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!!!
12-15 MARCH 2015
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.
Upgrade your General Admission or Grandstand ticket for only $50 a day on Saturday or Sunday to access the exclusive GA Premium Zone.
Soak up all the action from this brand new area offering a comfortable and relaxing experience with brilliant views of turn 15, gourmet catering, exclusive bars and acoustic music entertainment.
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!
For 2011, Virgin paired regular driver Timo Glock with their reserve driver Jerome D’Amrosio who replaced Brazilian Lucas di Grassi from 2010
It is the second consecutive time for the team to finish last in the Constructors standings and must improve to confirm the teams future
Updates for Season 2012
Frenchman Charles Pic has been drafted into the team, who finished 4th in the GP2 Series with Spanish Barwa Addax Team, where drivers like Sergio Perez, Vitaly Petrov and Romain Grosjean cut their teeth
It was, in that well-worn sporting cliché, a season of two halves: that is, if you call one half Sebastian and the other half Vettel.
In a 19-race season (shortened by one when the political unrest in the Middle East led to the cancellation of Bahrain’s Grand Prix), the 24-year-old German won 11 times and became the youngest driver ever to claim back-to-back World Championship titles.
Christmas has come early for young West Australian Daniel Ricciardo, with the 22 year-old securing a 2012 Formula One drive with the Scuderia Toro Rosso.
Ricciardo will join Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne as part of a new look line up at the Red Bull owned team, replacing Sebastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari for the 2012 FIA World Championship season.
Mark dominated the Brazilian Grand Prix to take the seventh win of his career and his second at Interlagos. He came home 17 seconds ahead of his Red Bull Racing team-mate Sebastian Vettel.
“It was a very positive way to end the year,” said Mark. “It was my second win at the track, following my victory in ’09, and I put in a pretty tasty drive. I’d like to dedicate the win to Bob Woods, a close family friend, who’s very ill at the moment. This win is for him.”
The Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix Giant Helmet is hitting the road to Sydney for Telstra 500 from December 2-4.
In its first tour outside Victoria, the Giant Helmet will be a major off-track attraction at the V8 Supercars, offering race fans the opportunity to get up close and personal with the sport of Formula 1.
Featuring brand new livery and a number of new and exciting features for 2012, the Giant Helmet is a source of everything that is fun and fascinating about Grand Prix racing.
The FIA have a requirement to issue an F1 entry list on Nov 30, however there is no requirement for the teams to have their drivers confirmed by the 30th, therefore there are still many blank spaces. Let's see how it pans out in the coming months.
RED BULL RACING (AUT)
Red Bull Racing Renault
1. Sebastian Vettel
2. Mark Webber
VODAFONE MCLAREN MERCEDES (GBR)
3. Jenson Button
4. Lewis Hamilton