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S5000 triple-header takes off at Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2021

28/04/21

Featuring some of Australia's best grassroots talent.

Australia's premier open-wheel championship will make its triumphant return to the Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2021 on November 18-21*.

The hotly anticipated S5000 support category will kick-start its brand new triple-header series at the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit. Featuring a 5-litre V8 engine, the thundering cars can reach speeds of up to 300 km/h, making S5000 Australia's fastest national race category and a must-see spectacle.

Australian Grand Prix Corporation General Manager – Motorsport, Entertainment and Industry Craig Fletcher says he is thrilled to get the show back on the road.

"It's fantastic, Australia loves open-wheel racing and we're blessed to have Formula 1 here in Victoria. The S5000 class will bolster an exciting weekend of on-track action, which I know fans are eagerly anticipating," Fletcher said.

The S5000 grid is expected to feature some of Australia's best grassroots talent, alongside well-known racing legends and the possibility of international participation.

"The modifications to the Albert Park circuit will mean lap times will be even quicker than last year, so it'll suit the S5000s – besides Formula 1, they will be the fastest cars at the Grand Prix," said Fletcher.

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Australian Racing Group CEO, Matt Braid, says he cannot wait to return to Melbourne and showcase the S5000 cars alongside the world's best.

"When the new date for the Grand Prix was announced, the opportunity presented itself to include that in a three-event series showcasing S5000 racing at three major events in three weeks and that was too good to not take advantage of," said Braid.

The S5000 triple-header will begin at the Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2021, before heading to Bathurst and the Gold Coast.