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Formula 1: What time does the Australian Formula 1 GP start?

April 8, 2022

What time does the F1 GP Australia 2022 start?

The Australian GP starts on Sunday, April 10 at 7 a.m. Dutch time. That’s going to be an alarm clock!

Session Date Dutch time
1st free practice Friday 8 April 05:00 – 06:00
2nd free practice Friday 8 April 08:00 – 09:00
3rd free practice Saturday 9 April 05:00 – 06:00
Qualification Saturday 9 April 08.00 – 09.00
Race Sunday 10 April 07.00 – 09:00

Who qualified well last time?

As mentioned in the intro, Formula 1 was last in Australia in 2019. Then Hamilton was fastest in qualifying. Followed by Bottas and Vettel, who was still driving for Ferrari at the time. Max Verstappen had to settle for P4. The drivers of Haas F1, Grosjean and Magnussen, were positive for their excellent qualifying. They were allowed to leave from P6 and P7 on Sunday. Pierre Gasly, then Verstappen’s teammate at Red Bull, got no further than a disappointing P17.

What should you know about the Australian GP?

The Albert Park circuit in Melbourne is a street circuit, which traditionally provides the opening of the F1 season. Due to the corona pandemic, this GP has not been held for the past two years. In addition , the organization has renovated the circuit in the past two years to make it more exciting . The race is known as relatively boring, because there are no overtaking opportunities. That seems to have been corrected now.


Location: Melbourne, Australia
Circuit length: 5.278 km
Number of laps: 58
Number of turns: 14
Total race distance: 306.124 km
Lap record: nnb

Source: F1