Posts Tagged ‘Austrian Grand Prix 1987’

austria

Ayrton Senna amongst the flowers and fields of Zeltweg, 200 km South East of Salzburg…

Nigel Mansell won the race from teammate Nelson Piquet , Senna, finished 5th after stalling at the restart and running up the chuff of Michele Alboreto’s Ferrari, a pit stop necessary to replace a damaged front wing.

Piquet won the ’87 World Championship in his Williams FW11B Honda, Sennas’ Lotus 99T similarly powered.

Senna had 2 wins back to back in Monaco & Detroit early in the season , but ,dissatisfied with the performance of the Lotus ,left for McLaren at the seasons end and starting the bitter rivalry with Alain Prost …

Photos : Pinterest unattributed

monaco

Senna victorious in his Lotus 99T Honda, Monaco ’87

san marino

San Marino pitlane ’87. Ayrton Senna , Lotus 99T Honda…2nd in the race won by Mansell’s Williams Honda