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Five highlights from the Formula 1® Heineken® Australian Grand Prix 2022

12/04/22

There were heaps to see and do.

The Formula 1® Heineken® Australian Grand Prix 2022 saw a record number of supporters come through the gates of the Albert Park Circuit.

There's no denying that Formula 1® action on-track is the major drawcard for the event. However, there was still plenty to see and do during all four days at the event.

From witnessing Charles Leclerc's near-perfect weekend to rocking out with Peking Duk on Saturday night, we've highlighted some must-see attractions for those looking to head along to the Grand Prix in the future.


Melbourne Walk

If you ask anyone what is a must-see attraction when coming to the Grand Prix, quite a few would say to head along to the world-famous Melbourne Walk.

Undeniably, the best place to get up close and personal with your favourite F1® racing heroes as they arrive and leave for the days proceeding.

The Melbourne Walk is unique to the Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix, and this year, thousands of people rocked out to a DJ with an MC speaking with drivers and key F1® personnel as they arrived.

AusGP Sessions

New for 2022 were the After Dark AusGP Sessions that rocked the Grand Prix once the on-track action had concluded for the day.

Big Twisty & The Funknasty started the four-day event on Thursday night, giving spectators a taste of what was to come. G Flip and The Rubens then performed in front of thousands on Friday night, and Peking Duk was a fan favourite, followed by a fireworks display on Saturday.

Bliss n Eso was the final headline act on race day, with an on the spot Daniel Ricciardo song encouraging fan involvement that continued onto Melbourne's public transport network after the event had concluded.


Versor Tech Hub

The Versor Tech Hub allowed fans to learn what made Formula 1® the most technologically-advanced sport globally.

The Versor Tech Hub featured new and future technologies emerging from Australia's leading companies in AI, IoT, Formula 1®, automotive, Defence, aviation, aerospace, education institutes and start-ups.

The Versor Tech Hub was very popular amongst the school groups that went along to Albert Park on Thursday and Friday.

Multiple 'Tech Talks' took place across the event, from Pat Symonds – F1® Chief Technical Officer, to talks with exhibitors and partners featuring.

Fan Forum Stage

Located in the F1® Fan Zone, the Fan Forum Stage saw daily recordings of the In The Fast Lane podcast featuring live guests.

Drivers appeared in front of thousands of fans on Saturday and Sunday, with some hilarious moments between drivers on full display – "It's Sir Lewis Hamilton".

There were also Q&A sessions with Supercars drivers and a Girls On Track Panel featuring Jessica Dane, Kate Peck, and Jess Hawkins.


On-Track Action

It may have been a sea of papaya orange in the crowd, but Ferrari's red dominated the Formula 1® action on the track. Leclerc took pole position, won the race and claimed the fastest lap in Australia.

Other action on-track included four Supercars Beaurepaires Melbourne 400 races, S5000, Porsche Carrera Cup, Shannons Historic Demonstrations and the Speed Comparisons.

A tradition at the Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix was the track invasion, with incredible pictures captured of the crowds flocking to the podium late Sunday afternoon.

You can register your interest to be notified of key details about the Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix 2023 – including when tickets will go on sale.

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