|Australian Grand Prix – Albert Park|
|Circuit type: Street|
|Circuit Length: 5.303kms|
|Circuit Turns: 16|
|Circuit Direction: Clockwise|
|Lap record: 1:24.125 (Michael Schumacher, Ferrari, 2004)|
The Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit is uses daily sections of road that circle Albert Park Lake, a small man-made lake just south of the Central Business District of Melbourne. The road sections that are used were rebuilt prior to the inaugural event in 1996 to ensure consistency and smoothness. As a result, compared to other circuits that are held on public roads, the Albert Park track has quite a smooth surface. Before 2007 there existed only a few other places on the Formula 1 calendar with a body of water close to the track. Most of the new tracks, such as Valencia, Singapore and Abu Dhabi have imitated that feature.
2012 Australian Grand Prix Results