In 1990, Alain won the 100th Ferrari GP victory in the French Grand Prix. In the
season, he has five wins in Brazil, Mexico, France, Britain, and Spain. Alain
ranked second in drivers' championship due to the most controversial collision
with Ayrton Senna in the Japanese Grand Prix.
The state-of-the-art 641/2 was technically advanced with a semi-automatic gearbox.
Powered by a 3.5 litres V12 naturally aspirated engine, the 641/2 worked out in
the 16 races season with 6 wins, 3 poles, and 5 fastest laps. Ferrari 1-2 were
recorded in Mexican and Spanish GP.
Round 7 (French GP), hosted at the Paul Ricard new short track, Alain finished
first by 1h 33m 29.606s and claimed the 100th victory. The 150th victory of
Ferrari was achieved by Michael Schumacher in the Canadian GP of 2002 on Ferrari
F2002. The 200th victory was won by Kimi Raikkonen in the Chinese GP of 2007 on
Round 14 (Spanish GP), hosted at Jerez for the fifth and last time as Spanish GP,
Alain and teammate Nigel Mansell started the race behind title rival Ayrton Senna.
The order changed after the pit stops mid-way and the retirements of various
drivers including Ayrton. To maintain reigning the title, Alain was waved to
pass Nigel and came back in Ferrari 1-2.
The 641/2 backed Alain and Nigel to overall second and fifth position in drivers'
Ferrari ranked second in constructors' championship.