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F1 Australian Grand Prix 2022: How to watch, when, Formula 1 tickets, Albert Park map, COVID updates

Formula 1 returns to Albert Park in Melbourne, where the 2022 Australian Grand Prix will take place after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19.

The dramatic cancellation of the 2020 edition followed by the ongoing global pandemic situation in 2021 has created a frustrating few years for Grand Prix officials.

This long wait – along with the sport’s newfound popularity thanks to the Netflix series ‘Drive To Survive’ – has made the Australian Grand Prix a highly anticipated event for fans.

When is the 2022 Australian Grand Prix?

The 2022 F1 Australian Grand Prix is ​​scheduled to take place from April 8-10 this year.

The three-day schedule is as follows (all times are in AEST):

Friday, April 8: Training 1 (1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.), Training 2 (4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.)

Saturday April 9: Practice 3 (1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.), Qualifying (4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.)

Sunday April 10: Race (3:00 p.m.)

Where is the 2022 Australian Grand Prix?

The race will again take place at the Albert Park Grand Prix circuit in Melbourne.

Adelaide Street Circuit first hosted the Australian Grand Prix for 11 years from 1985, with Albert Park taking over in 1996.

The circuit has an agreement with the FIA ​​to host the race until 2025.

How to watch the 2022 Australian Grand Prix

Listed on the Australian Government’s anti-siphoning list, the Australian Grand Prix will be broadcast live on free-to-air television.

Channel 10 is currently showing highlights from every Grand Prix and will show all the action from Albert Park in 2022.

Fox Sports and Kayo – which broadcast all the races live throughout the season – will also broadcast the race.

2022 Australian Grand Prix Tickets

Most tickets are now sold out for the Australian Grand Prix, with 130,000 fans expected in Albert Park for race day on Sunday.

The first batch of pre-sale tickets went on sale in November and all the first grandstand seats were sold out.

Due to increased demand, five new grandstands were made available, all of which sold out within a day of release.

There are still a limited number of park tickets available for Friday and Saturday, which can be purchased through this link.

Will it rain during the 2022 Australian Grand Prix?

Despite a lot of rain in Sydney at the moment, Melbourne is expected to dodge most of the wet weather as it hosts the Australian Grand Prix this year.

According to meteorological officerain is very likely on race day with mostly cloudy conditions the days before.

Forecast for Friday April 8: Partly cloudy with 5% chance of rain

Forecast for Saturday April 9: Partly cloudy with 10% chance of rain

Forecast for Sunday April 10: Late shower or two with 50% chance of rain (likely in the evening)

COVID-19 restrictions and vaccine rules

Typically the opening race of the season, the 2022 edition has been pushed back to April to allow for the easing of restrictions in the state, as well as to ensure higher vaccination rates in Victoria and Australia.

There are currently no restrictions such as mask wearing and social distancing in place.

What changes have been made to the track?

The Albert Park circuit has undergone some renovations ahead of this year’s Grand Prix.

To allow for more overtaking opportunities and promote faster, more competitive racing, seven corners have been adjusted, two of which have been removed entirely.

The chicane at turns 9 and 10 has also been removed.

Thanks to the new adjustments, the circuit will be five seconds faster than the last edition.

Map of Albert Park

The Albert Park circuit comprises five main enclosures, with a variety of hospitality and entertainment options available for fans.

You can download a PDF of the sitemap here.

Driver line-up for the 2022 Australian Grand Prix

Team Drivers
mercedes Lewis Hamilton and George Russel
Red Bull Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez
Ferrari Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz
McLaren Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo
Aston Martin Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll
Alpha Tauri Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda
Alpine Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon
Alfa Romeo Valtteri Bottas and Guanyu Zhou
williams Nicholas Latifi & Alex Albon
Haas Mick Schumacher and Kevin Magnussen

Betting odds

Driver odds
Max Verstappen (Red Bull) $2.15
Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) $2.50
Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) $7.50
Sergio Perez (Red Bull) $13.00
Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) $15.00
George Russell (Mercedes) $21.00
Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo) $101
Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren) $101
Kevin Magnussen (Haas) $101
Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri) $101
Esteban Ocon (Alpine) $151
Fernando Alonso (Alpine) $151
Mick Schumacher (Haas) $151
Lando Norris (McLaren) $201
Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri) $201
Guanyu Zhou (Alfa Romeo) $401
Seb Vettel (Aston Martin) $501
Alex AlbonWilliams $501
Lance Stroll (Aston Martin) $501
Nicholas Latifi (Williams) $501

Odds via TONGUE. Last updated April 7.