Supercars Championship debuts at the 2018 Australian Grand Prix

The Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC) announced today that Supercars will now be a round of the Supercars Championship calendar at the 2018 Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix!

The partnership and contractual agreement between the AGPC and Supercars has also been extended for a further six years until 2023, providing a successful and exciting addition to the Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix for future years.

For the first time in history, fans who attend the 2018 Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix will be able to enjoy and experience a Supercars Championship round as part of the event’s on-track race program. Some of the well-known Supercars Championship drivers are Fabian Coulthard, Mark Winterbottom, Shane van Gisbergen, Todd Kelly and Lee Holdsworth.

Minister for Tourism and Major Events, The Hon. John Eren believes the Supercars Championship at the 2018 Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix is a fantastic addition to the calendar of the world’s best sporting events in Melbourne.

Supercars CEO, James Warburton, was delighted to confirm the sport had extended its deal to continue at the Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix as a Supercars Championship round for a further six years until 2023.

AGPC CEO, Andrew Westacott, is looking forward to continuing to enhance the fan experience with the presence of a Supercars Championship round. Westacott said event dates and final race formats will be confirmed in the coming months.

For more information on the 2018 Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix, please visit www.grandprix.com.au

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