David Coulthard's Australian GP preview

David Coulthard's Australian GP preview

Melbourne is a place that holds fond memories for AUTOSPORT columnist David Coulthard, so it's fitting that he should begin his commentary career for the BBC at the Australian season opener. DC previews the race, and his new role behind the mic

I remember very well the 1996 Melbourne Grand Prix, when Formula 1 first moved from the oldy-worldy streets of Adelaide to this new-world metropolis, as I was involved in the huge crash with my BBC commentary box partner Martin Brundle when he went rolling his Jordan into oblivion.

I won there a year later, and in 2003, so I've got very fond memories of the place. It's not like a normal street circuit, it's more of an established track in its own right and has some really challenging fast corners with some very big stops. It's not necessarily the easiest venue to overtake on, but we've got the KERS and the moveable wings to help with that.

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