2020 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix
The Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC) has announced that TCR Australia will host its season opener at the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2020, at the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit from 12-15 March*.
Launched in 2015, TCR is one of the fastest growing motorsport categories globally with over 30 different TCR championships around the world. The key ingredient to TCR’s success is the relevance of the race cars which represent what Australians are buying and driving, with brands including Alfa Romeo, Audi, Holden, Honda, Hyundai, Renault, Subaru and Volkswagen represented in Australian TCR races this year. Almost 20 cars have competed in each TCR race this season to date.
For the first time ever, fans who attend the Australian Grand Prix will be able to enjoy and experience a TCR series round as part of the event’s on-track race program. AGPC CEO, Andrew Westacott, is looking forward to continuing to enhance the fan experience with the presence of a TCR Australia round. “There is always such a strong appetite from our fans for on-track activity, so having the exciting racing of a TCR Australia Series round at our event is the perfect fit,” Westacott said. “AGPC is always looking to inspire the next generation of drivers and being able to showcase a new Australian motorsport category not just nationally, but globally, is such a fantastic opportunity for all involved.”
TCR Australia’s Managing Director, Matt Braid, was delighted to confirm the sport signed a deal for the first round of the 2020 TCR Australia Series to be staged at the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2020. “The Australian Racing Group is extremely pleased to announce our involvement with the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2020,” said Braid. “The Grand Prix is the largest and most significant international motorsport event held in Australia, and it will be fantastic to showcase the TCR category on the Albert Park circuit as part of the event. TCR teams, drivers and manufacturers are all excited by the opportunity to race over the Grand Prix weekend and we look forward to providing some action-packed racing for the fans at the track and the audiences watching event broadcast.”
For more information on the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2020, please visit www.grandprix.com.au
*Subject to final FIA approval
***Update as at February 3, 2020***
St Hugo, one of Australia’s leading fine wine brands, has proudly partnered with the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2020 as the official wine supplier, to be held in Melbourne, Australia, 12 – 15 March 2020.
Partnering with the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix for its second year, 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 welcomes VIPs for the ultimate in world-class hospitality, with all the credentials of the finest establishments. 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, Global Marketing Director for Pernod Ricard Winemakers said “Following a tremendously successful inaugural year, we are immensely proud to once again announce this exciting partnership with the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix, which shares the same values of power and elegance as St Hugo. 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 exclusives offers and experiences available only at the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2020, including the first release of St Hugo’s new Fine and Rare Collection, a select range of rare back vintage wines showcasing the outstanding quality and exceptional cellaring potential of one of Australia’s leading fine wines. Previously only available to purchase at the St Hugo home in the Barossa Valley, the St Hugo Fine and Rare Collection is now available to collectors and customers for purchase through select specialist retailers, the St Hugo wine club, duty free and exclusive
Crafted to celebrate the continued partnership of St Hugo and the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix, St Hugo has also released a limited edition 2016 St Hugo Coonawarra Shiraz. The exclusive wine will be available for attendees to experience at the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2020, exclusive Melbourne restaurants and online via sthugo.com at an RRP of $57.99.
CEO of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation, Andrew Westacott, said “The Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix has become synonymous with luxury and world class hospitality and what better way to enhance this association than by continuing our partnership with such a premium brand in St Hugo.”
For more information about St Hugo at the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2020 head to www.grandprix.com.au/partners/st-hugo
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