SECTIONS
What would you like to know?
Share this Story

7 Reasons the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix should be on your bucket list

Leigh-Anne works full time in communications but in her spare time is a freelance writer who covers just about every subject under the sun from celebrity babies to Zumba classes. A self-confessed chocoholic, extremely uncoordinated, real...

After parties, celebrities and hot drivers make the Melbourne Grand Prix a must-attend event

From SheKnows Australia
High-octane fun is coming to Melbourne when the 2015 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix gets underway for four big days from March 12. Before you roll your eyes and groan at the thought of motorsport, there's more to the Grand Prix than burning rubber and the smell of engine oil. Tickets sell out fast, so here are eight reasons why you won't want to miss out.

1. Nico Hülkenberg

Image: the-fastest-waffle/Tumblr

This German 2009 GP2 Series champion is reason enough to make sure you've got a four-day pass to the track. Chances are if you hang out trackside, you're likely to bump into him.

2. The exclusive Renault Torque Bar After Party

Long after the final car has crossed the finish line, partygoers can continue to celebrate at an exclusive event hosted at one of Melbourne's hottest nightspots, Ms Collins. The king of house music, globally renowned DJ Carl Cox, will headline the event.

3. Bumping shoulders with celebrities

Along with A-list Australian celebrities, you're likely to cross paths with big Hollywood names. Over the past couple of years, Michelle Rodriguez, John Travolta and Nicolas Cage have been just some of the stars spotted at the event.

4. Learning new dance moves

Image: elasyf/Tumblr

There will be plenty of homegrown music to groove away to, with bands like Johnny Wonderpants and Australian legend, Daryl Braithwaite, set to perform.

5. The royal treatment

Treat yourself to exclusive access to the Formula One Paddock Club premium suites. This will entitle you to all you can eat at the buffet and access to the VIP lounge, pamper room, rooftop viewing and Pit Lane, all while being waited on hand and foot. A three-day pass will cost $4,640.

6. Amazing entertainment

The Melbourne Grand Prix is more than just racing; there's plenty of entertainment for the entire family. Australian illusionist, Cosentino, will blow your mind with unbelievable stage performances, while there will also be street art, GP Stuntmania and a dedicated area with activities to keep your kids occupied.

7. Awesome merchandise

Image: Giphy/Touchstone Pictures

When you aren't glued to the track action, you can be maxing out the credit card on a huge variety of gear. There are hoodies, T-shirts, caps and a great range of souvenirs to choose from.

More on living

Are Western manners all they're cracked up to be?
10 Festivals you have to attend before you have kids
Melbourne's most secret restaurants

Comments
Follow Us

SheKnows Media ‐ Beauty and Style

Hot
New in Living
Close

And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .

SheKnows is making some changes!