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Weather update - warm and cloudy in Melbourne 18 Mar 2007

(L to R): Fernando Alonso (ESP) McLaren with Robert Kubica (POL) BMW Sauber F1.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 1, Australian Grand Prix, Race Day, Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, 18 March 2007 Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing signs autographs for the fans.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 1, Australian Grand Prix, Race Day, Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, 18 March 2007 Felipe Massa (BRA) Ferrari signs autographs for the fans.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 1, Australian Grand Prix, Race Day, Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, 18 March 2007 Anthony Davidson (GBR) Super Aguri F1 Team signs autographs for the fans.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 1, Australian Grand Prix, Race Day, Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, 18 March 2007

Welcome to the real start of the 2007 FIA Formula One World Championship, race day at the Australian Grand Prix.

The general forecast is for a warm and partially cloudy day with an ambient temperature of 23 degrees Celsius, pretty much perfect conditions for racing.

The 5.303 kilometre (3.295 mile) circuit in Albert Park remains unchanged since Jenson Button planted his Honda on pole last year in 1m 25.229s and Fernando Alonso won for Renault.

The race will run over 58 laps or 307.574 kilometres (191.1 miles) and will start at 1400 hours local time, which is 0300 GMT.