The Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019 is set to showcase and contrast the very best of our established and emerging motor racing talent.
That’s because the support card at this year’s Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019 will include the highest echelon of the sport in this country, Supercars, and the newest junior driver development category, Formula 4.
Sandwiched in between will be three iterations of the GT sports car racing phenomenon that has swept the globe these past 10 years, with Porsche Carrera Cup, Australian GT and the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli - Asia Pacific all gridding up for action on the 5.3km Albert Park lakeside circuit.
While the fast and open Albert Park track will be very familiar to the full field of 24 Supercar drivers contesting the second round of the 2019 Supercar Championship, there will be plenty of first-timers among the Formula 4 entry rolling out onto the Melbourne circuit during the 14-17 March event.
“Australia’s Grand Prix has long been a ‘festival’ rather than simply a race, and it’s an approach that we have only seen adopted by other Grands Prix over the last couple of years,” Andrew Westacott, CEO of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation said.
“For us it’s always been about entertainment, about creating an event that appeals equally to motorsport fans and to those who are keen to attend and be part of a big event.
“That’s been a success for us and a key factor there is the quality and variety of the support card, keeping both fans and casual observers entertained.
“Australia has the largest on-track activity of any Grand Prix in the world.”
Along with the first round of the Australian Formula 4 Championship, Albert Park will also play host to the opening round of the 2019 Australian GT Championship, the opening round of the Ferrari Challenge and the second round of the 2019 Porsche Carrera Cup on 14-17 March.
Supercars will contest four events across the four-day Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019 festival, as will Porsche Carrera Cup and Australian GT, while Formula 4 and the Ferrari Challenge will contest three and two races respectively.