Australian Grand Prix

auto race held in Australia

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.

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

WinnersEdit

Repeat winners (drivers)Edit

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

Repeat winners (constructors)Edit

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

Repeat winners (engine manufacturers)Edit

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

* Between 1997-2003 built by Ilmor

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

By yearEdit

 
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 #   Arthur Waite Austin Phillip Island Report
1929   Arthur Terdich Bugatti Report
1930   Bill Thompson Bugatti Report
1931   Carl Junker Bugatti Report
1932   Bill Thompson * Bugatti Report
1933   Bill Thompson * Riley Report
1934   Bob Lea-Wright * Singer Report
1935   Les Murphy * MG Report
1936 Not held
1937 +   Les Murphy * MG Victor Harbor Report
1938   Peter Whitehead * ERA Bathurst Report
1939   Alan Tomlinson * MG Lobethal Report
1940

1946
Not held
1947   Bill Murray * MG Bathurst Report
1948   Frank Pratt * BMW Point Cook Report
1949   John Crouch Delahaye Leyburn Report
1950   Doug Whiteford Ford Nuriootpa Report
1951   Warwick Pratley GRS-Ford Narrogin Report
1952   Doug Whiteford Talbot-Lago Bathurst Report
1953   Doug Whiteford Talbot-Lago Albert Park Report
1954   Lex Davison HWM-Jaguar Southport Report
1955   Jack Brabham Cooper-Bristol Port Wakefield Report
1956   Stirling Moss Maserati Albert Park Report
1957   Lex Davison
  Bill Patterson
Ferrari Caversham Report
1958   Lex Davison Ferrari Bathurst Report
1959   Stan Jones Maserati Longford Report
1960   Alec Mildren Cooper-Maserati Lowood Report
1961   Lex Davison Cooper-Climax Mallala Report
1962   Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax Caversham Report
1963   Jack Brabham Brabham-Climax Warwick Farm Report
1964   Jack Brabham Brabham-Climax Sandown Report
1965   Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax Longford Report
1966   Graham Hill BRM Lakeside Report
1967   Jackie Stewart BRM Warwick Farm Report
1968   Jim Clark Lotus-Cosworth Sandown Report
1969   Chris Amon Ferrari Lakeside Report
1970   Frank Matich McLaren-Repco/Holden Warwick Farm Report
1971   Frank Matich Matich-Repco/Holden Report
1972   Graham McRae Leda-Chevrolet Sandown Report
1973   Graham McRae McRae-Chevrolet Report
1974   Max Stewart Lola-Chevrolet Oran Park Report
1975   Max Stewart Lola-Chevrolet Surfers Paradise Report
1976   John Goss Matich-Repco/Holden Sandown Report
1977   Warwick Brown Lola-Chevrolet Oran Park Report
1978   Graham McRae McRae-Chevrolet Sandown Report
1979   Johnnie Walker Lola-Chevrolet Wanneroo Report
1980   Alan Jones Williams-Cosworth Calder Report
1981   Roberto Moreno Ralt-Ford Report
1982   Alain Prost Ralt-Ford Report
1983   Roberto Moreno Ralt-Ford Report
1984   Roberto Moreno Ralt-Ford Report
1985   Keke Rosberg Williams-Honda Adelaide Report
1986   Alain Prost McLaren-TAG Report
1987   Gerhard Berger Ferrari Report
1988   Alain Prost McLaren-Honda Report
1989   Thierry Boutsen Williams-Renault Report
1990   Nelson Piquet Benetton-Ford Report
1991   Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda Report
1992   Gerhard Berger McLaren-Honda Report
1993   Ayrton Senna McLaren-Ford Report
1994   Nigel Mansell Williams-Renault Report
1995   Damon Hill Williams-Renault Report
1996   Damon Hill Williams-Renault Albert Park Report
1997   David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes Report
1998   Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes Report
1999   Eddie Irvine Ferrari Report
2000   Michael Schumacher Ferrari Report
2001   Michael Schumacher Ferrari Report
2002   Michael Schumacher Ferrari Report
2003   David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes Report
2004   Michael Schumacher Ferrari Report
2005   Giancarlo Fisichella Renault Report
2006   Fernando Alonso Renault Report
2007   Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari Report
2008   Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes Report
2009   Jenson Button Brawn-Mercedes Report
2010   Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes Report
2011   Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault Report
2012   Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes Report
2013   Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault Report
2014   Nico Rosberg Mercedes Report
2015   Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Report
2016   Nico Rosberg Mercedes Report
2017   Sebastian Vettel Ferrari Report
2018   Sebastian Vettel Ferrari Report
2019   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]

ReferencesEdit

  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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)