A tense title battle in 1986 between Nigel Mansell, Nelson Piquet and eventual winner Alain Prost came to a conclusion in the Adelaide season finale, as Prost's victory meant that he became the first back-to-back title winner since Jack Brabham in 1960.
But what's it like to be heavily involved in such a tight and terse finale? Our technical guru Tim Wright was Alain Prost's race engineer at the time, and has kindly recounted the events as they unfolded on that weekend in Australia.
We arrived in Adelaide knowing that there was only an outside chance of winning the championship. The season had been tough with the Williams pairing of Mansell and Piquet having the best of the first half of the season, and although we at McLaren picked up good results in the middle, Williams again were incredibly strong towards the end. In amongst all this was Ayrton Senna in the Lotus, so the finale was a tense affair.