Formula 1 has announced it has renewed its contract for the Australian Grand Prix until 2035.
The news was announced in a statement released by Formula 1. At the same time, the Formula 2 and Formula 3 championships announced their intentions to race at the Albert Park street circuit from 2023, subject to approval from the World Motor Sport Council.
“I am delighted to confirm that Melbourne and the Albert Park circuit will continue to be on the Formula 1 calendar until 2035. The race has always been a favorite for the fans, drivers, and the teams and Melbourne is an incredible and vibrant international city that is a perfect match for our sport,” said F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali.
“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.”
Speaking about the support series announcement, F2 and F3 CEO Bruno Michel said he is “extremely happy to add Melbourne to both [championship] calendars from 2023.
“It further enhances the international aspect of both our championships, having them race on a new continent. It also shows that more and more circuits believe that F2 and F3 are an added value to the Formula 1 Grand Prix experience, showcasing the next generation of drivers.”