Australian Grand Prix

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Australian Grand Prix
Albert Park Circuit
(1996–present)
Albert Lake Park Street Circuit in Melbourne, Australia.svg
Race information
Number of times held84
First held1928
Most wins (drivers)Australia Lex Davison (4)
Germany Michael Schumacher (4)
Most wins (constructors)Italy Ferrari (12)
United Kingdom McLaren (12)
Circuit length5.303 km (3.295 mi)
Race length307.574 km (191.071 mi)
Laps58
Last race (2019)
Pole position
Podium
Fastest lap

The Australian Grand Prix is a motorsport race contested by cars in the Formula One section. The race was first held in Adelaide before moving to Melbourne in 1996.

Winners[change | change source]

Repeat winners (drivers)[change | change source]

Drivers in bold are competing in the Formula One championship in the current season.
A pink background indicates an event which was not part of the Formula One World Championship.

As of the 2018 edition, four-time World Drivers' Champion Alain Prost remains the only driver to win the race in both World Championship and domestic formats, winning the Australian Drivers' Championship 1982 race before winning in Adelaide in 1986 and 1988.

Wins Driver Years won
4 Australia Lex Davison 1954, 1957, 1958, 1961
Germany Michael Schumacher 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004
3 Australia Bill Thompson 1930, 1932, 1933
Australia Doug Whiteford 1950, 1952, 1953
Australia Jack Brabham 1955, 1963, 1964
New Zealand Graham McRae 1972, 1973, 1978
Brazil Roberto Moreno 1981, 1983, 1984
France Alain Prost 1982, 1986, 1988
United Kingdom Jenson Button 2009, 2010, 2012
Germany Sebastian Vettel 2011, 2017, 2018
2 Australia Les Murphy 1935, 1937
New Zealand Bruce McLaren 1962, 1965
Australia Frank Matich 1970, 1971
Australia Max Stewart 1974, 1975
Austria Gerhard Berger 1987, 1992
Brazil Ayrton Senna 1991, 1993
United Kingdom Damon Hill 1995, 1996
United Kingdom David Coulthard 1997, 2003
Finland Kimi Räikkönen 2007, 2013
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2008, 2015
Germany Nico Rosberg 2014, 2016

Repeat winners (constructors)[change | change source]

Teams in bold are competing in the Formula One championship in the current season.
A pink background indicates an event which was not part of the Formula One World Championship.

Wins Constructor Years won
12 Italy Ferrari 1957, 1958, 1969, 1987, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2017, 2018
United Kingdom McLaren 1970, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2010, 2012
6 United Kingdom Williams 1980, 1985, 1989, 1994, 1995, 1996
5 United Kingdom Cooper 1955, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1965
4 France Bugatti 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932
United Kingdom MG 1935, 1937, 1939, 1947
United Kingdom Lola 1974, 1975, 1977, 1979
United Kingdom Ralt 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984
Germany Mercedes 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019
2 France Talbot-Lago 1952, 1953
Italy Maserati 1956, 1959
United Kingdom Brabham 1963, 1964
United Kingdom BRM 1966, 1967
Australia Matich 1971, 1976
New Zealand McRae 1973, 1978
France Renault 2005, 2006

Repeat winners (engine manufacturers)[change | change source]

Manufacturers in bold are competing in the Formula One championship in the current season.
A pink background indicates an event which was not part of the Formula One World Championship.

Wins Manufacturer Years won
12 Italy Ferrari 1957, 1958, 1969, 1987, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2017, 2018
11 Germany Mercedes * 1997, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019
10 United States Ford ** 1950, 1951, 1968, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1990, 1993
8 France Renault 1989, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2013
7 United States Chevrolet 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979
5 United Kingdom Climax 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964 1965
4 France Bugatti 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932
United Kingdom MG 1935, 1937, 1939, 1947
Japan Honda 1985, 1988, 1991, 1992
3 Italy Maserati 1956, 1959, 1960
Australia Repco/Holden 1970, 1971, 1976
2 France Talbot-Lago 1952, 1953
United Kingdom BRM 1966, 1967

* Between 1997-2003 built by Ilmor

** Between 1968-1993 designed and built by United Kingdom Cosworth, funded by Ford

By year[change | change source]

Adelaide, used in Formula One from 1985–1995
Melbourne, used in Formula One in 1953, 1956 and every year since 1996
A map of all the locations of the Australian Grand Prix.

A pink background indicates an event which was not part of the Formula One World Championship.

  • Alain Prost is the only driver, as of the 2019 Australian Grand Prix, to win the race in both Australian domestic (1982) and World Championship (1986 and 1988) formats.
  • The last Australian driver to win the AGP was 1980 World Champion Alan Jones who won 1980's non-championship race.
  • The last Australian driver to officially finish on the podium was John Smith in 1983. Australia's only current (2019) Grand Prix driver Daniel Ricciardo had finished 2nd in the 2014 race, but was disqualified post-race.
  • Since becoming a round of the Formula One World Championship in 1985, Jones (1985 and 1986), David Brabham (1990 and 1994), Mark Webber (2002–2013) and Ricciardo (2012–present) are the only Australian drivers to race in the Australian Grand Prix.
Year Driver Constructor Location Report
1928 # Australia Arthur Waite Austin Phillip Island Report
1929 Australia Arthur Terdich Bugatti Report
1930 Australia Bill Thompson Bugatti Report
1931 Australia Carl Junker Bugatti Report
1932 Australia Bill Thompson * Bugatti Report
1933 Australia Bill Thompson * Riley Report
1934 Australia Bob Lea-Wright * Singer Report
1935 Australia Les Murphy * MG Report
1936 Not held
1937 + Australia Les Murphy * MG Victor Harbor Report
1938 United Kingdom Peter Whitehead * ERA Bathurst Report
1939 Australia Alan Tomlinson * MG Lobethal Report
1940

1946
Not held
1947 Australia Bill Murray * MG Bathurst Report
1948 New Zealand Frank Pratt * BMW Point Cook Report
1949 Australia John Crouch Delahaye Leyburn Report
1950 Australia Doug Whiteford Ford Nuriootpa Report
1951 Australia Warwick Pratley GRS-Ford Narrogin Report
1952 Australia Doug Whiteford Talbot-Lago Bathurst Report
1953 Australia Doug Whiteford Talbot-Lago Albert Park Report
1954 Australia Lex Davison HWM-Jaguar Southport Report
1955 Australia Jack Brabham Cooper-Bristol Port Wakefield Report
1956 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Maserati Albert Park Report
1957 Australia Lex Davison
Australia Bill Patterson
Ferrari Caversham Report
1958 Australia Lex Davison Ferrari Bathurst Report
1959 Australia Stan Jones Maserati Longford Report
1960 Australia Alec Mildren Cooper-Maserati Lowood Report
1961 Australia Lex Davison Cooper-Climax Mallala Report
1962 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax Caversham Report
1963 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Climax Warwick Farm Report
1964 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Climax Sandown Report
1965 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax Longford Report
1966 United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM Lakeside Report
1967 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart BRM Warwick Farm Report
1968 United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Cosworth Sandown Report
1969 New Zealand Chris Amon Ferrari Lakeside Report
1970 Australia Frank Matich McLaren-Repco/Holden Warwick Farm Report
1971 Australia Frank Matich Matich-Repco/Holden Report
1972 New Zealand Graham McRae Leda-Chevrolet Sandown Report
1973 New Zealand Graham McRae McRae-Chevrolet Report
1974 Australia Max Stewart Lola-Chevrolet Oran Park Report
1975 Australia Max Stewart Lola-Chevrolet Surfers Paradise Report
1976 Australia John Goss Matich-Repco/Holden Sandown Report
1977 Australia Warwick Brown Lola-Chevrolet Oran Park Report
1978 New Zealand Graham McRae McRae-Chevrolet Sandown Report
1979 Australia Johnnie Walker Lola-Chevrolet Wanneroo Report
1980 Australia Alan Jones Williams-Cosworth Calder Report
1981 Brazil Roberto Moreno Ralt-Ford Report
1982 France Alain Prost Ralt-Ford Report
1983 Brazil Roberto Moreno Ralt-Ford Report
1984 Brazil Roberto Moreno Ralt-Ford Report
1985 Finland Keke Rosberg Williams-Honda Adelaide Report
1986 France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG Report
1987 Austria Gerhard Berger Ferrari Report
1988 France Alain Prost McLaren-Honda Report
1989 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Williams-Renault Report
1990 Brazil Nelson Piquet Benetton-Ford Report
1991 Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda Report
1992 Austria Gerhard Berger McLaren-Honda Report
1993 Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Ford Report
1994 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Renault Report
1995 United Kingdom Damon Hill Williams-Renault Report
1996 United Kingdom Damon Hill Williams-Renault Albert Park Report
1997 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes Report
1998 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes Report
1999 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ferrari Report
2000 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari Report
2001 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari Report
2002 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari Report
2003 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes Report
2004 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari Report
2005 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Renault Report
2006 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault Report
2007 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari Report
2008 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes Report
2009 United Kingdom Jenson Button Brawn-Mercedes Report
2010 United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes Report
2011 Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault Report
2012 United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes Report
2013 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault Report
2014 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes Report
2015 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Report
2016 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes Report
2017 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari Report
2018 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari Report
2019 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes Report
2020 Cancelled** Report
  • * From 1932 to 1948, the winner was determined on a handicap basis.[1]
  • + The 1937 event was staged as the "South Australian Centenary Grand Prix" on 26 December 1936.[2]
  • # The 1928 event was officially known as the "100 Miles Road Race".[3]
  • ** The 2020 Grand Prix was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but organisers announced their intention to reschedule the race.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Graham Howard, After 6,201 miles and 49 races, the 50th AGP marked the end of an era, Australian Motor Racing Year, 1985/86, page 33
  2. The Official 50-race history of the Australian Grand Prix, 1986, page 82
  3. John B. Blanden, A History of Australian Grand Prix 1928–1939 (1981), page 1
  4. "Australian GP organisers seek to reschedule F1 race". Autosport.com. 14 March 2020. Retrieved 23 March 2020.