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Melbourne will again play host to the opening round of the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship™ on Sunday 26 March, 2017* at the iconic Albert Park Circuit.
The 2017 Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix event dates are 23 - 26 March, 2017*.
Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO, Andrew Westacott said he is thrilled Melbourne retains its position as the season-opening race and welcomed confirmation of the 26 March date*.
“The air of anticipation surrounding a brand new Formula 1® season brings a buzz that Victorians know so well, with our great city coming alive in March and being on show to a vast global audience,” said Westacott.
“We look forward to welcoming fans, teams and drivers from all around the world to Melbourne in March,” continued Westacott.
“Fans worldwide, but especially those in Australia, will look forward to seeing how one of the most likeable drivers in Formula 1® , Daniel Ricciardo, will do in the first race of the 2017 Formula One season.”
Automotive works of art to be seen at international motor shows, in movies, parked outside the exclusive casinos of Monaco, and in car magazines bought by enthusiasts with aspirations of the Prancing Horse or the Raging Bull.
This year will see Australian GT expand to three series with a four round Endurance Championship and five event Trophy Series for older specification GT cars joining the six round sprint championship.
Many thousands of spectators enjoyed the new format Highlands 101 endurance race when we ran it for the first time in 2013. With its modern take on the famous Le Mans running start and compulsory pit stops for the driver pairings, the Highlands 101 race sees up to 42 race cars vie for the chequered flag at the end of 101 laps, or three-and-a-bit intense and gruelling hours on the 4.1km Highlands circuit.