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Features for March 2011
31 March 2011

FERNANDES RECEIVES CBE FROM THE QUEEN
Lotus Team Principal and AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes has received his CBE from HM Queen Elizabeth II today for "services to promote commercial and educational links" between the UK and Malaysia.
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RED BULL ADMIT HAMILTON IS 'A TOPIC'
Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Markko has said that Lewis Hamilton is 'a topic' for the team as they consider their options for next season. Said Markko, "...Hamilton must always be a topic. Our philosophy is to have the quickest drivers together in our team."
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30 March 2011

FOCUS ON RED BULL FRONT WING AGAIN
The FIA have declared the Red Bull Racing RB7 front wing legal following questions over the legality of it flexing during the Australian GP.
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BLACK & WHITE IMAGES FROM MELBOURNE
A selection of black and white images from the Australian Grand Prix.
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29 March 2011

SAUBER TO NOT APPEAL AUSTRALIAN GP EXCLUSION
Sauber have announced they will not appeal Sergio Perez and Kamui Kobayashi's disqualification from seventh and eighth place in Melbourne.
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KIMI TO RACE IN NASCAR
Kimi Raikkonen is reported to be planning a move to compete in NASCAR later this year. He is expected to race in the Truck series before moving on to the Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series with the newly formed ICE1 Racing Team.
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28 March 2011

AUSTRALIAN GP VIDEO MONTAGE
An exclusive video montage featuring images from the Australian Grand Prix.
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BEST IMAGES FROM AUSTRALIA
A selection of the best images from the Australian Grand Prix.
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FIRST GPWEEK OF 2011 AVAILABLE ONLINE NOW
The first 2011 issue of online motorsport magazine GPWEEK is now available to read at www.gpweek.com
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FROM THE ARCHIVES: 1981 AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX
Jacques Laffite won the Austrian Grand Prix for Ligier, his first victory of the season, as the French team were in a league of their own. These photos, taken from the late David Phipps collection, have recently been scanned and digitally mastered exclusively for the Sutton Images online archive.
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27 March 2011

Australian Grand Prix

Celebration
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Podium
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Parc-Ferme
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Finish
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Pit Stops
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Incidents
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Starts
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Drivers' Parade
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SAUBER DISQUALIFIED DUE TO TECHNICAL INFRINGEMENT
Sergio Perez and Kamui Kobayashi have been disqualified from their seventh and eighth place finishes at the Australian Grand Prix due to a technical infringement on both cars. Sauber have announced they will appeal the decision.
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F1 DRIVERS GROUP PHOTO
The F1 drivers have lined up for their start of term group photo in Melbourne today.
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ATMOSPHERE FROM MELBOURNE
All the atmosphere from the Australian Grand Prix.
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MESSAGES OF SUPPORT FOR JAPAN
All of the drivers are carrying messages of support for those affected by the earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan.
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VIP'S & CELEBRITIES AT THE AUSTRALIAN GP
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GIRLS IN MELBOURNE
All the glamour from Australia.
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26 March 2011

QUALIFYING PARC FERME
All the key images post Qualifying.
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HRT NOT ALLOWED TO RACE IN MELBOURNE
Hispania drivers Vitantonio Liuzzi and Narain Karthikeyan have been refused a place on the Australian Grand Prix grid due to their Qualifying times not being within the 107% rule.
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HUGO BOSS OVERALLS FOR JENSON & LEWIS
Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton are wearing HUGO BOSS designed overalls at the Australian Grand Prix.
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25 March 2011

HRT F111 MAKES TRACK DEBUT
Vitantonio Liuzzi has given the new Hispania Racing F111 a brief track debut in Melbourne today.
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24 March 2011

DRIVER PORTRAITS
The beginning of season driver portait photo shoot.
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DRIVER HELMETS
The Formula One drivers helmets.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAIME
Jaime Alguersuari is celebrating his Birthday in Melbourne today.
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MERCEDES AT ST KILDA
Mercedes GP have hosted a Silver Arrows Season Kick Off at St Kilda.
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BRAWN TO LEAVE MERCEDES GP BOARD
Ross Brawn is to step down from the board of Mercedes GP in the next few weeks. Brawn will concentrate on his job as Team Principal.
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23 March 2011

BLOCK SUFFERS HUGE SHAKEDOWN CRASH
Ken Block has suffered a big crash during shakedown for this weekends Rally de Portugal. Both Block and co-driver Alex Gelsomino were taken to hospital for check-ups.
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BUTTON VISITS HUGO BOSS STORE
Jenson Button has visted Melbourne's Hugo Boss store as part of a promotional event. The fashion giant are celebrating their 30-year partnership with the McLaren team.
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FARMER VETTEL
Sebastian Vettel has tried his hand at being a sheep farmer today in Australia.
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WEBBER & RICCIARDO'S BBQ BREAKFAST
Mark Webber and Daniel Ricciardo have cooked a traditional Aussie breakfast this morning in Melbourne.
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YAMAMOTO JOINS VIRGIN
Sakon Yamamoto has been announced as Marussia Virgin Racing's Reserve Driver at the opening Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne this week and for the next two rounds of the FIA Formula One World Championship in Malaysia and China.
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22 March 2011

SUTTON IMAGES TO PARTNER WITH THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
The Associated Press announced today the addition of Sutton Images as a new content contributor for its commercial photo division, AP Images.
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QANTAS GRID GIRL UNIFORMS UNVEILED
Australian GP Ambassador Ashley Hart and Lord Mayor Robert Doyle have unveiled the 2011 Grid Girl uniforms at Melbourne Town Hall today.
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CHANDHOK CONFIRMED AS TEAM LOTUS RESERVE DRIVER
Karun Chandhok has been confirmed as Team Lotus Reserve Driver and will take part in a number of Friday Free Practice sessions starting in Melbourne this week.
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21 March 2011

AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX HISTORY
A pictorial history of the Australian Grand Prix.
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17 March 2011

SAUBER & KOBAYASHI PRAYING FOR JAPAN
The Sauber F1 team have announced that they will run a special message on their cars during the Australian GP weekend. The message, which translates as “May our prayers reach the people in Japan,” is a goodwill gesture for those suffering in the country due to the terrible earthquake and subsequent tsunami.
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16 March 2011

BBC CONSIDERING F1 AXE
Formula One coverage on the BBC could be axed as the corporation looks to slash £600 million from its annual budget from 2014. It is believed that the BBC, who took over coverage from ITV in 2009, currently pays £40m a year in a five-season deal.
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15 March 2011

HOPES OF BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX FADE
The chances of a re-scheduled Bahrain Grand Prix have taken a blow after a state of emergency was declared in the Gulf state today. The FIA had given the organisers up until the 1st May to resolve Bahrain's political problems and request an alternative date.
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30 YEARS SINCE SENNA'S FIRST CAR VICTORY
The 15th March is the 30th anniversary of Ayrton Senna's first car win, in a Formula Ford 1600 race at Brands Hatch. Keith Sutton was present and he remembers a memorable week that would result in the young photographer handling the young Brazilians photography and PR work.
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14 March 2011

FULLER TO MANAGE HAMILTON
Simon Fuller and his XIX Management company will manage McLaren's Lewis Hamilton. The Briton, who was managed by his father Anthony until last year, will join other famous sportsmen David Beckham and Andy Murray at XIX.
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BARCELONA TESTING VIDEO MONTAGE
An exclusive video montage featuring action from the final pre-season F1 test of 2011.
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VETTEL EXTENDS RED BULL CONTRACT
2010 F1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel has extended his contract with Red Bull Racing until the end of the 2014 season.
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BLACK & WHITE IMAGES FROM BARCELONA
A selection of black and white images from Barcelona testing.
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BEST IMAGES FROM BARCELONA
A selection of the best images from the final test before the start of the season.
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SENNA DOCUMENTARY EVENT IN AUSTIN, TEXAS
Organisers of the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, in collaboration with the Williams F1 team, brought one of their cars to Texas to support a special screening of the acclaimed documentary, 'Senna,' at the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Music, Film and Interactive Festival.
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FROM THE ARCHIVES: 1981 BELGIAN GRAND PRIX
Carlos Reutemann inherited victory from Alan Jones and Didier Pironi while Nigel Mansell scored his first F1 podium after finishing third. These black & white photos, taken from the late David Phipps collection, have recently been scanned and digitally mastered exclusively for the Sutton Images online archive.
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MIXED FORTUNES FOR ALBON IN NAPLES
Sutton Images supported Alexander Albon headed to Naples for round 1 of the WSK European Championships where, despite showing good pace, finished 15th after a series of driver related incidents.
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11 March 2011

HRT F111 LAUNCH
Hispania Racing F1 Team have launched their challenger for the 2011 season at Barcelona today, the HRT F111.
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RAZIA, VALSECCHI & TEIXEIRA JOIN TEAM LOTUS
Team Lotus has confirmed that Luiz Razia and Davide Valsecchi will be combining their 2011 GP2 Team AirAsia commitments with official roles in Team Lotus. Razia will be the teams Third Driver, Valsecchi as Test Driver & Ricardo Teixeira joins the team as a second Test Driver
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NEWEY DRIVES FORD GT40
Red Bull Racing Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey has driven a Ford GT40 on at Barcelona today, to mark the start of the 'Spirit of Montjuic' historic racing event.
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10 March 2011

HRT DRIVERS PHOTO SHOOT
Narain Karthikeyan and Vitantonio Liuzzi photo shoot from Barcelona.
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LIUZZI AND HRT PRESS CONFERENCE
Hispania Racing have hosted a press conference with their recently announced 2011 driver Vitantonio Liuzzi in Barcelona today.
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JORDAN: IT WAS TWENTY YEARS AGO TODAY...
Today, 10th March, is the 20th anniversary of the Jordan teams first Formula One race, the United States Grand Prix, that took place around the streets of Phoenix, Arizona. Bertrand Gachot was classified in tenth place despite suffering an engine failure.
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09 March 2011

LIUZZI TO RACE FOR HRT IN 2011
Vitantonio Liuzzi has been announced as second driver with Hispania Racing Team for 2011.
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PIELLI EXPERIMENT WITH DIFFERENT COLOUR LOGOS
Pirelli are running with white and green writing on some of their sidewalls in Barcelona as they begin to experiment with different colours for different compounds ahead of the 2011 season.
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WILLIAMS ISOLATE THEIR DAMAGED KERS
Williams have isolated their damaged KERS unit from today's Barcelona testing in a secure box.
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DE LA ROSA RETURNS TO MCLAREN
McLaren have announced that Pedro De La Rosa will be returning to the team as test and reserve driver for 2011.
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08 March 2011

MCLAREN NEW NOSE AND REAR WING
McLaren are running a very distinctive device on the nose of the MP4-26 in Barcelona today, as well as a new aero spec on their rear wing.
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VALSECCHI MAKES TEAM LOTUS DEBUT
Davide Valsecchi has made his team Lotus test debut in Barcelona today.
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RAZIA MAKES LOTUS DEBUT
Luiz Razia has made his Team Lotus test debut at Barcelona today.
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HULKENBERG MAKES VJM04 DEBUT
Nico Hulkenberg has made his debut in the Force India VJM04 today in Barcelona.
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FROM THE ARCHIVES: 1981 US GRAND PRIX WEST
Alan Jones, fresh from winning the 1980 F1 World Championship, won on the streets of Long Beach. These black & white photos, taken from the late David Phipps collection, have recently been scanned and digitally mastered exclusively for the Sutton Images online archive.
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07 March 2011

VALSECCHI & RAZIA GEAR UP FOR LOTUS TEST
AirAsia GP2 team mates Luiz Razia and Davide Valsecchi will make their test debuts with F1 parent team, Lotus, at Barcelona tomorrow.
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FROM THE ARCHIVE: 1981 GERMAN GRAND PRIX
Fortune paid into Nelson Piquet's hands as rain fell at two-thirds distance leaving Alain Prost with an ill-handling Renault. A misfiring Williams of leader Alan Jones saw Piquet inherit the win ahead of Prost. These photos, taken from the late David Phipps collection, have recently been scanned and digitally mastered exclusively for the Sutton Images online archive.
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FERRARI AMENDS 2011 CAR NAME
Following on from the case lodged by Ford who disputed the F150/F-150 name, Ferrari have tweaked the name of their car which will now be known as the Ferrari 150° Italia. Ford and Ferrari have settled their dispute.
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04 March 2011

CSI ACQUIRES NORTH ONE SPORT
WRC promoter North One Sport has been acquired by Convers Sports Initiatives (CSI)who have promised extra investment and knowledge into promoting the brand.
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02 March 2011

SIR JACKIE STEWART TAKEN ILL
Multiple former World Champion Sir Jackie Stewart has been hospitalised after suffering chest pains during a flight from Geneva to London.
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LIFE THRU THE LENS - BEST OF THE TESTS
F1 photographer Mark Sutton takes a look back at some of his favourite and most interesting photos from the launch and testing season so far.
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MARIO ANDRETTI CONSIDERING LAS VEGAS INDY RACE
Reports suggest Mario Andretti is considering a one off comeback to compete in the 2011 IndyCar Series season finale. The race in Las Vegas is offering a prize fund of $5 million to the winner.
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01 March 2011

ECURIE ECOSSE TO MAKE COMEBACK
Legendary Scottish team Ecurie Ecosse are set to contest The Total 24 Hours of Spa in July 2011 as a partner team of Aston Martin Racing in a DBRS9 GT3.
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BACKING THE FUTURE WITH MARUSSIA VIRGIN RACING
Jerome D'Ambrosio helped to launch Karting Formula KGP which the Marussia Virgin F1 team will support in 2011. The F1 team will use the collaboration as the foundation of its young driver programme, supporting karting drivers on their way to Formula One.
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SINGTEL RENEW SINGAPORE GP SPONSORSHIP
Singapore Telecommunications have announced they will continue as title sponsor to the Singapore Grand Prix in 2011 and 2012.
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INFINITI ANNOUNCE RED BULL RACING PARTNERSHIP
Nissan's luxury brand Infiniti has announced a marketing agreement with Red Bull Racing to cover the 2011 and 2012 F1 seasons. Infiniti will have a high-profile branding presence on the car, drivers and team clothing and will work with Renault to forge future technical collaboration with the team.
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