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F1 Australian Grand Prix 2023: Dates, schedule, driver grid, tickets, track map and how to watch Melbourne Formula 1 race

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After a successful 2022 race that brought record crowds to Albert Park, the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix will return next year.

Fan favourite Daniel Ricciardo won’t be on track in Melbourne this time around, but spectators will have another Aussie to cheer on, with Oscar Piastri to drive for McLaren.

The Sporting News takes you through all the key details for next year’s race.

MORE: Who is Oscar Piastri? The latest Aussie to join the F1 grid

When is the F1 Australian Grand Prix 2023? 

The 2023 edition of the Australian Grand Prix will take place between March 30 – April 2, 2023

Thanks to a new contract extension, F1 will hold a race in Melbourne until at least the end of 2035.

Next year’s Grand Prix will also feature Formula 2 and Formula 3 races, with both racing championships becoming a long-term component of the weekend.

F1 Australian Grand Prix 2023 schedule: Practice, qualifying, race start time

Exact timings are yet to be confirmed for next year’s event, but a broad schedule of on-track F1 action has been revealed.

As a guide, last year’s qualifying started at 4:00 pm, whilst the race began 3:00 pm (both AEDT). 

Thursday, March 30:

Friday, March 31:

  • Free Practice 1
  • Free Practice 2

Saturday, March 1:

  • Free Practice 3
  • Qualifying

Sunday, March 2:

The full track schedule – including F2 and F3 schedules – is available via the Grand Prix’s official website.

F1 Australian Grand Prix 2023: Albert Park changes and track map

The Albert Park Circuit underwent some renovations ahead of the 2022 Grand Prix, and will remain for next year’s event.

To enable more overtaking opportunities and promote faster and more competitive racing, seven corners were adjusted, with two removed entirely.

The chicane at Turn 9 and 10 was also removed.

Due to the new tweaks, the circuit was roughly five seconds quicker than the previous version.

You can view the track and Albert Park precinct map here

F1 Australian Grand Prix 2023 tickets and resellers

The popularity of Formula 1 is sky-high in Australia currently, and that has been reflected in the ticket sales for the 2023 Grand Prix.

Tickets were snapped up quickly following each release, with Race Day (Sunday) now confirmed as being fully sold out.

Availability of four-day passes is also exhausted, with limited options for fans looking to attend from Thursday through to Saturday.

Any remaining tickets can be purchased via the official Grand Prix website here.

For those who have missed out on Race Day tickets, Tixel is the authorised ticket reseller for the event, with fans able to join waitlists

Alternatively, those who have tickets but no longer need them can list them on the same platform.

How to watch the F1 Australian Grand Prix 2023: Channel, free-to-air, streaming

An inclusion in the Australian Government’s anti-siphoning list, the Australian Grand Prix will be shown live on free-to-air television.

Channel 10 currently broadcast race highlights of every Grand Prix, and are set to air all the action from Albert Park in 2023.

Fox Sports and Kayo – who show every race live throughout the season – will also broadcast the race.

F1 Australian Grand Prix 2023 driver grid

A number of changes have been made to last season’s grid.

Notably, Australian Daniel Ricciardo has been replaced at McLaren by fellow countryman Oscar Piastri.

Elsewhere, Pierre Gasly has moved to Alpine, Fernando Alonso has shifted to Aston Martin, Nico Hülkenberg has returned to F1 with Haas, while Logan Sargeant and Nyck de Vries will debut for Williams and Alpha Tauri respectively. 

Team Drivers
Mercedes Lewis Hamilton & George Russell
Red Bull Max Verstappen & Sergio Perez
Ferrari Charles Leclerc & Carlos Sainz
McLaren Lando Norris & Oscar Piastri
Aston Martin Fernando Alonso & Lance Stroll
Alpha Tauri Yuki Tsunoda & Nyck de Vries
Alpine Esteban Ocon & Pierre Gasly
Alfa Romeo Valtteri Bottas & Guanyu Zhou
Williams Alex Albon & Logan Sargeant
Haas Kevin Magnussen & Nico Hülkenberg

F1 Australian Grand Prix 2023 betting odds

Odds have not yet been made available for next year’s event.

Who won the last F1 Australian Grand Prix?

Charles Leclerc dominated the Australian Grand Prix in 2022, picking up his second win of the year in a race that saw eventual world champion Max Verstappen fail to finish.

The Monegasque driver led all 58 laps in Melbourne but his Ferrari teammate Carlos Sainz was not so fortunate, spinning out on the first lap after trying to recover from a poor start.

Red Bull’s Sergio Perez and Mercedes’ George Russell rounded out the podium at Albert Park.


Credit: sportingnews.com

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