30 years ago: The drivers and teams of F1 1987

The world title was decided by Nigel Mansell's practice crash at Suzuka, and Nelson Piquet went on to claim his third F1 crown. Here were the runners and riders of F1 1987...

30 years ago: The drivers and teams of F1 1987

#1: Alain Prost, McLaren MP4/3, TAG-Porsche

#1: Alain Prost, McLaren MP4/3, TAG-Porsche
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#2: Stefan Johansson, McLaren MP4/3, TAG-Porsche

#2: Stefan Johansson, McLaren MP4/3, TAG-Porsche
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#3: Jonathan Palmer, Tyrrell DG016, Cosworth

#3: Jonathan Palmer, Tyrrell DG016, Cosworth
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#4: Philippe Streiff, Tyrrell DG016, Cosworth

#4: Philippe Streiff, Tyrrell DG016, Cosworth
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#5: Nigel Mansell, Williams FW11B, Honda

#5: Nigel Mansell, Williams FW11B, Honda
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#5: Riccardo Patrese, Williams FW11B, Honda

#5: Riccardo Patrese, Williams FW11B, Honda
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Replaced injured Mansell at Australian GP

#6: Nelson Piquet, Williams FW11B, Honda

#6: Nelson Piquet, Williams FW11B, Honda
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#7: Riccardo Patrese, Brabham BT56, BMW

#7: Riccardo Patrese, Brabham BT56, BMW
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#7: Stefano Modena, Brabham BT56, BMW

#7: Stefano Modena, Brabham BT56, BMW
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Replaced Patrese at Australian GP

#8: Andrea de Cesaris, Brabham BT56, BMW

#8: Andrea de Cesaris, Brabham BT56, BMW
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#9: Martin Brundle, Zakspeed 861

#9: Martin Brundle, Zakspeed 861
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#10: Christian Danner, Zakspeed 861

#10: Christian Danner, Zakspeed 861
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#11: Satoru Nakajima, Team Lotus 99T, Honda

#11: Satoru Nakajima, Team Lotus 99T, Honda
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#12: Ayrton Senna, Team Lotus 99T, Honda

#12: Ayrton Senna, Team Lotus 99T, Honda
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#14: Pascal Fabre, AGS JH22, Cosworth

#14: Pascal Fabre, AGS JH22, Cosworth
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#14: Roberto Moreno, AGS JH22, Cosworth

#14: Roberto Moreno, AGS JH22, Cosworth
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Replaced Fabre for final two races

#16: Ivan Capelli, March 871, Cosworth

#16: Ivan Capelli, March 871, Cosworth
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#17: Derek Warwick, Arrows A10, Megatron

#17: Derek Warwick, Arrows A10, Megatron
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#18: Eddie Cheever, Arrows A10, Megatron

#18: Eddie Cheever, Arrows A10, Megatron
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#19: Teo Fabi, Benetton B187, Ford

#19: Teo Fabi, Benetton B187, Ford
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#20: Thierry Boutsen, Benetton B187, Ford

#20: Thierry Boutsen, Benetton B187, Ford
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#21: Alex Caffi, Osella FA1I, Alfa Romeo

#21: Alex Caffi, Osella FA1I, Alfa Romeo
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#22: Gabriele Tarquini, Osella FA1G, Alfa Romeo

#22: Gabriele Tarquini, Osella FA1G, Alfa Romeo
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Raced at San Marino GP only

#22: Franco Forini, Osella FA1G, Alfa Romeo

#22: Franco Forini, Osella FA1G, Alfa Romeo
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Appeared in Italy, Portugal and Spain only

#23: Adrian Campos, Minardi M187, Motori Moderni

#23: Adrian Campos, Minardi M187, Motori Moderni
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#24: Alessandro Nannini, Minardi M187, Motori Moderni

#24: Alessandro Nannini, Minardi M187, Motori Moderni
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#25: Rene Arnoux, Ligier JS29C, Megatron

#25: Rene Arnoux, Ligier JS29C, Megatron
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#26: Piercarlo Ghinzani, Ligier JS29C, Megatron

#26: Piercarlo Ghinzani, Ligier JS29C, Megatron
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#27: Michele Alboreto, Ferrari F187

#27: Michele Alboreto, Ferrari F187
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#28: Gerhard Berger, Ferrari F187

#28: Gerhard Berger, Ferrari F187
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#29: Yannick Dalmas, Larrousse/Lola LC87, Cosworth

#29: Yannick Dalmas, Larrousse/Lola LC87, Cosworth
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Raced in final three Grands Prix

#30: Philippe Alliot, Larrousse/Lola LC87, Cosworth

#30: Philippe Alliot, Larrousse/Lola LC87, Cosworth
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#32: Nicola Larini, Coloni FC187, Cosworth

#32: Nicola Larini, Coloni FC187, Cosworth
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Appeared at Italy and Spain only
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