Grand Prix

Australian Grand Prix

Circuit length
5.303 km
rounds count
fastest lap

About the Australian Grand Prix

The Australian Grand Prix was routinely scheduled as the first race of the Formula One season between 2011 and 2019. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, this went on the backburner. This season, it is the third race on the calendar, after Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. Michael Schumacher is still the record holder of the race weekend with four wins.

F1 Standings

1VERMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing5833:34.6520
2HAMLewis HamiltonMercedes AMG F1 team58+0.1790
3ALOFernando AlonsoAston Martin F1 team58+0.7690
4STRLance StrollAston Martin F1 team58+3.0820
5PERSergio PerezRed Bull Racing58+3.3200
6NORLando NorrisMcLaren58+3.7010
7HULNico HulkenbergHaas F158+4.9390
8PIAOscar PiastriMcLaren58+5.3820
9ZHOGuanyu ZhouAlfa Romeo F1 team58+5.7130
10TSUYuki TsunodaScuderia AlphaTauri58+6.0520
11BOTValtteri BottasAlfa Romeo F1 team58+6.5130
12SAICarlos SainzFerrari58+6.5940
13DEVNyck de VriesScuderia AlphaTauri56+3LAPS0
14GASPierre GaslyAlpine F1 team56+2LAPS0
15OCOEsteban OconAlpine F1 team56+2LAPS0
16LECCharles LeclercFerrari-+56LAPS0
17MAGKevin MagnussenHaas F152+7LAPS0
18RUSGeorge RussellMercedes AMG F1 team17+41LAPS0
19ALBAlexander AlbonWilliams6+53LAPS0
20SARLogan SargeantWilliams56+3LAPS0

The 2023 Australian Grand Prix

Thousands of enthusiastic fans usually cheer on home favourite Daniel Ricciardo but in 2023 he will miss out because he was unable to secure a contract. However, the Australian fans will have a new hero in Oscar Piastri who will drive for McLaren. The Albert Park Street Circuit (the track is located in the park and is only used for a number of racing events) took over from the Adelaide Street Circuit in 1996. It seems like Formula 1 will stay at the venue for many years to come after Liberty Media signed one of the longests deals in history. 

Charles Leclerc was succesful in Australia last season. The Monegasque had an excellent start to the season and managed to beat the competition. Max Verstappen faced problems with his car and had to retire early in the race, while Sergio Perez and George Russell managed a podium finish

What does the race weekend of the Australian Grand Prix look like?

On the 31st March, the first practice sessions of the race weekend are scheduled. Qualifying will be held on 1st April, prior to the race for the 2023 Australian Grand Prix itself on Sunday 02 April.

What time does the Australian Grand Prix start?

As in previous years, the Australian Grand Prix can be followed live on GPblog.com from half an hour before the start of the race. The start time of the Australian Grand Prix is 06:00 UK time and the race can also be followed live from that time on your local TV option.