Red Bull previews the 2011 Melbourne Grand Prix

Last year, Red Bull Racing took it upon themselves to preview each and every race of the 2010 Formula One calendar and, as luck would have it, that strategy paid off when the team eventually won both the Driver’s and Constructor’s Championships.

Okay, the two things don’t really have anything to do with each other, but for all we know, those guys are superstitious enough to not mess with a good thing.

So now that the 2011 F1 season is so close - it starts on Sunday March 27th -, the defending champs are at it again, releasing a preview video of the 2011 Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park in Melbourne.

It must be noted that even though Red Bull romped to both championships last season, their fortunes at last year’s race in Australia wasn’t as, shall we say, ’champagne-soaked’. While reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel did secure a pole position last year, his race was ultimately cut short after 25 laps due to mechanical failures. As for hometown hero Mark Webber, he had a mediocre 9th place finish in front of his fellow Oz.

How will Vettel, Webber, and the entire F1 grid fare this year? It’s anyone’s guess, really, but with the introduction of the KERS system and the new rear wings that are supposed to provide more overtaking opportunities, we’re willing to bet that the 2011 Formula One season will be as exciting and action-packed as any season we’ve seen in history.

Strap on your seatbelts, fellas! The 2011 Formula One season is just about here!


Source: Red Bull Racing

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  (409) posted on 03.31.2011

From what I have hear, the Bahrain circuit was going to be quite as challenging as this one. Too bad they had to cancel that one because of the current situation there.

  (613) posted on 03.30.2011

Hey, where’s the next leg of the race going to be? From what I have heard, the second track would be quite as difficult as this one, so this is definitely a must see.

  (541) posted on 03.30.2011

Well, the Australian GP was definitely a good start for the season. Too bad we won’t be seeing the Bahrain leg this year. I heard that they also made a great track there.

  (798) posted on 03.29.2011

Yeah, vettel really did some pretty neat tricks there. He really made use of the track’s straighaways a lot too, which showed off his skills.

  (592) posted on 03.29.2011

The race last week was certainly something interesting to watch. Those corners were definitely the turning points, as many of the drivers (such as Vettel) took advantage of them.

  (31) posted on 03.28.2011

Yes, it was rather an exciting game. these races get exciting with those terrific twists and corners. Anyway the race started with a great show. Hope to have a great season ahead.

  (383) posted on 03.28.2011

hmm. I’m looking forward for the upcoming event. I think Red Bull had made the race track more fun and exciting. However. I wonder what happen to the Bahrain Grand Prix? Do they canceled the event because of the tension there?

  (337) posted on 03.28.2011

You’re right, this years track look rather tricky. It only has on or two full straight ways. But then again, those crafty drivers can still take advantage of it.

  (347) posted on 03.28.2011

The track actually looks rather tight with all those corners. But Red Bull managed to pull one off this time around when Vettel won yesterday.

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