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EVENT COUNTDOWN

ALBERT PARK

12-15 MARCH 2015

Vettel Extends Contract with Red Bull

Red Bull announces today that it has extended its agreement with Sebastian Vettel – meaning the current World Champion will remain with Red Bull Racing until the end of 2014.

Having been supported by Red Bull since 1998, Sebastian is a graduate of the Red Bull Junior Team.

In 2008 he became the youngest-ever driver to win a grand prix and last year became the youngest-ever FIA Formula One Drivers’ World Champion.

Caring for kids at the Australian Grand Prix

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute has been named as the official charity of the 2011 Formula 1TM Qantas Australian Grand Prix.

Australian Grand Prix Corporation Acting Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Westacott, said he is delighted to announce the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute as the official charity for the 2011 event.

“Funds raised through this partnership will assist MCRI in continued research projects, we are very pleased to be able to provide this opportunity” he said.

Why the F1 movable rear wing will work

With thanks to our Clerk of the Course, CAMS Director - Racing Operations Tim Schenken.

Ever since plans were confirmed last summer to introduce a moveable rear wing (MRW) to aid overtaking, almost every sector of the sport has remained sceptical and worried. From the fans and the media, to team personnel and drivers, there have been few positive comments to suggest it will work as expected and improve the spectacle by increasing overtaking opportunities.

Ticket revenue goes to a great cause

A love of motorsport and being charitable go hand in hand this coming Friday!

The Australian Grand Prix Corporation, in conjunction with FoxTix, is excited to confirm that this Friday, 4 March, 50% of proceeds from all General Admission tickets sold to the 2011 Formula 1™ Qantas Australian Grand Prix (up to $25,000) will go to the event’s official charity – Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.

Australian Grand Prix Corporation Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Westacott, said he is proud to make this announcement.

Get inside the head of an F1 Driver

Ever wondered what Mark Webber eats for breakfast? The Australian Grand Prix Corporation is showcasing just that in an amazing Formula One interactive public exhibition taking the form of a giant helmet.

Presented by the City of Melbourne, the enormous specially formulated race helmet will be on display in a series of public exhibitions around Melbourne in February and March free of charge for all to explore.

Create your dream F1 machine

If you've always fantasised about creating your very own sleek F1 machine to race around the track in, zoom past the chequered flag and be propelled up onto the winner's podium, then it's time to immerse yourself in the "Grand Prix Interactive Zone".

The Australian Grand Prix Corporation is pleased to present a brand new ambient interactive experience open to the public at Southern Cross Station in Melbourne from the 2 - 8 March.

Melbourne to host F1 season opener

The Australian Grand Prix Corporation today confirmed that Melbourne will host the first-round of the 2011 FIA Formula 1™ World Championship season from the 24-27 March.

After widespread speculation that political unrest in Bahrain may cause a cancellation of the first round race scheduled for 13 March, the island nation and Formula One Management have confirmed that Bahrain has officially withdrawn from hosting the opening round of the 2011 F1 season.

2011 Formula 1 Qantas Australian Grand Prix - the countdown is on!

Get set to feel the excitement of the 2011 Formula 1™ Qantas Australian Grand Prix from 24-27 March.

The Formula 1™ Australian Grand Prix is one of the largest attended events in Australia attracting a four day estimated attendance of 305,000 in 2010. With Victoria on the world stage, the race alone will be watched in more than 180 countries and territories primarily on free-to-air broadcast.

Grandstand sales are currently tracking 35 per cent higher than this time last year with general admission not far behind.

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.

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