FORMULA 1 HEINEKEN AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX
TIME AND LOCATION
10 Apr, 10:00 pm GMT-7 – 11 Apr, 12:00 am GMT-7
Albert Park, 12 Aughtie Dr, Albert Park VIC 3206, Australia
ABOUT THE GRAND PRIX
The 2022 Australian Grand Prix (officially known as the Formula 1 Heineken Australian Grand Prix 2022) is a Formula One motor race that is scheduled on 10 April 2022 in Melbourne, Victoria. The race will be contested at the Albert Park Circuit and will be the third round of the 2022 Formula One World Championship.
The race will be the 85th race in the combined history of the Australian Grand Prix, which dates back to the 100 Miles Road Race of 1928, as well as the 25th time the event had been held at the Albert Park circuit and the 36th time the Australian Grand Prix has been a part of the Formula One World Championship. It will be the first Australian Grand Prix since the 2019 edition, with the 2020 edition having been canceled hours before the first practice session was due to begin amid the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2021 edition was first postponed and later canceled due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia. Valtteri Bottas is the defending race winner, having won the 2019 edition with Mercedes.
Championship standings before the race
Charles Leclerc is the Drivers' Championship leader after the previous weekend's second round, with twelve points separating him from his teammate Carlos Sainz Jr. and 20 points from Max Verstappen. In the Constructors' Championship, Ferrari leads Mercedes by 40 points and Red Bull Racing by a further one.
Tyre supplier Pirelli will bring the C2, C3, and C5 tyre compounds (designated hard, medium, and soft, respectively) for teams to use at the event. It will be the first event since the 2018 Russian Grand Prix that non-consecutive tyres will be used.