Grand Prix Gold: Australian GP 1986
There has probably never been a world championship showdown as dramatic as this - that a British driver didn't win the title in. Here in all its glory is the full story of the 1986 Formula 1 World Championship finale in Adelaide - a race no one who saw it will ever forget...
For the first time in 26 years, the world championship has been retained. Alain Prost smiled before the start at Adelaide last Sunday, admitted that his chances were slender, said he would give his best shot. That he did.
For most of the afternoon it looked like a sentimental victory for Rosberg in his last grand prix, a world championship for Mansell. But tyre failures, still unaccountable, took Keke into retirement, Nigel nearly into a massive accident.
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Max Verstappen’s star quality in Formula 1 is clear. Now equipped with a Red Bull car that is, right now, the world title favourite and the experience to support his talent, could 2021 be the Dutchman’s year to topple the dominant force of Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes?
The longer Red Bull can maintain a performance edge over Mercedes, the better the odds will be in the team’s favour against the defending world champions. But as the Bahrain Grand Prix showed, many more factors will be critical in the outcome of the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship
Williams held out against the tide for many years but, as MARK GALLAGHER explains, the age of the owner-manager is long gone
Nikita Mazepin’s Formula 1 debut at the Bahrain Grand Prix lasted mere corners before he wiped himself out in a shunt, but his financial backing affords him a full season. Back in 1993 though, Marco Apicella was an F1 driver for just 800m before a first corner fracas ended his career. Here’s the story of his very short time at motorsport’s pinnacle
Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton took victory at the Bahrain Grand Prix despite, for a change, not having the quickest car. But any hopes of developing its W12 to surpass Red Bull's RB16B in terms of outright speed could not have come at a worse time.
Kimi Raikkonen’s emergence as a Formula 1 star in his rookie campaign remains one of the legendary storylines from 2001, but his exploits had an unwanted impact on his Sauber team-mate’s own prospects. Twenty years on from his first F1 podium at the Brazilian GP, here’s how Nick Heidfeld’s career was chilled by the Iceman
How the 1986 Australian GP played out in the pitlane
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