Event
Australian Grand Prix


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League
Formula 1

Season
2018

Round
1

Date
Sun 25th March 2018

Location
Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit
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Site
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Description
When Formula One came to Australia in 1985 it set up home in Adelaide. However, 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.

The desire to have a race in Melbourne did not wane. Despite the popular end of season slot for the Adelaide race, pressure was growing from the Melbourne motor sport community, and in 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 Kennett had plenty of time to prepare.

A track was developed in Melbourne's beautiful Albert Park, part of it using closed-off public roads, and in 1996 the city held the first round of the world championship.

Since then the race has become very popular with drivers and fans alike, and the party atmosphere of Melbourne keeps them coming back year after year.


Result List
1 5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 58 1:29:33.283 25
2 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 58 +5.036s 18
3 7 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 58 +6.309s 15
4 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer 58 +7.069s 12
5 14 Fernando Alonso McLaren Renault 58 +27.886s 10
6 33 Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer 58 +28.945s 8
7 27 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 58 +32.671s 6
8 77 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 58 +34.339s 4
9 2 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren Renault 58 +34.921s 2
10 55 Carlos Sainz Renault 58 +45.722s 1
11 11 Sergio Perez Force India Mercedes 58 +46.817s 0
12 31 Esteban Ocon Force India Mercedes 58 +60.278s 0
13 16 Charles Leclerc Sauber Ferrari 58 +75.759s 0
14 18 Lance Stroll Williams Mercedes 58 +78.288s 0
15 28 Brendon Hartley Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda 57 +1 lap 0
NC 8 Romain Grosjean Haas Ferrari 24 DNF 0
NC 20 Kevin Magnussen Haas Ferrari 22 DNF 0
NC 10 Pierre Gasly Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda 13 DNF 0
NC 9 Marcus Ericsson Sauber Ferrari 5 DNF 0
NC 35 Sergey Sirotkin Williams Mercedes 4 DNF 0


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