Congratulations on securing your ticket and becoming a GP Advantage Member for the 2016 Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park on 17 – 20 March.
The world will have all eyes on Melbourne as we once again host the 2016 FIA World Championship Season Opener. With new teams and new drivers, the anticipation is certainly building to see how the new season will unfold.
The details of this year’s event are almost finalised with the provisional track schedule now released with four sensational days of racing, culminating with the main event, and first race of the 2016 season, starting at 4pm on Sunday 20 March. Full track schedule can be found here.
As a GP Advantage member, you have not only secured the best seats in the house, but will receive many fantastic benefits too! A full list of the benefits and what to do are listed below.
GP Advantage tickets for the 2016 event is expected to be dispatched from the 2nd week of January and conclude by the end of January. When your tickets have been dispatched, you will receive a confirmation email advising you of this. You will be able to track your order by clicking here and entering your GP Advantage Membership number. Once your tickets are within the Australian Post system, the status of your order will move to ‘In Transit’ and you can expect your tickets to arrive within 3-5 working days.
All pre-purchased GP Advantage tickets can be collected from the GP Advantage window located at Gate 1. GP Advantage tickets can only be collected from this window and is not available to be collected from any other box offices.
The GP Advantage ticket window will be open from:
|Wednesday 16 March||12pm– 4pm|
|Thursday 17 March||7.30am – 5.30pm|
|Friday 18 March||9.00am – 5.30pm|
|Saturday 19 March||8.00am – 5.30pm|
|Sunday 20 March||9.00am – 3.00pm|
On Thursday 17 March, you have access to the Behind the Scenes Day starting from 8.00am before gates open to the general public. To access, you must enter through Gate 1 on Canterbury Road and show your GP Advantage ticket and lanyard.
As a GP Advantage member, for 2016, you will have access to three x Pit Lane Walks on Thursday 17 March. These are scheduled for:
- Pit Lane Walk 1 9.00am – 10.00am
- Pit Lane Walk 2 1.35pm – 2.05pm
- Pit Lane Walk 3 6.40pm – 7.40pm
All GP Advantage members for 2016 are welcome to participate on all three Pit Lane Walks.
#Pit Lane Walk 1 - assembly point is located on the outfield side of the main straight overpass near Gate 1, indicated by the yellow star below.
#Pit Lane Walk 2 & 3 – assembly point is located on the infield side of the main straight through the Coates Hire V8 Village, indicated by the blue star below.
Please ensure you arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to the start time, and ensure you are wearing your GP Advantage lanyard and ticket. Late arrivals may not be permitted to participate.
GP Advantage members will have all day access on Thursday to the exclusive Paddock Club viewing deck. Access is via the south stairs adjacent to the pit lane queuing area of Pit Lane Walk 2 and 3.
THE ROCKSTARS OF RACING ARE WELL WITHIN REACH
No other race in the world gives you access to racing heroes like the Melbourne Walk. All fans have access to get up close to the drivers and teams as they take the walk to the Formula One Paddock each day. Get ready for autographs, TV interviews and selfies with the biggest names on the circuit. Being a GP Advantage member gets you in first on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday so you can get your spot before the General Public.
Complimentary official programs can be collected from the GP Advantage Marquee. The GP Advantage Marquee is located behind the Fangio Grandstand near the GP Advantage Members Enclosure.
As a GP Advantage member, you have your own exclusive area to come, relax and chill out. The GP Advantage Members Enclosure, located between both Fangio and Webber grandstands, has had a face lift from previous years, taking on a much larger outdoor area to compliment the two story indoor facility. This facility, complete with bars, food vendors and live DJ sets, is one place you must visit, so be sure not to miss it! Open daily from 10.15am – 8.00pm
All GP Advantage members can experience the thrill and excitement of walking down the main straight. For 2016, you will have the opportunity to not only do it once but twice, with an additional Main Straight walk occurring on Saturday morning. To access the circuit for the Main Straight walk you must enter through Gate 1 only on Saturday from 8.30am and Sunday from 9.00am.
- Main Straight Walk Saturday 9.00am – 9.30am
- Main Straight Walk Sunday 9.30am – 10.10am
The assembly point for the main straight walks is located between the Webber and Senna grandstands. Please ensure you are wearing your GP Advantage ticket and lanyard and arrive early. Entry on to the main straight will not be permitted after the advertised times.
As a GP Advantage member, you have the exclusive opportunity to purchase for the 2017 Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix before they go on-sale to the general public. You can secure the same seats you had in 2016 or experience the event in another location, the choice is yours!
You will be able to purchase your tickets by returning back to this page during the dates listed below.
- 26 April - 15 May 2016 Save-your-seat
- 16 May – 22 May 2016 Preferential seat opportunity
- 6 June General Public on-sale
Further information about the 2016 program with be made available closer to the above on-sale dates and will be sent out via email to your nominated email address.
Please ensure you update your personal details so that we can communicate to you via email as to not miss out on any opportunities or reminders with purchasing tickets.
We don’t want you to miss out on any communication about GP Advantage from on-sale reminders, special offers or any other communication. To make sure you are kept up to date with all information related to GP Advantage, please ensure you account details are update. To update your account details click here.
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