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Australia will remain on the F1 calendar until 2035; F2 and F3 join

Australia will remain on the F1 calendar until 2035; F2 and F3 come together (PHOTO: Aston Martin F1 Team)

The Formula 1 (F1) will continue to go to the circuit Australia’s Albert Park until 2035 and also F2 and F3 will be integrated as support categories.

In the early hours of this Thursday it was announced that the category and the promoters of the event renewed their contract for ten more years, considering that the current one lasted until 2025.

Additionally, its two development categories, Formula 2 and Formula 3, will visit Albert Park for the first time next year, adding to an entertainment offer that already included the Supercars, the S5000 and the Porsche Carrera Cup. It will be the first time that both categories visit the country.

In the process, this ends rumors of a possible transfer of the event to Sydney, something that local media had rumored since the end of last year.

“I am delighted to confirm that Melbourne and the Albert Park circuit will continue to be on the Formula 1 calendar until 2035,” he said. Stefano Domenicali, head of the series, in a statement.

“The race has always been a fan, driver and team favourite, and Melbourne is an amazing and vibrant international city that is a perfect match for our sport. This year we saw huge crowds and passionate fans at the Grand Prix, and we are very excited about 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 Pakula, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events for their tireless support of the event in Melbourne, as well as Andrew Westacott and Paul Little of AGPC. Australian Grand Prix Corporation, promoter of the event) for making this long-term partnership future-proof. We are all looking forward to returning to Melbourne next season with all our fans.”

After the COVID-19 pandemic forced the 2020 and 2021 editions to be cancelled, more than 419,000 fans visited Albert Park during race weekend in April, the largest crowd at a weekend sporting event in history. from the country.

Furthermore, in the last two years, the organizers invested in the facilities and on the track itself to improve the fan experience; in fact, this will continue in the paddock and pit area for years to come, in order for them to function properly for the decade to come.

The date of next year’s Grand Prix will be confirmed in due course and once the full F1 calendar is finalized, subject to approval by the FIA ​​World Motor Sport Council.

“This is a sensational announcement that is just great for Melbourne and Victoria. It builds on our rich motorsport history, as well as Melbourne’s love of major sporting events, and provides aspirations for the next generation of Australian racing stars. Andrew Westcott, Head of Australian Grand Prix Corporation.

“We are proud of our strong relationship with Formula 1 and together we will grow the sport in Australia and the wider Asia-Pacific region. Everyone at Australian Grand Prix Corporation looks forward to taking the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix to new levels over the course of the next 13 years.”

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