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F1 Takes Over The City

For the month of February Formula 1® will take over Melbourne’s CBD, with our promotional team giving city workers the chance to win a Swisse F1® Two-Seater ride. They will be located at Melbourne Central, Bourke Street Mall, Collins Place and Goldsborough Lane on different days. Catch the team for your chance to win tickets to the 2013 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix and an unforgettable experience.

Jerez Testing Heralds Season’s Start

All eyes were on southern Spain last week as the Circuito de Jerez played host to the first of three weeks of testing ahead of the 2013 Formula 1® season.

The four days of action are always keenly anticipated as they present the first opportunities of the new racing year to witness the full range of updated vehicles in action. The week in Jerez also provides an early chance for fans to familiarise themselves with drivers new to F1® , or simply new to their teams after switching in the off-season.

Victoria shines as the ‘race’ and the ‘road’ come together

Formula 1 ® entered uncharted territory this week when the Swisse F1 Two-Seater took to the Great Ocean Road and put on a spectacular display along the iconic stretch of Victorian coastline.

It marks the first time in history that a Formula 1 ® car has travelled along Victoria’s major tourist route, with the breathtaking drive commencing at the 12 Apostles and weaving its way towards Lorne.

Nitro Circus Live Riders Announced

Nitro Circus Live, one of the greatest live action sports show in the world, will take the stage at the 2013 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix, free for all ticket holders.

The world’s best action sports athletes will push themselves to the limit, performing free, daily shows that will culminate in a one-hour post-race spectacular. The shows will feature Nitro’s famous 50-foot giganta ramp, extreme stunts in Freestlye Motocross, BMX, Skateboard, Scooters and more.

Scanlan set to steal the show

Chelsea Scanlan was unveiled this morning as the Ambassador of the 2013 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix.

The stunning Melbourne-raised model burst onto the scene at the tender age of 17, quickly becoming one the nation’s top models – a position she has retained with ease thanks to her striking good looks, infallible work ethic and infectious personality.

It’s go time for Melbourne, as Rolex claims pole position

The clock is ticking and with just under forty days until the spotlight is on Melbourne, the Australian Grand Prix Corporation has announced Rolex as the Title Sponsor for the 2013 Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix.

A high octane launch event featuring the F1® Two-Seater on ice heralded the new partnership and built excitement ahead of the event which will kick off the Formula 1® season next month.

What's In A Name?


Names and nicknames are a lot of fun, so to start with here’s another question for you: what does a Pampas Bull have to do with the most successful marque in Formula 1 history?

Ferrari’s F138 was launched in Maranello at the end of last week. The Lotus E21 was the 21st car to come from that team’s Enstone stable, but where does the Italian constructor get its nomenclature from?


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