After an enforced two-year hiatus due to the outbreak of COVID-19, Formula 1 returns to a modified Albert Park track in Melbourne this weekend for the Australian Grand Prix. 

It will be the first grand prix to be held in Australia since 2019, after the 2020 event was abandoned when a member of McLaren’s crew tested positive for COVID-19 in the very early days of the global pandemic. 

Melbourne hoped to return to the F1 schedule in 2021 but the event was cancelled for the second year running due to continuing international travel restrictions in Australia. 

Full race weekend schedule in UK time:

Friday April 8 

4am-5am - Practice 1 

7am-8am - Practice 2

Saturday April 9 

4am-5am - Practice 3

7am-8am - Qualifying

Sunday April 10 

6am - F1 Australian Grand Prix

How can I watch on TV in the UK?

Sky Sports F1 is live on Friday April 8 at 3.30am ahead of Practice 1, and at 6.45am ahead of Practice 2, then at 3.45am on Saturday April 9 for Practice 3.

Qualifying build-up begins on Sky Sports F1 at 6am on Saturday April 9. 

Channel 4 will show highlights from qualifying at 11am

Race build-up for the Australian Grand Prix begins at 4.30am on Sunday April 10 on Sky Sports F1.

Channel 4 will show race highlights at 3.05pm 

How else can I follow the Australian Grand Prix? 

Besides TV coverage, Crash.net will be providing live text commentary of every practice, qualifying and race session in 2022. 

Follow @CRASH_NET_F1 for the latest F1 news, analysis and paddock reaction.

Previous F1 Australian Grand Prix winners: 

2020-2021: Not held 

2019: Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) 

2018: Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) 

2017: Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)

2016: Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) 

2015: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 

2014: Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) 

2013: Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus) 

2012: Jenson Button (McLaren) 

2011: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) 

2010: Jenson Button (McLaren) 

Most F1 Australian Grand Prix wins 

Michael Schumacher: 4 wins (2000, 2001, 2002, 2004) 

Sebastian Vettel: 3 wins (2011, 2017, 2018) 

Jenson Button: 3 wins (2009, 2010, 2012) 

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Full 2022 F1 calendar

March 18-20 - Round 1

Bahrain Grand Prix

March 25-27 - Round 2

Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

April 8-10 - Round 3

Australian Grand Prix

April 22-24 - Round 4

Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix

May 6-8 - Round 5

Miami Grand Prix

May 20-22 - Round 6

Spanish Grand Prix

May 27-29 - Round 7

Monaco Grand Prix

June 10-12 - Round 8

Azerbaijan Grand Prix

June 17-19 - Round 9

Canadian Grand Prix

July 1-3 - Round 10

British Grand Prix

July 8-10 - Round 11

Austrian Grand Prix

July 22-24 - Round 12

French Grand Prix

July 27-29 - Round 13

Hungarian Grand Prix

August 26-28 - Round 14

Belgian Grand Prix

September 2-4 - Round 15

Dutch Grand Prix

September 9-11 - Round 16

Italian Grand Prix

September 30-October 2 - Round 17

Singapore Grand Prix

October 7-9 - Round 18

Japanese Grand Prix

October 21-23 - Round 19

United States Grand Prix

October 28-30 - Round 20 

Mexican Grand Prix

November 11-13 - Round 21 

Brazilian Grand Prix

November 18-20 - Round 22

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix