Have all the important information for this weekend?óÔé¼Ôäós Australian Grand Prix at your fingertips with the F1 Fanatic unofficial race programme:
2010 Australian Grand Prix preview – A look ahead to this weekend’s race.
Championship standings after Bahrain – Ferrari lead the way but there’s 18 rounds still to go.
2010 Australian Grand Prix discussion – For fans who are attending this year’s race.
The track: Albert Park, Melbourne
There are no significant changes to the layout of the Albert Park circuit this year.
However a new ‘combination’ kerb has been installed at turn nine. This is the type of kerb seen at Monza and Singapore which are fairly flat where they meet the tarmac but higher on the inside to discourage corner-cutting.
This year the teams will have to use the soft and hard compound tyres. Last year they had super-soft and medium tyres.
Albert Park circuit information – A map of the Albert Park circuit and more track data.
2010 Australian Grand Prix – General information, support races and more.
It’s expected to be a warm weekend with temperatures around 25C but today temperatures peaked at over 30C. Saturday should be dry but there are forecasts for light rain late on Sunday which could fall during the race.
Australian Grand Prix weather forecast – Low chance of rain at Melbourne
Following the race live
We will be running live blogs during all five session of the Australian Grand Prix. Here are the times for each session:
You can also use our Twitter lists to follow updates from fans who are at the track. Find them here:
Paul di Resta
Force India reserve driver Paul di Resta makes his first appearance at a race weekend. He will participate in practice one on Friday in place of Adrian Sutil.
Paul di Resta biography – He beat Sebastian Vettel in 2006 before going touring car racing.
Di Resta excited ahead of Force India debut – Di Resta says he won’t be going for glory runs in practice at Melbourne.
Australia was the curtain-raiser for the 2009 season. Jenson Button proved Brawn GP’s pre-season pace was real with a commanding win from pole position.
The race ended in drama as Sebastian Vettel and Robert Kubica collided while disputing second place and Lewis Hamilton was disqualified after lying over why he let Jarno Trulli pass him under the safety car:
2009 Australian Grand Prix – Button wins for Brawn in spectacular start to season.
Kubica and Vettel collide – Sebastian Vettel was handed a penalty following this late-race collision with Robert Kubica.
Lewis Hamilton excluded from Australian Grand Prix, Trulli third – Jarno Trulli was reinstated following his disqualification and Hamilton thrown out instead.
2009 Australian Grand Prix: Your pictures – Readers’ pictures from the 2009 Australian Grand Prix.
More Australian Grands Prix
Previous Australian Grand Prix reports on F1 Fanatic:
2008 Australian Grand Prix – Ferrari falter and Hamilton triumphs
2007 Australian Grand Prix – Raikkonen wins first race for Ferrari
2006 Australian Grand Prix – Alonso first in hectic race
2005 Australian Grand Prix – Victory for Fisichella on Renault debut
2002 Australian Grand Prix – Schumacher cruises home after first lap smash
1995 Australian Grand Prix – Hill wins last race at Adelaide
1986 Australian Grand Prix – Prost champion after Mansell blowout
2010 Australian Grand Prix
- 2010 Australian Grand Prix – the complete F1 Fanatic review
- Australian GP team-by-team analysis
- 2010 Australian Grand Prix stats and facts
- Melbourne was a blast but F1’s aero problem remains (Australian GP analysis)
- Alonso fourth, Schumacher tenth in their battle from the back in Melbourne
- Australian Grand Prix fastest laps
- Australian Grand Prix in pictures
- Unreliability costs Vettel another win
- Hamilton fumes after strategy mistake
- Button wins thrilling Australian GP
- Australian Grand Prix result
- F1 championship points after Australia
- Rate the race: Australia
- Australian Grand Prix live blog
- Vettel looks hard to beat at Melbourne (Australian GP pre-race analysis)
- Australian GP qualifying in pictures
- A bad weekend gets worse for Hamilton
- Vettel beats Webber to Melbourne pole (Australian Grand Prix qualifying)
- 2010 Australian Grand Prix grid
- Australian Grand Prix qualifying live blog
- Webber fastest at home in final practice
- Australian Grand Prix practice 3 live blog
- Make your Australian Grand Prix predictions now to win F1 prizes
- Australian Grand Prix practice in pictures
- Australian GP practice two analysis
- McLaren on top after wet second practice
- Australian Grand Prix practice 2 live blog
- Australian GP practice one analysis
- Kubica quickest in disrupted first practice
- Australian Grand Prix practice 1 live blog
- Drivers on duty in Melbourne (Pictures)
- 2010 Australian Grand Prix – The F1 Fanatic unofficial race programme
- Di Resta excited ahead of Force India debut
- 2010 Australian Grand Prix preview
- Low chance of rain at Melbourne
- Australian Grand Prix live TV Times