The Bombers are ready to fly into 2019, having officially launched the new season on Tuesday night.

Held at the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix circuit as part of the Bombers' strategic partnership with the Australian Grand Prix Corporation, the event welcomed more than 500 guests, including players, club officials, supporters and sponsors.

Star youngster Andrew McGrath and senior coach John Worsfold stole the show, choosing a spin down the Albert Park straight in an F1 two-seater as their method of transport to the launch.

Below is a selection of images from the night.

Andrew McGrath roars down the Albert Park straight. 

The stage is set.

Guests mingle inside the Chicane Melbourne Suite.

MC Sarah Jones.

CEO Xavier Campbell.

Captain Dyson Heppell.

Michael Hartley, Jordan Ridley and Brandon Zerk-Thatcher.

Aaron Francis and Kyle Langford.

Josh Begley, Matt Guelfi and Sam Draper.

Cale Hooker and Dylan Shiel.

Senior coach John Worsfold.

Conor McKenna, Marty Gleeson and Shaun McKernan.

Michael Hartley, James Stewart, Mitch Brown and Matt Dea.

Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti, Dylan Clarke and Trent Mynott.

Jake Long, Patrick Ambrose, Mark Baguley and Jayden Laverde.

Jordan Houlahan, Mason Redman and Irving Mosquito.

Kobe Mutch and Jordan Ridley.