Albert Park circuit could change following Australian Grand Prix deal

24-07-2019 08:10
by Bobby Vincent
F1 News
Albert Park circuit could change following Australian Grand Prix deal

Following the Australian Grand Prix signing a new deal with Formula 1 until at least 2025, the bosses of the Albert Park circuit will now consider changing the track.

Now the deal is agreed, the bosses of the circuit can think about altering the track to try and make for more exciting racing. They could resurface the whole track as well as changing the layout to keep it fresh.

There is also talk of plans to ditch the fast Turn 11/12 complex, and then replace it with a slower corner. This will likely encourage more overtaking.

"It's important to get a return on investment in anything you do, and the ability to have the extra two years provides more certainly to do a couple of things," Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO Andrew Westacott said.

"One (is) to look at resurfacing. The drivers at the moment haven't said that it's needed. They wax and wane; sometimes it's the most imperative thing that they want to do, and other times they like the character of a street circuit.

"The other thing that it does, it allows us to have a look at the evolution of the track and look at what tweaks we can make given the physical limitations of a lake and a sports stadium and a pit building and other things.

"We'll have a look at the evolution of the design and layout in particular areas to see whether we can tweak it."

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