1985 South African Grand Prix

The 1985 South African Grand Prix was Round 15 of the 1985 FIA Formula 1 World Championship. The event was held at Kyalami in South Africa on Sunday, 19 October 1985. Nigel Mansell started on pole position in the Williams Honda and was the race winner.

Southern Sun Hotels Grand Prix 1985 Race Result
Pos.No.DriverNationalityTeamTyreLapsTime/RetiredRace TimeGapIntervalBest LapLapStartedPoints
15Nigel MansellGreat BritainWilliams HondaGoodyear751:28:22.8661:28:22.866--1:08.5187419
26Keke RosbergFinlandWilliams HondaGoodyear75+7.5721:28:30.438+7.572+7.5721:08.1497436
32Alain ProstFranceMcLaren TAGGoodyear74+1 lap1 lap1 lap1:08.7135694
428Stefan JohanssonSwedenFerrariGoodyear74+1 lap1 lap1:10.41341163
517Gerhard BergerAustriaArrows BMWGoodyear74+1 lap1 lap1:10.25833112
618Thierry BoutsenBelgiumArrows BMWGoodyear74+1 lap1 lap1:09.23063101
73Martin BrundleGreat BritainTyrrell RenaultGoodyear73+2 laps2 laps1 lap1:10.3394517
DNF11Elio de AngelisItalyLotus RenaultGoodyear52Engine23 laps21 laps1:09.960346
DNF29Pierluigi MartiniItalyMinardi Motori ModerniPirelli45Radiator30 laps7 laps1:14.428520
DNF1Niki LaudaAustriaMcLaren TAGGoodyear37Turbo38 laps8 laps1:09.500358
DNF4Philippe StreiffFranceTyrrell RenaultGoodyear16Accident59 laps21 laps1:11.404519
DNF12Ayrton SennaBrazilLotus RenaultGoodyear8Engine67 laps8 laps1:10.07774
DNF27Michele AlboretoItalyFerrariGoodyear8Turbo67 laps1:10.850515
DNF7Nelson PiquetBrazilBrabham BMWPirelli6Engine69 laps2 laps1:10.47632
DNF20Piercarlo GhinzaniItalyToleman HartPirelli4Engine71 laps2 laps1:29.450313
DNF19Teo FabiItalyToleman HartPirelli3Engine72 laps1 lap1:12.03537
DNF8Marc SurerSwitzerlandBrabham BMWPirelli3Engine72 laps1:12.10025
DNF24Huub RothengatterNetherlandsOsella Alfa RomeoGoodyear1Electrical74 laps2 laps1:29.792121
DNF22Riccardo PatreseItalyAlfa RomeoGoodyearAccident75 laps1 lap12
DNF23Eddie CheeverUnited StatesAlfa RomeoGoodyearAccident75 laps14
DNS33Alan JonesAustraliaLola HartGoodyearDriver Unwell75 laps18