1986 Formula One season

1986 FIA Formula One World Championship season
Alain Prost in 2008.
Champion driverAlain Prost
Second driverNigel Mansell
Third driverNelson Piquet
Champion constructorWilliams-Honda
Previous season: 1985   Next season: 1987

The 1986 Formula One season was the 37th of the championship. The champion was Alain Prost in a close battle. It started on March 23, and ended on October 26 with sixteen races.

This was the first year that turbocharged were required. Formula One had baned naturally aspirated (atmospheric) engines. Until the planed engine change in 2014,[1] this was the only year turbos were required. The ban on atmospheric engines was lifted in 1987. In 1989, all forced induction engines (turbochargers or supercharge) were banned.[2]

Drivers and constructors

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyres No Driver Rounds Test driver(s)
United Kingdom Marlboro McLaren International McLaren McLaren MP4/2C TAG TTE PO1 1.5 L V6t 1 France Alain Prost All n/a
2 Finland Keke Rosberg All
United Kingdom Data General Team Tyrrell Tyrrell Tyrrell 014

Tyrrell 015
Renault EF4B 1.5 L V6t 3 United Kingdom Martin Brundle All n/a
4 France Philippe Streiff All
United Kingdom Canon Williams Honda Team Williams Williams FW11 Honda RA166E 1.5 L V6t 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell All n/a
6 Brazil Nelson Piquet All
United Kingdom Motor Racing Developments Brabham Brabham BT55 BMW M12/13/1 1.5 L L4t P 7 Italy Riccardo Patrese All Mexico Josele Garza
8 Italy Elio de Angelis 1-4
United Kingdom Derek Warwick 6-16
United Kingdom John Player Special Team Lotus Lotus Lotus 98T Renault EF15B 1.5 L V6t 11 United Kingdom Johnny Dumfries All United Kingdom Derek Warwick
12 Brazil Ayrton Senna All
Germany West Zakspeed Racing Zakspeed Zakspeed 861 Zakspeed 1500/4 1.5 L L4t 14 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer All Spain Luis Perez-Sala
29 Netherlands Huub Rothengatter 3-16
United States Team Haas (USA) Ltd Lola Lola THL1

Lola THL2
Hart 415T 1.5 L L4t

Ford Cosworth GBA 1.5 L V6t
15 Australia Alan Jones All n/a
16 France Patrick Tambay 1-6, 8-16
United States Eddie Cheever 7
United Kingdom Barclay Arrows BMW Arrows Arrows A8

Arrows A9
BMW M12/13 1.5 L L4t 17 Switzerland Marc Surer 1-5 Finland Jari Nurminen
Germany Christian Danner 7-16
18 Belgium Thierry Boutsen All
United Kingdom Benetton Formula Ltd Benetton Benetton B186 BMW M12/13 1.5 L L4t P 19 Italy Teo Fabi All United Kingdom Andy Wallace
Italy Giovanna Amati
Italy Paolo Barilla
20 Austria Gerhard Berger All
Italy Osella Squadra Corse Osella Osella FA1G

Osella FA1F

Osella FA1H
Alfa Romeo 890T 1.5 L V8t P 21 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani All n/a
22 Germany Christian Danner 1-6
Canada Allen Berg 7-12, 14-16
Italy Alex Caffi 13
Italy Minardi Team SpA Minardi Minardi M185B

Minardi M186
Motori Moderni Tipo 615-90 1.5 L V6t P 23 Italy Andrea de Cesaris All n/a
24 Italy Alessandro Nannini All
France Equipe Ligier Ligier Ligier JS27 Renault EF4B 1.5 L V6t P 25 France René Arnoux All n/a
26 France Jacques Laffite 1-9
France Philippe Alliot 10-16
Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari Ferrari F1/86 Ferrari 032 1.5 L V6t 27 Italy Michele Alboreto All n/a
28 Sweden Stefan Johansson All
France Team El Charro AGS AGS AGS JH21C Motori Moderni Tipo 615-90 1.5 L V6t 31 Italy Ivan Capelli 13-14 n/a
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