To mark the start of the 2019 FIA Formula 1 World Championship, Melbourne will play host to the inaugural season launch event on Wednesday 13 March, ahead of the Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019.

Hosted by Formula 1®, Federation Square will come alive with the free Formula 1® extravaganza as all 20 drivers and all 10 Team Principals, along with legends of the sport, will participate in the live stage show, bringing the heroes of Formula 1® to the public for the first time in the sport's history.

The free public event gives fans the chance to engage with teams and drivers as they as they take part in a live stage show, bringing the heroes of Formula 1® closer to the fans. Fans are invited, to watch the teams and drivers arrive and recreate the famous Melbourne Walk, which is one of the symbols of the race at the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit.

The event will be supported by an entertainment line-up featuring local music acts adding to the vibrant atmosphere ahead of the Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019, hosted at the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit, from 14-17 March.

The Formula 1® Season Launch event official schedule is:

Formula 1® Season Launch Event Entertainment Line-Up
Wednesday 13 March 2019
Time Act
3:30pm-4:30pm OPENING ACT: DJ MIMI VELEVSKA (AUS)
4:30pm-5:00pm WELCOME TO COUNTRY AND OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS
5:00pm-6:00pm DRIVER PRESENTATION
6:00pm-7:00pm MAIN ACT: DJ YOUNG FRANCO (AUS)
7:00pm-8:00pm CLOSING ACT: DJ TAY JAMES (USA)

The Formula 1® Season Launch event will be the biggest celebration of the sport in Melbourne outside the four-day spectacle at the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit.

Federation Square will also come alive with Formula 1® themed projections to close-out the week-long festival as fans prepare for race day at the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit.

Federation Square Entertainment Line-Up
Saturday 16 March 2019
Time Act
5:30pm-7:30pm FORMULA 1® DRIVE TO SURVIVE SCREENING EPISODES 2 AND 3
8:00pm-12:00am FORMULA 1® PROJECTIONS AT FEDERATION SQUARE  

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