Fire up your senses and get your engines started, the 2021 Formula 1 Melbourne Grand Prix is here!
After an abridged 2020 season the 2021 Formula 1 season is locked and loaded, with the Australian leg moving to the end of the season, and The District at SkyCity is the place to watch the Melbourne Grand Prix!
2021 Driver Changes
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen has a new team mate in Mexico’s Sergio Perez.
Hass have secured the son of a legend and 2020 Formula 2 champion Mick Schumacher, joining Nikita Mazepin.
Ferrari have picked up Carlos Sainz.
Daniel Riccardo partners Lando Norris in McLaren.
2-time Formula 1 Champion and crowd favourite Fernando Alonso is back in the Renault black & yellow.
Sebastian Vettel has made the move to Racing Point (Aston Martin) in a big coup for the team.
Yuki Tsunoda joins AlphaTauri replacing Daniil Kvyat.
British rising talent George Russel is joined by Nicholas Latifi.
Who will reign supreme?
The bookies will all have their money on Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton, with the Englishman looking to add to his impressive 7 World Championships. The Brit doesn’t look like slowing down, and neither do Mercedes. He’ll be going for 5 in a row and a record 8th Championship.
Max Verstappen is the other talent to look out for. Young and impulsive, the Red Bull rising talent is entering his eighth season behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car and is emerging as a challenger to Hamilton.
New Aerodynamic changes come into play this season, updated Pirelli tyre compounds for the drivers to come to grips with, and new engine partnerships, with McLaren reigniting their partnership with Mercedes for 2021.