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Australian GP: Preview - McLaren

The vibrant, coastal city of Melbourne has been Formula 1's regular starting point for almost two decades. Its narrow run-offs, low grip surface and unpredictable weather, allied to the fact that it offers the drivers their first chance to blow away the cobwebs after the long winter break, means the Australian Grand Prix is invariably frantic, thrilling and unpredictable.Albert Park is a tricky venue at which to kick off the season. Built through parkland outside Melbourne's CBD, it's a temporary racetrack, which means the asphalt is very slippery during the early laps of practice, and the stop-start nature of its 5.3km layout makes it tough on brakes and rear tyres. This year, there's the...
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