The Adelaide Grand Prix era coincided with a boom of entries in Formula 1, resulting in oversubscribed grids and the need for pre-qualifying sessions.
At the 1989 Adelaide Grand Prix, for example, 13 drivers would have to sit out after failing to qualify, with nine knocked out in a pre-qualifying session on Friday morning.
Highlighting the depth of the field, drivers to miss out included former Adelaide podium finishers Michele Alboreto and Stefan Johansson.
These are the drivers who travelled to Adelaide only to fail to qualify:
1987: Alex Caffi (Osella).
1988: Gabriele Tarquini (Coloni), Julian Bailey (Tyrrell), Pierre-Henri Raphanel (Lola), Bernd Schneider (Zakspeed), Nicola Larini (Osella).
1989: Jonathan Palmer (Tyrrell), Luis Pérez-Sala (Minardi), Bertrand Gachot (Rial), Pierre-Henri Raphanel (Rial), Stefan Johansson (Onyx), Michele Alboreto (Lola), Bernd Schneider (Zakspeed), Roberto Moreno (Coloni), Oscar Larrauri (EuroBrun), Aguri Suzuki (Zakspeed), Yannick Dalmas (AGS), Gabriele Tarquini (AGS), Enrico Bertaggia (Coloni).
1990: Michele Alboreto (Arrows), Yannick Dalmas (AGS), Alex Caffi (Arrows), Bertrand Gachot (Coloni).
1991: Aguri Suzuki (Lola), Martin Brundle (Brabham), Eric van de Poele (Modena), Bertrand Gachot (Lola), Gabriele Tarquini (Fondmetal), Naoki Hattori (Coloni).
1994: Bertrand Gachot (Pacific), Paul Belmondo (Pacific) 📷.