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Australian Grand Prix

Melbourne - March 2016

Australian Grand Prix

If Aussie rev heads had their own tachometer, it would be revving off the charts for the Australian Grand Prix! The cars themselves rev out at 18,000RPM! Held in Melbourne at the 5.303km Albert Park Circuit since 1996, for those that have octane flowing through their veins, this is about as big, loud (147db at full throttle) and exciting as it gets. And if there’s not enough happening on four wheels, the Australian Grand Prix 2016 will see plenty of action with no wheels too, with the famous RAAF F/A-18 Fighter Jet Aerial Display – effectively a pissing contest between pilots and the F1 drivers below.

After Aussie Mark Webber made fifth place in his Formula One debut back in 2002, Albert Park has a history of being unkind to Aussies. And after Webber retired in 2013, we’re looking to Aussie Daniel Ricciardo to bring home some metal. Alas, he was disqualified from the 2014 Australian Grand Prix (details below) but has kept the slipper in to snare multiple podium finishes since. So we now have a new Aussie to raise our flag, and a VB stubby to. That means this year will be more exciting to watch and feature more interesting Australian Grand Prix odds than ever. Get into gear and check out our Australian Grand Prix betting!

Australian Grand Prix BBQ Facts

  • No Australian has ever won the Australian Grand Prix. Our best result is fourth, recorded by Mark Webber for Red Bull in 2012. Bugger.
  • Michael Schumacher has won the most Australian Grands Prix (2000, 2001, 2002 and 2004).
  • Mercedes engines have powered three of the last five Australian Grand Prix winners.

When is the 2016 Australian Grand Prix?

The Australian Grand Prix will be held in Melbourne on a weekend in March 2016

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Australian Grand Prix Winners

Below are the previous winners of the Australian Grand Prix:

Year Driver Team
2015 Lewis Hamilton (ENG) Mercedes
2014 Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes
2013 Kimi Räikkönen (FIN) Red Bull
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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What happened in the 2014 Australian Grand Prix?

Aussie Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo was disqualified from second place in the 2014 Australian Grand Prix after his car exceeded the maximum fuel-flow rate. Nico Roseburg won, Kevin Magnussen took second and Jensen Button came third.

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