2018 Formula 1 calendar

Australian GP 25 Mar
Bahrain GP 8 Apr
Chinese GP 15 Apr
Azerbaijan GP 29 Apr
Spanish GP 13 May
Monaco GP 27 May
Canadian GP 10 Jun
French GP 24 Jun
Austrian GP 1 Jul
British GP 8 Jul
German GP 22 Jul
Hungarian GP 29 Jul
Belgian GP 26 Aug
Italian GP 2 Sep
Singapore GP 16 Sep
Russian GP 30 Sep
Japanese GP 7 Oct
United States GP 21 Oct
Mexican GP 28 Oct
Brazilian GP 11 Nov
Abu Dhabi GP 25 Nov


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Albert Park Circuit - Australian Grand Prix 2018

Albert Park Circuit.

Albert Park Circuit, officially named Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, uses everyday sections of road that circle Albert Park Lake, near 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 events during the year. Each year, the much of the trackside fencing, grandstands, pedestriance overpasses, and other motorsport infrastructure are erected from approximately two months prior to the race weekend and removed within one month after the event. Melbourne has hosted the Australian Grand Prix since 1996 and the contract runs until 2023.

Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia on Google Maps

A virtual lap of Albert Park F1 circuit