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1989 Canadian GP
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1989 French GP

1989 British GP
1990 French GP
 LXXV  Rhone-Poulenc Grand Prix de France

Event Overview • Entry List
Qualifying Pre-QualifyingQualification
Race Starting GridClassificationFastest LapsLaps Led

Details
DateSunday 9 July 1989
Start time14:00
Event French GP
Circuit Paul Ricard
Event FormatRace of 80 laps
ChampionshipWorld Championship
Race number#7 of 16 in 1989
#475 (of all time)
Circuit
Laps80
Circuit Perimeter3813 m
Race Distance3813 × 80 = 305.040 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2 (staggered)
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherSunny, Very hot, Dry
Participants
Entries39
Qualifiers26
Finishers13
Debutants
Emanuele Pirro (Driver),
Jean Alesi (Driver),
Martin Donnelly (Driver),
   Éric Bernard (Driver),
Benetton B189 (Car Model)
MilestonesLeyton House March Racing Team – 1st Fastest Lap (Entrant)
 Mauricio Gugelmin – 1st Fastest Lap (Driver)
Records Broken 1. Highest 4th Place Finish Ratio Jean Alesi (100.00%),
2. Most Laps Led Alain Prost (1971),
3. Most Failures to Pre-Qualify Aguri Suzuki,  Joachim Winkelhock,  Piercarlo Ghinzani,  Volker Weidler (7),
4. Most Failures to Pre-Qualify in a Season Aguri Suzuki,  Joachim Winkelhock,  Piercarlo Ghinzani,  Volker Weidler (7)
Records Extended 1. Most Drivers' Championship Points Scores Ferrari (525),
2. Most Constructors' Championship Points Scores Ferrari (393),
3. Most Retirements Lotus (502),
4. Most Podium Finishes Ferrari (334),
5. Most Constructors' Championship Points Scores Alain Prost (89),
6. Most Podium Finishes Alain Prost (74),
7. Most Drivers' Championship Points Scores Alain Prost (89),
8. Most Race Wins Alain Prost (37),
9. Most 2nd Place Finishes Ferrari (131),
10. Most Races Led Alain Prost (59),
11. Most Race Entries Lotus (1154),
12. Most Race Entries Riccardo Patrese (184),
13. Most Failures to Pre-Qualify Osella (16),
14. Most 3rd Place Qualifications Ferrari (114),
15. Most 6th Place Qualifications Ferrari (87),
16. Most 19th Place Qualifications Lotus (28),
17. Most Failures to Pre-Qualify in a Season Zakspeed (13)

World Championship standings
1  Alain Prost 38 
2  Ayrton Senna 27 
3  Riccardo Patrese 22 
4  Nigel Mansell 15 up
5  Thierry Boutsen 13 up
6  Alessandro Nannini 8 
7  Michele Alboreto 6 
8  Johnny Herbert 5 
9  Andrea de Cesaris 4 
  Mauricio Gugelmin 4 
  Eddie Cheever 4 
  Stefano Modena 4 
13  Alex Caffi 4 
14  Derek Warwick 4 
15  Christian Danner 3 
  Nélson Piquet 3 
  Jean Alesi 3 
18  Stefan Johansson 2 
  René Arnoux 2 up
20  Gabriele Tarquini 1 up
  Jonathan Palmer 1 up
  Martin Brundle 1 up
  Olivier Grouillard 1 
1  McLaren / Honda 65 
2  Williams / Renault 35 
3  Ferrari / Ferrari 15 up
4  Benetton / Ford 13 up
5  Tyrrell / Ford 10 up
6  Dallara / Ford 8 up
7  Arrows / Ford 8 up
8  Brabham / Judd 5 
9  March / Judd 4 
10  Rial / Ford 3 
  Lotus / Judd 3 
12  Ligier / Ford 3 
13  Onyx / Ford 2 
14  AGS / Ford 1 up

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 2Car 2Car 15
EntrantHonda Marlboro McLarenHonda Marlboro McLarenLeyton House March Racing Team
Driver Alain Prost Alain Prost Mauricio Gugelmin
Car McLaren MP4/5 McLaren MP4/5 March CG891
EngineHonda 3.5 V10Honda 3.5 V10Judd 3.5 V8
Time1:38'29.4111'07.2031'12.090
Speed185.830 km/h204.259 km/h190.412 km/h