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Top 10 Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix moments caught on film!

Submitted by on March 11, 2014

Accident_2002_Australia_01_PHCWith the 78th Australian Grand Prix coming up this weekend, let’s take a look at the 10 wildest moments the event has ever seen.

The Australian Grand Prix was first run way back in 1928, making it the most senior racing event in the country. It’s been run as an official Formula 1 race 29 times so far, with many looking back fondly upon the GP for the exciting times between 1985 and 1995, when it was run as the thrilling season finale in Adelaide. Now held at the Melbourne GP circuit as the debut Formula 1 event, the Australian F1 GP continues to be one of the most exciting spectacles the sport brings to the table.

We’re starting to get F1 fever over here at Motorsport Retro in the lead-up to the commencement of the 2014 season this weekend, so we’ve decided to put together this list showcasing 10 Australian Grand Prix moments which we could never, ever forget. Enjoy.

1993 – The end of an era: Alain Prost‘s last Formula 1 race ever, Ayrton Senna‘s last win and final race for McLaren.

 

1986 – Heartbreaker: Nigel Mansell blows a tyre and as a result loses the F1 World Championship.

 

1996 – Fender bender: Martin Brundle has a terrifying crash in the opening moments of the first race of the season.

 

1989 РRain Man: An absolute torrential downpour  in Adelaide saw Alain Prost complete just one lap before retiring.

 

1994 – Memorable Moment: Nigel Mansell‘s last ever Formula 1 victory.

 

2002 РTop Gun: Ralf Schumacher flies through the air air in 2002 after coming together with Rubens Barrichello. This remains one of the most spectacular racing crashes, ever. 

 

1995 РHeartbreaker Part II: David Coulthard crashes straight into the pit wall whilst leading. 

 

1995 – Lifesavers: Mika Hakkinen has gigantic, life-threatening shunt in Adelaide. His life is saved by quick thinking medics.

 

2009 – Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello take first and second place during the debut race of their team, Brawn GP. Jenson would go on to win the 2009 season for Brawn.

 

1994 – Accident by name: Michael Schumacher and Damon Hill come together in a collision many argue was awfully convenient for Schumacher, who took the 1994 F1 World Championship as a result.

 

Opening image: The Cahier Archive

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