How the 1986 Australian GP played out in the pitlane
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How the 1986 Australian GP played out in the pitlane

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The 1986 Australian Grand Prix was the climax of a tense title battle between McLaren's Alain Prost and Williams duo Nigel Mansell and Nelson Piquet - but what was it like to be involved? Autosport's technical expert TIM WRIGHT recounts his experiences...

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.

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