F1 returns to Albert Park for the primary Australian GP since 2019, after the 2020 occasion received cancelled when a member of the paddock examined optimistic for COVID-19, simply days earlier than the worldwide pandemic struck, whereas F1 wasn’t in a position to return to Melbourne in 2021.
With a brand new period of F1 automobiles, Albert Park has additionally undergone a collection of circuit adjustments geared toward bettering racing. Discover out concerning the full adjustments here.
Ferrari and Crimson Bull seem like on the head of the sector at the beginning of a brand new era of F1 automobiles within the return to floor results, with every producer taking one win from the opening two rounds. Charles Leclerc struck first in a Ferrari 1-2 on the Bahrain GP earlier than Max Verstappen hit again for Crimson Bull on the Saudi Arabian GP.
Behind the entrance two groups, Mercedes will likely be aiming to search out options to its porpoising drawback to be able to unlock efficiency from its W13 F1 automotive.
Sebastian Vettel additionally returns to motion having missed the opening two rounds because of COVID-19, with Nico Hulkenberg acting as supersub for Aston Martin.
Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin AMR22
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Full 2022 Australian GP session timings
Friday eighth April 2022
Free Apply 1: four:00am-5:00am BST (1:00pm-2:00pm native)
Free Apply 2: 7:00am-Eight:00pm BST (four:00pm-5:00pm native)
Saturday ninth April 2022
Free Apply three: four:00am-5:00am BST (1:00pm-2:00pm native)
Qualifying: 7:00am-Eight:00am BST (four:00pm-5:00pm native)
Sunday 10th April 2022
Race: 6:00am BST (three:00pm native)
How can I watch Method 1?
In the UK Method 1 is barely broadcast dwell on Sky Sports activities, with highlights proven on Channel four a number of hours after the race has completed. Dwell streaming by way of NOW can also be accessible within the UK.
Sky Sports activities F1, which broadcasts the F1 races, will be added as a part of the Sky Sports activities channels which prices £20 a month for brand new prospects. Sky Sports activities will also be accessed by way of NOW with a one-off day fee of £11.98p or a month membership of £33.99p monthly.
Followers wanting to observe the race without spending a dime should wait till the night of Saturday (qualifying) or Sunday (race) to see the highlights on Channel four.
How can I watch the F1 Australian GP?
Channel: Sky Sports activities F1 HD and Sky Sports activities Principal Occasion
Channel numbers – Sky: 406 and 401
Channel numbers – Virgin Media: 506 and 501
Sky Sports activities has dwell and unique broadcasting rights in the UK, with the build-up to the F1 Australian GP race ranging from four:30am forward of lights out at 6:00am.
Pirelli branding across the observe
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When can I watch the F1 Australian GP highlights?
· Channel: Channel four
· Begin time: Saturday qualifying – 11:00am BST, Sunday race – three:05pm BST
Channel four has the rights to indicate Australian GP highlights of qualifying on Saturday and the race on Sunday.
Will the F1 Australian GP be on the radio?
Dwell radio protection of each observe, qualifying and race for the 2022 F1 season will likely be accessible on the BBC Radio 5 Dwell and 5 Dwell Sports activities Additional stations or through the BBC Sport web site.
Protection of the Australian GP will begin at 5:45am BST on BBC Radio 5 Dwell and the BBC Sounds app.
Climate forecast for the F1 Australian GP
The Albert Park circuit is ready for dry and cloudy climate circumstances all through the race weekend, with a really low probability of rain on every day of observe motion. Highs of 26 levels Celsius are predicted on Sunday for the beginning of the race.
Most F1 Australian GP wins (world championship races solely)
Michael Schumacher: four wins (2000, 2001, 2002, 2004)
Sebastian Vettel: three wins (2011, 2017, 2018)
Jenson Button: three wins (2009, 2010, 2012)