Victorian Chamber Grand Prix Breakfast


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Business and the pinnacle of motorsport

It’s time to start your engines and buckle up for the Victorian Chamber’s exclusive breakfast event on Friday 23 March, celebrating the 2018 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix.

Each year, thousands of Australians and international guests flock to the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit to watch the rock-stars of racing tear up the track. Why not be a part of the action and entertain your clients and staff at this premium event, which pays tribute to the sport that turns crowds into fans?!

Join us for delicious food and presentations by three of the racing industry’s greats:

  • David Coulthard MBE - Former Formula 1 driver and winner of 13 Grands Prix
  • Craig Lowndes OAM - Three-time Australian Touring Car/Supercars champion
  • John Harnden AM - Chairman, Australian Grand Prix Corporation

Racing legends David and Craig will provide insights into their careers and achievements, with John sharing the business and history of the sport and how this major event contributes to Melbourne’s reputation as the sporting capital of the world.

After breakfast, race on over to the track with your General Admission pass and get up close and personal to the turbocharged action, as well as a bumper line-up of entertainment.

*Note: Tickets include a General Admission pass for Friday 23 March only. If you do not wish to attend the Grand Prix after the breakfast, please call the Victorian Chamber Customer Service team on 03 8662 5333 to purchase  a ‘breakfast event only’ ticket.

Places are limited and will sell out, so be sure to reserve yours now to avoid missing out.

Please allow at least 20 minutes from the track gate entry point to Carousel.

Ticketing Options

Breakfast and General Admission Ticket Prices:
Member: $195 / Table of 10: $1,852
Non-Member: $235 / Table of 10: $2,232
All online bookings include a General Admission ticket for the Friday 23 March to the Grand Prix.
For table bookings please contact 8662 5333 to book.

Breakfast event only Ticket Prices:
Member: $160 / Table of 10: $1,520
Non-Member: $200 / Table of 10: $1,900
For ‘breakfast only’ tickets, please contact 8662 5333 to book.

RACV City Club’s Exclusive Accommodation Offer for the Grand Prix breakfast

RACV City Club are providing Victorian Chamber of Commerce & Industry members and guests an exclusive accommodation rate of $199 for Bed and Breakfast for 2 guests for the night of Thursday 22 March.
To book: Contact the reservations department at the RACV City Club 03 99448888 – and quote ‘Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry’

Speaker profiles

David Coulthard MBE

David Coulthard is one of the most successful British drivers in the history of Formula 1®.

In a career that began in 1994 when David replaced the late, great Ayrton Senna in the Williams team, the Scotsman went on to race for McLaren and Red Bull Racing until his retirement at the end of the 2008 season - David’s fifteenth at the sport’s elite level. In that time, David recorded 13 Grand Prix victories and 62 podium finishes.

A two-time winner in Melbourne (1997, 2003), ‘DC’ now leads Channel 4’s television coverage of Formula 1® in the United Kingdom as one of the sport’s most respected commentators, in addition to global ambassadorial roles with Heineken and Mercedes-Benz.

Craig Lowndes OAM

One of the nation’s most popular and recognised sporting heroes, Craig Lowndes has competed at the forefront of Supercars for more than 20 years. 

In 2015, Craig became the first driver to win 100 championship races at the sport’s highest level, and is also the recipient of a record five Barry Sheene Medals, the sport’s best and fairest award. He is a three-time V8 Supercar champion and a six-time winner of Australia's most prestigious motor race, the Bathurst 1000. Craig has finished on the podium (Top 3) in the Great Race a record 13 times.

Mentored in the early years of his career by the late Peter Brock, Craig is embarking on his 22nd season of Supercars competition in 2018 with the Autobarn Lowndes Racing team. Among all his achievements on track, Craig received the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2012 for his contribution to road safety.

John Harnden AM

One of Australasia’s most respected sporting executives, John Harnden AM first entered the world of Formula 1® as a young engineer working on the Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide.

John was integral in the management and delivery of Melbourne’s inaugural Grand Prix in 1996, before progressing to the Chief Executive Officer role of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation, a position he held from 1998 to 2002.

Subsequent roles as the Chief Executive Officer of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Corporation and the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 built John’s reputation as a global leader in sport and major events. In 2015, John was appointed Chairman of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation following nine years on the AGPC board - including eight as Deputy Chairman to Ron Walker AC CBE.


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22 Aughtie Drive, Albert Park
Melbourne, VIC 3206

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