This coming weekend kicks off the 2019 season of Formula 1. And the first stop on the circuit is the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019 at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, taking place from March 15 to 17, 2019.
The drivers parade at the 2018 Rolex Australian Grand Prix (Image: Rolex).
New Rules Regarding Cars
F1 fans will notice new rules introduced by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and Formula 1 regarding the construction of the front and rear wings of the cars. According to the official F 1 rules, this is to “help chasing drivers follow the car in front more closely – and in turn increase the possibility of overtaking.”
Commenting on the new rules, Rolex brand ambassador and multiple Formula 1 race winner, Mark Webber said, “The new regulations are designed to encourage drivers to get into a position to overtake. The cars should be more predictable, meaning the drivers will be more confident about creating exciting passing opportunities. There’s definitely a lot to look forward to this season and I think there will be a good fight for the championship. I hope it goes deep into the year – I really believe it will.”
Along with Mark Webber, other F1 drivers that serve as Rolex brand ambassadors include 2016 Formula One World Champion, Nico Rosberg and three-time Formula One champ, Sir Jackie Stewart.
Race action at the Formula 1 2018 Rolex Australian Grand Prix (Image: Rolex).
2019 FIA Formula One World Championship® Race Calendar
The 2019 Formula One World Championship™ will run from March to December, with 21 races in 21 countries, spread across five continents. This year marks the 70th Formula 1 championship, so expect plenty of festivities throughout the season.
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The 2019 Formula 1 season promises to be an exciting one (Image: Rolex).