Melbourne

Circuit Technical data
Location: Australia Power: 12
Date: Not on calendar Handling: 15
Race distance: 307.6km Acceleration: 10
Laps: 58 Downforce: Medium
Lap distance: 5.303 km Overtaking: Hard
Average speed: 221.86 km/h Suspension rigidity: Soft
Grand Prix Held: 24 Fuel consumption: Medium
Number of corners: 17 Tyre wear: Medium
Time in/out of pits: 16.5s Grip level: Low
Category: F1
Records
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Season Best qualifying lap
S43, R1
Aug 12th, 2014
Florencia Caro 1:26.443s
Season Master
S40, R15
Mar 14th, 2014
Denis Grahov 1:28.012s
Season Pro
S69, R7
Mar 15th, 2019
Damian Zglinicki 1:29.294s
Season Amateur
S63, R15
Mar 22nd, 2018
Mike Bennett 1:31.560s
Season Rookie
S32, R13
Sep 11th, 2012
Mateusz Zaborny 1:34.440s
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Season Track record
S63, R15
Mar 23rd, 2018
Christos Bobolis4 1:26.056s
Season Master
S69, R7
Mar 15th, 2019
Carlos Esparza 1:26.985s
Season Pro
S58, R1
Mar 24th, 2017
Alpo Kaakinen 1:28.015s
Season Amateur
S52, R3
Mar 18th, 2016
Carlos Esparza 1:29.951s
Season Rookie
S63, R15
Mar 23rd, 2018
Jason Claydon 1:31.578s
Description

The Australian Grand Prix was originally held in Adelaide with Keke Rosberg winning the inaugural race back in 1985. While at Adelaide the race was traditionally the season closer and thus witnessed some thrilling climaxes to the world championship fight. Who could forget Nigel Mansell's spectacular tyre blow-out in 1986 or Schumacher and Hill's controversial clash in '94? The race also marked Ayrton Senna's final grand prix win back in 1993.

The last Adelaide Australian Grand Prix took place in 1995 although the occasion was marked with sadness after Mika Hakkinen was seriously injured in a practice crash. Thankfully, as we all know, Mika went on to make a full recovery.

For 1996 the Aussie GP moved east to Melbourne and a fantastic new track at Albert Park. The race is now the season opener and has continued to provide some great racing. Jacques Villeneuve made a stunning GP debut there in '96 when he stuck his Williams on pole and finished second. In the same year, ITV's Martin Brundle was incredibly lucky to escape a massive first lap crash in which his Jordan flew into a terrifying sequence of barrel rolls.

History
Season Race Winner Pole position Fastest lap
1 1 Nikolay Ivanov
1h33:07.388s
Chris Whiting
3:09.221s
Nikolay Ivanov
1:33.490s
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3 10 Mariano Torregomez
1h29:16.772s
Mariano Torregomez
2:59.628s
Mariano Torregomez
1:30.210s
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8 7 Maxim Kotov1
1h27:11.222s
Edvinas Pranculevicius
2:59.587s
Maxim Kotov1
1:27.983s
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10 15 Vladimir Islentiev1
1h28:10.916s
Vladimir Islentiev1
3:00.119s
Martynas Molneris
1:29.429s
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12 13 Heidi Aareskoski
1h26:11.801s
Gatis Laugalis1
2:54.674s
Heidi Aareskoski
1:26.687s
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13 17 Heidi Aareskoski
1h27:48.857s
Heidi Aareskoski
2:58.979s
Heidi Aareskoski
1:29.048s
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16 14 Vladimir Islentiev2
1h27:49.980s
Vladimir Islentiev2
2:58.755s
Vladimir Islentiev2
1:29.120s
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18 1 Toygun Senler
1h27:05.169s
Tomasz Wypych
2:56.148s
Tomasz Wypych
1:28.308s
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19 5 Toygun Senler1
1h27:11.836s
Toygun Senler1
2:57.210s
Toygun Senler1
1:27.932s
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22 17 Edvinas Pranculevicius1
1h28:38.434s
Edvinas Pranculevicius1
3:23.207s
Zdenek Hladik
1:28.821s
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24 1 Edvinas Pranculevicius2
1h26:48.897s
Edvinas Pranculevicius2
2:56.122s
Edvinas Pranculevicius2
1:27.556s
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27 10 Zdenek Hladik3
1h26:58.207s
Justinas Smyšliajevas1
2:56.112s
Justinas Smyšliajevas1
1:27.995s
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29 17 Justinas Smyšliajevas3
1h26:54.540s
Justinas Smyšliajevas3
2:57.824s
Justinas Smyšliajevas3
1:27.536s
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30 Test track Total test laps: 1041772
Your test laps: ???
- Rimantas Sagatas
1:27.297s
Past testing sessions
Testing results
32 13 Atis Praudins
1h26:58.271s
Atis Praudins
2:58.145s
Atis Praudins
1:28.097s
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35 7 Leandro Sereno5
1h27:41.269s
Rimantas Sagatas1
3:11.687s
Wojciech Uzikowski
1:28.808s
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37 9 João Monteiro1
1h38:54.668s
João Monteiro1
2:55.479s
Toygun Senler4
1:29.250s
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40 15 Toygun Senler5
1h27:25.689s
Apostolis Goutzos
2:56.399s
Nikolay Borzenkov
1:28.171s
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43 1 Florencia Caro
1h26:41.710s
Florencia Caro
2:53.449s
Florencia Caro
1:26.871s
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46 7 Leandro Sereno6
1h27:18.805s
Leandro Sereno6
3:09.324s
Leandro Sereno6
1:27.967s
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49 11 Roland Postle3
1h27:17.990s
Roland Postle3
2:57.153s
Jukka Sireni
1:27.781s
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52 3 Roland Postle4
1h26:52.217s
Christos Bobolis2
2:57.363s
Krzysztof Malik
1:26.791s
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58 1 Florencia Caro
1h26:40.955s
Florencia Caro
2:55.131s
Max Watson
1:26.295s
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63 15 Radek Czech
1h25:47.497s
Radek Czech
2:57.859s
Christos Bobolis4
1:26.056s
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69 7 Róbert László2
1h26:02.018s
Alpo Kaakinen
2:55.307s
Yug Desai
1:26.093s
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