The date for the 2023 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix has been set and is only pending
confirmation by the FIA World Motor Sport Council.
Speedcafe.com can exclusively reveal next year’s event will run
from March 30 until April 2, with Formula 1 on track from March 31.
Andrew Westacott, Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO, confirmed the news
, which is set to be published on the event’s official website today.
“The 2023 Formula 1 calendar is close to being finalised in totality,” Westacott told Speedcafe.com.
“It always happens around this particular part of the year. There’s no doubt, however, there’s still some moving parts.
“The exciting thing for all Australian race fans, Melbourne fans, visitors to Melbourne
“So whilst there’s still some moving parts on the calendar, we’re not one of those.
“The dealings that Formula 1 are having is to lock away other dates in other jurisdictions around the world.
“The great thing is, we’ll be Round 3. April 2 is the date for Melbourne next year.
“These processes have always got to go through, and this is the point I’d absolutely emphasise,
it’s still always got to go through the World Motor Sport Council at the FIA.
“But the fact that we’ll be Round 3 on April 2, [is] probably one of the easier parts to do when you’re going through the calendar.”
Discussions surrounding the date have been ongoing for some time, with March 26 initially targeted before moving back a week.
It will see the race weekend straddle daylight savings and Motorsport Australia officials fronting
at two significant events in as many weeks, with the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour to follow a week later.