1992 Australian Grand Prix

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

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 Formula One season. 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.

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 of December 2014, this was McLaren's final race using a Honda engine. 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.

Classification[edit]

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

Lap leaders[edit]

Notes[edit]

Standings after the race[edit]

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

References[edit]


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1992 Japanese Grand Prix
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1993 South African Grand Prix
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