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2019 Formula One Australian Grand Prix

The opening round of the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship is set to be held at the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit in Melbourne on Sunday, 17 March 2019.

The FORMULA 1 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX 2019 event dates are 14 – 17 March 2019, which are set to be formally ratified by the FIA at their forthcoming World Motor Sport Council meeting later this year.

The date is a week earlier than in recent years and sets up a stellar run of events in the world’s most liveable city with the Moomba Festival, Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 2019 and the AFL season opener likely to run on three consecutive weekends, along with the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and the Melbourne Fashion Festival also held in March.

Minister for Tourism and Major Events, The Hon. John Eren, said the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix brings thousands of visitors to Australia’s sporting capital each year, and a buzz that has become part of Melbourne’s makeup. “The Grand Prix has become a pillar of Victoria’s world-class events and sports calendar and we’re proud to again be hosting the season opener in 2019,” Eren said.

Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO, Andrew Westacott, is thrilled that Melbourne will once again host the coveted first race of the FIA Formula One World Championship season. “To announce the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 2019 date more than eight months out from the event is fantastic news and we hope this will encourage overseas and interstate visitors to plan for a lengthy visit to Melbourne and Victoria,” Westacott said. “We are immensely proud of the four-day spectacle Melbourne puts on and honoured to raise the curtain on one of the world’s most prestigious annual championships. The start of an F1 season, our Aussie superstar Daniel Ricciardo, a Supercars Championship round and so much off-track action – it’s a must-attend event in 2019!”

To purchase tickets or for event information on the FORMULA 1 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX 2019, please visit www.grandprix.com.au
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UPDATE AS AT 1 SEPTEMBER 2018

The Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC) has announced a new era of Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix hospitality with the appointment of three catering partners, Atlantic Group, food&desire and GEMA Group.

Building on the premium experiences delivered at the event over the past 23 years, Atlantic Group, food&desire and GEMA Group will take food and entertainment to the next level at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 2019, from 14-17 March.

AGPC CEO, Andrew Westacott, said the three hospitality partners will provide Grand Prix guests with more innovative and cutting-edge dining options than ever before. “We are extremely proud to partner with the superpowers in major event catering to deliver an unparalleled hospitality experience for our customers,” said Westacott. Formula One is built on innovation, prestige and entertainment. The offerings will showcase the very best of Victorian produce and exquisite culinary creations not only to redefine the hospitality experience but reaffirm our position as a leader in the Australian major event space.”

AGPC General Manager of Sales, Commercial and Marketing, Corina Black, said she is delighted to welcome Atlantic Group, food&desire and GEMA Group on board as hospitality partners for the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 2019.

“The hospitality segment is going through a period of substantial growth. No longer is it just about great food – event dining has evolved to become the ultimate fusion of food and entertainment,” said Black. “Following a robust and competitive tender process, these three caterers were able to demonstrate their ability to revolutionise hospitality as we know it, and deliver the best in quality.”

With a range of bespoke hospitality packages available, the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 2019 is the one place where the world’s biggest stars, glamour, fashion and fast cars come together to create exciting and unique experiences.

To purchase hospitality tickets or for event information on the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 2019, please visit www.grandprix.com.au.

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Update as at 15 November 2018

Introducing the AusGP Park Pass

General Admission has been reinvented and a price freeze remains in place for Saturday, Sunday and four-day tickets to one of the most exciting events on the sporting and social calendar – the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019, on 14-17 March.

The all-new AusGP Park Pass replaces General Admission in Melbourne, offering an affordable opportunity for fans to experience all the on-track and off-track entertainment that the event has to offer.

In addition to the price freeze, with tickets for Sunday the same price as in 2004, AusGP Park Pass prices for Thursday and Friday have been reduced by over 10 and 18 percent respectively. Further discounts are available to those who purchase their AusGP Park Passes online prior to 1 February 2019.

AusGP Park Passes are on sale now, starting from $30 for adults and $60 for families. Plus, kids 14 and under go free, creating great value for a family day out.

The AusGP Park Pass allows fans to watch all the on-track action and soak up the entertainment around the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit all day. Whether you want action-packed racing or to experience the excitement of this star-studded event, now is the time to book your tickets.

The 2019 AusGP will feature local F1 hero Daniel Ricciardo’s debut with Renault, plus a host of music acts performing across the weekend.

The AusGP Park Pass also gives fans access to the world-famous Melbourne Walk, where you can grab a selfie with your favourite driver, as well as Heineken Saturday.

The Australian Grand Prix Corporation’s General Manager of Sales, Commercial and Marketing, Corina Black, said the AusGP Park Pass establishes the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019 as one of the best value for money major events in the country.  “The Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019 sets the tone as the first round of the FIA Formula One World Championship™, and we believe we have the hottest ticket in town when it comes to overall entertainment in Melbourne,” Corina said, “The event is the one place where the world’s biggest stars, fashion, food, music and fast cars come together to create exciting and unique experiences, all at a great price point.”

For tickets to the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019 and more information regarding the event, please visit grandprix.com.au

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Update as at February 2, 2019

To mark the start of the 2019 FIA Formula 1 World Championship, Formula 1 has announced that Melbourne will play host to the inaugural season launch event on Wednesday 13th March, ahead of the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019.

Taking place in the pulsating heart of the city, fans will have the opportunity to see all 20 drivers and 10 team principals descend on Federation Square, all together to open the season for the first time in the sport’s history.

The free public event, organised in partnership with AGPC (Australian Grand Prix Corporation), has been especially created for fans to engage with teams and drivers as they participate in a live stage show, bringing the heroes of Formula 1 to the fans.

Fans are invited to watch the teams and drivers arrive and walk through the iconic square, recreating the famous Melbourne Walk, which is one of the symbols of the race at the Albert Park circuit.

The event will also be supported by an exciting entertainment line-up featuring some of the sport’s legends and an array of music acts, adding to the vibrant atmosphere ahead of the race weekend.

The event will also be streamed across Formula 1’s social platforms to ensure fans across the world don’t miss out on the action. Global partners Rolex, Emirates, Heineken, DHL and Pirelli will also be supporting the launch, hosting a variety of activities for fans to take part in.

Sean Bratches, Managing Director Commercial Operations, Formula 1, said:

“Since 1996, except on two occasions, Formula 1, the greatest racing spectacle in the world has kicked off its year in Melbourne and there really couldn’t be a location better than this fantastic city. The passion, knowledge and enthusiasm of the Melbourne crowd deserved a special thanks and this is why we have decided to organise the first-ever Season Launch event in the history of the sport. We are incredibly excited to be putting on such a spectacle for our fans. It’s vital that we put them at the heart of everything we do, and this event provides us with a platform to engage with fans not just locally but also globally. The 2019 season also marks another historic moment for the sport as we celebrate our 1000th Grand Prix in China later this year and we are excited to see all the teams come together to kick off the season with a bang.”

Martin Pakula MP, Victorian Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events, said:

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime event for lovers of motorsport, and there is no better place to host the first-ever Formula 1 season launch event than Melbourne – Australia’s major events capital. We are excited to be hosting a fantastic event that will attract legions of supporters from around the world and give Victorian F1 fans a chance to meet their heroes.”

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Update as at February 15, 2019

Hot Dub Time Machine to headline Heineken Saturday at the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix

Heineken Saturday has confirmed a stellar line up of home-grown Australian talent will perform in the Heineken Village on March 16 at the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019.

Described as a ‘much loved phenomenon’ Hot Dub Time Machine will headline an exclusive live set in collaboration with artists Samsaruh and Dan Mac.

Hot Dub Time Machine aka Tom Loud is the world’s first-time travelling DJ, a global festival smash-hit that brings the best party ever to any stage.  Hot Dub has broken dance floors at sold-out shows all over the globe, along with festival slots at international events such as CoachellaReading and Leeds FestivalT in the ParkSplendour in the Grass and more!

Melbourne based singer-songwriter Samsaruh has stormed into the Australian music scene with her stand out debut releases that scored her a #1 most played track on triple j and crowned their 2017 unearthed winner. She has recently graced the stage alongside Dean LewisPeking DukSlumberjack and more.

I’m excited to be bringing some very special guests to the F1 for an enormous show. It’s going to be one hell of a party, in fact, I’m pretty sure it’s gonna be the best Heineken Saturday Party Ever!” said, Tom Loud.

Hot Dub Time Machine will be supported on the day by the bona fide party starters, Furnace and the Fundamentals – their extensive repertoire spans countless hits, performed with their incredible musicianship and a stunning stage presence.  The electronic band, Nite Theory who will be bringing their energy-infused live show to the stage along with DJ Eve Speciall who has become a leading force in the fashion and music scenes around the globe.

Heineken Saturday will take place in the heart of the Heineken Village at the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019 – the most significant event space for Heineken in Australia – offering fans a unique and interactive setting where they can enjoy incredible music performances, ice cold Heineken®,delicious food and great vibes as well as watching all the on-track action on the supersize screens.

Heineken Saturday has established itself as one of Melbourne’s must-attend social events, with amazing DJ performances from international headline guests The Black Eyed Peas and Rudimental in previous years. Given what is sure to be in high demand, people are urged to book their tickets now and arrive early to secure their place.

For further information on Heineken Saturday, visit the event Facebook page.

To buy tickets to Heineken Saturday at the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019, 16 March 2019, visit www.grandprix.com.au or call 1800 100 030.

For further information on Heineken, visit http://www.heineken.com/au.

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Update as at February 22, 2019

The Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019 will feature an epic music line-up featuring international and local artists adding to the vibrant atmosphere at the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit, from 14-17 March.

RnB Friday presented by FOX FM will return for a third consecutive year, featuring American-Jamaican artist Sean Kingston, who will perform his chart-topping hits including ‘Beautiful Girls’ and ‘Amore e Capoeira’. American rapper, producer and performer, Kid Ink will round out the RnB Friday line-up performing fan favourites ‘Show Me’ and ‘Promise’. Before Sean Kingston and Kid Ink, the crowd will get highly energised by leading Australian DJ’s Horizon and Rojdar.

Heineken Saturday will have a stellar line up of home-grown Australian talent performing in the Heineken Village with Hot Dub Time Machine headlining an exclusive live set in collaboration with artists Samsaruh and Dan Mac. Hot Dub Time Machine will be supported on the day by the bona fide party starters, Furnace and the Fundamentals, as well as electronic band, Nite Theory and DJ Eve Speciall.

American DJ, Tay James, will hit the decks on the main race day performing a packed set of party tracks and mash-ups, while 2018 winner of The Voice Australia, Sam Perry, will also take to the Heineken®Stage, along with festival favourites, The Superjesus.

Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019 headline act set times below:

ACT DATE TIME VENUE
Sean Kingston Friday 15 March 5.45pm Heineken Stage
Kid Ink Friday 15 March 7.00pm Heineken Stage
Hot Dub Time Machine Saturday 16 March 6.00pm Heineken Stage
DJ Tay James Sunday 17 March 6.30pm Heineken Stage
Sam Perry Sunday 17 March 6.00pm Heineken Stage
The Superjesus Sunday 17 March 2.15pm Heineken Stage

Australian Grand Prix Corporation, General Manager – Motorsport, Entertainment and Industry, Craig Fletcher, said that the Heineken Stage will be a hive of activity showcasing a bumper line-up of international acts and some of Australia’s best home-grown talent.“Free to all Grand Prix attendees, it’s the perfect opportunity to grab your family and friends and soak up the atmosphere at one of Australia’s biggest international major events,” said Fletcher.

“Whether you’re a motorsport fan and want to catch a little music in between races, or a lover of live music and want to get a taste of the world-class on-track action, there really is something for everyone,” continued Fletcher.

For the full music line-up schedule and for more information regarding the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019, please visit www.grandprix.com.au

Quotes attributable to the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019 headline music line-up:

Sean Kingston (Jamaica/America)
“I am so excited to be performing for my Australian fans at the Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019! Bring it on!”

Kid Ink (America) 
“I am looking forward to be performing at the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019 as a part of my Australian Tour! Love the fast cars and the EPIC energy of the Grand Prix crowd. Let’s Turn It Up!!”

Hot Dub Time Machine (Australia) 
“I’m excited to be bringing some very special guests to the F1 for an enormous show. It’s going to be one hell of a party, in fact, I’m pretty sure it’s gonna be the best Heineken® Saturday Party ever,” said, Tom Loud.

DJ Tay James (America) 
“I love coming to Australia and it is a privilege to perform for this year’s Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix! Can’t wait to feel the energy of the epic Australian crowd!”

Sam Perry (Australia) 
“I’m thrilled to be on the line up for this year’s Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix! I’m not sure if a beatboxer has ever had the opportunity to take the stage at this event so I’m honoured to wear those shoes.”

The Superjesus (Australia) 
“We are honoured to be asked to perform at the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019. It’s a wonderful opportunity to play to a diverse crowd from all around the world. I was in the celebrity race once and it was the time of my life. The energy surrounding this event is electric. THE SUPERJESUS cannot wait, bring it on,” said Lead Singer, Sarah McLeod.

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RACE CUBE: THE NEW HOSPITALITY EXPERIENCE

Fuelled by unprecedented growth, the highest in at least the last seven years, the Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC) is expanding its corporate facility build for this year’s event. AGPC is excited to introduce Race Cube, the newest addition to the Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019 hospitality line-up, catering to fans seeking a premium, immersive race experience.

Situated in prime location on the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit’s main straight, the all-new open-fronted multi-tiered Race Cube facility will feature an all-day bespoke grazing menu created by food & desire, live timing screens and an open-air rooftop.

AGPC General Manager – Sales, Commercial and Marketing, Corina Black, said that “Race Cube will showcase the latest innovations in modular architecture, creating the ultimate Formula 1 event experience – fast cars, fabulous food and wine, all with first-class views of the main straight.”

“Having seen fantastic growth over the past three years among motorsport fans with a desire to bring together their love of the sport and entertainment with fine food and hospitality, we saw an opportunity to introduce a product that catered to their varied passion points.

“From the smell of burning rubber and the sound of screeching cars, to chefs tantalising your taste buds, Race Cube is the ultimate sensory experience,” continued Black.

Race Cube offers single day or multi-day tickets from Friday – Sunday of the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019. Multi-day tickets may also be allocated to a different guest for each day of validity. Full ticket pricing options are detailed below:

Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019
Race Cube: The new hospitality experience
Friday $525 Inc. GST
Saturday $850 Inc. GST
Sunday $1,265 Inc. GST
Weekend $1,785 Inc. GST
Three-Day $2,100 Inc. GST

For tickets to Race Cube and more information regarding the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019, please visit www.grandprix.com.au.

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Update as at 1 March

The Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC) is delighted to announce the return of M-Lane in 2019, combining festival vibes with all that is truly Melbourne – food trucks, live music and street art, creating the ultimate off-track entertainment experience at this year’s Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix.

From 14 – 17 March, Melbourne’s food and art scene will make its way to Albert Park where fans can chill-out lakeside at the ‘Water’s Edge’, an all-new upbeat pop-up bar located in M-Lane, featuring live DJ sets throughout the four-day event.

AGPC, General Manager of Motorsport, Entertainment and Industry, Craig Fletcher, said: “M-Lane is a one-stop-shop for fans, and we’re thrilled to add to the experience this year with the all-new Water’s Edge pop up bar, which will be the ultimate place to chill-out with friends and family while soaking up all the action.

“Food, music, art and sport are a big part of Melbourne’s identity and M-Lane provides the perfect platform to showcase these passion points and recreate all that is great about our city,” continued Fletcher.

Packed with instagrammable moments, fans will also find Melbourne’s best selfie spot in the heart of M-Lane. With the Melbourne city skyline and the iconic Albert Park lake as your backdrop, M-Lane is the place to be this March.

Sit back in a deck chair, relax and watch all the motorsport action live on the super screen, while enjoying a bite to eat. There will be a smorgasbord of delicious food from some of Melbourne’s popular food trucks for fans to enjoy including Biggie Smalls, Sliders on Tyres, Agape Organic and more.

Fans will be spoilt for choice as they experience endless off-track entertainment in M-Lane. In between track action, fans can visit the pop-up Barbershop for a trim, or visit the new Jade K Beauty Bar for complimentary make-up touch ups, plus sit back and listen to the stellar line-up of international and home-grown Australian music talent at the Heineken® Village. 

The Strange Fruit Circus Show will dazzle fans with electrifying display of daily aerial performances with their signature sway-pole apparatus, while the Wheel of Steel Stunt Show extreme artists will defy gravity and launch themselves into the sky to perform aerial stunts, gymnastics and flips.

Fans are encouraged to look out for the AusGP crew, who will be roving the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit across the four-days with plenty of giveaways and exclusive Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix experiences, while cranking Fox FM playlists from their boom box.

For tickets and more information on M-Lane and the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019, please visit www.grandprix.com.au

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Formula 1 Season Launch Event 
Music and Entertainment Line-Up Unveiled

Together with Formula 1, the Australian Grand Prix Corporation is excited to announce the massive entertainment line-up for the highly-anticipated inaugural Formula 1 Season Launch event, held at Federation Square on Wednesday, 13 March 2019.

Free to the public, the Formula 1 Season Launch event will headline Federation Square’s week-long celebration with a packed entertainment line-up featuring home-grown Australian and international acts, as well as special appearances from the superstars of Formula 1, adding to the vibrant atmosphere ahead of the FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX 2019.

DJ and producer, Young Franco, who hails from Brisbane, will headline the line-up, performing his recent hits ‘Drop Your Love’ and ‘Miss You’ which have clocked 18 million streams online.

Young Franco will be supported on the day by Melbourne-based party-starter, DJ Mimi Velevska, as well as Justin Bieber’s official touring DJ, Tay James, who will hit the decks and perform a set of party tracks and mash-ups, keeping the tunes going well into the evening.

Adding to Wednesday’s Federation Square extravaganza, prior to the live stage show fans will have the opportunity to engage with all 20 drivers and all team principals, as they make their way along Princes Walk, replicating the world-famous Melbourne Walk. The driver showcase will take place between 5pm and 6pm.

The Formula 1 Season Launch event official schedule is:

Formula 1 Season Launch event Entertainment Line-Up
WEDNESDAY 13 MARCH
TIME ACT
3.30PM – 4.30PM OPENING MUSIC ACT – DJ MIMI VELEVSKA (AUS)
4.30PM – 5.00PM WELCOME TO COUNTRY AND OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS
5.00PM – 6.00PM DRIVER PRESENTATION
6.00PM – 7.00PM MAIN ACT: DJ YOUNG FRANCO (AUS)
7.00PM – 8.00PM CLOSING ACT: DJ TAY JAMES (USA)
DJ Young Franco (Aus), Formula 1 Season Launch main act, said:
“I am so excited to be performing in front of all the fans at the Formula 1 Season Launch event at Federation Square! What a way to kick off the event week festivities. Bring it on!”Following on from the announcement of the Formula 1 Netflix series, ‘Drive to Survive’, fans will be treated to a super screen experience at Federation Square on Saturday 16 March, featuring episodes two and three of the highly anticipated documentary series. Fans will be given wireless headphones for a truly immersive experience.

Paul Martin, Executive Producer, Formula 1: Drive to Survive, said:
“Netflix and the Box to Box Films team are hugely excited to be partnering with Formula 1 to exclusively screen Formula 1: Drive to Survive in Melbourne. This is the only chance Aussies will get to experience the thrill of the gripping Formula 1: Drive to Survive high-octane ten-part series from Netflix on the big outdoor screen, exclusive to Federation Square in Melbourne. Formula 1: Drive to Survive features Aussie track legend, Daniel Ricciardo whose racing career began at the tender age of just nine years old and will compete in Melbourne’s Formula 1 competition just weeks away. The Formula 1: Drive to Survive series actually begins in in Melbourne, so we can’t wait to host this event in Melbourne to celebrate the greatest racing competition in the world.”

Federation Square will also come alive with Formula 1 themed projections to close-out the week-long festival as fans prepare for race day at the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit.

Formula 1 Season Launch event Entertainment Line-Up
SATURDAY 16 MARCH 
TIME ACT
5.30PM – 7.30PM FORMULA 1 DRIVE TO SURVIVE SCREENING EPISODES 2 AND 3
8.00PM – 12.00AM FORMULA 1 PROJECTIONS AT FEDERATION SQUARE

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Update as at 13 March

St Hugo is proud to announce its partnership with the Formula 1 Rolex Grand Prix in 2019 as the official wine supplier of the race in Australia.

Since its first 1980 vintage, St Hugo has established itself as a leading fine-wine in Australia. The partnership combines an iconic Australian fine wine with one of the most prestigious sporting events in Australia, and a bespoke wine lounge reflective of the world-class home of St Hugo will be created for guests of the Formula 1 Paddock Club.

The Formula 1 Paddock Club will welcome selected VIPs for the ultimate world-class hospitality. There is no better place to become immersed in the story and legacy of Hugo Gramp, experience a taste of the Barossa and the captivating wines that carry his name.

Commenting on the partnership, Eric Thomson, Marketing Director for Pernod Ricard Australia said “We are immensely proud to announce this exciting partnership with the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix, which shares many of the same values as St Hugo, a fine wine created to honour the love between a father and son to continue on his wine making legacy.

“With a global reach, this partnership not only allows St Hugo to continue to engage with consumers in our home market, but also supports our continued ambitions in Asia and beyond.”

At the Formula 1 Paddock Club, guests of St Hugo will have access to exclusive offers and experiences available only at the F1 Australian Grand Prix, including the first release of the 2016 St Hugo Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon.

Accompanying the wine lounge in the Formula 1 Paddock Club, attendees of the private and corporate suites at the race are offered an exclusive and in-depth exploration of St Hugo’s flagship wines showcasing Australian winemaking at its finest.

CEO of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation, Andrew Westacott, said “This partnership is a perfect fit, as each shares a continual pursuit for excellence, which is seen across the St Hugo range and at our event at Albert Park.”

For more information about St Hugo at the Formula 1 Rolex Grand Prix head to https://www.grandprix.com.au/partners/st-hugo






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