Australia’s national airline, QANTAS, has re-signed as the naming rights partner for the 2011 Australian Grand Prix, it has been announced. This year’s event was sponsored by Dutch bank ING.

QANTAS has secured naming rights for the 2010 Australian GP “We are proud to renew our naming rights sponsorship,” said QANTAS CEO Alan Joyce.

The news will come as welcome publicity for the second-oldest continually operating airline, which has been the subject of a spate of mechanical issues with its planes, including a spectacular explosion of one of its A380’s engines on a flight departing Singapore.

Let’s hope the entire F1 community is free to choose their airline when booking their flights to Melbourne!

[Original image via Guardian]

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.