1989 Australian Grand Prix
- Sunday, November 5, 1989
- Foster's Australian Grand Prix
- F1 World Championship
“When I retired, they should have stopped it. Nothing more could have happened that could have affected the championship, so there was no further point in risking people’s lives.”
If Ayrton Senna sounded a little arrogant after his spectacular exit from Adelaide’s rain-soaked streets, his suggestion had the thread of logic that was missing from the officials’ viewpoint of the race.
After he’d three-wheeled his way back to the sanctuary of the pits, Senna had called Ron Dennis and his waterlogged men together to discuss his future. The championship lost, he even hinted at possible retirement.
Adelaide, South Australia
Temporary street circuit
Damon Hill (Williams FW15C-Renault), 1m15.381, 112.087 mph, F1, 1993
First Race1985 Australian Grand Prix