1986 Australian Grand Prix
|16th of 16 races in the 1986 Formula 1 World Championship|
|Surname:||LI Foster's Australian Grand Prix|
|Date:||October 26, 1986|
|Course:||Adelaide Street Circuit|
|Length:||309.96 km in 82 laps of 3.78 km
|Time:||1: 18.403 min|
|Time:||1: 20.787 min (lap 82)|
|First:||Alain Prost||McLaren DAY|
In addition to the two Williams drivers Nigel Mansell , who had been the leader in the world championship to date, and Nelson Piquet , McLaren driver Alain Prost also had a chance of winning the world championship. The decision was made by Mansell's puncture, which resulted in Prost winning races and world championships.
After the Mexican Grand Prix , Nigel Mansell led the drivers' standings by six points over Alain Prost and seven points over Nelson Piquet . Third place would have been enough for Mansell to win the title, while Prost and Piquet had to win. Williams-Honda led in the constructors' championship with 48 points ahead of McLaren-TAG and with 78 points on Lotus-Renault . Williams-Honda was already established as constructors' world champion and positions two and three were final.
The Australian Grand Prix was the last race for Keke Rosberg ( 1982 world champion ) and Alan Jones ( 1980 world champion ) on his comeback. Allen Berg , Johnny Dumfries , Huub Rothengatter and Patrick Tambay also contested their last Formula 1 race in Adelaide.
With Rosberg (once), the only former winner in the Formula 1 World Championship competed at this Grand Prix. With Prost and Jones (one each), two other former winners competed in this Grand Prix, which was not part of the Formula 1 World Championship until 1984.
In Friday's free practice session, Mansell set the fastest lap time ahead of his team-mate Piquet. Ligier-Renault driver René Arnoux was in third place . In Saturday's free practice session, Prost took the lead. Second and third place went to Gerhard Berger and Arnoux.
In the first qualifying on Friday, when it rained at times, Mansell set the fastest lap ahead of Prost and Piquet. In the second qualifying session on Saturday, the Brit was able to improve his lap time and was again the fastest driver. Piquet was second ahead of Ayrton Senna .
Mansell secured the pole position 0.311 seconds ahead of his team rival Piquet. Senna finished third, ahead of Prost, who was more than a second behind the fastest lap.
In the warm-up on Sunday morning, Senna was the fastest driver ahead of Prost and Mansell.
Mansell got off to a bad start and lost the lead to Senna before the Wakefield corner, shortly afterwards he was overtaken by Piquet and Rosberg. Piquet took the lead on the first lap, while Senna lost place by place and played no role in the outcome of the race until his retirement on lap 43. On lap seven, Rosberg overtook Piquet, who thus led the field in his last Grand Prix. Piquet spun on lap 23 and lost a few positions, but his car was undamaged. Prost had to pit a little later because of a flat tire. The Goodyear technicians examined its tires and wrongly believed that their drivers would not need a scheduled pit stop to change tires.
The decision of the Grand Prix and the World Championship was made in the last racing quarter. Rosberg was clearly ahead of Piquet, Mansell and Prost, who moved up to second place again. On lap 63, Rosberg had to retire on the Brabham Straight due to a tire damage - at the same point where Rosberg's predecessor at McLaren, Niki Lauda , also retired in the last Formula 1 race of his career and was in the lead due to a brake defect the year before . Only one lap later, Mansell, who had been passed by Prost shortly before but was still safely in third place, suffered a tire damage at top speed while lapping Philippe Alliot's Ligier. Thanks to his vehicle control, he was able to steer his Williams into the run-off zone. Mansell's team-mate Piquet was then immediately called into the pits to change tires, which gave Prost the lead and finally won the race and the 1986 World Championship with a 4.2 second lead over Piquet. Mansell was runner-up in front of Piquet.
Third in the Australian Grand Prix went to Ferrari driver Stefan Johansson , who benefited from fuel problems with Tyrrell drivers Martin Brundle and Philippe Streiff , who were classified fourth and fifth. Dumfries scored the last point in sixth.
|Item||driver||constructor||Qualification training 1||Qualification training 2||begin|
|time||Ø speed||time||Ø speed|
|1||Nigel Mansell||Williams-Honda||1: 19.255||171.699 km / h||1: 18.403||173.565 km / h||1|
|2||Nelson Piquet||Williams-Honda||1: 20.088||169.913 km / h||1: 18.714||172.879 km / h||2|
|3||Ayrton Senna||Lotus Renault||1: 21.302||167.376 km / h||1: 18.906||172.458 km / h||3|
|4th||Alain Prost||McLaren TAG Porsche||1: 19.785||170.558 km / h||1: 19.654||170.839 km / h||4th|
|5||René Arnoux||Ligier-Renault||1: 20.491||169.062 km / h||1: 19.976||170.151 km / h||5|
|6th||Gerhard Berger||Benetton BMW||1: 22.260||165.427 km / h||1: 20.554||168.930 km / h||6th|
|7th||Keke Rosberg||McLaren TAG Porsche||1: 21.295||167.390 km / h||1: 20.778||168.462 km / h||7th|
|8th||Philippe Alliot||Ligier-Renault||1: 22.765||164.417 km / h||1: 20.981||168.039 km / h||8th|
|9||Michele Alboreto||Ferrari||1: 21.709||166.542 km / h||1: 21.747||166.465 km / h||9|
|10||Philippe Streiff||Tyrrell Renault||1: 23.262||163.436 km / h||1: 21.720||166.520 km / h||10|
|11||Andrea de Cesaris||Minardi-Motori Moderni||1: 23.476||163.017 km / h||1: 22.012||165.927 km / h||11|
|12||Stefan Johansson||Ferrari||1: 22.050||165.850 km / h||1: 22.309||165.328 km / h||12|
|13||Teo Fabi||Benetton BMW||1: 22.584||164.778 km / h||1: 22.129||165.691 km / h||13|
|14th||Johnny Dumfries||Lotus Renault||1: 23.786||162.414 km / h||1: 22.664||164.618 km / h||14th|
|15th||Alan Jones||Lola Ford||no time||-||1: 22.796||164.356 km / h||15th|
|16||Martin Brundle||Tyrrell Renault||1: 24.061||161.882 km / h||1: 23.004||163.944 km / h||16|
|17th||Patrick Tambay||Lola Ford||1: 24.584||160.881 km / h||1: 23.008||163.936 km / h||17th|
|18th||Alessandro Nannini||Minardi-Motori Moderni||1: 25.953||158.319 km / h||1: 23.052||163.849 km / h||18th|
|19th||Riccardo Patrese||Brabham-BMW||1: 23.396||163.173 km / h||1: 23.230||163.499 km / h||19th|
|20th||Derek Warwick||Brabham-BMW||1: 23.552||162.869 km / h||1: 23.313||163.336 km / h||20th|
|21st||Jonathan Palmer||Zakspeed||1: 24.509||161.024 km / h||1: 23.476||163.017 km / h||21st|
|22nd||Thierry Boutsen||Arrows BMW||1: 24.768||160.532 km / h||1: 24.295||161.433 km / h||22nd|
|23||Huub Rothengatter||Zakspeed||1: 25.746||158.701 km / h||1: 25.181||159.754 km / h||23|
|24||Christian Danner||Arrows BMW||1: 25.296||159.539 km / h||1: 25.233||159.656 km / h||24|
|25th||Piercarlo Ghinzani||Osella-Alfa Romeo||3: 03.680||74.085 km / h||1: 25.257||159.612 km / h||25th|
|26th||Allen mountain||Osella-Alfa Romeo||1: 28.912||153.050 km / h||1: 27.208||156.041 km / h||26th|
|1||Alain Prost||McLaren DAY||82||1||1: 54: 20.388||4th||1: 20.979 (69.)|
|2||Nelson Piquet||Williams-Honda||82||1||+ 4.205||2||1: 20.787 (82nd)|
|3||Stefan Johansson||Ferrari||81||0||+ 1 lap||12||1: 22,136 (74.)|
|4th||Martin Brundle||Tyrrell Renault||81||0||+ 1 lap||16||1: 22,950 (63rd)|
|5||Philippe Streiff||Tyrrell Renault||80||0||DNF||10||1: 22.681 (63rd)|
|6th||Johnny Dumfries||Lotus Renault||80||0||+ 2 rounds||14th||1: 22.464 (69.)|
|7th||René Arnoux||Ligier-Renault||79||1||+ 3 rounds||5||1: 22.955 (68.)|
|8th||Philippe Alliot||Ligier-Renault||79||0||+ 3 rounds||8th||1: 25.798 (78th)|
|9||Jonathan Palmer||Zakspeed||77||0||+ 5 rounds||21st||1: 23.866 (68.)|
|10||Teo Fabi||Benetton BMW||77||0||+ 5 rounds||13||1: 25.895 (47th)|
|-||Patrick Tambay||Lola Ford||70||0||+ 12 rounds||17th||1: 24.182 (42nd)|
|-||Nigel Mansell||Williams-Honda||63||0||DNF||1||1: 21,194 (58th)|
|-||Riccardo Patrese||Brabham-BMW||63||0||DNF||19th||1: 23.095 (55th)|
|-||Keke Rosberg||McLaren DAY||62||0||DNF||7th||1: 21,900 (62nd)|
|-||Allen mountain||Osella-Alfa Romeo||61||0||+ 21 rounds||26th||1: 33,172 (26.)|
|-||Derek Warwick||Brabham-BMW||57||0||DNF||20th||1: 23.695 (40th)|
|-||Christian Danner||Arrows BMW||52||0||DNF||24||1: 25.635 (50th)|
|-||Thierry Boutsen||Arrows BMW||50||1||DNF||22nd||1: 25.351 (48th)|
|-||Ayrton Senna||Lotus Renault||43||0||DNF||3||1: 24.149 (6.)|
|-||Gerhard Berger||Benetton BMW||40||0||DNF||6th||1: 24.807 (29.)|
|-||Andrea de Cesaris||Minardi-Motori Moderni||40||0||DNF||11||1: 26.591 (27.)|
|-||Huub Rothengatter||Zakspeed||29||0||DNF||23||1: 26.479 (29.)|
|-||Alan Jones||Lola Ford||16||0||DNF||15th||1: 24.585 (15.)|
|-||Alessandro Nannini||Minardi-Motori Moderni||10||0||DNF||18th||1: 27.821 (9.)|
|-||Piercarlo Ghinzani||Osella-Alfa Romeo||2||0||DNF||25th||1: 34.172 (2.)|
World Cup stands after the race
The first six of each race received 9, 6, 4, 3, 2 and 1 point (s), respectively.
The best eleven results were evaluated.
T = turbo engine
T = turbo engine
- "1. Free Training " ( Memento from March 13, 2006 in the Internet Archive ) (Motorsportarchiv.de; accessed on November 12, 2010)
- Free training ( Memento from September 3, 2012 in the web archive archive.today ) (Motorsportarchiv.de; accessed on November 12, 2010)
- Qualification training ( Memento from February 11, 2013 in the web archive archive.today ) (Motorsportarchiv.de; accessed on November 12, 2010)
- "4. Qualification training " ( Memento from January 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) (Motorsportarchiv.de; accessed on November 12, 2010)
- "Adelaide - Starting grid" (Motorsport-Total.com; accessed on November 12, 2010)
- Warm up ( Memento from August 4, 2012 in the web archive archive.today ) (Motorsportarchiv.de; accessed on November 12, 2010)
- "Adelaide 1986" ( Memento from November 21, 2008 in the Internet Archive ) (farzadsf1gallery.com; accessed November 10, 2010)