CAMS DELIGHTED BY NEW AUSTRALIAN F1GP DEAL The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport Ltd (CAMS) is delighted that Australia will continue to host a round of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship. It was announced today that Melbourne,...
CAMS DELIGHTED BY NEW AUSTRALIAN F1GP DEAL
The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport Ltd (CAMS) is delighted that Australia will continue to host a round of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship.
It was announced today that Melbourne, Victoria will continue to host the Formula 1TM Australian Grand Prix until 2015 at the Albert Park circuit.
CAMS plays an integral role in the Grand Prix, with approximately 1000 CAMS Accredited Volunteer Officials working at the four-day event each year.
The work of CAMS and its people at the Australian Grand Prix over the past 24 years, both in Adelaide from 1985 to 1995 and Melbourne since 1996, has seen Australia viewed as a world leader in motorsport race organisation. Indeed, many CAMS officials will celebrate 25 years of participation in the Australian Grand Prix next year.
As a result of this professionalism, expertise and dedication, CAMS has been engaged as race organisation consultants to train officials and supervise other Formula 1 events in Malaysia, Bahrain and Singapore in recent years.
The Grand Prix is also seen as the marquee event on the Australian motorsport calendar. In recent years the event has also hosted V8 Supercars, Carrera Cup and Formula 3 as support categories, giving Australian drivers the chance to race on a Formula 1 circuit in front of a large audience that includes the 10 Grand Prix teams.
"This new deal is great news for the Australian motorsport community," said CAMS CEO Graham Fountain.
"We have 1000 CAMS Accredited Volunteer Officials work tirelessly at the Grand Prix each year. These officials serve their sport all year long and for them, this is their biggest event of the year.
"Our own Mark Webber has enjoyed being cheered on by his home crowd at the Albert Park circuit ever since his sensational debut there in 2002.
"This new deal means that our up-and-coming Australian drivers have the chance to follow in Mark's footsteps and race on home soil should they reach Formula 1.
"CAMS is excited about continuing its relationship with the Australian Grand Prix Corporation and making the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix even bigger and better over the next seven years."