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Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix confirmed as first race of the 2025 season

Published: 22 April 2024

Next year’s Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix will be held from Thursday 13 to Sunday 16 March 2025. The Melbourne race will return to the coveted position of season opener. The announcement comes with the release of the 2025 season calendar, which will feature 24 races.

As the first race in 2025, the Albert Park grand prix circuit will see Lewis Hamilton’s debut with Ferrari, with the 7-time world champion leaving Mercedes to join the Italian constructor following the 2024 season.

With Hamilton’s bombshell move, the 2024 race winner Carlos Sainz will lose his seat at Ferrari, while other driver contracts have yet to be confirmed. This means that the 2025 grid could look drastically different when Formula 1® returns to Melbourne next year.

Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO Travis Auld was thrilled with the announcement after another very successful year for one of Melbourne's main events.

‘After the resounding success of the Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2024, we’re already looking forward to 2025 and the opportunities to continue to grow and improve the fan experience.’

‘We know fans are excited for Melbourne to be the season opener, and the debut of Lewis at Ferrari will make it an even more highly anticipated race.’

The demand for the event continues to thrive, with the 2024 ticket allocation for Sunday Grandstands and Park Passes being exhausted in under 2 hours. For the first time in the event’s history, tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday were all sold out.

Millions of fans also enjoyed the action from home, with Network 10 seeing its biggest ever livestream audience for the race. Kayo Sports recorded the biggest weekend in its history, with over 654 million minutes of sports including F1® streamed between Thursday to Sunday.

Page last updated: 22 Apr 2024
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