2010 Australian Grand Prix – The F1 Fanatic unofficial race programme

Last year's Australian Grand Prix was an incident-packed race

Last year's Australian Grand Prix was an incident-packed race

Have all the important information for this weekend?s Australian Grand Prix at your fingertips with the F1 Fanatic unofficial race programme:

The race

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

2010 Australian Grand Prix Albert Park circuit map (click to enlarge)

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.

The weather

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:

Australian Grand Prix live TV Times

You can also use our Twitter lists to follow updates from fans who are at the track. Find them here:

F1 fans at the 2010 Australian Grand Prix

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.

Last year

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

Predict the pole sitter and top five finishers in the Australian Grand Prix for your chance to win F1 tickets, DVDs, books and more

2010 Australian Grand Prix

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4 comments on 2010 Australian Grand Prix – The F1 Fanatic unofficial race programme

  1. The_Pope said on 25th March 2010, 11:09

    Here’s a real “insiders” link for you, Keith, from on the ground here in Melbourne.

    IF the rain seems likely, check this page:
    http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR513.loop.shtml#skip

    It’s the weather radar for Melbourne. Rain will show up as coloured areas, and generally travels left to right.

    For the sake of argument, just treat the centre “Melbourne” dot as Albert Park :)

  2. Travis said on 25th March 2010, 12:42

    Hahahaha, hey Pope I LIVE on the BoM website. I started to check it a few years ago after being told by a friend and now I can’t go a day without checking to see what the weather is going to be.

    Anybody at Practice 1 tomorrow, if you see a shortish guy with a tattoo on his head and burns all over his arms its me (I’m a chef). So say hi :)

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