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Australian Grand Prix 2008


Sports bring people together, despite long stretches of differences in terms of nationality, religion and class. Different kinds of sports happen to interest different people all around the world. Car racing is one such exciting sport that has taken the whole world in its stride and reached great heights of popularity. Grand Prix is the ultimate name in motor racing and it has eventually evolved to formula racing. However, till date, all the events in Formula One Championships are called Grand Prix. Australian Grand Prix (Formula 1) is one of the events of the annual Formula One championship season.

Held every year since 1928, the Australian Grand Prix was incorporated into the Formula One championship in 1985. From 1985 to 1995 the race was organized at the Adelaide Street Circuit in Adelaide and later moved on to Melbourne in 1996. When it was held in Adelaide, Australian Grand Prix (Formula 1) used to be the final round of the Championship and in its Melbourne years, it happens to be the first round of the Championship. Some of the most memorable races have been held here.

For many years the main venue of Australian Grand Prix in the 1950ís was a road circuit at Albert Park in Melbourne. Later it continued in a street circuit in Adelaide and later still, after bouts of disagreements and controversies related to this matter the event got shifted to the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit.

McLaren, Michael Schumacher, Coulthard, Renaultís Giancarlo Fisichella at different points of time created history on their way to victory. In November 2006 ING tied knot as the naming rights sponsor of the Australian Grand Prix for a deal of three years.

The forthcoming Australian Grand Prix 2008 (Formula 1) is supposed to be held during 13-16th March 2008. In the country of sports lovers it is a game to desperately look forward to with all the excitement and thrill about it. offers online information on Australian Grand Prix 2008 (Formula 1).

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