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Track of the Month - Melbourne

Published On: Wednesday 1st March, 2017

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The Race Centre's Track of the Month for March is the Albert Park circuit, located in Melbourne, Australia. Home to the Australian Grand Prix since 1996 and host to the inaugural round of this years Formula One  World Championship, Albert Park is a 3.3 mile street-circuit, renowned for it's mix of fast flowing corners and tight, technical sequences. Albert Park is also a circuit remembered for some big crashes over the years, so make sure to be extra careful when taking to the streets of Melbourne this month!

 

Have a look at this flying lap of Albert Park by hometown hero Mark Webber.

 

40 years of Williams in F1 

The start of the 2017 season coincides with Williams' 40th anniversary in Formula 1. Based out of Oxfordshire in the UK and founded under stewardship of the legendary duo of Frank Williams and Patrick Head, the team has been one of the most iconic and successful in the history of the sport. During their 40 years in Formula 1, Williams have claimed 7 World Drivers' Championships, as well as 9 World Constructor's Championships, second only to Italian powerhouses Ferrari. While recent achievement hasn't quite lived up to the legacy of the teams' dominance in the 1990's, this years driver line-up of Brazilian veteran Felipe Massa and Canadian youngster Lance Stroll, both combined with the new FW40 chassis means Williams are hoping on bringing silverware back to the factory in Grove this season.


 We hope you enjoy this fantastic circuit and the cars we have chosen!

Class A Competition : 2016 Williams FW38 - Cash Prize of £50 for the fastest lap at each venue

Class B Competition : 1994 Williams FW16 - Free entry to First Monday for the fastest lap at each venue

Class C Competition : Japanese F3 - Free entry to First Monday for the fastest three laps at each venue

Class D Competition : Formula Ford - Free entry to First Monday for the fastest five laps at each venue

 See best laps for this competition in the Drivers' Paddock.

  

What can you drive?

 - You are welcome to drive any of the month's vehicles at any time in an Open Practice Session

 - Lap times and telemetry are recorded for your immediate viewing and future reference

 

Classes and Promotions

 - Drivers with no previous wins default to start as class D drivers

 - Coming in the top five in a class D competition will promote you to be a class C driver

 - Coming in the top three in a class C competition will promote you to be a class B driver

 - Winning a class B competition twice will promote you to be a class A driver

 

  Which Competition Classes can you win?

 - If you are a class A driver then you are only eligible to win in the class A competition vehicle

 - If you are a class B driver then you are eligible to win in the Class A or B competition vehicles

 - If you are a class C driver then you are eligible to win in any of the competition vehicles (A, B or C)

 - If you are a class D driver then you are eligible to win in any of the competition vehicles (A, B, C or D)

 - Multiple Class wins within a month will result in prizes for the highest win only. Lower "wins" will be passed to the next highest competitors

  

Terms and Conditions

  - For a lap to be legal, your vehicle must have two or more wheels inside or touching the white lines at all times

  - Vehicles must be running all standard TRC settings for the month

  - Potential prize winning laps must be verified by a TRC staff member

  - Free entry to First Monday is for the next event and is non transferable

  - TRC Staff are not eligible to win cash prizes. Any cash wins will defer to the next highest position

  - Cash prizes available at the following First Monday event or within a max of 30 days of competition end 

 

   
 
 

 

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