Australian Grand Prix 2017 odds
The Australian Grand Prix event is the premier motorsport event in Australia, welcoming many talented drivers from all over the world. World champions and many enthusiastic drivers come here to test their skills on the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit.
Of all of the events held in Melbourne, the Australian Grand Prix is one of the largest and most popular. People from all over the world come here to watch the Grand Prix, with this event certainly increasing visitors to Melbourne and showcasing what the beautiful city has to offer.
In addition to the enthusiastic Australian fan base, a number of international F1 fans come to Melbourne to witness this motorsport event. This popular event is held at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit at Albert Park; located only a few kilometres from the heart of the Melbourne CBD.
The speed machines will take to the Albert Park Lake track a week later than this year, the March 26 date giving teams more time to adapt to a swag of rule changes, set to be implemented in 2017.
Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO, Andrew Westacott said he was thrilled Melbourne retained its position as the season-opening race. “The air of anticipation surrounding a brand new Formula 1 season brings a buzz that Victorians know so well, with our great city coming alive in March and being on show to a vast global audience,” Westacott said.
The 2016 winner of Melbourne race is Mercedes man Nico Rosberg, ahead of star teammate Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. Ricciardo, who finished fourth, is again set to be the star attraction for the biggest motorsport event on Australia’s calendar. While the Australian race has been given the green light, the Brazilian, German and Canadian GPs remain subject to confirmation.
Germany remains uncertain due to Hockenheim’s stated reluctance to host a grand prix other than in alternate years and no deal with the Nuerburgring. The country’s race was dropped in 2015.
Formula One’s 85-year-old commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone has also been pushing for improvements to Montreal’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, whose contract is up for renewal next year, and the Interlagos track in Sao Paulo. Brazil is also suffering its deepest economic recession in decades but local race organisers were taken aback by the development.
Notable drivers and winners in the past have included famous German driver Michael Schumacher and Aussie driver Lex Davison, who have both won four times. French driver Alain Prost is the only driver who won both the Australian and World championship at the same time.
Last year the event hosted 580 individual businesses and around 26,000 corporate guests holding customised meetings over four days of racing. “The 2017 event will provide businesses and incentive groups the opportunity to showcase their offering at an exhilarating event and have limitless options to enjoy a customised experience in a unique environment,” said the Australian Grand Prix Corporation’s general manager of sales, Corina Black. There are a huge range of special events scheduled throughout the Grand Prix including live music entertainment and kids activities.