Australian Grand Prix – 1987

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After three seasons and 48 Grands Prix with Lotus, Senna said goodbye to the English team in Australia, with six wins and 16 pole positions, leaving a historic mark on the old Colin Chapman team.

There was one race left, and he would start off in fourth.

He finished in 10th, but was disqualified because the race stewards registered an irregularity in the size of the brake pads. He finished the championship in third place, behind the Williams drivers, with 57 points. Only four points behind the runner-up, Nigel Mansell.

In the race, the Ferrari twosome, Gerhard Berger e Michele Alboreto, were impressive.

In 1988, Senna would have a new life, with McLaren. The time had come for him be the star of Formula 1 seasons with his unique talent.

After three seasons and 48 Grands Prix with Lotus, Senna said goodbye to the English team in Australia, with six wins and 16 pole positions, leaving a historic mark on the old Colin Chapman team.

There was one race left, and he would start off in fourth.

He finished in 10th, but was disqualified because the race stewards registered an irregularity in the size of the brake pads. He finished the championship in third place, behind the Williams drivers, with 57 points. Only four points behind the runner-up, Nigel Mansell.

In the race, the Ferrari twosome, Gerhard Berger e Michele Alboreto, were impressive.

In 1988, Senna would have a new life, with McLaren. The time had come for him be the star of Formula 1 seasons with his unique talent.

After three seasons and 48 Grands Prix with Lotus, Senna said goodbye to the English team in Australia, with six wins and 16 pole positions, leaving a historic mark on the old Colin Chapman team.

There was one race left, and he would start off in fourth.

He finished in 10th, but was disqualified because the race stewards registered an irregularity in the size of the brake pads. He finished the championship in third place, behind the Williams drivers, with 57 points. Only four points behind the runner-up, Nigel Mansell.

In the race, the Ferrari twosome, Gerhard Berger e Michele Alboreto, were impressive.

In 1988, Senna would have a new life, with McLaren. The time had come for him be the star of Formula 1 seasons with his unique talent.

After three seasons and 48 Grands Prix with Lotus, Senna said goodbye to the English team in Australia, with six wins and 16 pole positions, leaving a historic mark on the old Colin Chapman team.

There was one race left, and he would start off in fourth.

He finished in 10th, but was disqualified because the race stewards registered an irregularity in the size of the brake pads. He finished the championship in third place, behind the Williams drivers, with 57 points. Only four points behind the runner-up, Nigel Mansell.

In the race, the Ferrari twosome, Gerhard Berger e Michele Alboreto, were impressive.

In 1988, Senna would have a new life, with McLaren. The time had come for him be the star of Formula 1 seasons with his unique talent.

Race Summary

  • 1 G. Berger
  • 2 A. Prost
  • 3 N. Piquet
  • 4 Ayrton Senna
  • 5 T. Boutsen
  • 6 M. Alboreto
  • 7 R. Patrese
  • 8 S. Johansson
  • 9 T. Fabi
  • 10 A. de Cesaris
  • 11 E. Cheever
  • 12 D. Warwick
  • 13 A. Nannini
  • 14 S. Nakajima
  • 15 S. Modena
  • 16 M. Brundle
  • 17 P. Alliot
  • 18 P. Streiff
  • 19 J. Palmer
  • 20 R. Arnoux
  • 21 Y. Dalmas
  • 22 P. Ghinzani
  • 23 I. Capelli
  • 24 C. Danner
  • 25 R. Moreno
  • 26 A. Campos
Turns 82
Time Ensolarado
Fastest lap G. Berger - 1´20´´416
Podium 1º G. Berger 2º M. Alboreto 3º T. Boutsen
Cars 26
Leaving 16

Senna in race

Starting position 4
Final position -
Best lap 1’20’’456
Points added to the Championship -
Championship position after the race 3
What did he say after the race
“It was a good last race with the Camel Team Lotus Honda, and I have really great memories of those three years that I was here.” (before finding out about the disqualification)