Sebastian Vettel
Sebastian Vettel Reuters

The 2014 season of Formula 1 will kick start at Melbourne's Albert Park as the drivers will take on for the two practice sessions of the Australian Grand Prix on Friday.

Where to Watch Live

The first practice session of the Australian Grand Prix starts at 1:30am GMT, with Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports F1 HD providing live coverage in the UK.

Real-time internet updates are available on the Live Timing section of the sport's official website. Live coverage of the second practice session starts at 5:30am GMT.

Track Facts

  • Circuit Name: Albert Park
  • First F1 Race: 1928
  • Circuit Length: 5.303 km
  • Number of Laps: 58
  • Race Distance: 307.574 km
  • Fastest Lap: Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus-Renault) 1:29.274
  • Most Wins: Michael Schumacher & Lex Davison (4)
  • 2013 Winner: Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus-Renault)
  • 2013 Pole: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)

Weather News

The weather forecast today at Albert Park is partly cloudy for Friday's practice session. Temperatures will be around 19C with no possibility of rain before the start of the first and second session.

What They Say

Sebastian Vettel: "We're not in the best position for this race. But the championship is a different story. There's a long way to go. The last four years have been very successful for both Red Bull and Renault. Yes it has not been a great start of the year for both of us, with mistakes and problems on both sides."

Lewis Hamilton: "You had a better idea of where you would be in previous years. All the media are talking us up - favourite driver, favourite team. I just don't know what's going to happen this weekend. Last year in testing the car felt good but we didn't really know where we were. Red Bull looked a little stronger. This year we have done the most mileage and seem to be as quick as anyone."