When it was confirmed that there would be an Australian Grand Prix for the 1985 Formula One Season, Nine Network announced it would begin to broadcast all Formula One races in full for the first time within Australia. Prior to 1985 few races were shown on television and were usually only brief highlights of Formula One races and rarely the full coverage.
Darrell Eastlake was brought in to head the Formula One coverage with Australian viewers taking a commentary feed from the BBC Sport F1 coverage headed by Murray Walker and James Hunt. In 1987 recently retired Formula One driver and Australian F1 World Champion Alan Jones joined the Nine Network coverage line-up where he was also joined by British Motorcycle champion Barry Sheene.
The trio would lead the Nine Network coverage until 2002 when Nine Network lost the F1 broadcasting rights to Network TEN.
|Pit Lane Reporter||Jonathan Palmer||1990-1993|
|Paddock Reporter||Louise Goodman||1997-2002|
|Lead Commentator||Murray Walker||1985-2001|