The Australian Grand Prix is a motor race held annually in Australia and currently under contract to host Formula One. The grand prix is the oldest surviving motor racing competition in Australia having been held 79 times since it was first run at Philip Island in 1928. It is currently sponsored with naming rights by the Swiss watchmaker Rolex, therefore the official name of ‘Formula 1 2018 Rolex Australian Grand Prix’. It takes place in the beautiful Albert Park Street Circuit in the inner suburb of Melbourne just three kilometres from the central business district.
The event is held between Thursday 22 March 2018 to Sunday 25 March 2018 with several different attractions on, off and above the racetrack.
Spread over the four days there will be the Formula 1 trainings sessions on Friday and Saturday followed by the race on Sunday, as well as several different races and competitions in different race classes on the official racetrack. Next, to the circuit, there is a great variety of entertainment programs for the whole family with opportunities to see the drivers and race cars and to experience a variety of motorsport related entertaining, music acts and hospitality.
For further information about the track schedule and related events have a look at the web-site www.grandprix.com.au
* Disclaimer - Image: Aerial shot of Albert Park, Victoria, Australia by Tim Serong , licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0