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Sahara Force India unveils the VJM05 at Silverstone

Sahara Force India unveiled its 2012 challenger today as Paul Di Resta and Nico Hulkenberg pulled the covers off the VJM05 at Silverstone. They were joined by reserve driver, Jules Bianchi, as the team’s new car was presented for the first time.

The VJM05 is the second car to be created under the watch of Technical Director, Andrew Green, as the team seeks to build on its on its sixth place finish in the constructors’ championship and take the fight to the teams that lie ahead.

Murphy announced as Motorsport Ambassador

Four time Bathurst1000 winner Greg Murphy will be adding to his impressive motorsport résumé with his appointment as the official Motorsport Ambassador for the 2012 Formula 1™ Australian Grand Prix, announced today.

Immersed in the world of motorsport since the age of eight, Murphy will provide a credible and respected voice across the event as he interacts with event-goers and takes part in a host of exciting activities in his ambassadorial role.

Racing up the Pecking Order

The Australian Grand Prix Corporation is pleased to announce Kate Peck as the Ambassador of the 2012 Formula 1™ Australian Grand Prix.

The stunning Melbourne raised model has taken the international modelling scene by storm since landing in the top ten as a contestant in the hit series “Search for a Supermodel”.

Peck’s infectious laugh and zest for life charms everyone she meets. Her elegant beauty and endearing personality makes her the perfect ambassador for the 2012 Formula 1™ Australian Grand Prix.

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The Fans' Flag Competition - Enter Now

Get your face on the flag that waves home the winner of the 2012 Australian Grand Prix. There are 630 spots for fans' faces up for grabs on the chequered flag. All you have to do is click this link & upload a photo of yourself for a chance to claim one of those spots. PLUS we'll be picking one lucky winner to wave the chequered flag as the winner of the 2012 Grand Prix crosses the finish line!!!

Be First to Enjoy the Ladies Lounge

Introducing a new and exciting venue for 2012. At last a venue that allows you to relax and enjoy the stylish ambiance whilst soaking up the fun and pizzazz of Formula 1™ at its finest.

Get dressed up and enter from Gate 4, cross the overpass and a short stroll takes you to The Point. Here you’ll find a spectacular and relaxing venue.

You don’t even have to leave to watch the exciting action from around the track as flat screen televisions inside this idyllic Albert Park icon will keep you up to date with all the thrills and spills.

The build commences...

Circuit preparations have commenced in Albert Park ahead of the 2012 Formula 1™ Australian Grand Prix. Next time you are in town, stop and check it out!

The Chicane Pavilion on Turn 1 and Fangio Grandstand are the first facilities to be built and the first of the 11km of track barriers have been installed. Keep an eye out for the barriers on the back of our trucks from Altona... these are the first of 3000 round trips they will make in the lead up to the event!

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