Grand Prix Gold: Mexican GP 1986

Grand Prix Gold: Mexican GP 1986

Gerhard Berger delivered on the promise shown over several races with a popular maiden win assisted by Pirelli durability. Meanwhile the championship challengers ended the day separated by just seven points - with Mansell leading the charge

All the attention was centred on the fight for the 1986 world championship. Would Nigel Mansell finish ahead of Piquet and Prost to clinch the title? Would Piquet score another win, or even Prost, and take the championship down to the wire in Australia?

That's what everyone was asking on Sunday morning, but by 3pm on Sunday afternoon it was Gerhard Berger and his Pirelli-shod Benetton-BMW that had upset the predictions.

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