Driving career - Alfonso de Vinuesa - S4- 1991

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Re: Driving career - Alfonso de Vinuesa - S3- 1990

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1990 end of the season

The final few races of the season saw a resurgence in form compared to the belgian and italian races. However, more disaster in the form of either accidents or mechanical failures struck.

In Portugal de Vinuesa had enough speed to run in the top 10, but an early spin and a later incident with Gugelmin (again) plus some problems meant a 14th place finish.


In Spain the qualifying was great at the home GP, but an overeagerness on first lap meant a spin. What followed was one of the greatest recovery drives of the season. More problems however and a tangle with Martin Donnelly, ensured the heartbreak for de Vinuesa.


Japan was no better when the engine seized after 20 laps. Mansell and Piquet had a tremendous accident which put Mansell out of the Australian Grand Prix and Nelson Piquet announced his inmediate retirement from F1 after having had also problems late in 1989. Moreno made his debut for Benetton as a one-off.


The Australian GP was the last chance of the season for De Vinuesa to shine. Qualifying a great 3rd place, De Vinuesa ran on or near the points for most of the race, and was running 6th when just two laps from the end an oil leak ended his race. Michael Andretti drove a one-off for Benetton with an incredible 2nd place!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Esty5b ... nel=D.I.G.

Final standings


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Re: Driving career - Alfonso de Vinuesa - S3- 1990

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๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Honda Marlboro McLaren
#1 - ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Ayrton Senna
#2 - ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Gerhard Berger

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Braun Tyrrell Honda
#3 - ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Satoru Nakajima
#4 - ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Jean Alesi

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Canon Williams
#5 - ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Alain Prost
#6 - ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Riccardo Patrese

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Brabham Yamaha
#7 - ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin Brundle
#8 - ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Mark Blundell

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Footwork Porsche
#9 - ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Michele Alboreto
#10 - ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Alex Caffi

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Team Lotus
#11 - ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Mika Hรคkkinen
#12 - ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin Donnelly

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Fondmetal*
#13 - ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Olivier Grouillard
#14 - ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Gabriele Tarquini

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Leyton House Racing*
#15 - ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Mauricio Gugelmin
#16 - ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Ivan Capelli

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท AGS*
#17 - ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Stefan Johansson
#18 - ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Fabrizio Barbazza

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Camel Benetton Ford
#19 - ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Roberto Moreno
#20 - ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Thierry Boutsen

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Scuderia Italia*
#21 - ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Emanuele Pirro
#22 - ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ JJ Lehto

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Minardi Team
#23 - ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Pierluigi Martini
#24 - ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Gianni Morbidelli

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท ร‰quipe Ligier Gitanes
#25 - ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Nicola Larini
#26 - ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Erik Comas

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Ferrari
#27 - ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Nigel Mansell
#28 - ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Andrea de Cesaris

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Larrousse F1
#29 - ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Eric Bernard
#30 - ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Aguri Suzuki

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Coloni*
#31 - ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Pedro Chaves
#32 - ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Julian Bailey

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Monteverdi*
#33 - ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Alain Menu
#34 - ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Andrea Chiesa

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Team 7Up Jordan*
#35 - ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Bertrand Gachot
#36 - ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Johnny Herbert

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Central Park Modena Racing*
#37 - ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Alfonso de Vinuesa
#38 - ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Stefano Modena

*team is required to run in Pre-Qualifying in rounds 1-8
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Re: Driving career - Alfonso de Vinuesa - S3- 1990

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A pretty decent start of the season for De Vinuesa, getting somewhat easily into main qualifying alongside the cars of Scuderia Italia and Jordan.
Qualifying went even better, with an impressive 3rd place!

In the race however it was obvious the Lambo is not at a top level, finishing 8th and with some brake problems in the middle. Still, an 8th place in between both Jordan cars is an impressive debut for the team.

Highlights and results:


An even more impressive qualifying with a first row result!

In the race, the faster cars passed quickly and kept the whole race fighting around points position although dropped due to a spin. However, with other cars having problems as well, I found myself in the final 15 laps holding the Benetton of Boutsen for 8th, then for 7th when Gachot retired and finally for 6th as De Cesaris needed a late pitstop! Had to hold both the Benetton and the Ferrari in the final few laps to score the first point ever for Lambo!

Highlights and results:
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