Victoria will again be Australia’s home of international major events when it hosts the Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix in April 2022.
Fans will be welcomed back through the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit gates from the 7th to the 10th of April, marking the triumphant return of Australia’s most prestigious international motorsport event.
The Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix 2022 will feature plenty of firsts for crowds to experience, such as Daniel Ricciardo’s inaugural race with McLaren on home soil, a big shake up at Mercedes with the arrival of George Russell, and fans will get the chance to witness the newly designed F1® cars in action, with better aerodynamics which will deliver more action-packed racing.
On top of that, the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit has been modified to promote more aggressive driving. As part of the development, seven corners have been modified – with two removed entirely – to create a new high-speed zone. In addition, the circuit will also be resurfaced for the first time since it was originally laid in 1995, with works taking place over the summer months. These circuit changes will also allow for soon-to-be-announced new and reimagined hospitality offerings as well as exciting new viewing locations.
Fans can expect thrilling experiences away from the track, with a diverse range of food and entertainment, family activities, music experiences celebrating emerging and established artists, new hospitality products and much more.
With only six months to go until the event and only four months until the circuit build commences, work continues with Formula 1® and the Victorian Government on a broad range of operational and logistical matters to ensure that the event proceeds safely and successfully.
The Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix 2022 is more than just a race, it’s a lifestyle. Next year, don’t just watch F1® – live it.
Tickets to the Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix 2022 will go on sale across various categories in November and you can register your interest today at www.grandprix.com.au.
Quote attributable to Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events, Martin Pakula
“It is extremely pleasing to have the Formula One Australian Grand Prix date for 2022 locked in and I want to thank Paul Little, Andrew Westacott and the whole team at the AGPC for their hard work in helping to deliver this great outcome for Victoria.”
Quote attributable to Formula 1® CEO, Stefano Domenicali
“We are delighted to be returning to the iconic Albert Park early next year to bring Formula 1 to the fantastic Australian supporters after two years away, and we can’t wait to be back. The fans in Melbourne will be among the first to see the brand-new car in action as we look forward to entering an exciting new era for Formula 1 in 2022.”
Quote attributable to AGPC Chairman, Paul Little AO
“I’m very excited for Melbourne to be on the Formula 1 calendar for April next year and our focus is now firmly on delivering a very important and spectacular event – one that our fans and vast supplier base have been looking forward to for some time.”
Quotes attributable to AGPC CEO, Andrew Westacott
“Now more than ever we need major international events, like the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix, to not only help our economy recover but to put a spring back in our step."
“The Formula 1 Australian Grand is one of the world’s most sought-after events for good reason. It’s not only a fantastic spectacle, it’s also a critical asset for Victoria’s visitor economy – ensuring our great state remains the undisputed home of major international events.”
“Australians are champing at the bit to once again attend international sporting events and we cannot wait to welcome fans through the gates at the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit in 2022.”
Quote attributable to Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren Formula 1® driver
“It's so good to be coming back to Melbourne, all us drivers have missed it and for me it's awesome to have a home race again. The new Albert Park layout is something we're all looking forward to in the new cars and racing in front of a home crowd after three years will be pretty special.”
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