What to know about Australian Grand Prix

What to know about Australian Grand Prix

Australian Grand Prix is a motor race that takes place every year. It is formally known as Formula One Rolex Australian Grand Prix. The race has been held in Australia since 1928 and contested for 83 times.

Australian Grand Prix is mainly popular for its unpredictability and all the excitement that comes with it. Teams and drivers lie down for an early marker; their common goal is to emerge the winner.

Ironically, Australians do not have the best of luck in their home Grand Prix. None of them had made the podium since 1985 when it joined the World Championship calendar.

The race has served a platform to showcase some of the best sports cars and drivers. Audiences from all over the world gather to witness this great event. The calendar year 2020 event is out; it will take place at the Albert Park Grand Prix circuit in Melbourne.

 In addition to seeing sensational races in real time, spectators get quality time to meet and interact. During the accession, Melbourne buzzes with excitement, entertainment, great food, and tourists from all over the globe.

Looking back to the Australian Grand Prix n 2018, a distance of 307.574 kilometers (58 laps) was covered. The event was held on March 25 in Melbourne. Sebastian Vettel won the race, and Lewis Hamilton secured a pole position while Daniel Ricciardo, an Australian driver recorded the fastest lap.

In 2019, the race was held on March 17 in Melbourne. Twenty drivers representing ten teams entered the race. Sebastian Vettel, a Ferrari driver, entered the race as the defending race winner, and Lewis Hamilton entered as defending world driver’s champion. 307.574 kilometers (58 laps) were covered. Valtteri Bottas emerged the winner while Lewis Hamington got the pole position. 324,100 people attended the event.

Needles to say, it is good to witness the Australian Grand Prix event, especially now that you have known more about it. Even if you don’t make it attend the event, catch up on TV and Radio broadcasts. Better still; watch Australian GP online; it is an exciting experience.