The Australian Grand Prix to jump start the season!
This weekend the season-opening of the Australian Grand Prix starts up again on Sunday March 20th. The first practice session will start this Friday, followed by Saturday’s qualifying hour and finally the race itself will begin this Sunday. All of this years, qualifying drivers and their teams have descended upon the Australian city of Melbourne ahead of this weekend’s race.
Synonymous with glamour and sophistication, Melbourne’s 5.303km circuit was built within one of the city’s most beautiful parklands – Albert Park. What makes the Australian Grand Prix track so unique are the picturesque surroundings featuring the Albert Park Lake, circuiting over roadways through cricket fields and the combination of high, medium and low speed corners. This track is considered to be quite fast and relatively easy to drive due to the flat, smooth terrain and the consistent placement of corners making it easy for the drivers to quickly adapt to the circuit more easily than other Grand Prix tracks and to achieve competitive timings. Although since 2004, no driver has been able to beat the legend Michael Schumacher’s 1.24.125 record.
The Australian Grand Prix has become very popular amongst the drivers, celebrities and fans alike and the addictive party atmosphere keeps them coming back year after year.