Supercars: Race format confirmed for first points-paying round at Australian Grand Prix

THE race format for the first Supercars event at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix to count for championship points has been revealed.

Four races will constitute the inaugural Coates Hire Melbourne 400, two longer races featuring pit stops and two shorter sprint races like those of recent years.

Here’s how it will work across the four days of the 2018 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix:

THURSDAY
Practice 1 — 30min
Practice 2 — 30min
Qualifying for Race 1 — 10min
Qualifying for Race 2 — 10min

FRIDAY
Qualifying for Race 3 — 10min
Qualifying for Race 4 — 10min
Race 1 — 60min (25 laps, 132km), compulsory pit stop/tyre change and fuel top up