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ALBERT PARK

12-15 MARCH 2015

Sir Jack and AJ: Two Bronzed Australians

Sixty years after the Australian Grand Prix was first staged at Albert Park, the two men who did most to place Australia firmly on the world motor racing map will be honoured at a unique ceremony before the 2013 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix on Sunday 17 March.

Bronze busts of Sir Jack Brabham AO OBE, Formula One World Champion in 1959, 1960 and 1966, and Alan Jones MBE, who became Australia’s second Formula One World Champion in 1980, will be unveiled in a special ceremony at the Albert Park circuit at 2 pm on race day.

Formula One fever revs up Shepparton

Less than a week before the spotlight is on Melbourne for the 2013 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix, the Swisse F1 Two-Seater revved up residents of Shepparton and the Goulburn Valley by putting on an exhilarating display along High St and at the Shepparton Showgrounds.

The Australian Grand Prix Corporation in conjunction with Greater Shepparton City Council coordinated the activities, with V8 Supercars driver Cam McConville the trusted man behind the wheel of the Swisse F1 Two-Seater.

It's A Young Man's World

As we prepare to enjoy the 64th season of World Championship Grand Prix racing, the influx of five rookies has brought the average age of the 22-man grid for 2013 down to just 26.


ESTEBAN GUTIERREZ: ‘READY TO TAKE THE LEAP’

Of the newcomers, the youngest is 21-year-old Esteban Gutiérrez, the Sauber F1 Team driver who will be Mexico’s second representative on the grid after replacing his compatriot Sergio Pérez, now with McLaren.

V8 legends ready for F1 frenzy

The legends of V8 Supercars are revved up and ready for action at the 2013 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix with the drivers set to battle it out for line honours whilst keeping a watchful eye on new recruit Casey Stoner.

All of the superstars will be out on show during the four days of racing across the MSS Security V8 Supercars Challenge with Jamie Whincup, Craig Lowndes, Mark Winterbottom, Will Davison and Todd Kelly all taking to the starting grid.

Former AGPC Board member, James Strong AO, passes away

Chairman, Mr Ronald J Walker AC CBE, the Australian Grand Prix Corporation Board and staff members express their sadness following the passing of James Strong AO.

As a former member of the AGPC Board, James provided exceptional leadership and made an enormous contribution to both the Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix and the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix. He was a wonderful supporter of motorsport in Australia and his generosity of spirit will live on through the careers of those he fostered and encouraged wholeheartedly. His wise counsel will be sadly missed.

2013 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix Official Program

The opening round of the 2013 FIA Formula One World Championship blasts off in Melbourne with the starting grid comprising 22 of the world’s finest drivers, including two Australians in Mark Webber and Daniel Ricciardo.

Can Webber finally get onto the podium at his home circuit? Or will Ferrari, McLaren and Lotus show reigning world constructors’ champions Red Bull who’s boss?

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