The Albert Park layout is very unrepresentative too.
Why doe people still believe in this myth?
Fact is that very often, a car that goes well around Albert Park usually goes on to win the championship; or at least fight for the title.
1996 Williams 1-2 finish, went on to dominate the championship.
1997 Williams fastest car, Williams champions.
1998 McLaren 1-2, they go on to win both championships
1999 Ferrari win. They go on to win the WCC and miss out on the WDC by 2 points.
2000 Ferrari win, Ferrari champions.
2001 Ferrari win, Ferrari champions.
2002 Ferrari win, Ferrari champions.
2003 McLaren win, Ferrari champions.
2004 Ferrari win, Ferrari champions.
2005 Renault win, Renault champions.
2006 Renault win, Renault champions.
2007 Ferrari win, Ferrari champions.
2008 McLaren win, McLaren champions.
2009 Brawn win, Brawn champions.
2010 Red Bull fastest, Red Bull champions.
2012 McLaren win, they had the fastest car that year
As you can see, a very high rate of the teams who win/or are fastest in Albert Park go on to win the championship. Hell, historic evidence suggests that Melbourne is actually an even better benchmark than Barcelona.
Therefore, if Ferrari had the fastest car in Melbourne, they have a very, very good chance of winning at least one championship.
The only time, ever in 17 events, a team which won in Melbourne and did not have a championship-challenging car for the remainder of the season; was 1997.
That’s a pretty good ratio, isn’t it?