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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.

Hamilton on song in practice

Lewis Hamilton reminded the Formula One world of his chance of stealing the title by finishing quickest in Friday's second practice.

The McLaren driver is fourth in the drivers' championship heading into Sunday's season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, requiring a race win, and a flop from his rivals, to claim the title.

The Englishman clocked a time of 1.40.888 seconds on the Yas Marina circuit, just 0.609 seconds slower than Sebastian Vettel's course record set last year.

Webber pledges Red Bull future

Mark Webber has pledged his future to Red Bull for next season and was philosophical after missing out on the Formula One World Championship to teammate Sebastian Vettel.

Webber, 33, led the drivers' standings for much of the season, but saw his lead whittled away in the closing weeks by both Vettel and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso.

Alonso's title to lose

Fernando Alonso believes he is in a strong position to win the Formula One World Championship after qualifying ahead of Mark Webber.

Ferrari's Alonso came in third on Saturday qualifying for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, behind the Red Bull of Sebastian Vettel and McLaren's Lewis Hamilton, but crucially ahead of nearest challenger Mark Webber.

The Red Bull man, eight points behind leader Alonso in the drivers' championship standings, could only manage fifth.

"In the race anything can happen," Alonso said.

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