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David Tremayne on Mexico '86 – the day Berger and Benetton became F1 winners

Hall of Fame F1 Journalist

David Tremayne
Gerhard Berger of Austria drives the #20 Benetton Formula Benetton B186 BMW M12 turbo during the

This week marks the anniversary of Gerhard Berger and Benetton sealing their very first Grand Prix win, back in 1986 in Mexico City. Hall of Fame F1 Journalist David Tremayne looks back on that moment and explains why it holds such a special place in his memory...

October 12th, 1986. A date, like March 27th, 1983, that I have never forgotten.

On the latter I attended the US GP West at Long Beach and wrote my first pukka piece from a Grand Prix for Motoring News. But the former was the first time I’d actually covered the whole event for the newspaper. Next weekend in Texas I’ll attend my 590th Grand Prix, and it will be the 646th that I’ve reported on.


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