The most popular motor racing season in the world kicks off in Australia from 13-15 March with the 2020 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 third consecutive and fifth in six 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.
2020 Australian Grand Prix
When: Friday 13 March – Sunday 15 March
Where: Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria
The 2020 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 a slightly disappointing 2019 season – a slow start left him languishing outside the top ten, but he finished strongly to end the year in ninth place. Entering the second year of a two-year contract with Renault, Ricciardo will be eager to get off to a good start to the season 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 4:10pm, 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.
** F1 announces Australian GP will be cancelled **
Formula One have announced on Friday morning that the 2020 Australian Grand Prix will be cancelled, and Supercars have stated the Melbourne 400 will also be cancelled. As such, the TV Fixtures listed below are accurate. If any significant new details about either Supercars or the Australian Grand Prix are made available, this notice will include them and the TV fixtures will be updated.
Australian Grand Prix Live TV – (Sydney Time)
|Australian GP Practice #1||Friday||Cancelled||10 Bold / Fox Sports / Kayo|
|Supercars Race #3||Friday||Cancelled||10 Bold / Fox Sports / Kayo|
|Australian GP Practice #2||Friday||Cancelled||10 Bold / Fox Sports / Kayo|
|Supercars Race #4||Saturday||Cancelled||Ten / Fox Sports / Kayo|
|Australian GP Practice #3||Saturday||Cancelled||Ten / Fox Sports / Kayo|
|Supercars Race #5||Saturday||Cancelled||Ten / Fox Sports / Kayo|
|Australian GP Qualifying||Saturday||Cancelled||Ten / Fox Sports / Kayo|
|Supercars Race #6||Sunday||Cancelled||Ten / Fox Sports / Kayo|
|Australian GP||Sunday||Cancelled||Ten / Fox Sports / Kayo|
All fixtures shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. Grand Prix replays are available on Monday 16 March from 12:30pm – 2.30pm and 7.30pm – 9.30pm, Tuesday 17 March from 2.30pm – 4.30pm and Wednesday 18 March from 4.30pm – 6.30pm.
Stream the AU GP Live and Free
All 22 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 2020 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. Eligible platforms include PC, Mac, iOS or Android mobile devices, as well as Telstra TV, Chromecast, Playstation 4 and more. Foxtel Now can be renewed month-to-month, requires no set-up fees and can be accessed instantly.
Alternatively, Kayo Sports have a 14 day trial offering. With the Kayo trial you will have access to these same Formula One broadcasts as Fox Sports and can stream the Australian Grand Prix free and Live using eligible mobile devices. Devices available to Kayo users include select PC and Macs, iOS and Android phones and tablets, Apple and Telstra TV, the Google Chromecast, as well as Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers.
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Don’t forget the V8 Supercars
This will be the third time the Australian Grand Prix edition of the V8 Supercars Challenge will be contested as a championship event. Last year, Scott McLaughlin and Chaz Mostert dominated the event, alternating victories to take out two of the four races apiece. With fans of the F1 and V8 Supercars alike watching on, drivers will be desperate to perform well in 2020, 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)
|Replay: Race 4||Sunday 15 March||7.30pm|
|Replay: Race 4||Monday 16 March||9.30am|
|Replay: Races 1-4||Tuesday 17 March||7.30pm – 10.30pm|
|Replay: Races 1-4||Wednesday 18 March||9.30am – 12.30pm|
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 third consecutive F1 Drivers Championship and a fifth in six 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 2020 season, the 34-year-old will be desperate for a seventh career championship as he attempts to further solidify his standing as one of the sport’s greatest ever.
The local is Daniel Ricciardo, who will be keen to continue the momentum he built in the latter stages of the 2019 season. After a slow start to the season, he came into some form in the final few races to earn himself another top ten finish, and he’ll be looking for more of the same in 2020. 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 in fifth place last season, but he was heads and shoulders above the next man in the standings, and far closer to second than he was to sixth. The 32-year-old has finished in the top five in the standings in each of the past 11 years, including four consecutive victories between 2010 and 2013 and runner-up performances in 2017 and 2018. He will be looking to go one better in 2020, and is considered one of the best chances to challenge Hamilton.
Australian Grand Prix Track Guide
Number of Laps: 58
Circuit Length: 5.303 km (3.30 mi)
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.