"The only way the race could stay in Melbourne, or anywhere else in Australia, is if it is staged during the night so that the public in Europe can watch it," Ecclestone told The Mail on Sunday. "At the moment, it is ridiculous that people are asked not to sleep in order to see it live. That can't carry on."
I wonder how fans from Europe think about this.
Personally I think its great to have that early sunday morning first race of the year! Especially being the first race of the season it kind of makes it special to do it in "unusual circumstances". On top of that doing that annual ritual makes me feel like a true F1 fan.
Australian and Japan and China should remain those early morning races, since the first is the opening race of the season and the latter two are races where important things happen to determine the outcome of the WDC.