It’s race week! After two weeks of waiting, Formula 1 returns this weekend for the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, the third round of the 2022 season.
For the first time since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, F1 returns to Melbourne for the Grand Prix ofAustralia. This weekend, the single-seaters will tread the Albert Park circuit with a novelty in the history of Formula 1. There will not be one, not two, not three, but four DRS zones on the track! Enough to promise us a lot of overtaking this Sunday. Pilots will have to perform 58 rounds to finish the race.
Another Ferrari / Red Bull duel in Melbourne?
Since the start of this 2022 season, Ferrari and Red Bull stand out. Their flagship drivers, Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc are fighting at the front of the race, followed closely by their respective teammates, Sergio Perez and Carlos Sainz. Will this weekend in Melbourne still be a duel at the top between the two manufacturers ? Or will another team, randomly Mercedes, succeed in joining the dance in Australia?
In front of his audience, Daniel Ricciardo will also be keen to achieve a great race despite the difficulties he encounters at the wheel of his McLaren.
Other good news, this Australian GP in Melbourne marks Sebastian Vettel’s return to the paddock! Dismissed from his seat after being tested positive for Covid, the quadruple German world champion will participate in his first race of the season.
The complete TV program
Jet lag oblige, it will be necessary get up early if you want to see the race live this Sunday. Check out the Australian GP weekend TV schedule here:
Friday 08 April
- 05h00 – 06h00: Free practice 1 (Canal + Sport)
- 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.: Free practice 2 (Canal + Sport)
Saturday 09 April
- 05h00 – 06h00: Free practice 3 (Canal + Sport)
- 08h00 – 09h00: Qualifications 1 (Canal + Sport)
Sunday April 10
- 7 a.m.: Australian Grand Prix race (Canal +)
- 9 a.m.: Formula One, the mag (Canal +)
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