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Track Information and History

Melbourne's Albert Park hosts the Formula One Grand Prix, but it has a motor racing history stretching back to the 1950s and a venue where Stirling Moss and Jack Brabham battled each other.

The circuit is formed along public roads in parkland surrounding a lake. The largely flat circuit featurs a series of fast bends and proved popular with drivers. The 1953 race was won by Doug Whiteford, while follow on events in 1956 were won by Stirling Moss. Further events followed in 1957 and 1958 but following local opposition led to political pressure racing came to an end.

1992 the political winds had turned. New state premier wanted to find ways of making Melbourne a more dynamic and interesting city. He planned to boost tourism and the local economy through a series of major international events. One event was securing the Australian Grand Prix from rival city Adelaide, which it did in 1996.

Many of the original roads used in the 1950s were incorporated into the new circuit, albeit resurfaced and now run in the opposite direction. Some new sections were added, including a permanent pit area and garages, start/finish straight and the first and last corners being created on greenfield land.

The park benefited from a multi-million dollar investment in sporting facilities, which are available to the public for the rest of the year. Nevertheless, the event wasn't universally popular and protests were held against the removal of trees during the construction works, though a planting project has actually left the park with double the amount of trees it had originally.

The permanent pit and paddock buildings plus the open nature of much of the track gives this temporary facility much more of a hybrid feel than most other street or parkland circuits.

The only other significant changes occurred in 2004, when the pit lane chicane was removed, and in 2011 when a second pit lane was added for temporary garages to accommodate the V8 Supercars paddock, which holds non-championship races as part of the Grand Prix support bill.

Track Layout

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    Albert Park

    Length: 3.295 miles / 5.303 km

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  • Travel and Transport

    How to get there and how to get around the track.

    The circuit is located in Albert Park in downtown Melbourne, Australia. The nearest airport is Melbourne, around 22 minutes by car to the north.

    It’s easy to travel to the Grand Prix on Melbourne’s public transport network with trains, trams and buses providing frequent services. There are several tram stops near the Albert Park circuit, which is two kilometres south of the city centre.

    If hiring a car, don't forget to pay the automatic motorway toll, and have plenty of coins handy as most inner city parking is metered..

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