The Australian Grand Prix is always the much anticipated start to the new F1 season.  Held on the street circuit around the lake in Melbourne’s Albert Park since 1996. The circuit is fast and flowing with its turns named after F1 Legends Jones, Whiteford, Brabham, Stewart and Ascari.  It is popular with locals and travellers from Asia and the northern hemisphere enjoying the Melbourne climate.

F1® Experiences is about getting fans closer to the action.  With a choice of six ticket packages that include exclusive pit lane walks, opportunities to meet F1 Drivers and a choice of hospitality options. You can also add a one of our selected hotels to your package.

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Australian Grand Prix Weekend Itinerary

Fri 23 – Sun 25 March 2018

*Event access is dependent on which ticket package you purchase

F1® VIP Access to Melbourne Walk One-Day access Exclusive to F1® Experiences
Drive the Track Tour Thursday Exclusive to F1® Experiences
Paddock Club™ Pit Lane Walk Friday Exclusive to the F1® Premier & Legend Packages
Insider Access to the F1® Paddock Friday Exclusive to F1® Experiences
Podium Photo Op Friday Exclusive to F1® Experiences
Practice 1 Friday 12:00 – 13:30
Practice 2 Friday 16:00 – 17:30
Paddock Club Party with F1® Legend Friday Exclusive to F1® Experiences
Practice 3 Saturday 14:00 – 15:00
Qualifying Saturday 17:00 – 18:00
Guided Paddock Acces Saturday or Sunday Exclusive to the F1® Champion & Legend Packages
Race Sunday 16:00 – 18:00
Podium Ceremony Access Sunday Exclusive to the F1® Legend Packages
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Hotel and Transfer Options

For each of our selected hotel options, we have arranged complimentary transfers to and from the circuit. We highly recommend that guests use these to minimise their travel time and get the most enjoyment from the weekend.  The journey time will be approximately 30 minutes.


A little more about each of the F1®Experiences Events that will get you closer to the F1® Action at the Australian Grand Prix.

NOTE: Your event access will depend on the package you have purchased and its accompanying inclusions.

Pit Lane Walk

Not many people get the opportunity to walk the pit lanes and enjoy unprecedented behind the scenes access at the circuit and the chance to mingle with all the famous faces of Formula One™.  The pit lane walk in the past was only available to F1 Paddock Club™ guests, however, now we have added this exclusive experiences into all of our F1® Experiences packages.

You’ll get to see where the F1 drivers and teams make their final preparations.  You may even see one of the teams practise their pit-stop routine as well as capturing some of the best photos possible of your favourite teams’ cars and crews. No television coverage can compare with this experience in real life. The Pit Lane Walk groups are kept small so you have lots of opportunities to ask questions.

Drive the Track Tour

The track tour is on the back of the same flatbed truck used by the F1 Drivers when they are driven around the circuit and introduced to the crowds on Sunday before the race.  On the truck with you will be with an F1® Experiences representative who will be your guide to the features of the Melbourne track and you will enjoy experiencing first hand all the inclines and cambers that the drivers have to contend with.

Insider Access to the F1® Paddock

Get exclusive access to the Support Race Paddock which includes a tour of the garages where the support teams prepare their cars for victory and an up-close view of the incredible engineering that is used to create the perfect mix of speed and control. You will also be guided around by a knowledgeable F1® expert who will provide an experienced insight into the thrilling behind the scenes action.

F1® Paddock and Track Tour

This F1® Paddock tour includes a close-up view of the FIA pace car with F1® officials and a visit to the Pirelli tyre centre with a talk from a senior Pirelli executive. You will also visit one or more team garages on this tour with the crew members explaining the various technologies central to F1 Racing.

The tour groups are small and intimate so you have lots of opportunity to ask questions.

Paddock Club Party with F1® Legend

Enjoy the smart elegance of the F1® Paddock Club situated directly over the start/finish line. During this fun and social occasion, you will get to meet an F1® driver or legend and enjoy superb food prepared by world-renowned Paddock Club chefs complimented by the beer and wine bars. An exciting feature is the racing-inspired interactive elements that are hosted in the Paddock Club that will get your adrenalin running for a weekend of non-stop racing action.

Podium Photo Op

Put yourself at the pinnacle of Formula 1® by standing atop of the Melbourne F1 Podium, the site of some many historic celebrations by the greats of F1.  Take the perfect photo opportunity with the race trophy to commemorate and complete your F1® Experience. Bound to be popular with your friends on social media.

Guided Paddock Access

The Guided paddock access takes you right into the hub the Melbourne race weekend.  You will be walking past the team’s hospitality venues and command centres within the Paddock, whilst being guided by a highly knowledgeable F1® Experiences member of staff. This unprecedented access is available to a select few with Legend tickets.

NOTE: A sign-up system will be used for guests to get Paddock Access.

Podium Ceremony Access

A place on the winner’s podium is the target for all Formula 1® drivers and constructors.  Now it can be experienced to guests who purchase our Ultimate Legend and Legend Melbourne F1 tickets. In a prime location below the podium, F1® Experiences guests will have a roped off section just for them to view the prestigious ceremony at the end of the Grand Prix.