Grand Prix Gold: Australian GP 1986

Grand Prix Gold: Australian GP 1986

There has probably never been a world championship showdown as dramatic as this - that a British driver didn't win the title in. Here in all it's glory, is the full story of the 1986 Formula 1 World Championship finale in Adelaide - a race no one who saw it will ever forget...

For the first time in 26 years, the world championship has been retained. Alain Prost smiled before the start at Adelaide last Sunday, admitted that his chances were slender, said he would give his best shot. That he did.

For most of the afternoon it looked like a sentimental victory for Rosberg in his last grand prix, a world championship for Mansell. But tyre failures, still unaccountable, took Keke into retirement, Nigel nearly into a massive accident.

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