Formula One will be the centrepiece of the show at the Albert Park circuit, with the organisers locking in the times for the two 90-minute free practice sessions on Friday, the one-hour free practice and the three-part qualifying on Saturday, and a 5pm race on Sunday.
Local fans will see Aussie hero Mark Webber joined on track by compatriot Daniel Ricciardo as the young West Australian gets his F1 opening as third driver for Scuderia Toro Rosso at each opening practice session of every Grand Prix event this season.
The line-up for the Grand Prix weekend also includes four of the world’s most exciting and entertaining support categories, will see more action than ever before on the Albert Park circuit layout.
The non-championship V8 Supercars races have undergone further tweaks to include a total of seven sessions of action across the four-day event with drivers vying for some $500,000 in prize money. For the first time, fans will be treated to two V8 practice sessions and qualifying on Thursday, a top ten qualifying shoot-out and a 50-minute race on Friday, with more 50-minute races on Saturday and Sunday.
In addition to Formula One and V8 Supercars, spectators can look forward to round one of the Australian Porsche Carrera Cup Championship, the Lexus Celebrity Challenge, Formula 5000, the brand-new Red Bull Race Off, as well as a host of other demonstration events to keep everyone entertained.
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