The Australian Grand Prix organizers have confirmed that the Australian GP will now take place from 17-20 March 2016. The Initial date for the start of the season in Australian was 3 April 2016 but Bernie Ecclestone was looking to move the date to late March.
In a statement the Grand Prix organizers said: “The date for the 2016 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix has changed to 17-20 March."
The Grand Prix organizers also said that they did not see any issue with bringing the date forward. The change of the date is part of a number of changes on a provisional calendar to be ratified by the World Motor Sport Council today.