Rolex Backs the Action as Ferrari Crushes Mercedes in the First Race of the Formula One Season
Formula One season has arrived and Ferrari has marked out an early lead with support from Rolex, backer of the initial race in Australia for the fifth year running. Mercedes-AMG’s Lewis Hamilton, three-time Formula One World Champion, is the man to beat, and in Melbourne Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel demonstrated he has the fundamental stuff. Shockingly Rolex has just been the Official Timepiece of Formula 1 since 2013, however now that they’re in the game we expect large things.
Ferrari routs Mercedes at the Grand Prix in Australia. (credit: Formula1)
Australian Grand Prix 2017 in Melbourne
The notable Swiss watch brand takes note of that this year “points the start of another period of striking, amazing and quicker Formula One dashing gratitude to significant specialized changes pointed toward expanding downforce and the presentation of more extensive tires with more noteworthy mechanical grasp and higher cornering speeds, requesting more from the drivers, vehicles and groups.” And likewise, their watches. The Daytona was conceived for those in the dashing business . Besides, to check the event, Rolex has added nine-time Formula One Grand Prix victor and 2015 FIA World Endurance Champion Mark Webber, who dashed principally for Porsche, to its group of “Testimonees”, or spokesmen.
The Australian Grand Prix 2017 was held in Melbourne. (credit: Formula1)
After the main race, Sebastian Vettel drives the World Drivers’ Championship by seven, in front of Lewis Hamilton with Valtteri Bottas a further three focuses behind in third. In the World Constructors’ Championship, Ferrari holds an important lead over Mercedes while Red Bull Racing are third, a further 23 focuses behind. Obviously with 19 additional competitions to go, anything could occur. Not at all like Rolex 24 there are different occasions . The following competition, the Chinese Grand Prix, happens on April 9 in Shanghai. This year there will be no German Grand Prix after the proprietors of the Hockenheimring and Nürburgring circuits couldn’t consent to commercial terms with Formula One Management.
Ferrari holds a noteworthy lead over Mercedes. (credit: Formula1)
“The universes of engine game and watchmaking are normally adjusted through exactness, elite designing and persevering advancement,” notes Arnaud Boetsch, Rolex SA Communication & Image Director. “We are charmed to have Mark join individual engine hustling legends Sir Jackie Stewart, a three-time Formula One World Champion, and Tom Kristensen, who won Le Mans multiple times, as a Rolex Testimonee.” The Australian-conceived Webber adds, “For me by and by it is a significant privilege to now be important for the Rolex family, beginning at the Rolex Australian Grand Prix which is obviously near my heart, and it is an advantage for the motorsport business to have the help of a particularly lofty worldwide brand.”
Sebastian Vettel completes in first over Mercedes. (credit: Formula1)
More subtleties on the victors and failures of this occasion can be found at Formula 1. As the truism goes, honorable men, turn over your motors…