2014 Formula 1 calendar

Australian GP 14-16 Mar
Malaysian GP 28-30 Mar
Bahrain GP 4-6 Apr
Chinese GP 18-20 Apr
Spanish GP 9-11 May
Monaco GP 22-25 May
Canadian GP 6-8 Jun
Austrian GP 20-22 Jun
British GP 4-6 Jul
German GP 18-20 Jul
Hungarian GP 25-27 Jul
Belgian GP 22-24 Aug
Italian GP 5-7 Sep
Singapore GP 19-21 Sep
Japanese GP 3-5 Oct
Russian GP 10-12 Oct
United States GP 31-2 Nov
Brazilian GP 7-9 Nov
Abu Dhabi GP 21-23 Nov




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Timetable Australian GP

2014 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix

Albert Park Circuit.

Albert Park Circuit utilizes everyday sections of road that circle Albert Park Lake, a small man-made lake just south of the central business district of Melbourne. The temporary street course is 5.3 kilometers long. A total of 16 corners with 10 right turns and 6 left turns. The direction is clockwise. Engines are running about 65 percent of the lap at full throttle. The highest speed on the circuit is at the end of the start/finish straight with speeds over 300 km/h. The track offers few genuine overtaking opportunities, except if the driver ahead makes a mistake.

The track is fairly demanding and tricky for the drivers as it is quite fast and also contains many challenging corners. The secret of a good lap time depends not on peak power, but on good torque to help launch the car out of the slow corners that connect the succession of straights. Compared to other races that are held on public roads, the track has quite a smooth surface but there is no grip at all to start with. There are also a lot of road markings which reduce grip even further. Grip improves throughout the weekend as more rubber is laid down.

Albert Park Circuit is only used for the Australian Grand Prix, there are no other motorsport meetings there during the year. Each year, the much of the trackside fencing, grandstands, pedestriance overpasses, and other motorsport infrastructure are erected from approximately four weeks prior to the race weekend and removed within two weeks after the event. Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle flag possible F1 exit after 2015 because he thinks the event is no longer value for money for the Victorian state taxpayers.

Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia on Google Maps

A virtual lap of Albert Park F1 circuit