The 2019 Australian Grand Prix (formally known as the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019) is a Formula One motor race that is due to be held on 17 March 2019 in Melbourne, Victoria. The race is to be contested over fifty-eight laps of the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit and will be the first round of the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship.
The race marks the eighty-third race in the combined history of the Australian Grand Prix – which dates back to the 100 Miles Road Race of 1928, the twenty-fourth time the event will be held at the Albert Park circuit and the thirty-fifth time the Australian Grand Prix will form a part of the Formula One World Championship.
Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel enters the round as the defending race winner.Lewis Hamilton enters the round as the defending World Drivers’ Champion and his team, Mercedes, are the defending World Constructors’ Champions.
|Date||17 March 2019|
|Official name||Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019|
|Location||Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne, Australia|
|Course||Temporary street circuit|
|Course length||5.303 km (3.295 mi)|
|Distance||58 laps, 307.574 km (191.118 mi)|
The Australian Grand Prix was officially confirmed as the first of twenty-one races of the 2019 Formula One World Championship at an FIA World Motor Sport Council meeting in Paris in December 2018. The race is due to take place at the fifteen-turn, 5.303 km (3.295 mi) Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit in Melbourne, Victoria on 17 March 2019. Melbourne’s Federation Square will host a season launch event, the first of its kind for the sport, in the week before the race.