Australian Grand Prix
Australian Grand Prix Betting - 16th March 2014
Australian Grand Prix
The heart racing, adrenaline fuelled Formula 1 2014 hits Melbourne on the 13th – 16th March 2014. Australia holds host to the Australian Grand Prix 2014 series, accompanied by a Swarm of support categories, on and off the track. The fastest cars on the planet will roar, but the crowd will roar louder! Will you back the Aussie — Daniel Ricciardo —in Australian Grand Prix betting, or is the 3-time Australian Grand Prix winner, McLaren-Mercedes’ Jenson Button, too strong to bet against?
Facts about Australian Grand Prix
- 1985 was the year that the Australian Grand Prix became part of the Formula 1 World Championship.
- Formula 1 cars can go from zero to 160 km/h and back to zero in just 4 seconds!
- The top F1 crew members are able to change tyres as quickly as 4 seconds.
- Michael Schumacher achieved the record time of 1:24.125 in 2004 at the Melbourne Grand Prix.
Australian Grand Prix 2014
Where: Albert Park, 65 Queens Road, Melbourne , VIC, Australia
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Australian Grand Prix
The scenic Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit is home to the Australian Grand Prix — the first leg of the Formula 1 World Championship. This intensely exciting race attracts an international audience, who all desire to view the world’s fastest cars, geared up with the latest in technological innovation. The Aussie audience is just as passionate, and as the oldest surviving Australian motor race reaches its 78th start, there is hope that one of the two Aussie drivers — Mark Webber and Daniel Ricciardo — will take the lead. Regardless, with five world champions on the grid, there are sure to be standard-setting speeds to enjoy.
The Average speed on the track is set at 225 km/h and top speeds are around 300 km/h. The 307.57 km race has had some blistering past set on it, but Michael Schumacher in 2004 hit the record time completing the distance in 1:24.125.
On and off the track there’s a host of excitement surrounding the main event including off track events like Nitro Circus, Royal Australian Air Force aerial displays, and music stages. On track are the V8 Supercars, Porsche Carrera Cup and the infamous Mazda6 Celebrity Challenge.
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Australian Grand Prix Winners
Below are the previous winners of the Australian Grand Prix:
|2012||Jenson Button (GBR)||McLaren-Mercedes|
|2011||Sebastian Vettel (GER)||Red Bull|
|2010||Jenson Button (GBR)||McLaren-Mercedes|
|2009||Jenson Button (GBR)||Brawn-Mercedes|
|2008||Lewis Hamilton (GBR)||McLaren-Mercedes|
|2007||Kimi Räikkönen (FIN)||Ferrari|
|2006||Fernando Alonso (SPA)||Renault|
|2005||Giancarlo Fisichella (ITA)||Renault|
|2004||Michael Schumacher (GBR)||Ferrari|
|2003||David Coulthard (GBR)||McLaren-Mercedes|
|2002||Michael Schumacher (GBR)||Ferrari|
|2001||Michael Schumacher (GBR)||Ferrari|
|2000||Michael Schumacher (GBR)||Ferrari|
|1999||Eddie Irvine (GBR)||Ferrari|
|1998||Mika Häkkinen (FIN)||McLaren-Mercedes|
|1997||David Coulthard (GBR)||McLaren-Mercedes|
|1996||Damon Hill (GBR)||Williams-Renault|
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Australian Grand Prix Teams
Those in the know about Formula 1 betting suggest that there will be some close racing in 2014. The teams with more dosh will be slightly ahead of the pack, due to 2014 regulation design changes requiring resources to be drawn away from the 2014 field. Still, it is likely that the wins will be shared amongst three or four of the best teams, rather than diffused as much as they were during 2012. Sebastian Vettel heads the F1 favourite line-up, while Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton are hot on his heels.
The Australian Grand Prix odds are on Button to pull through for the win again this year, having won three out of the last four Albert Park races. His main rivals for the position are Vettel, Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen and Mark Webber.
Australian Grand Prix Circuit
The Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit in Melbourne is situated close to the city centre, but at the same time, is surrounded by beautiful parkland. The specially constructed circuit has held the event since 1996; prior to landing in Melbourne, Adelaide hosted the F1. The circuit itself rests on a picture perfect backdrop in the Melbourne landscape—contrasting beautifully with a mixture of spectacular parkland, artificial lakes and fields of emerald. The track winds clockwise for 5.303 km, around the gorgeous Albert Park Lake, and after 58 laps, the view is a sight enjoyed by all. In fact, the picturesque Albert Park track has been imitated by many of the newest tracks along the Formula 1 world tour route, including Abu Dhabi, Singapore and Valencia—a testament to its popularity.
The circuit is considered a smooth, fast track, and drivers claim that it is easy to learn; however, the lack of long straights and some challenging corners means that Albert Park circuit creates an exciting race foundation. The track has 16 corners and the speeds vary between high, medium and low-speed corners.