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Results from the 1985 Formula One French Grand Prix held at Paul Ricard on July 7, 1985. This was the last time the entire Paul Ricard circuit was used for F1, in 1986 a shorter version was used after Elio De Angelis's fatal accident there during a testing session.

Classification

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 7 Template:Country flagicon Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 53 1:31:46.266 5 9
2 6 Template:Country flagicon Keke Rosberg Williams-Honda 53 + 6.660 1 6
3 2 Template:Country flagicon Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 53 + 9.285 4 4
4 28 Template:Country flagicon Stefan Johansson Ferrari 53 + 53.491 16 3
5 11 Template:Country flagicon Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 53 + 53.690 7 2
6 15 Template:Country flagicon Patrick Tambay Renault 53 + 1:15.167<ref name="Autocourse1985p242">Template:Citation/core{{#if:|}}</ref> 10 1
7 16 Template:Country flagicon Derek Warwick Renault 53 + 1:44.212 11  
8 8 Template:Country flagicon Marc Surer Brabham-BMW 52 + 1 Lap 14  
9 18 Template:Country flagicon Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 52 + 1 Lap 12  
10 23 Template:Country flagicon Eddie Cheever Alfa Romeo 52 + 1 Lap 18  
11 22 Template:Country flagicon Riccardo Patrese Alfa Romeo 52 + 1 Lap 17  
12 9 Template:Country flagicon Manfred Winkelhock RAM-Hart 50 + 3 Laps 20  
13 4 Template:Country flagicon Stefan Bellof Tyrrell-Ford 50 + 3 Laps 26  
14 19 Template:Country flagicon Teo Fabi Toleman-Hart 49 Fuel System 19  
15 24 Template:Country flagicon Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 49 + 4 Laps 24  
Ret 3 Template:Country flagicon Martin Brundle Tyrrell-Ford 32 Gearbox 21  
Ret 1 Template:Country flagicon Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG 30 Gearbox 6  
Ret 12 Template:Country flagicon Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault 26 Engine failure, accident<ref name="Lotusp245">Template:Citation/core{{#if:|}}</ref> 2  
Ret 17 Template:Country flagicon Gerhard Berger Arrows-BMW 20 Accident 9  
Ret 29 Template:Country flagicon Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Motori Moderni 19 Accident 25  
Ret 10 Template:Country flagicon Philippe Alliot RAM-Hart 8 Fuel System 23  
Ret 30 Template:Country flagicon Jonathan Palmer Zakspeed 6 Engine 22  
Ret 27 Template:Country flagicon Michele Alboreto Ferrari 5 Turbo 3  
Ret 25 Template:Country flagicon Andrea de Cesaris Ligier-Renault 4 Steering 13  
Ret 26 Template:Country flagicon Jacques Laffite Ligier-Renault 2 Turbo 15  
DNS 5 Template:Country flagicon Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda 0 Injury 8  

Notes

  • Pole position: Keke Rosberg - 1:32.462<ref name="Autocourse1985p242"/>
  • Fastest lap: Keke Rosberg - 1:39.914 on lap 46<ref name="Autocourse1985p243">Template:Citation/core{{#if:|}}</ref>
  • Ayrton Senna had a huge accident at the extremely fast Signes corner at the end of the Mistral straight when his Lotus slipped on some oil and went backwards into the catch fencing and the Armco guard-rails. He emerged unscathed albeit a few bruises.