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Schumacher celebrates his victory at the 2004 Australian Grand Prix.
The Australian Grand Prix has existed as an F1 event since 1985. However, from that year until 1995, the race was held in Adelaide, some 700 kilometres northwest of Melbourne.
Since 1996, when the grand prix moved to Albert Park, it has been won by 11 different drivers. Michael Schumacher leads the way with four victories, followed by Jenson Button with three.
Kimi Raikkonen—winner of last year's race—and David Coulthard are the only other drivers with multiple victories in Melbourne, having won twice each.
Sebastian Vettel has only won once at Albert Park, along with Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, Giancarlo Fisichella, Eddie Irvine, Mika Hakkinen and Damon Hill (who won the first race in Melbourne and the last in Adelaide).
Eleven of the 18 race winners since the race moved to Melbourne have gone on to win the Drivers' Championship. However, it has only happened once in the last four seasons, when Vettel won the 2011 race.