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ALBERT PARK

12-15 MARCH 2015

Quick ten with Paul Stoddart

1. What is your favourite part of the Albert Park circuit? Turn 3.

2. What is your favourite restaurant in Melbourne? Pier 3 Restaurant, Port Melbourne.

3. If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, who would it be? Nelson Mandela.

4. What is the first thing you think of when you hear the words 'Australian Grand Prix'? My home GP, and without doubt the best GP on the calendar.

5. Who do you think is your biggest rival? I don’t really have any direct rivals, but the world recession is a pain!

One stop too many!

Mark drove one of his best races of the season but even a series of fastest laps wasn’t enough to get him onto the podium in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. He came home in fourth place, nine seconds behind Jenson Button.

“I was happy with the way I drove but the race was frustrating,” says Mark. “You get what you deserve in racing but this was very tough. Had I had a clean race I could have challenged Jenson for the podium, but that wasn’t the case.”

Vettel runs out of luck. Webber runs out of time

Vettel runs out of luck… Webber runs out of time… Button runs out of energy… and Lewis runs out the winner A new name went into the Yas Marina record books when Lewis Hamilton won the 2011 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for McLaren Mercedes.

Only Sebastian Vettel had won on the previous two visits to the spectacular Middle East venue, but in a sensational start to the 55-lap race Vettel, whose Red Bull Renault started from pole position, spun off on the second corner with a deflating right rear tyre.

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Preview

11 - 13 November 2011

Venue: Yas Marina
Circuit Length: 5.554 Km
Laps: 55
Lap Record: 1:40.279 = 199.387 km/h S. Vettel (Red Bull Renault) 2009

If your name’s not Hamilton or Vettel, you’ve done nothing at Yas Marina: they have shared poles and fastest laps and Seb has won twice on the island track.

Swisse Two-Seater Gold Coast Stunt

On Friday 28 October, AFL young guns David Swallow and Brandon Matera who are renowned for their lightening on-field pace experienced speed like never before as they strapped in for a passenger ride on the Gold Coast.

Swallow and Matera travelled with no speed restrictions in a specially built 2-seater F1 car driven by Cam McConville.

Grand Prix of India - Round 17

Another perfect day for Vettel… Hamilton and Massa clash yet again… Webber finishes just off podium… and drivers pay tribute to Dan and Marco.

Sebastian Vettel won the inaugural Grand Prix of India for Red Bull Renault, leading every one of the 60 laps to claim his 11th victory of the season and the 21st of his World Championship career.

Round 17 Preview: India

28 - 30 October 2011

Venue: New Delhi

Circuit Length: 5.137 km

Laps: 60

Lap Record: Yet to be set

Yet another new venue in the East – and yet another new Hermann Tilke design, which was formally opened on Tuesday October 15.

Buddh International Circuit is close to New Delhi in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

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