70th anniversary F1 season set to begin in Melbourne on 15 March 2020
Formula1.com - Sat 6 Jul 13:06 GMT

The first race of the 70th FIA Formula 1 World Championship will be the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2020 in Melbourne from Thursday 12 to Sunday 15 March 2020.

  Formula 1 announces today that the first race of the next Fia Formula 1 World Championship will be the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2020.

  The Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit in Melbourne will host the event from Thursday 12 to Sunday 15 March.

  year of the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, which has hosted the event at the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit every year since 1996.

  Like this year’s event, the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2020 will run on the weekend following the Labour Day long weekend in Victoria, which is also the weekend before the start of the AFL (Australian Football League) season.

  We are also pleased that Rolex, who have been one of our Global Partners for many years, will continue to be the title sponsor of the 2020 Australian Grand Prix.”

  Andrew Westacott, Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO, said: “Hosting Melbourne’s 25th Formula 1 race conjures excitement and interest, and as they said back in 1996, ‘Melbourne – what a great place for the race!’

  Arnaud Boetsch, Rolex SA Communication Image Director, said: “The Rolex Australian Grand Prix is always eagerly anticipated, marking the start of another exciting Formula 1 season.