The Australian Grand Prix has traditionally formed the opening race of the Formula 1 World Championship since moving to Melbourne from Adelaide in 1996, excluding 2006 and 2010 (Opening at Bahrain). The race takes place on a track developed by using closed-off public roads at Melbourne's popular Albert Park. The length of this circuit is no less than 5.303 kilometres and consists of 12 turns.
- one of the fastest circuit of the season
- tight curves offer fascinating passing manoeuvers
- challenging track layout