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Vital Statistics - the Australian Grand Prix 11 Mar 2014

Albert Park and the city of Melbourne.
Formula One World Championship, Rd1, Australian Grand Prix, Practice, Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia, Friday, 15 March 2013 Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB9 leads at the start of the race.
Formula One World Championship, Rd1, Australian Grand Prix, Race, Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, 17 March 2013 Michael Schumacher (GER) Ferrari F2004.
Australian Grand Prix, Rd 1, Albert Park, Australia, 5 March 2004 Keke Rosberg (FIN) Williams FW10, 1st place. Australian Grand Prix, Adelaide, 3 November 1985. World © Sutton Race winner Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren celebrates on the podium.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 2, Australian Grand Prix, Race, Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, 28 March 2010 David Coulthard (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4/17D crosses the line to win
Formula One World Championship, Rd1, Australian Grand Prix, Race Day, Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia, 9 March 2003 Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB8.
Formula One World Championship, Rd1, Australian Grand Prix, Qualifying, Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, 17 March 2012

The Formula One racing community loves visiting Australia, but which teams and drivers have fared best Down Under? And which previous winner started the furthest back on the grid? On the eve of the 2014 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, we highlight all the important statistics, facts and figures about the season opening race…

Circuit: Albert Park, Melbourne

Circuit length: 5.303km

Number of corners: 16 (6 left, 10 right)

DRS zones: 2

Race laps: 58

Race distance: 307.574km

Tyre compounds: Medium, Soft

Circuit lap record: 1m 24.125s, Michael Schumacher (Ferrari), 2004

First world championship Grand Prix: 1985, Adelaide (won by Keke Rosberg, Williams)

Number of races: 29 (11 in Adelaide, 18 in Melbourne)

Longest race: 1985 (2h 40.473s)

Shortest race: 1991 (24m 34.899s - an F1 record)

Most appearances (current field): 14 - Jenson Button; 12 - Fernando Alonso; 11 - Kimi Raikkonen, Felipe Massa; 8 - Nico Rosberg; 7 - Lewis Hamilton

Most wins (drivers): 4 - Michael Schumacher; 3 - Jenson Button; 2 - Alain Prost, Gerhard Berger, Ayrton Senna, Damon Hill, David Coulthard, Kimi Raikkonen

Most wins (teams): 11 - McLaren; 7 - Ferrari; 5 - Williams; 2 - Renault; 1 - Benetton, Brawn, Red Bull, Lotus

Most wins (engine manufacturer): 8 - Renault, 7 - Ferrari, Mercedes; 4 - Honda; 2- Ford; 1 - TAG

Most pole positions (drivers): 6 - Ayrton Senna; 3 - Nigel Mansell, Mika Hakkinen, Michael Schumacher, Sebastian Vettel; 2 - Jacques Villeneuve, Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton

Most pole positions (teams): 10 - McLaren; 6 - Williams, Ferrari; 3 - Red Bull, 1 - Lotus, Renault, Honda, Brawn

Most pole positions (engine manufacturers): 10 - Renault; 6 - Honda, Ferrari, Mercedes; 1 - Ford

Number of wins from pole in Australia: 13 wins from 29 races (44.8 percent)

Number of wins from pole in Melbourne: 8 wins from 18 races (44.4 percent)

Lowest winning grid position: 11th (David Coulthard, McLaren, 2003)

Laps led (current field): 150 - Jenson Button; 96 - Kimi Raikkonen; 85 - Sebastian Vettel; 62 - Lewis Hamilton; 61 - Fernando Alonso; 11 - Adrian Sutil; 3 - Felipe Massa; 1 - Nico Rosberg

Most podium places (current field): 5 - Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen; 4 - Lewis Hamilton; 3 - Jenson Button, Sebastian Vettel; 1 - Nico Rosberg, Felipe Massa

Number of Australians to have competed in F1 racing: 14

Best finish by an Australian in Australia: 4th (Mark Webber, Red Bull, 2012)

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