The Albert Park circuit in Melbourne has secured a two-year extension on its contract to hold the Australian Grand Prix, but will relinquish the 2024 season-opener to Saudi Arabia.
The Australian Grand Prix is unlikely to return to its regular place as F1’s season-opening race after the event was cancelled for the second year in a row.
Drivers are looking forward to the prospect of more exciting grands prix at the end of 2021 on Albert Park and Yas Marina’s revised layouts
The first F1 round of 2020 in Melbourne is set to go ahead in less than two weeks’ time despite the threat of the coronavirus, which has now prompted race cancellations in four countries.
McLaren routed the opposition in the season-opening race of 1998 at Melbourne, but a bizarre error led David Coulthard to let Mika Hakkinen through to win.
An Australian newspaper is reporting that the Australian Grand Prix will remain on the F1 calendar until 2015. According to the Herald Sun the race will stay at Albert Park where it has been since 1996. Bernie Ecclestone had been pressuring the organisers to turn the event into a night race for the benefit of … Continue reading Report: Australian Grand Prix saved
Bernie Ecclestone has been quoted in an Australian newspaper casting doubt on the future of the race: Maybe we don’t want to be in Australia. Our costs are very high in Australia and we get a lot less money. It’s bloody bad for us. We’ve got quite a few places on the list that would … Continue reading The future of the Australian Grand Prix at Melbourne