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1989 Season
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1989 Japanese GP
1988 Australian GP

1989 Australian GP

1990 United States GP
1990 Australian GP
 LIV  Foster's Australian Grand Prix

Event Overview • Entry List
Qualifying Pre-QualifyingQualification
Race Starting GridClassificationFastest LapsLaps Led

Details
DateSunday 5 November 1989
Start time14:00
Event Australian GP
Circuit Adelaide
Event FormatRace of 81 laps
ChampionshipWorld Championship
Race number#16 of 16 in 1989
#484 (of all time)
Circuit
Laps70
Circuit Perimeter3780 m
Race Distance3780 × 81 = 306.180 km (scheduled)
3780 × 70 = 264.600 km (raced)
Grid Format2-2-2-2 (staggered)
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerLeft
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherOvercast, Mild, Rain
Participants
Entries39
Qualifiers26
Finishers8
DebutantsNone
MilestonesCamel Team Lotus – 1st Fastest Lap (Entrant)
 Coloni – 50th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
 Satoru Nakajima – 1st Fastest Lap (Driver)
Records Broken None
Records Extended 1. Most Retirements Lotus (509),
2. Most Race Entries Lotus (1172),
3. Most Race Entries Riccardo Patrese (193),
4. Most Failures to Pre-Qualify Zakspeed (30),
5. Most Failures to Pre-Qualify Aguri Suzuki (16),
6. Most Poles Ayrton Senna (42),
7. Most 2nd Place Qualifications Alain Prost (42),
8. Most 7th Place Qualifications Ferrari (65),
9. Most 18th Place Qualifications Lotus (42),
10. Most Failures to Pre-Qualify in a Season Zakspeed (30),
11. Most Failures to Pre-Qualify in a Season Aguri Suzuki (16)

World Championship standings
1  Alain Prost 76 
2  Ayrton Senna 60 
3  Riccardo Patrese 40 up
4  Nigel Mansell 38 up
5  Thierry Boutsen 37 
6  Alessandro Nannini 32 
7  Gerhard Berger 21 
8  NÚlson Piquet 12 
9  Jean Alesi 8 
10  Derek Warwick 7 
11  Michele Alboreto 6 
  Eddie Cheever 6 
  Stefan Johansson 6 
14  Johnny Herbert 5 
15  Pierluigi Martini 5 up
16  Mauricio Gugelmin 4 up
  Stefano Modena 4 up
  Andrea de Cesaris 4 up
19  Alex Caffi 4 up
20  Martin Brundle 4 
21  Christian Danner 3 
  Satoru Nakajima 3 
23  RenÚ Arnoux 2 up
  Emanuele Pirro 2 
25  Jonathan Palmer 2 up
26  Olivier Grouillard 1 up
  Philippe Alliot 1 up
  Gabriele Tarquini 1 up
  Luis Perez-Sala 1 up
1  McLaren / Honda 141 
2  Williams / Renault 77 
3  Ferrari / Ferrari 59 
4  Benetton / Ford 39 
5  Tyrrell / Ford 16 
6  Lotus / Judd 15 up
7  Arrows / Ford 13 up
8  Dallara / Ford 8 
9  Brabham / Judd 8 
10  Onyx / Ford 6 
11  Minardi / Ford 6 
12  March / Judd 4 
13  Rial / Ford 3 
14  Ligier / Ford 3 
15  AGS / Ford 1 
  Lola / Lamborghini 1 

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 5Car 1Car 12
EntrantCanon Williams TeamHonda Marlboro McLarenCamel Team Lotus
Driver Thierry Boutsen Ayrton Senna Satoru Nakajima
Car Williams FW13 McLaren MP4/5 Lotus 101
EngineRenault 3.5 V10Honda 3.5 V10Judd 3.5 V8
Time2:00'17.4211'16.6651'38.480
Speed131.981 km/h177.500 km/h138.180 km/h