Australian GP to remain on F1 calendar until at least 2035


June 15, 2022

by Alex Johnston

The Albert Park Circuit will remain a fixture on the Formula 1 calendar for the foreseeable future after a deal was agreed to see the circuit remain a part of F1 until 2035.

The Melbourne circuit has been a part of F1 since 1996 when it took over from Adelaide and has hosted the season opener on 20 occasions, hosting 25 in total, missing two years of racing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The city of Sydney had been rumoured to be bidding for hosting the Australian Grand Prix the new deal ensures that won’t be happening for at least the next twelve seasons.

Melbourne has become a favourite with fans given what had become it usual season opener slot supplying intrigue and excitement, as well as being the first race for a number of drivers debuting there.

2022 also saw the circuit run with a new layout, making for a faster circuit.

“I am delighted to confirm that Melbourne and the Albert Park circuit will continue to be on the Formula 1 calendar until 2035," said F1 president and CEO Stefano Domenicali.

To boost the support to F1, FIA Formula 2 and 3 will also add Albert Park to their calendar from 2023 onwards.

The calendar for 2023 is yet to be confirmed but with addition of Las Vegas already confirmed and rumours circulating the F1 could be South Africa-bound to race at Kyalami, things are starting to shaping up nicely.

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