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When does the 2019 Australian Grand Prix start? Formula 1 time, date, schedule, grid

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17th March, 2019
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The 2019 Australian Prix has arrived to kick-off another season, and with qualifying done, the grid has been set and all is in readiness at Albert Park. The race will start at 4:10pm (AEDT) on Sunday, March 17.

Run over 58 laps, or time capped to two hours in duration, the all-important first race of the season will be the first chance to look at drivers racing for new teams and a changed field on the grid.

Luckily for the drivers, the sun is expected to be shining over Melbourne when the green flag drops on Sunday afternoon.

Sebastian Vettel is the defending champion, after he beat Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen in last year’s race.

Daniel Ricciardo, racing for Renault this year after leaving Red Bull Racing, will be Australia’s best hope of a home victory.

Key information: 2019 Australian Grand Prix

Date: Sunday, March 17
Start time: 4:10pm (AEDT)
Track: Albert Park Street Circuit, Melbourne
Track length: 5.303km
Laps: 58
Race distance: 303.57km
Expected race duration: 2 hours. Cut off is 6:10pm (AEDT)

2019 F1 Australian Grand Prix full grid
Position No. Driver Nation Team Time
1 44 Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes AMG 1:20.486
2 77 Valtteri Bottas FIN Mercedes AMG 1:20.598
3 5 Sebastian Vettel GER Scuderia Ferrari 1:21.190
4 33 Max Verstappen NDL Aston Martin Red Bull Racing 1:21.320
5 16 Charles Leclerc MON Scuderia Ferrari 1:21.442
6 8 Romain Grosjean FRA Haas Ferrari 1:21.826
7 20 Kevin Magnussen DAN Haas Ferrari 1:22.099
8 4 Lando Norris GBR McLaren Renault 1:22.304
9 7 Kimi Räikkönen FIN Alfa Romeo F1 Team 1:22.314
10 11 Sergio Perez MEX Haas Ferrari 1:22.781
11 27 Nico Hulkenberg GER Renault F1 Team 1:22.562
12 3 Daniel Ricciardo AUS Renault F1 Team 1:22.570
13 23 Alexander Albon GBR Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda 1:22.636
14 99 Antonio Giovinazzi ITA Alfa Romeo F1 Team 1:22.714
15 26 Daniil Kvyat RUS Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda 1:22.774
16 18 Lance Stroll CAN Racing Point Mercedes 1:23.017
17 10 Pierre Gasly FRA Aston Martin Red Bull Racing 1:23.020
18 55 Carlos Sainz SPA McLaren Renault 1:23.084
19 63 George Russell GBR Williams Mercedes 1:24.360
20 88 Robert Kubica POL Williams Mercedes 1:26.067