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EVENT COUNTDOWN

ALBERT PARK

12-15 MARCH 2015

Friendly Fire Should Fire Up Webber

Australian ace Mark Webber heads into his 12th season in Formula 1® with change and controversy swirling around his 36-year-old head. He has a new engineer, he’s undergone further surgery in the off-season – and most of all, he has been the subject of some highly critical remarks from within his own Red Bull Racing team. What’s going on?

A Leg Up

It’s four years now since Mark lay on the ground in Tasmania with his right leg broken, the result of a rather lop-sided coming-together between his bike and a four-wheel-drive during his Challenge on the Apple Isle.

Formula 1® fever races into Shepparton

The Australian Grand Prix Corporation in conjunction with Greater Shepparton City Council today announced that the thrill and excitement of Formula 1® will race into Shepparton, on Saturday March 9 with the Swisse F1 Two-Seater car set to provide spectators with an up close and personal view of the F1 action.

The Swisse F1 Two-Seater car will be driven by V8 Supercar driver Cam McConville, putting on a spectacular show for locals along High St, before further displays and activities at the Shepparton Showgrounds.

Lotus First To Break Cover

It’s official: the 2013 season is upon us with the news that Lotus have launched their latest car, the E21. The unglamorous name comes from the fact that it’s the 21st car to come out of the former Renault HQ at Enstone in the UK.

But what’s in a name? This is the car designed to build on a 2012 season where the E20 carried Kimi Raikkonen to third in the Drivers’ World Championship and Lotus to fourth in the Constructors’.

Kimi Raikkonen: 'Leave Me Alone...'

It was the most-quoted line of 2012; within minutes, it seemed, it had made its way around the world; and within days it was on a tee-shirt being handed out to everyone in the Lotus factory in the UK.

“Leave me alone, I know what I’m doing,” said Kimi Raïkkönen from the cockpit at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit in the 18th race of the season. He was on his way to the first victory of his comeback year, but it was the 19th of his Formula 1 career so clearly he didn’t need the engineers jabbering in his ear while he went about his business.

50 days until the 2013 Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix

Today marks 50 days to go until day one of the 2013 Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix.

Event preparations are in full swing with an impressive support line-up confirmed and Nitro Circus Live locked in to headline the post-race entertainment.

Australian fast bowler and self-proclaimed F1 fan, Peter Siddle, visited “F1 World” at Queensbridge Square today and declared his excitement for the upcoming event.

Sophomore Trio

Along with the three rookies, there will be three young men heading into their second full seasons in Formula 1 this year: Daniel Ricciardo, his Toro Rosso sidekick Jean-Eric Vergne, and Charles Pic. What should we expect from them with a year’s racing under their belts?

Two Men At The Crossroads

For different reasons, there are at least two drivers out there in 2013 whose careers are at a crossroads. They might go forward – but they might also be about to make a wrong turn. The 2013 season could be decisive for them all.

Felipe Massa: Reprieve Or Stay Of Execution?

What’s the significance of this set of numbers: 2-4-6-7-4-3?

Ruby Rose brings a touch of grunge and glam to the Mazda6 Celebrity Challenge at the 2013 Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix

Acclaimed entertainer and international DJ, Ruby Rose has staked an early claim for the Mazda6 Celebrity Challenge title at the 2013 Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix.

The much loved media identity took her time inspecting the first All-New Mazda6 in full race livery - complete with roll cage and racing seat - at a special unveiling at Albert Park yesterday.

Whys and Wherefores

The third part of our 2013 driver profiles brings us to three men with much on their minds as they head into the new season. In all three cases it seems there are more questions than answers...


Lewis Hamilton: The Right Move?

Should Lewis have stayed in his comfort zone at McLaren, or should we applaud him for being brave enough to seek fresh pastures? To continue that metaphor, he’s been in a pretty good paddock ever since he came into Formula 1 in 2007 so after six seasons maybe it is time to find out just how good he is.

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