F1 » Albert Park to keep Australian GP - for now

Government officials confirm that the Australian Grand Prix is to stay at Albert Park as long as the race is on the F1 schedule

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May 16, 2011 3:08 PM

Funny that. Drivers and fans alike generally speak fondly of Albert Park. My brother has been to every Australian GP in the last 12 years, and has said the only circuit he's been to with a greater vibe is Singapore.

On a more related note, this news doesn't exactly tell us much about the future of the Oz GP: simply that the proposed Avalon circuit is out of the question, and that the event will continue if lower fees are agreed upon. Something I'm sure most people have known for a very long time.


May 16, 2011 3:49 PM

Avalon is still on the table with the the Linfox Family placing AUD$200M in place.

At this time The Fox family together with the Vic Govt are awaiting to see with whom they have to deal with in the future.

chrian - Unregistered

May 16, 2011 8:46 PM

I am really happy if the Aussie GP stays, OZ is fantastic and the event is a lot of fun.

That said, I hope the Powers That Be start to realize that we fans really aren't happy with so many places and circuits (France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Britain, US, Canada, Australia, Turkey to name a few) constantly on the bubble of not coming back (and in some cases, they don't...).

F1 needs to make it viable for these tracks and promoters to bother to host a GP.

Caroline - Unregistered

May 17, 2011 9:54 AM

According to the Australian National Institute of Economic and Industry Research, the Australian Grand Prix has a positive economic impact on Melbourne and Victoria of $165.7 million.

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