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Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, also called Albert Park, is a racing circuit in Melbourne, Australia, and is the current home of the Australian Grand Prix.

HistoryEdit

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Racing at the Melbourne Street Circuit started in the 1950s roughly on the plan of the modern circuit. Racing there ended when problems regarding racing in public parks came up. However, the circuit was rebuilt in 1996 with the Jaguar Curve looped off and replaced with the Sports Centre Esses, the Chicane on the back stretch was axed in favour of a kink, the Clark Chicane was added, and the circuit's front straightaway was moved away from the lake in the infield. The race was plagued by environmental issue that reduced the usability for the park. Despite this, racing has thrived there. Albert Park is a well-liked circuit amoung drivers for its fast flowing layout.

EventsEdit

YearWinning DriverWinning Constructor
Formula One Championship Events
2017 Germany Sebastian VettelItaly Ferrari
2016 Germany Nico RosbergGermany Mercedes
2015 United Kingdom Lewis HamiltonGermany Mercedes
2014 Germany Nico RosbergGermany Mercedes
2013 Finland Kimi RäikkönenUnited Kingdom Lotus-Renault
2012 United Kingdom Jenson ButtonUnited Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes
2011 Germany Sebastian VettelAustria Red Bull-Renault
2010 United Kingdom Jenson ButtonUnited Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes
2009 United Kingdom Jenson ButtonUnited Kingdom Brawn-Mercedes
2008 United Kingdom Lewis HamiltonUnited Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes
2007 Finland Kimi RäikkönenItaly Ferrari
2006 Spain Fernando AlonsoFrance Renault
2005 Italy Giancarlo FisichellaFrance Renault
2004 Germany Michael SchumacherItaly Ferrari
2003 United Kingdom David CoulthardUnited Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes
2002 Germany Michael SchumacherItaly Ferrari
2001 Germany Michael SchumacherItaly Ferrari
2000 Germany Michael SchumacherItaly Ferrari
1999 United Kingdom Eddie IrvineItaly Ferrari
1998 Finland Mika HäkkinenUnited Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes
1997 United Kingdom David CoulthardUnited Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes
1996 United Kingdom Damon HillUnited Kingdom Williams-Renault
Non-championship Events
1955 United Kingdom Stirling MossItaly Maserati
1953 Australia Doug WhitefordFrance Talbot-Lago

NotesEdit

  1. Contracted to 2023
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Bold indicates a circuit on the 2017 calendar; italics indicates a circuit scheduled on the 2018 calendar.
The Red Bull Ring was previously known as the "A1-Ring" and before that the "Österreichring".
Australia Australian Grand Prix
Circuits Adelaide Street Circuit (1985–1995) • Albert Park Circuit (1996–present)
Albert Park
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