Date Race Circuit Qual. Race  
23-Mar Brazil Rio de Janeiro 10 Rtd Water pipe
13-Apr Spain Jerez 14 Rtd Gearbox
27-Apr San Marino Imola 16 6 - Rtd Out of fuel
11-May Monaco Monte Carlo 6 Rtd Fuel pump
25-May Belgium Spa 15 8  
15-Jun Canada Montréal 9 Rtd Turbo
22-Jun USA Detroit 8 6  
06-Jul France Paul Ricard 16 7  
13-Jul Britain Brands Hatch 15 Rtd Engine
27-Jul Germany Hockenheim 7 Rtd Engine
10-Aug Hungary Hungaroring 14 Rtd Accident
17-Aug Austria Österreichring 4 Rtd  
07-Sep Italy Monza 10 Rtd Accident
21-Sep Portugal Estoril 9 Rtd Engine
12-Oct Mexico Autódromo Rodríguez 5 13 - Rtd Accident
26-Oct Australia Adelaide 19 Rtd Electrics


Brabham BT55 - BMW

Brabham BT54 - BMW


Brabham-BMW (9th) 2pts

Riccardo Patrese (17th) 2pts

"A new man this season due, possibly, to the absence of Piquet’s dominant presence at Brabham. Showing more resolve than during the past three seasons put together, Patrese capitalised on superb natural skill which has been wasted during a long and largely unproductive career in Formula 1. He helped carry the team through the post-de Angelis gloom and a finish in the points in Mexico would have been well deserved and equally well received. Unfortunately, he reverted to type and spun it away, strengthening the belief that he may never be a truly complete driver. None the less, both Patrese and Derek Warwick deserve credit for persevering with a problematical car during such a dismal season for the Brabham team."

The Top 10 in full:

1. Alain Prost 2. Nigel Mansell 3. Ayrton Senna 4. Nelson Piquet 5. Gerhard Berger

6. Stefan Johansson 7. Michele Alboreto 8. Rene Arnoux 9. Keke Rosberg 10. Riccardo Patrese

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