Australien Formel 1 Videof1 Australia 2002
The Jones Grandstand also offers distant but good views of the Main straight, meaning you can catch glimpses of the start and finish, and the feverish pit-lane activity.
Running along the Main Straight, Fangio Grandstand offers true vantage points to follow pre and post-race activity along with the hectic start and glorious finish.
Ideal for speed demons, seats here are also very much appreciated by dedicated flag-waving fans who wish to cheer on their favourite drivers.
With views that stretch as far as the first and last turn of the circuit, you can also enjoy excellent sights of the pit-lane. Excellent views of the Pit Lane.
Grasp the opportunity and book your tickets for this grandstand now! Clear views of the Pit Lane. Seats here offer true vantage points to follow pre and post-race activity along with the start and finish of the race.
Somewhat like the Prost Grandstand, seats here provide views on both the last corner and the main straight. Offering great sights of the starting grid, fans here will relish every moment from pre-grid action to post-race celebrations.
With a close eye on the tense start and glorious finish, the clear view of the V8 garages is added value to your ticket.
With views of the dramatic turns 11 and 12, fans will also witness the cars speed along the short straight to Turn If you feel like a walk around, Golf course entertainment and bar facilities are close by.
The location is great to witness the cars jockey through this section of long curves with views on the ninth and tenth corners.
Jones, who started 19th, stalled at the start but fought his way to sixth by lap 20 before retiring later in the lap with electrical failure. The event was a three-way race for the Drivers' Championship.
Mansell needed only third to guarantee the title, whilst Prost and Piquet needed to win and for Mansell to finish fourth or lower to take the title.
Finn Keke Rosberg led for 62 laps before a puncture that caused damage to his McLaren; this was the champion's last Formula One race.
Mansell fought to control the violently veering car and steered it to a safe stop. Prost took the lead, as Mansell's teammate Piquet had pitted as a pre-cautionary measure, and the Frenchman won the race and the championship.
Prost had to fight back after a mid-race puncture, and stopped soon after the finish so as not to waste fuel, something he had done at every race he finished since his disqualification from the San Marino Grand Prix for being underweight after his McLaren ran out of fuel on his slow down lap after crossing the line first.
The race was also the 15th win and 15th pole in 16 races in a season of total dominance for McLaren-Honda, a domination not seen before or since in Formula One.
This event came after controversial events 2 weeks before at the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka, where Prost crashed into his hated teammate Senna, and Senna got going again and finished 1st on the road but after a lot of political ramifications, he was disqualified for cutting the chicane before the pit straight at Suzuka; the repercussions of which dawned on the race.
McLaren decided to appeal Senna's disqualification; so Senna still had a chance of winning the championship.
The race was delayed for sometime and there were discussions about whether the race should be started. Senna qualified on pole position, and had every intention of starting the race.
The circuit was still being hammered by rain and was covered by water, but the drivers, including Prost relented and they started. But an unconvinced Prost came in after one lap and withdrew; and Senna- who was in an awful mental state, immediately began driving as fast as he could.
By the end of the first lap, due to Pierluigi Martini's slow Minardi holding up the two faster Williams cars of Belgian Thierry Boutsen and Italian Riccardo Patrese , Senna was an astonishing nine seconds ahead of Martini; the Williams cars soon passed Martini but by the end of the third lap, Senna was 23 seconds ahead of second-placed Boutsen.
But even with such a huge lead which extended even further, Senna continued to push very hard- taking very daring chances even for himself; the psychological dominance F1 had exuded over the Brazilian meant that he was known to take chances that most other drivers would not.
Boutsen won the race in the unimproved conditions, the race was called after it reached the two-hour time limit. Senna had crashed into Prost at the very first corner on the first lap of the race; and he won the Drivers' Championship for the second time.
The Australian Grand Prix that year was an incredibly exciting race: Senna led for 61 laps, but crashed near the entrance to the permanent race course because of gearbox problems.
Mansell charged through the field and repeatedly broke the lap record in pursuit of his former Williams teammate.
This almost ended in disaster when the Ferrari almost hit the Benetton at the end of the Brabham Straight in a last-ditch overtaking move on the last lap.
Piquet won from the Ferraris of Mansell and Prost. There was pre-race controversy when Prost refused to take part in both the annual end of season drivers' photo and the special photo shoot with the World Champions in attendance including legendary five-time champion Juan Manuel Fangio , three-time champions Sir Jack Brabham , Jackie Stewart , Niki Lauda, and Nelson Piquet; and other world champions James Hunt , Alan Jones, Denny Hulme and Senna , as Prost was still disgusted and angry did not wish to appear in the photos with Senna following their controversial first corner crash in the previous race in Japan which gave the World Championship to Senna.
The race was notable for being held in extremely wet and tricky conditions and the race was eventually stopped after 14 of the scheduled 82 laps and Ayrton Senna was declared the winner.
Prost had been fired from Ferrari for making unsavory comments about the car after Suzuka; he did not compete in this race. The Drivers' Championship had already been decided in Senna's favour; but the Constructors' Championship was still yet to be decided between McLaren and Williams.
Senna's victory plus his teammate Gerhard Berger's third gave McLaren its fourth consecutive Constructors' Championship; Williams which was behind McLaren in points drivers Mansell finished second but crashed near the race's end at the chicane after the pits and Riccardo Patrese finished fifth.
Senna embraced his once extremely bitter rival Prost on the podium. It was announced around this time that the Australian Grand Prix would be moving to Melbourne for The was to see yet another memorable weekend.
Nigel Mansell , returning to Formula One in place of the late Senna, was on pole but a poor start resulted in the two championship rivals Hill and Schumacher battling for the lead.
But on lap 36, Schumacher went off the track, a result of oversteer, and this allowed Hill to catch up with Schumacher and take the inside line for the next corner.
Schumacher turned in on Hill's Williams whether on purpose or accidentally remains unknown which sent the Benetton up on two wheels and into the tyre barrier, Schumacher retiring on the spot.
Hill came out of the incident with a broken wishbone on his front-left suspension, he pitted and retired from the race, handing the title to Schumacher.
The sister Williams of the year-old Nigel Mansell went on to win the race, becoming the oldest Grand Prix winner since Jack Brabham in In , Mika Häkkinen suffered a tyre failure at the early part of the first qualifying session at the high speed Brewery Bend between Jones and Brabham Straights, which resulted in him crashing heavily into the outside wall.
He was critically injured in the crash and was saved only due to an emergency cricothyroidotomy that was performed by the side of the track by Sid Watkins.
Luckily, Häkkinen recovered fully and was fit to race again in , thus missing only one race. Häkkinen climbed back into a Formula One car at Paul Ricard three months after the accident.
In prominent Melbourne businessman Ron Walker began working with the Kennett government to make Melbourne the host of the event. After the government of Jeff Kennett spent an undisclosed amount,  it was announced in late days after the South Australian election that the race would be shifted to a rebuilt Albert Park street circuit in Melbourne.
The race moved to Melbourne in The decision to hold the race there was controversial. A series of protests were organised by the "Save Albert Park" group, which claimed that the race turned a public park into a private playground for one week per year.
Additionally, they claimed that the race cost a great deal of money that would be better spent, if it were to be spent on motor racing, on a permanent circuit elsewhere.
Finally, they said that the claimed economic benefits of the race were false or exaggerated. The race organisers and the government claimed that the economic benefits to the state, although unquantifiable, outweighed the costs, and highlighted that the park's public amenities have been greatly improved from the World War II vintage facilities previously located at Albert Park; the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre scene of many Melbourne Commonwealth Games events being the centre piece and best known of the revitalised facilities.
Opponents of holding the race in the park point out that the Aquatic Centre adds nothing to the Grand Prix, is effectively closed for weeks surrounding the event and could have been built independent of the car race.
Bernie Ecclestone , the president of Formula One Management , the group that runs modern-day Formula One in conjunction with the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile FIA , once famously said that it took 10 minutes to do the deal with Melbourne that would see the Victorian capital host the Australian Grand Prix from It is thought that Melbourne's unsuccessful quest to stage the Olympic Games, and the subsequently successful bid by northern rival city Sydney to host the Summer Olympics , was a driving force behind Melbourne's motivation to wrest the Australian Grand Prix away from Adelaide.
The Australian Grand Prix at Adelaide from — was always the last event in the Formula One calendar- but from onwards, it was usually the first event or early in the season.
Albert Park, within easy reach of the Melbourne central business district, became home to the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.
A turn circuit, which measures 5. The circuit is renowned as being a smooth and high-speed test for Formula One teams and drivers. Its characteristics are similar to the only other street circuit set in a public park used in the Formula One World Championship, the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal which hosts the Canadian Grand Prix.
Some , people turned out for the first race in , which remains a record for the event. The logistics of creating a temporary circuit and hosting an event of the magnitude of a Formula One Grand Prix from scratch weren't lost on the international visitors, with Melbourne winning the F1 Constructors' Association Award for the best organised Grand Prix of the year in its first two years of and On the first lap of the first race in , Jordan's Martin Brundle was launched into the air in an enormous accident.
Footage of the crash, and Brundle's subsequent rush back to the pits to take the spare car for the restart, ensured the first race in Melbourne gained widespread coverage.
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