Countdown to 2013 Formula One season: 3 days
On This Day:
Michael Schumacher won the 2000 Australian GP, kicking off the year of his third championship in style. Jenson Button and Nick Heidfeld made their F1 debuts.
In 2006, it was Bahrain to start the proceedings. Nico Rosberg made his F1 debut and took the fastest lap of the race. Schumacher had pole, but again the future champion – this time Fernando Alonso – won. Toro Rosso also made their debut, and it was Sauber’s first race as BMW. Midland F1 had taken over Jordan, and Super Aguri also began their brief career.
Kamui Kobayashi has joined Ferrari’s World Endurance Championship team.
GP3 testing in Barcelona.