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Australian GP

Albert Park, Melbourne
  • P1 19 Nov 2021 -
  • P2 19 Nov 2021 -
  • P3 20 Nov 2021 -
  • Quali 20 Nov 2021 -
  • Race 21 Nov 2021 -

Stats

First race 1985
Laps 58
Circuit length 5,303 kilometer
Fastest race lap 1.24,125 (2004)
Winner 2019 Valtteri Bottas
Tweede in 2019 Lewis Hamilton
Derde in 2019 Max Verstappen

Winners

Winner 2019 Valtteri Bottas
Winner 2018 Sebastian Vettel
Winner 2017 Sebastian Vettel
Winner 2016 Nico Rosberg
Winner 2015 Lewis Hamilton

Having provisionally returned to its usual season-opening slot for the 2021 F1 season, the Australian Grand Prix has now been pushed back to November as the impacts of COVID-19 continue to be felt. Since moving to Melbourne in 1996, only on three other occasions – 2006, 2010 and 2020 – have the drivers not lined up at Albert Park for a first race that always provides an electric atmosphere.

F1 Australian Grand Prix 2021

The temporary 5.303km Albert Park semi-street circuit provides a stern challenge for drivers who are forced to navigate bumps and cope with the ever-changing grip levels as the track rubbers in. It’s also one of the faster layouts on the calendar, with Lewis Hamilton’s 2018 pole lap set at an average of 235km/h.

Despite some protests, the deal to move the Australian GP to Albert Park was finalised in 1993, with the 16-turn circuit comprising a mixture of existing public roads as well as a car park. The first race in 1996 is remembered for an infamous incident on the opening lap in which Martin Brundle was vaulted into the air in his Jordan after colliding with Sauber’s Johnny Herbert.

While pre-season testing can offer hints and clues as to the expected pecking order, it’s not until the first grand prix is in the books that the picture becomes clearer.

The Australian Grand Prix 2020

Despite the best efforts of everyone involved, the 2020 edition had to be cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2019, Valterri Bottas started second but grabbed the lead off the line and never looked back, eventually winning by more than 20 seconds from teammate Lewis Hamilton, with Max Verstappen rounding out the top three for his first podium finish in Australia.

Unsurprisingly, it’s been a race that Mercedes have dominated in recent times, winning four of the last six and setting the tone for the season ahead. However, it is hoped that the relatively unchanged regulations for 2021 will have allowed other teams to close the gap at the front.

When is the 2021 Australian Grand Prix on the F1 calendar?
The Australian Grand Prix is scheduled to take place on the weekend of November 19-21 and is provisionally set to be the 21st race of the Formula 1 season. The first two free practice sessions will take place on November 19, with qualifying on Saturday, March 20 at 07:00 CET.

What time does the Australian Grand Prix start?
The Australian Grand Prix starts on Sunday, November 21 at 06:00 CET. The race can be followed live on RacingNews365’s blog and via television on Fox Sports Channels.

F1 Australian GP 2021 Schedule

Session Date Time (UK)
Free Practice 1 Friday 18 November 01:00 - 02:00
Free Practice 2 Friday 18 November 05:00 - 06:00
Free Practice 3 Saturday 19 November 03:00 - 04:00
Qualifying Saturday 20 November 06:00 - 07:00
Race Sunday 21 November 05:00
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