Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix
Feel the raw power, heat and energy radiating from Albert Park as the Australian Grand Prix takes Melbourne by storm.
2017 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix
23 - 26 March 2017
For petrol-heads and automotive amateurs alike, the 2017 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix is a must see event. Sports mad Melbourne has the honour of hosting the only Formula 1 race in Australia, and it sure does it in style, transforming the usually peaceful Albert Park into every car enthusiasts dream.
The main race kicks off at 4pm on Sunday March 26, but there are still plenty of events and races to see before then. With practice sessions on Friday and Saturday and the Qualifying Race held Saturday at 5pm, there is no shortage of high-octane action over the four days. And that’s just the Formula 1 races; there are Supercars Challenges, a Ferrari Parade, Porches Carrera Cup races, historic demonstrations, and RAAF Roulette air displays showing off their speed and precision above the track.
An unexpected highlight of the Grand Prix is the cultural side of the event, encompassing food and drinks, live music and street art. Dubbed M-Lane, this experiemce showcases Melbourne’s most popular and well-known food trucks, the Heineken Village, live music entertainment and curated by Juddy Roller, live street art installations stacked 20 foot shipping containers. May & Mario, Rudimental and Bliss n’ Eso will be providing the tunes and household names such as Biggie Smalls, Sliders on Tyres, St Kilda Burger Bar, Huxtaburger, Birra Moretti and Nem’n’Nem will keep you fed and watered as the heat from the track picks up.
General admission tickets range from $39 (Thursday) to $99 (Sunday) for day passes.
To see these cars reach speeds of up to 375 km/h is worth the visit, so make sure you get down to the 2017 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix.
Getting to the circuit
If you're already in Melbourne, the Albert Park circuit is easily accessible from the CBD by trams 12 and 96 from the CBD, as well as any tram heading down St Kilda Road from the city.
If you're travelling to Melbourne for the Grand Prix, SkyBus will be running a special Grand Prix Express service to get you quickly between Melbourne Airport and the Grand Prix precinct in St Kilda. During the event SkyBus has added an extra stop at Gate 1 in addition to the existing Fitzroy St stop near Gate 10. SkyBus is also offering a FREE shuttle service in St Kilda for ticket holders.