… An Australian Grand Prix at Calder Park Raceway!

Calder Park Raceway played host to non-championship F1 races in the early 1980sA major redevelopment of Calder Park Raceway – a Melbourne venue that played host to non-championship F1 races in the early 1980s (pictured) – has sparked rumours that it could be considered as an alternative host venue for the Formula 1 World Championship.

No so, says circuit owner and former touring car great Bob Jane.

“As far as I am concerned, Albert Park is the best venue for the grand prix and I have no plans to have formula one racing out here,” he told the Brimbank Leader.

Jane was one of the principal figures in organising the non-championships races, held between 1980 and 1984, before the circus officially came to Adelaide from 1985.

[Original image via Flickr]

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.