Current venue: Melbourne
The Australian GP became an official world championship race in 1985,
although the first race was held in 1928.
It was in Aderlaide in 1986 that Nigel Mansell (driving a Williams-Honda)
needed to come third or better to clinch his first World Championship title.
Tyres had proved to be a problem with other cars so Williams decided to bring
Mansell and team mate Nelson Piquet in for a check. Mansell never made it to
the pits, his left rear tyre exploded forcing Him to wrestle the Williams into a
run-off area. Alain Prost in his McLaren-TAG took the flag and with it the
1986 Driver's Championship.
Ten World Championship races were held at Aderlaide before the venue changed
in 1996 to Melbourne.
Previous Winners Last 10 years
Most successful Driver 2 Wins
Most successful Constructor 7 Wins