The Australian Grand Prix is a Formula One race that is part of the annual Formula One championship season. It is held at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit at Albert Park in Melbourne. The Australian Grand Prix is the first round of the Championship. The event was held annually since 1928 at various venues in Australia, before it became part of the Formula One championship in 1985. The race was held at the Adelaide Street Circuit in Adelaide from 1985 to 1995.
Watch Australian Grand Prix live online at www.watchf1.net. The 2009 formula 1 racing season is upon us and all the races will be available via f1 live streaming links available to you with your subscription at www.watchf1.net. The ING Australian Grand Prix 2009 will once again be held at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit and marks the 13th time that the f1 racing season will begin in Australia.. The race will be held on 27th March 2009 at 01:30 GMT.
Ex-racer-turned-entrepreneur Bob Jane wanted a race in Melbourne. He created a huge “thunderdome” and invented the AUSCAR series, bringing NASCAR action to Australia. Iin 1992 Jeff Kennett was elected the new premier of the State of Victoria. He immediately set about improving Melbourne’s profile. First on his list was the Australian Grand Prix. An agreement was reached with Formula One in 1993, but the contract with Adelaide did not expire until 1995. So in 1996 the race moved to Melbourne to beautiful Albert Park, the layout smooth and flowing, with no 90 degree street corners to break the speed. It runs clockwise around a lake, and the scenery is breathtaking, the circuit well liked by the drivers. It has 16 corners (left:6 and right:10) : Jones, Brabham, Lauda, Marina, Clark, Waite, Hill, Ascari, Stewart, Prost.
In terms of Grand Prix victories, Michael Schumacher and McLaren are the most successful driver and team respectively. After Michael Schumacher’s retirement, David Coulthard, Rubens Barrichello and Giancarlo Fisichella will be the only drivers to have started every single Melbourne race.
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The start of a Grand Prix is among the most exciting of all sporting moments. A desperate struggle for immediate advantage as a grid full of vastly powerful cars, and vastly skilled drivers, all try to arrive first at the first corner.