MX23RW : Sunday, February 28 04:29:30| >> :600:188678916:188678916:

Australia to host opening Formula 1 race until 2020

Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO Andrew Westacott confirms that Melbourne will host the first race of the season until at least 2020.

Australian Grand Prix officials have confirmed that Albert Park Street Circuit in Melbourne will host the first round of the Formula 1 season until at least 2020.

Since the move to Melbourne in 1996, the track has kick-started the campaign every year apart from 2006 and 2010, when Bahrain took the honours.

Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO Andrew Westacott claims that he ensured the contract stipulated that they would remain first on the calender.

"We have clauses in there about [being] the first race of the season," Westacott told Fairfax Media.

"The requirement that it be the first race is maintained. It works beautifully for Melbourne and Victoria that it's at the start of the season – and that's not going to change."

Westacott also ruled out the possibility of the race being held at night, as the contract includes no artificial light being used.

ID:209867:cQx:QQ:

Click here for more stories about Andrew Westacott

Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Romain Grosjean of France and Lotus drives during day two of Formula One Winter Testing at the Bahrain International Circuit on February 20, 2014
Read Next:
Grosjean: 'Lotus ready to show quality'
>
Latest Sports Video
Read more about Andrew Westacott Formula 1

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
Premier League
Championship
La Liga
Serie A
Bundesliga
Ligue 1
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
Scottish League Cup
Turkish Super Lig
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Swiss Super League
Russian Premier League
Ukrainian Premier League
Danish Superliga
Segunda Division
2.Bundesliga
Eerste Divisie
Copa do Brasil
Copa Diego Maradona
Uruguayan Primera Division
Liga MX
Australian A-League
J1 League
Women's Super League
Gallagher Premiership

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!