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Race behind the race

Formula 1 is gearing up for its first significant long-distance trip of 2024, heading to Australia for the season's third race. The journey spans approximately 13,000 kilometers from Jeddah in Saudi Arabia to Melbourne, the southern metropolis in the state of Victoria.

Formula 1 has been contested in Australia since 1985, with the first eleven Australian Grands Prix held in Adelaide. However, in 1996, the event moved to the Albert Park Circuit in Melbourne, where it has remained ever since. Traditionally, the Australian GP marked the season's opening, but for the third consecutive year, it will take place as the third race.

Following the Melbourne race, F1 will head to Japan for the season's fourth round, scheduled two weeks later. In pursuit of greater calendar regionalization, reduced logistical burdens, and enhanced sustainability, the Japanese GP was shifted from its traditional autumn slot to spring.

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