8th March 2013

Countdown to 2013 Formula One season: 7 days

Birthdays:
Kiwi racing driver Chris van der Drift is 27 today!

On This Day:
Mika Hakkinen dominated the 1998 Australian GP, winning from pole with the fastest lap. It was Bridgestone’s first F1 win, and the first race since 1991 in Canada that Goodyear didn’t win. A number of drivers made their F1 debuts, but not anyone who has since become a success in F1.

News:
Stefano Coletti was fastest on the final day of GP2 testing at Barcelona. The GP2 season starts a week after F1’s, in Malaysia.

Today:
Formula Renault 3.5 testing at Paul Ricard.

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