Australian Grand Prix signs extension with Formula One until 2035
The Australian Grand Prix has signed a new 10-year extension to Formula One. This means Melbourne will be part of the F1 calendar at least until 2035.
Australian Grand Prix 2022 (Allowed: Reuters)
- Melbourne will be part of the F1 calendar at least until 2035
- The new deal comes with some extra perks
- This year’s Australian GP is the first in three years
The Australian Grand Prix has signed a 10-year extension to Formula One. This means Melbourne will be part of the F1 calendar at least until 2035.
Australia had an agreement until 2025 but decided to extend the agreement for another 10 years. The new deal comes with some additional perks. Melbourne will host the opening race of the F1 calendar in five of the next 13 years.
Additionally, F2 and F3 will race at Albert Park as part of the F1 support programme.
F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali expressed delight at the deal, saying racing has always been a favorite of fans, drivers and teams.
“I am pleased to confirm that Melbourne and the Albert Park track will continue to be on the Formula 1 calendar until 2035.”
“Race has always been a favorite of fans, drivers and teams and Melbourne is a vibrant and incredible cosmopolitan city that is the perfect match for our sport.
Domenicali said: “This year we have seen a huge crowd and passionate fans at the Grand Prix, and we are excited for the future in Australia as our sport continues. continue to develop”.
Australian Grand Prix Corporation chief executive Andrew Westacott also welcomed the contract extension and believes it will help inspire the country’s next generation of drivers.
“This is a sensational, simply fantastic announcement for Melbourne and Victoria.”
“It builds on our rich motorsport history as well as Melbourne’s love of major sporting events and provides aspiration for the next generation of Aussie racing stars.”
“We are proud of our strong relationship with Formula 1 and together we will grow the sport in Australia and the wider Asia-Pacific region. Everyone at the Australian Grand Prix Corporation is delighted. looking forward to taking the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix to the next level in the next 13 years,” Westacott said.
This year’s Australian GP was the first in three years due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc won.