It has become official that Formula 1 has extended its contract with the Australian Grand Prix until 2035, and Melbourne may continue to host the race in the coming years. For the first time in history, the Formula 2 and Formula 3 fields will be able to compete in Albert Park next year.
Although the future of the Australian Grand Prix has been certain for years, it was announced shortly after midnight Hungarian time that the race contract would be extended until 2035. All this means that unless an unexpected situation such as the coronavirus pandemic occurs, the F1 field He will continue to visit kangaroo land for the next 13 years.
Melbourne, which has hosted the competition since 1996, will continue to host the competitions. In the past, there have been some rumors that other places, such as Sydney, have signed on to take on the role of host from 2026, But from a commercial point of view, Albert Park was clearly the most attractive option to drive Formula One.
In addition, it was also decided that Australia would host not only Formula 1 riders in 2023, but also the Formula 2 and Formula 3 fields, the chain’s lobby. These classes had never visited Melbourne before, not even while the series were named GP2 and GP3, respectively.
It is not yet known exactly when the Australian Grand Prix will be held next year. The traditional March or April date is easy to hold but almost certainly won’t be held between the Jeddah and Imola races, as Liberty Media, which owns the commercial rights to Formula 1, tries to justify the race. Calendar from a logistical point of view.
Melbourne is a particularly popular destination for pilots, which is helped by the fact that the season opener was held there years ago. That wasn’t the case this year, but 419,000 people still visited the race weekend, Which makes it the largest sporting event in the history of the state in terms of audience.
“I am happy to confirm that Melbourne and Albert Park will be on the racing calendar until 2035 – announce Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO of F1. “Racing has always been a favorite of fans, pilots and teams, and Melbourne is a wonderful, vibrant international city well suited to our sport. At this year’s Grand Prix we saw a huge crowd of passionate fans and we are very excited about the future of Australia as our sport continues to grow. We are all looking forward to returning to Melbourne once again. Another one next season with our fans.”
“The Australian Grand Prix has never been bigger, said Martin Bakula, the country’s minister for tourism, sports and major events, with more than 419,000 people visiting Albert Park for this year’s competition. “We know how important this event is to our economy, so we have the longest decade since Melbourne.”
“This is a simply gorgeous sexy ad for Melbourne and Victoria [állam] For – These are the words of Andrew Westacott, CEO of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation. “It builds on our rich history in motorsports and Melbourne’s love of major sporting events and inspires the next generation of Australian pilots. We are proud of our close relationship with Formula 1 and will work together to develop the sport in Australia and the broader Asia Pacific region.”
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