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Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit - Melbourne - Australia.
FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX 2019
14 - 17 March 2019

First Grand Prix 1996

Number of Laps 58

Circuit Length 5.303km

Race Distance 307.574 km

Lap Record 1:24.125 Michael Schumacher (2004)

When was the track built? The deal to host Formula 1 in Melbourne was done in 1993, with the decision taken to create a circuit using a mixture of the existing roads around the city’s Albert Park – mainly Aughtie Drive and Lakeside Drive if you fancy driving it yourself – with a little detour through the Lakeside Stadium’s car park.

Data Sheet - Source Mercedes AMG Petronas Media




Bahrain International Circuit
FORMULA 1 GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX 2019
29 - 31 March 2019

First Grand Prix 2004

Number of Laps 57

Circuit Length 5.412km

Race Distance 308.238 km

Lap Record 1:31.447 Pedro de la Rosa (2005)


When was the track built? Ground was broken for the Bahrain International Circuit in December 2002. Like the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, the developers had a blank, sandy canvas to work with, and with that fashioned the technical, 5.4km track designed by Hermann Tilke.

Data Sheet - Mercedes AMG Petronas Media


Shanghai International Circuit
FORMULA 1 HEINEKEN CHINESE GRAND PRIX 2019
12 - 14 April 2019

First Grand Prix 2004
Number of Laps 56
Circuit Length 5.451km
Race Distance 305.066 km
Lap Record 1:32.238 Michael Schumacher (2004)

When was the track built? In April 2003, a marshland in the Jiading District of Shanghai was earmarked for Formula 1 greatness. Eighteen months and around $450 million later, the state-of-the-art Shanghai International Circuit was complete.

Data Sheet - Mercedes AMG Petronas Media


Baku City Circuit
FORMULA 1 AZERBAIJAN GRAND PRIX 2019
26 - 28 April 2019

First Grand Prix 2016
Number of Laps 51
Circuit Length 6.003km
Race Distance 306.049 km
Lap Record 1:43.441 Sebastian Vettel (2017)

When was the track built? It wasn’t – Baku is the newest street circuit on the Formula 1 calendar, joining the ranks of Monaco, Melbourne and Singapore.

Data Sheet - Mercedes AMG Petronas Media


Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
FORMULA 1 EMIRATES GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA 2019
10 - 12 May 2019

First Grand Prix 1991
Number of Laps 66
Circuit Length 4.655km
Race Distance 307.104 km
Lap Record 1:18.441 Daniel Ricciardo (2018)

When was the track built? The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya was built as part of the 1992 Barcelona Olympics development programme. The foundation stone was laid in 1989, while the first car race was a round of the 1991 Spanish Touring Car Championship.

Data Sheet - Mercedes AMG Petronas Media


Circuit de Monaco
FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2019
23 - 26 May 2019

First Grand Prix 1950
Number of Laps 78
Circuit Length 3.337km
Race Distance 260.286 km
Lap Record 1:14.260 Max Verstappen (2018)


When was the track built? In 1215, sort of – that’s when Monaco was first established as a colony of Genoa.

Data Sheet - Mercedes AMG Petronas Media


Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve
FORMULA 1 PIRELLI GRAND PRIX DU CANADA 2019
7 - 9 June 2019

First Grand Prix 1978
Number of Laps 70
Circuit Length 4.361km
Race Distance 305.27 km
Lap Record 1:13.622 Rubens Barrichello (2004)

When was the track built? The man-made Notre Dame Island in the middle of the St Lawrence River was created for the 1967 Expo 67 World's Fair. Once the expo and the ensuing 1976 Montreal Summer Olympics had left town, some clever people decided to make a race track out of the island’s roads. And lo, the Circuit Ile Notre-Dame, as it then was, came to be.

Data Sheet - Mercedes AMG Petronas Media


Circuit Paul Ricard
FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE 2019
21 - 23 June 2019

First Grand Prix 1971
Number of Laps 53
Circuit Length 5.842km
Race Distance 309.69 km
Lap Record 1:34.225 Valtteri Bottas (2018)

When was the track built? Work began on pastis magnate Paul Ricard’s track in 1969, with French racers Jean-Pierre Beltoise and Henri Pescarolo acting as consultants on the layout. Racing began at the circuit a year later.

Data Sheet - Source Mercedes AMG Petronas Media


Red Bull Ring
FORMULA 1 MY WORLD GROSSER PREIS VON ÖSTERREICH 2019
28 - 30 June 2019

First Grand Prix 1970
Number of Laps 71
Circuit Length 4.318km
Race Distance 306.452 km
Lap Record 1:06.957 Kimi Räikkönen (2018)

When was the track built? The fearsome, original Osterreichring was originated in 1969 as a replacement for the Zeltweg airfield circuit. The track known today as the Red Bull Ring was more or less created over the winter of 1995-6, when Hermann Tilke was engaged to turn the Osterreichring into a shorter, more modern race track.

Date Sheet - Source Mercedes AMG Petronas Media


Silverstone Circuit
FORMULA 1 ROLEX BRITISH GRAND PRIX 2019
12 - 14 July 2019

First Grand Prix 1950
Number of Laps 52
Circuit Length 5.891km
Race Distance 306.198 km
Lap Record 1:30.621 Lewis Hamilton (2017)

When was the track built? Little did those laying the perimeter road to the RAF Silverstone airfield in 1942 know that they were setting down what would become one of the world’s greatest race tracks. But, well, they were! The Silverstone circuit was first used for a proper motor race in 1947 – although sadly, a local sheep lost its life during the proceedings…

Source - Mercedes AMG Petronas


Hockenheimring
FORMULA 1 MERCEDES-BENZ GROSSER PREIS VON DEUTSCHLAND 2019
26 - 28 July 2019

First Grand Prix 1970
Number of Laps 67
Circuit Length 4.574km
Race Distance 306.458 km
Lap Record 1:13.780 Kimi Räikkönen (2004)

When was the track built? Hockenheim dates all the way back to 1932, when it was created by Mercedes as a test track for their cars, in particular to fettle them for the Tripoli Grand Prix. The original track was an enormous 12km triangular affair – in fact it was called the ‘Dreieckskurs’, or 'Triangle Track' – that speared off to the outskirts of nearby Oftersheim before looping back via the current B291.

Source - Mercedes AMG Petronas Media


Hungaroring
FORMULA 1 MAGYAR NAGYDÍJ 2019
2 - 4 August 2019

First Grand Prix 1986
Number of Laps 70
Circuit Length 4.381km
Race Distance 306.63 km
Lap Record 1:19.071 Michael Schumacher (2004)

When was the track built? Work began on the Hungaroring in 1985, and the track was race-ready just nine months later. The Hungarian government had originally considered reviving the old Nepliget park circuit in Budapest in a bid to host Formula 1 in the country, but in the end decided to create a purpose-built facility instead.

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Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
FORMULA 1 JOHNNIE WALKER BELGIAN GRAND PRIX 2019
30 August - 1 September 2019

First Grand Prix 1950
Number of Laps 44
Circuit Length 7.004km
Race Distance 308.052 km
Lap Record 1:46.286 Valtteri Bottas (2018)

When was the track built? The original, triangle-shaped track was built in 1921, with designers Jules de Thier and Henri Langlois van Ophem using public roads between the towns of Francorchamps, Malmedy, and Stavelot to create an amazing 14.9km circuit taking in the forests and rolling hills of the beautiful Ardennes region. The track was redeveloped in 1979, and although the new circuit is only half the original's length, it’s still the longest on the current calendar at 7.004km.


Autodromo Nazionale Monza
FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO HEINEKEN D'ITALIA 2019
6-8 September 2019

First Grand Prix 1950
Number of Laps 53
Circuit Length 5.793km
Race Distance 306.72 km
Lap Record 1:21.046 Rubens Barrichello (2004)

When was the track built? Constructed in just 110 days in 1922, the Autodromo Nazionale Monza was the world’s third purpose-built race track, coming after Brooklands in the UK and Indianapolis in the US. Like those two tracks, the original circuit featured a daunting series of banked curves, as well as much of the ‘outfield’ section that’s still in use today.


Marina Bay Street Circuit
FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX 2019
20 - 22 September 2019

First Grand Prix 2008
Number of Laps 61
Circuit Length 5.063km
Race Distance 308.706 km
Lap Record 1:41.905 Kevin Magnussen (2018)

When was the track built? The Marina Bay Circuit arrived on the scene in 2008. A street track with the city's famous skyline as its spectacular backdrop, the initial circuit plan by Herman Tilke was refined by KBR Inc, while the event has quickly established itself as one of the standouts on the F1 calendar.


Sochi Autodrom
FORMULA 1 VTB RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX 2019
27 - 29 September 2019

First Grand Prix 2014
Number of Laps 53
Circuit Length 5.848km
Race Distance 309.745 km
Lap Record 1:35.861 Valtteri Bottas (2018)

When was the track built? Designed by Hermann Tilke, the Sochi Autodrom is effectively a street circuit, evolving out of the internal roads of the park built for the city’s 2014 Winter Olympics.


Suzuka International Racing Course
FORMULA 1 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX 2019
11 - 13 October 2019

First Grand Prix 1987
Number of Laps 53
Circuit Length 5.807km
Race Distance 307.471 km
Lap Record 1:31.540 Kimi Räikkönen (2005)

When was the track built? In 1962. Soichiro Honda, whose car company you may have heard of, was a man with big ambitions. Seeking to turn Honda into an automotive powerhouse, he decided his company should have its own test track. Dutchman John Hugenholtz got the nod, and drew up the now-iconic ‘crossover’ Suzuka track – although original drawings saw the track pass over and under itself a full three times, which would have been sweet!


Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE MÉXICO 2019
25 - 27 October 2019

First Grand Prix 1963
Number of Laps 71
Circuit Length 4.304km
Race Distance 305.354 km
Lap Record 1:18.741 Valtteri Bottas (2018)

When was the track built? In 1959. The father of Mexico’s most famous racing brothers, Ricardo and Pedro Rodriguez, was an advisor to Mexican President Adolfo Lopez Mateo, and had a word in his boss’s ear about building a racing circuit in Mexico City’s Magdalena Mixiuhca sports park using the existing internal roads. El Presidente liked the idea, and work on the track was completed in under a year.


Circuit of The Americas
FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX 2019
1 - 3 November 2019

First Grand Prix 2012
Number of Laps 56
Circuit Length 5.513km
Race Distance 308.405 km
Lap Record 1:37.392 Lewis Hamilton (2018)

When was the track built? The Circuit of The Americas, designed by Hermann Tilke in collaboration with American architectural firm HKS, endured something of a nervy start, with construction suffering several setbacks. It was well worth the wait, though, when 1978 F1 champion Mario andretti opened the track on October 21 2012.


São Paulo
FORMULA 1 HEINEKEN GRANDE PRÊMIO DO BRASIL 2019
15 - 17 November 2019

First Grand Prix 1972
Number of Laps 71
Circuit Length 4.309 Km
Race Distance 305.909 km
Lap Record 1:10.540 Valtteri BottasMercedes

When was the track built? Building work began on what ended up being called the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace – but what is more commonly referred to as Interlagos – all the way back in 1938. The track designers took their inspiration from three main circuits: Brooklands in the UK, Roosevelt Raceway in the USA and Montlhery in France.


Yas Marina Circuit
FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX 2019
29 November - 1 December 2019

First Grand Prix 2009
Number of Laps 55
Circuit Length 5.554km
Race Distance 305.355 km
Lap Record 1:40.279 Sebastian Vettel (2009)

When was the track built? In 2006, plans were announced to develop Yas Island, located just to the east of Abu Dhabi, into a new tourist destination, with a major part of the plans centring around a 5.5km race track. The diggers rolled into what would become the Yas Marina Circuit in May 2007, with the project completed by October 2009.


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