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Australian Grand Prix 2022

Video: Go onboard for a lap of the new, much faster Albert Park Circuit

Formula 1 returns to Melbourne this weekend for the first Australian Grand Prix since 2019 after races in 2020 and 2021 were both cancelled.

An Assetto Corsa user has offered fans their first glimpse at how a lap around the heavily-modified Albert Park Circuit may look.

The track has undergone several tweaks ahead of the 2022 Australian Grand Prix.

A number of corners have been widened to promote better overtaking while the Turns 9 and 10 chicane has been removed.

The pit lane has also been widened, along with the entire track having been resurfaced for the very first time.

In doing so, organisers believe they have cut lap times at the venue by five seconds and have increased the track's top speed by close to 15 kilometres per hour.

A user of popular racing game Assetto Corsa, under the handle Situat, has released a modified version of the Albert Park Circuit including all new changes for 2022.

An onboard video of the track has been provided which shows just how fast fans can expect to see the cars going through the new Jeddah-like back section of the circuit.

The car chosen, Carlos Sainz's Ferrari F1-75, completed a lap of the track in one minute and 20 seconds.

Check out the video below!

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