Baumgartner's Minardi laps Sturt Street image image

The build-up to next weekend’s Australian Grand Prix continues, with the famous Minardi two-seater visiting the city of Ballarat today, where former driver Zsolt Baumgartner performed a demonstration in front of approximately 5,000 motorsport fans.

Traffic was brought to a standstill when the Hungarian’s car looped along Sturt Street between Lydiard and Grenville Streets, with the demonstration finishing at the Bridge Mall, where the car was displayed for photo opportunities.

Ballarat is located some 105km from Melbourne and the Victorian state’s third most populated city. The city’s history was as a gold rush boomtown when the precious metal was discovered in 1851.

The following two tabs change content below.

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.