In this week’s episode of Keeping Track Peter Windsor joins us to review all of the action from last weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix, Stuart Sykes brings us up to speed with all of the news from behind the scenes at the Marina Bay circuit, Red Bull’s Aussie ace Mark Webber stops by for a chat and AGP CEO Andrew Westacott tells us about the Crusty Demons at the 2012 Formula 1™ Australian Grand Prix.Click here to listen to the latest episode
12-15 MARCH 2015
Vettel wins but title champagne still on hold… brilliant Button beaten by the traffic… slow start costs Webber dear… Schumacher’s ‘optimistic’ move ends in the wall… and Lewis is in trouble again
Sebastian Vettel needs one point from the last five races of the 2011 season to become Formula One’s youngest-ever back-to-back World Champion after winning the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday night.
23 - 25 September 2011
Venue: Marina Bay
Circuit Length: 5.073 Km
Lap Record: 1:47.976 = 169.137 km/h Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) 2010
F1 visits the Lion City for the fourth time, with Fernando Alonso the only man to have won twice there.
Red Bull has never won – nor has a Red Bull car been on pole position so they have work to do to maintain their 100% 2011 record.
World Champion has second title in his grasp... Massa clash ends Webber’s race early... Schuey and Lewis put on a show... Bruno puts the Senna name back in the World Championship points
The eighth victory of Sebastian Vettel’s 2011 season has put the 24-year-old German within touching distance of back-to-back World Championship successes, opening up a 112-point gap with only six races remaining.
Despite the Monza crowd being a sea of red, there will be a second team that many of the locals will be cheering for with Vitantonio Liuzzi being Italian and Daniel Ricciardo having Italian heritage.
The young Aussie will feel at home in Italy and will be pushing to get well into the top 20 after his DNF at Spa:“ I am counting on my Italian roots to push me to a good performance in Italy.” Daniel said ahead of this weekend’s race.
The FIA president Jean Todt is looking to change the format of the Formula 1 Friday practice schedule and change the rules around in-season testing. Currently on Friday there are two sessions of an hour and a half each. Todt’s proposal is that they break up the three hours of Friday into three session of 60 minutes each. The first session on Friday morning would be reserved just for test drivers.
The World Motorsport Council confirmed overnight that Melbourne’s Albert Park Circuit will host Round One of the 2012 FIA Formula 1™ World Championship from 15-18 March.
Australian Grand Prix Corporation Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Westacott said the spotlight will be on Melbourne as we once again host the sought-after season opener.
“There is something exciting and special about a new season in any sport and we can’t wait to showcase our race and city to the world in 2012,” he said.
The Australian Grand Prix Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of “Keeping Track” - the Official Formula 1™ Australian Grand Prix Podcast.
Hosted by renowned F1 journalists Stuart Sykes and Matt Clayton, the AusGP Podcast will be available for download each month on www.grandprix.com.au and will contain exclusive interviews, GP updates and fantastic prizes! Also, stay tuned in September for the inaugural MotoGP Podcast.