The day after the season-ending 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix on November 2, 2008 will be the 17th Anniversary of the shortest grand prix in history - the November 3, 1991 Australian Grand Prix, which ended the 1991 season in a deluge.
The official race distance that day on the slick streets of Adelaide, was 32.86 miles travelled at an average speed of 80 mph. A mere 14 laps were scored before Ayrton Senna, with cars spinning everywhere on the track, waved his hands furiously from the cockpit of his McLaren-Honda saying "No Mas!"
Adelaide - which hosted the Australian Grand Prix 11 times before the race switched to Melbourne in 1996 - often threw up interesting races. Two years earlier in 1989, there had been another rainy Adelaide, with drivers threatening not to get into their cars (Alain Prost withdrew in protest after driving for just two laps); after starting and stopping the race, and then re-starting it, Thierry Boutsen won in a Williams-Renault. Even Senna did not survive that race, having plowed into Martin Brundle in the driving rain without knowing he was there.