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1992 Australian Grand Prix

1992 Australian Grand Prix
Grand PrixAustralian
DateNovember 8
Race No16
Season No16
Official NameLVII 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 DriverNigel Mansell
Pole TeamWilliams-Renault
Pole CountryUK
Pole Time1:13.732
Fast DriverMichael Schumacher
Fast CountryGermany
Fast TeamBenetton-Ford
Fast Time1:16.078
Fast Lap68
First DriverGerhard Berger
First CountryAustria
First TeamMcLaren-Honda
Second DriverMichael Schumacher
Second TeamBenetton-Ford
Second CountryGermany
Third DriverMartin Brundle
Third TeamBenetton-Ford
Third CountryUK

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The 1992 Australian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Adelaide on November 8, 1992. It was the sixteenth and final round of the 1992 Formula One season. The most significant moment was a collision between Ayrton Senna and Nigel Mansell as the Brazilian attempted to overtake the Englishman, eliminating both drivers. This was intended to be Mansell's final Formula One race before moving to IndyCars, but he returned briefly in 1994 and 1995 - although never again using his famous 'Red 5'.

Martin Brundle (who spent 1993 with Ligier), race winner Gerhard Berger (who returned to Ferrari for 1993) and Riccardo Patrese (who joined Benetton for 1993) are among the many drivers for whom this was the final race with their current teams, while for Jan Lammers, Stefano Modena, Maurício Gugelmin, Olivier Grouillard it was the last race of their career.

Nicola Larini started this race from the back of the grid. Jordan scored their only point of the season with Stefano Modena, while Thierry Boutsen (who won here in 1989) scored his only 1992 season points, and indeed the last points of his career. Benetton's double podium finish ensured that they scored points in every round.

This was McLaren's final race using a Honda engine. The company ceased their full factory involvement in the sport following this race, although the Mugen arm of the company continued. They returned in 2000 as engine supplier to BAR. For both the Dallara and March teams, this was their last appearance in the sport.

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