Australian GP Course size
Australian GP Variety of laps
Australian GP Race distance
307.574 km ROUTE
Australian GP Albert Park, Melbourne
Taking a lap with Jenson Button:
“In the beginning of the lap I am in final gear, on the finish of the straight I am doing 310 km/h once I begin braking for the right-hander, which I absorb third gear at 135 km/h. That is instantly adopted by a left-hander, which I speed up by way of at round 200 km/h in fourth gear. On the brief straight, I maintain accelerating as much as 300 km/h till I’ve to brake right down to 80 km/h for the right-hand nook, which I’ve to barter in second gear.
That is virtually instantly adopted by the left-hand nook, which I’ve to barter with ease, at round 145 km/h, in third gear. I then negotiate a straightforward right-hander at round 215 km/h, and over 280 km/h after that. The subsequent right-hander is in second gear at 130 km/h.
Then there’s a lengthy right-hander on the roundabout, which I negotiate with a deep throttle press. Right here my physique is subjected to most centrifugal forces, and I am doing about 265 km/h in fifth gear on the nook.
Lastly I attain a velocity of about 285 km/h and I brake very arduous earlier than the right-hand flip in 2nd gear, my velocity is 100 km/h, when there’s a sharp left-hand flip that requires a variety of focus, and I’ve to be very cautious once I do it at 180 km/h in third gear. By the top of this part of the monitor I’m accelerating to 300 km/h.
Subsequent comes a quick and really arduous chicane-type left-right flip, which I negotiate at round 120 km/h earlier than one other acceleration to 300 km/h. Subsequent is likely one of the two arduous corners, a right-hand nook on the second run at 120 km/h. Between the 2 corners my velocity is 230 km/h and right here I am in fourth gear.
I keep in fourth however brake to 150 km/h for the right-hander, then I speed up to 245 km/h earlier than shifting into second gear and braking to 80 km/h to barter the left-hander. The ultimate right-hand bend resulting in the start-finish straight will be negotiated at round 150 km/h.
1992: G. Berger within the McLaren
1993: A. Senna within the McLaren
1994: N. Mansell “Williams”
1995: D. Hill “Williams”
1996: D. Hill “Williams”
1997: D. Coulthard “McLaren”
1998: M. Hakkinen “McLaren”
1999. Schumacher “Ferrari”
2001: M. Schumacher “Ferrari”
2002: M. Schumacher “Ferrari”
2003: D. Coulthard “McLaren”
2004. Fisichella “Renault”
2006: F. Alonso “Renault”
2007: Ok. Raikkonen “Ferrari”
2008: L. Hamilton “McLaren”
2009: J. Button “Brawn”
2010. Vettel Purple Bull
2012: J. Button McLaren
2013: Ok. Raikkonen Lotus
2014: N. Rosberg Mercedes
2015: L. Hamilton “Mercedes”
The commonest locations/turns used for bends are Jones, Brabham, Albert street, Clark.
Essentially the most bends had been recorded at roughly the identical variety of places.