The 2023 Australian Grand Prix is taking place at the 5.278-kilometre Albert Park Circuit in Melbourne from Friday, March 31, to Sunday, April 2. The session timings for the practice and qualifying sessions are as follows:
- Free Practice 1: Friday, March 31, 02:30 – 03:30 BST
- Free Practice 2: Friday, March 31, 06:00 – 07:00 BST.
During the first practice session, Max Verstappen set the fastest lap with a time of 1m18.790s, while Lewis Hamilton jumped up the order late in the session after initially struggling with the handling of his W14.
George Russell has predicted that Aston Martin will be a strong force at the Australian Grand Prix, highlighting the impressive cornering ability of the AMR23 over the first two rounds of the season. Additionally, the 2023 Australian Grand Prix is expected to be the fastest ever, with a change in the DRS system.
For live radio coverage of every practice, qualifying, and race session for the 2023 F1 season, you can tune in to BBC Radio 5 Live or 5 Live Sports Extra stations or visit the BBC Sport website.