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Spain  1992 Spanish Grand Prix
Race details
Race 4 of 16 in the 1992 Formula One season
Circuit Catalunya.png
Date May 3, 1992
Location Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Course Permanent racing facility
4.627 km (2.875 mi)
Distance 65 laps, 300.755 km (186.875 mi)
Weather Wet
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Renault
Time 1:20.190
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Renault
Time 1:42.503 on lap 10
Podium
First United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Renault
Second Germany Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford
Third France Jean Alesi Ferrari

The 1992 Spanish Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on May 3, 1992 at the Circuit de Catalunya. It was the fourth found of the 1992 Formula One season.

Contents

Classification

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Renault 65 1:56:10.674 1 10
2 19 Germany Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford 65 + 23.914 2 6
3 27 France Jean Alesi Ferrari 65 + 26.462 8 4
4 2 Austria Gerhard Berger McLaren-Honda 65 + 1:20.647 7 3
5 9 Italy Michele Alboreto Footwork-Mugen-Honda 64 + 1 Lap 16 2
6 22 Italy Pierluigi Martini Dallara-Ferrari 63 + 2 Laps 13 1
7 10 Japan Aguri Suzuki Footwork-Mugen-Honda 63 + 2 Laps 19  
8 16 Austria Karl Wendlinger March-Ilmor 63 + 2 Laps 9  
9 1 Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda 62 Spun Off 3  
10 28 Italy Ivan Capelli Ferrari 62 Spun Off 5  
11 23 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Minardi-Lamborghini 61 + 4 Laps 22  
12 17 France Paul Belmondo March-Ilmor 61 + 4 Laps 23  
Ret 21 Finland Jyrki Järvilehto Dallara-Ferrari 56 Spun Off 12  
Ret 15 Italy Gabriele Tarquini Fondmetal-Ford 56 Spun Off 18  
Ret 11 Finland Mika Häkkinen Lotus-Ford 56 Spun Off 21  
Ret 26 France Érik Comas Ligier-Renault 55 Spun Off 10  
Ret 29 France Bertrand Gachot Larrousse-Lamborghini 35 Engine 24  
Ret 3 France Olivier Grouillard Tyrrell-Ilmor 30 Spun Off 15  
Ret 24 Italy Gianni Morbidelli Minardi-Lamborghini 26 Handling 25  
Ret 33 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin Jordan-Yamaha 24 Spun Off 17  
Ret 14 Switzerland Andrea Chiesa Fondmetal-Ford 22 Spun Off 20  
Ret 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese Williams-Renault 19 Spun Off 4  
Ret 12 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Lotus-Ford 13 Spun Off 26  
Ret 25 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Ligier-Renault 11 Engine 14  
Ret 20 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Benetton-Ford 4 Spun Off 6  
Ret 4 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Tyrrell-Ilmor 2 Engine 11  
DNQ 30 Japan Ukyo Katayama Larrousse-Lamborghini    
DNQ 7 Belgium Eric van de Poele Brabham-Judd    
DNQ 32 Italy Stefano Modena Jordan-Yamaha    
DNQ 8 United Kingdom Damon Hill Brabham-Judd    
DNPQ 34 Brazil Roberto Moreno Moda-Judd    
DNPQ 35 United Kingdom Perry McCarthy Moda-Judd    

Notes

  • Pole position: Nigel Mansell - 1:20.190
  • Fastest lap: Nigel Mansell - 1:42.503 on lap 10
  • Having been allowed to compete Perry McCarthy's Andrea Moda was entered for Pre Qualifying but famously the engine blew and the car rolled to a halt 18 metres later having barely left the garage.
  • Ayrton Senna spun off the track in the closing stages of the race, but was still classified 9th.
  • This race saw the first non 1-2 finish for the Williams team of the season.
  • Martin Brundle scored his 4th consecutive retirement of the season in his Benetton.
  • This race was also advertised as the Grand Prix of the Olympic Games. The race was moved up from its former September date, and held just months before the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.
  • This was the first grand prix appearance of future world champion Damon Hill in the Brabham-Judd, but he failed to qualify.

References

Previous race:
1992 Brazilian Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
1992 season
Next race:
1992 San Marino Grand Prix
Previous race:
1991 Spanish Grand Prix
Spanish Grand Prix Next race:
1993 Spanish Grand Prix
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