Tag Archive: Victoria

Oct 21

Michelin confirmed as MotoGP tyre supplier until 2023

Michelin® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

Michelin confirmed as MotoGP tyre supplier until 2023Contract extension confirms the French firm will continue as official, sole tyre supplier of the premier class from 2019-2023. Dorna Sports is delighted to announce a contract extension with Michelin that will see the French marque continue as the sole, official tyre supplier to MotoGP™ until at least 2023.

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Feb 21

Year Zero: Let battle commence

High speed, flowing and technical, it has been the stage for some of the greatest two-wheeled races in recent history

Victoria, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit A few hours south of Melbourne in the Australian state of Victoria, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit is a ribbon of tarmac standing alone by the sea.

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Nov 17

Bernie Ecclestone presents his trophy to F1 In Schools World Champions

The F1 in Schools programme operates in over 40 countries

Bernie Ecclestone with F1 in Schools World Champions 2013, A1 Racing from AustraliaA1 Racing, a team of students from Australia, who were crowned F1 in Schools World Champions earlier this week, were given a day to remember yesterday when Formula One™ boss, Bernie Ecclestone, presented his F1 in Schools™ Bernie Ecclestone World Champions trophy to the team, a collaboration of students from Pine Rivers State High School, Brisbane and Phoenix Community College, Victoria.  Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 06

Leading formula one figures have called on organisers of the Australian grand prix to consider switching to a Singapore-style night race format

F1 figures call for Melbourne night race

2011-03-26 - Force India F1 Team - Australia - Adrian Sutil 072012-09-02 - Red Bull Racing - SingaporeKeen to install a better television time for the bulk European audience, F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has been pushing the idea for years, but the state government has always ruled it out. 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 17

Minister says gov’t to be tough in next Aus GP talks

“It’s just that we’re not going to be bunnies in contractual negotiations.”

Australian Grand PrixGrand Prix d'Australie - Melbourne 09-2010The state Victorian government wants to keep the Australian grand prix beyond 2015 but only with new contract terms. That is the latest development in the saga surrounding Melbourne’s future on the F1 calendar, after powerbrokers Jean Todt and Bernie Ecclestone this week said Australia is important to the sport. Read the rest of this entry »


May 05

Webber hits reverse after ‘nanny state’ controversy

“It’s something Mark is passionate about” -Neal

2010-03-27- Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber 4Mark Webber has shifted into reverse gear after slamming F1 host state Victoria as a “bloody nanny state”. The Australian, irritated at local overregulation such as the prevalence of speeding and parking fines, made the comment in the wake of Lewis Hamilton’s famous run-in with Melbourne police in March. 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 »