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Australian Grand Prix – Melbourne

Australian Grand Prix – Melbourne

The Australian Grand Prix is hosted in Melbourne at the stunning Albert Park location. It has been the season opener now since 1996 excluding the years 2006 and 2010. To get the latest race news for the Australian Grand Prix – click here

Circuit Name: Albert Park
Host First Grand Prix: 1996
Total Laps: 58
Total Turns: 16
Circuit Length: 5.303 km
Total Race Distance: 307.574 km
Current Lap Record: 1:24.125 – M Schumacher (2004)

Australian Grand Prix Aerial View

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Previous Australian Grand Prix Race Winners

Year Date Winning Driver Team Laps
2012 18 March United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren 58
2011 27 March Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull 58
2010 28 March United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren 58
2009 29 March United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Brawn 58
2008 16 March United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom McLaren 58
2007 18 March Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 58
2006 2 April Spain Fernando Alonso France Renault 57
2005 6 March Italy Giancarlo Fisichella France Renault 57
2004 7 March Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 58
2003 9 March United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren 58
2002 3 March Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 58
2001 4 March Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 58
2000 12 March Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 58
1999 7 March United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Italy Ferrari 57
1998 March 8 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren 58
1997 9 March United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren 58
1996 10 March United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams 58

The Australian Grand Prix is one of my favourite races and is a great way to kick off the F1 season. Of the driver line up for 2013 no one has won the Australian Grand Prix more than Jenson Button who currently has 3 wins at this circuit.

Resources:
If you plan on attending the Australian Grand Prix then checkout their official site http://grandprix.com.au/

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