Grand Prix Gold: German GP 1986

Grand Prix Gold: German GP 1986

Nelson Piquet had the luxury of being able to stop twice and still take an assured victory as F1 returned to Hockenheim. Those behind were less fortunate, with Rosberg and Prost left seething as fuel issues caused last-lap heartache...

This was copybook stuff from Nelson Piquet and Williams-Honda. Unlike Nigel Mansell, the Brazilian had a trouble-free afternoon and inconclusively the fastest car in the race. And he made the most of it, even able to indulge in the luxury of two tyre stops while toying with the McLarens, for whom Keke Rosberg was the star.

Rosberg took the pole and led the early laps. He also led each time Piquet went in for fresh Goodyears, but each time the Williams was able to reel in the McLaren with ease. It was just so, with five laps to go, when the lead changed for the last time. And in the end there were only two points for Rosberg, one for Alain Prost. Each ran out of fuel on the last lap.

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