1987 Hungarian Grand Prix

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The 1987 Hungarian Grand Prix was a Formula One race held at the Hungaroring on August 9, 1987. It was the ninth round of the 1987 Formula One season. It was the third Hungarian Grand Prix and the second since its 1986 revival at the Hungaroring. The race was held over 76 laps of the four kilometre circuit for a race distance of 305 kilometres. The race was won by eventual 1987 world champion, Brazilian driver Nelson Piquet driving a Williams FW11B. It was Piquet's second victory in a row after winning at the German Grand Prix. Again like the German Grand Prix it was a race Piquet had won the year before. And again like the German, it was a victory inherited, this time after a wheel hub failure in Nigel Mansell's Williams FW11B. Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna finished in second position in his Lotus 99T ahead of reigning world champion Alain Prost in his McLaren MP4/3. Belgian driver Thierry Boutsen (Benetton B187) chased the leaders hard all race to be rewarded with fourth place ahead of the Brabham BT56 of Italian Riccardo Patrese. The final championship point was claimed by Briton Derek Warwick in his Arrows A10. Warwick was sick with influenza and conjunctivitis, claiming the

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