30 May


Round 7 - Turkish Grand Prix - The Race


30 May 2010
Istanbul Park Circuit delivered a spectacular Turkish Grand Prix today, in which Virgin Racing emerged as the best of the new teams once again.
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Turkish GP – 30th May 2010


Weather: air temperature 29/28 °C, track temperature 50/39 °C, partially cloudy then overcast with a few drops of rain at the end of the race.
Ten points was the meagre tally for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro on the day of its eighth hundredth Formula 1 Grand Prix.
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Turkish GP - Excitement at the front, but not for Ferrari’s 800th


Istanbul Park, 30 May - Celebrating Scuderia Ferrari’s eight hundredth Grand Prix in glory was always going to be difficult with Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso starting from eighth and twelfth places on the grid respectively and so it proved, as The Brazilian came home seventh and the Spaniard one place behind his team-mate.
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Bridgestone Motorsport’s Turkish Grand Prix Report


30 May. 2010
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton won a thrilling and dramatic Turkish Grand Prix where Bridgestone’s Potenza tyres took on the challenge of Turn Eight and enabled a wheel to wheel dice for the entirety of the 58 lap race in searing hot temperatures at Istanbul.
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GP Turkey, Sunday: Team Reaction


Car 6 Mark Webber, Finish Position: 3rd, Start Position: 1st
“Sebastian had a bit of a top speed advantage, he went down the inside and we were side by side. I was surprised when he came right suddenly, as I was holding my racing line. It happened very, very fast and it’s a shame for the team. Not an ideal day.
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Turkish Grand Prix: Not A Result To Savour


Christian Horner summed up our Turkish Grand Prix: it was a shame, but we need to bounce back. We take home another podium, but our drivers collided when they were leading the race.
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Turkey, Sunday: Team Reaction


It was a satisfactory afternoon's racing for Toro Rosso – with satisfactory race pace. Our aim now is to transfer that to Saturday afternoons... Here's what the drivers and team principal had to say post-race.
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GP Turkey: What A Race!


Scuderia Toro Rosso might not have scored any points in the Turkish Grand Prix, but both Jaime Alguersuari and Sebastien Buemi fought valiantly throughout on their way to finishing twelfth and sixteenth respectively.
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2010 Turkish Grand Prix, Sunday


Robert Kubica, P6
Fastest lap: 1:29.580
Started race on option
Pit stop: Lap 13, time in pits: 21.590, (prime)
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2010 TURKISH GRAND PRIX


Istanbul Park, Sunday May 30

LEWIS HAMILTON
MP4-25A-01
Started: 2nd
Finished: 1st
Fastest lap: 1m30.075s (12th)
Pitstops: One: on lap 15 (Opt-Pri)
2010 points: 84 (3rd)
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Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team adds more valuable experience in Turkey


Istanbul Park, Sunday, May 30, 2010
Weather: Sunny – air temperature 28°C, track temperature 35°C
Race 58 laps
Track length 5.338km
Karun Chandhok F110-01 #20 classified 20th fuel system problem
Bruno Senna F110-02 #21 not classified fuel system problem
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2010 Turkish Grand Prix Report


30 May 2010 - The Force India F1 Team has secured another points scoring finish in today's thrilling Turkish Grand Prix. Adrian Sutil claimed ninth position for two points, his fourth top ten position of the season, while Tonio Liuzzi finished 13th overall, five places up from his starting position.
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2010 TURKISH GRAND PRIX - RACE


ISTANBUL, 30 MAY
An eventful Turkish Grand Prix at Istanbul Park today saw Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg bring their MERCEDES GP PETRONAS cars home in fourth and fifth places, an improvement of one position on their respective grid placings.
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Turkish GP – Race


Sunday, 30.05.2010
Weather: sunny and clouds, dry, 26-28°C air, 44-49°C track
Finally both cars finished a race, and the first championship point was scored. At the Turkish Grand Prix Kamui Kobayashi came in tenth, and Pedro de la Rosa took the chequered flag right behind his team mate in 11th.
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Race Classification


after 58 Laps - 309.396 Kms
2010 FORMULA 1 TURKISH GRAND PRIX - Istanbul

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME GAP KPH
1 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:28:47.620 209.066
2 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:28:50.265 +2.645 208.962
3 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:29:11.905 +24.285 208.117
4 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:29:18.730 +31.110 207.852
5 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:29:19.886 +32.266 207.807
6 R. KUBICA POL Renault F1 Team 1:29:20.444 +32.824 207.786
7 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:29:24.255 +36.635 207.638
8 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:29:34.164 +46.544 207.255
9 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:29:36.649 +49.029 207.159
10 K. KOBAYASHI JPN BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:29:53.270 +65.650 206.521
11 P. DE LA ROSA ESP BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:29:53.564 +65.944 206.510
12 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:29:55.420 +67.800 206.439
13 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:28:56.806 +1 LAP 205.105
14 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:28:59.057 +1 LAP 205.019
15 V. PETROV RUS Renault F1 Team 1:29:25.954 +1 LAP 203.991
16 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:29:44.682 +1 LAP 203.281
17 N. HULKENBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:29:54.170 +1 LAP 202.924
18 T. GLOCK GER Virgin Racing 1:29:03.005 +3 LAPS 197.674
19 L. DI GRASSI BRA Virgin Racing 1:29:31.763 +3 LAPS 196.616
20 K. CHANDHOK IND HRT F1 Team 1:24:52.656 DNF 196.071
NOT CLASSIFIED
B. SENNA BRA HRT F1 Team 46 1:15:16.215 DNF 195.567
S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 39 1:00:01.701 DNF 207.875
H. KOVALAINEN FIN Lotus Racing 33 53:03.571 DNF 198.960
J. TRULLI ITA Lotus Racing 32 51:17.592 DNF 199.567
FASTEST LAP
V. PETROV RUS Renault F1 Team 1:29.165 on lap 57 215.519

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TURKISH GRAND PRIX RACE


SUNDAY 30 MAY, 2010
Poor starts contributed to a mid-field race for the AT&T Williams team at Turkey’s Istanbul Park circuit today. A mechanical issue dropped Rubens Barrichello from 15th on the grid down to 20th, from where he pushed hard throughout the race to recover to 14th. Nico Hulkenberg picked up a front puncture in the opening lap, the consequent stop bringing him out to fight from 23rd position. In the remaining laps, Nico worked his way up to P17 to conclude the race from where he started.
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TURKISH GRAND PRIX


Turkey, 30th May 2010
Lotus Racing were having one of their best days of the season until a double hydraulics failure brought both Jarno and Heikki’s races to an end on laps 32 and 33 respectively, Jarno coming to a halt on track and Heikki retiring in the pit.
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29 May


Round 7 - Turkish Grand Prix - Qualifying


Saturday 29 May 2010
At the Istanbul Park Circuit today, Virgin Racing enjoyed a more productive day of running in preparation for tomorrow’s Turkish Grand Prix. After a frustrating start to the weekend yesterday, a great deal of overnight data analysis yielded some good solutions, which helped to put the team back on track and the true potential of the car finally started to reveal itself in Free Practice this morning.
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WEBBER CLAIMS POLE HAT-TRICK


Saturday, 28 May 2010
Car 6 MARK WEBBER, Position: POLE POSITION
“Today went well. We had a problem during practice this morning so I went out late for the first prime run. It meant I was therefore a little on the back foot going into qualifying, which wasn’t ideal preparation, but we refocused and got ready. Some new parts were bolted on to the rear of my car about four minutes before I went out for Q1, which was a great effort by the guys to get them on in time. It’s a great position to start tomorrow’s race, but each event is unique and has it own challenges. We know the tyres get a hard time round here, so it should be an interesting race – I’m looking forward to it.”
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2010 Turkish Grand Prix, Saturday


FREE PRACTICE 3
Robert Kubica, R30-03, P5, 1:27.784, 19 laps
Vitaly Petrov, R30-02, P10, 1:28.344, 18 laps
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Grand Prix of Turkey – 29th May 2010


Chassis: F. Massa 284, F. Alonso 282
Weather: air temperature 28 °C, track temperature 43/40 °C. Slightly cloudy.
A disappointing result for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro in qualifying for the Turkish Grand Prix. Felipe Massa was the only driver to get through to the final part of the session, but could do no better than eighth. Fernando Alonso was eliminated at the end of Q2, having set the twelfth fastest time.
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Bridgestone Motorsport’s Saturday Update


29 May. 2010
Red Bull Racing’s Mark Webber used Bridgestone’s soft compound Potenza to make it three poles in the last three races after setting a 1min 26.295secs lap around Istanbul Park.
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Turkey, Saturday: Team Reaction


Sébastien Buemi: “I am not particularly happy, because again today, Q3 was out of our reach. I expected a bit more than fourteenth place, as in the morning we were ahead of the Saubers, so I was hoping to qualify eleventh, but they got ahead of us this afternoon. The track changed a lot from yesterday afternoon to this morning, but not so much in between today’s two sessions.
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2010 TURKISH GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING


Istanbul Park, Saturday May 29
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Both our drivers have performed really well so far this weekend, yesterday as well as today. They’ve quietly got on with the job in hand, and today they both drove excellent qualifying laps despite the fact that our cars lacked a little bit of pace in the all-important Turn Eight compared with the Red Bulls.
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HISPANIA RACING, HRT F1 TEAM, OUTPACES ANOTHER TEAM'S CAR FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A DRY QUALIFYING


Saturday, May 29, 2010. Karun Chandhok and Bruno Senna qualified their Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team, cars 24th and 22nd respectively for tomorrow’s Turkish Grand Prix in a dry and partially cloudy qualifying session. It was another milestone for the Spanish team as Senna outpaced another team’s car for the first time in a dry qualifying session on his way to 22nd on the grid.
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EDGING EVER CLOSER


Turkey, 29th May 2010
Lotus Racing put in another solid performance in qualifying for the Turkish Grand Prix, with Jarno Trulli finishing the session 19th and team mate Heikki Kovalainen 20th. Jarno ran the whole session on the harder prime tyres while Heikki started on the options, but opted to change to the prime after seeing Jarno recording faster lap times, a decision that paid off with both drivers finishing ahead of their closest competition, and edging ever closer to the teams ahead.
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2010 Turkish Grand Prix Qualifying and Final Free Practice Report


29 May 2010 - The Force India F1 Team will start tomorrow's Turkish Grand Prix from 11th position with Adrian Sutil and 18th with Tonio Liuzzi following a testing day at the Istanbul Park Circuit.
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2010 TURKISH GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING


ISTANBUL, 29 MAY
Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg will share the third row of the grid for the Turkish Grand Prix at Istanbul Park on Sunday after qualifying their MGP W01 cars in fifth and sixth places respectively today.
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Turkish GP – Qualifying


Saturday, 29.05.2010
Weather: Sun and clouds, dry, 24-27°C air, 26-43°C track
With one car in the top ten and the other very close, the team's expectations were realised in qualifying. In Istanbul the team wanted to continue the positive trend shown at the Spanish Grand Prix three weeks ago, and this is what it was able to do. Kamui Kobayashi was ninth in Q2. His lap in Q3 was compromised because he had no new option tyres left. Pedro de la Rosa wasn’t totally happy with his final run in Q2 and qualified 13th.
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TURKISH GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING


SATURDAY 29 MAY, 2010
Turkish delight was in limited supply for the team at Istanbul Park today as both AT&T Williams drivers were eliminated from qualifying in Q2. On a difficult circuit for the FW32, Rubens Barrichello and Nico Hulkenberg recorded the 15th and 17th times of the session and will line up on the eighth and ninth rows of the grid respectively for tomorrow’s race.
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Qualifying Session Classification


2010 FORMULA 1 TURKISH GRAND PRIX - Istanbul

POS NAME NAT ENTRANT Q1 Q2 Q3
1 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:27.500 1:26.818 1:26.295
2 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:27.667 1:27.013 1:26.433
3 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:27.067 1:26.729 1:26.760
4 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:27.555 1:27.277 1:26.781
5 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:27.756 1:27.438 1:26.857
6 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:27.649 1:27.141 1:26.952
7 R. KUBICA POL Renault F1 Team 1:27.766 1:27.426 1:27.039
8 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:27.993 1:27.200 1:27.082
9 V. PETROV RUS Renault F1 Team 1:27.620 1:27.387 1:27.430
10 K. KOBAYASHI JPN BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:28.158 1:27.434 1:28.122
11 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:27.951 1:27.525
12 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:27.857 1:27.612
13 P. DE LA ROSA ESP BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:28.147 1:27.879
14 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:28.534 1:28.273
15 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:28.336 1:28.392
16 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:28.460 1:28.540
17 N. HULKENBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:28.227 1:28.841
18 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:28.958
19 J. TRULLI ITA Lotus Racing 1:30.237
20 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Lotus Racing 1:30.519
21 T. GLOCK GER Virgin Racing 1:30.744
22 B. SENNA BRA HRT F1 Team 1:31.266
23 L. DI GRASSI BRA Virgin Racing 1:31.989
24 K. CHANDHOK IND HRT F1 Team 1:32.060
POLE POSITION LAP
M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:26.295 222.687 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:26.295 222.687 KPH

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28 May


Grand Prix of Turkey – 28th May 2010


Weather
First session: air 26/27 °C, track 35/41 °C; sunny.
Second session: air 30/29 °C, track 47/45 °C; sunny.
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Bridgestone Motorsport’s Friday Update


28 May. 2010
Bridgestone’s soft tyre took reigning world champion Jenson Button in his Vodafone McLaren Mercedes to the top of the time sheets in sweltering conditions on the first day of practice for the Turkish Grand Prix.
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Round 7 - Turkish Grand Prix - Free Practice 1 & 2


28 May 2010
The first two free practice sessions for this weekend’s Turkish Grand Prix got underway in Istanbul today, where Virgin Racing fielded two revised chassis for the first time. The Istanbul Park Circuit basked in hot and sunny conditions for the first day of running, the ambient high of 32°C producing track temperatures of up to 52°C.
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GP Turkey, Friday – Driver Reaction


Car 6 Mark Webber: “The engine went at the end of P2, but it was a high mileage engine, so we were expecting it to be on the edge. There’s no hand brake on a F1 car so when I stopped I was trying to tell them to put something behind the wheel to stop the car rolling back.
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GP Turkey, Friday – Driver Reaction


Sébastien Buemi (STR5-02): “We had a lot of things to test today and the programme went quite smoothly. I think we have seen what we needed to see from the data side, so we have a clear picture of the car, which is positive.
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2010 Turkish Grand Prix, Friday


Robert Kubica, R30-03
Free Practice 1: P6, 1:30.061, 23 laps
Free Practice 2: P8, 1:29.225, 33 laps
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Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team, set for a positive performance for the 2010 Formula 1™ Turkish Grand Prix


Friday, May 28, 2010
Following the announcement at the Chinese Grand Prix that Japanese driver Sakon Yamamoto would join the Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team, Yamamoto was in action for the first time today in free practice for the Turkish Grand Prix as the team’s reserve race and test driver.
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TURKISH GRAND PRIX PRACTICE


Sam Michael, Technical Director
We evaluated a couple of aero parts in the morning, which we continued with in the afternoon. With Rubens’ car, we spent some time working on car set-up, and we still have quite a lot of work to do before tomorrow. Nico made good progress today, but he lost the majority of the second session due to a hydraulic leak. The problem is fully understood and resolved.
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2010 Turkish Grand Prix Free Practice Report


28 May 2010 - Free practice for the Turkish Grand Prix was a searing start to the weekend, with ambient temperatures peaking at more than 30 degrees Celsius. The Force India F1 Team made good progress over the day as it used the two 90 minute sessions to evaluate the new developments introduced this weekend, including the switchable rear wing (SRW) - a a device where a driver is able to manually alter airflow over the rear wing.
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2010 TURKISH GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE


ISTANBUL, 28 MAY
The first of the practice sessions for the 2010 Turkish Grand Prix got underway today at the Istanbul Park circuit.
The MERCEDES GP PETRONAS drivers, Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher, spent the two ninety-minute sessions focusing on the evaluation of the team's new developments for their MGP W01 cars and working on the balance, set-up and tyres around the challenging 5.338km circuit.
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Turkish GP – 1st/2nd Free Practice


Thursday, 28.05.2010
Weather: Sunny and dry, 26-30°C air, 32-52°C track
Kamui Kobayashi and Pedro de la Rosa enjoyed two troublefree practice sessions in the heat up for the Turkish Grand Prix in Istanbul Park. On a very hot and dusty track they both completed their race preparations according to plan.
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TURKISH GRAND PRIX FRIDAY PRACTICE


Turkey, 28th May 2010
Friday’s practice sessions at the Istanbul Park Circuit saw Lotus Racing continue to pull away from the new teams and closer to the midfield, fulfilling the promise shown in the updates applied since Barcelona. The new pillar mounted rear wing, and a number of new mechanical and aero updates combined to bridge the gap to Alguersuari’s Toro Rosso to around 0.7 seconds.
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2010 TURKISH GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE


Istanbul Park, Friday May 28
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“We’ve made a number of small improvements to the car for this race, and we spent the day evaluating and back-to-backing those components on Jenson and Lewis’s cars. The job for the engineers now is to evaluate that data ahead of tomorrow’s sessions.
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Second Practice Session Classification


2010 FORMULA 1 TURKISH GRAND PRIX - Istanbul

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME [LAPS] GAP KPH
1 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:28.280 [30] 217.680
2 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:28.378 [24] +0.098 217.438
3 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:28.590 [27] +0.310 216.918
4 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:28.672 [32] +0.392 216.717
5 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:28.725 [30] +0.445 216.588
6 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:28.914 [22] +0.634 216.127
7 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:28.974 [22] +0.694 215.982
8 R. KUBICA POL Renault F1 Team 1:29.225 [34] +0.945 215.374
9 V. PETROV RUS Renault F1 Team 1:29.501 [36] +1.221 214.710
10 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:29.620 [26] +1.340 214.425
11 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:29.629 [16] +1.349 214.403
12 N. HULKENBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:29.987 [17] +1.707 213.550
13 K. KOBAYASHI JPN BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:30.053 [34] +1.773 213.394
14 P. DE LA ROSA ESP BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:30.176 [34] +1.896 213.103
15 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:30.386 [32] +2.106 212.608
16 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:30.627 [28] +2.347 212.042
17 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:30.766 [32] +2.486 211.718
18 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:30.933 [37] +2.653 211.329
19 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Lotus Racing 1:31.610 [37] +3.330 209.767
20 L. DI GRASSI BRA Virgin Racing 1:33.013 [28] +4.733 206.603
21 J. TRULLI ITA Lotus Racing 1:33.081 [11] +4.801 206.452
22 T. GLOCK GER Virgin Racing 1:33.312 [29] +5.032 205.941
23 B. SENNA BRA HRT F1 Team 1:33.420 [35] +5.140 205.703
24 K. CHANDHOK IND HRT F1 Team 1:33.740 [25] +5.460 205.001


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First Practice Session Classification


2010 FORMULA 1 TURKISH GRAND PRIX - Istanbul

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME [LAPS] GAP KPH
1 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:28.653 [20] 216.764
2 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:29.615 [21] +0.962 214.437
3 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:29.750 [24] +1.097 214.114
4 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:29.855 [25] +1.202 213.864
5 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:29.867 [30] +1.214 213.836
6 R. KUBICA POL Renault F1 Team 1:30.061 [23] +1.408 213.375
7 V. PETROV RUS Renault F1 Team 1:30.065 [24] +1.412 213.365
8 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:30.097 [26] +1.444 213.290
9 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:30.294 [20] +1.641 212.824
10 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:30.501 [17] +1.848 212.337
11 K. KOBAYASHI JPN BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:30.615 [20] +1.962 212.070
12 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:30.853 [21] +2.200 211.515
13 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:30.867 [22] +2.214 211.482
14 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:31.011 [24] +2.358 211.148
15 P. DE LA ROSA ESP BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:31.238 [18] +2.585 210.622
16 N. HULKENBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:31.355 [23] +2.702 210.353
17 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:31.464 [19] +2.811 210.102
18 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:31.735 [27] +3.082 209.481
19 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Lotus Racing 1:32.161 [24] +3.508 208.513
20 J. TRULLI ITA Lotus Racing 1:32.990 [23] +4.337 206.654
21 K. CHANDHOK IND HRT F1 Team 1:34.876 [13] +6.223 202.546
22 L. DI GRASSI BRA Virgin Racing 1:35.137 [21] +6.484 201.990
23 T. GLOCK GER Virgin Racing 1:35.583 [15] +6.930 201.048
24 S. YAMAMOTO JPN HRT F1 Team 1:36.137 [26] +7.484 199.889

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Turkish GP - Massa: “it would be fantastic to carry on with Ferrari.”


Istanbul Park, 27 May – This circuit does not have an Avenue of Honour, like some tracks do, paying tribute to its biggest stars, but if it did it would surely feature the name of Felipe Massa, as the Ferrari man has won three of the five races held here. In his session with journalists this afternoon, he was asked what was the secret of his Turkish success.
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Turkish GP - Alonso: “Hopefully, I can celebrate a hundred races with Ferrari!”


Istanbul Park, 27 May – Today’s appointment for Fernando Alonso to meet the media took place in a more conventional paddock than the unusual arrangement in Monaco two weeks ago and the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro driver was asked to look back and give his view on Schumacher’s penalty on the last lap of the race in the Principality.
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Hotter Than A Turkish Bath


Whatever else is going to happen at this Turkish GP weekend, the one thing we can predict with confidence is that this could be the hottest race of the year so far.
Today in the Istanbul Park paddock, the air temp is already in the 30s and the track temp has overshot the 50 mark. And because the paddock itself is just a huge concrete square with big shiny trucks and motorhomes, the heat is bouncing off the walls and there’s nowhere to hide.
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Bridgestone Motorsport Feature – Round 7, Turkey GP


27 May. 2010
Turkey’s Treacherous Turn Eight…
Bridgestone heads to Turkey and the Istanbul Park Circuit for the seventh round of the 2010 Formula One season where teams, drivers and Bridgestone will encounter the hardest corner of the season, the notorious Turn Eight.
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27 May


HRT F1 Team, Hispania Racing, is pleased to announce its new Board


Madrid, 27th May 2010
After the new organization plan has been carried out by the Spanish HRT F1 Team, Hispania Racing, the President, Mr. José Ramón Carabante, has proceeded to the constitution of a new Board. The team has been reinforced with the following members:
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TURKISH GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


Turkey, 27th May 2010
Onto Turkey for round seven of the 2010 FIA Formula One™ Championship and Lotus Racing are looking forward to another step forward at the Istanbul Park Circuit. A new rear wing and a number of new aero and mechanical parts should help the team keep moving closer to the midfield, and both drivers are looking forward to the challenges of the 5.338km track.
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Preview to the Turkish Grand Prix


26 May 2010
The Turkish Grand Prix - Round 7 of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship - takes place in Istanbul this weekend at the 5.338km (3.317 mile) Istanbul Park Circuit.
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26 May


T127 AT CLASSIC TEAM LOTUS FESTIVAL


Hingham, 26th May 2010
Lotus Racing has confirmed that its 2010 challenger, the T127, will be running at the Classic Team Lotus Festival at Snetterton , June 20th 2010 with drivers Jarno Trulli, Heikki Kovalainen and Fairuz Fauzy all appearing and adding to an already packed bill that will see an example of every single car Lotus raced in F1™ from 1957 - 1994 on track together.
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HRT F1 Team, Hispania Racing, and Dallara Automobili S.p.A end Formula 1 collaboration


Madrid and Varano, Wednesday, 26th May 2010.- HRT F1 Team, Hispania Racing, and Italian chassis manufacturer Dallara Automobili S.p.A have together agreed on amicable terms not to pursue their collaboration. The decision follows talks held over the last few months about the future of their collaboration.
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Bridgestone Motorsport Turkish Grand Prix Preview


25 May. 2010
Bridgestone heads to Turkey for the seventh race of the season where Bridgestone’s hard and soft compound Potenza tyres will tackle the most infamous corner on the current F1 calendar on May 28-30.
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25 May


A positive tradition to be renewed


The seventh round of the Formula 1 World Championship takes place at the Istanbul Park circuit, just outside the Turkish city. A relatively new venue, it is an appointment that Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro looks forward to, given that a Prancing Horse car has been first past the chequered flag three times out of a total of the five Turkish Grands Prix held to date. Those wins were the result of a hat-trick for Felipe Massa, with consecutive victories from 2006 to 2008. Fernando Alonso has also been a frequent visitor to the podium here, finishing second in 2005 and 2006, with a third place in 2007.
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Turkish Grand Prix Preview - 28 - 30 May 2010


25 May 2010 - The Force India F1 Team heads to the seventh round of the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship, the Turkish Grand Prix, in a buoyant mood following its double points finish at last week's Monaco Grand Prix. Adrian Sutil and Tonio Liuzzi brought both VJM03 cars home inside the top ten, marking the team's best-ever combined finish and bringing the season total so far to 30 points.
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HRT F1 Team, Hispania Racing sets sights on double-finish in Turkey


Tuesday, May 25, 2010. Istanbul – After a two-week break following the Monaco Grand Prix, Formula 1 returns to Istanbul in Turkey. The circuit offers a number of slow corners connected by a few short straights. The circuit is one of few that run in a counter-clockwise direction and offers a number of elevation changes. Top speed is critical on the back on the back straigt just before the two corners that lead into the main straight.
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24 May


Robert Kubica: “We can be competitive in Turkey”


24 May 2010
Robert Kubica: “We can be competitive in Turkey”
After your podium in Monaco, we head to Istanbul Park in Turkey – a completely different sort of track. What are your expectations ahead of the weekend?
The race in Monaco was our strongest performance so far this season, but it's important that this result doesn't make us overoptimistic because I think it will be difficult to repeat that pace this weekend. However, I still think we can be competitive in Turkey because the circuit characteristics are similar to Barcelona where we had good performance from the car. I'm also hoping that the new updates we have for this race will help us close the gap and qualify a little bit higher up than we did in Barcelona.
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TURKISH GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


Friday 28 to Sunday 30 May, 2010
Istanbul Park Round: 7 of 19

Sam Michael, Technical Director
We've spent the past week or so manufacturing new parts in readiness for Istanbul after the damage we sustained in Monaco. All of the items that needed replacing have been replaced now, apart from the front wings which require more time. As a result, we have to revert back to a previous specification for this race and wait until Montreal for the updated version.
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21 May


Preview – Turkish Grand Prix


7th of 19 Championship Rounds, 28th – 30th May 2010
Hinwil, 21st May 2010 – As Istanbul straddles two continents with the end of Europe and the start of Asia, the teams are facing their longest trip for the trucks and motorhomes to get to the Turkish Grand Prix, which will be held on 30th May on the Asian side of the colorful metropolis. On the 19th May the convoy transporting the hospitality unit boarded the ferry from Triest to Pendik, the harbour on the Asian side, where it will arrive on the morning of the 22nd. The three race and two support trucks followed two days later and will arrive on Monday morning in Pendik after the 54 hour ferry trip.
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2010 TURKISH GRAND PRIX - PREVIEW


ISTANBUL, 28-30 MAY
The Turkish Grand Prix, held at Istanbul Park on Sunday 30 May, will be the seventh round of the 2010 Formula One World Championship. The Hermann Tilke designed track hosted its first Grand Prix in 2005 and Mercedes-Benz Formula One engines have powered two of the five winning cars to date, at the inaugural race and in June 2009.
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2010 TURKISH Grand Prix preview

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Jenson Button
“Istanbul Park is a track that I really enjoy. Turn Eight is one of the best corners in Formula 1: it feels fantastic when you throw the car into the first apex, and then just feed it through with very precise throttle and steering inputs. When you get it right, it feels absolutely fantastic – you really can pull a lot of speed through that corner.
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Monaco Race Retirements - Update


Friday 21 May 2010
Following an investigation, AT&T Williams confirmed today that the cause of Rubens Barrichello's crash at the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday 16 May 2010 was a loose manhole cover at Turn 2. As Rubens' car drove over the manhole cover, the cover was spun up and hit the rear left wheel, causing failure. The car was badly damaged in the ensuing crash which ended Rubens' race. This incident has been reported to the FIA.

As previously confirmed, Nico Hulkenberg’s front wing mounting failure was unrelated and caused by impact with another car.
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18 May


VODAFONE McLAREN MERCEDES AND HUGO BOSS ANNOUNCE HISTORIC AND RECORD-BREAKING EXTENSION OF PARTNERSHIP INTO 30th YEAR


Vodafone McLaren Mercedes is pleased to announce a historic extension of its partnership with Hugo Boss. This renewal takes the partnership into its 30th year - which makes it the longest sporting association of its kind on record.
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2010 MONACO GRAND PRIX - Safety Car

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Brackley/Stuttgart, 18 May 2010
On the final lap of the 2010 Monaco Grand Prix, MERCEDES GP PETRONAS instructed our drivers, Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg, to race from safety car line one until the finish line as permitted under articles 40.7 and 40.11.
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17 May


MONACO GRAND PRIX - REVIEW


MONDAY 17 MAY, 2010
Q&A WITH SAM MICHAEL, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Can you tell us what caused the accidents that put Rubens and Nico out of the race?
Rubens had a rear suspension failure. We have a good idea which part is suspect, but to be completely sure, we need to await the results of materials tests back at the factory. However, it won't be an issue going forward. Nico had a clutch paddle sensor failure on the grid. He then touched the back of the HRT car in turn 1 and this damaged the front wing mounting pillars. When he entered the tunnel, the front wing eventually failed and he understeered off into the wall.
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2010 Monaco GP, Monday Debrief with James Allison


Renault F1 Team Technical Director James Allison looks back at the Monaco GP weekend, which saw the team score its second podium of the 2010 season and narrow the gap to fourth place in the constructors' championship.
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16 May

Round 6 - Monaco Grand Prix - The Race


16 May 2010
Round 6 - Monaco Grand Prix - The Race - 16 JanuaryVirgin Racing’s first Monaco Grand Prix ended with disappointment today after the team’s race was cut short by car problems for both drivers.
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More points in the bag - but lack of overtaking hinders Lewis


16th May 2010
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Lewis scored a useful 10 points as a consequence of his solid run to fifth place – which, since overtaking is notoriously difficult here at Monaco and since there was no attrition in front of him, was as good a result as he could realistically have hoped for from his fifth position on the grid. He drove faultlessly, in fact, looking after his brakes and tyres throughout.
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Bridgestone Motorsport’s Monaco Grand Prix Report


16 May. 2010
Mark Webber (Red Bull Racing) has proved peerless with a superb performance to win the Monaco Grand Prix with a super soft – medium Bridgestone Potenza tyre strategy on the streets of Monte Carlo.
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Monaco GP - 20 more points, second in the championship


Monaco, 16 May - Felipe Massa started the sixth round of the world championship from fourth place and that’s where he finished the 78 lap race, which ended behind the Safety Car. Fernando Alonso came home seventh, having been sixth until the last corner, when he was passed by Michael Schumacher in a Safety Car period, so the Spaniard’s sixth place was restored to him. Fernando provided much of the action in a race dominated by Red Bull, who finished first and second courtesy of Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel. Robert Kubica in the Renault completed the podium trio. The result sees Fernando keep third place and Felipe move up one place to sixth in the Drivers’ classification, while the team remains second in the Constructors.’
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Monaco GP - A team effort


Driver Position Time Gap Laps Chassis
F. Massa 4th 1:50.16.021 +2.666 78 284
F. Alonso 6th 1:50.19.696 +6.341 78 282
Weather: air temperature 22/21 °C, track temperature 39/32 °C, partially cloudy.
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Monaco Grand Prix: The Team Reaction


Sébastien Buemi (STR5-02) Pos. 10th
“It was a good race for me in the sense that I was able to finish without any accidents or technical problems and I finished ahead of my team-mate and it’s great to also get my first point, even if I did not take it on the track. Maybe we could have done a little bit better with a slightly different strategy, as I was doing some good lap times, but after I pitted, I found myself behind Liuzzi and then I was eleventh throughout.
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Scuderia Toro Rosso get another point in Monaco


Sharing our Energy Station hospitality unit with Red Bull Racing, who scored a great one-two finish and were celebrating in style, reinforces the fact that Scuderia Toro Rosso still has a long way to go, although we can take heart from the fact we got both our STR5 cars to the finish, trouble-free, in one of the toughest races on the Formula 1 calendar.
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“It’s the greatest day of my life…”


Car 6 Mark Webber, Finish Position: Winner, Start Position: 1st
“It’s a special day, the greatest day of my life I suppose. As a Formula One driver you really hope that you win races and if you have a choice then the blue riband event is very, very special for any driver. To join Ayrton Senna and the likes round here is a very special thing. The last few laps are intense.
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Webber Wins The Monte Carlo Grand Prix!


Mark Webber won in Monaco this afternoon and Sebastian Vettel came second, so we now top both drivers and constructors championships.
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2010 Monaco Grand Prix, Sunday


Robert Kubica, P3
Fastest lap: 1:15.353
Started race on option
Pit stop: Lap 21, time in pits: 25.801s, (prime)
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2010 MONACO GRAND PRIX - RACE

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MONTE CARLO, 16 MAY
Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher finished the Monaco Grand Prix in seventh and twelfth places respectively today following an action-packed race around the Monte Carlo streets.
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2010 Monaco F1 Grand Prix: HRT F1 Team gains valuable experience in Monaco


Circuit Monaco, Sunday, May 16, 2010
Weather – Sunny – air 22°C, track 35°C
Race 78 laps
Track length 3.340km

Driver (Chassis) Race
Karun Chandhok F110-01 #20 DNF lap 70 – accident
Bruno Senna F110-02 #21 DNF lap 58 Hydraulic problem
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2010 Monaco Grand Prix Report


16 May 2010 - The Force India F1 Team has secured its first double points finish of the season in today's Monaco Grand Prix, with Adrian Sutil finishing the incident-filled 78 lap race in ninth position and Tonio Liuzzi under a second behind in tenth.
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STRONG RACE COMES TO AN EARLY END


Monaco, 16th May 2010
Lotus Racing leave Monaco with mixed emotions after a very impressive display during the race came to an early end for both cars with only a few laps remaining. Despite this, the team demonstrated impressive pace throughout the race, making good on the promise shown in practice and qualifying, and will see the race as another step forward in experience and performance.
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Monaco GP – Race


Sunday, 16.05.2010
Weather: sun and clouds, dry, 21-22°C air, 33-38°C track
From 15th and 16th on the grid there wasn’t much expected from the race, but both drivers started well and the situation improved significantly. However, before the first half of the Monaco Grand Prix both cars had retired due to technical problems.
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Race Preliminary Classification


after 78 Laps - 260.520 Kms
FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2010 - Monte-Carlo

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH
1 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 78 1:50:13.355 141.814
2 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 78 1:50:13.803 +0.448 141.805
3 R. KUBICA POL Renault F1 Team 78 1:50:15.030 +1.675 141.778
4 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 78 1:50:16.021 +2.666 141.757
5 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 78 1:50:17.718 +4.363 141.721
6 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 78 1:50:19.067 +5.712 141.692
7 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 78 1:50:19.696 +6.341 141.678
8 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 78 1:50:20.006 +6.651 141.672
9 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 78 1:50:20.325 +6.970 141.665
10 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 78 1:50:20.660 +7.305 141.658
11 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 78 1:50:21.554 +8.199 141.639
12 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 78 1:50:22.490 +9.135 141.619
13 V. PETROV RUS Renault F1 Team 73 1:43:48.498 DNF 140.925
14 K. CHANDHOK IND HRT F1 Team 70 1:41:33.584 DNF 138.125
15 J. TRULLI ITA Lotus Racing 70 1:41:34.121 DNF 138.113

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H. KOVALAINEN FIN Lotus Racing 58 1:24:41.499 DNF 137.241
B. SENNA BRA HRT F1 Team 58 1:25:04.478 DNF 136.623
R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 30 44:10.712 DNF 136.084
K. KOBAYASHI JPN BMW Sauber F1 Team 26 38:34.002 DNF 135.100
L. DI GRASSI BRA Virgin Racing 25 38:35.216 DNF 129.836
T. GLOCK GER Virgin Racing 22 33:42.747 DNF 130.776
P. DE LA ROSA ESP BMW Sauber F1 Team 21 31:54.913 DNF 131.861
J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 2 3:52.794 DNF 103.301
N. HULKENBERG GER AT&T Williams 0 DNF
FASTEST LAP
S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:15.192 on lap 71 159.910

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MONACO GRAND PRIX RACE


SUNDAY 16 MAY, 2010
The AT&T Williams team return home from the Monaco Grand Prix empty handed as both FW32s suffered mechanical issues during today’s race. Relegated to the back of the grid after a clutch paddle failure at the start of the formation lap, Nico Hulkenberg’s race ended in the tunnel on lap one when his car suffered a component failure on the front wing. Rubens Barrichello had a strong start to the race, gaining three places as the lights went green to run in sixth, but retired on lap 30 following a failure on the rear of his car. The team will be investigating the cause of both retirements ahead of Istanbul.
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Monaco GP Qualifying


15 May 2010
Monaco GP QualifyingAfter a week full of racing on the streets of Monte Carlo, the final countdown to the Monaco Grand Prix got underway this afternoon as the drivers entered the decisive Qualifying hour.
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15 May


CLOSING THE GAP - MONACO GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING


15 May 2010
Lotus Racing put on a very strong show in Monaco today, in both the final practice, and the afternoon's qualifying session, closing the gap to the established teams still further, and finishing Q3 less than one second behind Kamui Kobayashi's Williams. The day started well with Heikki finishing final practice under three seconds from the leading cars, despite not running the option tyres due to a gearbox issue that curtailed his final run. At the end of qualifying the team made good on the performance it showed in the morning, Heikki Kovalainen finishing 18th and Jarno Trulli 19th, firmly at the head of the new teams on track.
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Webber makes it six poles from six


Mark Webber took P1 at Monte Carlo this afternoon with Sebastian Vettel starting third – making it six pole positions in a row for the team in 2010.
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2010 Monaco Grand Prix, Saturday


FREE PRACTICE 3
Robert Kubica, R30-03, P1, 1:14.806, 25 laps
Vitaly Petrov, R30-02, P15, 1:16.240, 26 laps
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Toro Rosso Drivers On Rows 7 And 9 On The Monaco Grid


The thing about clichés is that they are based on truth, so no surprise then that, as usual in Monaco, track traffic was one of the main topics of conversation after this afternoon’s grid-deciding Qualifying session.
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Monaco GP - Only half a qualifying for Ferrari


Session Driver Pos. Time Laps Driver Pos. Time Laps
Q1 MAS 1° 1.14.757 7 ALO 24° - -
Q2 MAS 2° 1.14.405 10
Q3 MAS 4° 1.14.283 6
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Bridgestone Motorsport’s Saturday Update


15 May. 2010
Mark Webber (Red Bull Racing) has used Bridgestone’s super soft compound tyre to blast to his third pole position of 2010 with a new pole position record amidst the glamour of the tight and twisty streets of Monte Carlo for the Monaco Grand Prix.
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Monaco GP - Both ends of the grid


Monaco, 15 May – Traffic was once again a major player in the complicated qualifying session just ended in the Principality of Monaco for the sixth round of the Formula 1 World Championship. Mark Webber in the Red Bull starts from pole (1.13.826) ahead of Robert Kubica in the Renault (1.14.120.)
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Monaco GP - No qualifying for Alonso: the chassis must be changed


Monaco, 15 May – Fernando Alonso will not take part in qualifying. The damage to his car, which resulted from his accident in the early part of Free Practice 3 is not repairable and therefore the chassis has to be changed; a job that requires at least four hours to complete. Fernando, who was fastest on Thursday, will therefore not be able to take part in qualifying.
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Qualifying debut for HRT F1 Team, Hispania Racing in the streets of Monaco


Saturday, May 15, 2010. Monaco.
HRT F1 Team, Hispania Racing today completed qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix, the sixth qualifying session of the Spanish team’s first F1 season.
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2010 MONACO GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING


MONTE CARLO, 15 MAY
MERCEDES GP PETRONAS drivers Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher will start the Monaco Grand Prix from sixth and seventh positions respectively after today's qualifying hour around the streets of Monte Carlo.
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2010 Monaco Grand Prix Qualifying and Final Free Practice Report


15 May 2010 - The Force India F1 Team will start tomorrow's Monaco Grand Prix with both cars inside the top 12. Tonio Liuzzi put in his best qualifying showing since the Malaysian Grand Prix to put the VJM03 tenth, while Adrian Sutil had a more difficult session and will start 12th.
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2010 MONACO GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING


Monte-Carlo, Saturday May 15
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Over the weekend so far, we’ve seen strong long-run pace from both our drivers, but we’ve found it a bit more difficult to get sufficient pace from the tyres in the early laps. Unfortunately, we couldn’t rectify that issue to the extent that we’d ideally have liked prior to qualifying, and the consequence was that both Jenson and Lewis had to dig very deep to get through Q1 and Q2 and into Q3.
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SATURDAY 15 MAY, 2010


Formula One’s drivers and engineers successfully negotiated twenty three cars around Monte Carlo’s narrow, three mile street circuit today to produce an incident free qualifying session ahead of tomorrow’s Monaco Grand Prix. For the third time this season, Rubens Barrichello made it into the top ten, putting his FW32 in P9 on the timesheets. In only his first outing around the Principality, Nico Hulkenberg put in a creditable performance to secure P11 for Sunday’s race.
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Monaco GP – Qualifying


Saturday, 15.05.2010
Weather: Sun and clouds, dry, 19-21°C air, 25-38°C track
Despite the drivers being happy with the set-up changes made to the car since Thursday, it was still a tough qualifying for the team. Pedro de la Rosa and Kamui Kobayashi qualified 15th and 16th respectively.
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Qualifying Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2010 - Monte-Carlo

POS NAME NAT ENTRANT Q1 Q2 Q3
1 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:15.035 1:14.462 1:13.826
2 R. KUBICA POL Renault F1 Team 1:15.045 1:14.549 1:14.120
3 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:15.110 1:14.568 1:14.227
4 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:14.757 1:14.405 1:14.283
5 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:15.676 1:14.527 1:14.432
6 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:15.188 1:14.375 1:14.544
7 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:15.649 1:14.691 1:14.590
8 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:15.623 1:15.150 1:14.637
9 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:15.590 1:15.083 1:14.901
10 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:15.397 1:15.061 1:15.170
11 N. HULKENBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:16.030 1:15.317
12 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:15.445 1:15.318
13 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:15.961 1:15.413
14 V. PETROV RUS Renault F1 Team 1:15.482 1:15.576
15 P. DE LA ROSA ESP BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:15.908 1:15.692
16 K. KOBAYASHI JPN BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:16.175 1:15.992
17 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:16.021 1:16.176
18 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Lotus Racing 1:17.094
19 J. TRULLI ITA Lotus Racing 1:17.134
20 T. GLOCK GER Virgin Racing 1:17.377
21 L. DI GRASSI BRA Virgin Racing 1:17.864
22 B. SENNA BRA HRT F1 Team 1:18.509
23 K. CHANDHOK IND HRT F1 Team 1:19.559
POLE POSITION LAP
M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:13.826 162.869 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:13.826 162.869 KPH

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Third Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2010 - Monte-Carlo

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME [LAPS] GAP KPH
1 R. KUBICA POL Renault F1 Team 1:14.806 [26] 160.735
2 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:14.852 [22] +0.046 160.636
3 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:14.945 [25] +0.139 160.437
4 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:15.038 [25] +0.232 160.238
5 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:15.046 [26] +0.240 160.221
6 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:15.236 [22] +0.430 159.817
7 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:15.252 [20] +0.446 159.783
8 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:15.537 [22] +0.731 159.180
9 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:15.659 [14] +0.853 158.923
10 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:15.682 [22] +0.876 158.875
11 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:15.691 [19] +0.885 158.856
12 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:15.769 [27] +0.963 158.692
13 N. HULKENBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:16.164 [24] +1.358 157.869
14 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:16.232 [21] +1.426 157.729
15 V. PETROV RUS Renault F1 Team 1:16.240 [27] +1.434 157.712
16 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:16.266 [6] +1.460 157.658
17 K. KOBAYASHI JPN BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:16.644 [26] +1.838 156.881
18 P. DE LA ROSA ESP BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:16.696 [23] +1.890 156.774
19 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Lotus Racing 1:17.782 [18] +2.976 154.585
20 J. TRULLI ITA Lotus Racing 1:17.865 [26] +3.059 154.421
21 L. DI GRASSI BRA Virgin Racing 1:18.063 [25] +3.257 154.029
22 B. SENNA BRA HRT F1 Team 1:19.720 [25] +4.914 150.827
23 K. CHANDHOK IND HRT F1 Team 1:19.781 [21] +4.975 150.712
24 T. GLOCK GER Virgin Racing 3]

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It's always difficult to find space on the streets of Monaco, but Timo and Lucas got on just fine.


Monaco Grand Prix - Free Practice 1 and 2
Thursday 13 May 2010
The principality of Monte Carlo was bathed in glorious sunlight this morning, on the first day of this year's Monaco Grand Prix, a refreshing surprise as everyone had been expecting rain and low temperatures. Rain was still being predicted for early afternoon though, even if it seemed hard to believe when looking at the sky.
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14 May


Monaco GP - A day of rest on Friday


Monaco, 14 May - Today, the street circuit of Monaco has not reverberated to the sound of Formula 1 engines, as this has traditionally been a day off, even if the junior formulae had some track time in the early part of the day. This is a Monegasque rule, based on a religious holiday, although it also means that commerce can resume for at least most of a day during the GP weekend, as the streets are once again opened up to shoppers.
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13 May


Monaco,Thursday: Driver Reaction


It was top ten in every session for both our drivers. Here’s what Seb and Mark had to say after Thursday’s practice here in Monte Carlo…
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Monaco,Thursday: Driver Reaction


After their first two sessions of the 2010 circuit in Monaco, here's the view from our drivers' cockpits...
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2010 Monaco Grand Prix, Thursday


Robert Kubica, R30-03
Free Practice 1: P3, 1:16.016, 28 laps
Free Practice 2: P6, 1:15.192, 38 laps
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2010 MONACO GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE


Monte-Carlo, Thursday May 13
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“A very productive pair of sessions for us – even if we know we still have much to do to reach our ultimate potential around this most demanding of circuits.
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MONACO GRAND PRIX PRACTICE


Sam Michael, Technical Director
We spent today evaluating new aero components, We currently have only one new rear wing assembly so Rubens ran it in the morning and Nico in the afternoon. The second will arrive in time for third practice and will stay on the cars for qualifying and the race. We covered a lot of set-up work with Rubens and Nico which has given us plenty of data to study before Saturday. Our target for qualifying is to get both cars into the top ten.
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Bridgestone Motorsport’s Thursday Update


13 May. 2010
Bridgestone’s super soft tyre took Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro driver Fernando Alonso to the fastest time in the variable weather conditions of the opening day of the Monaco Grand Prix.
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Monaco GP - Ferrari dominates free practice


Monaco, May 13 - The Ferrari of Fernando Alonso again led the way in the second session of free practice that has just finished at the Monaco street circuit. With a best time of 1.14.904, the Spanish Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro driver confirmed the lead he established in the morning’s first session.
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GREEN AND YELLOW BACK IN MONACO


Monaco 13th May 2010
Monaco Grand Prix, Thursday Practice saw Lotus Racing run a total of 122 laps around the tight turns of the Principality, and take another step forward in performance with Heikki Kovalainen finishing FP2 just over one second behind the Toro Rosso of Jaime Alguersuari.
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HRT F1 Team’s first laps on the street circuit at the legendary Monaco GP


Thursday, May 13, 2010
One week after the Spanish Grand Prix of Spain the HRT F1 Team (Hispania Racing) is back in action making its debut on the streets of Monte Carlo for the 68th Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix.
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Monaco GP – 1st/2nd Free Practice


Thursday, 13.05.2010
Weather: Sun and clouds, dry, 19-22°C air, 25-38°C track
Both sessions on Thursday went without any technical problems. At the very end of the first 90-minutes free practice Kamui Kobayashi made contact with a barrier in the swimming pool chicane. The team repaired the C29 for session two. Pedro de la Rosa and Kobayashi were 16th and 17th in the second session, which finished just before a rain shower.
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2010 Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice Report


13 May 2010 - The blue riband event of the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship, the Monaco Grand Prix, got underway today with two free practice sessions around the Principality's tight and tortuous streets. The Force India F1 Team enjoyed a good first day, with Adrian Sutil finishing both sessions inside the top 10 and Tonio Liuzzi 13th and 15th quickest in FP1 and 2 respectively.
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2010 MONACO GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE


MONTE CARLO 13 MAY
Just four days after Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona, Formula One cars took to the streets of Monte Carlo today for the first two practice sessions ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix.
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Second Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2010 - Monte-Carlo

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME [LAPS GAP KPH
1 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:14.904 [36] 160.525
2 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:15.013 [40] +0.109 160.292
3 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:15.099 [48] +0.195 160.108
4 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:15.120 [45] +0.216 160.063
5 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:15.143 [38] +0.239 160.014
6 R. KUBICA POL Renault F1 Team 1:15.192 [39] +0.288 159.910
7 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:15.249 [32] +0.345 159.789
8 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:15.460 [42] +0.556 159.342
9 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:15.619 [38] +0.715 159.007
10 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:15.620 [28] +0.716 159.005
11 V. PETROV RUS Renault F1 Team 1:15.746 [44] +0.842 158.741
12 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:16.276 [46] +1.372 157.638
13 N. HULKENBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:16.348 [48] +1.444 157.489
14 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:16.522 [38] +1.618 157.131
15 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:16.528 [42] +1.624 157.118
16 P. DE LA ROSA ESP BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:16.599 [36] +1.695 156.973
17 K. KOBAYASHI JPN BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:16.818 [46] +1.914 156.525
18 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:17.023 [28] +2.119 156.109
19 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Lotus Racing 1:18.184 [48] +3.280 153.791
20 L. DI GRASSI BRA Virgin Racing 1:18.478 [38] +3.574 153.214
21 J. TRULLI ITA Lotus Racing 1:18.667 [13] +3.763 152.846
22 T. GLOCK GER Virgin Racing 1:18.721 [42] +3.817 152.741
23 K. CHANDHOK IND HRT F1 Team 1:20.313 [36] +5.409 149.714
24 B. SENNA BRA HRT F1 Team 1:22.148 [11] +7.244 146.369


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First Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2010 - Monte-Carlo

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME [LAPS] GAP KPH
1 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:15.927 [32] 158.362
2 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:16.000 [27] +0.073 158.210
3 R. KUBICA POL Renault F1 Team 1:16.016 [28] +0.089 158.177
4 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:16.382 [25] +0.455 157.419
5 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:16.517 [30] +0.590 157.141
6 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:16.589 [21] +0.662 156.993
7 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:16.647 [32] +0.720 156.875
8 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:16.692 [30] +0.765 156.782
9 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:16.805 [23] +0.878 156.552
10 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:16.857 [31] +0.930 156.446
11 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:17.149 [15] +1.222 155.854
12 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:17.331 [28] +1.404 155.487
13 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:17.704 [27] +1.777 154.741
14 V. PETROV RUS Renault F1 Team 1:17.718 [39] +1.791 154.713
15 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:17.991 [37] +2.064 154.171
16 N. HULKENBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:18.397 [39] +2.470 153.373
17 P. DE LA ROSA ESP BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:18.434 [38] +2.507 153.300
18 K. KOBAYASHI JPN BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:18.547 [32] +2.620 153.080
19 T. GLOCK GER Virgin Racing 1:19.527 [24] +3.600 151.193
20 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Lotus Racing 1:19.606 [32] +3.679 151.043
21 J. TRULLI ITA Lotus Racing 1:19.902 [31] +3.975 150.484
22 L. DI GRASSI BRA Virgin Racing 1:20.566 [18] +4.639 149.244
23 B. SENNA BRA HRT F1 Team 1:21.688 [28] +5.761 147.194
24 K. CHANDHOK IND HRT F1 Team 1:21.853 [6] +5.926 146.897

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12 May


Peter Sauber renews partnership with Emil Frey AG


Hinwil, 12th May 2010 – Peter Sauber has renewed a partnership with Emil Frey AG which lasted for many years through an earlier chapter in the Sauber team’s history. The agreement sees the major Swiss automotive group join forces once again with the Hinwil-based racing team in Formula One. [Read More!]
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DEUTSCHE POST teams up with MERCEDES GP PETRONAS


Brackley/Stuttgart, 12 May 2010
MERCEDES GP PETRONAS and Deutsche Post are pleased to announce a new partnership between the team and the German communications company starting from the Monaco Grand Prix in Monte Carlo this weekend.
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MONACO GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


Monaco 12th May 2010
It’s tight, it’s bumpy and it’s a major challenge for the drivers and the teams, but the Monaco Grand Prix is one of the world’s greatest sporting events, and Lotus Racing is confident of putting on a very good show at a venue where much of the Lotus history was created. Looking ahead to the weekend’s action are team drivers Jarno Trulli, a Monaco winner in 2004, and Heikki Kovalainen, with Team Manager Graham Watson giving insight into the logistical problems Monaco presents, Chief Technical Officer Mike Gascoyne providing insights from the pitwall, and Team Principal Tony Fernandes discussing his first Monaco race at the head of an F1™ team.
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Steinmetz Diamonds creates special edition steering wheels for Jenson and Lewis in Monaco


Monaco, 12th May, 2010: Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team-mates Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton will race at this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix with individually crafted Steinmetz diamond crests on the steering wheels of their Formula 1 cars.
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11 May


Dancing to a different tune


Maranello, 11 May – A year goes by very quickly in Formula 1, but one can still remember the events of last year. Comparing the first five races of 2009 to this season’s same Grands Prix and the turnaround leaps off the page. Last year, one team, Brawn GP, had dominated the opening stages of the championship, winning four of the first five races, all with the same driver, Jenson Button.
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Welcome to Formula 1’s jewel in the crown


Round 6 of the Formula 1 World Championship sees the teams set up camp at the most famous, glamorous and charismatic venue on the calendar – Monte Carlo. However, the street race’s status as the sport’s jewel in the crown comes at a price, namely that logistically it is the hardest to deal with.
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Midnight run: a race against the clock


When the 2010 race calendar was published last year, the news that the Spanish and Monaco Grands Prix were to be held on consecutive weekends caught the attention of every team manager up and down the pit lane. Back-to-back races are always a challenge, but add Monaco into the mix and the whole business becomes even more complicated.
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Robert Kubica: “I enjoy street circuits and I've always gone well in Monaco”


Robert, you scored points last weekend in Spain, but you ended the race a bit disappointed…
It was a bit frustrating because I had a difficult first lap and lost three places, which affected the rest of my race. I also made contact with Kobayashi, which damaged my car and gave me a lot of understeer. Even with the damage, I was surprised that my pace was not too bad and I was able to follow Sutil closely after my pit stop. But it's so difficult to overtake in Barcleona and there was no chance to get by him. Although it was encouraging to see our pace during the weekend, especially compared to Mercedes, I felt that we should have come away with more points.
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Vitaly Petrov: “Each race teaches me something new”


Vitaly, in Spain you completed your first dry race. How was the weekend from your perspective?
It was a weekend with positives and negatives, and another race that taught me a lot. It was very important for me to complete the race and get some more experience of the car in dry conditions – how the balance changes during the race and how to manage the tyres. The car felt consistent and the pace was good, but it was always going to be difficult to score points because overtaking is so difficult there. I had a good battle with Kobayashi for most of the race and managed to stay ahead of him, but I was disappointed to just miss out on points.
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Steve Nielsen: “We're looking forward to Monaco and feeling confident”


Steve, after three strong races, the team came away from Barcelona with just four points. What was your verdict on the weekend?
The verdict is pretty simple: we were pleased with qualifying, but less so with the race result. Vitaly's accident in third practice was unfortunate, because it left him on the back foot going into qualifying: he lost track time, and also suffered a five-place grid penalty after his gearbox was changed to repair the damage. As for Robert, he did an excellent job to qualify seventh, and from there we were hoping for a good solid points finish. Unfortunately, he didn't have the greatest first lap, and it's more important than ever under this year's regulations. It's a shame to say it but you're basically reliant on others making mistakes after lap two – and especially in Barcelona where overtaking is so difficult.
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HRT F1 Team, Hispania Racing, team up with the Monaco Fire Brigade


Tuesday, 11th May 2010, Monaco: The drivers of the newest team to the join the Formula 1™ World Championship, HRT F1 Team, Hispania Racing, will be teaming up with some of the toughest members of the 131 strong Monaco Fire Brigade to take part in an unusual and intense fitness training session in preparation for the 2010 Formula 1™ Monaco Grand Prix. The team members will also learn about the history and dedication of Monaco Fire Brigade while being taught some valuable tips for dealing with soaring temperatures and sizzling situations.
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MONACO GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


Thursday 13 to Sunday 16 May, 2010
Circuit de Monaco
Round: 6 of 19
Sam Michael, Technical Director
From a technical perspective, Monaco is a race on its own. The circuit demands a softer set-up than usual and maximum downforce, so after a series of upgrades brought to the car in Barcelona, this is the second race in succession when we will be making some significant changes to the car, although some of these updates will not carry through to the rest of the season with the possible exception of Singapore.
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Monaco Grand Prix Preview


13 - 16 May 2010
11 May 2010 - After another points scoring finish in the Spanish Grand Prix, the Force India F1 Team is now eagerly anticipating the Monaco Grand Prix, which will take place just one week after the exciting Catalan round. Adrian Sutil and Tonio Liuzzi both have strong records around the Principality, with Adrian coming close to scoring Force India's first championship points in 2008 when he was running in fourth position in the closing stages of the race. In 2007, he also topped FP3 timesheets. Tonio meanwhile has started the race three times and qualified in the top 13 on all occasions. His best finish was 10th in 2006. In the 2004 F3000 race, he also started from pole and won the race.
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2010 MONACO GRAND PRIX - PREVIEW


MONTE CARLO, 13-16 MAY
The Monaco Grand Prix is one of the highlights of the Formula One calendar and the sixth round of the 2010 World Championship takes place around the famous street circuit on Sunday 16 May. Mercedes-Benz engines have powered seven of the last 12 winning cars around the Monte Carlo streets, including the victors of the last three races.
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10 May

2010 MONACO Grand Prix preview


Jenson Button
“I won at Monaco last year – it was one of the highlights of my season, and also of my entire racing career. It’s a race that you grow up watching; you know the circuit, every corner, by heart before you’ve ever driven there, so it’s an extremely special place. It’s a race every young driver dreams of winning.
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Preview – Monaco Grand Prix


6th of 19 Championship Rounds, 14th – 16th May 2010
Hinwil/Barcelona, 9th May 2010 – The teams have never before had to pack their equipment and remove it so quickly to head to another European Formula One race. By Wednesday the paddock has to be built up and working in Monaco. On Thursday practice for the most famous Grand Prix of all will begin.
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SPANISH GRAND PRIX - REVIEW


MONDAY 10 MAY, 2010
SUMMARY
P1 P2 P3 QUAL RESULT POINTS, C’SHIP STOPS, LAP FASTEST LAP
R BARRICHELLO 1:23.312 (16th) 1:22.192 (15th) 1:22.953 (16th) 1:23.125 (18th) 9th 7, 12th 1 (15) 1:25.728 (12th)
N HULKENBERG 1:23.471 (17th) 1:23.765 (18th) 1:22.634 (14th) 1:22.131 (13th) 15th 1, 15th 2 (16, 32) 1:26.863 (17th)
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Spanish Grand Prix - The Race


9 May 2010
A lot of hard work and determination finally paid off for Virgin Racing today after the team achieved its objective of bringing both cars home in today’s Spanish Grand Prix. Not only was this the team’s first two-car finish, but Virgin Racing were the only new team to bring both cars home at the end of today’s 66-lap race.
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WEBBER REIGNS IN SPAIN!


Sunday, 9 May 2010
DOUBLE PODIUM FOR RED BULL
Car 6 MARK WEBBER, Finish Position: WINNER! Start Position: 1st
“Today was a special day, no doubt about it and I’m very happy to capitalise on the pole position. It’s an aggressive run in to turn one with the slip stream and the big head wind and I knew the guys would be arriving in the braking zone, so I needed to be very precise with everything into there.
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09 May


Bridgestone Motorsport’s Spanish Grand Prix Report


09 May. 2010
Mark Webber (Red Bull Racing) has scored his first win of the season after finishing first in the Spanish Grand Prix by 24 seconds from home hero, Fernando Alonso (Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro).
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Spanish GP: Home Podium For Alonso – Sixth for Massa


Montmelo, (Barcelona) 9 May - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro has closed the gap to McLaren, the current leaders of the Constructors’ classification from nineteen to just three points, thanks to a generous haul of twenty six points picked up in this afternoon’s Spanish Grand Prix, the fifth round of the world championship. Fernando Alonso finished second, much to the delight of the Spanish crowd cheering him on the podium, behind race winner and pole man Mark Webber, whose Red Bull team-mate, Sebastian Vettel came home third. However, Red Bull has also closed the gap to a similar distance behind the Prancing Horse. Fernando now moves to second in the Drivers’ classification, while Felipe Massa contributed a valuable eight points by coming home sixth.
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Grand Prix of Spain


9th May 2010
Driver Position Time Gap Laps Chassis
F. Alonso 2nd 1:36.08.166 + 24.065 66 283
F. Massa 6th 1:36.49.868 + 65.767 66 284
Weather: air temperature 22/21 °C, track temperature 31/29 °C, partially cloudy.
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2010 SPANISH GRAND PRIX - RACE


Circuit de Catalunya, Sunday May 9
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
““For Lewis, it was just one of those days. He drove brilliantly – an impressively disciplined yet excitingly combative performance – and posted the fastest lap of the race, nearly half a second quicker than the next-best lap, on his way to what would have been a richly deserved second place had he not been forced to retire within spitting distance of the chequered flag.
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It’s a win and a third place at Spanish GP


Mark Webber won the Spanish Grand Prix this afternoon, with his Red Bull Racing team-mate Sebastian Vettel coming third.
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Spanish Grand Prix: Team Reaction


It has been an action-packed Spanish Grand Prix for Toro Rosso with more points for Jaime, but disappointment for Séb. Here’s the team’s reaction to the day’s events…
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2010 Spanish Grand Prix, Sunday


Robert Kubica, P8
Fastest lap: 1:25.466
Started race on option tyres
Pit stop: Lap 16, time in pits: 20.450s, (prime)
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HRT F1 Team aiming for better weekend in Monaco


Circuit Montmelo – Spain – Sunday, May 09, 2010
Weather – Sunny – air 20°C, track 36°C
Race 66 laps
Track lenghth 4.655 km
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2010 SPANISH GRAND PRIX - RACE


BARCELONA, 9 MAY
MERCEDES GP PETRONAS experienced mixed fortunes at the Spanish Grand Prix today with Michael Schumacher achieving his best result of the season in fourth place however Nico Rosberg's race was compromised by two incidents which left him battling through the field to finish in 13th position.
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Spanish GP – Race


Sunday, 09.05.2010
Weather: sunny and dry , 20-21°C air, 34-37°C track
After a clear improvement in qualifying, the race result was less than the team expected. At least Kamui Kobayashi finished his first race this year. Both drivers were hit by other cars on lap one. While Kobayashi lost some places, for De la Rosa it led to another retirement.
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2010 Spanish Grand Prix Report


9 May 2010 - The Force India F1 Team picked up its fourth points-scoring position of the 2010 season in today's Spanish Grand Prix. Adrian Sutil crossed the line in seventh position after a hard-fought race to score a further six points and bring Force India's points tally to 24. Adrian moved up four places from his starting position thanks to a great start off the line and then kept the Renault of Robert Kubica behind despite a strong challenge throughout the race.
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SPANISH GRAND PRIX RACE


SUNDAY 9 MAY, 2010
The AT&T Williams team conclude the Spanish Grand Prix weekend with two points courtesy of Rubens Barrichello’s ninth place finish at the Circuit de Catalunya today. After a strong start and opening lap which saw him climb from 17th to 12th, Rubens drove a clean race to a points-scoring finish, his third this season.
Nico Hulkenberg’s afternoon was less rewarding finishing in P15, his pace compromised by damage sustained on the FW32 after his initial pitstop.
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MOVING FORWARD IN SPAIN


Barcelona, Spain 9th May 2010
After a very strong showing all weekend, race day in Barcelona saw Lotus Racing continue to move ahead, with Jarno Trulli finishing 17th and first of the new teams, whilst Heikki Kovalainen suffered a gearbox failure on the grid and had to be retired before the race had started. Despite the best efforts of his pit-crew Heikki was unable to join the race, but the team’s mood after the race was good, with Jarno achieving his first full race finish.
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Race Classification after 66 Laps - 307.104 Kms


FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA TELEFÓNICA 2010 - Catalunya

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME GAP KPH

1 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:35:44.101 192.471
2 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:36:08.166 +24.065 191.668
3 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:36:35.439 +51.338 190.766
4 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:36:46.296 +62.195 190.409
5 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:36:47.829 +63.728 190.359
6 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:36:49.868 +65.767 190.292
7 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:36:57.042 +72.941 190.057
8 R. KUBICA POL Renault F1 Team 1:36:57.778 +73.677 190.033
9 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:36:04.378 +1 LAP 188.887
10 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:36:13.288 +1 LAP 188.595
11 V. PETROV RUS Renault F1 Team 1:36:20.307 +1 LAP 188.366
12 K. KOBAYASHI JPN BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:36:21.168 +1 LAP 188.338
13 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:36:41.080 +1 LAP 187.692
14 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:32:59.272 DNF 192.150
15 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:35:09.944 DNF 187.752
16 N. HULKENBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:35:44.518 +2 LAPS 186.622
17 J. TRULLI ITA Lotus Racing 1:37:09.713 +3 LAPS 181.020
18 T. GLOCK GER Virgin Racing 1:37:11.174 +3 LAPS 180.975
19 L. DI GRASSI BRA Virgin Racing 1:37:00.618 +4 LAPS 178.424

NOT CLASSIFIED
S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 42 Laps 1:03:39.034 DNF 184.178
K. CHANDHOK IND HRT F1 Team 27 Laps 42:21.804 DNF 177.831
P. DE LA ROSA ESP BMW Sauber F1 Team 18 Laps 29:01.455 DNF 172.953
B. SENNA BRA HRT F1 Team 0 Laps DNF
H. KOVALAINEN FIN Lotus Racing 0 Laps DNS
FASTEST LAP
L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:24.357 on lap 59 198.655

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HRT F1 Team, Hispania Racing unveils new 'Black Button' team-wear

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Barcelona (Spain) - Saturday 8th May 2010 - As the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix approaches, HRT F1 Team, Hispania Racing unveils its new team-wear following a new partnership with the fashion label 'Black Button'. The new team-wear collection by Black Button will ensure brand visibility for the HRT F1 team, Hispania Racing.
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08 May


Spanish Grand Prix - Qualifying


8 May 2010
The first Qualifying session with the revised VR-01 revealed a positive step forward for Virgin Racing today, confirming that the car is a good basis for development during the coming European season.
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2010 Spanish Grand Prix, Saturday


FREE PRACTICE 3
Robert Kubica, R30-03, P9, 1:22.242, 20 laps
Vitaly Petrov, R30-02, P18, 1:23.896, 5 laps
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Bridgestone Motorsport’s Saturday Update


08 May. 2010
Red Bull Racing’s Mark Webber used Bridgestone’s soft compound tyre to blast to a record pole position with a time of 1min 19.995secs for the Spanish Grand Prix.
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HRT F1 Team, Hispania Racing, prepared for another two car finish at the 2010 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix


Saturday 8th May 2010, Spain: HRT F1 Team, Hispania Racing, completed their fifth qualifying session in the team’s history at the 2010 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix. Karun Chandhok and Bruno Senna clocked 1:26.750 and 1:27.122 respectively. A penalty for changing the gearbox puts back Karun Chandhok behind Bruno Senna for tomorrow‘s start.
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Spanish GP - A great Alonso gets fourth spot. Damage limitation for Massa in ninth


Qualifyng session
Session Driver Pos. Time Laps Driver Pos. Time Laps
Q1 ALO 5th 1.21.957 10 MAS 10th 1.22.564 10
Q2 ALO 5th 1.21.549 7 MAS 9th 1.21.841 8
Q3 ALO 4th 1.20.937 6 MAS 9th 1.21.585 6
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Red Bull Racing: GP Spain Friday - Team Reaction


We secured our fifth pole of the season this afternoon at Circuit de Catalunya. Here's what the team had to say about today's sessions...
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Toro Rosso: GP Spain Saturday - Team Reaction


Sébastien Buemi (STR5-02): “I expected to get a better grid position than this, as we could have got more out of the car, but I had a lot of traffic, including one incident with Rosberg on my very last lap. It was very close with myself and the three cars that qualified ahead of me all in about one tenth of a second.
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2010 SPANISH GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING


Circuit de Catalunya, Saturday May 8
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Both Lewis and Jenson drove really well in qualifying here in Barcelona, and the result was an uneventful session for us. Ideally, we’d been aiming to sew up the second row, but in the end we narrowly failed to achieve that, finishing up third and fifth.
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Spanish GP – Qualifying


Saturday, 08.05.2010
Weather: Partly cloudy and dry, 17-20°C air, 14-39°C track
For the second time this year Kamui Kobayashi made it into the top ten qualifying. In the end he qualified tenth for the Spanish Grand Prix. Team mate Pedro de la Rosa was sixth fastest in the first qualifying session, but in Q2 the local hero had to make do with 12th. Both drivers are happy with the improvements made to the car.
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2010 SPANISH GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING


BARCELONA, 8 MAY
Qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona saw the MERCEDES GP PETRONAS pair of Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg qualify in sixth and eighth positions respectively for Sunday's race.
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2010 Spanish Grand Prix Qualifying and Final Free Practice Report


8 May 2010 - The Force India F1 Team will start tomorrow's Spanish Grand Prix from 11th and 16th positions with Adrian Sutil and Tonio Liuzzi respectively after an incredibly tight and tense qualifying session. Adrian just missed out on a Q3 slot by one tenth of a second in the dying seconds of Q2, however Tonio had a tougher day after a throttle issue in the morning practice hampered his final preparations for qualifying. He qualified in 17th position however a penalty handed to Renault's Petrov for changing a gearbox moves Tonio to 16th on the grid.
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SPANISH GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING


SATURDAY 8 MAY, 2010
Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya delivered an unrewarding qualifying result for AT&T Williams today.
The team were unable to capitalise on Nico Hulkenberg’s competitive Q1 pace, falling short of a place in the top ten and leaving Nico in P13 on the grid for tomorrow’s race. For the first time this season, Rubens Barrichello was unable to make it past Q1 and will start the Spanish Grand Prix on the ninth row in P18.
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A GOOD DAY IN THE SUN

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Barcelona, Spain 8th May 2010
Saturday’s Spanish Grand Prix qualifying session started with bright sunshine, and Lotus Racing enjoyed an excellent session, closing the gap to the midfield they’ve now set their sights on, and moving further away from the new teams they’ve led throughout the 2010 Championship. The team’s in their performance was reflected in the comments made by all the key team figures.
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Qualifying Session Preliminary Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA TELEFÓNICA 2010 - Catalunya

POS NO NAME NAT ENTRANT Q1 Q2 Q3
1 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:21.412 1:20.655 1:19.995
2 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:21.680 1:20.772 1:20.101
3 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:21.723 1:21.415 1:20.829
4 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:21.957 1:21.549 1:20.937
5 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:21.915 1:21.168 1:20.991
6 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:22.528 1:21.557 1:21.294
7 R. KUBICA POL Renault F1 Team 1:22.488 1:21.599 1:21.353
8 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:22.419 1:21.867 1:21.408
9 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:22.564 1:21.841 1:21.585
10 K. KOBAYASHI JPN BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:22.577 1:21.725 1:21.984
11 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:22.628 1:21.985
12 P. DE LA ROSA ESP BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:22.211 1:22.026
13 N. HULKENBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:22.857 1:22.131
14 V. PETROV RUS Renault F1 Team 1:22.976 1:22.139
15 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:22.699 1:22.191
16 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:22.593 1:22.207
17 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:23.084 1:22.854
18 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:23.125
19 J. TRULLI ITA Lotus Racing 1:24.674
20 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Lotus Racing 1:24.748
21 T. GLOCK GER Virgin Racing 1:25.475
22 L. DI GRASSI BRA Virgin Racing 1:25.556
23 K. CHANDHOK IND HRT F1 Team 1:26.750
24 B. SENNA BRA HRT F1 Team 1:27.122
POLE POSITION LAP
M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:19.995 209.488 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:19.995 209.488 KPH

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Third Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA TELEFÓNICA 2010 - Catalunya

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:20.528 15 208.101
2 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:21.232 11 +0.704 206.298
3 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:21.348 14 +0.820 206.003
4 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:21.376 16 +0.848 205.932
5 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:21.583 14 +1.055 205.410
6 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:21.749 16 +1.221 204.993
7 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:22.013 14 +1.485 204.333
8 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:22.091 15 +1.563 204.139
9 R. KUBICA POL Renault F1 Team 1:22.242 20 +1.714 203.764
10 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:22.377 12 +1.849 203.430
11 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:22.400 18 +1.872 203.373
12 K. KOBAYASHI JPN BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:22.412 11 +1.884 203.344
13 P. DE LA ROSA ESP BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:22.527 20 +1.999 203.060
14 N. HULKENBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:22.634 16 +2.106 202.797
15 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:22.926 20 +2.398 202.083
16 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:22.953 16 +2.425 202.018
17 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:23.597 12 +3.069 200.461
18 V. PETROV RUS Renault F1 Team 1:23.896 5 +3.368 199.747
19 J. TRULLI ITA Lotus Racing 1:24.610 14 +4.082 198.061
20 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Lotus Racing 1:24.745 11 +4.217 197.746
21 T. GLOCK GER Virgin Racing 1:25.722 15 +5.194 195.492
22 L. DI GRASSI BRA Virgin Racing 1:25.855 14 +5.327 195.189
23 K. CHANDHOK IND HRT F1 Team 1:26.611 18 +6.083 193.485
24 B. SENNA BRA HRT F1 Team 1:30.246 6 +9.718 185.692

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07 May


2010 SPANISH GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE


Circuit de Catalunya, Friday May 7
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“We certainly come away from today’s two sessions armed with a considerable amount of data to sift through ahead of third practice and qualifying tomorrow. Today’s uncharacteristically chilly weather, and the resultant difficulties we encountered in adapting the set-up to best suit the conditions, meant that neither Jenson nor Lewis felt entirely happy with their cars by the end of second practice.
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Bridgestone Motorsport’s Friday Update


07 May. 2010
Bridgestone’s soft tyre took Red Bull Racing driver Sebastian Vettel to the fastest time of the day at a cool and cloudy Circuit de Catalunya on the opening day of the Spanish Grand Prix.
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A STEP FORWARD IN SPAIN


Barcelona, Spain 7th May 2010
Back in Europe at the Spanish Grand Prix and the first action on track saw Lotus Racing complete 85 laps in total, and finish the day closer to the midfield than in the first four flyaway races, demonstrating for the first time that the team’s upgraded car has taken the hoped-for step forward in performance.
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2010 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice Report


7 May 2010 - Formula One's European season got underway at the Circuit de Catalunya today with two free practice sessions ahead of Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix. The Force India Formula One Team made good progress over the 90 minute practices, ending the day with both cars inside the top 12.
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Spanish GP – 1st/2nd Free Practice


Friday, 07.05.2010
Weather: Sunny and cloudy, dry, 14-17°C air, 16-27°C track
After the second free practice session for the Spanish Grand Prix both drivers reported progress and an improvement in the car. While Kamui Kobayashi was busy at the wheel in both 90-minutes sessions and completed a total of 55 laps, Pedro de la Rosa had to catch up in the afternoon. Due to a gearbox issue the Spaniard was left without a lap time in the morning.
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Grand Prix of Spain – 7 May 2010


It was a very busy day for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro. There were many new components to be tested by Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso, including the new management system for the blown rear wing, as well as the usual comparison of the two types of tyre brought here by Bridgestone for this Grand Prix.
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Ferrari celebrates the 150th anniversary of Italian Unity


Montmelo, 7 May – A special logo has made its appearance as from today on the F10s of Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso: the three stripes of the Italian flag placed over the dates 1861>2011 are the symbol of the inter-ministerial committee to celebrate the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Italian Unity. By doing this, Ferrari pays homage to an historic date for our country and all Italians around the world.
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HRT F1 Team, Hispania Racing works with three drivers over both practice sessions


Friday, 07 May 2010 – Montmelo
Formula 1 Gran Premio de Espana Telefonica, Christian Klien took over his role of third and reserve driver. The Austrian had not been back in a F1 cockpit since January 2009 but drove the morning practice session in chassis F110-01 #20. The drivers completed respectively 26 laps for the Austrian in the first practice, for a best lap time of 1.27.250 while Bruno Senna in chassis F110-02 #21 covered 27 laps with a best time of 1.27.752.
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SPANISH GRAND PRIX PRACTICE


Sam Michael, Technical Director
Today we evaluated some new aero parts on Rubens’ car and some mechanical parts on both cars. All ran without issue and we will have some more new parts arriving tonight to test tomorrow morning. Unfortunately, Nico went off at Turn 9 this afternoon and we were unable to run his car for the remainder of the session. He’s ok and the car suffered minimal damage.
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F1 Barcelona: Free Practice


Barcelona, May 07, 2010
Formula One’s European season got underway today as the first two practice sessions for the Spanish Grand Prix took place at the Circuit de Catalunya just outside of Barcelona.
The focus for today’s running for the MERCEDES GP PETRONAS team was to evaluate the changes and upgrades made to the MGP W01 cars for this weekend. In addition to checking the aero balance and weight distribution with the new developments, the team worked through a number of set-up changes and tyre evaluations.
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Virgin Racing Goes Full Tilt


7 May 2010
NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH FULL TILT POKER.NET™ FOR THE START OF F1’S EUROPEAN SEASON
As Virgin Racing prepares for the start of Formula 1’s European season in Spain this weekend, the team is pleased to announce a new partnership with Full Tilt Poker.Net™.
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Red Bull Racing: GP Spain Friday - Driver Reaction


May 7, 2010
After a fairly decent set of times in Spain this afternoon, here’s what our drivers had to say at the end of the second session...
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GP China Friday Practice: Team Reaction


Jaime Alguersuari (STR5-03)
“Another new circuit for me: it’s impressive, tough and technical but enjoyable to drive. Today went well for me, as we completed a lot of work, trying different fuel loads and working on set-up, as well as a tyre comparison. The hard tyre definitely takes a lot longer to come up to temperature, while the soft tyre seemed to work very well for us and should be good in the race. We still have work to do to improve tomorrow, but I am happy with what we have achieved so far.”
First Practice Session - Best lap 1.38.161, pos. 11th, 19 laps
Second Practice Session - Best lap 1.36.377, pos. 8th, 43 laps
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2010 Spanish Grand Prix, Friday


Robert Kubica, R30-03
Free Practice 1: P7, 1:22.202, 22 laps
Free Practice 2: P6, 1:21.202, 36 laps
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Second Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA TELEFÓNICA 2010 - Catalunya

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:19.965 24 209.566
2 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:20.175 35 +0.210 209.017
3 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:20.757 28 +0.792 207.511
4 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:20.819 30 +0.854 207.352
5 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:21.191 23 +1.226 206.402
6 R. KUBICA POL Renault F1 Team 1:21.202 36 +1.237 206.374
7 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:21.271 27 +1.306 206.199
8 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:21.302 25 +1.337 206.120
9 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:21.364 26 +1.399 205.963
10 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:21.518 32 +1.553 205.574
11 P. DE LA ROSA ESP BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:21.672 37 +1.707 205.186
12 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:21.904 32 +1.939 204.605
13 K. KOBAYASHI JPN BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:21.931 29 +1.966 204.537
14 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:22.184 37 +2.219 203.908
15 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:22.192 33 +2.227 203.888
16 V. PETROV RUS Renault F1 Team 1:22.435 35 +2.470 203.287
17 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:22.449 34 +2.484 203.252
18 N. HULKENBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:23.765 7 +3.800 200.059
19 J. TRULLI ITA Lotus Racing 1:24.209 26 +4.244 199.004
20 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Lotus Racing 1:24.894 22 +4.929 197.399
21 L. DI GRASSI BRA Virgin Racing 1:25.066 30 +5.101 196.999
22 K. CHANDHOK IND HRT F1 Team 1:25.972 23 +6.007 194.923
23 B. SENNA BRA HRT F1 Team 1:26.152 25 +6.187 194.516
24 T. GLOCK GER Virgin Racing 1:26.596 21 +6.631 193.519

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First Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA TELEFÓNICA 2010 - Catalunya

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME [LAPS] GAP KPH
1 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:21.134 [21] 206.547
2 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:21.672 [14] +0.538 205.186
3 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:21.716 [12] +0.582 205.076
4 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:22.011 [27] +0.877 204.338
5 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:22.026 [22] +0.892 204.301
6 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:22.070 [19] +0.936 204.191
7 R. KUBICA POL Renault F1 Team 1:22.202 [22] +1.068 203.863
8 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:22.258 [19] +1.124 203.724
9 V. PETROV RUS Renault F1 Team 1:22.397 [23] +1.263 203.381
10 K. KOBAYASHI JPN BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:22.492 [26] +1.358 203.146
11 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:22.588 [24] +1.454 202.910
12 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:22.975 [22] +1.841 201.964
13 P. DI RESTA GBR Force India F1 Team 1:23.030 [21] +1.896 201.830
14 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:23.110 [31] +1.976 201.636
15 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:23.284 [19] +2.150 201.215
16 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:23.312 [22] +2.178 201.147
17 N. HULKENBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:23.471 [20] +2.337 200.764
18 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Lotus Racing 1:25.329 [17] +4.195 196.392
19 J. TRULLI ITA Lotus Racing 1:26.244 [20] +5.110 194.309
20 T. GLOCK GER Virgin Racing 1:26.340 [23] +5.206 194.093
21 L. DI GRASSI BRA Virgin Racing 1:26.694 [24] +5.560 193.300
22 C. KLIEN AUT HRT F1 Team 1:27.250 [26] +6.116 192.068
23 B. SENNA BRA HRT F1 Team 1:27.752 [27] +6.618 190.970
24 P. DE LA ROSA ESP BMW Sauber F1 Team [3

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Make way for the King!


Hinwil/Barcelona, 7th May 2010 – Peter Sauber and his team look forward to welcoming royalty to the paddock at the Circuit de Catalunya: the King is on his way – the Burger King, to be precise. Burger King Spain and the Formula One team have forged a partnership for the Barcelona and Valencia Grand Prix.
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06 May


Bridgestone Motorsport Feature – Round 5, Spain GP


05 May. 2010
Bridgestone’s karting spectacular…
Bridgestone’s current motorsport operation owes much of its history to two extremes of the motorsport spectrum – Formula One and karting, and every year at the Spanish Grand Prix, these two disciplines are combined with the Bridgestone F1 Media Karting Challenge.
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Bridgestone Motorsport announce tyre specifications


05 May. 2010
Bridgestone, the Official Tyre Supplier to the FIA Formula One World Championship, is pleased to announce the compound allocations of Potenza tyres for a further three rounds of the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship.
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05 May


Barcelona sees the start of the European leg of the Formula 1 season


After the opening quartet of races outside the Old Continent, followed by a three week mini-break, the Spanish Grand Prix marks the start of the European leg of the 2010 Formula 1 World Championship. In fact, the break turned out to be shorter than planned because of the volcanic disruption to travel plans back from China, which meant freight took an additional three days to get home. However, with the longer than usual break, this has had no effect on Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro’s state of readiness for the Barcelona race.
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Jérôme and Ho-Pin: Gearing up for round one in Barcelona


The Renault F1 Team's Third Driver, Ho-Pin Tung, and Reserve Driver, Jérôme D'Ambrosio, will also be in action in Barcelona this weekend competing in the opening round of the GP2 Series.
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Getting to grips with the steering wheel


The main straight in Barcelona is one of the longest of the season, measuring just shy of a kilometre. An F1 car can cover that distance in 11.5 seconds – a lifetime by F1 standards. And when the driver hits the straight, he's already in fifth gear, so there's very little to do apart from keeping his foot flat on the throttle. As Robert Kubica admits, it's the perfect chance to take a breather and prepare for the lap ahead: “In the car it feels like the main straight never ends, so it's a good time to make adjustments on the steering wheel or talk to your engineer on the radio.”
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HRT F1 Team, Hispania Racing signs Christian Klien as a Reserve and Test Driver


Wednesday, 05 May 2010 – The HRT F1 Team is pleased to announce that it has signed Austrian Christian Klien to the role of Reserve and Test Driver in addition to Japan’s Sakon Yamamoto.
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MERCEDES GP PETRONAS CONFIRMS NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH AUTONOMY


Brackley/Stuttgart, 5 May 2010
MERCEDES GP PETRONAS is pleased to confirm the team's new partnership with Autonomy Corporation plc, a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise and the second largest software company in Europe.
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04 May


Spanish Grand Prix: Red Bull Racing Guide


Engineers will tell you that a car which is good around here is usually good just about everywhere else – the Circuit de Catalunya is a demanding circuit both physically and mechanically, and strong and erratic crosswinds can make set-up hard to work out.
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Robert Kubica: “I take a lot of positives from our start to the season”


Robert, after four races what is your assessment of your start to the season?
I think we should take a lot of positives from the first four races. If you had said to me at the start of the season, or even after Bahrain, that I would have scored 40 points and three top five finishes, I would have been more than happy. However, at the same time there has still been some frustration, especially in Shanghai where the safety car in the middle of the race definitely cost me a podium. But you have to accept that this is part of racing. Sometimes the luck goes your way and sometimes against you.
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Vitaly Petrov: “There is a great atmosphere in this team”


Vitaly, after four races, how do you assess the start of your F1 career?
The start of the year was quite difficult for me and there were a few missed opportunities in the first three races. For various reasons things did not work out for me: I made a mistake in Australia and there were some problems with the car in Bahrain and Malaysia. To finish the race in China and score my first points was a great feeling and helped make up for the disappointment of the earlier races. But I always want more, and now that I have finished seventh, I must aim even higher.
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Alan Permane: “We've maximised our opportunities so far”


Alan, after four flyaway races the team has scored 46 points. Did you expect such a positive start to the season?
I think it's been a very encouraging start to the year and we've definitely maximised all the opportunities that have come our way, which is very important. We know that our outright pace is still behind the four fastest teams, but with our strategy from the pit wall and the performances of Robert and Vitaly, we have come away with more points than we might have expected.
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VODAFONE McLAREN MERCEDES ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH FARO


The Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team is delighted to announce a new partnership with FARO, who become the team’s official supplier of measuring systems.
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03 May


Spanish Grand Prix Preview - 7 - 9 May 2010


3 May 2010 - The Spanish Grand Prix will be the fifth round of the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship and the first of nine European races this year. Held at the Circuit de Catalunya in the hills above the Catalan capital, Barcelona, it is a fairly typical medium to high downforce track that is very familiar to the racing fraternity after days pounding round in winter testing. The Force India F1 Team looks forward to this event after missing out on the points at the last event in China. With some updates in the pipeline, the team is confident that Spain will see a return to the points-scoring form seen in the first four races.
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Interview with James Key: "We set ourselves fairly aggressive goals."


Technical Director James Key talks about his first month in Hinwil.
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02 May


HRT F1 Team, Hispania Racing looking forward to home Grand Prix


Sunday, May 02, 2010 - Hispania Racing (HRT F1 Team), the newest F1 team in the paddock, acquired by Jose Ramon Carabante in February and led by team principal Dr Colin Kolles and the only Spanish team in the paddock, heads to its home Grand Prix for the fifth round of the FIA Formula One World Championship at the Montmelo Circuit on May 7-9.
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01 May


Fisichella testing new front wing in Vairano


Vairano, 1 May 2010 – In Italy and in many countries all over the world it’s May Day, but not for the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, getting ready for the Spanish GP, the 2010 season’s fifth race. After an intense week at the test bank and in the wind tunnel this morning the front wing’s management system was tested on the track of Vairano by Giancarlo Fisichella during four days of aerodynamic tests, foreseen by the agreement between the twelve teams.
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