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EVENT COUNTDOWN

ALBERT PARK

12-15 MARCH 2015

Nitro Circus Live Riders Announced

Nitro Circus Live, one of the greatest live action sports show in the world, will take the stage at the 2013 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix, free for all ticket holders.

The world’s best action sports athletes will push themselves to the limit, performing free, daily shows that will culminate in a one-hour post-race spectacular. The shows will feature Nitro’s famous 50-foot giganta ramp, extreme stunts in Freestlye Motocross, BMX, Skateboard, Scooters and more.

Scanlan set to steal the show

Chelsea Scanlan was unveiled this morning as the Ambassador of the 2013 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix.

The stunning Melbourne-raised model burst onto the scene at the tender age of 17, quickly becoming one the nation’s top models – a position she has retained with ease thanks to her striking good looks, infallible work ethic and infectious personality.

It’s go time for Melbourne, as Rolex claims pole position

The clock is ticking and with just under forty days until the spotlight is on Melbourne, the Australian Grand Prix Corporation has announced Rolex as the Title Sponsor for the 2013 Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix.

A high octane launch event featuring the F1® Two-Seater on ice heralded the new partnership and built excitement ahead of the event which will kick off the Formula 1® season next month.

What's In A Name?

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

Names and nicknames are a lot of fun, so to start with here’s another question for you: what does a Pampas Bull have to do with the most successful marque in Formula 1 history?

Ferrari’s F138 was launched in Maranello at the end of last week. The Lotus E21 was the 21st car to come from that team’s Enstone stable, but where does the Italian constructor get its nomenclature from?

Latest In A Long Line

In some ways March 6, 1981 was a typical day at Silverstone: it rained. In other ways it was an historic occasion.

On that date the McLaren MP4-1 was unveiled at the famous British track. The designation was taken from Marlboro, then major sponsors, and Project Four, the company run by a former Brabham mechanic called Ron Dennis.

This was the first fruit of the new McLaren International partnership that brought together Dennis and technical wizard John Barnard. It was also Formula 1’s first carbon fibre monocoque.

Sebastian Vettel: “Don't Forget Alain!"

Seb had radio problems in his Red Bull cockpit at various times during 2012, but the issue in Brazil was the message, not the medium.

As the German slowed down following a hectic race that finally clinched the crown, team chief Christian Horner came on to tell him the list of great names who had previously taken the title three times.

“He forgot Alain Prost,” observed Vettel, who at the age of 25 now occupies the same space in the record-books as Schumacher, Fangio, Prost, Senna, Lauda, Piquet, Stewart and of course Sir Jack.

Jenson Button: Substance As Well As Style

It looked like a foregone conclusion. The 2102 title, that is: so complete was Jenson Button’s performance in winning the season-opening race at Albert Park it seemed he was a racing certainty to take the crown for the second time in a career that began in Australia in 2000.

His failure to do so was more a matter of McLaren machinery than the man at the wheel. Button, who turned 33 in January, won just two more races, in Belgium and Brazil, and finished up fifth overall, two points behind departing teammate Lewis Hamilton.

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