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This is the complete race as broadcast on LIVE TV.
There was no 1987 Canadian Grand Prix due to a sponsorship dispute, so Canadian F1 fans had to
wait a whole year before the stars of F1 would return. New pits had been installed at Circuit
Gilles Villeneuve, and some of the turns were reconfigured. Even with the changes, Derek
Warwick had a severe crash during qualifying, but luckily was unhurt. Pole position again was
captured by the Ayrton Senna in his McLaren, followed by his teammate Alain Prost. Third on the
grid was Gerhard Berger in his Ferrari, fourth was teammate Michele Alboreto.
At the start, Alain Prost shot out in front of Ayrton Senna, followed by Gerhard Berger, Michele
Alboreto, and the Benettons of Thierry Boutsen and Alessandro Nannini. On lap 19, Senna passed
Prost for the lead while Thierry Boutsen managed to pass both Ferraris to take third place.
Ferrari were having their problems, as both Berger and Alboreto retired with mechanical
trouble, along with the Benetton of Alessandro Nannini. Nelson Piquet (Lotus) inherited fourth
place followed by Ivan Capelli (March). Nigel Mansell (Williams) had an engine failure on lap 28,
and made his way towards the broadcast booth. Towards the end of the race, there was great
suspense as everyone wondered whether Senna had enough fuel to finish. Just after he took the
checkered flag, he shut the car off to assure it would meet the minimum weight requirements.
This is an original ESPN broadcast, with commentary by Chris Economaki and
Nigel Roebuck, with pit lane coverage by John Bisignano.