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Grand Prix takes on Australia’s Great Ocean Road

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12 February 2013 by Luke McCormick

The black and white chequered flag was nowhere to be seen recently when a Formula One Grand Prix two-seater took on one the world's most scenic drives - the stunning Great Ocean Road in Victoria.

Spectacular scenery became the track as the car wound its way along the iconic stretch of road on the south west coast of Victoria, a short drive from Melbourne.

The Swisse F1 two-seater started its journey at the famous 12 Apostles and finished up outside the popular seaside resort of Lorne. It is the first time in history that a Formula One car has travelled down Victoria's major tourism attraction, the Great Ocean Road.

The activity took place as a teaser to the 2013 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix which takes place from 14-17 March in Melbourne. The action-packed event is held in the stunning surrounds of picturesque Albert Park, located 15 minutes from Melbourne's city centre. Synonymous with glamour, sophistication, cutting edge technology and meticulous teamwork, the Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix offers an exhilarating extravaganza of on-track and off-track of activities for people of all ages to enjoy.

More than 300,000 fans are expected to flock to the Albert Park Lake circuit to see the world's fastest cars, elite drivers and a dazzling array of local and international celebrities as they unite in Melbourne for four days of sizzling action. The crowd will be cheering on the last five World Champions and local heroes Mark Webber and Daniel Riccardio as they battle for supremacy.

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