Well, Prost did, but Senna didn't. He kept driving, with Mansell now lying a distant second and Piquet, still pressing, now in third ahead of Prost. Slowly the crowd began to realize that Senna was going all the way. His car seemed to get stronger and stronger; he turned the fastest lap of the day—1:40.464, or 89.584 mph—on Lap 39.
Mansell continued to fade—both Piquet and Prost popped past him—and that was the final order of finish: Senna, the winner; Piquet, a brave second; and Prost, a disappointing third.
Stewart's record would be broken another day.