F1: Australian GP adding 5 grandstands due to ticket demand

Under F1’s American ownership, the sport’s popularity is booming worldwide.

Organizers of the Formula 1 Heineken Australian Grand Prix have announced that five brand-new grandstands will be built for the 2022 event.

Among the new stands is one located at the site of the ‘high-speed zone’ which has been created as a result of the removal of the Turn 9/Turn 10 chicane on Lakeside Drive.

The other four will be constructed at Turn 5, Turn 8, Turn 11, and Turn 12, while the Waite grandstand will be expanded.

Australian Grand Prix Corporation general manager of marketing and experiences, Arthur Gillion, said, “We’re blown away by the incredible enthusiasm ahead of the Formula 1 Heineken Australian Grand Prix 2022 – this year’s event is on track to be the best Melbourne has ever seen, and we cannot wait to welcome crowds back to Albert Park.

“Not only will these additional grandstands allow more people to experience the Formula 1 Heineken Australian Grand Prix 2022’s electrifying atmosphere, they also offer new and exciting views of a faster and more competitive Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit.”