Date Race Circuit Qual. Race  
12-Apr Brazil Rio de Janeiro 11 Rtd Battery
03-May San Marino Imola 7 9  
17-May Belgium Spa 8 Rtd Clutch
31-May Monaco Monte Carlo 10 Rtd Electrics
21-Jun USA Detroit 9 9  
05-Jul France Paul Ricard 12 Rtd Crown wheel
12-Jul Britain Silverstone 11 Rtd Fuel metering unit
26-Jul Germany Hockenheim 11 Rtd Engine
09-Aug Hungary Hungaroring 10 5  
16-Aug Austria Österreichring 8 Rtd Engine
06-Sep Italy Monza 9 Rtd Engine
20-Sep Portugal Estoril 7 Rtd Engine
27-Sep Spain Jerez 9 13  
18-Oct Mexico Autódromo Rodríguez 8 3  
01-Nov Japan Suzuka 8 11 - Rtd Engine
15-Nov Australia Adelaide 7 9 - Rtd Engine


Brabham BT56 - BMW

Williams FW11B - Honda


Brabham - BMW (8th) 10pts

Williams - Honda (1st) 137pts

Riccardo Patrese (13th) 6pts

"The Brabham-BMW driver may frequently have been powered onto the front half of the grid by a method which goes beyond the scope of this assessment but that should not detract from some worthwhile performances in the races. Patrese used his vast experience to push himself into the top six but, inevitably, the mechanical failures, a legacy of a minimal budget, kept him out of the points on at least four occasions. Despite the occasional lapse, such as the spin at Detroit, 1987 was a better season than expected and he will undoubtedly prove of some value to the Williams team."

The Top 10 in full:

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

6. Thierry Boutsen 7. Michele Alboreto 8. Stefan Johansson 9. Riccardo Patrese 10. Jonathan Palmer

1986  1988 >