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Expect bigger, faster cars for this year’s Formula 1 Grand Prix

It’s a month to go until the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix.

In a new era, you can expect the cars to have bigger tyres, bigger wings, and more aero-dynamics.

Andrew Westacott, Chief Executive of Australian Grand Prix Corp, told Ross and John the cars will be ‘five to six seconds quicker’ per lap.

‘These cars are the fastest in Formula 1 history,’ Mr. Westacott said.

Asked whether or not moving the race to Sydney is a possibility, Mr. Westacott says ‘not for the next seven years.’

Race heads will get a glimpse of the new cars when the blankets come off in Barcelona on February 27, where they will undergo eight days of testing. 

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The 2017 Formula One Rolex Australian Grand Prix takes place at Albert Park from 23 ? 26 March

– Kids 14 and under can attend the event free with any adult ticket purchased

– General Admission tickets start from $18 for concession, $39 for adults and $78 for families

– For more information and to purchase tickets go to