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A Guide to Formula 1

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Motor racing is unique in demanding a combination of mechanical performance and human skills. In this two-part feature we offer an introduction to the sport ahead of the new 2015 Formula 1 season – the 66th in World Championship history.

Ricciardo on top of the world

Australian Daniel Ricciardo has been named the number one racing driver in the world by Autosport Magazine in its annual top 50 list.

Ricciardo, who finished third in the FIA Formula One World Championship™, winning three races throughout the season, pipped World Champion, Lewis Hamilton to take the top honours.

Last year’s number one driver, Sebastian Vettel dropped to 24th after a difficult season in which he failed to win a race for the first time since 2007, and was out-qualified by Ricciardo 12 times in 19 races.

Rolex reaffirms Melbourne F1® Title Sponsorship

Rolex, the luxury Swiss watchmaker, for a third year, will be the Title Sponsor of the FORMULA 1 ®AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX.

The Title Sponsorship announcement comes as the Melbourne event prepares to celebrate its most significant milestone yet – two decades of Formula 1® racing in the city.

The 2015 FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX will once again be the season opener of the FIA Formula One World Championship™. It will be held at the iconic Albert Park Circuit, 12-15 March, 2015.

Fine Wine bound for Formula One

The Australian Grand Prix Corporation is thrilled to announce Fine Wine Partners as its Wine Supplier for the Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix and Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix events until 2016.

Fine Wine Partners is one of Australia's most prestigious wine companies.

For over 100 years the company has represented family owned and boutique brands including Henschke, Villa Maria and Pikes and is the proud owner of acclaimed Australian and NZ heroes, Petaluma, Croser, St Hallett, Stonier, Knappstein and Wither Hills.

Alonso confirmed at McLaren-Honda for 2015

Formula One’s worst kept secret of 2014 has finally been confirmed, with news overnight that Fernando Alonso will join McLaren-Honda in 2015.

The Spaniard returns to the British team after a tumultuous 2007 campaign that saw him depart the squad just one season into his contract.

The move coincides with Honda’s return to the sport as engine supplier, reigniting memories of a once famous partnership, which spawned multiple titles for Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost.

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