Date: 11th January 2017 at 9:02am
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The Australian Grand Prix organisers have had to make new preparations for the 2017 Formula One World Championship curtain raiser.

The new specification Formula One cars may have yet made their debut in testing, but based on simulations the FIA have suggested that some alterations should be made to the Albert Park circuit and they have duly obliged.

This includes new lay-outs for tyre walls and $100,000 worth of Tecpro high-speed barriers to be installed.

?The FIA gave us instructions, based on the simulations they?ve done, on which turns would need additional tyre buffers, or in the case of Turn 12 inclusion of a high-speed barrier,? Craig Moca, Division Manager of Infrastructure at the AGPC told

?We took all the information we received from the FIA, and being a temporary circuit we had to manufacture additional tyre buffers and purchase 80 metres worth of the Tec Pro barrier.

?That?s a big step for us from being an old-school track where we?ve got tyres and conveyor belts, to having these high-speed barriers.?

With new aerodynamic regulations and wider profile tyres the Formula One cars are expected to be 20 and 50 km/h faster on mid-to-high speed corners at Albert Park with the lap times to also be three to four seconds faster.