The head of the organizing Committee of the race at albert Park Andrew Westacott told about the plans to postpone the Grand Prix of Australia in 2018 for a week compared to 2017.
In this year’s race in Melbourne, held on March 25, coincided with the opening of the season in the Australian football League. To avoid such a situation in 2018, the organizers have already started negotiations with Liberty Media that the Grand Prix of Australia was held a week earlier.
“Currently, we are working with FOM on this matter and I have no doubt that a solution will be found. We will be very happy if the race will be held on March 18,” he said, Westacott Fairfax Media.
Also the Head of organizing Committee added that in 2018 the stage of Australian V8 Supercars which is held traditionally in the framework of the support races of F1 at albert Park, will enter the championship standings.
“The struggle is always more interesting when something is at stake, he said. – Now the stage of the V8 Supercars at albert Park will be included in the standings of the championship”.
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