NOTE: The event has been canceled due to the coronavirus
The 2020 Formula 1 season kicks off with the Rolex Australian Grand Prix this week and airs March 13-15 on Network 10 and March 12-15 on Fox Sports.
This will mark the 25th year of Formula 1 racing in Melbourne as the drivers line up for the season opener at Albert Park.
Fox Sports will air the F1 as part of the Festival of Fast, a week-long celebration of motorsport including every qualifying session and race live in HD and ad-break free. The Festival of Fast will also feature Supercars in the Beaurepaires Melbourne 400 and the NTT Indycar Series live from St. Petersburg, Florida, with up to 33 hours of live action.
From Monday to Wednesday, Foxtel will gear up for Grand Prix week with classic F1 races including drives such as Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher, Alain Prost, Nigel Mansell and Alan Jones on the greatest circuits from Monaco to Melbourne and Adelaide.
Head of Fox Sports, Peter Campbell said: “In 2020 we’ll deliver the best coverage for motorsport fans, all in one place on Foxtel, from F1, Supercars and Indycar to MotoGP and World Superbikes.
“We simply have the best coverage of F1 and after the season opener in Melbourne, Fox Sports will be the only place to watch every race from practice through to the main race live.”
A blockbuster week of motorsport will feature the best drivers in the world when Sebastian Vettel, Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc and Valtteri Bottas try to halt Lewis Hamilton in his pursuit for a record equaling seventh drivers’ title.
Daniel Ricciardo will undoubtedly be looking for a better performance after a disappointing 2019 on his home track and will be looking to start the season with a podium finish which he was unable to achieve last year in his first year with Renault.
Fox Sports will bring Sky Sports Formula 1 coverage to Australian viewers. In Melbourne, ex-drivers, Martin Brundle, 2009 World Champion Jenson Button, Johnny Herbert and commentators Ted Kravitz and David Croft will form the line-up, plus give fans all the news and analysis from on the ground at every race.
Trackside for Fox Sports coverage of the Australian Grand Prix and Supercars will be Mark Skaife, Craig Lowndes and host Jess Yates, alongside Supercars experts Neil Crompton and Greg Murphy, and technical analyst Mark Larkham.
Chris Stubbs and Riana Crehan will keep fans up to date with the latest and breaking news from pit lane.
10’s team will feature Aussie F1 legend Mark Webber and motorsport caller and presenter Matt White alongside host Roz Kelly, F1 expert Tom Clarkson, F1 great Alan Jones and reporters Scott Mackinnon and Kate Peck for all the wheel-to-wheel action and trackside colour.
2020 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix on 10:
Friday, 13 March. 10.30am – 6.00pm AEDT on 10 Bold – Formula One Practice
Saturday, 14 March. 11.00am – 6.30pm AEDT on 10 – Formula One Qualifying
Sunday, 15 March. 11.00am – 6.00pm AEDT on 10 – Formula One Race
2020 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix on Fox Sports:
Thu, Mar 12
Supercars Practice 1 11.55am
Supercars Practice 2 1.35pm
Supercars Qualifying 4.10pm
Supercars Trackside 4.45pm
Fri, Mar 13
Supercars Qualifying 10.10am
F1 Practice 1 12.00pm
Supercars Race 1 1.50pm
F1 Practice 2 3.45pm
Sat, Mar 14 Coverage begins 11.15am
F1 Qualifying & Supercars Live with no ad-breaks during racing
Supercars Race 2 12.00pm
F1 Practice 3 1.45pm
Supercars Race 3 3.20pm
F1 Qualifying 4.00pm
Sun, Mar 15 Coverage begins 11.00am
F1 & Supercars Live with No ad-breaks during racing
Supercars Race 4 1.00pm
F1 – Rolex Australian Grand Prix (58 laps) 4.10pm