The Australian Grand Prix has long held the honour as the traditional season opener – but is Albert Park the right venue for the job?
Super popular with fans and drivers alike, the Australian Grand Prix at the Albert Park semi-permanent street circuit surely must go down as one of the most popular race meetings of the season – however, due to the unique nature of the circuit, is it actually the best choice to begin a new Formula One season?
It is often said that the nature of the track means making any realistic judgements of form and competitiveness a somewhat worthless exercise when the Formula One circus visits Melbourne, and following months of design, development and testing work back at the factory, the argument for a more representative circuit to open the season is a strong one.
Fans, teams and drivers are always keen to see where the true pecking order sits in F1, and as such would a more “traditional” style racing circuit be better suited to start a new season?
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