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1989 Portuguese Grand Prix


1989 Portuguese Grand Prix


1-DVD (104 Minutes)

This is the complete race as broadcast on LIVE TV.


Ayrton Senna was again on pole, while his teammate Alain Prost was fourth on the grid.
The Ferraris of Gerhard Berger and Nigel Mansell were second and third respectively. There
was some controversy leading up to this race as Alain Prost had recently made a comment
that he felt McLaren were not treating their drivers (Senna and Prost) equally.

At the start, Gerhard Berger dove into turn one in front of Ayrton Senna and took the lead. Senna
remained in second place until the eighth lap when Nigel Mansell passed him. The order remained
unchanged until lap 24, when Mansell passed his teammate Gerhard Berger for the lead. When the
mid-race pit stops began, Nigel Mansell screamed into the pits, and overshot his pit stall. He then put
his car in reverse and went back to where he should be, but members of his crew had touched his car
attempting to push him back, which was an offense for which Mansell was disqualified. Nigel was later
shown the black flag, meaning he was no longer being scored, and he must retire from the race. But the
feisty Brit ignored the black flag and continued on, which naturally drew the ire of McLaren principal
Ron Dennis. If he was mad at the time, he was furious when on lap 49, Mansell had caught Senna
(McLaren) for second place, and they collided, ending both their races. Gerhard Berger drove a brilliant
race and took the victory, with Alain Prost finishing second, and Stefan Johansson third.

An exciting and controversial race, this is the full TV broadcast. There is some German commentary in
spots, but the vast majority of the race is broadcast by Murray Walker and James Hunt.

Note : We also have this entire race as seen from the in-car camera of winning driver Gerhard Berger.