The top three finishers appeared in Prince Albert II of Monaco’s Royal box to collect their trophies and in the subsequent press conference with Tony Jardine asking the questions. Senna admitted he knew the Williams car was “several seconds faster” than him in the last few laps and his tyres were like “driving on ice” due to having completed the whole race on the same set.

Nigel Mansell expressed his “disappointment” at not winning the race, but still described the result as the most important second place in his life and complimented Senna for his fair defensive driving.