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Australian GP

Date: 17 Mar 2013

Albert Park Circuit Diagram
Circuit NameAlbert Park (Melbourne)
Type of CircuitSemi Street Circuit
Inaugurated1996
Circuit Length5,303 Km
Race Distance307,574 Km
Number of Laps58
Total Number of Turns16
Right-Hand Turns10
Left-Hand Turns6
Direction of the CircuitClockwise
Lap Record1:24.125 – M Schumacher (2004)
2012 Fastest Race Lap1:29.187 – Jenson Button
2012 Pole Position1:24.922 – Lewis Hamilton
2012 Race WinnerJenson Button
The Australian Grand Prix exists since 1950 but didn’t form a part of the Formula 1 World Championship calendar until 1985 when it took place at the Adelaide Street Circuit. In 1996 the race moved to Melbourne, specifically to Albert Park, a street circuit which is used once a year for this event. It is a quick track with few straights meaning that overtaking is not a simple task. Since it is a street circuit, there isn’t much grip at the start of the weekend but this improves as the days pass by. The Australian Grand Prix tends to be an exciting race as it gets the Championship underway and many surprise results can occur.