The Australian Grand Prix Corporation congratulates Mark Webber on a sensational career and wishes him the best of luck for the next chapter, following his announcement to retire from Formula One at the end of the 2013 season.
You may have heard the announcement that News Limited has decided to close its ticketing business, Foxtix, which is the ticketing agent for the 2014 Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix.
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ROUND 7 – Canada, 9 June 2013, Montreal
1st: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Renault), 1hr 32m 09.143s (av. race speed 198.759 km/h)
2nd: Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), gap: 14.408s
3rd: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), gap: 15.942s
Fastest Lap: Mark Webber (Red Bull Renault), 1:16.182 = 206.080 km/h on lap 69
Pole Position: Vettel, 1:25.425 =183.782 km/h
As we reflect on another dramatic Monaco Grand Prix with an Aussie on the podium, it’s a good time to remember the (mis)adventures of Australia’s greatest racer on F1’s most challenging circuit.
In May 1957 a rangy, dark-haired bloke from Down Under made his first appearance at the Grand Prix de Monaco – and at first it didn’t go too well.
It was the third year of Jack Brabham’s attempt to conquer Fortress Europe and he felt he had a pretty significant weapon in his arsenal this time. It was an ‘interim’ Cooper with a reworked 1960cc Coventry Climax engine.
Sir Jack Brabham AO OBE and Alan Jones MBE, who were immortalised at the 2013 Formula One Rolex Australian Grand Prix with their likeness sculptured in bronze, now have a new home.
The bronze busts have been cemented in place at the end of pit lane at the Albert Park circuit, not far from where they were officially unveiled on Sunday March 17.
ROUND 6 – Monaco, 26 May 2013, Monte Carlo
1st: Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), 2hrs 17m 52.056s (av. race speed 113.378 km/h)
2nd: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Renault), gap: 3.888s
3rd: Mark Webber (Red Bull Renault), gap: 6.314s
Vettel, 1:16.577 = 157.018 km/h on lap 77
Pole Position: Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), 1:13.876 = 162.759 km/h
Notice anything about the Spanish Grand Prix? An unusual name opposite the fastest race lap – and a ray of sunshine in a difficult start to one young man’s F1 career… Esteban Gutiérrez must have thought he’d done everything right.
At 21, the young Mexican had been looming on the F1 horizon for several years. European Formula BMW champion, first-ever winner of the new GP3 feeder category, a multiple race-winner in GP2 – he had already been test and development driver for Sauber since 2011.