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AUSTRALIAN GP

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This race is held inAlbert Park Melbourne, Australia and is the first race in the F1 calender.
This circuit has been in the racing calender since 1996. The circuit is 3.29 km long and a
total of 58 laps have to be completed to decide the winner.This circuit has no sharp
corners like monaco and .Not particularly challenging as a race circuit, but most drivers
do consider it amongst their favourites. The approaches to some of the corners are a little
bumpy and can create problems for the drivers..Mclaren won the race last year
comprehensively from Ferrari and this year may be no different.

CIRCUIT MAP

Set up
this circuit due to the understeer requies lots of downforce so the wings are set to it.Also due to the circuit being hard on the tyres, The circuit can be heavy on tyres so teams often opt for soft set-ups that will prolong tyre life.

Track:
 4.7 km , Melbourne

Lap record
Heinz H Frentzen 1:30:585

Pole Position 99 :
Mika hakkinen

99 winner:
Eddie Irvine-Ferrari

Time-table :

Friday            MAY 28th 11.00-12.00 and 13.00-14.00
Free practice
Saturday        MAY 29th 09.00-09.45 and 10.15-11.00
Free practice
  13.00-14.00 
Qualifying - 12 laps allowed per driver
Sunday          MAY 30th 09.30-10.00 Warm-up
  14.00 AUSTRALIAN GP
65 laps , 307.057km 
  All times are local - GMT -03.00

Tickets :
We recommend : The F1 Tickets Web site at www.f1-tickets.com
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