Belgian Grand Prix

August 26, 1991

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium -- Defending champion Ayrton Senna of Brazil overcame gear problems to win the race, increasing his lead to 22 points in the world standings over Britain's Nigel Mansell, who dropped out with technical problems.

Senna finished the race 1.901 seconds ahead of McLaren-Honda teammate Gerhard Berger of Austria. Nelson Piquet of Brazil lagged 32.176 seconds behind to take third place.

With five races to go, Senna heads the standings with 71 points. Mansell has 49.

1. Ayrton Senna, Brazil, McLaren-Honda, 44 laps, 134.806 mph. 2. Gerhard Berger, Austria, McLaren-Honda, 44. 3. Nelson Piquet, Brazil, Benetton-Ford, 44. 4. Roberto Moreno, Brazil, Benetton-Ford, 44. 5. Riccardo Patrese, Italy, Williams-Renault, 44. 6. Mark Blundell, Britain, Brabham-Yamaha, 44. 7. Johnny Herbert, Britain, Lotus-Judd, 44. 8. Emanuele Pirro, Italy, BMS Dallara-Judd, 43. 9. Martin Brundle, Britain, Brabham-Yamaha, 43. 10. Olivier Grouillard, France, Fondmetal-Ford, 43. 11. Thierry Boutsen, Belgium, Ligier-Lamborghini, 43. 12. Pierluigi Martini, Italy, Minardi-Ferrari, 42. 13. Andrea De Cesaris, Italy, Jordan-Ford, 41.

Did not finish

14. Stefano Modena, Italy, Tyrell-Honda, 33. 15. J.J. Lehto, Finland, BMS Dallara-Judd, 33. 16. Jean Alesi, France, Ferrari, 30. 17. Gianni Morbidelli, Italy, Minardi-Ferrari, 29. 18. Mika Hakkinen, Finland, Lotus-Judd, 25. 19. Eric Comas, France, Ligier-Lamborghini, 25. 20. Nigel Mansell, Britain, Williams-Renault, 22. 21. Eric Bernard, France, Lola-Ford, 21. 22. Ivan Capelli, Italy, Leyton House-Ilmor, 13. 23. Satoru Nakajima, Japan, Tyrell-Honda, 7. 24. Alain Prost, France, Ferrari, 2. 25. Mauricio Gugelmin, Brazil, Leyton House-Ilmor, 1.

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