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EVENT COUNTDOWN

ALBERT PARK

12-15 MARCH 2015

2014 Community Information

The Community Information Guide is intended to provide residents & businesses potentially effected by the event with a range of information on the event and how normal services in the area will be conducted.

A Community Relations Office will be established in Albert Park adjacent to Gate 1 near the Middle Park Station underpass in the lead up to the event. This is to assist with any community related matters and for the distribution of Local Access Permits to eligible residents and businesses.

Sahara Force India reveals dynamic new look for 2015 in Mexico City

Sahara Force India launched its 2015 season today offering fans and media a first impression of how the VJM08 will look when it makes its track debut next month. A spectacular event at the Soumaya museum in Mexico City saw Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg pull back the covers to reveal the team’s fresh new look for 2015.

The new car livery is guaranteed to get heads turning. The chassis features an elegant combination of silver and black with the team’s traditional colour of orange streaking from the nose cone to the rear of the car in two symmetrical curves.

Statement: 2015 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix start time

As a result of the Jules Bianchi FIA Accident Panel Report, and discussions with Formula One Management, the start time for the 2015 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix will be moved from 5:00pm to 4:00pm local time.

As a leader in the delivery of Formula One events globally, safety of competitors, patrons and suppliers is always the primary commitment of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation and this slight change in start time reflects that.

Selwood to sink his claws into Formula One

With only 50 days to go until the 2015 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix, Geelong Football Club captain Joel Selwood was today unveiled as an official event ambassador.

Selwood, who is a keen sports fan, developed an appreciation for Formula One through his close friendship with Simon Sostaric, a former personal trainer of Mark Webber.

He will be acting as a local spokesperson for the event while also educating Formula One drivers on the world of AFL.

2015 F1 World

Step inside the world of Formula 1 at Queensbridge Square, Melbourne, January 17-26.

The centrepiece of F1 World is the Giant Helmet, where fans can gain an insight into the world of Formula 1 through its history, drivers, teams, and an overview of 2 decades of Formula 1 in Melbourne. Also on view is the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix trophy, Daniel Ricciardo’s full racing suit and the 2014 Infiniti Red Bull Racing steering wheel.

Fans will have the chance to have their photo taken in the Pirelli Formula 1 car and learn about the Pirelli Formula 1 tyre range.

A Guide to Formula 1

Photo courtesy of LAT Photographic

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.

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