2020 Australian GP: One Day Only
The 2020 F1 Australian GP will unfortunately not be remembered as the 25th Australian GP, but the first to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus. Although in my opinion, it did take too long to make the decision, I'm not complaining. I would not have liked to be a part of that decision, and I don't envy F1 or the FIA's job in keeping the fans, teams, officials and everyone else involved safe. Safety must always be of most importance in motorsport, regardless of whether it's the weather, procedures, cars or even something that cannot be controlled by the governing body running the event.
Anyway, what I'm sure you really want to see and read (if you are reading this) is what the only day of this year’s Australian GP was like.
A new open wheel series was set to debut at the Albert Park circuit. Dubbed the S5000 series, these halo equipped formula cars are powered by 5.0 litre Ford Coyote V8's. When I first heard them, I looked up at the sky, thinking they were fighter jets!
The category is filled with talented drivers too, including F1 legends Rubens Barrichello and Giancarlo Fisichella, Aussie veterans like Alex Davidson and Mike Berryman and some up and coming stars such as Will Brown and James Golding. There's also a fellow by the name of Matt Brabham!
One of the best parts of the day by far was going behind the scenes with Kelly Racing, as they prepped their new Mustangs for the first practice session of the day.
Shooting the return of the historic racing cars, took the cake of my favourite set of photos from the Australian GP. Sometimes black and white is best.
One thing you have to check out at every Australian Grand Prix is the various car displays placed around the circuit.
These displays varied from classic muscle to some of the most mental race cars I've ever seen. The Porsche 935K and this Hyundai Excel powered by an engine from a V8 Supercar were some of my personal favourites.
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