The Formula 1 governing body has confirmed next year’s 2012 Australian Grand Prix will be staged from March 15 to 18 in Melbourne. The Albert Park race to feature as the second race of the calendar following the season opener Bahrain Grand Prix on March 11, 2012.
The World Motor Sport Council also confirmed that the 2011 Bahrain Grand Prix had been rescheduled to take place on 30 October. The original March date for the event was delayed due to political unrest, leaving Australia as the first race on this year’s calendar. The inaugural Indian Grand Prix will become the final round of the 2011 World Championship.