2019 GP Advantage FAQ

When is the event taking place?

The Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019 will be held on the 14-17 March 2019.

When will I receive my GP Advantage membership ticket?

For members that have opted to have their tickets sent to them, tickets will be sent via Australia Post (or UPS Courier for international members). 

GP Advantage Gold tickets were sent in December 2018.

GP Advantage Silver will receive their tickets from 11-28 February 2019.

If you have changed your address recently or have not received your GP Advantage Gold tickets, please email gpadvantage@grandprix.com.au as soon as possible.

Where can I collect my GP Advantage tickets at the circuit?

If you choose to collect your GP Advantage tickets at the circuit, these will be able to be collected from the GP Advantage Ticket Office located at Gate 1 only on the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday 13 March: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thursday 14 March: 7:00am-6:00pm
  • Friday 15 March-Saturday 16 March: 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Sunday 17 March: 8:00am-3:30pm

Please ensure you bring a valid form of photo ID to collect your ticket. If someone is collecting your ticket on your behalf, you must complete the Letter of Authorisation Form here and print it out to pass to your nominated person.

What are the Pit Lane Walk dates and times?

A Pit Lane Walk gives you a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the world of Formula 1®.
 
On Thursday 14 March 2019, GP Advantage members will get access to Pit Lane at the following times:
 
08:30-09:30* PIT LANE WALK 1 – GOLD MEMBERS ONLY
14:00-14:30* PIT LANE WALK 2 – GOLD ‘SAVE YOUR SEAT’ MEMBERS ONLY
19:40-20:10* GOLD & SILVER MEMBERS 
 

Assembly Point 

Pit Lane Walk 1 (Behind The Scenes Day) - assembly point is located on the outfield side of Walker Straight overpass near Gate 1, indicated by the star on the map.

Pit Lane Walks 2 & 3 – assembly point is located on the infield side of the Main Straight through the Beaurepaires Supercars Central, indicated by the star on the map.

Pit Lane Walk 1 Assembly Point Pit Lane Walk 2 & 3 Assembly Point

 

Please ensure you arrive no later than 25 minutes prior to the Pit Lane Walk start time, and ensure you are wearing your GP Advantage lanyard and ticket. Late arrivals may not be permitted to participate.

Early morning access for Pit Lane Walk 1 (Behind The Scenes Day)

Access for the Behind The Scenes Day Pit Lane Walk 1 is for GP Advantage Gold members ONLY from 07:30am on Thursday 14 March 2019 from Gate 1 ONLY, on Canterbury Road. GP Advantage Gold members must show their GP Advantage Gold ticket and lanyard to gain early access for the Pit Lane Walk. Last entry at Gate 1 is at 09:00am.
All GP Advantage Gold members must complete the Pit Lane Walk before access is opened for the Melbourne Walk viewing area, GP Advantage members enclosure and other facilities around the circuit.

*Times are subject to change.

What is the date and time for the Walker Straight Walk (Main Straight Walk)?

All GP Advantage members can experience the thrill and excitement of walking down the Walker Straight on Sunday 17 March 2019. The Walker Straight Walk is scheduled for the following time:

 
08:15-09:15*: SUNDAY 17 MARCH 2019 Assembly Point
 

The assembly point for the Walker Straight Walk is located just before the Webber grandstand, indicated by the yellow arrow path and star on the map. Please ensure you are wearing your GP Advantage ticket and lanyard and arrive early. Entry onto Walker Straight will not be permitted after 09:00am.

To access the circuit for the Walker Straight Walk, GP Advantage Members must enter through Gate 1 only from 7:45am on Sunday 17 March 2019. No Gate entry will be permitted after 8:45am as the Walker Straight Walk entry will be closed.

All GP Advantage members must complete the Walker Straight Walk before access is opened for the Melbourne Walk viewing area, GP Advantage Members enclosure and other facilities around the circuit.

*Times are subject to change.

 

GP Advantage Experiences - MY GPA PACK

GP Advantage members who have purchased a My GPA Pack through GP Advantage Experience can collect their personalised merchandise pack at the GP Advantage Members Enclosure located in Legends Lane (next to Fangio Grandstand) any time during the event. Please print out your My GPA Pack ticket to redeem your My GPA Pack.

To print out your MY GPA PACK ticket/s, please login to your GP Advantage account here.

  1. Once logged in, under Manage My Tickets, you will see Upcoming Events and you will see My GPA Pack on it
  2. Select it and select Print At Home
  3. Select the seat details, check the box and press Print 

Your Access Code for the one-month subscription to F1 TV Access has been emailed to you. Please follow the instructions on the email to redeem your subscription.

GP Advantage Experiences - THE PIT PACK

GP Advantage members who have purchased The Pit Pack through GP Advantage Experience can collect their Pit Pack at the GP Advantage Members Enclosure located in Legends Lane (next to Fangio Grandstand) any time during the event, before Sunday 17 March 11am.

The Pit Pack consist of:

  • A Sunday Pit Lane Walk pass for the Pit Lane Walk #1 on Sunday 17 March at 12:15pm.
  • A GP Advantage Cap
  • One-month subscription to F1 TV Access

Please ensure you arrive no later than 25 minutes prior to the Pit Lane Walk start time, and ensure you are wearing your Sunday Pit Lane Walk 1 pass. Late arrivals may not be permitted to participate.

Pit Lane Walk assembly point is located on the infield side of the Main Straight through the Beaurepaires Supercars Central.

Please print out The Pit Pack ticket to redeem The Pit Pack. To print out The Pit Pack ticket/s, please login to your GP Advantage account here.

  1. Once logged in, under Manage My Tickets, you will see Upcoming Events and you will see The Pit Pack on it
  2. Select it and select Print At Home
  3. Select the seat details, check the box and press Print 

Your Access Code for the one-month subscription to F1 TV Access has been emailed to you. Please follow the instructions on the email to redeem your subscription.

GP Advantage Experiences - THE TRACK PACK

GP Advantage members who have purchased The Track Pack through GP Advantage Experience must print out their Track Pack ticket to gain access to the GP Advantage experiences.

The Track Pack consist of:

  • The GP Advantage Party on Friday 15 March at 7:00pm.
  • A Circuit Tour on the double-decker bus on Saturday 16 March at 8:00am
  • A photo opportunity with the F1 trophy
  • One-month subscription to F1 TV Access

GP Advantage Party:

Present your Track Pack ticket to exchange for a GP Advantage Party wristband and drink voucher on Friday 15 March at 7pm at the GP Advantage Members Enclosure.

The Track Pack and F1 Trophy:

To access the circuit for the Circuit and Trophy Tour, GP Advantage Members must enter through Gate 1 only from 7:30am on Saturday 16 March 2019. Meeting point will be at the GP Advantage Experiences Meeting Point sign. No Gate entry will be permitted after 8:00am as the Track Tour entry will be closed.

To print out The Track Pack ticket/s, please login to your GP Advantage account here

  1. Once logged in, under Manage My Tickets, you will see Upcoming Events and you will see The Track Pack on it
  2. Select it and select Print At Home
  3. Select the seat details, check the box and press Print 

Your Access Code for the one-month subscription to F1 TV Access has been emailed to you. Please follow the instructions on the email to redeem your subscription.

GP Advantage Experiences - THE SUPER FAN PACK

GP Advantage members who have purchased The Super Fan Pack through GP Advantage Experience must print out their Super Fan ticket to gain access to the GP Advantage experiences. GP Advantage Members must collect their Super Fan Pack at the GP Advantage Members Enclosure located in Legends Lane (next to Fangio Grandstand) any time during the event, before Friday 15 March 5pm (before the start of the GP Advantage Party).

The Super Fan Pack consist of:

  • My GPA Pack – personalised merchandise
  • The Track Pack – The GP Advantage Party on Friday 15 March at 7:00pm, a Circuit Tour on the double-decker bus and photo opportunity with the F1 Trophy on Saturday 16 March at 8:00am
  • The Pit Pack – Pit Lane Walk on Sunday 17 March at 12.15pm and a GP Advantage Cap
  • One-month subscription to F1 TV Access

My GPA Pack:

Your personalised GP Advantage merchandise will be inside your Super Fan Pack.

The Track Pack: 

Your GP Advantage Party wristband and drink voucher will be inside your Super Fan Pack for the GP Advantage Party on Friday 15 March at 7pm at the GP Advantage Members Enclosure.

To access the circuit for the Circuit and Trophy Tour, GP Advantage Members must enter through Gate 1 only from 7:30am on Saturday 16 March 2019. Meeting point will be at the GP Advantage Experiences Meeting Point sign. No Gate entry will be permitted after 8:00am as the Track Tour entry will be closed.

The Pit Pack:

Your Sunday Pit Lane Walk #1 pass and GP Advantage cap will be inside your Super Fan Pack.

The Pit Lane Walk is scheduled for Sunday 17 March at 12:15pm.

Please ensure you arrive no later than 25 minutes prior to the Pit Lane Walk start time, and ensure you are wearing your Sunday Pit Lane Walk 1 pass. Late arrivals may not be permitted to participate.

Pit Lane Walk assembly point is located on the infield side of the Main Straight through the Beaurepaires Supercars Central.

To print out The Super Fan Pack ticket/s, please login to your GP Advantage account here.

  1. Once logged in, under Manage My Tickets, you will see Upcoming Events and you will see The Super Fan Pack on it
  2. Select it and select Print At Home
  3. Select the seat details, check the box and press Print 

Your Access Code for the one-month subscription to F1 TV Access has been emailed to you. Please follow the instructions on the email to redeem your subscription.

How do I log in to my GP Advantage account?

You have the ability to manage your account and update any of your details at any time. For change of address, email or phone number you can log into your account by clicking here and update your details accordingly. 

How do I purchase tickets to attend the GP Advantage Party?

The GP Advantage Members Party will be held on Friday 15 March 2019 at the GP Advantage Members Enclosure. Enjoy a night of delicious canapés, a free first drink, music and entertainment. 

Don’t miss the chance to meet and hear exclusive insights from special F1® guest speakers David Coulthard and Paul di Resta at the 2019 GP Advantage Party!

Click here to purchase tickets.

 

How do I receive my complimentary Official Program?

GP Advantage Gold members are entitled to one complimentary Official Program per ticket. Please present your Gold lanyard and ticket at the GP Advantage Members Enclosure to receive your complimentary Official Program.

A temporary Official Program redemption point will also be set up just after you enter Gate 1, during the early access days on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday on the following times:

  • Thursday 14 March: 07:30-09:00
  • Saturday 16 March: 09:00-09:30
  • Sunday 17 March: 07:45-08:45
What time is early access on Saturday 16 March for Gold members?

GP Advantage Gold members have early access to the circuit from 09:15am on Saturday 16 March 2019 from Gate 1 ONLY, on Canterbury Road. GP Advantage Gold members must show their GP Advantage Gold ticket and lanyard to gain early access for Melbourne Walk only. All other facilities will only be opened at 09:45am when Gates open to the general public. 

What are the benefits of becoming a GP Advantage member in 2019?

Being a GP Advantage member gives you fantastic benefits just for purchasing your ticket early. For a full list of benefits, please click here

What is “early Melbourne Walk access” within the benefits?

By becoming a GP Advantage member, you get the opportunity to gain early access to the circuit on selected days before the general public. The selected days will be confirmed closer to the event.

Accessing the circuit before the public gives you the prime opportunity to position yourself strategically within Melbourne Walk and take full advantage of this unique interaction with F1® drivers as they arrive on track.

What is “Paddock Club Rooftop Viewing Deck Access” within the benefits?

GP Advantage members will have the opportunity to access the Paddock Club Rooftop Viewing Deck on Thursday of the event to enjoy the magnificent views of the Albert Park Circuit and the cars from the Support Categories as they fly down Walker Straight.

Access to the Paddock Club Rooftop Viewing Deck is via the South stairs adjacent to the Pit Lane queuing area of the Paddock Club building. Please note that there is NO ACCESS to the Paddock Club Hospitality Suites, access is only to the rooftop viewing deck.

Since I purchased my ticket, my contact details have changed. How can I update my details?

You have the ability to manage your account and update any of your details at any time. From change of address, email or phone number you can log into your account by clicking here and update your details accordingly.

For GP Advantage Silver members, if you have chosen ‘Mail Delivery’ for your ticket/s, please also email: GPAdvantage@grandprix.com.au before 15 January 2019 with your new address to ensure your change of address is updated before your tickets are sent out.

What happens if I lose my GP Advantage membership ticket?

Contact the Grand Prix Ticketmaster hotline on 1800 100 030 with your purchase details and also email: GPAdvantage@grandprix.com.au before 28 February 2019. Your original tickets will be cancelled. Depending on when the tickets have been reported missing, tickets will either be sent out to you or made available for collection from the GP Advantage ticket office at the circuit on event days. A fee may be charged for the re-issuing of your tickets.

Can I become a GP Advantage member if I purchase after 30 November 2018?

GP Advantage Membership is only available for Four Day or Three Champions grandstand tickets if purchased before 11.59pm 30 November 2018 (AEDT). There is no opportunity to upgrade to GP Advantage after this date.

How do I become a GP Advantage member in 2019?

GP Advantage membership has now closed for 2019.

To become a GP Advantage member, you must purchase a four-day Grandstand ticket or Three Champions Grandstand ticket prior to the end of the membership period and you will automatically become a GP Advantage member. If you do not purchase during the dates below, you cannot upgrade to become a GP Advantage member.

  • GP Advantage Gold membership: 9:00am (AEST) 19 June 2018 until 11:59pm (AEST) 31 July 2018*
  • GP Advantage Silver membership: 12:00am (AEST) 1 August 2018 until 11:59pm (AEDT) 30 November 2018*

*Dates subject to change.

When does GP Advantage go on sale for 2019?

The 2019 GP Advantage membership has now closed. 2020 GP Advantage membership dates will be confirmed after next year’s event.

What is a four-day Grandstand ticket?

A four-day Grandstand ticket is a reserved seat in a Grandstand for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the event. The ticket also includes access to Roaming Grandstand seats on Thursday, allowing you to sit in any Grandstand around the circuit.

What is a Three Champions Grandstand ticket?

The Three Champions Grandstand ticket is a reserved seat in a different Grandstand for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the event. The name of the Three Champions Grandstand ticket indicates which Grandstand you will be sitting in on the Sunday of the event.

Three Champions Grandstand Sunday Saturday Friday
Fangio Fangio Jones Brabham
Brabham Brabham Fangio Jones
Jones Jones Brabham Fangio


The Three Champions Grandstand ticket also includes access to Roaming Grandstand seats on Thursday, allowing you to sit in any Grandstand around the circuit.

What does Roaming Grandstand mean?

Roaming Grandstand means you are able to access and experience any Grandstand around the circuit to enjoy the fantastic and unique view lines that each Grandstand can offer. You are able to sit in any Grandstand seat that is available. 

The Roaming Grandstand ticket offer is only available on Thursday. It comes complimentary for customers who purchase a four-day Grandstand or Three Champions Grandstand ticket.

Can I pick my own seats?

Yes. If you are purchasing online, you can select your own seats if you are purchasing a four-day Grandstand ticket.

If you want to pick your own seats when purchasing a Three Champions Grandstand ticket, please contact the Grand Prix Ticketmaster Hotline on 1800 100 030.

What is Save Your Seat?

GP Advantage members have the opportunity to secure the same seat/s that they had in 2018 for the 2019 event.

Members can purchase online or through the Grand Prix Ticketmaster Hotline on 1800 100 030.

Save Your Seat for 2019 has now ended.

I am a 2018 GP Advantage member, how do I save my seat?

The Save Your Seat period has now closed.

2020 Save Your Seat period will be confirmed closer after the 2019 event.

What is Preferential Seat?

For 2018 members who did not purchase their 2019 tickets during the Save Your Seat period, they will have the opportunity to purchase new tickets in a different location.

All seats that have not been purchased during the Save Your Seat period will be released to purchase for other members to buy during the Preferential Seat period. Members can purchase online or through the Grand Prix Ticketmaster Hotline on 1800 100 030.

Preferential Seat for 2019 has ended.

What is a payment plan?

A payment plan is only available when purchasing a GP Advantage membership. You will be able to pay for your tickets in three (3) monthly instalments.

What is the age of a child in a Grandstand?

Children's tickets are available in all Grandstands. These prices apply to children, who as of Thursday of the event are between two and fourteen (2-14) years of age inclusive.

Infants up to two (2) years of age are permitted to access all Grandstands free of charge if they sit on a parent’s or guardian's lap.

If you require a seat for your infant, you will be required to purchase a ticket for them and the seat they will occupy.

Are there Concession tickets for GP Advantage and Grandstands?

No. Grandstands are only available with Adult and Child ticket prices.

I need to change the type of ticket I have as I am no longer a child, how do I do this?

To change your ticket type from Child to Adult, please contact the Grand Prix Ticketmaster Hotline on 1800 100 030. Please click here for contact details and operating hours.

Does my GP Advantage membership automatically roll over each year?

GP Advantage membership does not automatically roll over each year. To renew your membership, you must purchase a four-day Grandstand or Three Champions Grandstand ticket in the nominated period to become a member for the following year.

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