Gerhard Berger and Benetton conquered their maiden F1 win in Mexico City on this day in 1986.
The Austrian, at the wheel of the colorful – and massively powerful – Benetton-BMW B186, took the lead from Lotus’s Ayrton Senna at around the half-way point of the race and never looked back.
It was the first of Berger’s ten Grand Prix wins, achieved in just his second full season of F1. The 27-year-old would move on to Ferrari the following season.
Eleven years after his his Mexican triumph, Berger would come full circle, at Hockenheim, winning his last Grand Prix… with Benetton!