Long-term deal for Albert Park hosting Melbourne Grand Prix

Albert Park hosts the Aussie GP
Albert Park hosts the Aussie GP

Formula One has announced a new long-term contract with Melbourne's Albert Park.

The deal will see the venue, which has become the sport's traditional curtain raiser, remain on the calendar until at least 2025.

Confirmation of the contract comes only a week after the future of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone was secured for a further five years.

"Today's announcement is proof that more and more promoters are sharing our long-term vision for the future of Formula One," said Chase Carey, the sport's chief executive.

Albert Park, the home of the Australian Grand Prix since 1996, will play host to next season's first round on March 15.

Races in Vietnam and Holland will be added to the F1 schedule next year but the Spanish, German and Mexican Grands Prix could be dropped from the calendar.

Like what you've read?
Help your friends Know It All by sharing this article to your social media.

Most Read Racing

King Of Comedy is taken to land the Juddmonte International
1

Gosden can have the last laugh

David Ord has a horse-by-horse guide to Wednesday's Juddmonte International at York and takes an improving three-year-old to come out on top.

Sporting Life's NAP of the day2

Daily Nap: Pot the Pink

Ben Linfoot is back in the Daily Nap hotseat and he fancies a Micahel Attwater-trained filly at Brighton on Tuesday.

A deserved win for Salouen at Ascot
3

Salouen tops Ebor weights

Salouen will carry top weight in Saturday's £1million Sky Bet Ebor at York following the defection of Communique and Latrobe at the five-day stage.

Check out our latest video interviews ahead of York's big meeting
4

Watch: York Ebor Festival videos

Mark Johnston is the latest star name to appear in our video interviews ahead of the £1m Sky Bet Ebor at York. Check out his thoughts.

5

Exclusive: Ger Lyons on Siskin

Oli Bell spoke to Ger Lyons about his star juvenile Siskin - check out our exclusive video.

Most Read Racing

King Of Comedy is taken to land the Juddmonte International
1

Gosden can have the last laugh

David Ord has a horse-by-horse guide to Wednesday's Juddmonte International at York and takes an improving three-year-old to come out on top.

Sporting Life's NAP of the day2

Daily Nap: Pot the Pink

Ben Linfoot is back in the Daily Nap hotseat and he fancies a Micahel Attwater-trained filly at Brighton on Tuesday.

A deserved win for Salouen at Ascot
3

Salouen tops Ebor weights

Salouen will carry top weight in Saturday's £1million Sky Bet Ebor at York following the defection of Communique and Latrobe at the five-day stage.

Check out our latest video interviews ahead of York's big meeting
4

Watch: York Ebor Festival videos

Mark Johnston is the latest star name to appear in our video interviews ahead of the £1m Sky Bet Ebor at York. Check out his thoughts.

5

Exclusive: Ger Lyons on Siskin

Oli Bell spoke to Ger Lyons about his star juvenile Siskin - check out our exclusive video.

Next Race Off

19:15 Delaware Park
1
(1)
Social Stranger
J: Trevor McCarthy
3
(3)
Luvinmeiseasy
J: Alex Cintron
5
(5)
Stand Guard
J: Jose Garcia
6
(6)
Perfetto
J: Daniel Centeno
2
(2)
Mid Ocean
J: Juan Rodriguez

Racing Tips

Sporting Life's NAP of the day

Daily Nap: Pot the Pink

Ben Linfoot is back in the Daily Nap hotseat and he fancies a Micahel Attwater-trained filly at Brighton on Tuesday.

Check out the latest daily racing preview

Tuesday's racing preview

Nick Robson makes Laikaparty his best Tuesday bet and he has a tip for every race in the UK and Ireland.

King Of Comedy is taken to land the Juddmonte International

Gosden can have the last laugh

David Ord has a horse-by-horse guide to Wednesday's Juddmonte International at York and takes an improving three-year-old to come out on top.