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Australia  1985 Australian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 16 of 16 in the 1985 Formula One season
Adelaide Street Circuit - long.svg
Date November 3, 1985
Official name L Australian Grand Prix
Location Adelaide Street Circuit
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Course Temporary street circuit
3.780 km (2.362 mi)
Distance 82 laps, 309.960 km (193.684 mi)
Weather Sunny
Pole position
Driver Brazil Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault
Time 1:19.843
Fastest lap
Driver Finland Keke Rosberg Williams-Honda
Time 1:23.758
Podium
First Finland Keke Rosberg Williams-Honda
Second France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Renault
Third France Philippe Streiff Ligier-Renault

The 1985 Mitsubishi Australian Grand Prix was a Formula One championship race held in Adelaide on November 3, 1985. It was the final race for the 1985 season.

It was the 50th Australian Grand Prix and the first to be run as part of the Formula One championship.

Classification

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6 Finland Keke Rosberg Williams-Honda 82 2:00:40.473[1] 3 9
2 26 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Renault 82 + 43.130 20 6
3 25 France Philippe Streiff Ligier-Renault 82 + 1:28.536 18 4
4 4 Italy Ivan Capelli Tyrrell-Renault 81 + 1 Lap 22 3
5 28 Sweden Stefan Johansson Ferrari 81 + 1 Lap 15 2
6 17 Austria Gerhard Berger Arrows-BMW 81 + 1 Lap 7 1
7 24 Netherlands Huub Rothengatter Osella-Alfa Romeo 78 + 4 Laps 25  
8 29 Italy Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Motori Moderni 78 + 4 Laps 23  
Ret 12 Brazil Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault 62 Engine 1  
Ret 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Ferrari 61 Transmission 5  
Ret 1 Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG 57 Accident 16  
Ret 16 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Renault 57 Transmission 12  
Ret 3 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Tyrrell-Renault 49 Not Classified 17  
Ret 8 Switzerland Marc Surer Brabham-BMW 42 Engine 6  
Ret 22 Italy Riccardo Patrese Alfa Romeo 42 Exhaust 14  
Ret 19 Italy Teo Fabi Toleman-Hart 40 Engine 24  
Ret 18 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 37 Oil Leak 11  
Ret 20 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Toleman-Hart 28 Clutch 21  
Ret 2 France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 26 Engine 4  
Ret 15 France Patrick Tambay Renault 20 Transmission 8  
Ret 33 Australia Alan Jones Lola-Hart 20 Electrical 19  
DSQ 11 Italy Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 18 Disqualified[2] 10  
Ret 7 Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 14 Fire 9  
Ret 23 United States Eddie Cheever Alfa Romeo 5 Engine 13  
Ret 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda 1 Transmission 2  

Notes

  • Pole position: Ayrton Senna - 1:19.843[1]
  • Fastest lap: Keke Rosberg - 1:23.758 on lap 57[3]
  • Elio de Angelis - Was excluded for regaining his original grid position after being delayed on the parade lap.
  • Milestone - Alan Jones; 100th Race Start.
  • On the second to last lap, Ligier driver Philippe Streiff tried to overtake his team-mate Jacques Laffite for 2nd place and, as result of this maneuver, Streiff's front wheel axis was severely damaged, but the driver still managed to finish in 3rd place despite driving on "three wheels".
  • Last race for: Niki Lauda, Alfa Romeo
  • Last win for Keke Rosberg
  • Last Fastest lap for Keke Rosberg
  • McLaren-TAG Porsche and Ferrari came into this race fighting for the Constructor's Championship
    • McLaren-TAG Porsche (90pts) needed either
      • 2nd (or 3rd and 6th) or better
      • 4th (or 5th and 6th) with the Ferraris 1st and 3rd or lower
      • 5th with the Ferraris 1st and 4th or lower
      • 6th with the Ferraris 1st and 5th or lower
      • the Ferraris scoring 1st and 6th or lower
    • Ferrari (80pts) needed either
      • 1st and 2nd with the McLarens scoring fewer than 5pts
      • 1st and 3rd with the McLarens scoring fewer than 3pts
      • 1st and 4th with the McLarens 6th or lower
      • 1st and 5th with the McLaren 7th or lower

References

  1. ^ a b Hamilton, Maurice (ed.) (1985). AUTOCOURSE 1985-86. Hazleton Publishing. p. 260. ISBN 0-905138-38-4.  
  2. ^ Joining grid position after delay on warming up lap instead of starting from back of grid. According to Anthony, Pritchard (March 2006). Lotus: The Competition Cars. Haynes Publishing. p. 245. ISBN 1-844250-06-7.  
  3. ^ Hamilton, Maurice (ed.) (1985). AUTOCOURSE 1985-86. Hazleton Publishing. p. 261. ISBN 0-905138-38-4.  

Unless otherwise indicated, all race results are taken from "The Official Formula 1 website". http://www.formula1.com/results/season/1985/309/. Retrieved 2007-06-17.  

Previous race:
1985 South African Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
1985 season
Next race:
1986 Brazilian Grand Prix
Previous race:
1984 Australian Grand Prix
Australian Grand Prix Next race:
1986 Australian Grand Prix
Awards
Preceded by
1984 Detroit Grand Prix
Formula One Promotional Trophy
for Race Promoter

1985
Succeeded by
1986 Mexican Grand Prix

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