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A plaque commemorates 60 years since Australia's first Grand Prix.

The plaque celebrates the history of the Albert Park parklands circuit with images, including Bill Wilcox’s 1953 Ford V8 Special that took to the circuit in the first Grand Prix in 1953, as well as the 2013 Red Bull Racing RB9 that was driven by Mark Webber.  

 Also featured are two of the most significant figures in Australian F1 history history, Sir Jack Brabham and Alan Jones, who have won four Formula 1 World Championship crowns between them. 

Location

Address:Canterbury Road, Turn 3, Albert Park Racing Circuit, Albert Park , 3206
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.845802
Long: 144.965471
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Sport
Approx. Event Start Date:1953
Approx. Event End Date:2013
Monument Designer:Dr Ross Bastiaan

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 25th November, 2013
Source: MA
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