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12-15 MARCH 2015

F1 two-seater ride auctioned to support the Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal for Flooding in Queensland

The 2011 Formula 1™ Qantas Australian Grand Prix is auctioning off the once-in-a-lifetime experience to ride in a two-seater F1 race car to raise funds to support Queensland flood victims.

The eBay-based auction begins on Monday 17 January and ends on Friday 28 January 2011.

AGP Weekly Update - 4 weeks left!

Another busy week at the Australian Grand Prix HQ.

The motor racing world held its breath as civil unrest threatened to disrupt the season-opener in Bahrain. As confirmation of that race’s cancellation – and our reinstatement as the first Grand Prix of the season – hit the headlines, it was our engineering and operations team holding their breath with talk that Melbourne would hold consecutive Grand Prix, two weeks apart. Unfortunately (?) nothing came of that idea – we’re good, but we’re not superhuman…

No Show without Punch - and F1's got plenty for 2011

You can hear the commentator already: “And here comes Webber now in the Red Bull... he’s got those Pirellis lit up... what can he do to get past Vettel?”

Well, in 2011 he can do one of three things: trust his judgement and his own speed to make a passing manoeuvre, use the boost from the car’s KERS system or resort to the new adjustable rear wing ruling.

The major changes for 2011 are what you might expect in Formula One: they’re all about ways and means of making the cars go faster.

Flood relief auction – your chance to drive in the Lexus Celebrity Challenge

The 2011 Formula 1™ Qantas Australian Grand Prix and Lexus Australia are pleased to announce an initiative for the Red Cross Victorian Floods Appeal 2011 by auctioning a drive in the Lexus CT 200h Celebrity Challenge via eBay.

The auction offers the highest bidder the opportunity to participate in the thrills of racing on the Albert Park circuit and mingle among celebrity competitors. This is a truly once in a lifetime opportunity.

Sauber pleased with Perez's progress

Technical director of Sauber James Key has commended rookie driver Sergio Perez on his progression in the last few months of practise.

Perez who who crashed his C30 on the second pre-season test in Jerez has improved dramatically, even setting the fastest pace in final testing in Barcelona.

Sergio has developed well over the past four tests," Key said. "Looking at where he started at the Valencia test in early February and where we are now after only six weeks, he has made enormous progress."

Fake Grand Prix - This Weekend!

Feel like something's missing from this weekend? With the postponement of the season-opener in Bahrain, Formula 1 fans could be excused for feeling a little low on revs over the next four days.

To fill the void created by Bahrain, the Australian Grand Prix Corporation is staging a 'Fake Grand Prix' on Twitter from Thursday to Sunday.


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