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1990 French Grand Prix

Grand PrixFrench
DateJuly 8
Race No7
Season No16
LocationPaul Ricard
CoursePermanent racing facility
Course Mi2.369
Course Km3.813
Distance Laps80
Distance Mi189.543
Distance Km305.04
WeatherHot, dry, sunny
Pole DriverNigel Mansell
Pole CountryUK
Pole TeamFerrari
Pole Time1:04.402
Fast DriverNigel Mansell
Fast CountryUK
Fast TeamFerrari
Fast Time1:08.012
Fast Lap64
First DriverAlain Prost
First CountryFrance
First TeamFerrari
Second DriverIvan Capelli
Second CountryItaly
Second TeamLeyton House-Judd
Third DriverAyrton Senna
Third CountryBrazil
Third TeamMcLaren-Honda

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The 1990 French Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Paul Ricard on July 8, 1990. It was the seventh race of the 1990 Formula One season. It was the 68th French Grand Prix and the 14th and last to be held at Paul Ricard. It was held over 80 laps of the four kilometre circuit for a race distance of 305 kilometres.

The race almost saw one of the most remarkable upsets in Formula One history with the Leyton House Racing team of Italian driver Ivan Capelli and Brazilian driver Mauricio Gugelmin running first and second for an extended period of the race in their Leyton House CG901s. French driver Alain Prost claimed the lead late in the race to take the win in his Ferrari 641 by eight seconds over Capelli. Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna finished third in his McLaren MP4/5B.

The win, Prost's third for the season, closed the gap to championship points leader Senna to just three points.

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