French Grand Prix

July 08, 1991

MAGNY COURS, FRANCE SXB — MAGNY COURS, France -- Nigel Mansell of Britain out-dueled Alain Prost of France over 72 laps for his first Formula One victory of the year.

Mansell's Williams-Renault finished five seconds ahead of Prost's Ferrari at the finish. They were separated by only a few seconds throughout the 192-mile race.

Ayrton Senna of Brazil was third in a McLaren-Honda. Senna, the defending world champion, won the first four races of the season and leads in the drivers standings with 48 points.

1. Nigel Mansell, Britain, Williams-Renault, 1 hour, 38 minutes, 0.056 seconds, 117.011 mph. 2. Alain Prost, France, Ferrari, 5.003 seconds behind. 3. Ayrton Senna, Brazil, McLaren-Honda, 34.934 behind. 4. Jean Alesi, France, Ferrari, 35.92. 5. Riccardo Patrese, Italy, Williams-Renault, 71 laps. 6. Andrea de Cesaris, Italy, Jordan-Ford, 71 lap. 7. Mauricio Gugelmin, Brazil, Leyton-Ilmor, 70 laps. 8. Nelson Piquet, Brazil, Benetton-Ford, 70 laps. 9. Pierluigi Martini, Italy, Minardi-Ferrari, 70 laps. 10. Johnny Herbert, Britain, Lotus-Judd, 70 laps.

11. Erik Comas, France, Ligier Lamborghini, 70 laps. 12. Thierry Boutsen, Belgium, Ligier-Lamborghini, 69 laps. 13. Roberto Moreno, Brazil, Benetton-Ford, 63 laps. 14. Stefano Modena, Italy, Tyrrell-Honda, 57 laps. 15. Olivier Grouillard, France, Fondmetal-Ford, 47 laps. 16. Eric Bernard, France, Lola-Ford, 43 BTC laps. 17. J.J. Lehto, Finland, BMS Dallara Judd, 39 laps. 18. Mark Blundell, Britain, Brabham-Yamaha, 36 laps. 19. Aguri Suzuki, Japan, Lola-Ford, 32 laps. 20. Michele Alboreto, Italy, Footwork-Ford, 31 laps.

21. Martin Brundle, Britain, Brabham-Yamaha, 21 laps. 22. Saturu Nakajima, Japan, Tyrrell-Honda, 12 laps. 23. Gianni Morbidelli, Italy, Minardi-Ferrari, 8 laps. 24. Ivan Capelli, Italy, Leyton-Imor, 8 laps. 25. Gerhard Berger, Austria, McLaren-Honda, 6 laps.

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