gianni Morbidelli Minardi-Lamborghini 42 +2 laps 23
17 30 Japan Ukyo Katayama Larrousse-Lamborghini 42 +2 laps 26
18 29 France Bertrand Gachot Larrousse-Lamborghini 40 Spun off 20
Ret 25 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Ligier-Renault 27 Spun off 7
Ret 28 Italy Ivan Capelli Ferrari 25 Engine 12
Ret 15 Italy Gabriele Tarquini Fondmetal-Ford 25 Engine 11
Ret 9 Italy Michele Alboreto Footwork-Mugen-Honda 20 Gearbox 14
Ret 27 France Jean Alesi Ferrari 7 Puncture 5
Ret 3 France Olivier Grouillard Tyrrell-Ilmor 1 Accident 22
Ret 2 Austria Gerhard Berger McLaren-Honda 0 Transmission 6
Ret 22 Italy Pierluigi Martini Dallara-Ferrari 0 Spun off 19
DNQ 23 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Minardi-Lamborghini
DNQ 34 Brazil Roberto Moreno Moda-Judd
DNQ 35 United Kingdom Perry McCarthy Moda-Judd
DNQ 26 France Érik Comas Ligier-Renault Accident in practice

Notes

  • Pole position: Nigel Mansell - 1:50.545
  • Fastest lap: Michael Schumacher - 1:53.791 on lap 39
  • First win: Michael Schumacher
  • First fastest lap: Michael Schumacher
  • This race featured the highest number of finishers of the 1992 season (18 cars).
  • The Williams team clinched their first Constructor's championship since 1987.
  • Jean Alesi's Ferrari developed a puncture in the left rear tire and collided with Nigel Mansell's Williams at the first corner. Mansell's car was okay but was passed by teammate Riccardo Patrese for 2nd place after the collision.
  • Paul Belmondo was dropped by the March team, Emanuele Naspetti replaced him for the rest of the season.
  • Érik Comas withdrew from the race following a massive accident on Friday.
  • Ayrton Senna got out of his car in the middle of the track to help fellow driver Érik Comas after his crash.
  • First race of the season in which Ayrton Senna finished in the points, but not in a podium position.
  • Ayrton Senna announced he would not be joining Williams for 1993 as '93 Williams Driver Alain Prost had vetoed the move as part of his contract. Senna had even offered to drive for the team for free.
  • With the field reduced to 30 following the withdrawal of the Brabham team pre-qualifying was cancelled.
  • Gehard Berger retired his McLaren at the start due to a transmission problem.

References

Previous race:
1992 Hungarian Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
1992 season
Next race:
1992 Italian Grand Prix
Previous race:
1991 Belgian Grand Prix
Belgian Grand Prix Next race:
1993 Belgian Grand Prix
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