Melbourne’s Albert Park circuit has been on the Formula 1 calendar since 1996 but that doesn’t always guarantee permanency in F1…money does. The good news is, Australia found some cash and have resigned a new contract extension.
The wonderful nation of Australia will host a round of the Formula 1 series through 2020 according to reports and this couldn’t come at a better time as the nation has a lot to be excited about with the performance of hometown hero and Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo.
If the terrific fans from the Great Southern Land were getting dog-eared about Sebastian Vettel beating their own Mark Webber, the shoe has clearly been on the other foot this year with Webber’s replacement, Ricciardo, showing the German his tailpipe.
Australia has been a wonderful part of F1 history and a contract extension is really good news. It makes a great season opener as well and retains that distinction for 2015 as well.
Here’s the all the fabulous people of Australia and your grand prix until 2020…cheers! Now, having said that, there are a few folks who like to see it at a different location in Australia and if you are one of those (especially an Australian who like to see it moved), let us know where and why.