A.Senna's career 1987-1989

 

 

1987

Senna's third year for Lotus. Honda would supply the engines, so they arranged Saturo Nakajima to be placed in car nr°2. Lotus 99T Honda, would be the '87 car.

 

 

Date circuit Qual. Time Grid Race Pts Pos F1
12/04 Brasil 1'28"408 3e engine 0 / -
3/05 San Marino 1'25"826 Pole 2nd 6 4th -
17/05 Belgium 1'53"426 3rd accident 6 4th -
31/05 Monaco 1'23"711 2nd 1st 15 2nd fl
21/06 USA 1'40"607 2nd 1st 24 1st fl
5/07 France 1'07"024 3rd 4th 27 1st -
12/07 GB 1'08"181 3rd 3rd 31 1st -
26/07 Germany 1'42"873 2nd 3rd 35 2nd -
9/08 Hungary 1'30"387 6th 2nd 41 2nd -
16/08 Austria 1'25"492 7th 5th 43 2nd -
6/09 Italy 1'24"907 4th 2nd 49 2nd fl
20/09 portugal 1'18"354 5th 7th 49 2nd -
27/09 Spain 1'24"320 5th 5th 51 3rd -
18/10 Mexico 1'19"089 7th spun off 51 3rd -
1/11 Japan 1'42"723 7th 2nd 57 3rd -
15/11 Australia 1'18"488 4th 2nd(disq) 57 3rd -

 

 

 

Senna got disq. last race

On the 9th of September Senna signed a 3-year contract with Mclaren.

 

 

1988

Honda would follow Senna to Mclaren. Senna would partner Prost(or is it the other way around...???) Mclaren mp4/4 Honda(turbo) would give Senna his  first real chance for the title.

 

 

Date Circuit Qual. Time Grid Race Pts Pos F1
3/04 Brasil 1'28"096 Pole disq / / -
1/05 San Marino 1'27"148 Pole 1st 9 2nd -
15/05 Monaco 1'23"998 Pole accident 9 3rd fl
29/05 Mexico 1'17"468 Pole 2nd 15 3rd -
12/06 Canada 1'21"681 Pole 1st 24 2nd fl
19/06 USA 1'40"606 Pole 1st 33 2nd -
3/07 France 1'08"067 2nd 2nd 39 2nd -
10/07 GB 1'10"616 3rd 1st 48 2nd -
24/07 Germany 1'44"596 Pole 1st 57 2nd -
7/08 Hungary 1'27"635 Pole 1st 66 1st -
28/08 Belgium 1'53"718 Pole 1st 75 1st -
11/09 Italy 1'25"974 Pole accident 75 1st -
25/09 Portugal 1'17"869 2nd 6th 76 2nd -
2/10 Spain 1'24"067 Pole 4th 79 2nd -
30/10 Japan 1'41"853 Pole 1st 88 1st fl
13/11 Australia 1'17"748 Pole 2nd 94 1st -

 

 

World-champion

 

 

 

1989

Senna still with McLaren, and still with Prost...

 

Date Circuit Qual. Time Grid Race Pts F1
26/03 Brasil 1'25"302 Pole 11th - -
23/04 San Marino 1'26"010 Pole 1st 9 -
7/05 Monaco 1'22"308 Pole 1st 18 -
28/05 Mexico 1'17"876 Pole 1st 27
4/06 USA 1'30"108 Pole electronic 27 fl
18/06 Canada 1'21"049 2nd 7th 27 -
9/07 France 1'07"228 2nd differnatial 27 -
16/07 GB 1'09'099 Pole spin 27 -
30/07 Germany 1'42"300 Pole 1st 36 fl
13/08 Hungary 1'20"039 2nd 2nd 42 -
27/08 Belgium 1'50"867 Pole 1st 51 -
10/09 Italy 1'23"720 Pole engine 51 -
24/09 Portugal 1'15"468 Pole accident 51 -
1/10 Spain 1'20"291 Pole 1st 60 fl
22/10 Japan 1'38"041 Pole 1st(disq) 60 -
5/10 Australia 1'16"665 Pole accident 60 -

 

 

Senna deserved to win 1989, and he would have if there hadn't been the political involvement of Balestre, he favoured Prost and disqualified Senna...(he even told the press in 1997, that he disqualified Senna to help Prost)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karting Formula 3 Lotus World-champion Senna joined Williams

Karting

FF1600-2000 F3

1984-1986

1987-1989

1990-1992

1993-1994

 

 

 

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