Melbourne F1 Grand Prix: Top 10 Tips
The Grand Prix will return to Melbourne in 2021, so in the race towards the big date, we’ve prepared a checklist to ensure you get off and running without a hitch. We have also put together our Top Tips for the Melbourne Grand Prix.
The Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne one of the biggest events on Melbourne’s sporting calendar and opens the FIA Formula One season with the first wave of the checked flag.
It’s the oldest running motor racing competition held in Australia. The race ran for the first time in 1928 in Phillip Island and moved to Albert Park in 1996 after 11 years in Adelaide.
Over 100,000 F1 fans are expected to converge on Albert Park for the thunderous roars of the V6 turbo engine for the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.
Top 10 Tips for a Great Day at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne
There is a stack of ticket options, from Corporate & Hospitality to Premium Zone, General Admission and Grandstand. Order your tickets with plenty of time for delivery or pick-up. And while it seems obvious, don’t forget your tickets on the day. A lanyard is a great way to keep your tickets close to you at all times.
2. Food & Drink
There are two big drawbacks to buying food at events – the price and the queues. Why not pack an esky or at least pop a drink and some snacks in a backpack? Guests at Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders can grab a value lunch box from reception.
3. Ear Plugs
With engines set to break the 1000 horsepower barrier it’s more important than ever to protect your ears and hearing. Pick up some earplugs from the pharmacy. They have a range of earplugs to block out sounds at various decibels. Ask your pharmacist which ones they recommend.
4. Map & Directions
View the circuit map and take the time to familiarise with the entrances, track, various zones and facilities. Plan your day including your arrival time, gate and position.
5. Portable Battery
Portable batteries for smart phones and cameras come in super handy at big events. No doubt you’ll be snapping away with all the amazing photo opportunities, and there’s nothing more frustrating than a flat phone before the end of the day.
6. Portable Radio
All the action from Albert Park is broadcasted on 3AW 693 so pack a portable radio to tune in to the commentary while watching the racetrack side.
7. Weather Forecast
It’s Melbourne. Who knows what the weather will be. Best be ready for anything. If you’re travelling from interstate, it’s a good idea to pack an umbrella and poncho in your luggage just in case of rain. Despite being autumn, the temperature could be anything from steaming hot to chilly, so check the forecast a day before, dress appropriately and have a backup jumper just in case.
8. Slip, Slop, Slap
Even the cloudiest days can be deceiving. Make sure you pack a hat, long sleeve top, sunscreen and hat. Avoiding the dreaded sunburn is a must.
9. Pen & Note Pad
Don’t forget a trusty note pad and pen. You might just spot your favourite celebrity or racecar driver at the Melbourne F1 Grand Prix. It’s the perfect opportunity to get an autograph.
Melbourne City Council has planned a special public transport schedule for the 2018 Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix with trams, trains and buses providing a reliable service to and from the track.
Free shuttle trams will be running for ticket holders from the city to Albert Park.
- Take the Light Rail GP Express from Spencer Street (Corner Collins Street) to Gates 1 & 2
- Take the Clarendon Street GP Express from Spencer Street (Corner Collins Street) to Gate 3
- Take the St Kilda Road GP Express from Swanston Street (outside Federation Square) to Gates 5, 8, 9, & 10
Normal fares apply to all other public transport and require a valid Myki card, which can be purchased from Melbourne Visitor Centre at Federation Square, Premium Stations, retail outlets and Myki ticket machines at train stations.
For detailed train, tram and bus information visit ptv.vic.gov.au or call 1800 800 007 (6am to midnight daily) to find out the latest about the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.
Stay at Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders during the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne
Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders is the perfect place to stay during the Formula One Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.
With Spencer Street Station just a few minutes walk from the hotel and trams right at the doorstep, getting around is easy.