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F1 Grand Prix to stay in Melbourne until 2020

The Victorian government has announced the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix will remain in Melbourne until 2020 – an extension of five years.

Premier of Victoria Denis Napthine announced the contract extension with Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Louise Asher, in Melbourne recently.

The extension of the event at the Albert Park track comes at an exciting time for Australian motor racing with local boy Daniel Ricciardo posting very promising results this season, including two race victories. Ricciardo, who races with Red Bull Racing-Renault, has posted five podium finishes in the 2014 season so far, including wins at the Canadian, Hungarian and Belgian Grands Prix.

Ricciardo was controversially disqualified from the 2014 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix following what was initially thought to be a second-place finish. The local crowd will be hoping he can find his way to the top of the podium – and on his way to the top of the championship leader board – in 2015.

The Australian Grand Prix has been held at Melbourne’s Albert Park race track since 1996 and is the opening event of the Formula 1 season. The 2015 race will be held between March 12 and 15. Click here to purchase Grandstand or General Admission tickets.

The Formula 1 World Championship is hugely popular around the world with millions attending and watching the broadcast. Ticketmaster is catering to local motor racing fans who are eager to experience an international Grand Prix, selling packages for the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix on September 19-21, 2014. To purchase packages, click here.

If two-wheel motor racing is more your thing, don’t miss the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, which is held at the Phillip Island race track annually. The MotoGP will take place on October 16-19, 2014. Tickets are now on sale, click here to secure yours.

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