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Adelaide

Adelaide was hailed as the best temporary road course in the world when it opened in 1985.

Adelaide was hailed as the best temporary road course in the world when it opened in 1985. The Grand Prix held there revelled in an end-of-season party atmosphere and was universally popular. Its organisers were shocked, however, when Melbourne snatched the right to stage the event starting in 1996. But a shorter 2-mile circuit reopened in 1999 for historic races and the national staple of touring car events. The original GP circuit was restored for the unique Race of a Thousand Years held for American Le Mans Series sports cars. The race started on 31 December 2000, and finished on the first day of the New Year. It was here that Allan McNish was confirmed as 2000 ALMS champion. Adelaide’s startline and pits are set in Victoria Park that had also included a horse racecourse. The remainder of the lap is made up of the surrounding streets, including the fast Dequetteville Terrace (known as Brabham Straight on race day), where Nigel Mansell suffered his Championship-losing puncture in 1986. The 2021 touring car race was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic but returned after a year away.

Grand Prix Circuit

1985 - 2003

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

2.347 (Miles)

Change

Original Grand Prix circuit

Fastest Race Lap

Damon Hill (Williams FW15C-Renault), 1m15.381, 112.087 mph, F1, 1993

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Ayrton Senna (McLaren MP4/8-Ford), 1m13.371, 115.157 mph, F1, 1993

National Circuit

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Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

2.012 (Miles)

Change

Turn 8 reprofiled

Fastest Race Lap

Joey Mawson (Rogers AF01/V8-Ford), 1m16.8155, 94.294 mph, S5000, 2022

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Aaron Cameron (Rogers AF01/V8-Ford), 1m15.4972, 95.940 mph, S5000, 2022

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

2.001 (Miles)

Change

Circuit reduced by turning onto Bartels Road

Latest Races

3,420

Championships

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19,439

Results

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25,316

Drivers

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14,566

Teams

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922

Circuits

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