The 2010 Formula One World Championship Series is up and running, and the second fixture on the schedule will take place on the 26th of March at Melbourne’s Albert Park – the 2010 Australian Grand Prix.
Drawing the world’s top constructors, F1 drivers, and motorsport fans to the shores of Australia, the Australian Grand Prix looks set to impress after the success of the 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix.
On Thursday the 25th of March at 3pm, the 2010 Australian Grand Prix will begin with a press conference, followed by the first practice session at 12.30pm on the Friday.
The qualifying round will take place on Saturday the 27th of March at 5pm for drivers to compete for the race’s pole position.
With the Formula 500, Formula Ford, and V8 Supercars also taking place at Albert Park over the course of the weekend, the 2010 Australian Grand Prix will culminate in the F1 race at 5pm on Sunday the 28th of March.
Going into the 2010 Australian Grand Prix, the driver to beat is winner of the Bahrain Grand Prix Fernando Alonso, at $3. Having performed so well in the opening round of the Championship, the Ferrari driver did not fail to deliver, and may be a safe bet for the second Grand Prix of 2010.
Close behind Alonso in the odds is Sebastian Vettel at $4. The Red Bull driver looked to have won the 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix, however, due to an issue with his spark plug, the F1 driver lost out to Alonso – and will certainly look to satisfy his revenge.
Going into the 2010 Australian Grand Prix, the driver to beat is winner of the Bahrain Grand Prix, Fernando Alonso at $3.
Rounding out the odds for the top three F1 drivers going into the Australian Grand Prix is Lewis Hamilton at $5.50. Having finished third in the opening race, the McLaren driver, and winner of the 2008 Series, is another strong contender.
Finishing second in the 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix was Felipe Massa, Alonso’s fellow Ferrari driver, and has relatively long odds considering his second spot finish at $5.75.
The legendary Michael Schumacher starts at $13, after his sixth spot finish at the opening Grand Prix for 2010.
Closing the odds for the Australian Grand Prix is Karun Chandhok at $501. Having finished last in the opening round, the HRT driver retired and would certainly provide a fantastic payout if he succeeds in Melbourne.