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Australian Grand Prix organisers have added an extra grandstand to meet ticket demands for this year's race, with spectator numbers set to be higher than 2012. The new World Champion stand, which will offer 'spectacular views' of Turns 3, 4 and 5, will pay tribute to Sebastian Vettel, who has won the past three Drivers' titles.
"No one stages a Grand Prix quite like Melbourne and this year will be no exception," explained Ron Walker, Chairman of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation. "Being the first race of the season, there’s a tremendous sense of anticipation and excitement which never fails to translate into an exhilarating event for all."
The first Australian Grand Prix was held at Albert Park 60 years ago, but it did not count towards the Formula 1 World Championship. On the Thursday before this year's season-opening race, the circuit will be open to those with weekend tickets.
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