With the Australian Grand Prix just around the corner, Red Bull takes the spotlight as the favourite following their dominant performances in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. However, the team has only managed to score one race win at Albert Park during its 20-year run in F1. In contrast, last year’s winner, Charles Leclerc of Ferrari, is hoping to repeat his success after a difficult start to the season compared to Red Bull and Aston Martin drivers.
For those tuning in from around the world, here are the session timings for the 2023 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix. The races will take place on Friday, March 31 to Sunday, April 2nd, and the events listed below are in the Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) or Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) time zone.
On Friday, March 31st, the Free Practice 1 will kick off at 12:30 – 13:30 AEDT, followed by Free Practice 2 at 16:00 – 17:00 AEDT. On Saturday, April 1st, Free Practice 3 will start at 12:30 – 13:30 AEDT, with Qualifying set for 16:00 – 17:00 AEDT. Finally, the big race will take place on Sunday, April 2nd, at 15:00 AEST.
Pirelli has selected the C2 (hard), C3 (medium), and C4 (soft) tyres for this race, giving drivers more grip and durability.
Although Red Bull appears to be the favourite, fans of the event are eager to see what Charles Leclerc brings to the table this year. In 2022, Leclerc demonstrated his excellent racing skills and emerged victorious. With the right strategy and outstanding performance, Leclerc may become the first Ferrari driver in six years to win the Australian GP.
Despite the global pandemic disrupting last year’s racing season, the Australian GP returned with significant precautions and measures to ensure the safety of all attendees. After a year of setbacks, fans can finally reunite and celebrate their love for F1 racing while keeping safe.
For those planning to attend the event in person, the organizers have put in place strict COVID-19 protocols to ensure that the event runs smoothly. Attendees will need to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within a certain time frame before entering the venue. COVID-safe measures including masks, temperature checks, social distancing, and enhanced hygiene practices will be in place throughout the event.
As the world eagerly waits for the Australian GP to commence, fans worldwide can enjoy the event’s exhilarating action as it happens. Whether tuning in from Perth or Paris, fans can catch the broadcast at their local times or follow the updates online for an unforgettable and thrilling racing experience.