The parklands circuit was set to endure long-awaited resurfacing and nook profile modifications after this yr’s race, nonetheless a few of that work has now been introduced ahead because of the AGP’s postponement to November.
Section 1 has already been accomplished, with pitlane widened by two metres and the pit wall moved to the sting of the highway rather than a grass verge – a transfer that might see the pitlane pace restrict lifted.
Section 2 will now see the structure itself altered, the largest change coming on the Flip 9/10 complicated. What was once a heavy cease into a decent right-hander can be eliminated, changed by a quick, flowing transition to the run alongside the lake’s north-western edge.
That can successfully make it two sweeping complexes in a row, with the quick right-left adopted by the prevailing left-right for Turns 11/12.
The entry pace to the Flip 11/12 complicated will now be larger, which might destabilise automobiles earlier than the braking zone for Flip 13 and create an overtaking alternative.
The correct-hand Flip 13 can even be re-profiled, with a wider entry and extra camber to make it much less of a single-lane by the nook.
Work will start on the structure modifications subsequent Monday and is predicted to be accomplished by July.
Section 3, an entire resurfacing of the circuit in a extra aggressive asphalt, will then happen after this November’s race ought to it go forward.
Will probably be the primary vital resurfacing work carried out for the reason that public roads have been prepped in 1995 to host the AGP for the primary time the next yr.
The renovation of the Melbourne circuit follows years of debate concerning the prevailing structure.
Drivers and staff bosses have lengthy been critical of the layout and its lack of clear-cut overtaking opportunities.
Motorsport.com exclusively revealed again in 2017 that the Australian Grand Prix Company had severely thought-about ditching the Flip 11/12 complicated in favour of a cease nook, however finally shelved the plan.
A brand new deal to host the Australian Grand Prix till 2025 then noticed talks of a layout change revived, whereas the resurfacing work was pencilled in ahead of the 2022 race at the latest.