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General Information

It’s easy to travel to the 2014 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix on Melbourne’s public transport network with trains, trams and buses providing frequent services. For up to the minute train, tram and bus information visit ptv.vic.gov.au or call 1800 800 007.

If using any other public transport service besides the free shuttle trams, patrons must buy a valid ticket for travel. Tickets are available from the Melbourne Visitor Centre at Federation Square, Premium Stations, retail outlets and ticket machines at train stations.

Trains

Metropolitan

Use metropolitan or regional train services to Southern Cross or Flinders Street stations to catch one of the free shuttle trams running direct to the circuit. Visit the Public Transport Victoria website: www.ptv.vic.gov.au for more maps and timetables.

Note: normal train fares apply on all metro train services.

  • Thursday & Friday: Peak Hours: 7am-9am, 4pm-7pm 5-10 minute intervals (most trains)
  • Thursday & Friday: Off-peak: 15-30 minute intervals
  • Saturday & Sunday: 20 minute service on most lines (40 minute frequency on a few outer suburban services).

Regional

For maps and timetables please call 1800 800 007 or visit VLine's website: www.vline.com.au for more information.

Note: normal train fares apply on all regional train services.

Trams

Free trams for Grand Prix ticket holders operate from Swanston Street and Spencer Street on all four days of the 2014 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix. There are three different tram routes servicing all gates at the circuit.

Light Rail GP Express
Spencer Street (Cnr Collins Street) to Gates 1 & 2

  • Thursday: Trams will run as per usual schedule.
  • Friday: Peak Times: 2-3 minute intervals.
  • Saturday & Sunday: Peak Times: 1-2 minute intervals.

Clarendon Street GP Express
Spencer Street (Cnr Collins Street) to Gates 3 & 4

  • Thursday: Trams will run as per usual schedule.
  • Friday: Peak Times: 2-3 minute intervals.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 2-4 minute intervals.

St Kilda Road GP Shuttle
Swanston Street (outside Federation Square) to Gates 5, 8, 9, & 10

  • Thursday: Trams will run as per usual schedule.
  • Friday: Peak Times: 2-3 minute intervals.
  • Saturday & Sunday: Peak Times: 1 minute intervals.

NOTE: Normal tram fares apply on other tram routes that operate past the Circuit. The Light Rail GP Express will not stop in both directions between Spencer Street and the Circuit on Saturday and Sunday. (NB: This includes the stop at Crown Casino). The Clarendon Street GP Express will stop along Clarendon st at stops 126,127,128,129,130 and 130A on Saturday and Sunday.

Bus

Metropolitan Bus Service

Some bus services will take you to bus stops close to the Circuit, whilst other services will take you to the City, where you can catch the tram services to the Circuit (free tram for GP ticket holders).

If using any other public transport service besides the free shuttle trams, patrons must buy a valid ticket for travel.

For more maps and timetables visit the Public Transport Victoria website: www.ptv.vic.gov.au

Grand Prix Bus Services

Crown Casino Shuttle Bus

A free shuttle bus will operate between Crown Casino (Clarendon Street entrance) and Gate 1 at peak times during the morning and afternoon.

To Albert Park

  • • Saturday & Sunday departing Crown 9:00am then every 10 minutes until last at 2:30PM

From Albert Park

  • • Saturday & Sunday departing Gate 1 6:00pm then every 10 minutes until last at 8:30pm

Arts Centre Shuttle Bus

A shuttle bus will operate between Gate 1 and the Arts Centre during the following times on each day of the 2014 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix. Tickets cost $5 per person.

Date (March)Start TimeFinish Time
Fri 14th1700hrs2100hrs
Sat 15th1700hrs2100hrs
Sun 16th1700hrs2100hrs

Car

The best thing to do is leave the car at home!

Park in one of the 70,000 car spaces in the City and catch the FREE GP EXPRESS TRAM SERVICES to the Circuit.

NO PUBLIC PARKING AT THE CIRCUIT.

Restricted Parking
Grand Prix Patrons (non residents) will NOT be permitted to park close to Albert Park. Special Permits will be required to enter selected residential areas near the Grand Prix Circuit. ILLEGALLY PARKED VEHICLES WILL BE SUBJECT TO HEAVY FINES AND/OR TOWAWAYS. Access will be maintained to local shops and businesses. Businesses will be trading as usual for the four days of the event.

Taxi

DROP OFF & PICK UP: Gates 1, 2, 4, 8 (taxi rank on St Kilda Road) & 10. For further information please visit victaxi.com.au

Limousine

Designated bays are provided for limousines in each of the taxi ranks above except at Gate 1 where a specific rank is provided.

Helicopter

Travel to the 2014 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix by helicopter! For charter prices please call Professional Helicopter Services on (03) 9580 7433.

Private helicopters can land at the Grand Prix at the Helipad adjacent to Gate 10. Landing fees apply and registration/insurance declaration forms must be completed and submitted to Professional Helicopter Services.

Click here to download the forms.

Disability Services

People with a disability may catch a train to Southern Cross Station (Spencer Street) or park in the car parks in the City and catch a FREE wheelchair accessible bus from Southern Cross Station (Spencer Street/Collins Street extension entrance) to the Circuit.

Patrons will be dropped off at the gate of their choice (except Gate 8) and can link up with the FREE internal disability Shuttle Service.

For further information on the Southern Cross shuttle, please phone Transdev (03) 9362 8600.

The free internal shuttle service operates on all days of the event. For bookings phone Wheelaway on 1800 133 320.

For more information on Disability Services please click here.

Download the 2014 Circuit Map

Gate Information

  • Circuit entry gates will open at 10.30am on all four days of the Grand Prix.
  • On Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the event, all circuit gates will close at 8pm, following the conclusion of track activity at 7pm.
  • There will be bag checks at each gate, please have your bags ready.
  • Gate 8 is NOT wheelchair accessible

Gate Entry

Gate 1 - Canterbury Road, Middle Park

Corporate, Grandstand ticketholders only

  • Overpass to infield
  • Taxi Rank
  • Light Rail GP Express Stop
  • Access to Fangio, Brabham, Webber, Senna Grandstands
  • GP Advantage Bar
  • General admission ticket holders are not permitted access at Gate 1

Gate 2 - Canterbury Road, Albert Park

  • Light Rail GP Express Stop
  • Taxi Rank
  • Access to General Admission Areas
  • Corporate Facilities
  • Overpass to Infield
  • Accessible Viewing Platform
  • Access to World Champion Grandstand

Gate 3 - MSAC, Albert Road

  • Clarendon St GP Express Tram Stop
  • Access to General Admission Areas
  • Corporate Facilities
  • Access to Piquet Grandstand

Gate 4 - Albert Rd, Moray St intersection

  • Taxi Rank
  • Access to General Admission Areas
  • Overpass to Infield
  • Accessible Viewing Platform
  • Corporate Facilities

Gate 5 - Albert Rd, Kings Way intersection

  • St Kilda Rd GP Express Tram Stop (Domain Interchange)
  • Access to General Admission Areas
  • Kids’ Corner
  • Clark Grandstand

Gate 8 - Queens Rd, Roy St intersection

  • St Kilda Rd GP Express Tram Stop
  • Access to General Admission Areas
  • Taxi Rank (on St Kilda Rd)
  • Kids’ Corner
  • Brocky’s Hill
  • Clark & Waite Grandstands
  • Access via overpass (not wheelchair accessible)

Gate 9 - Queens Rd, Lorne St intersection

  • St Kilda Rd GP Express Tram Stop
  • Access to General Admission Areas
  • Waite Grandstand
  • Corporate Facilities
  • Accessible Viewing Platform
  • Brocky’s Hill
  • Kids’ Corner

Gate 10 - Fitzroy St

  • Designated Taxi Rank (on Fitzroy Street)
  • St Kilda Rd GP Express Tram Stop
  • Access to General Admission Areas
  • Schumacher, Prost & Senna Grandstands
  • Corporate Facilities
  • Access to GA Premium Zone
  • Overpass to Infield

2013 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
Grand Prix Date Winning Driver Team Laps Time
Australia 17/03/2013 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 58 1:30:03.225
2012 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
Grand Prix Date Winning Driver Team Laps Time
Australia 18/03/2012 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 58 1:34:09.565
2011 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
Grand Prix Date Winning Driver Team Laps Time
Australia 27/03/2011 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 58 1:29:30.259
2010 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
Grand Prix Date Winning Driver Team Laps Time
Australia 28/03/2010 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 58 1:33:36.531
2009 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
Grand Prix Date Winning Driver Team Laps Time
Australia 29/03/2009 Jenson Button Brawn-Mercedes 58 1:34:15.784
2008 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
Grand Prix Date Winning Driver Team Laps Time
Australia 16/03/2008 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 58 1:34:50.616
2007 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
Grand Prix Date Winning Driver Team Laps Time
Australia 18/03/2007 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 58 1:25:28.770
2006 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
Grand Prix Date Winning Driver Team Laps Time
Australia 02/04/2006 Fernando Alonso Renault 57 1:34:27.870
2005 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
Grand Prix Date Winning Driver Team Laps Time
Australia 06/03/2005 Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 57 1:24:17.336
2004 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
Grand Prix Date Winning Driver Team Laps Time
Australia 07/03/2004 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 58 1:24:15.757
2003 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
Grand Prix Date Winning Driver Team Laps Time
Australia 09/03/2003 David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 58 1:34:42.124
2002 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
Grand Prix Date Winning Driver Team Laps Time
Australia 03/03/2002 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 58 1:35'36.792
2001 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
Grand Prix Date Winning Driver Team Laps Time
Australia 04/03/2001 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 58 1:38'265.33
2000 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
Grand Prix Date Winning Driver Team Laps Time
Australia 12/03/2000 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 58 1:34'01.987
1999 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
Grand Prix Date Winning Driver Team Laps Time
Australia 07/03/1999 Eddie Irvine Ferrari 57 1:35'01.659
1998 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
Grand Prix Date Winning Driver Team Laps Time
Australia 08/03/1998 Mika Hakkinen McLaren-Mercedes 58 1:31'45.996
1997 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
Grand Prix Date Winning Driver Team Laps Time
Australia 09/03/1997 David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 58 1:30'28.718
1996 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
Grand Prix Date Winning Driver Team Laps Time
Australia 10/03/1996 Damon Hill Williams-Renault 58 1:32'50.491

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