1987 Formula One season

1987 FIA Formula One World Championship season
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Nelson Piquet won his third world title, driving for Williams.
Piquet's team mate, Nigel Mansell was second, twelve points behind.
Ayrton Senna in the Lotus finished the season ranked third.

The 1987 Formula One season was the 38th season of Formula One motor racing. It featured the 1987 FIA Formula One World Championship for Drivers and Constructors which commenced on April 12, 1987 and ended on November 15 after sixteen races. This championship also encompassed the Jim Clark Trophy and the Colin Chapman Trophy which were contested respectively by drivers and constructors of Formula One cars powered by naturally aspirated engines.

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Drivers and constructors

The following drivers and constructors competed in the 1987 season.

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyres No Driver Rounds Test driver(s)
United Kingdom Marlboro McLaren International McLaren MP4/3 TAG TTE PO1 1.5 V6t G 1 France Alain Prost All n/a
2 Sweden Stefan Johansson All
United Kingdom Data General Team Tyrrell Tyrrell DG016 Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 V8 G 3 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer All n/a
4 France Philippe Streiff All
United Kingdom Canon Williams Honda Team Williams FW11B Honda RA167E 1.5 V6t G 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 1-15 France Jean-Louis Schlesser
Italy Riccardo Patrese 16
6 Brazil Nelson Piquet All
United Kingdom Motor Racing Developments Brabham BT56 BMW M12/13 1.5 L4t G 7 Italy Riccardo Patrese 1-15 n/a
Italy Stefano Modena 16
8 Italy Andrea de Cesaris All
Germany West Zakspeed Racing Zakspeed 861
871
Zakspeed 1500/4 1.5 L4t G 9 United Kingdom Martin Brundle All Hungary Csaba Kesjár[1]
10 Germany Christian Danner All
United Kingdom Camel Team Lotus Honda Lotus 99T Honda RA167E 1.5 V6t G 11 Japan Satoru Nakajima All n/a
12 Brazil Ayrton Senna All
France Team El Charro AGS AGS JH22 Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 V8 G 14 France Pascal Fabre 1-14 n/a
Brazil Roberto Moreno 15-16
United Kingdom Leyton House March Racing Team March 87P
871
Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 V8 G 16 Italy Ivan Capelli All Denmark Kris Nissen
United Kingdom USF&G Arrows Megatron Arrows A10 Megatron M12/13 1.5 L4t G 17 United Kingdom Derek Warwick All n/a
18 United States Eddie Cheever All
United Kingdom Benetton Formula Ltd Benetton B187 Ford Cosworth GBA 1.5 V6t G 19 Italy Teo Fabi All United Kingdom Johnny Dumfries[1]
Italy Emanuele Pirro
20 Belgium Thierry Boutsen All
Italy Osella Squadra Corse Osella FA1I Alfa Romeo 890T 1.5 V8t G 21 Italy Alex Caffi All n/a
22 Italy Gabriele Tarquini 2
Switzerland Franco Forini 11-13
Italy Minardi Team SpA Minardi M187 Motori Moderni Tipo 615-90 1.5 V6t G 23 Spain Adrián Campos All Italy Franco Scapini
24 Italy Alessandro Nannini All
France Ligier Loto Ligier JS29
JS29B
JS29C
Megatron M12/13 1.5 L4t G 25 France René Arnoux 2-16 n/a
26 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani 2-16
Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari F1/87 Ferrari 033D 1.5 V6t G 27 Italy Michele Alboreto All n/a
28 Austria Gerhard Berger All
France Larrousse Calmels Lola LC87 Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 V8 G 29 France Yannick Dalmas 14-16 n/a
30 France Philippe Alliot 2-16
Italy Enzo Coloni Racing Car System Coloni FC187 Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 V8 G 32 Italy Nicola Larini 11, 13 n/a

Season review

Rd. Grand Prix Date Location Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Constructor Report
1 Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix April 12 Jacarepaguá United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Brazil Nelson Piquet France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Report
2 San Marino San Marino Grand Prix May 3 Imola Brazil Ayrton Senna Italy Teo Fabi United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Williams-Honda Report
3 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix May 17 Spa-Francorchamps United Kingdom Nigel Mansell France Alain Prost France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Report
4 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix May 31 Monaco United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Brazil Ayrton Senna Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom Lotus-Honda Report
5 United States Detroit Grand Prix June 21 Detroit United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Brazil Ayrton Senna Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom Lotus-Honda Report
6 France French Grand Prix July 5 Paul Ricard United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Williams-Honda Report
7 United Kingdom British Grand Prix July 12 Silverstone Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Williams-Honda Report
8 Germany German Grand Prix July 26 Hockenheimring United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Williams-Honda Report
9 Hungary Hungarian Grand Prix August 9 Hungaroring United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Brazil Nelson Piquet Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Williams-Honda Report
10 Austria Austrian Grand Prix August 16 Österreichring Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Williams-Honda Report
11 Italy Italian Grand Prix September 6 Monza Brazil Nelson Piquet Brazil Ayrton Senna Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Williams-Honda Report
12 Portugal Portuguese Grand Prix September 20 Estoril Austria Gerhard Berger Austria Gerhard Berger France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Report
13 Spain Spanish Grand Prix September 27 Jerez Brazil Nelson Piquet Austria Gerhard Berger United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Williams-Honda Report
14 Mexico Mexican Grand Prix October 18 Hermanos Rodríguez United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Williams-Honda Report
15 Japan Japanese Grand Prix November 1 Suzuka Austria Gerhard Berger France Alain Prost Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari Report
16 Australia Australian Grand Prix November 15 Adelaide Austria Gerhard Berger Austria Gerhard Berger Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari Report

1987 Drivers Championship final standings

Points towards the 1987 FIA Formula One World Championship for Drivers were awarded on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis to the top six placed drivers at each round. However only the best eleven round results were counted towards each driver’s championship total.

Pos Driver BRA
Brazil
SMR
San Marino
BEL
Belgium
MON
Monaco
DET
United States
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
West Germany
HUN
Hungary
AUT
Austria
ITA
Italy
POR
Portugal
ESP
Spain
MEX
Mexico
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
Points[2]
1 Brazil Nelson Piquet 2 DNS Ret 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 1 3 4 2 15 Ret 73 (76)
2 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 6 1 Ret Ret 5 1 1 Ret 14 1 3 Ret 1 1 DNS 61
3 Brazil Ayrton Senna Ret 2 Ret 1 1 4 3 3 2 5 2 7 5 Ret 2 DSQ 57
4 France Alain Prost 1 Ret 1 9 3 3 Ret 7 3 6 15 1 2 Ret 7 Ret 46
5 Austria Gerhard Berger 4 Ret Ret 4 4 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 4 2 Ret Ret 1 1 36
6 Sweden Stefan Johansson 3 4 2 Ret 7 8 Ret 2 Ret 7 6 5 3 Ret 3 Ret 30
7 Italy Michele Alboreto 8 3 Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 15 Ret 4 2 17
8 Belgium Thierry Boutsen 5 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret 4 4 5 14 16 Ret 5 3 16
9 Italy Teo Fabi Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret 5 6 Ret Ret 3 7 4 Ret 5 Ret Ret 12
10 United States Eddie Cheever Ret Ret 4 Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret 6 8 4 9 Ret 8
11 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer 10 Ret Ret 5 11 7 8 5 7 14 14 10 Ret 7 8 4 7
12 Japan Satoru Nakajima 7 6 5 10 Ret NC 4 Ret Ret 13 11 8 9 Ret 6 Ret 7
13 Italy Riccardo Patrese Ret 9 Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret Ret Ret 13 3 11 9 6
14 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Ret Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 4
15 France Philippe Streiff 11 8 9 Ret Ret 6 Ret 4 9 Ret 12 12 7 8 12 Ret 4
16 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Ret 11 Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret 6 Ret Ret 13 10 Ret 10 Ret 3
17 France Philippe Alliot 10 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret 6 Ret 12 Ret Ret 6 6 Ret Ret 3
18 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Ret 5 Ret 7 Ret Ret NC NC Ret DSQ Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret Ret 2
19 Italy Ivan Capelli DNS Ret Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 11 13 9 12 Ret Ret Ret 1
20 France René Arnoux DNS 6 11 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 1
21 Brazil Roberto Moreno Ret 6 1
France Yannick Dalmas 9 14 5 0*
Germany Christian Danner 9 7 Ret EX 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret 7 0
Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Ret 7 12 Ret Ret EX Ret 12 8 8 Ret Ret Ret 13 Ret 0
France Pascal Fabre 12 13 10 13 12 9 9 Ret 13 NC DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ 0
Italy Alessandro Nannini Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret 16 11 Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
Italy Alex Caffi Ret 12 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret DNQ Ret Ret DNQ 0
Spain Adrián Campos DSQ Ret Ret DNS Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 14 Ret Ret Ret 0
Switzerland Franco Forini Ret Ret DNQ 0
Italy Nicola Larini DNQ Ret 0
Italy Gabriele Tarquini Ret 0
Italy Stefano Modena Ret 0
Pos Driver BRA
Brazil
SMR
San Marino
BEL
Belgium
MON
Monaco
DET
United States
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
AUT
Austria
ITA
Italy
POR
Portugal
ESP
Spain
MEX
Mexico
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
Points
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(from 2003 onwards)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)

Drivers did not finish the Grand Prix, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.

Jim Clark Trophy (for drivers of cars equipped with naturally aspirated engines)

Pos Driver BRA
Brazil
SMR
San Marino
BEL
Belgium
MON
Monaco
DET
United States
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
AUT
Austria
ITA
Italy
POR
Portugal
ESP
Spain
MEX
Mexico
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
Points
1 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer 1 Ret DNS 1 1 2 1 2 1 3 3 2 Ret 2 1 1 95
2 France Philippe Streiff 2 1 2 Ret Ret 1 Ret 1 2 Ret 1 3 2 3 2 Ret 74
3 France Philippe Alliot 2 1 Ret Ret Ret Ret 3 Ret 2 Ret Ret 1 1 Ret Ret 43
4 Italy Ivan Capelli DNS Ret Ret 2 Ret Ret Ret Ret 3 1 2 1 3 Ret Ret Ret 38
5 France Pascal Fabre 3 3 3 3 2 3 2 Ret 4 NC DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ 35
6 Brazil Roberto Moreno Ret 3 4
France Yannick Dalmas 4 3 2 0*
Italy Nicola Larini DNQ Ret 0
Pos Driver BRA
Brazil
SMR
San Marino
BEL
Belgium
MON
Monaco
DET
United States
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
AUT
Austria
ITA
Italy
POR
Portugal
ESP
Spain
MEX
Mexico
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
Points

*Ineligible for points.

1987 Constructors Championship final standings

Points towards the 1987 FIA Formula One World Championship for Constructors were awarded on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis for the top six placed cars at each round. All results were counted (not just best eleven rounds).

Pos Constructor Car
no.
BRA
Brazil
SMR
San Marino
BEL
Belgium
MON
Monaco
DET
United States
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
West Germany
HUN
Hungary
AUT
Austria
ITA
Italy
POR
Portugal
ESP
Spain
MEX
Mexico
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
Pts
1 United Kingdom Williams-Honda 5 6 1 Ret Ret 5 1 1 Ret 14 1 3 Ret 1 1 DNS 9 137
6 2 DNS Ret 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 1 3 4 2 15 Ret
2 United Kingdom McLaren-TAG 1 1 Ret 1 9 3 3 Ret 7 3 6 14 1 2 Ret 7 Ret 76
2 3 4 2 Ret 7 8 Ret 2 Ret 7 6 5 3 Ret 3 Ret
3 United Kingdom Lotus-Honda 11 7 6 5 10 Ret NC 4 Ret Ret 13 11 8 9 Ret 6 Ret 64
12 Ret 2 Ret 1 1 4 3 3 2 5 2 7 5 Ret 2 DSQ
4 Italy Ferrari 27 8 3 Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 15 Ret 4 2 53
28 4 Ret Ret 4 4 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 4 2 Ret Ret 1 1
5 United Kingdom Benetton-Ford 19 Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret 5 6 Ret Ret 3 7 4 Ret 5 Ret Ret 28
20 5 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret 4 4 5 14 16 Ret 5 3
6 United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford 3 10 Ret Ret 5 11 7 8 5 7 14 14 10 Ret 7 8 4 11
4 11 8 9 Ret Ret 6 Ret 4 9 Ret 12 12 7 8 12 Ret
7 United Kingdom Arrows-Megatron 17 Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret 6 Ret Ret 13 10 Ret 10 Ret 11
18 Ret Ret 4 11 6 Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret 6 8 4 9 Ret
8 United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 7 Ret 9 Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret Ret Ret 13 3 11 Ret 10
8 Ret Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8
9 United Kingdom Lola-Ford 29 9 14 5 3
30 10 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret 6 Ret 12 Ret Ret 6 6 Ret Ret
10 Germany Zakspeed 9 Ret 5 Ret 7 Ret Ret NC NC Ret DSQ Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret Ret 2
10 9 7 Ret EX 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 9 DNS Ret Ret Ret 7
11 France Ligier-Megatron 25 DNS 6 11 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 1
26 Ret 7 12 Ret Ret EX Ret 12 8 8 Ret Ret Ret 13 9
12 France AGS-Ford 14 12 13 10 13 12 9 9 Ret 13 NC DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ Ret 6 1
13 United Kingdom March-Ford 16 DNS Ret Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 11 13 9 12 Ret Ret Ret 1
Italy Minardi-Motori Moderni 23 DSQ Ret Ret DNS Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 14 Ret Ret Ret 0
24 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret 16 11 Ret Ret Ret Ret
Italy Osella-Alfa Romeo 21 Ret 12 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret DNQ Ret Ret DNQ 0
22 Ret Ret Ret DNQ
Italy Coloni-Ford 32 DNQ Ret 0
Pos Constructor Car
no.
BRA
Brazil
SMR
San Marino
BEL
Belgium
MON
Monaco
DET
United States
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
West Germany
HUN
Hungary
AUT
Austria
ITA
Italy
POR
Portugal
ESP
Spain
MEX
Mexico
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
Pts
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(from 2003 onwards)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)

Dalmas' Lola was ineligible for constructors points, as the team had entered only one car for the championship.

Colin Chapman Trophy (for constructors of cars equipped with naturally aspirated engines)

Pos Constructor Car
no.
BRA
Brazil
SMR
San Marino
BEL
Belgium
MON
Monaco
DET
United States
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
West Germany
HUN
Hungary
AUT
Austria
ITA
Italy
POR
Portugal
ESP
Spain
MEX
Mexico
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
Pts
1 United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford 3 1 Ret Ret 1 1 2 1 2 1 3 3 2 Ret 2 1 1 169
4 2 1 2 Ret Ret 1 Ret 1 2 Ret 1 3 2 3 2 Ret
2 United Kingdom Lola-Ford 29 4 3 2 43
30 2 1 Ret Ret Ret Ret 3 Ret 2 Ret Ret 1 1 Ret Ret
3 France AGS-Ford 14 3 3 3 3 2 3 2 Ret 4 NC DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ Ret 3 41
4 United Kingdom March-Ford 16 DNS Ret Ret 2 Ret Ret Ret Ret 3 1 2 1 12 Ret Ret Ret 38
Italy Coloni-Ford 32 DNQ Ret 0
Pos Constructor Car
no.
BRA
Brazil
SMR
San Marino
BEL
Belgium
MON
Monaco
DET
United States
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
West Germany
HUN
Hungary
AUT
Austria
ITA
Italy
POR
Portugal
ESP
Spain
MEX
Mexico
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
Pts

Notes

  1. ^ a b "Formula 1 - Test driver 1987". driverdb.com. http://www.driverdb.com/standings/4-1987/. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Only the best 11 results counted towards the Drivers' Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.

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