Formula 1 1986 Australian Grand Prix results


Adelaide Street Circuit
Alain Prost
Nigel Mansell

The 1986 Australian Grand Prix was won by Alain Prost of McLaren.
Despite being on pole position in Australia, Nigel Mansell could not convert this into a win.
Mansell was forced to retire in lap 63 due to: Tyre.

The race in Australia was the last of 16 rounds of the 1986 season.



# driver constructor laps time points
1 82 1:54:20.388 9
2 82 +4.205 6
3 81 +1 Lap 4
4 81 +1 Lap 3
5 80 Out of fuel 2
6 80 +2 Laps 1
7 79 +3 Laps 0
8 79 +3 Laps 0
9 77 +5 Laps 0
10 77 +5 Laps 0
70 Not classified 0
63 Tyre 0
63 Electrical 0
62 Tyre 0
61 Not classified 0
57 Brakes 0
52 Engine 0
50 Engine 0
43 Engine 0
40 Engine 0
40 Mechanical 0
29 Suspension 0
16 Engine 0
10 Accident 0
2 Transmission 0
0 Accident 0


# driver constructor time
4 Alain Prost McLaren
2 Nelson Piquet Williams
12 Stefan Johansson Ferrari
16 Martin Brundle Tyrrell
10 Philippe Streiff Tyrrell
14 Johnny Dumfries Team Lotus
5 René Arnoux Ligier
8 Philippe Alliot Ligier
21 Jonathan Palmer Zakspeed
13 Teo Fabi Benetton
17 Patrick Tambay Lola
1 Nigel Mansell Williams
19 Riccardo Patrese Brabham
7 Keke Rosberg McLaren
26 Allen Berg Osella
20 Derek Warwick Brabham
24 Christian Danner Arrows
22 Thierry Boutsen Arrows
3 Ayrton Senna Team Lotus
6 Gerhard Berger Benetton
11 Andrea de Cesaris Minardi
23 Huub Rothengatter Zakspeed
15 Alan Jones Lola
18 Alessandro Nannini Minardi
25 Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella
9 Michele Alboreto Ferrari

1986 Australian Grand Prix

The 1986 Australian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 26 October 1986 at the Adelaide Street Circuit, Adelaide, Australia. It was the last of 16 races in the 1986 Formula One season, and decided a three-way tussle for the Drivers' Championship. The drivers in contention for the title were; Nigel Mansell, Nelson Piquet, both of whom were racing for the Williams-Honda team, and McLaren's Alain Prost.

Mansell took pole position for the race, but a poor start off the grid enabled teammate Piquet, Ayrton Senna and Keke Rosberg to overtake him and demote him to fourth by the end of the first lap.

A few laps into the race, Finland's Keke Rosberg, in his final Grand Prix, took the lead from Piquet. However, the Finn retired with a puncture on lap 63, handing the lead back to Piquet and elevating Mansell into third place, which would have been sufficient for the Englishman to secure the championship. One lap later, Mansell's race ended as his left-rear tyre exploded on the main straight with 19 laps remaining. The title was then between Piquet and Prost with the Frenchman needing to finish ahead of the Brazilian to successfully defend his title. Following the tyre failures of Rosberg and Mansell, the Williams team called Piquet in for a precautionary tyre change leaving him 15 seconds behind. He made a late charge to close the gap to 4.2 seconds but Prost took victory to win his second of four titles.

It was not until the 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix that there were again three possible drivers' title contenders entering the final race of the season.

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