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Melbourne, Australia Circuit Guide
As one of the most sport addicted countries in the world, it’s no surprise to see that Melbourne, Australia plays host to one of the most dramatic race tracks in the world. With 80,000 fans roaring on their respective favorites to the finish line, this manages to fit in 5.3km of racing madness and 16 turns that always elicit a loud response from the crowd.
melbourne f1 guide
When it comes to having fun and being able to manage enjoys the spectacle of racing in such a pure form, there are few better places to come in the world. It was first opened all the way back in 1953, before being totally re-opened and renovated in 1996.
Since then it has been a real fixture within racing across the world, and it has an incredibly smooth surface thanks to its semi-recent upgrade. It’s most important race that it holds, though, is the Australian Grand Prix.This has always been a flagship race on the calendar, bringing people from all across the globe to see something truly electric take place!
It’s going to be in regular use until 2020 as the race track just committed to more years working with the F1 Management team. This means that racing fans will be able to enjoy this iconic track for a few more years yet! Whilst it might only have that one “main” event annually, it’s regularly used by people who want to come in and drive their own vehicle on the track.
challenging & high speed circuit
It’s quite an innovative design in many ways, too, thanks to the fact that it has a large body of water right in the middle of it. This was eventually copied by the race tracks in Abu Dhabi, Singapore and Valencia, having been extremely well received by the fans along the way.
Turn one leads to no end of drama, with a sweeping right-left that seems to tighten gradually towards the exit that catches out many drivers. The large gravel traps see plenty of action, as does the grass that lines this circuit. Turns 3 & 4 are in a public car park and can often be light on grip, leading to some exciting rear end action from the rear wheel drive F1 cars.
Not many circuits feature a lake, cricket pitch, palm trees and a Melbourne skyline, it really does make for a beautiful race track.
It has fantastic everyday access that people from all across the globe are taking advantage of, being able to enjoy something truly majestic in one of the most enjoyable parts of the globe. There is nothing more important than being able to take in the atmosphere, and this creates a fantastic event every year – it’s certainly a key fixture on the F1 calendar, widely anticipated by many.
hints & tips
Our racing pro's have created some essential tips for your session with us:
Maintain a high minimum speed during Turn 1 to ensure good levels of downforce
Exit turn 2 thinking about the exit speed (it must be perfect!)
Always think about early acceleration
Straight-line as many corners as you can through Sector 3
Apex the final corner late to ensure you have a high top speed up the main straight