The 1987 Brazilian Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on April 12, 1987 at the Jacarepaguá Circuit in Rio de Janeiro. It was the first race of the 1987 Formula One season.


It was the sixteenth Brazilian Grand Prix and the eighth to be held at the Rio circuit. It was held over 61 laps of the flat 5.031 km (3.126 mi) circuit for a race distance of 306.891 km (190.70 mi).

The race was won by the reigning world champion, Frenchman Alain Prost driving a McLaren MP4/3. It was Prost’s fourth victory in the Brazilian Grand Prix, expanding his own record. Prost won the race by 40 seconds over local hero Nelson Piquet driving a Williams FW11B. Third was Prost’s new Swedish team mate Stefan Johansson.