There’s a remarkable lineage that links five Formula 1 world champions over a 32-year period.
From Alan Jones in 1980 to Jenson Button in 2012, the connection between the five drivers represents the changing of the guard in Formula 1 and involves key races at the Adelaide Grand Prix. It is:
– Alan Jones won Alain Prost’s first race (1980 Argentine Grand Prix)
– Alain Prost won Alan Jones’ final race (1986 Australian Grand Prix)
– Alain Prost won Ayrton Senna’s first race (1984 Brazilian Grand Prix)
– Ayrton Senna won Alain Prost’s final race (1993 Australian Grand Prix)
– Ayrton Senna won Michael Schumacher’s first race (1991 Belgian Grand Prix)
– Michael Schumacher won Ayrton Senna’s last race (1994 San Marino Grand Prix)
– Michael Schumacher won Jenson Button’s first race (2000 Australian Grand Prix)
– Jenson Button won Michael Schumacher’s final race (2012 Brazilian Grand Prix)
The 1986 Adelaide Grand Prix saw Prost win his second world championship with victory in the race, while Jones (pictured above) retired with an engine failure.
The 1993 Adelaide Grand Prix was the final battle between great rivals Prost and Senna, with the latter taking the win before an emotional moment of reconciliation on the podium.
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