F1 » In memory of... the Pacific Grand Prix

With the F1 calendar continuing to expand to every corner of the earth, Will Saunders recalls a failed venture in Japan

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April 15, 2014 2:57 PM

Can someone tell me if this is true? This was mentioned in an F1 book, but I've seen other sources argue this 'fact':

The Pacific Grand Prix was nearly kept alive. Back in 1994/95 (or whenever) it was proposed that either Adelaide or Melbourne would be the Australian Grand Prix and the other one would be the Pacific Grand Prix. However, due to Mika Hakkinen's crash during the 1995 event, Adelaide was deemed too unsafe for modern Grand Prix cars and the Australian GP moved to Melbourne.

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