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Jump start your weekend with a free day at the Grand Prix
Accelerate through the apex of your week next week, and hit Thursday at full throttle, because Thursday at the Grand Prix is free.

Community day at the grand prix: "General Admission to Community Day is FREE, giving the community the chance to soak up all of the excitement of this iconic event. This is a chance to celebrate the legacy of Australian talent in motorsport culminating in the appointment of Daniel Ricciardo to Red Bull
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Racing. Fans will also have the opportunity to give back to those in need by donating to The Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal - the Official Charity of the 2014 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix." Book here. (Children 12 years old and under can access all General Admission areas for free, all days, provided they are accompanied by a paying adult ticket holder. For children 12 years old and under, free tickets are only available at the gate.)

The first Australian Grand Prix was held at Albert Park on 21 November 1953. "To celebrate the heritage of motor racing in the park, the Australian Grand Prix Corporation announced that FREE entry will be given to all General Admission patrons on Thursday 14 March 2013 [and continued in 2014]." As a result, day one of the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix has been renamed 'Heritage Day' for the occasion.

Get your FREE 20 page Heritage Booklet here.

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Photo ops with Lightning McQueen

Click here to download the on-track and entertainment session times (pdf file).Thursday's schedule includes a free appearance by Tony Hawk, and the "Action Zone" showcasing the amazing skills and death defying stunts of various extreme acts and shows. The whole family will be entertained in "Kids Corner," with the Porsche Kids Driving School, Disney activities including a life-sized Lightning McQueen Car, and face painting.
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Pit stop (image from wikipedia).

Pit Stops: Be sure to refuel
  • Cookie (Thai): 252 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000
  • Acland Street Cantina (Mexican): 2 Acland Street, St Kilda, Victoria 3182
  • Saigon Sally (Vietnamese): 2 Duke Street, Windsor, Victoria 3181
  • The Merrywell (American/Australian): Corner of Clarendon Street & Crown Riverwalk, Southbank, Victoria 3006


Don't be left hung out to dry on the first day of the Grand Prix 2014.
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Why? Rev up your engines for a free day at the Grand Prix!
When: Thursday, 13 March
Phone: 03 9258 7100
Where: Albert Park Melbourne VIC 3000
Cost: Free on Thursday (bookings essential)
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