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ALBERT PARK

12-15 MARCH 2015

Lowndes announced as V8 Ambassador at Grand Prix

The Australian Grand Prix Corporation today announced that Australian motorsport legend Craig Lowndes will be the 2014 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix V8 Ambassador.

The five-time Bathurst 1000 champion is the most recognisable V8 Supercars driver in the country and as part of his role he will attend official functions as well as build excitement among fans in the lead-up to and during the event.

Lowndes, who will compete in the 2014 V8 Supercars Championship for Red Bull Racing Australia was excited by the appointment.

Australian Grand Prix to feel the G-force

Georgia Geminder has today been announced as the Official Ambassador of the 2014 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix.

Recently named in the Herald Sun’s annual New Year’s Day ‘Who to watch...’ feature, and with an overseas move imminent to take on the US modelling market, the flame-haired beauty is set to make her mark in 2014.

Geminder is no stranger to the spotlight coming from a family which is one of the largest private sources of philanthropy in Australia – her grandfather being prominent Melbourne businessman, the late Richard Pratt.

Formula One In Full Flight

The Australian Grand Prix Corporation is delighted to announce luxury watch brand Rolex has re-signed as the Title Sponsor of the 2014 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park, 13-16 March.

A helicopter flight over the Albert Park Lake involving a Red Bull Racing car dramatically suspended from its undercarriage celebrated the exciting extension of Rolex’s global partnership with Formula One® and world motorsport’s imminent arrival in Melbourne.

It'll Be All Right On The Night...

Theatre people have a saying: “Bad rehearsal, good performance”, which is largely used to reassure themselves when things haven’t been going that well.

A number of Formula 1 teams will be echoing that sentiment after an intriguing first four days of testing at Jerez in south-western Spain last week.

And if you are NOT a Infiniti Red Bull Racing fan you will be telling yourself that the stars of the F1 cast may be the ones who have been fluffing their lines most consistently and damagingly of all in the last few days.

Good Formula One Appeal

Image source: Herald Sun

The 2014 Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix will be doing it for the kids following the appointment of The Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal as its Official Charity.

The Good Friday Appeal has a long and proud history with Australians continuing to donate generously to help save the lives of sick children since 1931. Money raised goes towards funding research and medical equipment to ensure treatment at The Royal Children’s Hospital remains world class.

A Voyage Of Discovery For Everyone

The name Andy Damerum may not be familiar to everyone but Red Bull Racing’s Race Engineering Co-ordinator summed up the first day of the ‘new’ Formula 1 perfectly when he called the opening day of testing in Jerez “a voyage of discovery for everyone”.

What most of the 10 teams who were there discovered (Lotus were absent) was that they weren’t quite ready to hail the dawn of a bright new turbo-charged era. In fact only six drivers contrived to set lap times of any meaningful kind and even that adjective is debatable at this stage.

‘A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION’

Dateline: Silverstone, UK, July 10, 2011

The grid for the British Grand Prix is neatly book-ended. There is an Australian on pole position in the shape of Mark Webber in the #2 Red Bull Renault. At the very back, in 24th place, is the #22 HRT Cosworth, occupied by Australian Daniel Ricciardo.

The gritty Webber is about to start his 166th Grand Prix; for the ever-smiling Ricciardo, it is his F1 debut. It is also the first time in almost a quarter of a century that a Grand Prix starting line-up has contained two Australian drivers.

Max Chilton

Max Chilton
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It was on January 11 that Max Chilton got the nod for a second season with Marussia, who thus become only the second team to go into 2014 with an unchanged driver line-up as he again partners Jules Bianchi.

Chilton will be competing in his seventh single-seater season, the previous six years having embraced F3, GP2 Asia and the main GP2 series, where his late-season form in 2012 won him his Marussia seat in the first place.

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