A warm Melbourne welcome awaits the new drivers in Formula One at the season-opening Foster's Australian Grand Prix, now just three weeks away.

Rachel Swaney, the 'Face' of the race's naming rights sponsor Foster's, has already been in the pit lane at Albert Park preparing to greet the F1 new boys.

Rachel has been photographed with the name boards that will go above the garages of Austrian Christian Klien, who is Australian Mark Webber's new Jaguar teammate, and Italian Gianmaria Bruni and Hungarian Zsolt Baumgartner who will drive for Aussie Paul Stoddart's Minardi team.

Klien and Bruni are complete F1 rookies, while Baumgartner drove two GPs overseas last year but has not raced in Melbourne.

Now Rachel may have to return for another photo shoot following the Jordan team's naming of Italian rookie Giorgio Pantano to fill the final seat in the field.

The boards for the garages carry the surname, helmet design and national flag of each driver.



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