Adelaide Street Circuit

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The Adelaide Street Circuit is a road racing course in Adelaide, Australia. From 1985 to 1995, the track was a regular venue for the Australian Grand Prix Formula 1 and always the season finale. In the years 1986 and 1994 there the championship was decided in each case.

  • 4.1 F1 track records
  • 4.2 All winners of Formula 1 race in Adelaide


As the Adelaide street circuit Circuit does not act as a permanent race track. Rather, for the most part normal roads for racing events are each locked. The bleachers are - as in Monte Carlo - rebuilt until the race weekends. Only the last and first section before the start and finish line located within the Victoria Park horse racing tracks are designed as a permanent race track.



The three -time and reigning world champion Niki Lauda this season in Adelaide the last race of his Formula 1 career. He retired in leadership from lying.


The Australian Grand Prix 1986 was the last race of the season and three pilots could still be World Champion: McLaren's Alain Prost and the two Williams drivers Nigel Mansell and Nelson Piquet. Mansell went one point ahead of six points on Prost and Piquet to seven in Adelaide and secured in the qualifying pole position. In the race however he lost the title by a near- tangible blowouts around 20 laps to go. Alain Prost won the race and the championship.


Alain Prost won the last race in Adelaide the first turbo era of Formula 1 ( 1977-1988 ).


In 1990, the 500th Formula 1 Grand Prix in history took place in Adelaide. Anniversary winner was the three -time world champion Nelson Piquet Benetton.


Ayrton Senna won the shortest Grand Prix of Formula 1 history. The race was canceled after only 14 laps after torrential rains had flooded the track.


How should only turn out in May 1994, Ayrton Senna won his 41st and last race here. His arch-rival Alain Prost drove the final Grand Prix of his career and finished the race second behind Senna, who asked him at the awards ceremony as a gesture of reconciliation with on the top step of the podium.


As the 1986 World Cup in the last race of the season in Adelaide was also decided in 1994. With a point lead over his opponent, Damon Hill, Michael Schumacher traveled to Australia. The two riders dominated the action on the street course. In the 36th round Schumacher left in the lead after a mistake the track and touched a wall. He drove his car at a reduced pace back on the track, where Hill tried to pass him the same. The two vehicles collided, Hill and Schumacher failed. The Germans presented his point lead to win the World Cup.


At the season finale in 1995 was the last time a Formula 1 race on this course instead. In the free practice session on Friday the later double world champion Mika Hakkinen crashed perilous. He had slashed a rear tire of his McLaren -Mercedes, turned and crashed at high speed into the side of a wall that was backed up at this point with only one row stacks of tires. The consequences were severe head and neck injuries that have necessitated an immediate tracheotomy at the accident site by the race doctor Professor Sid Watkins. Häkkinen recovered only gradually, his right half of the face is paralyzed ever since.

V8 Supercars

Since 1999, Adelaide is host of the annual Clipsal 500 race in the Australian Touring Car Championship V8 Supercars.


F1 track records

  • Qualification: 1:13.371 min ( Ayrton Senna, McLaren, 1993)

All winners of the Formula 1 race in Adelaide

Record winner driver Gerhard Berger / Alain Prost / Ayrton Senna (2 each) Record winner designers: McLaren ( 5) Record winner Engine Manufacturer: Honda ( 4) Record winner tire manufacturer Goodyear (11 ) Record winner nations: Brazil ( 3)