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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 (310.527 kilometers)

Time of race: 1:35:06.277
Average speed: 195.92 kph
Pole time: 98.041 seconds
Cautions: none
Margin of victory: 11.904 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 4

Glossary    1989 Formula One results   /   1989 standings

PosSt#DriverTeamChass./Eng.LapsStatusLedPts
1 619   Alessandro Nannini Benetton FormulaBenetton B189 / Ford HBA4531:35:06.27779
2 56   Riccardo Patrese Canon Williams RenaultWilliams FW13 / Renault RS153+11.90406
3 75   Thierry Boutsen Canon Williams RenaultWilliams FW13 / Renault RS153+13.44604
41111   Nelson Piquet Camel Team LotusLotus 101 / Judd CV53+104.22503
5137   Martin Brundle Motor Racing Developments Ltd.Brabham BT58 / Judd EV52+1 lap02
6259   Derek Warwick US F&G ArrowsArrows A11 / Ford DFR52+1 lap01
72015   Mauricio Gugelmin Leyton House RacingMarch CG-891 / Judd EV52+1 lap00
82410   Eddie Cheever, Jr. US F&G ArrowsArrows A11 / Ford DFR52+1 lap00
91521   Alex Caffi Scuderia ItaliaDallara F189 / Ford DFR52+1 lap00
101622   Andrea de Cesaris Scuderia ItaliaDallara F189 / Ford DFR51+2 laps00
dsq 11   Ayrton Senna Honda Marlboro McLarenMcLaren MP4-5 / Honda RA109A53disqualified30
ret 22   Alain Prost Honda Marlboro McLarenMcLaren MP4-5 / Honda RA109A46crash430
ret 98   Stefano Modena Motor Racing Developments Ltd.Brabham BT58 / Judd EV46engine00
ret 427   Nigel Mansell Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 640 / Ferrari 035/543engine00
ret1212   Satoru Nakajima Camel Team LotusLotus 101 / Judd CV41engine00
ret184   Jean Alesi Tyrrell Racing OrganisationTyrrell 018 / Ford DFR37gearbox00
ret 830   Philippe Alliot Equipe Larrousse F1Lola LC89 / Lamborghini 351236engine00
ret 328   Gerhard Berger Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari 640 / Ferrari 035/534gearbox00
ret2220   Emanuele Pirro Benetton FormulaBenetton B189 / Ford HBA433crash00
ret2326   Olivier Grouillard Ligier LotoLigier JS33 / Ford DFR31engine00
ret1716   Ivan Capelli Leyton House RacingMarch CG-891 / Judd EV27suspension00
ret1017   Nicola Larini Osella Squadra CorseOsella FA1M89 / Ford DFR21brakes00
ret263   Jonathan Palmer Tyrrell Racing OrganisationTyrrell 018 / Ford DFR20fuel leak00
ret2134   Bernd Schneider West Zakspeed RacingZakspeed 891 / Yamaha OX881gearbox00
ret1424   Luis Perez-Sala Lois Minardi TeamMinardi M189 / Ford DFR0crash00
ret1923   Paolo Barilla Lois Minardi TeamMinardi M189 / Ford DFR0clutch00

Fastest Lap: 203.779 kph by Alain Prost

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
27Rene Arnoux25Ligier Loto
28Michele Alboreto29Equipe Larrousse F1
29Pierre-Henri Raphanel38Rial Racing
30Bertrand Gachot39Rial Racing
31Piercarlo Ghinzani18Osella Squadra Corse
32Roberto Moreno31Coloni SpA
33Stefan Johansson36Moneytron Onyx
34Aguri Suzuki35West Zakspeed Racing
35Oscar Larrauri33Eurobrun Racing
36J.J. Lehto37Moneytron Onyx
37Gabriele Tarquini40Automobiles Gonfaronnaises Sp
38Yannick Dalmas41Automobiles Gonfaronnaises Sp
39Enrico Bertaggia32Coloni SpA

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   Stefan Johansson 6   -75  
11   Michele Alboreto 6   -75  
11   Eddie Cheever, Jr. 6   -75  
14   Johnny Herbert 5   -76  
15   Alex Caffi 4   -77  
15   Stefano Modena 4   -77  
15   Martin Brundle 4   -77  
15   Andrea de Cesaris 4   -77  
15   Pierluigi Martini 4   -77  
15   Mauricio Gugelmin 4   -77  
21   Christian Danner 3   -78