The Waite Grandstand, situated on the eastern side of the Lake at Turn 12, is perfect for viewing Formula One racing. It also provides dramatic viewing of challenging Turns 11 and 12. The superscreen diagonally opposite ensures you won't miss a second of the race. If you feel like a wander, you'll find the Golf Course entertainment areas and food and bar facilities conveniently close by. The Waite Grandstand also has un-reserved disabled seating available
12-15 MARCH 2015
Circuit Length: 5.303 km
Lap Record: 1:24.125 = 226.933 km/h - M. Schumacher (Ferrari) 2004
Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Renault); 1:23.529 = 228.552 km/h
1st: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Renault) 1:29.30.259
2nd: Lewis Hamilton (McLaren Mercedes)
3rd: Vitaly Petrov (Renault)
The 2012 Formula 1™ Qantas Australian Grand Prix is expected to be one of the most successful Australian Grands Prix in recent years as demand for Grandstand, General Admission and Paddock Club exceeds expectations one week out from the event.
The majority of the four-day Grandstands are already sold out and all single day Sunday grandstands have reached capacity. As a result, the Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC) has had to build an additional Grandstand, named after Sir Stirling Moss, on Turn 1 which will provide patrons with some of the best views of the circuit.
It may be less than a week until all the action of the 2012 Formula 1™ Qantas Australian Grand Prix explodes into Albert Park, but yesterday the thrill and adrenalin of F1 was making noise some 200km away in Bendigo.
The Swisse Two-Seater F1 cars zoomed into one of regional Victoria’s largest cities, putting on a spectacular show for the thousands of locals who turned out to see the cars drive through their streets, preluding the Bendigo International Madison Criterium.
The name may be Italian, but the boy is an Aussie through and through. Just ask Daniel Ricciardo’s father.
Joe Ricciardo was born in Sicily but came Down Under at the tender age of seven. His wife Grace was born in Australia but her family hails from Calabria. Since Jarno Trulli lost his race seat to Vitaly Petrov and his Russian roubles, leaving the grid without an Italian driver for the first time since 1970, Daniel Ricciardo might just be the closest thing to it in 2012.
The Australian Grand Prix Corporation and V8 Supercars Australia have confirmed an exciting and competitive new racing format ahead of next week’s 2012 Formula 1™ Qantas Australian Grand Prix.
This year will see V8 Supercars drivers battle it out for the first time in four races for the ultimate prize pool of $500,000 as they take on two practice sessions and qualifier on Thursday, two races on Friday and another on Saturday, culminating in the highly-anticipated finale at 1.20pm on Sunday 18 March.
In the first episode of Keeping Track for 2012, Mark Webber joins us on the eve of the Qantas Australian Formula One Grand Prix, we review all of the pre-season testing news from Spain, and look ahead to next week’s season-opener at Albert Park.
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