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HindustanTimes Sun,21 Sep 2014

circuit facts


circuit profile


The home of the Australian GP since 1996, the temporary street circuit is a popular destination for drivers and fans and has traditionally been the season opener.

circuit news

F1 roller-coaster set for Melbourne lift-off

After a thrilling 2010 full of drama and suspense, Formula One is expected to deliver more of the same this season with five crowned drivers' champions in the field.

Wizard of Oz: Vettel clinches top honours

Déjà vu for F1 field

Sutil happy with weekend performance

Pecking order in place after season opener

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circuit race records

Year Winner Team Time
2013 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus 1:30:03.225
2012 Jenson Button McLaren 1:34:09.565
2011 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 89:30.259
2010 Jenson Button McLaren 93:36.531
2009 Jenson Button Brawn GP 94:15.784
2008 Lewis Hamilton McLaren 94:50.616
2007 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 85:28.770
2006 Fernando Alonso Renault 94:27.870
2005 Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 84:17.33
2004 Michael Schumacher Ferrari
2003 David Coulthard McLaren 94:42.124
2002 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 95:36.792
2001 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 98:26.533

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F1 car vrooms on Rajpath
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In the know
Every racer's first step

In this week's column, I thought I would look at the most basic form of motorsport  - Go-Karting. When I was 6 year's old, my parents gave me a small cadet kart as a birthday present. Karun Chandhok writes.

In The Know
One for the road...

As I write on board the flight to Singapore for the Grand Prix, I thought it's a good time to go slightly off track with this week's column and talk about the travel in F1! Karun Chandhok writes. Going the distance
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Never thought I'd race in an Indian GP, says Narain

Narain Karthikeyan
"Since the day I started racing, I dreamt of being in the Formula One," said Narain Karthikeyan. "But never in my wildest dream did I think of racing in an Indian GP." That's how the country's first F1 racer wants to sum up his excitement about the upcoming event next month. "It's going to be the most special thing in my life," he added.

Formula One driver regimen

It’s not all glamour for the Formula One drivers who endure demanding conditions while in the cockpit. They’re subjected to incredible wear-and-tear. HT reveals their fitness regimens.

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