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1988 Japanese GP
1987 Australian GP

1988 Australian GP

1989 Brazilian GP
1989 Australian GP
 LIII  Foster's Australian Grand Prix

Event Overview • SessionsEntry List
Qualifying Qualification
Race Starting GridClassificationFastest LapsLaps Led

Details
DateSunday 13 November 1988
Start time14:00
Event Australian GP
Circuit Adelaide
Event FormatRace of 82 laps
ChampionshipWorld Championship
Race number#16 of 16 in 1988
#468 (of all time)
Circuit
Laps82
Circuit Perimeter3780 m
Race Distance3780 × 82 = 309.960 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2 (staggered)
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerLeft
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherCloudy, Hot, Dry
Participants
Entries31
Qualifiers26
Finishers11
DebutantsPierre-Henri Raphanel (Driver)
MilestonesAgip – 1000th Race Entry (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Larrousse Calmels – 50th Race Entry (Entrant)
Records Broken 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points Scores in a Season McLaren (27),
2. Most Drivers' Championship Points Scores in a Season McLaren (27),
3. Most Drivers' Championship Points Scores in a Season Alain Prost (14),
4. Most Constructors' Championship Points Scores in a Season Alain Prost (14),
5. Most 2nd Place Finishes in a Season McLaren (10),
6. Most 26th Place Qualifications Piercarlo Ghinzani (8),
7. Most 2nd Place Qualifications in a Season McLaren (12)
Records Extended 1. Most Retirements Lotus (494),
2. Most Podium Finishes Alain Prost (69),
3. Most Drivers' Championship Points Scores Alain Prost (83),
4. Most Constructors' Championship Points Scores Alain Prost (83),
5. Most Race Wins Alain Prost (35),
6. Most Race Wins in a Season McLaren (15),
7. Most Races Led Ferrari (237),
8. Most Races Led Alain Prost (55),
9. Most Laps Led Ferrari (6528),
10. Most Race Entries Lotus (1140),
11. Most 2nd Place Qualifications Alain Prost (33),
12. Most 4th Place Qualifications Ferrari (107),
13. Most 13th Place Qualifications Lotus (56),
14. Most Poles in a Season McLaren (15),
15. Most Poles in a Season Ayrton Senna (13),
16. Most 2nd Place Qualifications in a Season Alain Prost (10),
17. Most 4th Place Qualifications in a Season Ferrari (9)

World Championship standings
1  Ayrton Senna 90 
2  Alain Prost 87 
3  Gerhard Berger 41 
4  Thierry Boutsen 27 
5  Michele Alboreto 24 
6  NÚlson Piquet 22 
7  Ivan Capelli 17 up
8  Derek Warwick 17 up
9  Nigel Mansell 12 
10  Alessandro Nannini 12 
11  Riccardo Patrese 8 up
12  Eddie Cheever 6 up
13  Mauricio Gugelmin 5 up
14  Jonathan Palmer 5 up
15  Andrea de Cesaris 3 
16  Satoru Nakajima 1 
  Pierluigi Martini 1 
1  McLaren / Honda 199 
2  Ferrari / Ferrari 65 
3  Benetton / Ford 39 
4  Lotus / Honda 23 up
5  Arrows / Megatron 23 up
6  March / Judd 22 up
7  Williams / Judd 20 
8  Tyrrell / Ford 5 
9  Rial / Ford 3 
10  Minardi / Ford 1 

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 11Car 12Car 11
EntrantHonda Marlboro McLarenHonda Marlboro McLarenHonda Marlboro McLaren
Driver Alain Prost Ayrton Senna Alain Prost
Car McLaren MP4/4 McLaren MP4/4 McLaren MP4/4
EngineHonda 1.5 V6THonda 1.5 V6THonda 1.5 V6T
Time1:53'14.6761'17.7481'21.216
Speed164.225 km/h175.027 km/h167.553 km/h