After the long winter break and three pre season tests in Spain with new cars, drivers, regulations. The F1 circus heads down under for the first race of an all new season. The scoreboard has been reset and the excitement is building. Questions are flying everywhere, will Mercedes dominate again? Will McLaren finish a race? Will Ferrari, Red Bull or Williams put up more of a fight against Mercedes? These answers will start to come at the 2015 Australian Grand Prix Event date: 13-15 March 2015 Number of Laps: 58 Circuit Length: 5.303 km (3.295 mi) Race Distance: 307.574 km (191.118 mi) Lap Record: Michael Schumacher (2004) - 1:24.125 2014 Podium: 1st - Nico Rosberg - Mercedes 2nd - Kevin Magnussen - McLaren 3rd - Jenson Button - McLaren Sky Sports Classic Races; Thursday - 1996 None after this one.