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Australian Grand Prix in stats

F1 CircuitMelbourne Grand Prix CircuitCircuit NameAlbert ParkCountryAustraliaCityMelbourneCircuit TypeRoadCapacity90,000DesignerJules de TheirFirst Race Held1996Number of Races Held17Number of Laps58Circuit DirectionClockwiseTotal Number of Corners16Number of Right Hand Corners10Number of Left Hand Corners6Maximum G-Force4.5 GCircuit length5.303 km (3.295 mi)Race length307.574 km (191.071 mi)From Startline to First Corner290mPit Lane Length280mLongest Stretch at Full Throttle10s (on the pit straight)Time Spent At Full Throttle66%Number of Gear Changes 54Most Successful TeamFerrari/McLaren, 6 winsMost Successful DriverMichael Schumacher, 4 winsLap Record1:24.125 - M Schumacher, Ferrari, 2004LapRecordAverage Speed227kph, 141mphTop Speed Recorded310kph (192.36 mi)Wins From Pole8- 47.06%Time ZoneUTC +10Coordinates37 50? 49.2? S, 144 58? 26.4? EAverage Temperature25CAverage WeatherDry CIRCUIT INFO The Albert Park circuit is a temporary track which is only used once a year to host the Australian Grand Prix - typically the opening round of the season. The track made up of sections of the public road that circles the man-made Albert Park lake. The sections used were completely rebuilt in 1996 to ensure consistency and smoothness of the surface and, as a result, it is considered the smoothest of the road circuits currently in use. Although fast, the track is thought of as to be easy to drive, although the flat terrain around the lake combined with the design means the circuit has very few proper straights making overtaking particularly hard. Despite talks of a night race to make viewing easier for Europeans, a compromise was reached between the FIA and the race organisers and the 2009 race started at 5pm local time and proved a great success. As a result the contract was extended, meaning Albert Park will host the Australian Grand Prix until 2015. NOTES In 2001 marshal Graham Beveridge died after being struck in the chest by a flying wheel. His death lead to the introduction of wheel tethers in F1.

F1 CircuitMelbourne Grand Prix Circuit
Circuit NameAlbert Park
Circuit TypeRoad
DesignerJules de Their
First Race Held1996
Number of Races Held17
Number of Laps58
Circuit DirectionClockwise
Total Number of Corners16
Number of Right Hand Corners10
Number of Left Hand Corners6
Maximum G-Force4.5 G
Circuit length5.303 km (3.295 mi)
Race length307.574 km (191.071 mi)
From Startline to First Corner290m
Pit Lane Length280m
Longest Stretch at Full Throttle10s (on the pit straight)
Time Spent At Full Throttle66%
Number of Gear Changes54
Most Successful TeamFerrari/McLaren, 6 wins
Most Successful DriverMichael Schumacher, 4 wins
Lap Record1:24.125 – M Schumacher, Ferrari, 2004
Lap Record Average Speed227kph, 141mph
Top Speed Recorded310kph (192.36 mi)
Wins From Pole8- 47.06%
Time ZoneUTC +10
Coordinates37° 50′ 49.2″ S, 144° 58′ 26.4″ E
Average Temperature25°C
Average WeatherDry

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