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1986 British Grand Prix


1986 British Grand Prix


1-DVD (177 Minutes)

This is the complete race as broadcast on LIVE TV.


From Brands Hatch in England! The two Williams cars were dominant with Nelson Piquet out qualifying his
teammate Nigel Mansell, Ayrton Senna (Lotus) was third ahead of Gerhard Berger (Benetton), then the
McLarens of Keke Rosberg and Alain Prost. The Williams Team also welcomed back team boss Frank
Williams to the F1 paddock for the first time since he was paralyzed in a road accident in March.

At the start, Nigel Mansell’s Williams failed as he went into Paddock Hill Bend, and the field began to
sweep past. However, a multiple car wreck occurred just behind him that brought out the red flag. Caught
up in the wreck was Jacques Laffite, who went head-on into the barrier.  Laffite was cut from his car and
airlifted to the hospital. He suffered two broken legs and would never race in F1 again.

It took nearly an hour and a half before the race was restarted and Mansell (in the spare car) followed
Piquet into the first corner with Berger getting ahead of the second Williams in the first lap. Alain Prost
pitted early for new tires while Berger went out on lap 23 with electrical trouble. Also on lap 23, Nelson
Piquet missed a gear and Nigel Mansell took the lead, much to the delight of the British fans. Soon
afterwards the third-placed Senna went into the pits to retire with a gearbox problem. The
Williams-Hondas battled for the rest of the afternoon but Mansell stayed ahead to win.

This is the full race, including the lengthy red flag to air lift Jacques Laffite to the hospital.
Quality is very good, commentary by Murray Walker and James Hunt, but there are long segments
here with no commentary, just the sound of screaming engines. Includes pre-race and post-race segments.

Because of its length (nearly 3 hours) this is on a special DVD disc.