1987 Japan Grand Prix in Formula 1 at the Suzuka circuit. Full information

1987 Japan Grand Prix poster

1987 Japan Grand Prix poster

1987 Japan Grand Prix

1987 Japan Grand Prix is 451st Formula 1 race. Passed at the Suzuka circuit. Gerhard Berger won the pole position and this race. This was his 2nd victory. Ayrton Senna and Stefan Johansson also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 51 laps (299 km).

Previous race: 1987 Mexico Grand Prix
Next race: 1987 Australia Grand Prix

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1987 Japan Grand Prix

93rd victory for the Ferrari team
2nd victory for the Gerhard Berger
4th podium for the Gerhard Berger
25th podium for the Ayrton Senna
11th podium for the Stefan Johansson

Gerhard Berger - Winner of the 1987 Japan Grand Prix

Gerhard Berger - Winner of the 1987 Japan Grand Prix

1987 Japan Grand Prix

1987 Japan Grand Prix

Ferrari F187 - 1987 Japan Grand Prix winner

Ferrari F187 - 1987 Japan Grand Prix winner

1987 Japan Grand Prix results

Position Name Points Result Lap Team
1 Gerhard Berger 9.00  1h 32m 58.072s  ( 192.847 km/h ) 51 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
2 Ayrton Senna 6.00  1h 33m 15.456s  ( +17.384s ) 51 Camel Team Lotus Honda
3 Stefan Johansson 4.00  1h 33m 15.766s  ( +17.694s ) 51 Marlboro McLaren International
4 Michele Alboreto 3.00  1h 34m 18.513s  ( +1m 20.441s ) 51 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
5 Thierry Boutsen 2.00  1h 34m 23.648s  ( +1m 25.576s ) 51 Benetton Formula Ltd
6 Satoru Nakajima 1.00  1h 34m 34.551s  ( +1m 36.479s ) 51 Camel Team Lotus Honda
7 Alain Prost 0   50 Marlboro McLaren International
8 Jonathan Palmer 0   50 Data General Team Tyrrell
9 Eddie Cheever 0   50 USF&G Arrows Megatron
10 Derek Warwick 0   50 USF&G Arrows Megatron
11 Riccardo Patrese 0  Engine 49 Motor Racing Developments Ltd
12 Philippe Streiff 0   49 Data General Team Tyrrell
13 Piercarlo Ghinzani 0  Out of fuel 48 Ligier Loto
14 Yannick Dalmas 0   47 Larrousse & Calmels F1
15 Nelson Piquet 0  Engine 46 Canon Williams Honda Team
ab René Arnoux 0  Out of fuel 44 Ligier Loto
ab Alex Caffi 0  Out of fuel 43 Osella Squadra Corse
ab Roberto Moreno 0  Fuel injection 38 Team El Charro AGS
ab Alessandro Nannini 0  Engine 35 Minardi F1 Team
ab Martin Brundle 0  Overheating 32 West Zakspeed Racing
ab Andrea De Cesaris 0  Turbo 26 Motor Racing Developments Ltd
ab Teo Fabi 0  Engine 16 Benetton Formula Ltd
ab Christian Danner 0  Engine 13 West Zakspeed Racing
ab Ivan Capelli 0  Accident 13 Leyton House March Racing Team
ab Adrian Campos 0  Engine 2 Minardi F1 Team
np Nigel Mansell 0  Accident   Canon Williams Honda Team
ab Philippe Alliot 0  Collision 0 Larrousse & Calmels F1
f Aguri Suzuki 0  Entry cancelled   MiddlebRidge-Trussardi

Qualifying Results for the 1987 Japan Grand Prix on the Suzuka circuit

Position Name Result Team
1 Gerhard Berger 1'40''042 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
2 Alain Prost 1'40''652 Marlboro McLaren International
3 Thierry Boutsen 1'40''850 Benetton Formula Ltd
4 Michele Alboreto 1'40''984 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
5 Nelson Piquet 1'41''144 Canon Williams Honda Team
6 Teo Fabi 1'41''679 Benetton Formula Ltd
7 Nigel Mansell 1'42''616 Canon Williams Honda Team
8 Ayrton Senna 1'42''723 Camel Team Lotus Honda
9 Riccardo Patrese 1'43''304 Motor Racing Developments Ltd
10 Stefan Johansson 1'43''371 Marlboro McLaren International
11 Andrea De Cesaris 1'43''618 Motor Racing Developments Ltd
12 Satoru Nakajima 1'43''685 Camel Team Lotus Honda
13 Eddie Cheever 1'44''277 USF&G Arrows Megatron
14 Derek Warwick 1'44''626 USF&G Arrows Megatron
15 Alessandro Nannini 1'45''612 Minardi F1 Team
16 Martin Brundle 1'46''023 West Zakspeed Racing
17 Christian Danner 1'46''116 West Zakspeed Racing
18 René Arnoux 1'46''200 Ligier Loto
19 Philippe Alliot 1'47''395 Larrousse & Calmels F1
20 Jonathan Palmer 1'47''775 Data General Team Tyrrell
21 Ivan Capelli 1'48''212 Leyton House March Racing Team
22 Adrian Campos 1'48''337 Minardi F1 Team
23 Yannick Dalmas 1'48''887 Larrousse & Calmels F1
24 Alex Caffi 1'49''017 Osella Squadra Corse
25 Piercarlo Ghinzani 1'49''641 Ligier Loto
26 Philippe Streiff 1'49''741 Data General Team Tyrrell
27 Roberto Moreno 1'50''212 Team El Charro AGS
0 Aguri Suzuki 0 MiddlebRidge-Trussardi

List of all cars for the 1987 Japan Grand Prix on the Suzuka circuit

Osella FA1I

Alfa Romeo 890T V8 t 1.5

March 871

Ford Cosworth DFZ V8 3.5

Zakspeed 871

Zakspeed 1500/4 L4 t 1.5

Tyrrell DG016

Ford Cosworth DFZ V8 3.5

Lola LC87

Ford Cosworth DFZ V8 3.5

Minardi M187

Motori Moderni 615-90 V6 t 1.5

Arrows A10

Megatron M12/13 L4 t 1.5

Lotus 99T

Honda RA166E V6 t 1.5

Williams FW11B

Honda RA167E V6 t 1.5

Trussardi B186

Megatron M12/13 L4 t 1.5

Ligier JS29C

Megatron M12/13 L4 t 1.5

Benetton B187

Ford Cosworth GBA V6 t 1.5

AGS JH22

Ford Cosworth DFZ V8 3.5

Brabham BT56

BMW M12/13 L4 t 1.5

McLaren MP4/3

TAG Porsche P01 V6 t 1.5

Ferrari F187

Ferrari 033D V6 t 1.5