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Here and there - Daniel's blog Nov 22, 2013
The final race of the year and Daniel Ricciardo finds himself a spectator as his replacement Daniil Kvyatt tackles P1.
Signing off - Daniel's blog Nov 22, 2013
Daniel Ricciardo finished his Toro Rosso career with a hard-fought point at Interlagos.
Yeehaw! - Daniel's blog Nov 16, 2013
With most of the F1 paddock going to downtown Austin, Daniel Ricciardo made tracks for the peace and quiet of a private ranch.
You can’t take it back - Daniel's blog Nov 4, 2013
Having qualified in the top 10, Daniel Ricciardo’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix went backwards, missing out on points after a poor start.
Shouldering the weight | JEV's blog Nov 1, 2013
After an amazing weekend at the Indian Grand Prix, Jean-Eric Vergne and Toro are hoping to regain the momentum they had in the first half of the season.
- Melbourne, Australia
- MAR 16, 2012 at 12:00 AM
- MAR 18, 2012 at 11:59 PM
For the second year in succession Australia and Melbourne host the first race of the season as Formula One blasts onto the Albert Park circuit for 2012.
Feed off the electric atmosphere around the track and join a crowd of thousands to watch Aussie Mark Webber and the world’s premier drivers, including defending world and Australian Grand Prix champion Sebastian Vettel. The Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit is a street circuit around Albert Park Lake, only a few kilometres south of central Melbourne.
The circuit uses everyday sections of road that circle Albert Park Lake which is a small man-made body of water. The road sections that are used were rebuilt prior to the inaugural event in 1996 to ensure consistency and smoothness. The course is considered to be fast and relatively easy, drivers having commented that the consistent placement of corners allows them to easily learn the circuit and achieve competitive times. However, the flat terrain around the lake, coupled with a track design that features few true straights, means that the track is not conducive to overtaking or easy spectating unless in possession of a grandstand seat.
During the nine months of the year when the track is not required for Grand Prix preparation or the race weekend, most of the track can be driven by ordinary street-registered vehicles either clockwise or anti-clockwise. Although the speed limit is generally 50kph which is slower than an F1 car under pit lane speed restrictions! Overtaking is also illegal.