Sydney ‘makes fresh move’ for Australian Grand Prix

The Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix track in Albert Park, Melbourne (by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Australian Grand Prix Corporation chief executive Andrew Westacott has said he is confident in Melbourne’s long-term position on the Formula 1 calendar, but admits there cannot be any “complacency” amid fresh reports that Sydney is seeking to secure the country’s hosting rights to the motor-racing championship.

Australian broadcaster 7News has said the New South Wales Government is holding “high level talks” to stage a street race around Sydney Harbour. The potential Formula 1 race bid would be part of the state government’s effort to secure more major events through its Covid-19 recovery efforts.

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