Grand Prix Gold: Italian GP 1986

Grand Prix Gold: Italian GP 1986

Nelson Piquet beat Nigel Mansell in a brilliant victory for the dominant Williams team at Monza. Their championship rival Alain Prost was denied a result after brilliant comeback drive when he was disqualified controversially

As Piquet and Mansell cruised round their slowing down lap on Sunday, Nigel drew alongside, pointed at Nelson, clapped his hands, saluted a great performance. He had led for most of the Italian Grand Prix, but Piquet's late race charge had been irresistible. They now stand at four victories apiece, and the Adelaide organisers must be rubbing their hands.

There was nothing for Prost or Senna on Sunday, although the world champion turned in one of the greatest performances of his life. And there was nothing more than a couple of points for Benetton, who had Fabi on the pole for the second race running. Monza was pure Williams. With a dash of Ferrari.

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