Tag Archive: 3AW

Aug 04

Melbourne secures place on F1 calendar

The future of the Australian grand prix is secure.

2014-03-17 - Pirelli - Australia - Melbourne 09 teams “To know there are many more home grands prix to come is great,” new F1 sensation Daniel Ricciardo told the Herald Sun newspaper. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 17

Red Bull confident of winning fuel flow appeal

“We wouldn’t be appealing if we weren’t extremely confident we have a defendable case”

2014-02-28 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Daniel Ricciardo - 99019Former F1 team owner and boss Paul Stoddart has tipped Red Bull to win its appeal against Daniel Ricciardo’s Melbourne disqualification. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Melb gov’t ‘shouldn’t complain’ about F1 deal – Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone has hit back at the latest controversy surrounding the cost of Melbourne’s annual grand prix.

2012-03-17 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Saturday #5 8522011-03-26 - Force India F1 Team - Australia - Adrian Sutil 07After reportedly seeing secret documents, local media this week revealed for the first time that the government pays a more than $30 million race fee to the sport, which increases by 5 per cent every year until the end of the contract in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 15

Angry Ecclestone dares Australia to drop F1 race

“That is the nice thing.  We are not going to force anyone into doing anything because we can’t.”

Melbourne - Albert Park - Australian Grand PrixBernie Ecclestone-11-2010Bernie Ecclestone has played down the controversy over the future of Australia’s grand prix by daring organisers to walk away from the sport. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 24

Race boss Walker scolds mayor for Aus GP criticism

“It’s a huge profit for Melbourne”

Australian Grand PrixGrand Prix d'Australie - Melbourne 09-2010Australian grand prix boss Ron Walker has scolded Melbourne’s Lord Mayor for questioning the future of the city’s annual event. Lord Mayor Robert Doyle wrote in the Herald Sun’s Sunday edition that the Albert Park race is no longer value for money for the Victorian state taxpayer. Read the rest of this entry »