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31 MAR - 03 APR 2016

Power Struggles

2014 Mercedes V6 engine

First, a question: who was the last F1 driver to win a World Championship Grand Prix in a turbo-charged car? (answer at end)

Second, a history lesson: turbo-charged engines went out at the end of the 1988 season, when McLaren used Honda power to make Ayrton Senna the World Champion for the first time and to claim the Constructors’ Championship for what was the fourth time in the team’s history to that date.

Movers And Shakers

It’s not so long ago that September was the month for driver moves, with many an announcement coming around the time of the annual visit to Spa-Francorchamps or Monza.

Nowadays, it seems the teams can afford to leave things later than that. So much so that there are still four unconfirmed seats for 2014: one apiece at Sauber and Marussia, and both places at Caterham.

So who’s gone where – and who’s going places in 2014?

Atlantic Group Catering announced as a catering partner of the Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix

The Australia Grand Prix Corporation has appointed the Atlantic Group Catering as a major Catering provider for the 2014 and 2015 Formula 1® Australian Grands Prix.

Following a highly competitive race for the coveted role, Atlantic Group will share the international event’s catering, alongside longstanding Australian Grand Prix caterers Rowland Major Events.

The team at Atlantic Group Catering will deliver a fresh, creative & culinary edge to the event and will be revving up taste buds across various corporate boxes and marquees.

What's The Point?

If the powers that be have their way, the end of the 2014 FIA Formula 1 World Championship season will have a novel twist to it.

The F1 Strategy Group and the Formula 1 Commission recently announced a plan to award double points for the final race of the season, which at this time is scheduled for Abu Dhabi on November 23.

Behind this initiative, apparently, is the desire to “maximize focus on the Championship until the end of the campaign”, i.e. to ensure that the title race remains alive right up to the final laps of a long and gruelling season.

The Swisse Color Run Launches Grand Prix Edition

Following hot on the heels of its massive event at Flemington Racecourse on November 24, The Swisse Color Run today announced that the world famous Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit will play host to ‘The Swisse Color Run Grand Prix Edition’.

The Sunday March 2, 2014 event will see an expected 20,000 eager ‘Color Runners’ take to the track for the ‘Happiest 5k on the Planet’, running along the very same roads, that just two weeks later, will welcome motorsport elite from around the world.

Grand Prix Travel®

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Gold and Grease to battle it out in the Mazda3 Celebrity Challenge

Olympic Gold Medallist, Torah Bright, and Grease the Musical star, Rob Mills have today been announced as the third and fourth drivers to take part in the Mazda3 Celebrity Challenge at the 2014 Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix.

Australia’s first ever Olympic snowboarding gold medallist, Torah Bright, has an action packed year ahead of her in 2014. In February, Bright will compete in the Sochi Winter Olympics before heading home to Australia to fulfil her burning ambition of racing in the Mazda3 Celebrity Challenge.


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