1990 Grand Prix of Japan
21 October - Suzuka: 310.527km (5.859km x 53 laps)



Pole Position: Ayrton Senna, McLaren-Honda MP4/5B, 1:36.996
Fastest lap: Riccardo Patrese, 1:44.233 (179.674 km/h on lap 40)

Results
 1. Nelson Piquet          Benetton-Ford B190           1:34:36.824 (196.923 km/h)
 2. Roberto Moreno         Benetton-Ford B190          -      7.223
 3. Aguri Suzuki           Lola-Lamborghini 90         -     22.469
 4. Riccardo Patrese       Williams-Renault FW13B      -     36.258
 5. Thierry Boutsen        Williams-Renault FW13B      -     46.884
 6. Satoru Nakajima        Tyrrell-Ford 019            -   1:12.350
 7. Nicola Larini          Ligier-Ford JS33B           -  1 lap
 8. Pierluigi Martini      Minardi-Ford M190           -  1 lap
 9. Alex Caffi             Arrows-Ford A11B            -  1 lap
10. Philippe Alliot        Ligier-Ford JS33B           -  1 lap
    

    

Retirements    
    Derek Warwick          Lotus-Lamborghini 102       - 15 laps (Gearbox)
    Johnny Herbert         Lotus-Lamborghini 102       - 22 laps (Engine)
    Michele Alboreto       Arrows-Ford A11B            - 25 laps (Engine)
    Nigel Mansell          Ferrari 641                 - 27 laps (Transmission)
    Eric Bernard           Lola-Lamborghini 90         - 29 laps (Oil leak/Fire)
    Emanuele Pirro         Dallara-Ford 190            - 29 laps (Alternator)
    Gianni Morbidelli      Minardi-Ford M190           - 35 laps (Spun)
    Ivan Capelli           Leyton House-Judd CG901     - 37 laps (Ignition)
    Andrea de Cesaris      Dallara-Ford 190            - 40 laps (Spun)
    Mauricio Gugelmin      Leyton House-Judd CG901     - 48 laps (Engine)
    David Brabham          Brabham-Judd BT59           - 51 laps (Clutch)
    Gerhard Berger         McLaren-Honda MP4/5B        - 52 laps (Spun)
    Ayrton Senna           McLaren-Honda MP4/5B        - 53 laps (Accident)
    Stefano Modena         Brabham-Judd BT59           - 53 laps (Accident)
    Alain Prost            Ferrari 641                 - 53 laps (Accident)
    
Did Not Start    
    Jean Alesi             Tyrrell-Ford 019             Driver unfit/Spain accident
    
Did Not Qualify    
    Olivier Grouillard     Osella-Ford FA1M-E
    Gabriele Tarquini      AGS-Ford JH25
    Yannick Dalmas         AGS-Ford JH25
    Bertrand Gachot        Coloni-Ford FC189C

Qualifying Times:

 1. Ayrton Senna           McLaren-Honda MP4/5B         1:36.996 (217.456 km/h)
 2. Alain Prost            Ferrari 641                 -   0.232
 3. Nigel Mansell          Ferrari 641                 -   0.723
 4. Gerhard Berger         McLaren-Honda MP4/5B        -   1.122
 5. Thierry Boutsen        Williams-Renault FW13B      -   2.328
 6. Nelson Piquet          Benetton-Ford B190          -   3.053
 7. Riccardo Patrese       Williams-Renault FW13B      -   3.359
 8. Roberto Moreno         Benetton-Ford B190          -   3.583
 9. Aguri Suzuki           Lola-Lamborghini 90         -   3.892
10. Pierluigi Martini      Minardi-Ford M190           -   3.903
11. Derek Warwick          Lotus-Lamborghini 102       -   4.028
12. Ivan Capelli           Leyton House-Judd CG901     -   4.037
13. Satoru Nakajima        Tyrrell-Ford 019            -   4.082
14. Johnny Herbert         Lotus-Lamborghini 102       -   4.592
15. Mauricio Gugelmin      Leyton House-Judd CG901     -   4.702
16. Eric Bernard           Lola-Lamborghini 90         -   4.713
17. Nicola Larini          Ligier-Ford JS33B           -   5.343
18. Emanuele Pirro         Dallara-Ford 190            -   5.365
19. Gianni Morbidelli      Minardi-Ford M190           -   5.368
20. Philippe Alliot        Ligier-Ford JS33B           -   5.597
21. Stefano Modena         Brabham-Judd BT59           -   5.621
22. David Brabham          Brabham-Judd BT59           -   6.160
23. Alex Caffi             Arrows-Ford A11B            -   6.274
24. Michele Alboreto       Arrows-Ford A11B            -   6.308
25. Andrea de Cesaris      Dallara-Ford 190            -   6.605
    
Did Not Qualify    
26. Olivier Grouillard     Osella-Ford FA1M-E          -   6.786
27. Gabriele Tarquini      AGS-Ford JH25               -   7.285
28. Yannick Dalmas         AGS-Ford JH25               -   7.414
29. Bertrand Gachot        Coloni-Ford FC189C          -   8.397