Hot on the heels of NASCAR star Danica Patrick's history making performance in last month's Daytona 500 and the recent confirmation of Susie Wolff as third driver of the Williams F1 Team, Australia now has its own fast female set to make an impact in motorsport, and she will be on track at the 2013 FORMULA 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix.
Sixty years after the Australian Grand Prix was first staged at Albert Park, the two men who did most to place Australia firmly on the world motor racing map will be honoured at a unique ceremony before the 2013 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix on Sunday 17 March.
Bronze busts of Sir Jack Brabham AO OBE, Formula One World Champion in 1959, 1960 and 1966, and Alan Jones MBE, who became Australia’s second Formula One World Champion in 1980, will be unveiled in a special ceremony at the Albert Park circuit at 2 pm on race day.
Less than a week before the spotlight is on Melbourne for the 2013 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix, the Swisse F1 Two-Seater revved up residents of Shepparton and the Goulburn Valley by putting on an exhilarating display along High St and at the Shepparton Showgrounds.
The Australian Grand Prix Corporation in conjunction with Greater Shepparton City Council coordinated the activities, with V8 Supercars driver Cam McConville the trusted man behind the wheel of the Swisse F1 Two-Seater.
As we prepare to enjoy the 64th season of World Championship Grand Prix racing, the influx of five rookies has brought the average age of the 22-man grid for 2013 down to just 26.
ESTEBAN GUTIERREZ: ‘READY TO TAKE THE LEAP’
Of the newcomers, the youngest is 21-year-old Esteban Gutiérrez, the Sauber F1 Team driver who will be Mexico’s second representative on the grid after replacing his compatriot Sergio Pérez, now with McLaren.
The legends of V8 Supercars are revved up and ready for action at the 2013 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix with the drivers set to battle it out for line honours whilst keeping a watchful eye on new recruit Casey Stoner.
All of the superstars will be out on show during the four days of racing across the MSS Security V8 Supercars Challenge with Jamie Whincup, Craig Lowndes, Mark Winterbottom, Will Davison and Todd Kelly all taking to the starting grid.
Chairman, Mr Ronald J Walker AC CBE, the Australian Grand Prix Corporation Board and staff members express their sadness following the passing of James Strong AO.
As a former member of the AGPC Board, James provided exceptional leadership and made an enormous contribution to both the Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix and the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix. He was a wonderful supporter of motorsport in Australia and his generosity of spirit will live on through the careers of those he fostered and encouraged wholeheartedly. His wise counsel will be sadly missed.