Agreement set to become tighter. With the announcement of the arrival of Formula 2 and Formula 3 starting in 2023, Liberty Media At the same time announced Ten-year contract renewal with Australian GP promoter (ending at the end of the 2025 season): That means it The Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix will remain on the calendar and take place at Melbourne’s Albert Park until 2035, when the circus will officially celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Australian race.
distance first editions they ran From 1985 to 1995 on me Adelaide Street CircuitAnd the Since 1996, Melbourne has hosted the Australian Grand Prix Take advantage of the trails around the lake located insideAlbert Parkusing roads normally used for normal traffic, with the exception of the straight start, which has been specially built once confirmation has been received that the track will host the race is valid for the Formula 1 World Championship.
Until 2020 (the year in which the race was not held after the McLaren mechanic tested positive for Covid, in the early days of the pandemic) the track layout did not undergo certain changes. In 2021, due to the prospect of the race returning to the Formula 1 world calendar (which then happened in April 2022), Albert Park underwent a restyling (passing from 16 to 14 corners), which saw the Chicane removed between spins 9 and 10 in favor of a track Straight 1.3 km in favor of overtaking on the track, Curves 1 and 3 as well as 6 have been widened from the inside, with Curve 6 notably faster than before, Old Curve 13 (now Curve 11) lengthened and modified in bend radius, Like the penultimate curve (now curve 13).
In the press release issued by FOM to announce the contractual extension until 2035, there is talk of further improvements (including the circuit and Pitlane) that will be implemented in the coming years to further modernize the circuit.
Lots of feelings the Australian doctor has given in recent years: If the 1985-1995 race in Adelaide on two occasions was decisive for the award of the world title (In 1986, Alain Prost became world champion benefiting from Nigel Mansell’s retirement, which occurred during 63 of the 82 scheduled laps of a left rear tire blowout that eventually occurred right after Patrick Lola’s rounding of Ford Tambay; in 1994 instead, the collision between Benetton-Ford of Michael Schumacher and Williams Renault of Damon Hill (with the inevitable retirement of both) that propelled the German champion to his first world title), With the move from 1996 to Melbourne, the Australian Grand Prix was put into the early stages of the season (The opening race is from 1996 to 2005, from 2007 to 2009, from 2011 to 2019; the third race is scheduled for 2006 and 2010 (due to the Commonwealth Games scheduled in Melbourne) as well as in 2022.)
So is Formula 1 CEO Stefano Sundays He commented on the ten-year renewal of the Australian Grand Prix, which will run in Melbourne until 2035 inclusive, in a year (current year) that has seen 419,000 spectators go to Albert Park over the weekend to watch a race.
“I am pleased to confirm that Melbourne and Albert Park will continue to be on the Formula 1 calendar until 2035. The race has always been a favorite of fans, drivers and teams and Melbourne is a wonderful and vibrant international city. A perfect match for our sport.
This year we saw huge crowds and excited fans at the Grand Prix and we are very excited for the future in Australia as our sport continues to grow. I would like to thank the Victorian Government, Daniel Andrews, Premier of Victoria, and Martin Bakula, Minister for Tourism, Sports and Major Events for their tireless support of the Melbourne event, as well as Andrew Westacott and Paul Little of the AGPC for making this long-term partnership truly secure for the future. We are looking forward to returning to Melbourne next season with all our fans.”
These are the words of Australian Grand Prix promoter Andrew Westacot. “This is a fantastic exciting announcement just for Melbourne and the state of Victoria. It builds on our rich motorsport history and Melbourne’s love for major sporting events and provides ambition for the next generation of racing stars in Australia. We are proud of our strong relationship with Formula 1 and together we will work to grow the sport in Australia and the Asia Pacific region. Everyone at the Australian Grand Prix Corporation is looking forward to taking the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix to new heights over the next 13 years.”
The economic importance of the race has pushed the state of Victoria, according to Sports Minister Martin Bakula To search for the longest revamping of the Melbourne Grand Prix, since it landed in Formula 1 in 1996. “The Australian Grand Prix has never been bigger, with over 419,000 people flocking to Albert Park for this year’s race. We know how important this event is to our economy and that’s why we made the longest extension to the race since it was held in Melbourne”.
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