Tag Archive: Australian Grand Prix Corporation

Mar 17

Red Bull yet to appeal Ricciardo exclusion

Red Bull is yet to formally appeal the stewards’ decision to disqualify Daniel Ricciardo.

2014-02-28 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Daniel Ricciardo - 99015The Australian driver was thrown out of the results after finishing second in Melbourne, due to irregularities with his Red Bull car’s fuel flow data and improper use of the FIA-supplied sensor. 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 »

Nov 28

Aus GP boss to retire if Ecclestone steps down

Australian grand prix boss Ron Walker has promised to step down if Bernie Ecclestone is no longer in charge of formula one.

Australian Grand Prix 2012 logoMelbourne - Albert Park - Australian Grand PrixEmbroiled in the ever-deepening Gerhard Gribkowsky corruption scandal, Ecclestone warned last week that his demise could cost the sport several key races. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Two cities could alternate Aus GP – report

Australian Grand Prix Corporation chairman Ron Walker, however, described the idea as “a formula for disaster”.

2012-03-16 - Vendredi2012-03-17 - SamediOrganisers of the grand prix in Melbourne are reportedly considering sharing the city’s formula one rights with another Australian state. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 02

Strike could derail season opener

A strike could force this month’s 2012 season opener into the gravel trap.

Flagworld - F12011-03-26 - Force India F1 Team - Australia - Adrian Sutil 07The local Herald Sun newspaper said hundreds of security guards have threatened to boycott the event over a pay dispute.

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Jul 13

Indycar pours water on F1 circuits’ threat

An Indycar boss has denied formula one circuits are lining up the American series as an alternative.

IZOD - IndyCar seriesFlagworld - F1Most of the current grand prix promoters have warned the FIA that unless new engine regulations produce the same loud sounds as the current V8s, they will host Indycar races instead.

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Mar 24

Ecclestone attacks FIA and president Todt

Ecclestone not in New York for F1 race talks

2010-06-12_06282010-06-12_0623Bernie Ecclestone has stepped up his attack on Jean Todt, highlighting a growing rift between F1’s chief executive and the head of the governing FIA. Ecclestone said recently he is “at loggerheads” with Todt over the 2013 engine rules, with Todt responding this week: “I hear about the (engine) noise, but that’s evolution.” The 80-year-old, in London this week rather than travelling to Australia for the season opener, has replied with a stinging attack on Frenchman Todt — “a poor man’s Max.” Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 23

Coulthard disappointed as Aus GP debate rolls on

“Every time I come down here we see all the anti-grand prix debate”

2010-06-11_09022010-06-12_0141The Victorian government has played down the prospect of the under-fire Australian grand prix being moved to a permanent circuit outside of Melbourne. As speculation continues about the race’s future beyond its 2015 contract, Australian Grand Prix Corporation chairman Ron Walker recalled recent plans for a purpose-built facility at Avalon, an airport 50 kilometres south of the city. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 04

No ‘twilight’ race time change for Melbourne

Melbourne will stage another ‘twilight’ grand prix this year.

Grand Prix d'Australie - Melbourne 09-2010Australian Grand PrixThe 2010 edition at Albert Park was criticised by drivers who said fading light towards the end was dangerous. But Australian Grand Prix Corporation chairman Ron Walker had denied reports that the drivers had lobbied successfully for an earlier race start, while Bernie Ecclestone favoured the twilight concept for European television viewers. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 28

Aus GP boss names Warsaw, Staten Island as rival hosts

“There are a number of people who the race could go to, such as Russia, India and Warsaw in Poland”

Australian Grand PrixGrand Prix d'Australie - Melbourne 09-2010Melbourne grand prix boss Ron Walker has named some unusual rivals who could take the country’s formula one race from Australia. As a spat between Melbourne’s Lord Mayor and Bernie Ecclestone develops, Australian Grand Prix Corporation chief Walker warned that there are plenty of alternative hosts bidding to slot onto the sport’s crammed annual calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

Organiser in Abu Dhabi for emergency Australia GP talks

Australian Motor Sport (CAMS), is demanding $800,000 in fees to sanction the Albert Park event

Flagworld - F1Australian Grand PrixAustralian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC) chairman Ron Walker has dashed to Abu Dhabi as a dispute threatens to race Melbourne off the 2011 calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

Moves afoot to move Melbourne GP beyond 2015 contract

A new venue for the Australian grand prix beyond 2015 could be shaping up near Melbourne.

Australian Grand PrixEarlier this month, Calder Park owner Bob Jane denied a major redevelopment of his circuit was a move to become an alternative for current F1 host Albert Park. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

Sydney admits push to take GP from Melbourne

A rival city is revving up its efforts to take the Australian grand prix from Melbourne after 2014.

Australian Grand PrixSince 1996, the Albert Park event has been funded by the Victorian taxpayer, but the events minister of the New South Wales government has admitted he is bidding to have the race switched to Sydney. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

Aus GP organisers reveal $40m race loss

The loss was blamed on the global financial crisis and lower ticket sales

Organisers of the Australian grand prix revealed that March’s Melbourne event cost taxpayers $40 million (AUD). Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Government threatens Aus GP backing axe

More problems for FIA

The head of the local state Victoria has confirmed the government would pull its backing of Melbourne’s formula one race if a breakaway depletes the grid of its star names. Read the rest of this entry »