New Grandstands Added for 2022 Australian Grand Prix

Australian Grand Prix organisers have announced five new grandstands will be built for the 2022 event at Albert Park. The final tickets for this year’s race go on sale on February 8.

Following high demand for tickets for the 2022 Australian Grand Prix, organisers of the Melbourne race have announced the addition of five new grandstands to the Albert Park track. Fans will be spoilt for choice for seating options at the 2022 event, with this being the largest selection of seated tickets that the venue has ever offered.

Australian Grand Prix Corporation General Manager – Marketing and Experiences Arthur Gillion expressed his delight at fans returning to the circuit for the first Australian Grand Prix in three years:

We’re blown away by the incredible enthusiasm ahead of the Formula 1 Heineken Australian Grand Prix 2022 – this year’s event is on track to be the best Melbourne has ever seen and we cannot wait to welcome crowds back to Albert Park. Not only will these additional Grandstands allow more people to experience the Formula 1 Heineken Australian Grand Prix 2022’s electrifying atmosphere, they also offer new and exciting views of a faster and more competitive Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit.”

Where are the new Australian Grand Prix grandstands located?

The largest of the new grandstands is located on the high speed run between Turns 8 and 9. Following modifications to the circuit layout since the last Australian Grand Prix, namely the removal of the old Turn 9/10 chicane in this area, the speeds reached on this section of track have increased. Lap times around the circuit are expected to be at least five seconds faster as a result of these changes.

Image: grandprix.com.au

Further new grandstands have been added at the exit of Turn 5, adjacent to Turn 8 and at Turns 11 and 12. Turn 11 is expected to be a prime spot for overtaking on the new Albert Park layout. In addition, the existing grandstand at Turn 10 has been extended to cater for more fans.

The new stands will not impede views available from Park Pass admission areas. Learn more about the best viewing areas at Albert Park in our guide to buying tickets for the Australian Grand Prix.

Albert Park’s 25th anniversary

Albert Park celebrates its 25th Formula 1 race this year, having first hosted the Australian Grand Prix in 1996. When the race was last held in 2019, it was the third best-attended Grand Prix weekend of the season, attracting almost 325,000 fans over the four days of on-track action.

Albert Park’s one-day attendance record is 121,500, which is how many fans were in attendance on race day at the 2004 Australian Grand Prix. With five new grandstands, that figure may well be beaten in 2022.

Tickets on sale February 8

The additional grandstand tickets will be available from 10am AEDT on February 8. Tickets will be available from the official Australian Grand Prix website, grandprix.com.au. Pricing information for the new stands is not yet available. The tickets are expected to sell out fast.

Additional tickets in existing grandstands will also be available. Race organisers say that this will be the last release of tickets for the race, but note that they “are still working on alternative ticketing options for anyone that may miss out”. The 2022 Australian Grand Prix will be the third round of the season, taking place on April 7-10.

You can learn more about attending the Albert Park race in our 2022 Australian Grand Prix travel guide.

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