Preview Australian Grand Prix Farewell to Adelaide October 31,1995 The Nokia Tyrrell Yamaha team is looking forward to going to Adelaide for the traditional end of season Grand Prix of the Formula One World Championship. This year's event...
Preview Australian Grand Prix Farewell to Adelaide October 31,1995
The Nokia Tyrrell Yamaha team is looking forward to going to Adelaide for the traditional end of season Grand Prix of the Formula One World Championship. This year's event will be special as it will be the tenth and last time Adelaide welcomes the Australian Grand Prix before the race moves to Melbourne where the next season will start on 10 March 1996. The team personnel have always enjoyed coming to the South Australian city and will enjoy this last time more than ever.
On his return from the Japanese Grand Prix, Harvey Postlethwaite, Managing Director - Engineering, said: "Unfortunately, I'm never able to attend this Grand Prix as I have to be in England working on next year's car. This year is no exception. I'm sure the team will enjoy every moment of this very special race. The 023 car is reliable and, on a circuit where you are not allowed any mistakes, we could score more points. It would be a fantastic way to conclude a difficult season and a good start to our winter programme."
Mika Salo is also delighted to be back in Adelaide and said: "I really enjoyed Adelaide last year and I am looking forward to it again this year. I like the city and the people but I don't enjoy the circuit very much! There are too many 90 degree corners and if it rains it's impossible to drive. I had a good Japanese Grand Prix and it was rewarding to score another point for the team. Adelaide can also be tricky and who knows..."
Ukyo Katayama was less lucky for his home Grand Prix and said: "I have been working hard with my physiotherapist on my left thumb and I should be fit again for Australia. I enjoy coming to Adelaide and like the circuit but it will be strange to be there for the last time. Last year I was quick in each practice session but in qualifying I had trouble with the gearbox on Friday and it rained on Saturday! I am looking forward to ending the season on a high note."
Mike Gascoyne, Deputy Technical Director commented: "Adelaide is one of the best street circuits of the season. It's challenging and you are not allowed any mistakes because the walls are so close. It's a wide street circuit which means you can overtake. Cars will be running maximum down force configuration and traction will be crucial."
Melbourne circuit will host next tear's Australian Grand Prix on 10 March 1996. Mike Gascoyne said: "It's difficult to describe a circuit without having been there physically or to prepare a lap simulation without knowing the nature of the track, the tyres being used, the kerbs or the cambers on the circuit. It seems to be very demanding for the drivers, with few long straights. And it looks like there will be very few places for them to rest, with fairly flowing corners. It will be difficult to overtake. It looks like an Adelaide - a good street circuit."
The Australian Grand Prix will be held on the 3.780 km / 2.349 mile street circuit in the city of Adelaide. The 81 lap, 306.180 km / 190.292 mile race will start at 14.00 hours local time on Sunday 12 November and is expected to last 1 hour 50 minutes.