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1992 Australian Grand Prix

The 1992 Australian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Adelaide on 8 November 1992. It was the sixteenth and final round of the 1992 FIA Formula One World Championship. The most significant moment was a collision between Ayrton Senna and Nigel Mansell as the Brazilian attempted to overtake the Englishman, eliminating both drivers. This was intended to be Mansell's final Formula One race before moving to IndyCars, although he returned briefly in 1994 and 1995.

1992 Australian Grand Prix
Race 16 of 16 in the 1992 Formula One World Championship
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Race details
Date 8 November 1992
Official name LVII Australian Grand Prix
Location Adelaide Street Circuit
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Course Temporary street circuit
Course length 3.780 km (2.362 mi)
Distance 81 laps, 306.180 km (191.322 mi)
Weather Cloudy
Pole position
Driver Williams-Renault
Time 1:13.732
Fastest lap
Driver Germany Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford
Time 1:16.078 on lap 68
Podium
First McLaren-Honda
Second Benetton-Ford
Third Benetton-Ford

Martin Brundle (who spent 1993 with Ligier), race winner Gerhard Berger (who returned to Ferrari for 1993) and Riccardo Patrese (who joined Benetton for 1993) are among the many drivers for whom this was the final race with their current teams, while for Jan Lammers, Stefano Modena, Maurício Gugelmin, Olivier Grouillard it was the last race of their career. It was also rumored that it would be the last race for Ayrton Senna at McLaren, however this would ultimately prove false as the Brazilian would remain with the Woking based team for 1993.

Nicola Larini started this race from the back of the grid. Jordan scored their only point of the season with Stefano Modena, while Thierry Boutsen (who won here in 1989) scored his only 1992 season points, and indeed the last points of his career. Benetton's double podium finish ensured that they scored points in every round, as Benetton were the first team to score points in every round of a season since Lotus in 1963.

This was McLaren's final race using a Honda engine until 2015. The company ceased their full factory involvement in the sport following this race, although the Mugen arm of the company continued. They returned in 2000 as engine supplier to BAR. For both the Dallara and March teams, this was their last appearance in the sport.

Contents

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 5   Nigel Mansell Williams-Renault 1:13.732 1:15.133
2 1   Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda 1:14.202 1:14.416 +0.470
3 6   Riccardo Patrese Williams-Renault 1:14.370 1:15.895 +0.638
4 2   Gerhard Berger McLaren-Honda 1:15.114 1:15.688 +1.382
5 19   Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford 1:15.210 1:16.613 +1.478
6 27   Jean Alesi Ferrari 1:16.091 1:17.213 +2.359
7 4   Andrea de Cesaris Tyrrell-Ilmor 1:16.440 1:17.333 +2.708
8 20   Martin Brundle Benetton-Ford 1:16.562 1:17.674 +2.830
9 26   Érik Comas Ligier-Renault 1:16.727 1:17.856 +2.995
10 11   Mika Häkkinen Lotus-Ford 1:16.863 1:17.868 +3.131
11 9   Michele Alboreto Footwork-Mugen-Honda 1:16.937 1:17.621 +3.205
12 12   Johnny Herbert Lotus-Ford 1:16.944 1:18.099 +3.212
13 3   Olivier Grouillard Tyrrell-Ilmor 1:17.037 1:19.017 +3.305
14 22   Pierluigi Martini Dallara-Ferrari 1:17.047 1:18.043 +3.315
15 32   Stefano Modena Jordan-Yamaha 1:17.231 1:18.790 +3.499
16 24   Gianni Morbidelli Minardi-Lamborghini 1:17.333 1:19.661 +3.601
17 23   Christian Fittipaldi Minardi-Lamborghini 1:17.367 1:19.441 +3.635
18 10   Aguri Suzuki Footwork-Mugen-Honda 1:17.409 1:19.589 +3.677
19 28   Nicola Larini Ferrari 1:17.465 1:18.618 +3.733
20 33   Maurício Gugelmin Jordan-Yamaha 1:17.805 1:19.735 +4.073
21 29   Bertrand Gachot Larrousse-Lamborghini 1:17.808 1:18.477 +4.076
22 25   Thierry Boutsen Ligier-Renault 1:17.957 1:17.976 +4.225
23 17   Emanuele Naspetti March-Ilmor 4:23.313 1:18.099 +4.367
24 21   JJ Lehto Dallara-Ferrari 1:18.565 1:18.891 +4.833
25 16   Jan Lammers March-Ilmor 3:10.720 1:18.843 +5.111
26 30   Ukyo Katayama Larrousse-Lamborghini 1:18.862 1:20.306 +5.130
Source:[1][2][3]

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2   Gerhard Berger McLaren-Honda 81 1:46:54.786 4 10
2 19   Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford 81 + 0.741 5 6
3 20   Martin Brundle Benetton-Ford 81 + 54.156 8 4
4 27   Jean Alesi Ferrari 80 + 1 Lap 6 3
5 25   Thierry Boutsen Ligier-Renault 80 + 1 Lap 22 2
6 32   Stefano Modena Jordan-Yamaha 80 + 1 Lap 15 1
7 11   Mika Häkkinen Lotus-Ford 80 + 1 Lap 10  
8 10   Aguri Suzuki Footwork-Mugen-Honda 79 + 2 Laps 18  
9 23   Christian Fittipaldi Minardi-Lamborghini 79 + 2 Laps 17  
10 24   Gianni Morbidelli Minardi-Lamborghini 79 + 2 Laps 16  
11 28   Nicola Larini Ferrari 79 + 2 Laps 19  
12 16   Jan Lammers March-Ilmor 78 + 3 Laps 25  
13 12   Johnny Herbert Lotus-Ford 77 + 4 Laps 12  
Ret 21   JJ Lehto Dallara-Ferrari 70 Gearbox 24  
Ret 17   Emanuele Naspetti March-Ilmor 55 Gearbox 23  
Ret 29   Bertrand Gachot Larrousse-Lamborghini 51 Fuel system 21  
Ret 6   Riccardo Patrese Williams-Renault 50 Engine 3  
Ret 30   Ukyo Katayama Larrousse-Lamborghini 35 Differential 26  
Ret 4   Andrea de Cesaris Tyrrell-Ilmor 29 Engine 7  
Ret 5   Nigel Mansell Williams-Renault 18 Collision 1  
Ret 1   Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda 18 Collision 2  
Ret 33   Maurício Gugelmin Jordan-Yamaha 7 Spun Off 20  
Ret 26   Érik Comas Ligier-Renault 4 Engine 9  
Ret 9   Michele Alboreto Footwork-Mugen-Honda 0 Engine 11  
Ret 22   Pierluigi Martini Dallara-Ferrari 0 Accident 14  
Ret 3   Olivier Grouillard Tyrrell-Ilmor 0 Accident 13  
Source:[4]

Lap leadersEdit

Championship standings after the raceEdit

  • Bold text indicates the World Champions.
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Foster's Australian Grand Prix - QUALIFYING 1". formula1.com. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Foster's Australian Grand Prix - QUALIFYING 2". formula1.com. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Foster's Australian Grand Prix - OVERALL QUALIFYING". formula1.com. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  4. ^ "1992 Australian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 2 November 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.


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