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This week, the GPCOA and another step into the future

The GPCOA

Formula One's opening round for the past ten years, the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, was a great scene-setter; the ideal place for the sport to decamp after a five-month long European winter, and bleak days enlivened only by the speculation surrounding non-stop testing programmes.

Albert Park, situated virtually slap-bang centre between Melbourne's skyscrapers and Port Phillip Bay, deservedly attracted great crowds, who, in addition to seeing Formula One's opening race - seldom a procession due to the nature of the high-speed street circuit made up of the public park's better access roads - enjoyed a real feast of 'Down Under' motor racing.

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