Mansell's team mate Nelson Piquet finished the season ranked third.
1986 Formula 1 sezonu, 37. FIAFormula 1 Dünya şampiyonasıdır. 23 Mart-26 Ekim 1986 tarihleri arasındaki sezonda 16 yarış gerçekleşmiştir.
The season culminated in a points battle between the Williams duo of Nelson Piquet and Nigel Mansell versus McLaren's Alain Prost at the final race, the 1986 Australian Grand Prix. Mansell's tyre blew in spectacular fashion and Piquet, in the lead at the time of the incident, was brought in for an unscheduled pit stop soon afterward by Williams to prevent the same happening to his tyres. This enabled Prost to take the lead and the race victory (his 4th of the season) and to secure his second consecutive drivers championship.
For the first (and to date only) year, turbocharged engines were compulsory due to a ban on naturally aspirated (atmospheric) engines. The law banning atmospheric engines was rescinded in 1987, in preparation for a ban on all forced induction engines for 1989. As a result most races became economy runs, with many drivers running out of fuel at the end of a number of races.
Sonrakileri boş verin . 1986 turbo Formula 1 araçları... roket gibiydiler. Bence, o araçları kontrol etmek için, çılgın olmalıydınız. - Gerhard Berger