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1989 Spanish GP
1988 Japanese GP

1989 Japanese GP

1989 Australian GP
1990 Japanese GP
 XV  Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix

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

Details
DateSunday 22 October 1989
Start time14:00
Event Japanese GP
Circuit Suzuka
Event FormatRace of 53 laps
ChampionshipWorld Championship
Race number#15 of 16 in 1989
#483 (of all time)
Circuit
Laps53
Circuit Perimeter5859 m
Race Distance5859 × 53 = 310.527 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2 (staggered)
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherCloudy, Mild, Dry
Participants
Entries39
Qualifiers26
Finishers10
DebutantsPaolo Barilla (Driver)
MilestonesCar 19 – 1st Win (Car Number)
Honda – 50th Pole Position (Engine Manufacturer)
Judd – 200th Race Entry (Engine Manufacturer)
 Alessandro Nannini – 1st Win (Driver)
Records Broken 1. Most 20th Place Qualifications March (30),
2. Most 3rd Place Qualifications in a Season Ferrari (10),
3. Most 5th Place Qualifications in a Season Riccardo Patrese (6)
Records Extended 1. Most Retirements Lotus (508),
2. Most 4th Place Finishes NÚlson Piquet (15),
3. Most Fastest Laps Alain Prost (32),
4. Most Races Led Alain Prost (63),
5. Most Laps Led Alain Prost (2099),
6. Most Race Entries Lotus (1170),
7. Most Race Entries Riccardo Patrese (192),
8. Most Failures to Pre-Qualify Zakspeed (28),
9. Most Failures to Pre-Qualify Aguri Suzuki (15),
10. Most Poles Ayrton Senna (41),
11. Most 2nd Place Qualifications Alain Prost (41),
12. Most 3rd Place Qualifications Ferrari (120),
13. Most 4th Place Qualifications Ferrari (112),
14. Most 11th Place Qualifications Lotus (47),
15. Most 12th Place Qualifications Lotus (53),
16. Most Failures to Pre-Qualify in a Season Zakspeed (28),
17. Most Failures to Pre-Qualify in a Season Aguri Suzuki (15)

World Championship standings
1  Alain Prost 76 
2  Ayrton Senna 60 
3  Nigel Mansell 38 
4  Riccardo Patrese 36 
5  Thierry Boutsen 28 
6  Alessandro Nannini 26 up
7  Gerhard Berger 21 up
8  NÚlson Piquet 12 
9  Jean Alesi 8 
10  Derek Warwick 7 up
11  Eddie Cheever 6 up
  Michele Alboreto 6 up
  Stefan Johansson 6 up
14  Johnny Herbert 5 
15  Mauricio Gugelmin 4 
  Stefano Modena 4 
  Andrea de Cesaris 4 
18  Alex Caffi 4 
19  Pierluigi Martini 4 
20  Martin Brundle 4 up
21  Christian Danner 3 up
22  RenÚ Arnoux 2 up
23  Jonathan Palmer 2 up
24  Gabriele Tarquini 1 
  Luis Perez-Sala 1 
  Philippe Alliot 1 
  Olivier Grouillard 1 
1  McLaren / Honda 141 
2  Williams / Renault 64 up
3  Ferrari / Ferrari 59 up
4  Benetton / Ford 31 
5  Tyrrell / Ford 16 
6  Arrows / Ford 13 
7  Lotus / Judd 12 
8  Dallara / Ford 8 
9  Brabham / Judd 8 up
10  Onyx / Ford 6 up
11  Minardi / Ford 5 
12  March / Judd 4 
13  Rial / Ford 3 
14  Ligier / Ford 3 
15  AGS / Ford 1 
  Lola / Lamborghini 1 

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 19Car 1Car 2
EntrantBenetton Formula LtdHonda Marlboro McLarenHonda Marlboro McLaren
Driver Alessandro Nannini Ayrton Senna Alain Prost
Car Benetton B189 McLaren MP4/5 McLaren MP4/5
EngineFord HB 3.5 V8Honda 3.5 V10Honda 3.5 V10
Time1:35'06.2771'38.0411'43.506
Speed195.907 km/h215.139 km/h203.779 km/h