In Pictures: The work on the Albert Park circuit

08-04-2021 16:44 | Updated: 08-04-2021 18:29
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In Pictures: The work on the Albert Park circuit

It has now been more than two years since the last Formula One car raced around the Albert Park circuit in Melbourne, Australia. The coronavirus pandemic has hit this Grand Prix particularly hard. In November this year the long wait should finally be over and the fans will be treated to a renewed circuit.

A street circuit usually can't be changed much. Take Monaco for example, where in the last 50 years a couple of chicanes have been added, but other than that nothing has changed. The changes to the circuit of Albert Park can also be seen in this way, with the difference that all these changes are done in one go.

Easier overtaking

Last week the plans for the new layout were presented. The circuit will be a lot faster, but it will also be easier to overtake. From turn 5 to turn 13 the cars should be able to follow each other more easily, with a widening and tightening of turn 13 making it easier to overtake.

Whether this will work in practice remains to be seen, but in theory it looks good. The organisation of the Australian GP is not fazed and is already busy with excavation works. You can see the progress in the pictures below.

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