Melbourne will play host to the opening round of the 2016 FIA Formula One World Championship™ on Sunday 3 April, 2016 at Albert Park.
The 2016 Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix event dates are 31 March – 3 April, 2016, with the later start date set to condense the season, which finishes in November 2016.
Only once before has the Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix been held in April, in 2006, when the event was moved to avoid a clash with the Commonwealth Games. In that year the race took...
Today, Mr Ronald J Walker AC CBE, retired as Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC) Chairman after 22 years of honorary service.
Mr Walker was named Chairman in 1993, with the first Formula One race in Melbourne being held in 1996. Since then, the Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix has entertained more than 6,000,000 fans at Albert Park and annually promotes Melbourne via free to air television, news reports and global media to hundreds of millions of fans throughout the world.
Lewis Hamilton won for the third time in 2015 and the 36th time in F1 but the man who starred in the desert was Ferrari’s Kimi Raïkkönen as the 34-year-old Finn forced his way into second place between the British driver and his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg.
Raïkkönen put in a superb middle stint on Pirelli’s medium tyres, accepted his engineer’s advice to finish on the softer option compound and caught Rosberg with two laps of the 57 remaining. When the brakeless German ran wide at Turn...
The following decisions were taken at the World Motor Sport Council 2014 in Doha with regards to regulations governing Formula 1 in 2015:
Points for both titles will no longer be doubled for the final Event of the Championship.
After consultation with the Teams who raised a number of safety concerns, Articles 42.7 and 42.8 on standing restarts have been rescinded.
Virtual Safety Car (VSC)
Following tests of the VSC system at the final Events of 2014, the...
Question time with Australian Formula One superstar, Daniel Ricciardo
We caught up with Daniel Ricciardo to talk about what he loves about coming to Melbourne, competing in the Australian Grand Prix, his most memorable moments and much more.
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