The Australian Grand Prix will stay in Melbourne till 2035, following a deal to increase the race’s settlement past 2025 by an extra 10 years. As well as, System 2 and System 3 will be a part of the race weekend schedule for the primary time from 2023.
Greater than 419,000 followers visited Albert Park for the 2022 Australian Grand Prix in April, making it the most important ever crowd for a weekend sporting occasion in Australia.
Albert Park has hosted the Australian Grand Prix since 1996, with vital funding revamped the previous two years as a way to enhance the circuit, fan expertise and services – whereas additional enhancements, together with to the paddock and pit lane, are deliberate as a way to proceed the circuit’s modernisation.
The date of subsequent 12 months’s Australian Grand Prix will likely be supplied in the end, and as soon as the 2023 calendar is finalised, will probably be topic to World Motor Sport Council approval.
Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO of System 1, stated: “I’m delighted to verify that Melbourne and the Albert Park circuit will proceed to be on the System 1 calendar till 2035. The race has all the time been a favorite for the followers, drivers and the groups and Melbourne is an unimaginable and vibrant worldwide metropolis that may be a excellent match for our sport.
“This 12 months we noticed large crowds and passionate followers on the Grand Prix, and we’re very excited by the longer term in Australia as our sport continues to develop. I wish to thank the Victorian Authorities, Daniel Andrews, Premier of Victoria and Martin Pakula, Minister for Tourism, Sport & Main Occasions for his or her tireless help for the occasion in Melbourne, in addition to Andrew Westacott and Paul Little from the AGPC for making this already long-term partnership safe for the longer term. We’re all wanting ahead to being again in Melbourne subsequent season with all our followers.”
Martin Pakula, Minister for Tourism, Sport & Main Occasions, Victorian Authorities, stated: “The Australian Grand Prix has by no means been greater, with greater than 419,000 folks flocking to Albert Park for this 12 months’s race. We all know how vital this occasion is to our financial system and that’s why we’ve delivered the longest extension for the race because it has been held in Melbourne.”
Andrew Westacott, CEO of the Australian Grand Prix Company, stated: “This can be a sensational announcement that’s merely nice for Melbourne and Victoria. It builds on our wealthy motor sport historical past in addition to Melbourne’s love of massive sporting occasions and supplies aspiration to the following era of Aussie racing stars. We’re happy with our robust relationship with System 1 and collectively we are going to develop the game in Australia and the broader Asia-Pacific area. Everybody on the Australian Grand Prix Company seems ahead to taking the System 1 Australian Grand Prix to new ranges over the course of the following 13 years.”