Keeping Track: Official Podcast of the Australian Grand Prix
With Formula One set to venture to the United States for the first time in five years, McLaren team principal Martin Whitma
As Sebastian Vettel crossed the finish line in India, he made history for Renault – claiming the 150th win for a Renault engine in their Formula 1™ career. As engine makers for some of the best teams in history, Renault has powered nine Drivers’ and ten Constructors’ titles so far.
Altogether, Renault has racked up a total of 150 wins from a little more than 500 Grand Prix starts since 1977 – that’s a win rate of 30%! They’ve achieved wins with every engine type they’ve built for the track, from the V6 to the V10 and back to the current V8.
Australia’s Mark Webber says consistency will be the key to him adding to his Formula One victory tally in the final trio of races this season.
The Red Bull driver won at Monaco and Silverstone earlier this year and told the Australian Grand Prix’s ‘Keeping Track’ podcast, in an exclusive interview, that he has some clear goals for the remainder of the season. This is in spite of the fact that the world championship is shaping up as a straight fight between Webber’s teammate Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso.
Circuit Length: 5.615 Km
Lap Record: 1:39.605 = 202.941 km/h, S. Vettel (Red Bull Renault) 2011
Pole Position: Lewis Hamilton (McLaren Mercedes); 1:35.820 = 210.958 km/h
1st: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Renault) 1:38.01.994 (av. race speed = 188.893 km/h)
Australia’s greatest ever Paralympian, Matthew Cowdrey OAM, and London Olympics Golden Girl, Anna Meares OAM will line up on the grid against Britain’s greatest ever Olympian Sir Chris Hoy MBE in the Mazda6 Celebrity Challenge at the 2013 Formula 1™ Australian Grand Prix.
Meares, Cowdrey and Hoy will be driving the All-New Mazda6 marking the first time that clean diesel technology has been used in the Celebrity Challenge.