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Harts racing at the 2011 GP

The Australian Grand Prix Corporation is pleased to announce Ashley Hart as the ambassador of the 2011 Formula 1™ Qantas Australian Grand Prix.

The stunning Melbourne born and raised model is now based in New York but will be making a special trip home to take on the coveted Ambassador role with the Australian Grand Prix.

Hart will experience a taste of life in the fast lane with a ride in a 2-seater F1 car, hosting the super exclusive GP Party and welcoming international guests and celebrities.

Webber thanks fans with iconic Bolte drive

Australian Formula One driver Mark Webber is set to thrill Australian fans with a taste of his high-octane expertise by crossing Melbourne's iconic Bolte Bridge in a Red Bull Racing F1 car.

The spectacular 'Red Bull Run' will take place at 9.45am on Saturday 19 March as a prelude to the 2011 Formula 1™ Qantas Australian Grand Prix and opening round of the 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship season.

A great place for the first race!

When Melbourne first welcomed the Formula One World Championship in 1996, the catch-cry for the event was "What a great place for the race!" Sixteen years on, it's still a great place for the race – and the reigning World Champion himself agrees.

Sebastian Vettel was a boy of eight when the race was first run here, so he came late to the attractions of Albert Park. But it didn't take him long to figure out how good the circuit and the city are.

Qantas Announces Mark Webber as Qantas Ambassador

Qantas today announced a new Qantas Ambassador as part of its support of the 2011 Formula 1™ Qantas Australian Grand Prix.

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said Qantas was proud to support Australia’s Formula One driver and welcomed Mark to the Qantas team.

“Mark Webber is an Australian sporting champion and we look forward to working with and supporting Mark, not only in Australia but throughout his Grand Prix season globally,” said Mr Joyce.

Red Bull Race Off

Question:

What do you get when you take two Formula One drivers at opposite ends of their careers, mix in a seasoned V8 Supercar champion and add one of the craziest motorsport stars on the planet, all in identical cars doing five laps of the Albert Park street circuit battling it out for victory?

Answer:

The Red Bull Race Off, a new exhibition race format premiering at the 2011 Formula 1™ Qantas Australian Grand Prix and guaranteed to be one of the highlights of the weekend.

Steven Richards to Race Porsche Carrera Cup

Steven Richards confirmed for 2011 Porsche Carrera Cup Australia

Carrera Cup continues to entice high-profile drivers

V8 Supercar driver and twice Bathurst 1000 winner Steven Richards is the latest high-profile driver to join Porsche Carrera Cup Australia.

Richards will add a new chapter to his distinguished motorsport career by competing in the 2011 Carrera Cup season after 15 years of full-time V8 Supercar racing.

Webber clears the air

Newly crowned Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel said he and team-mate Mark Webber have buried the hatchet after a turbulent season.

Despite being on the same team, Vettel and Webber have been fierce rivals this season, so much so that their tense relationship threatened to disrupt Red Bull's title push.

But after Vettel claimed his maiden world championship at Abu Dhabi, at the expense of Webber and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, the 23-year-old German said he and his team-mate had cleared the air.

F1 title down to last race

Sitting in pole position for this year's Formula One title heading to the finale in Abu Dhabi, Fernando Alonso knows plenty about contending with a team-mate for the crown as Red Bull duo Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel are.

The Ferrari man is in the box seat knowing that if he wins or finishes second he will claim the championship for the third time following his triumphs with Renault in 2005 and '06, regardless of what rivals Webber, Vettel or unlikely contender Lewis Hamilton do.

Title glory for Vettel

Sebastian Vettel became the youngest world champion in Formula One history with victory in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Monday morning.

The German Red Bull driver, 23, needed to win and hope for a poor performance from championship leader Fernando Alonso, and he got his wish, with the Ferrari man only able to manage a seventh-place finish at the Yas Marina circuit.

Vettel keeps plans quiet

Sebastian Vettel continued to tease as the debate again raged over whether he will aid Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber in Sunday's title-decider in Abu Dhabi.

For the final pre-race press conference of the season on a Thursday involving the drivers, the FIA threw together the four championship protagonists - Fernando Alonso, Mark Webber, Vettel and Lewis Hamilton, the latter trio eight, 15 and 24 points adrift of the Spaniard respectively.

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