Melbourne launches 2003 plans

The Australian Grand Prix launched its program of events on Monday with a lot of emphasis being placed on the progress which has been made by Mark Webber. Next year Webber will be racing for Jaguar after a good learning year with Minardi in 2002.

The event will also feature a special tribute to Australia's best known Formula 1 champion Sir Jack Brabham plus a variety of other interesting on-track action, including a Mini celebrity race, a V8 Super car race and the usual Formula Fords. There will also be another Ultimate Speed Comparison with a BMW road car driven by Allan Moffat taking on Larry Perkins in a Holden V8 Supercar and a Williams-BMW taking part in a series of one-lap handicap sprints. The F1 car will give the BMW road car more than a minute's advantage as the handicappers try to ensure that all three cars cross the line side-by-side. The tribute to Jack Brabham will feature cars driven by Brabham throughout his career which spanned from the 1940s until 1970 and included two Australian speedway titles and three Formula 1 World Championships as a driver and one as a Constructor.

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