The F1 two-seater took to the Yarra Valley today

The Australian Grand Prix Corporation and the Victorian state government once again joined fortunes with another unique promotional event for next month’s season-opening Formula 1 Grand Prix at Albert Park.

After last year’s spectacular Swiss two-seater Formula 1 car demonstration along the Great Ocean Road, the 700bhp V10 thrillseekers’ dream headed to another famous location: the Yarra Valley wine-making region in the Dandenong Ranges.

This time around, the two-seater performed a spectacular demonstration alongside the iconic Puffing Billy steam train, guaranteeing plenty of beautiful footage to showcase this famous winegrowing region to the world.

This year’s Australian Grand Prix ambassador, Georgia Geminder, was a lucky and clearly delighted passenger in the F1 two-seater as it hustled its way around the Tarrawarra Estate winery it ventured onto the surrounding roads, crossing paths with the historic Puffing Billy stream train.

“The Australian Grand Prix is the cornerstone of Victoria’s Major Events calendar and it gives us great pleasure to promote tourism by extending the reach of Formula One to publicise Victoria,” Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO Andrew Westacott said of today’s event.

“Formula One showcases this state on the world stage and we strongly believe that this activity will attract more international visitors to Puffing Billy and the Yarra Valley region in the future.”

Images and video via the Australian Grand Prix Corporation

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