Ministry of Sport

Rolex renews Australian Grand Prix sponsorship for seventh consecutive year

World-renowned watch manufacturer Rolex has extended its partnership with Formula 1 to be the title sponsor of the Australian Grand Prix in 2019.

The Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix is the first event of the 21 rounds of the 2019 FIA Formula 1 World Championship and marks the seventh consecutive year Rolex has supported the event as a Title Sponsor. 

Rolex SA Communication & Image Director, Mr Arnaud Boetsch, said: “The Rolex Australian Grand Prix always signals the start of another captivating year of Formula 1 racing.

“The partnership between Rolex and Formula 1, the pinnacle of motorsport, is founded on the continuous pursuit of precision and world-leading technology,” he said.

“Rolex has strong ties to Melbourne and the brand looks forward to marking its seventh year as the Title Sponsor of the season-opening race in this global sporting capital.”

Managing Director of Commercial Operations Formula 1®, Sean Bratches, said: “We are delighted that the FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX will enjoy once more next year the support of Rolex as the Title Sponsor.

“The 2019 edition of the Melbourne event will kick off next year’s championship; a special one as it will include the 1000th event in the history of the pinnacle of motorsport”

Australian Grand Prix Corporation Chairman, Mr John Harnden AM, said: “We are thrilled with the continuation of the already strong relationship with Rolex and we look forward to delivering a highly anticipated season opener in 2019 which promotes Melbourne, Victoria and Australia to the world.”

Shaun Carney

Shaun Carney