Australian GP key stats and facts

The Australian Grand Prix

First Albert Park grand prix: 1996

Circuit distance: 5.303 km (3.314 miles)

Lap record: 1min 25.125secs by Michael Schumacher in a Ferrari (2004)

Albert Park was renamed from South Park in 1862 after the death of Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert

You could fit 30 Melbourne Cricket Grounds inside Albert Park

That's 2,000,000 square metres

Most wins by driver:

4 Michael Schumacher

3 Jenson Button

2 Six other drivers

Most wins by team:

11 McLaren

7 Ferrari

5 Williams

Despite Alan Jones, Mark Webber and Daniel Ricciardo winning grands prix, no Aussie driver has finished in the top 3 in their home race.

24 minutes, 25 seconds

The shortest ever race - because of rain in 1991 - was won by Ayrton Senna

184,762 bottles of beer sold at the race in 2014

290,000 man hours go into putting on the Australian GP

This translates to 33 years (the age of Fernando Alonso)

The building of the circuit requires 3,000 concrete barriers

That's 12,000,000kg - the weight of 44 Boeing 747s