The Albert Park track, home to the F1 Australian Grand Prix will undergo major modifications beginning on Monday. These modifications will be completed in time for the 2021 Australian Grand Prix, scheduled to be in November.
Among the modifications will be a resurfacing of the track, and changes to some corners. The most striking change will be the removal of the turn 9 chicane, in favour of a turn flat-out sweeper. This change has been made with the hope of overtaking being improved at Turn 13.
That corner itself will also get a facelift, with positive camber added to the turn in a bid to remove some dirty air by making the turn faster. The camber will have the added bonus of widening the racing line. The exit of the turn will also be widened.
In addition to these, the runoff areas in the first and last sectors will be modified, and the pit lane widened.
Victoria comes out of lockdown at midnight tonight, meaning the scheduled work can begin on Monday.