Australian GP: Toro Rosso preview

Melbourne hosts one of the most popular races of the year, but in your enthusiasm to enjoy everything on offer in this great city, there's always a chance of getting it wrong. So Scuderia Toro Rosso brings you some useful tips and hints, which...

Melbourne hosts one of the most popular races of the year, but in your enthusiasm to enjoy everything on offer in this great city, there's always a chance of getting it wrong. So Scuderia Toro Rosso brings you some useful tips and hints, which might come in handy over the Australian Grand Prix weekend. (see below)

For those of you who are coming to the track by tram, note this sign on a bus: "When you leave this vehicle, please lower your head and watch your step. If you fail to do so, please lower your voice and watch your language."

When driving your rental car, if you see a tree in front of you and it swings to the right when you go left, and left when you go right, it's probably the air freshener hanging from your mirror.

Bring a pair of boots. It's nice to visit the only grass paddock on the calendar, but mid-March is the start of winter here and the hospitality areas can start looking like a bad day at the Woodstock Festival, but without the "peace and love."

Melbourne is the first jet lag race of the year, so buy an alarm clock to make sure you get to the track on time. Don't use the one on your phone, unless you want your "friends" back home to call you at three in the morning.

Learn how to use the calculator on your phone. With no less than 95 points on offer at each race, you will need to brush up your maths skills from the second race on.

For an F1 car to have a Shark Fin engine cover is fine. If your road car has one, it means you have driven into the Melbourne Aquarium.

Admit it, in Bahrain you were completely confused by all the new liveries, the change of team names and, above all, the new drivers. Instead of keeping your race programme in its cellophane wrapping to sell on eBay, open it and study the photos, so that you know who is who.

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