Formula 1 1986 Australian Grand Prix


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 Electrical 0
63 Tyre 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
1 Nigel Mansell Williams
2 Nelson Piquet Williams
3 Ayrton Senna Team Lotus
4 Alain Prost McLaren
5 René Arnoux Ligier
6 Gerhard Berger Benetton
7 Keke Rosberg McLaren
8 Philippe Alliot Ligier
9 Michele Alboreto Ferrari
10 Philippe Streiff Tyrrell
11 Andrea de Cesaris Minardi
12 Stefan Johansson Ferrari
13 Teo Fabi Benetton
14 Johnny Dumfries Team Lotus
15 Alan Jones Lola
16 Martin Brundle Tyrrell
17 Patrick Tambay Lola
18 Alessandro Nannini Minardi
19 Riccardo Patrese Brabham
20 Derek Warwick Brabham
21 Jonathan Palmer Zakspeed
22 Thierry Boutsen Arrows
23 Huub Rothengatter Zakspeed
24 Christian Danner Arrows
25 Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella
26 Allen Berg Osella

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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