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1989 Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix


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Formula One race number 15 of 16
Sunday, October 22, 1989 at Suzuka Circuitland, Suzuka City, Japan
53 laps on a 5.859 kilometer road course (310.5 kilometers)

Time of race: 1:35:06.28
Average Speed: 195.92 kph
Pole Time: 98.041 seconds
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 11.904 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 4

Glossary    1989 Formula One results   /   1989 standings

Fin St # Driver Team Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led
1 619   Alessandro Nannini Benetton FormulaBenetton B189 / Ford HBA4531:35:06.2777
2 56   Riccardo Patrese Canon Williams RenaultWilliams FW13 / Renault RS153+11.9040
3 75   Thierry Boutsen Canon Williams RenaultWilliams FW13 / Renault RS153+13.4460
41111   Nelson Piquet Camel Team LotusLotus 101 / Judd CV53+104.2250
5137   Martin Brundle Motor Racing Developments Ltd.Brabham BT58 / Judd EV52+1 lap0
6259   Derek Warwick US F&G ArrowsArrows A11 / Ford DFR52+1 lap0
72015   Mauricio Gugelmin Leyton House RacingMarch CG-891 / Judd EV52+1 lap0
82410   Eddie Cheever, Jr. US F&G ArrowsArrows A11 / Ford DFR52+1 lap0
91521   Alex Caffi Scuderia ItaliaDallara F189 / Ford DFR52+1 lap0
101622   Andrea de Cesaris Scuderia ItaliaDallara F189 / Ford DFR51+2 laps0
dsq 11   Ayrton Senna Honda Marlboro McLarenMcLaren MP4-5 / Honda RA109A53disqualified3
ret 22   Alain Prost Honda Marlboro McLarenMcLaren MP4-5 / Honda RA109A46crash43
ret 98   Stefano Modena Motor Racing Developments Ltd.Brabham BT58 / Judd EV46engine0
ret 427   Nigel Mansell Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 640 / Ferrari 035/543engine0
ret1212   Satoru Nakajima Camel Team LotusLotus 101 / Judd CV41engine0
ret184   Jean Alesi Tyrrell Racing OrganisationTyrrell 018 / Ford DFR37gearbox0
ret 830   Philippe Alliot Equipe Larrousse F1Lola LC89 / Lamborghini 351236engine0
ret 328   Gerhard Berger Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 640 / Ferrari 035/534gearbox0
ret2220   Emanuele Pirro Benetton FormulaBenetton B189 / Ford HBA433crash0
ret2326   Olivier Grouillard Ligier LotoLigier JS33 / Ford DFR31engine0
ret1716   Ivan Capelli Leyton House RacingMarch CG-891 / Judd EV27suspension0
ret1017   Nicola Larini Osella Squadra CorseOsella FA1M89 / Ford DFR21brakes0
ret263   Jonathan Palmer Tyrrell Racing OrganisationTyrrell 018 / Ford DFR20fuel leak0
ret2134   Bernd Schneider West Zakspeed RacingZakspeed 891 / Yamaha OX881gearbox0
ret1424   Luis Perez-Sala Lois Minardi TeamMinardi M189 / Ford DFR0crash0
ret1923   Paolo Barilla Lois Minardi TeamMinardi M189 / Ford DFR0clutch0

Fastest Lap: 203.779 kph by Alain Prost

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
27Rene Arnoux25
28Michele Alboreto29
29Pierre-Henri Raphanel38
30Bertrand Gachot39
31Piercarlo Ghinzani18
32Roberto Moreno31
33Stefan Johansson36
34Aguri Suzuki35
35Oscar Larrauri33
36J.J. Lehto37
37Gabriele Tarquini40
38Yannick Dalmas41
39Enrico Bertaggia32

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Alain Prost12020
  Ayrton Senna21233
  Alain Prost244623
  Alessandro Nannini47537

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Alain Prost 81    
2   Ayrton Senna 60   -21  
3   Nigel Mansell 38   -43  
4   Riccardo Patrese 36   -45  
5   Thierry Boutsen 28   -53  
6   Alessandro Nannini 26   -55  
7   Gerhard Berger 21   -60  
8   Nelson Piquet 12   -69  
9   Jean Alesi 8   -73  
10   Derek Warwick 7   -74  
11   Eddie Cheever, Jr. 6   -75  
12   Michele Alboreto 6   -75  
13   Stefan Johansson 6   -75  
14   Johnny Herbert 5   -76  
15   Pierluigi Martini 4   -77  
16   Mauricio Gugelmin 4   -77  
17   Martin Brundle 4   -77  
18   Alex Caffi 4   -77  
19   Andrea de Cesaris 4   -77  
20   Stefano Modena 4   -77