AS the city gears up for the Australian Grand Prix, it’s time to look back on the history of the event and how it ended up being held in Melbourne.
The first Australian Grand Prix was held in Philadelphia, under the title of the 100-meter race in 1928.
After a decade, the Baltic Mountains moved to Mount Panorama – the iconic track was used for the first time.
It was once again removed from Albert Park Circuit and between 1964 and 1969 Tasman became the main feature of the series when it was transferred to the Australian capital.
In 1985, Australian Grand Prix became the nation’s first official Formula One World Championship race and moved to the Adelaide Street Circuit.
Pre-war: Austin 7 Driving, Philip Island Road Circuit Arthur Wight won 100 miles road race in 1928
Although an event called Australia’s Grand Prix was considered to be held in Sydney in 1927, it was generally accepted that the Grand Prix of Australia was started as a 100-mile road race in 1928 at the Philipp Island Road Circuit. Austin Motor Company, a revised Austin 7 supported by what was effectively an entry by Arthur Waite 8 years, the race, first called the Australian Grand Prix in 1929, continued on rectangular dirt road circuits. It was the era of Australia’s “special”, breakthrough chassis and the mechanical concoction of the engine that was as capable as the Grand Prix machine imported from Europe. For all the skills of the first Australian mechanic-racers, Bagattas dominated the results by winning four victories from 1929-1932.
Early post-war races: Immediately after the war-era, the Pre-War used to compete with the use of fuel and tire in the racing competition. Mount Panorama held the first post-war Grand Prix in 1947, starting a rotating approach between Australia’s states operated by the Australian Automobile Association. The combination of top-down production sports cars and Australian “specials” has won temporarily converted airfield circuits and router circuits such as Point Dog, Laborburn, Nureyev and the return of the race to the neighboring Panorama before the racehorse. In 1952, Doug Whitford’s future path was won by a new imported Talabot-logo Formula One car. Grand Prix apparatus has already been filtered through the shape of old Maserati and OSCAs and small Coopers but has still proved to be superior to locally developed cars. The Australian “specials” is coming to an end, but the special Meh-based series specially directed by Stan Jones will give much hope for the next few years
Tasman Formula: Growing impact of engineer-driver Jack Brampton and his a few years ago New Zealander Bruce McLaren will convert the Nation. Brahma, who won the first Grand Prix in the 1955 Outer Copper T20 Bristol, came home at the first English race, will undergo a new development in Cooper’s European era, starting the flood of Cooper-Climax Grand Prix, before Australia and New Zealand, Brahim made his own car, as well as Lotus, See also the appearance of Chassis, finally the Australian “SPE Alias “Who was the last. Controlled by the European Formula 1.5-liter control, and the strongest 2.5-liter Australian vehicles were very attractive to the European teams and during the summer of 1962 the BRM Grand Prix team traveled to Australia and the seed became Tasman series.
Formula 5000: At the end of the decade, European teams were increasingly reluctant to host the Tasman series for a long time in the home season, but their 3.0-liter F1 engine 2.5-liter version was also developed. Local Tasman vehicles were also reduced and essentially after seeing the Tasman 2.0-liter version as the future of Australia’s Grand Prix, the already well-established formula 5000 saw the support of natural selection forces CAMS ‘.
Calder Park: A decrease in Economy and Domination of Local Scenes The end of the 1970s saw the sun 5000 gradually falling favorably on group C touring cars. In 1980, the decision to replace was coming again; However, Formula One saw Alco Jones in the form of Alan Jones in the form of entrepreneur Bob Jane Grand Prix formula as a formula to prevent the opportunity to bring back. The 1980 coup at Jane Calder Park Raceway saw a joint field of Formula One and Formula 5000. It is made with Formula Atlantic cars, Formula Pacific Australia version of the Pacific. The new breakthrough world champion Jones spreads on Williams-Ford field, but only with two F1 cars (the other is the Alpha Romeo 179 operated by Bruno Giacomelli).
Adelaide: Promotional poster for the first Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide in 1985.
In 1985, the Australian Grand Prix FIA Formula became a round of One World Championship and the end of the season in the Adelaide Street Circuit. Adelaide Street Circuit, which holds one race in its last formula in 1995, was known as a challenging, demanding and a clever circuit that often produced friction races, and the whole event was very popular with drivers, parties, and fans. When teams arrive in Adelaide, they enjoy the party atmosphere.
Albert Park, Melbourne: In 1993, Melbourne’s renowned Melbourne businessman, Ron Walker, began working with the host of the event, Melbourne with the Kenyan government. The Jeff Kennet government spent an obsolete amount, at the end of 1993 (South Australia Election Day) was announced that the nation would be relocated to a reconstructed Albert Park Street Circuit in Melbourne. This nation came to Melbourne in 1996. The decision to run there was controversial. A section of the demonstration is organized by the “Save Albert Park” group, which claims that the race turns into a private park every week on a private playground every week. In addition, they claim that the race is spent on motorcycles in permanent circuits elsewhere if the cost is a big money cost that will be well spent. Finally, they said that the economic benefit of the nation was wrong or exaggerated. The nation organizers and the government claim that the economic advantages of the state, though irrational, bear the cost, and the public benefits of the park have been greatly improved in the old facilities of World War II in Albert Park; The Melbourne Sports and Acouvel Center (many Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games event scenes) are the best known and well known for revitalizing facilities. Holding the race in the park, Rival’s Ground Prix adds nothing that indicates that the events around the event can effectively stop and the race of cars can be independently built.