Carlos Sainz, Scuderia Toro Rosso's driver


March 21, 2017

We're sure that, just like us, you're dying for the Formula 1 cars to start whizzing round the Melbourne track. Carlos Sainz simply couldn't wait and has already completed a virtual lap of Albert Park. Where did he do it? Right here in Faenza.

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Our Spanish driver installed himself in a race seat surrounded by all our past cars, from the STR1 to the STR11.

This isn't your standard demo lap, it's a totally immersive experience that means you can get a real feel for the 5.303 kilometre long Melbourne circuit which this weekend hosts the Australian Grand Prix, the first round of this year's World Championship. You can choose to watch Carlos while he talks you through it, or enjoy his point of view. You can also rotate the view to see a wonderful display of all the cars from our past and even look down to see Carlos' feet dancing on the pedals.

Melbourne is a high downforce track and with the new generation cars, you can bet on plenty of excitement between its six straight sections, the three slow turns and the two high speed chicanes. Albert Park is tough on brakes and tyres: the Melbourne weekend marks the debut of the new wider tyres and for this race, Pirelli has chosen the Supersoft and Soft compounds, as well as the Ultrasoft, making its first appearance at this circuit. Now all you have to do is start the countdown and enjoy a lap on the simulator. You're just one click away from a new all-round experience!