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Huge crowd tipped for F1 Grand Prix

18/03/2007 05:52:15 AM Comments (0)

More than 80,000 fans are expected to attend the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on Sunday.

After 76,000 motorsport fans attended the grand prix on Saturday, a bigger crowd is tipped for the final day, where Ferrari is expected to claim this year's title.

Victoria police arrested one person for theft at the grand prix on Saturday, while eight others were ejected for offensive behaviour.

Overall, police said they were happy with the crowd behaviour.

Kimi Raikkonen landed the pole position ahead of his first race for Ferrari, and warned his competition he could clock an unbeatable speed on Sunday, which would see him win the coveted prize.

Raikkonen finished with a lap of 1mins 26.072sec, but said the qualifying session was challenging.

World champion Fernando Alonso is second in his new McLaren-Mercedes.

BMW's Nick Heidfeld is third.

Australia's Mark Webber finished seventh in his Red Bull, ahead of teammate David Coulthard.

Gates open at 7.30am (AEDT) on Sunday, with entertainment running all day until 6.30pm (AEDT).

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