The other Aussie who is no stranger to the spotlight, Mark Webber, is back for his 11th Australian Grand Prix event and is hoping this will be his first win at Albert Park with Red Bull. Webber had a brilliant season in 2010, but struggled in 2011. The encouragement for Webber was winning the final race of last season in Brazil.
"It was great to touch on those (winning) feelings again in Brazil, and it's beautiful to finish the season like that," said Webber. "I've had a really good winter and prepared for the season as best I can, so I'm looking forward to the new season. I just cannot wait to get racing."
The favourite for the Melbourne race is Webber's Red Bull teammate, two times F1 Champion, Sebastian Vettel. He became the youngest driver ever to win the World Drivers' Championship in 2010, and at the age of 24 many are pointing to Vettel as a superstar of the sport, including victory on Sunday at Albert Park.
Malaysia is the next track on the F1 Calendar next week, followed by China.