F1 Circuits - Melbourne, Australia

AUSTRALIA - Melbourne
BAHRAIN - Sakhir
BRAZIL - Interlagos
CANADA - Montreal
CHINA - Shanghai
EUROPE - Nurburgring
FRANCE - Magny-Cours
GB - Silverstone
HUNGARY - Hungaroring
ITALY - Monza
JAPAN - Fuji
MONACO - Monte Carlo
SPAIN - Barcelona
TURKEY - Istanbul
USA - Indianapolis


Track Facts

Current circuit length : 5.303 km (1998-2007)

Lap record : 1m 24.125; 226.933 km/h (Michael Schumacher 2004)

Fastest qualifying lap : 1m 24.482; 226.173 km/h (Michael Schumacher 2004)

Grand Prix held : 12

Web Site : www.grandprix.com.au
Location : Melbourne GP Circuit
Albert Park
220 Albert Road
PO Box 577
South Melbourne
Victoria 3205, Australia
Tel: (+61) 3 9258 7100
Fax: (+61) 3 9699 3727

Albert Park replaced Adelaide as Australia's F1 venue in 1996 despite fierce protests from environmentalists who were worried about the impact a Grand Prix would have on the surrounding parkland. Additionally, whereas the Adelaide event had brought the F1 season to a close, Melbourne is now the opening round of the championship. At 3.3 miles, Albert Park is one of the longer circuits on the calendar, however don't expect much overtaking. The best opportunity for overtaking is at the end of the pit straight. The nature of the track - lots of corners, with few long straights - means that drivers opt for quite a high level of downforce, with tyre degradation being another significant factor.

Past Winners

Year Winner Team  
2007 Kimi RAIKKONEN Ferrari Click for full results
2006 Fernando ALONSO Renault Click for full results
2005 Giancarlo FISICHELLA Renault Click for full results
2004 Michael SCHUMACHER Ferrari Click for full results
2003 David COULTHARD McLaren Click for full results
2002 Michael SCHUMACHER Ferrari Click for full results
2001 Michael SCHUMACHER Ferrari Click for full results
2000 Michael SCHUMACHER Ferrari
1999 Eddie IRVINE Ferrari
1998 Mika HAKKINEN McLaren
1997 David COULTHARD McLaren
1996 Damon HILL Williams

Back to Top

Copyright © 2011 - Carolyn Abberley
All Rights Reserved
Webmaster: webmaster@f1roro.co.uk