WATCH: From Senna and Mansell colliding to an epic Montoya vs Schumacher scrap – 5 great Australian GP battles from the F1 archives
F1 heads back to Australia this weekend in what promises to be another exciting encounter at the Albert Park Circuit. But what about the drama that has occurred Down Under over the years? We’ve made a selection from our archives…
Australia’s first F1 World Championship event took place at Adelaide in 1985, and it was here that we witnessed a thrilling battle between McLaren’s Ayrton Senna and Williams’ Nigel Mansell during the 1992 race – the pair going wheel-to-wheel on several occasions.
The fight between three-time title winner Senna and newly-crowned champion Mansell would end in disaster, though, with the Brazilian running into the back of his British rival to put both drivers out of the race on the spot.
Our other picks include a close scrap between established champion Michael Schumacher and upstart Juan Pablo Montoya in 2002, an intra-team skirmish between Williams pair Damon Hill and Jacques Villeneuve in 1996, and some more recent multi-car exchanges that will leave you on the edge-of-your-seat...
Hit go in the video player above to relive a handful of the best F1 battles in Australia.