Australian GP ‘couldn’t be happier’ with Liberty

Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO Andrew Westacott
Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO Andrew Westacott

The Australian Grand Prix Corporation says it couldn’t be happier with Formula 1 owners Liberty Media as it prepares to launch the 2019 season.

Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO Andrew Westacott told reporters he is happy with the collaborative partnership the AGPC has with Liberty, which has resulted in events such as tomorrow’s season launch.

His views arrive after several race promoters raised concerns during the off season over the direction Liberty is taking the sport.

“I couldn’t be happier," Westacott told Speedcafe.com when asked of his relationship with Liberty Media.

“The world of Formula 1 is often played out in the media and in public for many negotiation and business reason, but I can honestly say we are rapt with the collaborative partnership we have got with F1 and the season opening function at Federation Square, it is a great place to start the Formula 1 season.

“It is amazing that in 69 years of Formula 1 we are the 998th race ever but they have never got all 20 drivers together at the start of the season for a global launch; it is a little bit hard to fathom.

“This is about building excitement and getting the personalities and drivers together to beam their hopes and aspirations out to the world and it all happens in Melbourne."

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