The most popular motor racing season in the world kicks off in Australia from March 15-17 with the 2019 Formula One Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park in Melbourne, with an exciting support ticket including the V8 Supercars.
Lewis Hamilton returns to defend his title after winning a second consecutive and fourth in five years, while local favourite Daniel Riccardo will seek to challenge for the top of the standings, and you won’t miss a minute of the action when you Stream the Australian Grand Prix live to an eligible mobile device using the Free Trial offered below.
2019 Australian Grand Prix
When: Friday 15 March – Sunday 17 March
Where: Albert Park, Melbourne Victoria
The 2019 Formula One Title race takes off at Albert Park, Melbourne, and the man to beat will be last year’s Driving Champion Lewis Hamilton. The locals will be cheering for Perth native Daniel Ricciardo, who had another great season for Red Bull in 2018, finishing sixth in the year end Driver’s standings in a season which included a couple of big wins. Having signed a new two-year contract with Renault beginning this year, Ricciardo will be eager to get off to a good start with his new team and stake his claim as a leading contender for this year’s Championship.
The final two days of the Grand Prix are the deciding ones, starting off on Saturday with Qualifying, which gets underway at 5:00pm Sydney Time. Qualifying goes for an hour, with the fastest driver getting pole position for the title race on Sunday – something recent history suggests tends to go to drivers who go close to winning the event.
The featured event hits the track on Sunday at 4:10 pm, with the race covering 58 laps of Albert Park. While the Australian F1 Grand Prix is the highlight, the support card for the weekend is excellent, including four Supercar races from Thursday to Sunday, as well as the famous Celebrity Drivers Challenge.
Australian Grand Prix Live TV – (Sydney Time)
Supercars Practice #1 – Thursday at 12.50pm – Fox Sports 5/Kayo
Supercars Practice #2 – Thursday at 3.00pm – Fox Sports 5/Kayo
Supercars Qualifying #1 – Thursday at 4.40pm – Fox Sports 5/Kayo
Supercars Qualifying #2 – Thursday at 5.00m – Fox Sports 5/Kayo
Australian GP Practice #1 – Friday at 12.00pm – 10Bold/Fox Sports 5/Kayo
Supercars Qualifying #3 – Friday at 1.50pm – 10Bold/Fox Sports 5/Kayo
Supercars Qualifying #4 – Friday at 2.10pm – 10Bold/Fox Sports 5/Kayo
Australian GP Practice #2 – Friday at 4.00pm – 10Bold/Fox Sports 5/Kayo
Supercars Race #1 – Friday at 5.55pm – 10Bold/Fox Sports 5/Kayo
Supercars Race #2 – Saturday at 12.50pm – Ten/Fox Sports 5/Kayo
Australian GP Practice #3 – Saturday at 4.00pm – Ten//Fox Sports 5/Kayo
Australian GP Qualifying – Saturday at 5.00pm – Ten/Fox Sports 5/Kayo
Supercars Race #3 – Saturday at 6.30pm Ten/Fox Sports 5/Kayo
Supercars Race #4 – Sunday at 1.45pm – Ten/Fox Sports 5/Kayo
Australian GP – Sunday at 4.10pm – Ten/Fox Sports 5/Kayo
Stream the AU GP Live and Free
All twenty-one F1 Grand Prix weekends, including the fixtures that will not be shown live on Free to Air TV, will be broadcast on Fox Sports (Foxtel/Kayo). This will include every qualifying run, practice session and the race itself, televised live, ad-break free and in Ultra 4K High Definition, as well as bumper to bumper coverage of the 2019 V8 Supercars season.
So if you’re a resident of Australia and don’t have access to Fox Sports you may wish to review the Foxtel Now trial which is good for 10 days and will televise the Australian GP live online with compatible internet connected devices.
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Don’t forget the V8 Supercars
This will be the second time the Australian Grand Prix edition of the V8 Supercars Challenge was contested as a championship event. Last year Jamie Whincup was easily the best performer after finishing in the top three in all four races – including one victory – while Scott McLaughlin, Scott Pye and David Reynolds took out a race each. With fans of the F1 and V8 Supercars alike watching on, drivers will be desperate to perform well in 2019, and Fox Sports will have live coverage of the V8 action on Melbourne’s streets including online streaming through Foxtel Now.
V8 Supercars TV Replay Times (Fox Sports)
Race 3: Friday 15 March – 10.30pm – 11.15pm
Race 4: Friday 15 March – 11:15pm to 12.00am
Race 5: Saturday 16 March – 10:30pm to 11.30pm
Race 6: Sunday 16 March – TBA
F1 Drivers to Watch
Each F1 driver that qualified for the event is among the best in the world, and here’s a sample of the reasons they are must see TV.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wrapped up a second consecutive F1 Drivers Championship and a fourth in five years in commanding fashion last year. He is the dominant F1 driver in the world, and is the comfortable favourite to take out the title yet again this year. Heading into the 2019 season, the 34-year-old will be desperate for a sixth career championship as he attempts to further solidify his standing as one of the sport’s greatest ever.
The local is Daniel Ricciardo, who had yet another solid 2018 for Red Bull, including a win at the Chinese and Monaco Grands Prix. In August of last year, he signed a two-year deal with Renault, meaning 2019 will be the first time in six years that he has competed for a team other than Red Bull. A popular figure who consistently finds himself near the top of the standings, Ricciardo will be keen to compete for his first ever F1 World Driver’s Title, and you can watch all his Australian Grand Prix times online.
Four-time Drivers Champion Sebastian Vettel finished second to Hamilton in 2018, a long way back from first but with a comfortable advantage over Kimi Raikkonen in third. The 31-year-old has finished in the top five in the standings in each of the past ten years, including four consecutive victories between 2010 and 2013 and runner-up performances in the last two seasons. He will be looking to go one better in 2019, and is considered the best chance to challenge Hamilton.
Australian Grand Prix Track Guide
Number of Laps: 58
Circuit Length: 5.303 km
Race length: 307.574 km (191.071 mi)
What’s New at the Melbourne Circuit?
Commencing a couple of years ago, the Grand Prix organisers – in an attempt to deliver fans unparalleled access to the Formula 1 drivers – added a feature referred to as the ‘Melbourne Walk’. Located in the Champions Gateway, the 100 metre Melbourne Walk will grant general admission patrons the opportunity to get a uniquely close up look at their heroes as they arrive at the circuit each and every day, Thursday – Sunday. To enhance fan experience, there will be autograph opportunities and live television interviews all around.