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1990 Australian Grand Prix

1990 Australian Grand Prix
Grand PrixAustralian
DateNovember 4
Race No16
Season No16
Official NameLV Australian Grand Prix
CourseTemporary street circuit
LocationAdelaide Street Circuit
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Course Mi2.362
Course Km3.780
Distance Laps81
Distance Mi191.322
Distance Km306.180
Pole DriverAyrton Senna
Pole TeamMcLaren-Honda
Pole CountryBrazil
Pole Time1:15.671
Fast DriverNigel Mansell
Fast CountryUK
Fast TeamFerrari
Fast Time1:18.203
Fast Lap75
First DriverNelson Piquet
First CountryBrazil
First TeamBenetton-Ford
Second DriverNigel Mansell
Second TeamFerrari
Second CountryUK
Third DriverAlain Prost
Third TeamFerrari
Third CountryFrance

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The 1990 Australian Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on 4 November 1990 at Adelaide. This was the 500th race to contribute to the World Drivers' Championship. The race was the 55th Australian Grand Prix and the sixth to be held on the Adelaide street circuit. The race was held over 81 laps of the three kilometre circuit for a race distance of 306 kilometres.

The race was won for the second race in a row, by Brazilian veteran Nelson Piquet driving a Benetton B190. He took a three second victory over British driver Nigel Mansell driving a Ferrari 641 in his final race for Scuderia Ferrari. Mansell's French team mate Alain Prost finished third.

The victory allowed Piquet to claim third spot in the drivers championship in a countback after equalling the pointscore of Austrian McLaren driver Gerhard Berger. It also allowed Benetton Formula to secure third in the championship over Williams.

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