Formula One: Australian Grand Prix: What time does it start, TV channel, odds, predictions & track guide

Sebastian Vettel
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All the key details ahead of the Australian Grand Prix, including the full weekend race schedule, start times and TV coverage, a track guide, latest odds and key quotes.

Contents
1. Australian Grand Prix schedule & TV times
2. Sky Bet odds
3. F1 Insider tips
4. Key quotes
5. Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit track guide
6. Last five Australian GP winners

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Australian Grand Prix: Weekend Schedule & TV Guide

Friday March 15

Practice 1: 01:00 BST

Practice 2: 05:00 BST

Saturday March 16

Practice 3: 03:00 BST

Qualifying: 06:00 BST

Sunday March 17

Australian Grand Prix: 05:10 BST

TV Coverage

Sky Sports F1 will be broadcasting the race and all the other sessions live.  

Australian Grand Prix: Sky Bet Odds

Sky Bet make Sebastian Vettel their 7/4 favourite to successfully defend his Australian Grand Prix crown with reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton next best at 2/1. Charles Leclerc is third favourite at 5/2 with Max Verstappen available at 9/1.

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F1 Insider

Click here to find out why the F1 Insider expects much from Ferrari this season, while Kevin Magnussen is tipped to cause a big upset and make the podium this week.

Australian Grand Prix: Key Quotes

George Russell (Williams): "I want to become a Formula One world champion.

"I recognise that it is an incredible achievement to make it to this stage, but the journey starts again.

"I don't want to be here for one or two seasons. I want to be in F1 for 15 or 20 years, and the only way I am going to do that is by giving my everything and competing at this level.

"It's very surreal because this has been my dream, and I have to recognise that F1 isn't football and there aren't hundreds of opportunities at different clubs in different leagues in different countries.

"F1 has room for only the best 20 drivers in the world, and being a part of that elite group is incredible."

Australian Grand Prix: Track Guide

Venue: Albert Park, Melbourne

Circuit length: 5.303 km (3.296 mi)

Race distance: 307.574 km (191.071 mi)

Laps: 58

Turns: 16

Race lap record: 1:24.125 (Michael Schumacher, 2004)

2018 winner: Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)

2018 pole position: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 1:21:164

2018 fastest race lap: Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) 1:25.945

Australian Grand Prix: Last five podiums

2018

1 Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Ferrari
2 Lewis Hamilton (Gbr) Mercedes
3 Kimi Räikkönen (Fin) Ferrari

2017

1 Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Ferrari
2 Lewis Hamilton (Gbr) Mercedes
3 Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Mercedes

2016
1 Nico Rosberg (Ger) Mercedes
2 Lewis Hamilton (Gbr) Mercedes
3 Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Ferrari  

2015

1 Lewis Hamilton (Gbr) Mercedes
2 Nico Rosberg (Ger) Mercedes
3 Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Ferrari

2014

1 Nico Rosberg (Ger) Mercedes
2 Kevin Magnussen (Dan) Mercedes  
3 Jenson Button (Gbr) Mercedes

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