The Prebrief: Australian Grand Prix

Published: 07 April 2022
Cars will be on track all four days.
Cars will be on track all four days.

Pictured: Cars will be on track all four days.

We’re back at Albert Park for the Australian Grand Prix! A lot has changed since it was cancelled on the Friday morning of 2020, as our first experience of COVID-19 hit our shores, but we can’t wait to get out on track.


Four days of action! On track running starts on Thursday with two practice sessions before the two of four qualifying sessions in the afternoon.

Friday starts with the remaining two qualifying sessions, before the first of four 20-lap races Friday afternoon.

We’ve got two races Saturday, and one on Sunday to round out the weekend.


During each race we will run both compounds of tyres. If you start on the Dunlop hard tyre, you switch to the soft tyre, and vice versa. It’ll bring more strategy into it.

The Track

The Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit has been tweaked since our last time on track. The chicane that was previously turn 9 and 10 has been removed, meaning it will be most likely be flat out from turn 6 all the way to turn 11.

Turns 1, 3, 6, 11 and 13 have all been widened, and the entire track has been resurfaced.


Just tires, and four at a time, so the race will be on in the lane for track position.


The weather is in the early 20’s for most of the week, but there is a bit of rain on the forecast for Sunday, so watch this space.

How to Watch

Every session, every lap, will be live on Fox Sports 506 and Kayo throughout the weekend, and the race coverage will be on Channel 10’s Grand Prix coverage.

For the full TV guide, please CLICK HERE.

Chaz Mostert

“Can’t wait to get back to the GP! That weekend in 2020 was probably one of the craziest of our lives, and we’ve all definitely missed the place and the event.

“It’s an awesome place to race, and the new track layout will definitely make things interesting. We won’t really know what it does in a Supercars sense until we roll out, so keen to see how that plays out.

“We’ve been working hard since Tassie, so hope that shows all weekend. It’s cool to be at the event with the F1 guys as well, so it’s awesome to see them back here.”

Nick Percat

“It’s always a really cool weekend here at the Australian Grand Prix. The crowd looks like it’s going to be huge, the new track will be interesting and a bit of an unknown so there is heaps to look out for this weekend.

“Not much went our way in Tassie, so I’m really excited to get out there this weekend and see what we can do.

“I love F1, so it’s awesome to be here again with them, even just going for a walk up pit lane on set up day is cool, so I’m glad the Grand Prix is back.”