Formula 1 has announced a long-term extension with Melbourne, which will continue to host the Australian Grand Prix until at least the end of 2035.
F1 has raced at the Albert Park Circuit since 1996, with the event only failing to take place on two occasions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In 2023, Formula 2 and Formula 3 will also feature at the circuit for the first time, supporting the F1 grand prix weekend.
The event in Melbourne earlier this year, which was the first since 2019, attracted over 419,000 fans across the weekend, marking the largest crowd at a sporting event in Australian history.
“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 CEO Stefano Domenicali.
“The race has always been a favourite for the fans, drivers and the teams and Melbourne is an incredible 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 by the future in Australia as our sport continues to grow.
“I want to thank the Victorian Government, Daniel Andrews, Premier of Victoria and Martin Pakula, Minister for Tourism, Sport & Major Events for their tireless support for the event in Melbourne, as well as Andrew Westacott and Paul Little from the AGPC for making this already long-term partnership secure for the future.
“We are all looking forward to being back in Melbourne next season with all our fans.”
The date of the race for the 2023 season will be confirmed in due course, before it is then finalised by the World Motor Sport Council.
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