Australia to be second race in 2008

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Linked from http://www.motorsport.com/news/article.asp?ID=262647&FS=F1 --- The organisers of the Australian Grand Prix, traditionally the opening race of the F1 season, have announced that the date of 2008 race will be moved back slightly, so it will be the second event on the calendar. The Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC) confirmed that, subject to FIA approval, next year's race will take place on March 16th. AGPC chairman Ron Walker explained that the new date allowed the V8...Read Full Story

2008 Australian GP moved back

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Linked from http://www.itv-f1.com/News_Article.aspx?PO_ID=40151 --- The Australian Grand Prix is to relinquish its traditional position as Formula 1's season opener for the second time in three years in 2008 - and will not become a night race, as had been mooted. Next season's Melbourne race will take place in mid-March, and is expected to be the second event on the world championship calendar, subject to FIA approval. The GP organisers have also decided not to turn the event into a night...Read Full Story

Albert Park Circuit

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/race/circuitdetail/770.html --- When Formula One came to Australia in 1985 it set up home in Adelaide. However, ex-racer-turned-entrepreneur Bob Jane wanted a race in Melbourne. He created a huge "thunderdome" and invented the AUSCAR series, bringing NASCAR action to Australia. The desire to have a race in Melbourne did not wane. Despite the popular end of season slot for the Adelaide race, pressure was growing from the Melbourne motor sport community, and...Read Full Story