Albert Park is a street circuit located in Melbourne, Australia, containing a mix of public roads and parklands. It has hosted the Australian Grand Prix since 1996.
Nearest track of a similar category is Mount Panorama Circuit (641 kilometers away).
The Albert Park circuit is located just three kilometers south of Melbourne's central business district and has held the Australian Grand Prix since 1996.
The circuit is a temporary street circuit, made up of public roads.
In order to build the circuit, over 24,000 tonnes of gravel and asphalt are transported to the site.
The circuit is 5.3km in length and contains a total of 16 turns.
It is the only circuit used for the Formula One season that contains both a clockwise- and an anticlockwise-configured corner.
In 2005, Albert Park hosted the first night race in Formula One.
The first three F1 races in Albert Park featured just 13 starters, barely half the field of the overall championship.
In 1998, Michael Schumacher won the Australian Grand Prix in what was his very first race driving a Ferrari
The Australian Grand Prix is the 3rd oldest of the current Formula One world championship races, behind the British Grand Prix and Monaco Grand Prix.
The fastest lap ever recorded at Albert Park was 1:24.125, set by Michael Schumacher in 2004.