The first race of the 2019 F1 season is nearly upon us – and what better place to get started than Australia? We love going racing at Melbourne’s glorious Albert Park.
The city really embraces Formula 1. This year it will all kick off a day early with the first ever official F1 launch event in the centre of Melbourne, which will see all 20 drivers taking to the stage and looking ahead to the new season.
The atmosphere is often helped by great weather, but even rain doesn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the extremely knowledgeable fans at Albert Park. Drivers are treated like rock stars when they arrive every morning and make their way down the Melbourne Walk on the way to the paddock, posing for photos and signing autographs on the way in.
Did we mention that Albert Park is a great iconic venue. There’s not a bad view in the house. Fans can get right up close to the cars given the street circuit nature, while also relaxing in a beautiful park when there’s no track action, all while being just minutes from the centre of the city. We’ll be in the Brabham Skybox seats with former World Champ Alan Jones. We’ll also be enjoying the amazing hospitality offered up by the Champions Club with paddock and VIP access.
The date is a week earlier than in recent years and sets up a stellar run of events in the world’s most liveable city with the Moomba Festival, Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 2019 and the AFL season opener likely to run on three consecutive weekends, along with the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and the Melbourne Fashion Festival also held in March.