1989 Grand Prix of Australia
5 November - Adelaide: 306.180km (3.780km x 81 laps)



Race interrupted after a first lap accident, and was restarted for 81 laps.
Race eventually stopped after 2 hours on lap 70 (264.600 km).


Pole Position: Ayrton Senna, McLaren-Honda MP4/5, 1:16.665
Fastest lap: Satoru Nakajima, 1:38.480 (138.180 km/h on lap 64)

Results
 1. Thierry Boutsen           Williams-Renault FW13       2:00:17.421 (131.981 km/h)
 2. Alessandro Nannini        Benetton-Ford B189         -     28.658
 3. Riccardo Patrese          Williams-Renault FW13      -     37.683
 4. Satoru Nakajima           Lotus-Judd 101             -     42.331
 5. Emanuele Pirro            Benetton-Ford B189         -  2 laps
 6. Pierluigi Martini         Minardi-Ford M189          -  3 laps
 7. Mauricio Gugelmin         March-Judd CG891           -  4 laps
 8. Stefano Modena            Brabham-Judd BT58          -  6 laps
    

    

Retirements    
    Eddie Cheever             Arrows-Ford A11            - 28 laps (Spun)
    J.J. Lehto                Onyx-Ford ORE-1            - 43 laps (Electrics/Spun)
    Olivier Grouillard        Ligier-Ford JS33           - 48 laps (Spun)
    Nelson Piquet             Lotus-Judd 101             - 51 laps (Accident)
    Piercarlo Ghinzani        Osella-Ford FA1M           - 52 laps (Accident)
    Nigel Mansell             Ferrari 640                - 53 laps (Spun)
    Alex Caffi                Dallara-Ford 189           - 57 laps (Spun)
    Ivan Capelli              March-Judd CG891           - 57 laps (Radiator)
    Ayrton Senna              McLaren-Honda MP4/5        - 57 laps (Accident)
    Andrea de Cesaris         Dallara-Ford 189           - 58 laps (Spun)
    Martin Brundle            Brabham-Judd BT58          - 58 laps (Accident)
    Derek Warwick             Arrows-Ford A11            - 63 laps (Engine/Spun)
    Philippe Alliot           Lola-Lamborghini LC89      - 64 laps (Accident)
    Gerhard Berger            Ferrari 640                - 64 laps (Accident)
    Jean Alesi                Tyrrell-Ford 018           - 65 laps (Electrics)
    René Arnoux               Ligier-Ford JS33           - 66 laps (Accident)
    Nicola Larini             Osella-Ford FA1M           - 70 laps (Electrics)
    Alain Prost               McLaren-Honda MP4/5        - 70 laps (Withdrew*)
    
Did Not Qualify    
    Jonathan Palmer           Tyrrell-Ford 018
    Luis Perez-Sala           Minardi-Ford M189
    Bertrand Gachot           Rial-Ford ARC2
    Pierre-Henri Raphanel     Rial-Ford ARC2
    
Did Not Pre-qualify    
    Stefan Johansson          Onyx-Ford ORE-1
    Michele Alboreto          Lola-Lamborghini LC89
    Bernd Schneider           Zakspeed-Yamaha 891
    Roberto Moreno            Coloni-Ford FC189
    Oscar Larrauri            EuroBrun-Judd ER189
    Aguri Suzuki              Zakspeed-Yamaha 891
    Yannick Dalmas            AGS-Ford JH24
    Gabriele Tarquini         AGS-Ford JH24
    Enrico Bertaggia          Coloni-Ford FC189

    * Retired after first start

Qualifying Times:

 1. Ayrton Senna              McLaren-Honda MP4/5         1:16.665 (177.500 km/h)
 2. Alain Prost               McLaren-Honda MP4/5        -   0.738
 3. Pierluigi Martini         Minardi-Ford M189          -   0.958
 4. Alessandro Nannini        Benetton-Ford B189         -   1.097
 5. Thierry Boutsen           Williams-Renault FW13      -   1.126
 6. Riccardo Patrese          Williams-Renault FW13      -   1.162
 7. Nigel Mansell             Ferrari 640                -   1.648
 8. Stefano Modena            Brabham-Judd BT58          -   2.085
 9. Andrea de Cesaris         Dallara-Ford 189           -   2.163
10. Alex Caffi                Dallara-Ford 189           -   2.192
11. Nicola Larini             Osella-Ford FA1M           -   2.445
12. Martin Brundle            Brabham-Judd BT58          -   2.471
13. Emanuele Pirro            Benetton-Ford B189         -   2.552
14. Gerhard Berger            Ferrari 640                -   2.573
15. Jean Alesi                Tyrrell-Ford 018           -   2.594
16. Ivan Capelli              March-Judd CG891           -   2.604
17. J.J. Lehto                Onyx-Ford ORE-1            -   2.644
18. Nelson Piquet             Lotus-Judd 101             -   2.727
19. Philippe Alliot           Lola-Lamborghini LC89      -   2.903
20. Derek Warwick             Arrows-Ford A11            -   2.934
21. Piercarlo Ghinzani        Osella-Ford FA1M           -   3.026
22. Eddie Cheever             Arrows-Ford A11            -   3.257
23. Satoru Nakajima           Lotus-Judd 101             -   3.401
24. Olivier Grouillard        Ligier-Ford JS33           -   3.408
25. Mauricio Gugelmin         March-Judd CG891           -   3.526
26. René Arnoux               Ligier-Ford JS33           -   3.726
    
Did Not Qualify    
27. Jonathan Palmer           Tyrrell-Ford 018           -   3.763
28. Luis Perez-Sala           Minardi-Ford M189          -   3.968
29. Bertrand Gachot           Rial-Ford ARC2             -   5.602
30. Pierre-Henri Raphanel     Rial-Ford ARC2             -   5.640

Did Not Pre-qualify
31. Stefan Johansson          Onyx-Ford ORE-1            -   2.874
32. Michele Alboreto          Lola-Lamborghini LC89      -   3.464
33. Bernd Schneider           Zakspeed-Yamaha 891        -   3.514
34. Roberto Moreno            Coloni-Ford FC189          -   3.518
35. Oscar Larrauri            EuroBrun-Judd ER189        -   4.085
36. Aguri Suzuki              Zakspeed-Yamaha 891        -   4.347
37. Yannick Dalmas            AGS-Ford JH24              -   4.357
38. Gabriele Tarquini         AGS-Ford JH24              -   4.935
39. Enrico Bertaggia          Coloni-Ford FC189          -   7.416