Albert Park F1 Circuit Layout & Lap Record

Albert Park F1 Circuit Details

Location:Albert Park Circuit F1 wiki info & track record Melbourne, Australia
Event:Australian Grand Prix
Used Since:1996
Type:Street Circuit
 Lap Dist.:5.303 km

Lap Record

Lap Record:1:24,125 min
Date:7 April 2004
F1 Driver:Michael Schumacher
F1 Car:Ferrari F2004
Speed:226,934 km/h

Pole Record

Record Pole:1:21,164 min
Date:24 March 2018
F1 Driver:Lewis Hamilton
F1 Car:Mercedes W09
Speed:235,213 km/h

Onboard Lap F1 Video

Onboard lap of Albert ParkAlbert Park, Australia


2022 Albert Park Circuit Layout

2022 albert park circuit layout

Albert Park Circuit Layout till 2022

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Description

 

Albert Park - Australia


Crash 2002 F1 GP Australia

Crash of Ralf Schumacher 2002 F1 GP Australia

Albert Park's idyllic setting, relaxed environment, popular racing circuit and unexpected results have made it the perfect place for the opening round of the Formula 1 World Championship.

The temporary circuit has been used since 1996, when it replaced Adelaide as Australia's host. It surrounds the Albert Park Lake and offers a picturesque setting with its low trees and high sun. It is the pristine metaphor for what Formula 1 is about

A wide street circuit, Albert Park has very few demanding corners and is instead filled with fast flowing turns. It is notoriously slippery and many drivers have been caught out on its slippery surface.

Overtaking can be difficult due to the lack of long straights on the track, but two DRS zones have helped that in recent years.

When the cars race around Melbourne, it's as if the sport has returned to its roots. Winding, bumpy and slippery roads set around a stunning location in a country that has a long history in motor sport.

Albert Park, like no other track, holds an unrivalled sense of optimism. This is why it's special. Everyone thinks they can win, and history suggests they can.

Three corners in detail

Turn 3
After the quick flick of turn 2, the cars build up to 300km/h, but this 90° right hander is taken at 90km/h so engine braking on entry is crucial. There also needs to be good engine pick-up on the exit, as this immediately leads into a quick left-right flick: if the driver misses the exit the rhythm is compromised.

The fuelling at the exit of the T3 is therefore key and there must be appropriate fuel in the combustion chamber to ensure the engine can produce the power needed. It also needs to be ignited quickly so the quantity has to be completely correct.

Turns 11 & 12
This double corner is the fastest turn on the circuit, taken at 225km/h with the speed largely carried through. After exiting turn 11 there are two quick downshifts to fifth gear, but the driver will still be very aggressive on the throttle application.

This sustained momentum, coupled with the left hand turn generates g-forces of up to 3.5g through turn 11. That sort of g-force pushes everything to the right for a short duration, including fuel and lubricants. The engine still needs to respond to the driver's demand, despite this heavy load. It needs to produce a lot of torque aggressively, but still has to be precise in its delivery to go through turn 12 and get back up to speed on the run down to turn 13.

Turns 15 & 16

Albert Park F1 Circuit Layout & Lap Record

Nico Rosberg, Mercedes W06 sparkling

Turns 15 and 16 are linked as an extended chicane but the tendency is to brake too late into 15, which messes up 16. Engineers will work on giving a good balance by delivering the right level of overrun support into 15; ultimately keeping the engine torque stable when the driver is off-throttle and on the brakes.

If the overrun support is correct, the rear of the car is stabilised without too much push so the driver does not struggle to turn in. The exit of turn 16 is tricky as the driver is not at full throttle until fourth gear, instead dancing and hovering around in third as he tries to get the power down.

Podiums

 

F1 Podium Winners on Albert Park Circuit

YearRaceDateDriverTeamLaps
20222022 Australian F1 GPApril 101th Monaco Charles Leclerc
2th Mexico Sergio Pérez
3th United Kingdom George Russell
Italy Ferrari
Austria Red Bull
Germany Mercedes
58
58
58
20192019 Australian F1 GPMarch 171th Finland Valtteri Bottas
2th United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
3th Netherlands Max Verstappen
Germany Mercedes
Germany Mercedes
Austria Red Bull
58
58
58
20182018 Australian F1 GPMarch 251th Germany Sebastian Vettel
2th United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
3th Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Italy Ferrari
Germany Mercedes
Italy Ferrari
58
58
58
20172017 Australian F1 GPMarch 261th Germany Sebastian Vettel
2th United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
3th Finland Valtteri Bottas
Italy Ferrari
Germany Mercedes
Germany Mercedes
57
57
57
20162016 Australian F1 GPMarch 201th Germany Nico Rosberg
2th United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
3th Germany Sebastian Vettel
Germany Mercedes
Germany Mercedes
Italy Ferrari
57
57
57
20152015 Australian F1 GPMarch 151th United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
2th Germany Nico Rosberg
3th Germany Sebastian Vettel
Germany Mercedes
Germany Mercedes
Italy Ferrari
58
58
58
20142014 Australian F1 GPMarch 161th Germany Nico Rosberg
2th Denmark Kevin Magnussen
3th United Kingdom Jenson Button
Germany Mercedes
United Kingdom McLaren
United Kingdom McLaren
57
57
57
20132013 Australian F1 GPMarch 171th Finland Kimi Räikkönen
2th Spain Fernando Alonso
3th Germany Sebastian Vettel
United Kingdom Lotus F1
Italy Ferrari
Austria Red Bull
58
58
58
20122012 Australian F1 GPMarch 181th United Kingdom Jenson Button
2th Germany Sebastian Vettel
3th United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
United Kingdom McLaren
Austria Red Bull
United Kingdom McLaren
58
58
58
20112011 Australian F1 GPMarch 271th Germany Sebastian Vettel
2th United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
3th Russian Federation Vitaly Petrov
Austria Red Bull
United Kingdom McLaren
France Renault
58
58
58
20102010 Australian F1 GPMarch 281th United Kingdom Jenson Button
2th Poland Robert Kubica
3th Brazil Felipe Massa
United Kingdom McLaren
France Renault
Italy Ferrari
58
58
58
20092009 Australian F1 GPMarch 291th United Kingdom Jenson Button
2th Brazil Rubens Barrichello
3th Italy Jarno Trulli
United Kingdom Brawn
United Kingdom Brawn
Japan Toyota
58
58
58
20082008 Australian F1 GPMarch 161th United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
2th Germany Nick Heidfeld
3th Germany Nico Rosberg
United Kingdom McLaren
Switzerland BMW Sauber
United Kingdom Williams
58
58
58
20072007 Australian F1 GPMarch 181th Finland Kimi Räikkönen
2th Spain Fernando Alonso
3th United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom McLaren
United Kingdom McLaren
58
58
58
20062006 Australian F1 GPApril 21th Spain Fernando Alonso
2th Finland Kimi Räikkönen
3th Germany Ralf Schumacher
France Renault
United Kingdom McLaren
Japan Toyota
57
57
57
20052005 Australian F1 GPMarch 61th Italy Giancarlo Fisichella
2th Brazil Rubens Barrichello
3th Spain Fernando Alonso
France Renault
Italy Ferrari
France Renault
57
57
57
20042004 Australian F1 GPMarch 71th Germany Michael Schumacher
2th Brazil Rubens Barrichello
3th Spain Fernando Alonso
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
France Renault
58
58
58
20032003 Australian F1 GPMarch 91th United Kingdom David Coulthard
2th Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya
3th Finland Kimi Räikkönen
United Kingdom McLaren
United Kingdom Williams
United Kingdom McLaren
58
58
58
20022002 Australian F1 GPMarch 31th Germany Michael Schumacher
2th Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya
3th Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Williams
United Kingdom McLaren
58
58
58
20012001 Australian F1 GPMarch 41th Germany Michael Schumacher
2th United Kingdom David Coulthard
3th Brazil Rubens Barrichello
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Ferrari
58
58
58
20002000 Australian F1 GPMarch 121th Germany Michael Schumacher
2th Brazil Rubens Barrichello
3th Germany Ralf Schumacher
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Williams
58
58
58
19991999 Australian F1 GPMarch 71th United Kingdom Eddie Irvine
2th Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen
3th Germany Ralf Schumacher
Italy Ferrari
Ireland Jordan
United Kingdom Williams
57
57
57
19981998 Australian F1 GPMarch 81th Finland Mika Häkkinen
2th United Kingdom David Coulthard
3th Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen
United Kingdom McLaren
United Kingdom McLaren
United Kingdom Williams
58
58
57
19971997 Australian F1 GPMarch 91th United Kingdom David Coulthard
2th Germany Michael Schumacher
3th Finland Mika Häkkinen
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom McLaren
58
58
58
19961996 Australian F1 GPMarch 101th United Kingdom Damon Hill
2th Canada Jacques Villeneuve
3th United Kingdom Eddie Irvine
United Kingdom Williams
United Kingdom Williams
Italy Ferrari
58
58
58

Driver Ranking

 

Driver Ranking Albert Park Circuit

DriverGP  1st  2nd  3rd  Pod  Pole  FL  Avg GridAvg PosPoints
1Germany Michael Schumacher144105335.19.452
2Germany Sebastian Vettel133137305.08.1150
3United Kingdom Jenson Button173014219.29.588
4United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton142529813.65.1176
5United Kingdom David Coulthard132204007.59.339
6Finland Kimi Räikkönen172136168.27.499
7Germany Nico Rosberg112114026.58.689
8Spain Fernando Alonso171225018.66.6115
9Finland Valtteri Bottas710120110.16.763
10United Kingdom Eddie Irvine71012008.69.120
11Finland Mika Häkkinen61012312.89.816
12Monaco Charles Leclerc31001118.06.336
13Italy Giancarlo Fisichella1410011010.410.323
14United Kingdom Damon Hill31001007.09.710
15Brazil Rubens Barrichello160415118.010.242
16Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya60202006.27.321
17Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen80112016.37.115
18Mexico Sergio Pérez1001010012.510.630
19Denmark Kevin Magnussen601010010.711.026
20Germany Nick Heidfeld110101009.810.421
21Poland Robert Kubica50101008.012.418
22Canada Jacques Villeneuve100101217.510.614
23Germany Ralf Schumacher110033008.610.221
24Brazil Felipe Massa150011019.511.166
25Netherlands Max Verstappen60011005.29.234
26United Kingdom George Russell200110012.59.515
27Russian Federation Vitaly Petrov300110014.313.715
28Italy Jarno Trulli1400110010.411.512
29Australia Daniel Ricciardo90000029.211.842
30Australia Mark Webber120000017.410.838
31Germany Nico Hülkenberg800000010.511.132
32United Kingdom Lando Norris20000006.08.510
33Brazil Felipe Nasr200000014.010.010
34Spain Carlos Sainz60000009.812.79
35France Romain Grosjean80000009.915.09
36Japan Kamui Kobayashi400000013.018.08
37Germany Adrian Sutil700000015.612.48
38France Esteban Ocon300000011.79.77
39Austria Gerhard Berger20000008.54.06
40Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi300000014.712.36
41Switzerland Sébastien Buemi300000011.712.06
42United Kingdom Paul di Resta300000012.79.36
43Russian Federation Daniil Kvyat300000010.79.35
44Germany Timo Glock500000020.211.65
45France Jean-Eric Vergne300000010.010.34
46Sweden Marcus Ericsson500000014.815.84
47Finland Heikki Kovalainen600000114.013.84
48France Sébastien Bourdais200000017.07.53
49Japan Kazuki Nakajima200000012.012.03
50Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne200000014.511.02
51France Pierre Gasly300000016.012.72
52Austria Christian Klien300000012.712.32
53Canada Lance Stroll400000017.012.82
54Finland Mika Salo500000013.69.62
55France Olivier Panis800000013.111.42
56Italy Nicola Larini100000013.06.01
57Brazil Ricardo Zonta200000017.57.51
58Thailand Alexander Albon200000016.512.01
59Spain Pedro de la Rosa400000016.011.51
60United Kingdom Johnny Herbert400000011.517.31
61Italy Alessandro Zanardi100000015.017.00
62Brazil Lucas di Grassi100000024.016.00
63Germany Mick Schumacher100000015.013.00
64United Kingdom Allan McNish100000016.022.00
65Portugal Pedro Lamy100000017.012.00
66Brazil Luciano Burti100000021.08.00
67Italy Gianmaria Bruni100000020.017.00
68Ireland Ralph Firman100000017.019.00
69United Kingdom Martin Brundle100000019.019.00
70Japan Yuki Tsunoda100000013.015.00
71Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio100000022.014.00
72Austria Patrick Friesacher100000016.017.00
73Canada Nicholas Latifi100000018.016.00
74Netherlands Giedo van der Garde100000021.018.00
75Indonesia Rio Haryanto100000022.019.00
76Brazil Antônio Pizzonia100000018.013.00
77Brazil Tarso Marques100000022.020.00
78Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner100000017.019.00
79Japan Yuji Ide100000022.013.00
80Malaysia Alex Yoong100000021.07.00
81India Narain Karthikeyan100000012.015.00
82India Karun Chandhok100000022.014.00
83China Zhou Guanyu100000014.011.00
84Russian Federation Sergey Sirotkin100000019.020.00
85Italy Giorgio Pantano100000016.014.00
86New Zealand Brendon Hartley100000016.015.00
87Germany Pascal Wehrlein100000021.016.00
88United Kingdom Justin Wilson100000019.016.00
89Italy Luca Badoer100000021.010.00
90Argentina Esteban Tuero100000017.015.00
91Brazil Ricardo Rosset200000018.511.00
92Portugal Tiago Monteiro200000017.015.50
93Brazil Cristiano da Matta200000014.515.00
94United Kingdom Max Chilton200000018.515.00
95United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer200000016.515.00
96Argentina Gastón Mazzacane200000021.017.50
97Japan Toranosuke Takagi200000015.014.00
98France Charles Pic200000021.515.50
99Spain Jaime Alguersuari200000014.511.00
100Japan Shinji Nakano200000019.011.50

Team Ranking

 

Team Ranking Albert Park Circuit

TeamGP  1st  2nd  3rd  Pod  Pole  FL  Avg GridAvg PosPoints
1Italy Ferrari2595620685.77.4366
2United Kingdom McLaren2566618567.48.5263
3Germany Mercedes1145211634.37.2258
4France Renault1421361110.69.0103
5United Kingdom Williams2513482310.211.2121
6Austria Red Bull161225336.79.6181
7United Kingdom Brawn11102101.51.518
8United Kingdom Lotus F1410010112.112.432
9Switzerland BMW Sauber50101008.510.421
10Ireland Jordan1001010011.314.58
11Japan Toyota800220012.111.119
12India Force India1100000013.011.049
13Switzerland Sauber1800000012.712.735
14Italy Toro Rosso1400000012.412.029
15United States Haas500000011.714.516
16Italy Benetton600000010.29.311
17Switzerland Alfa Romeo200000012.310.58
18United Kingdom BAR700000010.611.07
19France Alpine10000009.012.06
20United Kingdom Jaguar500000015.613.33
21Italy AlphaTauri100000012.012.02
22United Kingdom Racing Point200000017.314.32
23United Kingdom Stewart300000013.214.22
24Japan Honda300001011.513.82
25France Prost500000015.611.82
26Italy Minardi1000000018.813.52
27United Kingdom Tyrrell300000016.013.31
28United Kingdom Arrows600000016.613.41
29Netherlands Spyker100000020.519.50
30United Kingdom Footwork100000015.013.00
31France Ligier100000015.58.50
32Russian Federation Midland100000018.513.00
33United Kingdom Aston Martin100000018.015.50
34United Kingdom Virgin Racing200000022.515.00
35Japan Super Aguri300000017.313.80
36Spain HRT300000021.517.00
37United Kingdom Caterham500000019.017.00
38United Kingdom Manor500000019.815.40

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