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ALBERT PARK

12-15 MARCH 2015

Looking For The Perfect Christmas Gift?

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Enjoy the race action from a variety of vantage points, a bumper entertainment line-up away from the track and the thrills, spills and drama that fans have come to expect from the Albert Park circuit.

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Ticketmaster Announced As Exclusive Ticketing Provider For The Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix

The Australian Grand Prix Corporation is pleased to announce a new, multi-year partnership with Ticketmaster Australasia to ticket the Formula 1® Australian and Australian Motorcycle Grands Prix.

The Formula 1® Australian and Australian Motorcycle Grands Prix will significantly add to Ticketmaster’s already extensive list of sporting clients which includes the Australian Football League, Etihad Stadium, Olympic Games and Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The Australian Grand Prix to have permanent home in Albert Park

To mark 60 years since the first Australian Grand Prix was held at Albert Park in 1953, a plaque commissioned by the Australian Grand Prix Corporation and the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport was unveiled at a ceremony on Saturday at Albert Park.

The plaque, which pays homage to the rich heritage of motorsport at the famous Albert Park street circuit, will be permanently located at the start/finish line of the 1953 race, what we now know as turn three, opposite the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre.

Four And Counting

Nine years ago Red Bull Racing did not even exist.

Today, Red Bull Racing have done what only the sport’s two longest-established teams, Ferrari and McLaren, had ever done before them: won the Constructors’ Championship four times in a row. Like those two great names, Red Bull also annexed the Drivers’ Championship in those four seasons.

With 13 victories in 2013, all to Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull have a career total of 47 and have vaulted from seventh to fifth in the all-time winning constructors’ list. The first of those 47 came only four years ago in China.

When I'm 64…

The Formula 1 World Championship turned 64 in 2013.

It also turned into a one-man show, with Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel underlining his right to be spoken of in the same breath as the greatest drivers in Grand Prix racing history.

The bald facts are that Vettel won 13 of the season’s 19 races. That matched the all-time record set by his idol and sometime mentor Michael Schumacher in a Ferrari back in 2004.

Out On A High

On a weekend of Australian Ashes triumph in his beloved sport of cricket, Mark Webber declared his own superb innings over at 215 – and walked off the F1 field with his head held high.

Second place in Brazil and fastest race lap in his 215th and final Grand Prix was a typically proud way for Webber to bow out of the sport he has graced since his headline-grabbing debut for Minardi at Melbourne’s Albert Park circuit in 2002.

Let’s dispense with the statistics straight away.

“I Got The Timing Right"

ROUND 19 – Brazil, November 24, 2013

1st: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Renault) 1hr 32m 36.300s (198.202 km/h)
2nd: Mark Webber (Red Bull Renault) gap: 10.452s
3rd: Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) gap: 18.913s

Fastest Lap: Webber 1:15.436 = 205.636 km/h on lap 51

Pole Position: Vettel 1:26.479 = 179.377 km/h

World Championship: Vettel 397 points • Alonso 242 • Webber 199

“I Don't Know How I Do It”

ROUND 18 – USA, November 17, 2013

1st: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Renault) 1hr 39m 17.148s (186.374 km/h)
2nd: Romain Grosjean (Lotus Renault) gap: 6.284s
3rd: Mark Webber (Red Bull Renault) gap: 8.396s

Fastest Lap: Vettel 1:39.856 = 198.754 km/h on lap 54

Pole Position: Vettel 1:36.338 = 206.012 km/h

World Championship: Vettel 372 points • Alonso 227 • Hamilton 187

Adventurer Charley Boorman brings an international edge to the Mazda3 Celebrity Challenge

TV adventurer, travel writer and actor, Charley Boorman, has today been announced as the second driver on the grid for the Mazda3 Celebrity Challenge bringing with him a passion and enthusiasm for motorsport.

A self-confessed rev-head, Boorman is best known for his role alongside actor and close friend, Ewan McGregor, in their “Long Way Round” series, where they travelled over 32,186 kilometres by motorcycle across 12 countries in just 115 days.

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