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STRATEGY GUIDE: What are the possible race strategies for the 2024 Australian Grand Prix?

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Matt Youson
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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 23: Charles Leclerc of Monaco driving the (16) Ferrari SF-24 in the

While the Australian Grand is a perennial magnet for mayhem, in recent years that hasn’t been caused by the tyres. This may change in 2024 though, with softer compounds, multiple stops, degradation, wear and graining all suddenly part of the conversation as we head into race day at Albert Park…

What happened at this race last year?

The 2023 race was a festival of flags. We had two Safety Car periods in the first seven laps, then a red flag, followed by a VSC mid-race, another Safety Car at the end, and two more red flags… which is the long way of saying last year’s strategies have to be viewed through the prism of events: plans went out the window.

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