Heading Down Under to one of only two circuits in the southern hemisphere, the Albert Park Circuit can be found in the beating heart of Melbourne. With regular corners and battlefield straights, finding the right strategy and making use of practice time is key to victory at Albert Park.
Suggested car setup for the Albert Park Circuit:
- High-speed cornering is crucial
- Focusing on top speed and low speed cornering is also recommended
- Balanced circuit
In a race where there may be no safety car or weather upsets, your biggest choice at Melbourne is your pitting strategy.
- Traditionally, teams operate a one-stop strategy at Melbourne, but adjustments to the circuit make two stops more viable - especially if you see a safety car.
- If a safety car appears after lap 35 and the pack hasn’t broken up, strongly consider an unscheduled pit stop and swapping to faster, softer tyres.
- If the pack has spread out and you’re in a points-earning position, you may not see much opportunity to overtake, so focus on maintaining your place.
After a chaotic 29 laps, Piastri is stuck behind Tsunoda with a string of cars in his mirrors. The early red flag and early pit stops have put him in a difficult position. Manage his tyre strategy wisely to get him his first points on home turf!
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