1989 Grand Prix of Japan
22 October - Suzuka: 310.527km (5.859km x 53 laps)



Pole Position: Ayrton Senna, McLaren-Honda MP4/5, 1:38.041
Fastest lap: Alain Prost, 1:43.506 (203.779 km/h on lap 43)

Results
    Ayrton Senna              McLaren-Honda MP4/5         1:35:03.980 (Disqualified/Push start after accident)
 1. Alessandro Nannini        Benetton-Ford B189          1:35:06.277 (195.907 km/h)
 2. Riccardo Patrese          Williams-Renault FW13      -     11.904
 3. Thierry Boutsen           Williams-Renault FW13      -     13.446
 4. Nelson Piquet             Lotus-Judd 101             -   1:44.225
 5. Martin Brundle            Brabham-Judd BT58          -  1 lap
 6. Derek Warwick             Arrows-Ford A11            -  1 lap
 7. Mauricio Gugelmin         March-Judd CG891           -  1 lap
 8. Eddie Cheever             Arrows-Ford A11            -  1 lap
 9. Alex Caffi                Dallara-Ford 189           -  1 lap
10. Andrea de Cesaris         Dallara-Ford 189           -  2 laps
    

    

Retirements    
    Alain Prost               McLaren-Honda MP4/5        -  7 laps (Accident)
    Stefano Modena            Brabham-Judd BT58          -  7 laps (Engine)
    Nigel Mansell             Ferrari 640                - 10 laps (Engine)
    Satoru Nakajima           Lotus-Judd 101             - 12 laps (Engine)
    Jean Alesi                Tyrrell-Ford 018           - 16 laps (Gearbox)
    Philippe Alliot           Lola-Lamborghini LC89      - 17 laps (Engine)
    Gerhard Berger            Ferrari 640                - 19 laps (Gearbox)
    Emanuele Pirro            Benetton-Ford B189         - 20 laps (Accident)
    Olivier Grouillard        Ligier-Ford JS33           - 22 laps (Engine)
    Ivan Capelli              March-Judd CG891           - 26 laps (Suspension)
    Nicola Larini             Osella-Ford FA1M           - 32 laps (Brakes)
    Jonathan Palmer           Tyrrell-Ford 018           - 33 laps (Fuel leak)
    Bernd Schneider           Zakspeed-Yamaha 891        - 52 laps (Gearbox)
    Luis Perez-Sala           Minardi-Ford M189          - 53 laps (Accident)
    Paolo Barilla             Minardi-Ford M189          - 53 laps (Clutch)
    
Did Not Qualify    
    René Arnoux               Ligier-Ford JS33
    Michele Alboreto          Lola-Lamborghini LC89
    Pierre-Henri Raphanel     Rial-Ford ARC2
    Bertrand Gachot           Rial-Ford ARC2
    
Did Not Pre-qualify    
    Piercarlo Ghinzani        Osella-Ford FA1M
    Roberto Moreno            Coloni-Ford FC189
    Stefan Johansson          Onyx-Ford ORE-1
    Aguri Suzuki              Zakspeed-Yamaha 891
    Oscar Larrauri            EuroBrun-Judd ER189
    J.J. Lehto                Onyx-Ford ORE-1
    Gabriele Tarquini         AGS-Ford JH24
    Yannick Dalmas            AGS-Ford JH24
    Enrico Bertaggia          Coloni-Ford FC189

Qualifying Times:

 1. Ayrton Senna              McLaren-Honda MP4/5         1:38.041 (215.139 km/h)
 2. Alain Prost               McLaren-Honda MP4/5        -   1.730
 3. Gerhard Berger            Ferrari 640                -   2.146
 4. Nigel Mansell             Ferrari 640                -   2.365
 5. Riccardo Patrese          Williams-Renault FW13      -   2.895
 6. Alessandro Nannini        Benetton-Ford B189         -   3.062
 7. Thierry Boutsen           Williams-Renault FW13      -   3.283
 8. Philippe Alliot           Lola-Lamborghini LC89      -   3.295
 9. Stefano Modena            Brabham-Judd BT58          -   3.417
10. Nicola Larini             Osella-Ford FA1M           -   3.478
11. Nelson Piquet             Lotus-Judd 101             -   3.761
12. Satoru Nakajima           Lotus-Judd 101             -   3.947
13. Martin Brundle            Brabham-Judd BT58          -   4.141
14. Luis Perez-Sala           Minardi-Ford M189          -   4.242
15. Alex Caffi                Dallara-Ford 189           -   4.447
16. Andrea de Cesaris         Dallara-Ford 189           -   4.540
17. Ivan Capelli              March-Judd CG891           -   4.631
18. Jean Alesi                Tyrrell-Ford 018           -   4.668
19. Paolo Barilla             Minardi-Ford M189          -   4.739
20. Mauricio Gugelmin         March-Judd CG891           -   4.839
21. Bernd Schneider           Zakspeed-Yamaha 891        -   4.851
22. Emanuele Pirro            Benetton-Ford B189         -   5.022
23. Olivier Grouillard        Ligier-Ford JS33           -   5.338
24. Eddie Cheever             Arrows-Ford A11            -   5.470
25. Derek Warwick             Arrows-Ford A11            -   5.558
26. Jonathan Palmer           Tyrrell-Ford 018           -   5.716
    
Did Not Qualify    
27. René Arnoux               Ligier-Ford JS33           -   5.989
28. Michele Alboreto          Lola-Lamborghini LC89      -   6.022
29. Pierre-Henri Raphanel     Rial-Ford ARC2             -   9.119
30. Bertrand Gachot           Rial-Ford ARC2             -   9.254

Did Not Pre-qualify
31. Piercarlo Ghinzani        Osella-Ford FA1M           -   6.272
32. Roberto Moreno            Coloni-Ford FC189          -   6.457
33. Stefan Johansson          Onyx-Ford ORE-1            -   6.541
34. Aguri Suzuki              Zakspeed-Yamaha 891        -   6.739
35. Oscar Larrauri            EuroBrun-Judd ER189        -   7.405
36. J.J. Lehto                Onyx-Ford ORE-1            -   7.746
37. Gabriele Tarquini         AGS-Ford JH24              -   8.664
38. Yannick Dalmas            AGS-Ford JH24              -  10.265
39. Enrico Bertaggia          Coloni-Ford FC189           No time