31 May


MONACO GRAND PRIX REVIEW


31 MAY 2011
AT&T Williams scored its first points of 2011 in Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix. The team's FW33 proved to be fast and reliable all weekend and the drivers, Rubens Barrichello and Pastor Maldonado, put in tenacious performances behind the wheel. Technical Director Sam Michael sums up the team's best weekend of the year to date.
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30 May


Sergio Pérez released from Hospital in Monaco


“I’m looking forward to being back in the car soon”
Monaco/Hinwil, 30th May 2011 – Sauber F1 Team driver Sergio Pérez was released from the Hospital Princesse Grace in Monaco today after he had undergone more examinations.
Pérez had been taken to the hospital after a heavy crash in the final minutes of qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix on Saturday in which he had suffered concussion and a bruised thigh.
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29 May


Monaco GP - Best Ferrari result of the season


Monaco, 29 May - A week is a long time in Formula 1 and to prove it, just seven days on from a very disappointing Spanish Grand Prix, today, Fernando Alonso secured his and the team’s best finish of the season, standing in second place on the unusual trackside podium in Monaco. The podium was not the only unusual thing about this street circuit on a day that produced yet another brilliant motor race. Sebastian Vettel took his fifth win of the year for Red Bull Racing, but he was pushed very hard by Fernando and third placed Jenson Button in the McLaren. The top three all adopted different strategies, changing tyres once, twice and three times respectively and at the chequered flag, just 2.3 seconds covered them. As for Felipe Massa, he too appeared to be heading for a good finish, but after Hamilton drove into him, maiming the 150º Italia, he crashed out in the tunnel and his race was over.
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Monaco GP - Fighting to the very last metre. Alonso a major player, Massa unlucky


Second podium of the season for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, once again courtesy of Fernando Alonso, who took the chequered flag in second place. Unfortunately, the 150º Italia Number 5 was the only Ferrari at the finish, because Felipe Massa had to retire on lap 33 after an accident which occurred as a result of a collision with Hamilton’s McLaren. After the sixth race of the season, Fernando is still fifth in the Drivers’ championship on 69 points, while Felipe is eighth on 24. The Scuderia has consolidated its third place in the Constructors’ classification with 93 points to its name.
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Street Fighting - Monaco Grand Prix - The Race


29 May 2011
Today’s 69th Monaco Grand Prix promised spectacle and certainly delivered it by the boat-load, including a restart with only six laps of the race remaining.
The streets of Monte Carlo basked in ambient temperatures peaking at 23°C, with the track high reaching a blistering 44°C. Marussia Virgin Racing drivers Timo Glock and Jérôme D’Ambrosio both got off to a good start, managing to keep their noses clean during the opening lap and maintaining their positions.
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Fifth victory of the year for the Renault RS27 engine


The Renault RS27 engine powered Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel to his fifth victory of the year in the Monaco Grand Prix today. The 3.340km street track, which takes in some of the most famous sights of the Principality, demands ultimate driveability and responsiveness from engines as they reach some of the lowest speeds and torque of the year. Sebastian held on to the lead after a tense race to secure his first-ever and Renault’s second consecutive Monaco victory after a dramatic race, which involved two safety car periods and a red flag. Red Bull Racing-Renault’s Mark Webber sealed fourth position.
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Monaco Grand Prix


Monte Carlo, 29th of May of 2011, Circuit de Monaco
Weather: Sunny – Air 25ºC, Track 47ºC
Race: 78 laps
Track distance: 3.340km
Narain Karthikeyan F111-03 #22 17th
Vitantonio Liuzzi F111-02 #23 16th
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2011 MONACO GRAND PRIX


“WE WENT FOR IT!”
Monte-Carlo, Sunday May 29
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Our car had a lot of pace here in Monte-Carlo today – race-winning pace in fact – and I guess we’d therefore have to count ourselves as a bit unlucky not to have been able to convert that pace into the race win it could well have achieved.
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2011 MONACO GRAND PRIX - RACE


MONTE CARLO, 29 MAY
The Monaco Grand Prix ended in disappointment for the MERCEDES GP PETRONAS team with Nico Rosberg finishing outside of the points in 11th place and Michael Schumacher retiring on lap 33.
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2011 Monaco Grand Prix Report – 29 May


An eventful Monaco Grand Prix saw Force India score six well-earned points as Adrian Sutil drove a well-judged race to come home in seventh place. Teammate Paul Di Resta also featured strongly in the opening laps, eventually coming home in P12 after picking up front wing damage and a drive-through penalty.
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Vitaly : “Thanks for your well wishes!”


We caught up with Vitaly when he left hospital after a few checks. Our driver was caught out in a crash involving other drivers on lap 68 of the Monaco Grand Prix.
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VETTEL CLAIMSMONACO VICTORY AFTER THRILLING THREE-WAY FIGHT


Monaco, May 29th 2011 - Tyre strategy was at the forefront of the action at the Monaco Grand Prix, with a three-way fight between Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Racing), Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) and Jenson Button (McLaren), who were separated by less than a second with only 15 laps to go. Such was the pace of the leading trio that they pulled away from the fourth-placed man by nearly a minute.
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Monaco GP: The Team Reaction


May 29, 2011
Here’s what the team had to say after an exhilarating day of racing in Monaco.
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A point the hard way


Sébastien Buemi earned himself and Scuderia Toro Rosso another point today in Monaco, repeating his tenth place from last year. He is now 13th in the drivers’ classification, however, the team has been overtaken by Force India in the constructors’ race as Adrian Sutil hauled in six points for a seventh-place finish today, so we are lying eighth in the team contest.
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Monaco GP – Race – Sunday, 29.05.2011


Weather: dry and sunny, 23-24°C air, 42-44°C track
After having a difficult time in qualifying Kamui Kobayashi improved from 12th on the grid to a fifth place finish at the Monaco Grand Prix. The Sauber F1 Team had planned a one-stop strategy, which worked perfectly well with Kobayashi being gentle enough with the super soft tyre compound to make the rubber last an extraordinarily long time. The result brings a positive end to what was a very difficult weekend for the Sauber F1 Team with Sergio Pérez’s heavy accident on Saturday. Also one of the accidents in the race caused the medical car to be called into action: the team wants to send its best wishes to Vitaly Petrov.
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MONACO GRAND PRIX RACE


In what was one of the most tense battles of the 2011 Championship so far, Rubens Barrichello took his best finishing position of the year and claimed AT&T Williams’ first points of the season with a ninth place finish. Today’s action-packed Monaco Grand Prix also allowed Pastor Maldonado to demonstrate his abilities. After a competitive performance in qualifying and a well managed race, Pastor looked set to bring home sixth for the team. The prospect of a double points-scoring conclusion, however, ended abruptly. Shortly after the re-start a collision with Hamilton’s McLaren forced Pastor out of the race with just five laps to go.
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Update on Vitaly's condition


After his crash during the Monaco GP this afternoon, Vitaly complained about his left ankle to the medical crew, so doctors drove him to the Princess Grace hospital for further checks. No fracture had been diagnosed at the circuit.

Once at hospital, it was confirmed that there was no swelling or broken bone. As a precaution, Vitaly will undergo a full body scan but he should be back in the paddock within a few hours.
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Monaco Grand Prix - Capping Off A Great Week


Jarno Trulli, Car 21 - Chassis T128-03: “That was a great result for the team, the best of the season so we’re all pleased with that. I had another great start – I wish I had made starts like that in previous seasons as I think I would have won several races with starts like that. After that I was holding position and keeping up with the cars ahead but the safety car hit our race strategy hard. The gap we had was wasted behind slower cars and even though I passed D’Ambrosio the second safety car pretty much defined the rest of the race.”
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Race Classification


after 78 Laps - 260.520 Kms
FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2011 - Monte-Carlo

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 2:09:38.373 120.574
2 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 2:09:39.511 +1.138 120.556
3 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 2:09:40.751 +2.378 120.537
4 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 2:10:01.474 +23.101 120.217
5 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 2:10:05.289 +26.916 120.158
6 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 2:10:05.583 +27.210 120.153
7 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 2:09:54.910 +1 LAP 118.775
8 N. HEIDFELD GER Lotus Renault GP 2:09:58.699 +1 LAP 118.718
9 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 2:10:09.135 +1 LAP 118.559
10 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 2:10:09.637 +1 LAP 118.551
11 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 2:09:54.060 +2 LAPS 117.246
12 P. DI RESTA GBR Force India F1 Team 2:09:55.850 +2 LAPS 117.219
13 J. TRULLI ITA Team Lotus 2:10:19.445 +2 LAPS 116.865
14 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Team Lotus 2:10:19.884 +2 LAPS 116.859
15 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 2:10:18.135 +3 LAPS 115.347
16 V. LIUZZI ITA HRT F1 Team 2:10:21.400 +3 LAPS 115.299
17 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 2:10:34.524 +4 LAPS 113.571
18 P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 2:03:25.063 DNF 118.534

NOT CLASSIFIED
V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 1:33:28.174 DNF 143.648
J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:33:29.693 DNF 141.466
F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 44:02.441 DNF 145.610
M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 44:18.452 DNF 144.733
T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 42:12.000 DNF 142.464

FASTEST LAP
M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:16.234 on lap 78 157.724

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Monaco GP – Sunday update on Sergio Pérez - 29.05.2011


After having spent a good night at the Hospital Princesse Grace in Monaco, Sergio Pérez underwent some further medical examinations on Sunday. The 21-year-old Formula One driver from Mexico suffered concussion and a bruised thigh in his heavy accident in qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix. The medical staff want to keep him in hospital for another night under observation and to carry out another scan on Monday.
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SERGIO PEREZ’s ACCIDENT- UPDATE N°3


2011 MONACO GP
Monaco, May 29th – Sauber F1 Team driver Sergio Pérez was visited by Princess Grace Hospital and FIA doctors this morning. His condition is very satisfactory.
As indicated in the previous notes, Sergio Pérez will remain in the Hospital, at least until Monday.
Matteo Bonciani
F1 Head of Communications and Press Delegate
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SERGIO PEREZ’s ACCIDENT- UPDATE

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2011 MONACO GP
Monaco, May 28th - Sauber F1 Team driver Sergio Pérez was this evening visited by FIA President Jean Todt and FIA medical staff. The Sauber driver spoke to the President and also to doctors at Princesse Grace Hospital, who again confirmed that he had suffered a concussion but no more serious injuries in his accident during qualiying. Pérez will remain in hospital overnight and tomorrow.
Pérez will not drive in the FIA F1 2011 Monaco Grand Prix.
Matteo Bonciani
F1 Head of Communications and Press Delegate
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28 May


Monaco GP - A scary day


Monaco, 28 May - First, in free practice, Nico Rosberg had a frightening high speed crash when he lost control of his Mercedes coming out of the tunnel, avoiding the wall outside the chicane, but hitting the barrier further down the track. Then Vitantonio Liuzzi also crashed in the Hispania. And, with only a few minutes remaining of this afternoon’s Q3 grid decider, Sergio Perez had a sickening high impact crash at the chicane. Fortunately, or perhaps more accurately, due to all the work done in the name of safety by the teams and the FIA, the Sauber team was able to announce that the Mexican has concussion and some bruising, but nothing is broken. There is currently no word about whether or not the 21 year old, who is on the books as a student at the Ferrari Driver Academy will be able to take part in tomorrow’s Monaco Grand Prix.
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Monaco GP - A missed opportunity


After an early run of fifth places in qualifying, Fernando Alonso seems to have embarked on a new one of fourths. This afternoon, the Spaniard repeated his performance from a week ago at the Catalunya circuit, while Felipe Massa improved, taking sixth place on the grid, making this, overall, the best qualifying session of the season for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro. However, while Fernando’s lap last Saturday was truly exceptional, resulting in a better than expected result, today there was an element of regret as to how things turned out given how free practice and the first two parts of qualifying had gone.
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Vettel and PZero Red Supersoft set fastest ever pole lap of Monaco


The 3.340-kilometres Monaco Grand Prix circuit is arguably the most famous circuit in the world, and today Pirelli established a new benchmark by setting the fastest-ever lap during final qualifying the 68-year history of the race.
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Monaco GP, Qualifying: The Team Reaction


May 28, 2011 
Here’s what the team had to say about Saturday’s events in Monte Carlo.
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Get well soon Sergio


There is an underlying feeling generated by all the glitz and glamour of the weekend and the fairytale setting of the event, that somehow the Monaco Grand Prix is not really a Formula 1 race in the true sense of the word, that it is some sort of anachronistic car-themed entertainment.
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Monaco GP – Qualifying – Saturday, 28.05.2011


Further update on Sergio Pérez
Weather: sunny and dry, 23°C air, 45°C track
After Sergio Pérez‘s heavy accident in the final minutes of qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix, of course, the relief that the 21-year-old Mexican didn’t suffer any serious injuries is the overriding emotion inside the Sauber F1 Team. He was taken to the Hospital Princesse Grace in Monaco where he underwent an extensive examination. The medical staff informed the Sauber F1 Team that he escaped the shunt with concussion and a bruised thigh. Pérez will remain in hospital at least overnight and will definitely not start the race on Sunday.
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FP3 and Qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix


Monte Carlo, 28th of May of 2011, Circuit de Monaco
Colin Kolles, Hispania Racing Team Principal: “We had a difficult day with Tonio crashing and Narain’s car having problems with the suspension just before qualifying. We couldn’t run either car in qualifying as a result of this so we had to go to the stewards to see what would happen tomorrow. Thankfully they made a good decision so both our drivers will be on the grid tomorrow”.
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MONACO GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING


Pastor Maldonado and Rubens Barrichello demonstrated their command of the streets of Monte Carlo this afternoon to deliver AT&T Williams’ strongest qualifying performance of the season so far. Pastor cleared Qs one and two with ease to lead the team into Q3 for the second race in succession. With a fastest lap of 1:16.528, Pastor will line up in ninth position on the grid. Traffic compromised Rubens’ efforts to set a fully competitive lap time in the closing stages of Q2. Excluded from a place in the top ten by less than three tenths, Rubens will start his 19th Monaco Grand Prix in P12.
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SERGIO PEREZ’s ACCIDENT


2011 MONACO GP
Monaco, May 28th - It has been confirmed that Sauber F1 Team driver Sergio Perez is stable, conscious and talking. He is still currently undergoing tests at Princesse Grace hospital. According to doctors he has suffered a concussion but has not sustained any fractures. His condition is currently reported as "encouraging”. He will remain in hospital overnight.
Matteo Bonciani
F1 Head of Communications and Press Delegate
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2011 MONACO GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING


“BOTH PUSHING IN THE RACE TOMORROW”
Monte-Carlo, Saturday May 28
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“First of all, I want to say on behalf of everyone at Vodafone McLaren Mercedes that we hope Sergio is okay. That’s more important than anything else.
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Monaco GP - Could have done better: fourth and sixth places for Ferrari


Monaco, 28 May – It was a very hectic qualifying session, marred by the accident which befell Sergio Perez, which led to a long red flag period just 2’26” from the end of Q3. The Mexican driver, who is an FDA student was taken to hospital and we are awaiting news of his condition.
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All or Nothing - Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice 3 and Qualifying


28 May 2011
After Friday’s break from on-track action, Marussia Virgin Racing took to the streets of Monte Carlo again today for the third Free Practice session and Qualifying for Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix, round six of the 2011 Formula One World Championship.
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Qualifying - LRGP Report


Vitaly Petrov, R31-03
Qualifying: P11, 1.15.815, 21 laps
Nick Heidfeld, R31-04
Qualifying: P16, 1.16.124, 22 laps
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2011 MONACO GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING


MONTE CARLO, 28 MAY
At the end of a dramatic day of track activity, MERCEDES GP PETRONAS drivers Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg qualified in fifth and eighth places respectively for Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix. The team's best wishes go to Sergio Perez and Sauber after the Mexican driver suffered a major accident during qualifying this afternoon.
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2011 Monaco Grand Prix Qualifying and Final Free Practice Report – 28 May


Both Force Indias made it through to Q2 this afternoon as Paul Di Resta qualified in P14 and Adrian Sutil in P15.
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MONACO GRAND PRIX 2011 - FP3 & QUALIFYING


Heikki Kovalainen, Car 20 - Chassis T128-04: “Before I talk about the sessions today I want to say that it’s good to hear that Sergio is conscious and talking. I’ve had a big accident myself and know what it’s like for the team, friends and family as you wait for news, so I hope he’s back on track soon.
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Monaco GP – Update on Sergio Pérez‘ condition


Saturday, 28.05.2011
Good news!
It was with great relief the Sauber F1 Team received the news that Sergio Pérez has no serious injuries after his heavy accident in the closing minutes of the final part of qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix. Shortly before 15:00 hrs he had crashed into the barrier after the fast tunnel section of the circuit.
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Qualifying Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2011 - Monte-Carlo
POS NAME ENTRANT Q1 PERCENT Q2 Q3
1 S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:15.606 100.530 1:14.277 1:13.556
2 J. BUTTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:15.397 100.252 1:14.545 1:13.997
3 M. WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1:16.087 101.170 1:14.742 1:14.019
4 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:16.051 101.122 1:14.569 1:14.483
5 M. SCHUMACHER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:16.092 101.176 1:14.981 1:14.682
6 F. MASSA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:16.309 101.465 1:14.648 1:14.877
7 L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:15.207 100.000 1:14.275 1:15.280
8 N. ROSBERG Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:15.858 100.865 1:14.741 1:15.766
9 P. MALDONADO AT&T Williams 1:15.819 100.813 1:15.545 1:16.528
10 S. PEREZ Sauber F1 Team 1:15.918 100.945 1:15.482 DNF
11 V. PETROV Lotus Renault GP 1:16.378 101.557 1:15.815
12 R. BARRICHELLO AT&T Williams 1:16.616 101.873 1:15.826
13 K. KOBAYASHI Sauber F1 Team 1:16.513 101.736 1:15.973
14 P. DI RESTA Force India F1 Team 1:16.813 102.135 1:16.118
15 A. SUTIL Force India F1 Team 1:16.600 101.852 1:16.121
16 N. HEIDFELD Lotus Renault GP 1:16.681 101.959 1:16.214
17 S. BUEMI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:16.358 101.530 1:16.300
18 H. KOVALAINEN Team Lotus 1:17.343 102.840
19 J. TRULLI Team Lotus 1:17.381 102.890
20 J. ALGUERSUARI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:17.820 103.474
21 T. GLOCK Marussia Virgin Racing 1:17.914 103.599
22 J. D'AMBROSIO Marussia Virgin Racing 1:18.736 104.692
POLE POSITION LAP
S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:13.556 163.467 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:13.556 163.467 KPH

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Monaco GP - Not much sense from the classification


Monaco, 28 May – Fernando Alonso set the fastest time in his Ferrari in the third and final free practice session for the Monaco Grand Prix. The Spaniard lapped in 1.14.433, ahead of Jenson Button (1.14.996) in the McLaren, while Felipe Massa was third (1.15.024) in the other 150º Italia.
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Hectic final hour


Jaime Alguersuari and Sébastien Buemi completed 13 and 14 laps respectively in the final hour of free practice this morning on their way to finishing eighth and ninth fastest.
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Monaco GP: Saturday Practice


May 28, 2011
Sebastian was the quicker of our drivers this morning in Monte Carlo.
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Free Practice 3 - LRGP Report


Vitaly Petrov, R31-03
Free Practice 3: P15, 1:17.779, 17 laps
Nick Heidfeld, R31-04
Free Practice 3: P16, 1:17.880, 17 laps
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Third Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2011 - Monte-Carlo

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:14.433 18 161.541
2 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:14.996 17 +0.563 160.328
3 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:15.024 19 +0.591 160.268
4 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:15.245 19 +0.812 159.797
5 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:15.310 21 +0.877 159.660
6 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:15.386 14 +0.953 159.499
7 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:15.529 19 +1.096 159.197
8 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:16.617 13 +2.184 156.936
9 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:16.736 15 +2.303 156.693
10 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:16.821 19 +2.388 156.519
11 P. DI RESTA GBR Force India F1 Team 1:16.990 20 +2.557 156.176
12 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:17.196 13 +2.763 155.759
13 P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 1:17.333 17 +2.900 155.483
14 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:17.403 18 +2.970 155.342
15 V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 1:17.779 17 +3.346 154.591
16 N. HEIDFELD GER Lotus Renault GP 1:17.880 17 +3.447 154.391
17 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:18.069 17 +3.636 154.017
18 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Team Lotus 1:18.115 20 +3.682 153.926
19 T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 1:18.580 21 +4.147 153.016
20 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 1:18.808 21 +4.375 152.573
21 J. TRULLI ITA Team Lotus 1:19.259 19 +4.826 151.705
22 V. LIUZZI ITA HRT F1 Team 1:20.115 15 +5.682 150.084
23 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:20.278 16 +5.845 149.779
24 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 3

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Vitaly: “The podiums were great for our morale”


How do you feel the season has gone so far?
VP: At the beginning of the year we didn't know how quick we would be, because pre-season testing didn't give us a clear idea, and there was also Robert's accident. This of course was bad news for the team and affected our preparations too, so it was a difficult way to start to the season. Having said that, we achieved podiums in our first two races which was great for our morale. The team has worked hard but we would like to, and can achieve, more. We need to continue to work hard and if we do, we will get some good results.
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27 May


Nick: “LRGP is the most open of all the teams I have driven for in my career”


Five races into the 2011 campaign, how has the Lotus Renault GP experience been for you?
NH: It's been a great experience so far. Obviously it was a very late call for me to come into the team; from the first day on I felt extremely welcome and I have really enjoyed working with the guys. We started trying to improve things together during winter testing and I'm still trying to work together with everyone to improve things further. As the season progresses, it becomes trickier to go into specific details (like you can when you are testing) because you are focusing just so much on the actual racing, but all in all it has been a positive experience so far.
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Team Lotus Statement Two


27th May 2011
Team Lotus is very pleased with the judgment in the dispute with Group Lotus and does not intend to appeal any of the key findings. As Group Lotus has already announced its intention to seek leave to appeal the Judge’s decision on the headline argument in this case it is clear they do not feel they have won. There are a number of points that are interesting to note in the Judge’s findings which invalidate any claim of victory by Group Lotus in the main cause of this action:
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Team Lotus Statement


27th May 2011
Team Lotus is very happy that the court case concerning the rights to the Team Lotus name has today come to a positive conclusion and that the team can now focus its full attention on its long-term challenge for honours on and off track. The decision confirms that Team Lotus is the true owner of the full Team Lotus name and the iconic roundel, establishing in law that the Anglo-Malaysian team is the rightful heir to Team Lotus and all associated goodwill.
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26 May


Fully Lit - a new partnership with Ring Automotive


26 May 2011
Marussia Virgin Racing is pleased to announce that it has formed a new partnership with Ring Automotive, one of the leading manufacturers and distributors of vehicle lighting and auto-electrical products in the UK and across the world, exporting to over 70 countries.
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Street Practice - Monaco Grand Prix - Free Practice 1&2


26 May 2011
After making its way up the Mediterranean coast from Barcelona to Monaco, the Marussia Virgin Racing team was on track again today in the streets of Monte Carlo only four days after racing in Spain. The two first Free Practice sessions got underway under very hot and sunny conditions, with the track temperature reaching 40°C.
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Monaco GP - Light at the end of the tunnel


Monaco, 26 May – Fernando Alonso set the fastest lap of the day come the end of the first two free practice sessions for the Monaco Grand Prix. That statement has not been possible in any other session in any of the five previous race weekends. It’s a good sign and on the only circuit that boasts a tunnel, maybe the Spaniard’s performance could be seen as the light at the end of the tunnel that Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro has been searching for, for some time now. In the other 150º Italia, Felipe Massa also went well to post the sixth fastest time, just 65 hundredths slower than Fernando. In Monaco, everything is spectacular, even the free practice action and Felipe in particular had his car dancing sideways at times, perilously close to the unforgiving barriers that claimed a few victims today.
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Monaco GP - A good start...but not yet halfway there


One hundred and thirty five laps up and down the streets of the Principality, equivalent to 450 kilometres, culminating in the best two free practice sessions of the season. Maybe it’s down to the fact practice is on Thursday rather than Friday, maybe it was the tyres, or more likely, it’s the characteristics of the track, but up until now in 2011, a Ferrari has never set the best time of the day. However, results on the opening day of a race weekend must always be viewed with caution.
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Pirelli PZero Red takes to the streets of Monaco


Pirelli’s new PZero Red supersoft tyres made their debut at the Monaco Grand Prix circuit today with two free practice sessions around the tight and twisty confines of the 3.340-kilometre circuit.
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Monaco GP, Thursday: The Drivers' Reaction


May 26, 2011
The two Thursday practice sessions saw us complete 190 laps of the Monte Carlo circuit, although Mark had a quieter morning than hoped for. Here’s what the drivers had to say this afternoon.
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Monaco GP: Thursday Second Practice


May 26, 2011
Sebastian was the quicker of our drivers this afternoon in Monte Carlo.
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Free Practice 2 - LRGP Report


26 may 2011
Both LRGP drivers continued their preparations for the Monaco Grand Prix this afternoon, using both prime and option tyre specifications, also working on different fuel levels in order to get an idea of the potential performance for both race and qualifying conditions. “Our target was also to get a lot of track time with Nick and Vitaly”, says Eric Boullier, “In Monaco, the confidence of the driver is worth several tenths. They have to get used to the track, the lines, the rhythm.”
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First day of practice in Monaco


Montecarlo, 26th of May of 2011, Circuit de Monaco
Colin Kolles, Hispania Racing Team Principal: “Unfortunately Tonio had an accident in the first practice session and the damage was greater than expected so he was unable to run in the afternoon session which is very disappointing. But we have a day to recover from this and will work hard to do so”.
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2011 Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice 1 & 2 Report - 26 May


FP1 objectives:
Continued evaluation of aero components and set-up work, brake and cooling system checks, control system tests.
FP2 objectives:
Data collection for soft and super-soft tyre compounds, continued aero evaluation.
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2011 MONACO GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE


MONTE CARLO, 26 MAY
MERCEDES GP PETRONAS drivers Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher finished today's practice sessions for the Monaco Grand Prix around the streets of Monte Carlo in third and seventh places respectively.
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2011 MONACO GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE


“THE CAR FEELS AMAZING”
Monte-Carlo, Thursday May 26
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“It always feels pleasant to be on the Côte d’Azur on a sunny day – and it feels even better when you’ve got two cars looking consistently competitive after the first day of practice at Monte-Carlo.
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Monaco GP – Practice – Thursday, 26.05.2011


Weather: sunny and dry, 25-26°C air, 37-44°C track
In the first free practice session the Sauber F1 Team tested the high downforce package which it brought to Monaco to help the Sauber C30-Ferrari cope with the special requirements of the tight Monaco circuit. It also had its first experience with the super soft Pirelli tyre compound in the second 90 minute session in the afternoon. A suspension development has also been evaluated. After Kamui Kobayashi did a comparison between a non active version of the rear wing and the DRS in the morning session, both cars were equipped with DRS in the afternoon.
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MONACO GRAND PRIX PRACTICE


Objectives P1
• Evaluation of new aero parts including the new diffuser
Objectives P2
• Comparison work of new aero parts between both cars
• Tyre testing, set-up, cooling and brake work
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MONACO GRAND PRIX 2011 FP1 / FP2 - 26th MAY 2011


Jarno Trulli, Car 21 - Chassis T128-03: " That was good. We've got a good deal of data from both sessions and we can use that to put us in a better position tomorrow. I had a few issues with traffic during the performance run which means there is definitely more pace to come tomorrow so all in all this was a good day. We' ve also run reliably in both sessions and that's what we need to give us the best chance of fighting in quali so I think it' ll be a very interesting Saturday afternoon. '
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Second Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2011 - Monte-Carlo

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:15.123 42 160.057
2 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:15.228 33 +0.105 159.834
3 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:15.321 44 +0.198 159.636
4 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:15.448 38 +0.325 159.368
5 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:15.667 46 +0.544 158.906
6 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:15.781 45 +0.658 158.667
7 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:16.356 33 +1.233 157.472
8 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:16.642 42 +1.519 156.885
9 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:17.101 46 +1.978 155.951
10 N. HEIDFELD GER Lotus Renault GP 1:17.126 38 +2.003 155.900
11 V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 1:17.337 35 +2.214 155.475
12 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:17.541 47 +2.418 155.066
13 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:17.570 39 +2.447 155.008
14 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:17.581 32 +2.458 154.986
15 P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 1:17.633 49 +2.510 154.882
16 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:17.706 37 +2.583 154.737
17 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:17.789 43 +2.666 154.571
18 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Team Lotus 1:18.266 50 +3.143 153.629
19 J. TRULLI ITA Team Lotus 1:18.490 39 +3.367 153.191
20 P. DI RESTA GBR Force India F1 Team 1:19.053 15 +3.930 152.100
21 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 1:19.185 40 +4.062 151.846
22 T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 1:19.338 35 +4.215 151.554
23 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:22.066 33 +6.943 146.516
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FP1 - LRGP Report


Vitaly Petrov, R31-03
Free Practice 1: P9, 1:18.733, 16 laps
Nick Heidfeld, R31-04
Free Practice 1: P11, 1:18.928, 19 laps
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Monaco GP: Thursday First Practice


Sebastian topped the timesheets for the first practice session in Monaco this morning.
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On track and out of trouble


Sébastien Buemi and Daniel Ricciardo ended the first free practice session of the Monaco Grand Prix in 12th and 14th places respectively, both men keeping out of trouble, which is always the first priority on this street track.
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First Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2011 - Monte-Carlo

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:16.619 25 156.932
2 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:16.732 24 +0.113 156.701
3 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:17.139 20 +0.520 155.874
4 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:17.316 24 +0.697 155.517
5 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:17.350 23 +0.731 155.449
6 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:17.534 24 +0.915 155.080
7 P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 1:18.527 30 +1.908 153.119
8 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:18.578 24 +1.959 153.019
9 V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 1:18.733 16 +2.114 152.718
10 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:18.805 14 +2.186 152.579
11 N. HEIDFELD GER Lotus Renault GP 1:18.928 19 +2.309 152.341
12 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:19.234 24 +2.615 151.753
13 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:19.395 24 +2.776 151.445
14 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:19.463 25 +2.844 151.315
15 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:19.768 25 +3.149 150.737
16 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:19.792 26 +3.173 150.691
17 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Team Lotus 1:20.083 23 +3.464 150.144
18 J. TRULLI ITA Team Lotus 1:21.116 27 +4.497 148.232
19 P. DI RESTA GBR Force India F1 Team 1:21.548 32 +4.929 147.446
20 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 1:21.758 31 +5.139 147.068
21 T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 1:21.815 17 +5.196 146.965
22 V. LIUZZI ITA HRT F1 Team 1:22.840 13 +6.221 145.147
23 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:23.885 37 +7.266 143.339
24 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 3

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25 May


Monaco… Almost


If the Monaco paddock could talk, today it would be saying come back later.
Last year was the first time that the Formula One teams tackled the shortest back-to-back schedule ever seen in F1: race in Barcelona on Sunday, be ready for practice on Thursday in Monaco, so everyone was hoping the labyrinthine task of getting all the motorhomes and garages sorted in time would be quicker than in 2010. It was a vain hope, because for whatever reason – some people are blaming an electrical fire that caused chaos at Ste Devote - on Wednesday afternoon there were still plenty of men with hard hats operating lifting and carrying machinery. For example, one team was unable to get its engineers’ truck in place, delaying their work by several hours.
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The Monaco Grand Prix from a tyre point of view


Pirelli brings another splash of colour to Monte Carlo’s famous harbour this weekend with the debut of the new supersoft tyres, known as the PZero Red. These tyres are designed to be ideally suited to the tight and twisty streets of the Principality, with the drivers having their first chance to try out the new rubber tomorrow.
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Renault Sport F1 Preview to the Monaco GP


25 May 2011 – Just one week after the Spanish Grand Prix comes the jewel in Formula 1’s crown – the Monaco Grand Prix. Held on the roads of Monte Carlo, the 3.340km circuit tracks around some of the most famous streets in the Principality, passing famed landmarks including the casino and harbour packed with some of the world’s largest boats.
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24 May


Monaco - Formula 1's raison d'être


And so here it is. The LRGP convoy's arrival into the Principality of Monaco last night held a certain significance. We were not just arriving at another Grand Prix, we were arriving at the Grand Prix.
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Monaco Grand Prix Preview


May 24, 2011 
The Monaco Grand Prix, like the Indy 500 or Le Mans, stands out as the series race every driver dreams of winning – and we have, driving for us, somebody who has lived that dream.
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2011 MONACO GRAND PRIX


CIRCUIT DE MONACO, 26-29 MAY
Race Preview Feature Six: Working the wheel in Monaco
In times past, Formula One drivers negotiated the Circuit de Monaco practically one-handed, their right palms rubbed raw by the thousands of gear changes required during up to 100 laps of the tortuous track in the Principality. Today's drivers may have a slightly easier time of it, in that they can at least keep both hands on the wheel, but those hands are also significantly busier in 2011. The modern Formula One steering wheel also fulfils the function of dashboard, gear lever and clutch pedal, and the drivers have up to 32 individual controls that can be adjusted. With the increased in-cockpit workload for 2011 generated by KERS and the DRS, Monaco will present an even greater challenge for the drivers aiming to extract every last ounce of performance.
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2011 Monaco Grand Prix Preview


Vijay’s vision
An introduction from the Chairman and Team Principal.
Few sporting events can rival the glamour and spectacle of the Monaco Grand Prix. It’s a truly unique event that sums up what Formula One is all about and a weekend that everybody enjoys.
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Monaco Grand Prix Preview

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27th-29th May
Circuit de Monaco, 78 laps, 3.340km
The FIA Formula 1 World Championship makes its most glamorous stop in Monaco for one of the most prestigious races on the calendar. Technical excellence, precision driving and bravery are all key in order to have a good weekend in the Principality. Brakes are worked very hard in the Circuit de Monaco and overtaking is almost impossible meaning that qualifying plays a vital role in the outcome of the race. Tyre strategy will also have a big say in the race since aero efficiency isn’t as crucial in Monaco as in other places. Pirelli will introduce its softest range of tyres for this race, the PZero Red Supersofts which will add a new factor to the difficulty of the race.
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TEAM LOTUS 2011 MONACO GRAND PRIX VIEW


Jarno Trulli, Car 21 - Chassis T128-03: “Monaco is a unique race and one that is challenging, slightly chaotic and a bit mad, for the drivers and all the teams. Everywhere you move there are people who want to come up and say hi, and that’s great but after almost a week it adds to the pressure, but we all just get on with it as it’s the same for everyone. I’m very proud to have won here and count myself so lucky that I can say I’m a Monaco winner. I remember when I won it was so busy – I went to the dinner with the Prince that night and that was special, but the minutes and hours straight after the race were almost more intense than the race itself! However, I don’t really like looking back. It’ll be great for my kids in the future to know their Dad can say he won Monaco, but for me I want to keep looking ahead.
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MONACO GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 May, 2011
Circuit de Monaco round 6 of 19
The jewel in Formula One’s crown. The dash through the Principality’s tortuous streets is the most prestigious on the calendar; it stands on a pedestal, almost distinct from the sport from which it was born.
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23 May


Eric Boullier interview – ‘A word with the boss'


23 may 2011
After mixed fortunes in Barcelona, Eric looks ahead to Monaco – a race that traditionally fares Enstone teams well.
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SPANISH GRAND PRIX REVIEW


23 MAY 2011
The Spanish Grand Prix resulted in another two car finish for AT&T Williams with Pastor Maldonado in 15th and Rubens Barrichello 17th.. After initially losing position off the line, a sticking rear jack then cost Pastor valuable seconds in the pitlane while Rubens was hampered by both KERS and tyre wear issues. Despite the team not scoring any points in Barcelona, there was evidence of genuine progress with Pastor making it into Q3 in qualifying for the first time and Rubens setting the second fastest race lap.
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2011 MONACO GRAND PRIX


PIRELLI’S NEW SUPERSOFT TO MAKE ITS MARK ON THE PRINCIPALITY
Milan, May 23rd 2011
WHAT’S THE STORY?
Pirelli heads immediately from one of the quicker tracks seen on the calendar to the very slowest, but at the same time definitely the most glamorous: Monaco. The tight and twisty confines of the Principality are ideal territory for Pirelli’s PZero Red supersoft tyre, which makes its debut in Monaco. For the first time, by extension, it is also twinned with the PZero Yellow soft tyre – which becomes the ‘prime’ nomination after five grands prix as the ‘option’.
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2011 MONACO GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


Martin Whitmarsh, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Both our drivers have won the Monaco Grand Prix, and McLaren has an enviable record around the streets of the principality – we’ve won the race on 15 occasions which is more than any other team – and we go into next weekend aiming to make it 16!

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2011 MONACO GRAND PRIX - PREVIEW


MONTE CARLO, 26 - 29 MAY
The Monaco Grand Prix, one of the undoubted highlights of the Formula One calendar, takes place around the streets of Monte Carlo on Sunday 29 May. Round Six of the 2011 World Championship is scheduled just one week after the Spanish Grand Prix, presenting a challenge for the teams to pack up and change location along the Mediterranean.
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22 May


Renault RS27 engine scores fourth victory of season in Spanish Grand Prix


The Renault RS27 engine powered Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel to his fourth victory of the year in the Spanish Grand Prix held at the Circuit de Catalunya today. The 4.655km Spanish track demands driveability and responsiveness from engines, particularly through the flowing bends on the back section. The long pit straight however demands acceleration and power, which Sebastian used to great effect to secure his second consecutive victory and make it four out of five wins this season.
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Vitaly - “the Spanish fans were great…they were all clapping and cheering me”


22 May 2011
What have you learnt from the race today?
VP: “We learnt even more about tyre degradation, and it's clear that we need more new, fresh tyres because they wear very quickly. To start on the grid in P6 and finish 11th is not what I'd hoped for, but we must now start looking at improving for Monaco which is only a few days away. We've had a chance to analyse some aspects of the race already and we will come into Monaco with a stronger performance.
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Spanish GP - Without downforce, you can't go forward. In Barcelona, Fernando's talent was not enough


The Spanish Grand Prix ended with just a fifth place for Fernando Alonso. Unfortunately, this race also featured the team’s first retirement of the season, when Felipe Massa stopped on track with a gearbox problem. After five races Fernando is still fifth in the Drivers’ classification on 51 points, while Felipe stays on 24 and drops down to eighth. The Scuderia is third in the Constructors’ classification.
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Spanish GP - Alonso battles brilliantly in Barcelona, Felipe has to retire


Montmelo, 22 May – Fernando Alonso thrilled the Spanish crowd with a fantastic demonstration of driving skill today at the Catalunya circuit, but in the end, the superior car performance of our two closest rivals meant he had to settle for fifth place. Felipe Massa had a difficult afternoon which came to a premature end, when he retired with a gearbox problem a few laps from the flag. Sebastian Vettel took his fourth win of the season and was joined on the podium by the two McLaren drivers; Lewis Hamilton second and Jenson Button third.
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Another Double Finish - Spanish Grand Prix - Race


22 May 2011
Marussia Virgin Racing achieved another double finish today to add to its tally at the fifth race of the 2011 Formula One season, the Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona.
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Vettel wins high-speed Spanish duel at Barcelona


Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel has won a tense high-speed duel at Barcelona, beating McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton in a hectic race to the chequered flag, with the two separated by just a handful of seconds from start to finish.
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Spanish GP: The Team Reaction


May 22, 2011
Here’s what the team had to say about today’s Spanish Grand Prix.
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2011 SANTANDER SPANISH GRAND PRIX


“A SUPERB TEAM EFFORT”
Circuit de Catalunya, Sunday May 22
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Jenson was edged down to 10th place on the first lap, and from then on he was always going to be playing catch-up. But, using a three-stop strategy hatched in response to that setback, he did just that. He caught up superbly, in fact, balancing the need for speed with the equally crucial requirement that he look after his tyres, and the result was that he ended up on the podium alongside Sebastian and Lewis. It was one of those drives that marks out a true world champion.
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Preview – Monaco Grand Prix


6th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 26th to 29th May 2011
Hinwil/Barcelona, 22nd May 2011 – What looks easy in terms of geography is logistically an extreme challenge for the teams – to dismantle the garages and motorhomes tonight, just a couple hours after the finish of the Spanish Grand Prix, pack everything up and be set up in the Principality of Monaco’s paddock for next weekend’s prestigious race. Two particular reasons make the move especially stressful for the teams. One is the fact that in Monaco the programme starts on Wednesday instead of Thursday, the other challenge is provided by the tight confines of the paddock.. Nevertheless the Sauber F1 Team and its drivers, Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio Pérez, are very much looking forward to the most famous race of the season.
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Spanish Grand Prix


Montmeló, 22nd of May of 2011, Circuit de Catalunya
Weather: Sunny – Air 27ºC, Track 44ºC
Race: 66 laps
Track distance: 4.655km
Narain Karthikeyan F111-03 #22 21st
Vitantonio Liuzzi F111-02 #23 DNF
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2011 SPANISH GRAND PRIX - RACE


BARCELONA, 22 MAY
Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg finished the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona today in sixth and seventh places.
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2011 Spanish Grand Prix Report – 22 May


A fast-paced Spanish Grand Prix saw both Force Indias improve on their qualifying positions with Paul coming home in 12th, followed home by Adrian in 13th.
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Spanish GP – Race – Sunday, 22.05.2011


Weather: dry and sunny, 22-27°C air, 32-43°C track
The Sauber F1 Team will leave the Circuit de Catalunya in a happy mood after both Sergio Pérez and Kamui Kobayashi scored points in the Spanish Grand Prix by finishing ninth and tenth respectively. This has added another three points to the team’s score after there has been a Sauber C30-Ferrari in the points for the fourth consecutive race this season. This result is particularly significant for the team’s rookie driver, Pérez, as these are his first ever world championship points.
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TEAM LOTUS SPANISH GRAND PRIX 2011


Jarno Trulli, Car 21: "The race was really good. It was another great start for me, another strong start this season, so that was very positive. I gained a number of positions and was right in the race in the beginning. Obviously with soft tyres our car was looking better than it did with the hard tyres and that gave us a very good first couple of stints. Unfortunately towards the middle of the race I felt I had a problem with the exhaust which affected the rear end of the car and meant that my performance was not as good as earlier.
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Race Classification


after 66 Laps - 307.104 Kms
FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA SANTANDER 2011 - Catalunya

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:39:03.301 186.020
2 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:39:03.931 +0.630 186.000
3 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:39:38.998 +35.697 184.909
4 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:39:51.267 +47.966 184.530
5 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:39:13.856 +1 LAP 182.875
6 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:39:31.695 +1 LAP 182.329
7 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:39:32.570 +1 LAP 182.302
8 N. HEIDFELD GER Lotus Renault GP 1:39:33.015 +1 LAP 182.289
9 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:39:53.605 +1 LAP 181.663
10 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:39:58.323 +1 LAP 181.520
11 V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 1:40:11.150 +1 LAP 181.132
12 P. DI RESTA GBR Force India F1 Team 1:40:17.511 +1 LAP 180.941
13 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:40:23.337 +1 LAP 180.766
14 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:40:29.839 +1 LAP 180.571
15 P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 1:40:30.081 +1 LAP 180.564
16 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:39:13.809 +2 LAPS 180.062
17 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:39:15.964 +2 LAPS 179.997
18 J. TRULLI ITA Team Lotus 1:40:11.203 +2 LAPS 178.343
19 T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 1:40:27.140 +3 LAPS 175.091
20 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 1:39:18.879 +4 LAPS 174.284
21 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:39:10.631 +5 LAPS 171.710
NOT CLASSIFIED
F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 58 laps 1:29:21.557 DNF 181.199
H. KOVALAINEN FIN Team Lotus 48 laps 1:15:37.178 DNF 177.187
V. LIUZZI ITA HRT F1 Team 28 laps 45:00.546 DNF 173.583
FASTEST LAP
L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:26.727 on lap 52 193.227

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21 May


Spanish GP - One Spanish step forward


Montmelo, Barcelona, 21 May - Both Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa believe that the updates introduced on the 150º Italia have delivered a small performance improvement. However, the fact that our Spanish driver finally managed to unlock the wheel-clamp that seemed to have left him permanently parked on the fifth place of the grid so far this season, had more to do with his own skills than the car. Even the man himself said he could not put into words the feeling he experienced on the perfect lap that secures him his best grid placing of the year, as he starts on the outside of row 2 in fourth spot. Team-mate Felipe Massa had a more difficult time, having struggled all weekend long when it comes to getting the balance right on his car and he set the eighth fastest time this afternoon.
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Spanish GP – Alonso phenomenal: a perfect lap delivers fourth place


The best qualifying result of the season for a 150º Italia courtesy of Fernando Alonso’s fourth place, while Felipe Massa set the eighth fastest time: that’s a quick summary of how qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix turned out for the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro drivers. Both of them used the same number of sets of tyres: one prime and one option in Q1, one option each in the last two sessions.
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Well Recovered - Spanish GP Free Practice 3 and Qualifying


21 May 2011
The second day of running at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona started off with the third and final Free Practice session for the Spanish Grand Prix. It was another hot and sunny day, with an air temperature of 24°C. Jérôme D’Ambrosio reported that the track was still slippery at the beginning of the session, so both he and Timo Glock waited in the garage for the conditions to improve. With 20 minutes into the one hour session, they were out on track and completed a total of 38 laps between them as they continued to prepare for the race ahead.
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Tyre tactics help decide the grid in Barcelona


21 May2011
The Pirelli PZero Yellow soft tyre has claimed its fifth pole position in succession, thanks to a stunning lap of 1m20.981s from Red Bull Racing’s Mark Webber – two-tenths of a second faster than his team mate Sebastian Vettel. It was Webber’s first pole position since the 2010 Belgian Grand Prix last August.
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Spanish GP Qualifying: Team Reaction


May 21, 2011
Race five and it’s five pole positions for Red Bull Racing – this time with Mark on P1 with Seb beside him. Here’s what the team had to say post-Qualifying at the Spanish Grand Prix.
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Vitaly - “we can expect a very busy race tomorrow”


21 May 2011
You set some fast times today, and finished strongly in Q3?
VP: Yes, I think we have to be proud of our performance and the result we managed today, especially because yesterday it was difficult with the KERS issues in P1 and P2. We did not manage top ten then but we improved today and I managed to get P6 on tomorrow's grid. I could have got an even higher position but I had a poor second section. Still, I'm pleased going into tomorrow's race.
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Crowded House in Barcelona


It was getting mighty crowded in the Scuderia Toro Rosso garage during today’s qualifying session. First of all, you have to remember that this is the home race for Jaime Alguersuari and the Barcelona boy had brought loads of friends along to watch him perform.
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FP3 and qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix


Montmelo, 21st of May of 2011, Circuit de Catalunya
Colin Kolles, Hispania Racing Team Principal: “Today’s qualifying had some positives and some negatives. The positive side is that we were quicker than one of the Virgins and made some steps forward. The negative part is that we could’ve had both Virgins behind us but Tonio didn’t have the best lap. My impression is that we made some progress and will make some more, let’s see what happens in the race. We will use a strategy which best suits the car, not too different from the rest. We’ll try and run as much as possible on option tyres”.
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SPANISH GRAND PRIX PRACTICE


Sam Michael, Technical Director
We went through all of our programme today which included running the new aero parts on both cars at various stages. We have plenty of data to look at tonight to finalise the specification that we'll race this weekend. Some parts of the floor are certainly on the limit, so we'll take that into consideration. We didn't have any reliability issues today.
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FP3 & Qualifying - LRGP Report


An action-packed Spanish qualifying session amid hot conditions at the Circuit de Cataluña resulted in Vitaly securing P6 on tomorrow's grid.
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2011 SANTANDER SPANISH GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING


“WE’LL ATTACK TOMORROW”
Circuit de Catalunya, Saturday May 21
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“We wanted to come through qualifying having retained one set of Option tyres for both our drivers, as did Red Bull, and it was for that reason that we were determined to tackle Q1 on Prime tyres. There’s a big speed differential between Options and Primes here in Barcelona, so most teams had no choice other than to use Options in Q1, for fear of not making it through to Q2. Fortunately, by contrast, like Red Bull, we were able to conserve our Options.
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2011 SPANISH GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING


BARCELONA, 21 MAY
Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher qualified in seventh and tenth positions respectively today for the Spanish Grand Prix.
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SPANISH GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING


Pastor Maldonado’s debut qualifying at the Circuit de Catalunya delivered some more positive news for the team as he drove the FW33 into the top ten for the first time this season. While Pastor will line up on tomorrow’s grid in P9, Rubens Barrichello had a more frustrating session. A gearbox issue ended Rubens’ afternoon after just one run in Q3 leaving him in P19, but with a haul of fresh tyres for the race.
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2011 Spanish Grand Prix Qualifying and Final Free Practice Report – 21 May


Both Force India drivers took a strategic approach to qualifying, preferring to sacrifice ultimate grid position to ensure the optimum strategy for the race. Paul will start from P16 with Adrian just behind him in P17.
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Spanish GP – Qualifying – Saturday, 21.05.2011


Weather: sunny and dry, 22-24°C air, 26-40°C track
Qualifying for the Sauber F1 Team was frustrating with the early promise from Q1 turning to disappointment in Q2. The updates the team has brought to the Circuit de Catalunya for the Sauber C30-Ferrari have definitely worked, with the pace for both drivers in free practice demonstrating this. In the end Sergio Perez was 12th fastest in qualifying while Kamui Kobayashi was stuck behind a slower car and so could only manage 14th.
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SPANISH GRAND PRIX 2011 - FP3 & QUALIFYING


INTO NEW TERRITORY
Heikki Kovalainen, Car 20: "This is obviously a great day for Team Lotus and I want to thank everyone here and back at the factory for working so hard to get us to this next step in our story. There is a lot more to come from this car and while we have performed really well today we can see that we can keep progressing and taking the fight to the cars around us on merit. With the work we did overnight and in FP3 I can feel that we have found a much better balance in the high-speed corners, and we can work more on how it feels in the low speed corners which is where I think we will find even more time, but for now this is a good feeling and puts us into a good position for the race tomorrow."
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Qualifying Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA SANTANDER 2011 - Catalunya

POS NAME ENTRANT Q1 laps % Q2 laps Q3 laps
1 M. WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1:23.619 6 100.794 1:21.773 3 1:20.981 3
2 S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:24.142 7 101.424 1:21.540 3 1:21.181 3
3 L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:24.370 6 101.699 1:22.148 3 1:21.961 3
4 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:23.485 9 100.632 1:22.813 3 1:21.964 3
5 J. BUTTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:24.428 6 101.769 1:22.050 3 1:21.996 3
6 V. PETROV Lotus Renault GP 1:23.069 8 100.131 1:22.948 3 1:22.471 3
7 N. ROSBERG Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:23.507 8 100.659 1:22.569 3 1:22.599 3
8 F. MASSA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:23.506 9 100.658 1:23.026 3 1:22.888 3
9 P. MALDONADO AT&T Williams 1:23.406 8 100.537 1:22.854 3 1:22.952 3
10 M. SCHUMACHER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:22.960 8 100.000 1:22.671 3 DNS -
11 S. BUEMI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:23.962 3 101.207 1:23.231 3
12 S. PEREZ Sauber F1 Team 1:24.209 3 101.505 1:23.367 6
13 J. ALGUERSUARI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:24.049 3 101.312 1:23.694 6
14 K. KOBAYASHI Sauber F1 Team 1:23.656 3 100.838 1:23.702 5
15 H. KOVALAINEN Team Lotus 1:25.874 3 103.512 1:25.403 3
16 P. DI RESTA Force India F1 Team 1:24.332 8 101.653 1:26.126 5
17 A. SUTIL Force India F1 Team 1:24.648 8 102.034 1:26.571 5
18 J. TRULLI Team Lotus 1:26.521 4 104.292
19 R. BARRICHELLO AT&T Williams 1:26.910 5 104.761
20 T. GLOCK Marussia Virgin Racing 1:27.315 8 105.249
21 V. LIUZZI HRT F1 Team 1:27.809 9 105.844
22 N. KARTHIKEYAN HRT F1 Team 1:27.908 9 105.964
23 J. D'AMBROSIO Marussia Virgin Racing 1:28.556 5 106.745
POLE POSITION LAP
M. WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1:20.981 206.937 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
M. WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1:20.981 206.937 KPH

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Spanish GP: Saturday Practice


May 21, 2011
After a very limited number of laps, Sebastian topped the timesheets for the final practice session in Barcelona with Mark right behind him in second place.
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Spanish GP: Saturday Practice


Sébastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari finished the final hour of free practice in 14th and 16th places respectively at the Catalunya circuit.
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Third Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA SANTANDER 2011 - Catalunya

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:21.707 6 205.098
2 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:21.791 17 +0.084 204.888
3 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:23.057 16 +1.350 201.765
4 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:23.068 13 +1.361 201.738
5 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:23.214 14 +1.507 201.384
6 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:23.397 18 +1.690 200.942
7 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:23.669 17 +1.962 200.289
8 V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 1:24.043 18 +2.336 199.397
9 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:24.270 11 +2.563 198.860
10 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:24.318 18 +2.611 198.747
11 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:24.322 17 +2.615 198.738
12 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:24.329 19 +2.622 198.721
13 P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 1:24.399 17 +2.692 198.556
14 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:24.535 16 +2.828 198.237
15 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:24.695 18 +2.988 197.862
16 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:24.722 14 +3.015 197.799
17 P. DI RESTA GBR Force India F1 Team 1:25.223 19 +3.516 196.637
18 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Team Lotus 1:26.236 11 +4.529 194.327
19 J. TRULLI ITA Team Lotus 1:27.000 20 +5.293 192.620
20 T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 1:27.706 20 +5.999 191.070
21 V. LIUZZI ITA HRT F1 Team 1:28.330 17 +6.623 189.720
22 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 1:29.057 18 +7.350 188.171
23 N. HEIDFELD GER Lotus Renault GP 1:29.200 6 +7.493 187.869
24 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:29.562 16 +7.855 187.110

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20 May


First day of practice sessions in the Spanish Grand Prix

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Montmeló, 20th of May of 2011, Circuit de Catalunya
Colin Kolles, Hispania Racing Team Principal: “The timesheet doesn’t look too good today but I’m positive because I know what we have done and I think tomorrow we will see the real performance of the car. We only did long runs and were not running on low levels of fuel. We were working on race setup and concentrating on this so the times today were quite irrelevant. We had aerodynamical updates and had to evaluate them, the feedback from the drivers and engineers suggest that they’re working just fine”.
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Spanish GP - Free practice and testing rolled into one


Montmelo, Barcelona 20 May - In the space of just three hours, divided into today’s two 90 minute free practice sessions, Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro completed the sort of mileage normally achieved in a full day of pre-season testing. Even allowing for the fact that at test sessions, each team only uses one car, whereas here we had both Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa in action, it is still a significant achievement.
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Spanish GP - A pre-season sort of day


Today’s free practice sessions were again very busy for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro. Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa completed a total of 119 laps, which equates to more than 500km, similar to a day of pre-season testing. There were so many new parts to test on the 150° Italia that the two drivers shared the workload. That was in addition to the usual Friday programme, based around finding the best set-up for the car and a comparison of the two tyre compounds provided by Pirelli.
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It’s go in Sunny Spain


20 May 2011
After conducting its first ever straight-line aero test at the Idiada Proving Ground in Spain five days ago, Marussia Virgin Racing was back out on track today at the Circuit de Catalunya for the first two Free Practice sessions of the Spanish Grand Prix weekend.
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New PZero Silver makes its Grand Prix debut in Spain


The Formula One teams had the opportunity to try out the new evolution of Pirelli’s PZero Silver hard tyre in race weekend conditions at Barcelona today, after two free practice sessions held in warm and dry conditions that peaked at 25 degrees centigrade ambient and 35 degrees on track.
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Spanish GP, Friday Practice: The Drivers’ Reaction


May 20, 2011 
With Mark setting the pace during both practice sessions, and Seb close behind him, here's what our drivers had to say about their productive day in Catalunya.
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Lying in the sun - Spanish GP, Friday 20 May 2011


Nick and Vitaly got underway at the familiar Circuit de Cataluña today, as free practice began at the Spanish GP.
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A slow day in Spain


Not too many surprises during free practice in Barcelona, given that the teams came here twice in winter testing. However, since then, the cars have all evolved considerably and the temperature is at least twice as high as it was back then. While the cars themselves have probably got a bit quicker, you cannot argue with the laws of nature and high temperatures always make for slower lap times.
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2011 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice 1 & 2 Report - 20 May


FP1 objectives:
Adrian – Initial evaluation of new aero components, balance checks and reliability tests
Nico – Set-up and tyre baseline with one set of new hard tyres, brake system tests
FP2 objectives:
Adrian – Set-up development with new aero components
Paul – Assessment of new aero components, balance checks and tyre evaluation
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MERCEDES GP PETRONAS - PRACTICE


2011 SPANISH GRAND PRIX, BARCELONA, 20 MAY
MERCEDES GP PETRONAS drivers Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher finished today's practice sessions at the Circuit de Catalunya in sixth and seventh places respectively on the timesheets.
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Spanish GP – Practice – Friday, 20.05.2011


Weather: sunny and dry, 19-24°C Air, 17-44°C Track
The Sauber F1 Team had a very busy and productive first day of practice ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit the Catalunya near Barcelona. Both Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio Pérez tested various new components belonging to the Sauber C-30 Ferrari’s new aero package, and in the morning session Kobayashi had a further development stage of the exhaust as a test item on his car. On top of all this testing and evaluation work, the usual race preparation had to be done, including a new harder tyre compound from Pirelli.
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TEAM LOTUS SPANISH GRAND PRIX 2011

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Heikki Kovalainen, Car 20: "Overall we can be very happy about this Friday. I think we¡¯ve seen an improvement today on where we were and throughout the sessions we could see that we were getting more and more out of the new package. The gap to the cars ahead seems reasonably small so I think it¡¯s all positive. The key point is that there is a lot more to come out of it. Optimising the whole update will take time and even though the car felt good on both the options and the primes we know that after going through the data tonight we can make more improvements tomorrow, and in the coming races ."
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2011 SANTANDER SPANISH GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE


“ALL IN ALL, A POSITIVE DAY.”
Circuit de Catalunya, Friday May 20
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“For this morning’s session, we deliberately followed separate programmes on each car to ensure we could log as much data as possible with our planned upgrades. We limited running to the same fuel-load and the same tyres for the entirety of the session, and also ran without DRS; that meant that our times throughout P1 were not particularly representative.
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Second Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA SANTANDER 2011 - Catalunya

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:22.470 35 203.201
2 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:22.509 27 +0.039 203.105
3 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:22.826 37 +0.356 202.327
4 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:23.188 32 +0.718 201.447
5 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:23.568 34 +1.098 200.531
6 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:23.586 35 +1.116 200.488
7 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:23.981 30 +1.511 199.545
8 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:24.278 30 +1.808 198.841
9 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:24.290 33 +1.896 198.634
10 N. HEIDFELD GER Lotus Renault GP 1:24.366 31 +1.820 198.634
11 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:24.483 38 +2.013 198.359
12 V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 1:24.786 43 +2.316 197.650
13 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:25.296 33 +2.826 196.468
14 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:25.303 38 +2.833 196.452
15 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:25.457 34 +2.987 196.098
16 P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 1:25.603 43 +3.133 195.764
17 P. DI RESTA GBR Force India F1 Team 1:26.073 32 +3.603 194.695
18 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Team Lotus 1:26.417 37 +3.947 193.920
19 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:27.123 20 +4.653 192.348
20 J. TRULLI ITA Team Lotus 1:27.189 34 +4.719 192.203
21 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 1:28.036 36 +5.566 190.353
22 T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 1:28.062 28 +5.592 190.297
23 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:29.469 28 +6.999 187.305
24 V. LIUZZI ITA HRT F1 Team 1:29.476 31 +7.006 187.290

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Spanish GP: Saturday Practice

Sébastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari finished the final hour of free practice in 14th and 16th places respectively at the Catalunya circuit.
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First Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA SANTANDER 2011 - Catalunya

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:25.142 27 196.824
2 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:26.149 20 +1.007 194.523
3 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:26.379 29 +1.237 194.005
4 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:26.480 27 +1.338 193.778
5 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:26.738 26 +1.596 193.202
6 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:26.988 19 +1.846 192.647
7 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:27.016 32 +1.874 192.585
8 N. HEIDFELD GER Lotus Renault GP 1:27.132 21 +1.990 192.328
9 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:27.138 22 +1.996 192.315
10 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:27.212 20 +2.070 192.152
11 V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 1:27.241 22 +2.099 192.088
12 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:27.471 23 +2.329 191.583
13 P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 1:28.005 11 +2.863 190.420
14 N. HULKENBERG GER Force India F1 Team 1:28.027 26 +2.885 190.373
15 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:28.163 22 +3.021 190.079
16 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:28.654 28 +3.512 189.027
17 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:28.819 23 +3.677 188.675
18 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:28.995 9 +3.853 188.302
19 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Team Lotus 1:29.231 21 +4.089 187.804
20 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 1:30.896 18 +5.754 184.364
21 T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 1:31.235 24 +6.093 183.679
22 V. LIUZZI ITA HRT F1 Team 1:31.268 23 +6.126 183.613
23 J. TRULLI ITA Team Lotus 1:31.418 12 +6.276 183.311
24 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:32.106 25 +6.964 181.942

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19 May


The spanish Grand Prix from a Tyre point of view


New for the Spanish Grand Prix is the latest evolution of the Pirelli PZero Silver tyre, the hardest compound in Pirelli’s range. The new PZero Silver has the same basic structure and construction as its predecessor but uses a new compound that reduces degradation and increases the range by 10 to 25%, depending on a variety of factors such as track surface, weather conditions, set-up and driving style. The PZero Silver is designed to represent a bigger step over the PZero Yellow (soft) tyre, which will also be used in Barcelona this weekend. This combination gives teams greater scope to make use of more creative race strategies.
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Renault Sport F1 Preview to the Spanish GP


19 May 2011 – The Spanish Grand Prix, the fifth event on the 2011 calendar, is held at the Circuit de Catalunya in the hills around the vibrant city of Barcelona. It’s well known to the teams from the time they spend there during winter testing – this year eight days in total, with each of Renault Sport F1’s teams covering an average of 450km per day.
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The Sauber F1 Team welcomes the Money Service Group as Official Partner


Hinwil, 19th May 2011 – The Sauber F1 Team has taken on board another new partner in the current 2011 season: the Money Service Group becomes an Official Partner with immediate effect. The financial services provider specialised in premium consulting services is based in Liechtenstein, Germany and Austria. Its logo will appear on the trucks, pit lane equipment, team gear and other apparatus of the Sauber F1 Team.
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18 May


Lotus Renault GP supports Peace One Day


Lotus Renault GP is pleased to announce that the ‘Peace One Day' logo will feature on its cars, starting from this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix. The logo will be on the front wing of both R31s during the course of the season, showing support for this important initiative.
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17 May


Spanish Grand Prix Preview


It may not be a circuit renowned for thrills and spills, but the Circuit de Catalunya has set the Red Bull pulses racing a fair few times.
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Pirelli’s new hard tyre to make its debut in Spain


WHAT’S THE STORY?
From one of the most infrequently used tracks of the season, Istanbul Park, Pirelli now heads to one of the most popular: the Circuit de Catalunya in Montmelo on the outskirts of Barcelona.
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Q&A with Vitaly Petrov


"F1 never stays the same”. Russia's first F1 podium man describes the team's progress and looks forward to the start of the European races.
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Q&A with Nick Heidfeld


“Teams using a simulator won't have such an advantage here”. The German believes the team's knowledge of the circuit will only help come Race Day.
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Spanish Grand Prixview


‘Baseline’ is a popular word in the world of Formula One, with engineers talking about Friday morning practice giving you a baseline in terms of set-up for the weekend, and the marketing crowd love a nice sponsor budget baseline, so they’ll all be looking forward to this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix which will provide a whole range of opportunities to go Barcelona baseline barmy.
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Hispania Racing supports the Murcia football team in the charity match against Real Madrid


Lorca (Murcia), 17th of May of 2011
Hispania Racing will make a donation to the victims of the earthquake in Lorca by supporting a team made up of players from Murcia in their friendly match against Real Madrid which will take place tomorrow, Wednesday the 18th of May, at 19:00h, at the Nueva Condomina stadium.
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Force India Formula One Team Statement


17.05.2011
Force India Formula One Team is aware of the statements made by both its driver, Adrian Sutil, and Mr. Eric Lux of Genii Capital, pertaining to events following the Chinese Grand Prix.
Although the team continues to monitor the situation, it remains fully committed to its driver line-up at this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix.


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Q&A with Eric Boullier


After 10 more points in Turkey, Eric discusses the merits of having two drivers battling for position.
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Q&A with James Allison


“Our aero upgrade will be worth around 10 seconds over the whole race”. James looks ahead to the Circuit de Cataluña and predicts another breathless race.
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2011 SPANISH GRAND PRIX

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CIRCUIT DE CATALUNYA, 20-22 MAY
Race Preview Feature Five: Making the impossible, possible
With the exception of Monaco, which is an anomaly in every way, the Circuit de Catalunya has long been the circuit at which overtaking is more difficult than anywhere else in Formula One. 16 of the 20 races held at the circuit have been won from pole position, including every one in the past decade. In the past three years, normal overtaking manoeuvres have been measured in single figures; on average, there have been 2.3 'normal' passes for position per Spanish Grand Prix since 2008.
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16 May


2011 Spanish Grand Prix Preview


Vijay’s vision
An introduction from the Chairman and Team Principal
The Spanish Grand Prix is always a significant moment in the season. It marks the return to Europe and it’s the moment when the Formula 1 development race really begins. At Force India we have some upgrades to bring to the car in the coming races and I’m excited to see how things will unfold.
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MARK SMITH'S FIRST DAY AS TEAM LOTUS TECHNICAL DIRECTOR


Hingham, UK - 16th May 2011
Team Lotus has announced today that Mark Smith has started work at the Anglo-Malaysian team’s Hingham, UK factory on his first day as Technical Director. Reporting to Chief Technical Officer Mike Gascoyne, Mark completes the technical department and joins Lewis Butler (Chief Designer), Marianne Hinson (Head of Aerodynamics), Dieter Gass (Deputy Technical Director) and Elliot Dason-Barber (Head of R&D and Vehicle Dynamics) to continue the development of the T128 and begin work on the 2012 car.
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Spanish Grand Prix Preview


20th-22nd May
Circuit de Catalunya, 66 laps, 4.655 km
Hispania Racing will be on home soil for the fifth grand prix of the season as the Formula 1 World Championship makes its next stop in Barcelona for the Spanish Grand Prix. The team will be racing in its second ever Spanish Grand Prix this weekend. The Circuit de Catalunya is a smooth circuit with a lot of track activity. It isn’t especially tough on the brakes and all high speed corners are right hand turns meaning that left-sided tyres are worked the hardest. There aren’t many overtaking opportunities at Montmelo but with DRS the race could see more action.
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SPANISH GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


Friday 20 to Sunday 22 May, 2011
Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Round: 5 of 19
A track that AT&T Williams knows well, having raced here every year since 1991 and completed many thousands of kilometres of testing. The circuit’s long corners are a good test of car stability and aerodynamic performance, and a handful of slow corners towards the end of the lap put an onus on traction.
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13 May


Preview – Spanish Grand Prix


5th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 20th to 22nd May 2011
Hinwil, 13th April 2011 – The Sauber F1 Team is looking forward to the Spanish Grand Prix with special excitement because it will bring a significant update for the Sauber C30-Ferrari to the Circuit de Catalunya. The circuit near Barcelona, where the fifth round of this year’s World Championship is to be held on 22nd May, is regarded as a track that will highlight a competitive car. Kamui Kobayashi, who just managed to score the team’s eighth point of the season in Turkey, despite having started from last, is heading for a higher grid position and some more points in Spain. Rookie Sergio Pérez is hungry to achieve his first F1 point.
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2011 SPANISH GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


Lewis Hamilton
“Barcelona has traditionally been the start of Formula 1’s European season, and we’re optimistic that we’ll once again be back in the fight for the big points this weekend.
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TEAM LOTUS 2011 SPANISH GRAND PRIX VIEW


Jarno Trulli, Car 21 - Chassis T128-03: “It's always good to get back to Spain. I've spent so much time at the Barcelona circuit it’s like a second home to me and the whole team and even though I must have completed thousands of kms around there it's still a good challenge. It's very technical and that puts demands on the car's aero – a good aero package is one of the keys to being quick. Looking at the circuit itself I particularly like T9 – it’s one of the quicker corners in the whole calendar and one that rewards confidence and good balance. There’s not a lot of overtaking chances around the lap and we’ll see if the DRS plays the same role in Spain that it did in Turkey – if it does then tracks like Barcelona will suddenly have overtaking chances and that’s got to be good for the fans.”
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2011 SPANISH GRAND PRIX - PREVIEW


BARCELONA, 20-22 MAY
The Spanish Grand Prix, Round Five of the 2011 Formula One World Championship, takes place on Sunday 22 May at the Circuit de Catalunya outside Barcelona.
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12 May


An app for Japan – “You are connected”


Hinwil, 12th May 2011 – A new electronic Formula One book featuring contributions from all the drivers and team principals gives fans a new way of helping the process of reconstruction in Japan. The “You are connected” app can be purchased via iTunes for €0.79. All the money received will go to the Red Cross in Japan.
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Sebastian And Mark To Attend Red Bull Ring Opening


May 12, 2011 
While there's no grand prix this weekend, both our drivers will be at on track – at the opening of the new F1-spec Red Bull Ring in Austria.
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Hispania Racing sends all its support to the people of Murcia

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José Ramón Carabante, President of Hispania Racing, wishes to share his sympathies with the citizens of Murcia after the earthquake that hit the region yesterday. The Spanish team has very close links with this region and offers all its support and affection to the population.
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11 May


Cosworth's Engineering Debrief: Turkey


Wednesday 11 May 2011
Setting the Scene
Cosworth’s Circuit Tracker for the Turkish Grand Prix highlighted Istanbul Park as one of the biggest all-round tests on engines for the entire season, putting the unit through a complete workout with a varied mix of high, medium and low-speed sections.
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Eric Boullier visits Robert


Immediately after the Turkish Grand Prix, Eric Boullier (LRGP Team Principal and Managing Director) flew to Italy to see Robert Kubica. On returning to factory in Enstone, Boullier was optimistic and gave staff some positive news.
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10 May


RUROC JOINS TEAM LOTUS AS OFFICIAL SUPPLIER


Hingham, UK - 10th May 2011
British helmet and goggle manufacturer Ruroc has been confirmed as Official Supplier to Team Lotus with immediate effect.
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09 May


TURKISH GRAND PRIX REVIEW


9 MAY 2011
It was another two-car finish for AT&T Williams at the Turkish Grand Prix. But high tyre degradation on both cars prevented Rubens Barrichello and Pastor Maldonado from finishing in the points. This is how technical director Sam Michael sums up the team's race weekend.
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Renault RS27 engines score a 1-2 victory in Turkish Grand Prix


The Renault RS27 engine powered Red Bull Racing to a 1-2 result in the Turkish Grand Prix held at the Istanbul Park Circuit. Sebastian Vettel dominated the race from pole position while Mark Webber took second seven laps from the end of the race with a bold overtaking manoeuvre on Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso. Mark also set the fastest lap of the race.
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08 May


Victorious weekend for Vettel with Pirelli in Turkey


After crashing on Friday and missing the entirety of the second free practice session, Sebastian Vettel took his third Grand Prix win of the year in style by using a four-stop strategy to convert his pole position in Turkey to victory.
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One-Two In Turkey Exorcises 2010 Demons...


May 8, 2011 
The first one-two of 2011 couldn't come at a more appropriate venue. How things have changed since the last time we packed up for the flight home from Istanbul.
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Turkish GP: The Team Reaction


May 8, 2011 
The team give their reaction to the Red Bull 1-2 in Istanbul:
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Watching the wheels - Turkish GP


Sunday 8 May 2011
In a race packed full of pit stops, LRGP advanced on yesterday's qualifying positions by finishing in P7 (Nick) and P8 (Vitaly). After scoring another 10 valuable points, Lotus Renault GP remains fourth in the Constructors Championship.
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Two more points


With Sébastien Buemi having started sixteenth on the grid after a difficult qualifying, you would think that finishing ninth and scoring two points would be cause for celebration in the Scuderia Toro Rosso garage.
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Stop and Go - Turkish Grand Prix - The Race


8 May 2011
The fourth race of the 2011 season - and the first in ‘Europe’ - got underway today at Istanbul Park in Turkey. It was a bright and sunny day with a track temperature of 33°C, but things soon clouded over for Timo Glock when he experienced a gearbox issue on his grid reconnaissance lap. He returned to the garage where the team’s dogged determination was on full display as they attempted a gearbox change, with the intention of starting from the pit lane.
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"The race was not as we expected. In Barcelona we expect to have a better weekend"


Istanbul, 8th May, 2011, Istanbul Park
Weather: Cloudy - air 17°C, track 35°C
Race: 58 laps
Length of the track: 5.338 km
Narain Karthikeyan F111-03 #22 21º
Vitantonio Liuzzi F111-02 #23 22º
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Turkish GP – A Ferrari on the podium in Istanbul


Istanbul, 8 May – Fernando Alonso stood on the third step of the podium at the end of the Turkish Grand Prix, the fourth round of the Formula 1 World Championship, which took place today at the Istanbul Speed Park track. Starting from fifth, the Spaniard went on to claim Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro’s first podium of the season.
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2011 Turkish Grand Prix Report - 8 May


It was a tough afternoon for Force India as Adrian and Paul battled hard but missed out on points at Istanbul Park. Adrian enjoyed exciting battles with Barrichello's Wiliams and the Sauber of Perez in the closing stages, while Paul failed to finish a Grand Prix for the first time this year after encountering some technical issues.
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2011 TURKISH GRAND PRIX - RACE

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ISTANBUL PARK, 8 MAY
MERCEDES GP PETRONAS drivers Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher finished the Turkish Grand Prix in fifth and twelfth places respectively today. Started from third on the grid, Nico ran a clean race to finish fifth, with high tyre degradation in the early stages preventing him from finishing higher. Michael started strongly and was running seventh when a collision with Vitaly Petrov at turn 12 damaged his front wing and forced him to pit. He was then out of sequence and fought hard from last place on lap three to finish in 12th position.
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PIRELLI ANNOUNCES TYRE CHOICES FOR CANADA, VALENCIA AND BRITAIN


Istanbul (Turkey), May 8th 2011 - Pirelli has revealed the PZero tyre compound choices for the Grand Prix of Canada, Europe and Great Britain.
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Turkish GP: Result


May 8, 2011 
Sebastian notched up his third win of the season in Istanbul as he and Mark secured a memorable Red Bull 1-2 finish.
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TURKISH GRAND PRIX RACE


8 MAY 2011
The Turkish GP resulted in a non-points scoring finish for AT&T Williams today. A stronger showing in yesterday's qualifying put the team's drivers in P11 and P14 on the grid but a lack of race pace, combined with being too hard on tyres for a three stop strategy and some significant tyre degradation left Rubens in P15 and Pastor in P17 at the flag.
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TURKISH GRAND PRIX 2011 - SOLID PROGRESSION


Jarno Trulli, Car 21 - qualified 19th, finished 18th: "That was a reasonably good race, particularly in the early laps. I had another incredibly good start but was blocked in the first corner so couldn't really exploit how well I'd got off the line. Early on I started fighting with the tyres so we changed to a three stop strategy which eventually worked out pretty well. However, the result today doesn't really show how we have improved our performance so I think that when we get to Barcelona with the whole new package on the car we'll really be able to fight with the midfield teams."
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Turkish GP – Race – Sunday, 08.05.2011


Weather: dry and sunny, 15-17°C air, 33-35°C track
Despite very poor grid positions – Sergio Pérez started 15th, and Kamui Kobayashi started last on the grid after a technical failure in qualifying – the Sauber F1 Team managed to score another point at the Turkish Grand Prix in Istanbul. Kobayashi finished tenth after countless overtaking manoeuvres and despite a puncture. Pérez also had a strong race, but he lost time due to an early stop for repairs and finished 14th.
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2011 TURKISH GRAND PRIX


“TO FINISH WHERE WE STARTED WAS A GOOD RECOVERY TODAY”
Istanbul Park, Sunday May 8
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Well, we qualified fourth and sixth, and we finished fourth and sixth. And, although clearly we'd hoped to score considerably more than the 20 points we netted as a result, both our drivers drove hard and well all afternoon - and I'm sure their contribution to a race that included lots of action and no fewer than 80 pitstops was a very significant one in terms of providing entertainment for grandstand spectators and TV viewers alike.
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Race Classification


after 58 Laps - 309.396 Kms
2011 FORMULA 1 DHL TURKISH GRAND PRIX - Istanbul

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:30:17.558 205.595
2 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:30:26.365 +8.807 205.261
3 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:30:27.633 +10.075 205.213
4 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:30:57.790 +40.232 204.079
5 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:31:05.097 +47.539 203.807
6 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:31:16.989 +59.431 203.364
7 N. HEIDFELD GER Lotus Renault GP 1:31:18.415 +60.857 203.311
8 V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 1:31:25.726 +68.168 203.040
9 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:31:26.952 +69.394 202.995
10 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:31:35.579 +78.021 202.676
11 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:31:37.381 +79.823 202.610
12 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:31:43.002 +85.444 202.403
13 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:30:20.932 +1 LAP 201.922
14 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:30:20.963 +1 LAP 201.921
15 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:30:31.456 +1 LAP 201.531
16 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:30:31.610 +1 LAP 201.525
17 P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 1:30:52.155 +1 LAP 200.766
18 J. TRULLI ITA Team Lotus 1:31:23.869 +1 LAP 199.605
19 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Team Lotus 1:30:21.373 +2 LAPS 198.361
20 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 1:31:07.701 +2 LAPS 196.680
21 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:30:26.738 +3 LAPS 194.624
22 V. LIUZZI ITA HRT F1 Team 1:30:24.932 +5 LAPS 187.604
NOT CLASSIFIED
P. DI RESTA GBR Force India F1 Team 44 laps 1:10:11.060 DNF 200.612
T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 0 laps DNS
FASTEST LAP
M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:29.703 on lap 48 214.226

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07 May


PIRELLI BREAKS QUALIFYING RECORD AT ISTANBUL PARK


Istanbul, May 7th 2011
Pirelli has set the fastest ever lap in qualifying for the Turkish Grand Prix at Istanbul Park, thanks to a time of 1m25.049s for Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel. The German driver set his fifth consecutive pole position today and the 19th of his career.
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Turkish GP - Light at the end of the tunnel


With Fernando Alonso fifth on the grid– one can by now say “as usual” given this is the only position he has started from all year – and Felipe Massa in tenth, how can the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro personnel and drivers be talking of improvement in the performance of the 150º Italia?
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Turkish GP - A small step in the right direction


The grid for tomorrow’s seventh running of the Turkish Grand Prix will see one Ferrari on the third row and the other on the fifth. Fernando Alonso set the fifth fastest time in Q3 while Felipe Massa is credited with tenth, having aborted his only run in the final session in order to find himself with a bit more grip from saving a set of tyres for the start, after it was clear he was not about to set a particularly quick time.
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Turkish GP, Qualifying: The Team Reaction


May 7, 2011
Here’s the reaction from the team after we locked out the front row of the grid in Istanbul…
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Turkish March - Turkish GP, Saturday 7 May 2011


After a challenging P3 session, LRGP improved throughout Qualifying allowing Vitaly and Nick to finish in P7 and P9 respectively.
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Turkish sun shines but not on us


Neither of our drivers got further than Q2 today at the Istanbul Speed Park because…well, because they just were not quick enough.
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Hot and Cold - Turkish Grand Prix Qualifying


7 May 2011
Day two of Marussia Virgin Racing’s preparations for the Turkish Grand Prix began with the third and final Free Practice session and, unlike yesterday, the sun was shining and the air temperature had risen to 16°C. The team continued evaluating the upgraded MVR-O2 and the new elements on both cars, as well as preparing for tomorrow’s race.
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Turkish GP: Qualifying


May 7, 2011 
Sebastian and Mark have locked out the front row of the grid for tomorrow’s Turkish Grand Prix.
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Colin Kolles: "We know we can fight for a good position"


Istanbul, 7th May, 2011, Istanbul Park
Colin Kolles, Hispania Racing Team Principal: “Qualifying was not bad today, as predicted yesterday we made a step forward. We were ahead of one Virgin car and very close to the other one, it would’ve been possible for Tonio to be ahead but nevertheless we’re very happy to be close to our main competitors and also to the top, being 3.6 seconds off the quickest time in Q1 is very positive. Tomorrow we’re hoping for a nice race in which we can fight with others to finish in a good position”.
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2011 TURKISH GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING


ISTANBUL PARK 7 MAY
MERCEDES GP PETRONAS delivered its strongest qualifying performance of the 2011 season so far this afternoon at the Turkish Grand Prix. Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher took third and eighth positions respectively in cool and sunny conditions at the Istanbul Park circuit.
Both MERCEDES GP PETRONAS drivers qualified in the top ten for the first time in 2011.
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TURKISH GP QUALIFYING


Today’s qualifying session for the Turkish Grand Prix produced a more encouraging result for AT&T Williams as its drivers Rubens Barrichello and Pastor Maldonado recorded the 11th and 14th fastest times of the afternoon.
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2011 Turkish Grand Prix Qualifying and Final Free Practice Report - 7 May


It was another encouraging afternoon for Force India as Adrian and Paul qualified in P12 and P13 respectively for tomorrow's Turkish Grand Prix at Istanbul Park.
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Turkish GP – Qualifying – Saturday, 07.05.2011


Weather: Sunny and dry, 14-18°C air, 27-37°C track
The qualifying for the Turkish Grand Prix turned out to be a disappointment for the Sauber F1 Team. Kamui Kobayashi retired in the early minutes of the session due to a fuel system problem and Sergio Pérez didn’t manage to get the most out of the softer tyre compound. Kobayashi will have to start last for tomorrow’s race, Pérez qualified 15th.
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2011 TURKISH GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING



“DEFINITELY IN THE FIGHT AND PUSHING ALL THE WAY”
Istanbul Park, Saturday May 7
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Only six cars managed to beat the 1m26s barrier in Q3 here at Istanbul Park today, and I’m glad to say that Lewis and Jenson were both among that sextet.
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TURKISH GRAND PRIX FP3 & QUALIFYING - 07 / 05 / 2011


EDGING EVER CLOSER
Heikki Kovalainen, Car 20: "I'm happy with that. We only have to find a little bit more to join the fight in Q2 but today we had a good strategy and got everything that we could from the tyres. I'm pleased with my own performance - the quick lap was right on the money with no mistakes so it's a good feeling to keep edging closer. We're all looking forward to the Barcelona upgrade package where hopefully that will deliver a greater performance gain compared to what the opposition will bring but we're nearly there so for now it's just about keeping up the effort and putting in another strong performance tomorrow."
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Qualifying Session Classification


2011 FORMULA 1 DHL TURKISH GRAND PRIX - Istanbul

POS NAME ENTRANT Q1 Laps % Q2 Laps Q3 Laps
1 S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:27.039 6 100.029% 1:25.610 3 1:25.049 3
2 M. WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1:27.090 4 100.088% 1:26.075 3 1:25.454 3
3 N. ROSBERG Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:27.514 5 100.575% 1:25.801 7 1:25.574 3
4 L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:27.091 4 100.089% 1:26.066 3 1:25.595 6
5 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:27.349 8 100.386% 1:26.152 3 1:25.851 5
6 J. BUTTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:27.374 5 100.414% 1:26.485 3 1:25.982 6
7 V. PETROV Lotus Renault GP 1:27.475 3 100.530% 1:26.654 6 1:26.296 6
8 M. SCHUMACHER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:27.697 4 100.786% 1:26.121 6 1:26.646 3
9 N. HEIDFELD Lotus Renault GP 1:27.901 4 101.020% 1:26.740 6 1:26.659 3
10 F. MASSA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:27.013 8 100.000% 1:26.395 6 DNF 2
11 R. BARRICHELLO AT&T Williams 1:28.246 4 101.417% 1:26.764 6
12 A. SUTIL Force India F1 Team 1:27.392 8 100.435% 1:27.027 6
13 P. DI RESTA Force India F1 Team 1:27.625 8 100.703% 1:27.145 3
14 P. MALDONADO AT&T Williams 1:27.396 8 100.440% 1:27.236 6
15 S. PEREZ Sauber F1 Team 1:27.778 5 100.879% 1:27.244 6
16 S. BUEMI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:27.620 3 100.697% 1:27.255 6
17 J. ALGUERSUARI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:28.055 4 101.197% 1:27.572 3
18 H. KOVALAINEN Team Lotus 1:28.780 8 102.030%
19 J. TRULLI Team Lotus 1:29.673 8 103.057%
20 J. D'AMBROSIO Marussia Virgin Racing 1:30.445 8 103.944
21 V. LIUZZI HRT F1 Team 1:30.692 7 104.228%
22 T. GLOCK Marussia Virgin Racing 1:30.813 8 104.367%
23 N. KARTHIKEYAN HRT F1 Team 1:31.564 8 105.230%
K. KOBAYASHI Sauber F1 Team DNF 2
QUALIFYING CRITERIA 1:33.103 107.000%
POLE POSITION LAP
S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:25.049 225.949 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:25.049 225.949 KPH

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Turkey GP: Saturday Practice


May 7, 2011 
Seb topped the timesheets in the final practice session of the Turkish Grand Prix.
His best time of 1:26.037 after 17 laps was the quickest of the morning, while Mark was the third-fastest driver with a best time of 1:26.404 after 16 laps of Istanbul Park.
Seb and Mark will be in action again at 2pm local time for Qualifying.

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Eric Boullier - “Bringing F1 closer to the fans”


7 May 2011
Eric, you recently took up the position of Vice Chairman for FOTA (Formula One Teams Association), can you explain what the position entails?
EB: The position of Vice Chairman involves working very closely with Martin Whitmarsh and to ease his duties within FOTA, and for what he is doing everyday.
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Sunshine Saturday


Sunny cloudless skies greeted the Formula 1 circus this morning in Istanbul, which makes a pleasant change after the endless rain of the past few days. After a late night sifting through all the data from Friday, this morning’s final free practice session ended with Sébastien Buemi posting the tenth fastest time, with Jaime Alguersuari in seventeeth place. Our Spanish driver had an interesting morning, going off the track and having to walk back to the pits. But the track marshals got the car back to our garage so Jaime was able to get out again for the final part of the hour.
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Third Practice Session Classification


2011 FORMULA 1 DHL TURKISH GRAND PRIX - Istanbul

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:26.037 17 223.355
2 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:26.038 17 +0.001 223.352
3 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:26.404 16 +0.367 222.406
4 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:26.420 19 +0.383 222.365
5 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:26.578 17 +0.541 221.959
6 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:26.726 14 +0.689 221.580
7 V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 1:26.755 20 +0.718 221.506
8 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:26.819 12 +0.782 221.343
9 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:26.883 12 +0.846 221.180
10 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:27.080 16 +1.043 220.679
11 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:27.121 20 +1.084 220.575
12 P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 1:27.255 18 +1.218 220.237
13 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:27.318 19 +1.281 220.078
14 N. HEIDFELD GER Lotus Renault GP 1:27.379 17 +1.342 219.924
15 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:27.528 19 +1.491 219.550
16 P. DI RESTA GBR Force India F1 Team 1:27.644 18 +1.607 219.259
17 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:27.724 15 +1.687 219.059
18 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:27.976 19 +1.939 218.432
19 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Team Lotus 1:28.911 15 +2.874 216.135
20 J. TRULLI ITA Team Lotus 1:29.697 17 +3.660 214.241
21 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 1:31.097 25 +5.060 210.948
22 T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 1:31.175 19 +5.138 210.768
23 V. LIUZZI ITA HRT F1 Team 1:31.375 19 +5.338 210.306
24 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:32.009 15 +5.972 208.857


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06 May


Mixed Results - Turkish Grand Prix - Free Practice


6 May 2011
Istanbul Park was the scene of Formula One’s return to the racetrack today after a three-week break in the calendar. The first Free Practice session began in wet conditions as Marussia Virgin Racing rolled out its new upgrade package, with Timo’s MVR-02 featuring the full specification and Jérôme’s car having around 50% of the new elements.
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Turkish GP, Friday Practice: The Drivers’ Reaction


May 6, 2011 
Of the 40 laps driven in an RB7 today, Mark recorded 36 of them after Sebastian crashed in this morning’s session. Here’s what our drivers had to say after today’s practice.
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First day of practice in the Turkish Grand Prix


Istanbul, 6th of May, 2011
On the first day of practice sessions in Istanbul Park, the drivers went up against a mix of weather conditions, with a wet track due to the rain. Both Hispania Racing cars came out in the first session with wet tyres. In the afternoon session, the track dried up thanks to the sun that made itself present now and again and the drivers were able to try out the soft range tyres.
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Smoke on the water - Turkish GP, Friday 6 May 2011


Nick and Vitaly kicked off their Turkish campaigns today as free practice got underway at Istanbul Park Circuit.
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Cold and wet followed by cool and sunny


Two sessions with three drivers again for Scuderia Toro Rosso and, as at the last race in China, it was Jaime Alguersuari who sat out Free Practice 1, while Daniel Ricciardo had his first taste of a Turkish track. The reason our Spanish driver missed FP1 at consecutive races is so that he can have the car to himself in two weeks time when we tackle his home race at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona.
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PIRELLI PRESIDENT MEETS TEAM PRINCIPALS IN ISTANBUL


Istanbul, May 6th 2011
In the presence of Pirelli’s President Marco Tronchetti Provera, the PZero tyres set a time just two-tenths of a second off last year’s pole time during the afternoon free practice session at Istanbul Park today. The fastest time was set by the soft tyre, but the drivers also had the chance to try out the new evolution of hard tyre.
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Turkish GP – Massa sixth and Alonso 11th on a difficult Friday at Istanbul


Istanbul, 6 May – This morning’s downpour, which welcomed the Turkish Grand Prix competitors for the start of free practice, was forgotten as the sun forced its way through the Istanbul clouds, allowing Free Practice 2 to go ahead in the dry. At the end of the session it was the McLaren of Jenson Button who set the best time (1.26.456), ahead of the Mercedes of Nico Rosberg (1.26.521) and the other McLaren of Lewis Hamilton (1.27.033).
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TURKISH GRAND PRIX PRACTICE


06 MAY 2011
Sam Michael, Technical Director
This morning was wet so we didn't start our evaluation of new aero components until second practice. During that session we ran the new rear wing on Rubens’ car and we were pleased to see that it functioned well, with a healthy gain in top speed and no signs of aero separation.
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Turkey's Q&A with Rubens Barrichello


Friday 06 May 2011
Rubens Barrichello loves Istanbul Park. He’s hoping it will be the scene of his first points’ finish of the year on Sunday.
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Turkish GP: Friday Second Practice


May 6, 2011 
Mark was fifth on the timesheets this afternoon at Istanbul Park.
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Nick: « We can fight with the big guys »


6 May 2011
We're catching up with Nick after free practice on day 1 at Istanbul.
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Mobil 1 Car Swap at Watkins Glen International


Lewis Hamilton and NASCAR star Tony Stewart to drive each other’s carsRacing champions from either side of the Atlantic will get a taste of each other’s world when 2008 Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton and double NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Tony Stewart take part in the Mobil 1 Car Swap at Watkins Glen International circuit on June 14.
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2011 TURKISH GRAND PRIX, ISTANBUL PARK, 6 MAY, PRACTICE


The opening practice sessions for the Turkish Grand Prix took place in contrasting conditions at Istanbul Park today. Morning rain saw the teams using Pirelli wet tyres throughout P1 before the track dried out sufficiently for slicks in P2.
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2011 Turkish Grand Prix Free Practice 1 & 2 Report - 6 May


Dominic Harlow, Circuit Engineering Director
It has been quite a good Friday for the team with our three drivers contributing to the programme.
In the FP1 session the rain made the circuit quite tricky: conditions were in the most part fairly consistent, but at times some standing water built up at turns two and 11 - this was the case after the red flag. We ran only the wet tyre and worked to find a balance during what was still quite a new experience for us in terms of running on the Pirelli tyres in this weather.
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TURKISH GRAND PRIX - FP1 / FP2 REPORT - 06 / 05 / 2011


Mike Gascoyne, Chief Technical Officer: "A pretty good day. Obviously we had limited running this morning in the wet conditions as we wanted to save tyres in case we have to use wets in the race. Unfortunately that limited the running Karun and Jarno could do but this afternoon we completed the whole program without any real problems with the performance levels we showed I think we are looking at having a pretty good weekend."
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2011 TURKISH GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE


“BOTH DRIVERS’ LONG-RUN PACE LOOKS EXTREMELY PROMISING”

Istanbul Park, Friday May 6
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“This morning’s uncharacteristic heavy rain meant that we opted to conserve our supply of Wet and Intermediate Pirelli tyres by sitting out the majority of the session. With cold and unpredictable weather predicted for the remainder of the weekend, and with relatively little to learn from running on a wet track, we felt it was more prudent to save the rubber for Saturday and Sunday.
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Turkish GP – Practice – Friday, 06.05.2011


Weather: wet in the morning, dry in the afternoon, 10-14°C Air, 11-24°C Track
After the first two practice sessions for the Turkish Grand Prix were held in mixed weather conditions, the Sauber F1 Team has to analyse a huge amount of data. Both cars carried test items - Kamui Kobayashi working with new mechanical parts and Sergio Pérez trying new aerodynamic components.
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Second Practice Session Classification


2011 FORMULA 1 DHL TURKISH GRAND PRIX - Istanbul

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:26.456 26 222.272
2 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:26.521 29 +0.065 222.105
3 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:27.033 31 +0.577 220.799
4 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:27.063 21 +0.607 220.722
5 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:27.149 31 +0.693 220.505
6 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:27.340 37 +0.884 220.022
7 V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 1:27.517 37 +1.061 219.577
8 P. DI RESTA GBR Force India F1 Team 1:27.725 37 +1.269 219.057
9 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:27.844 32 +1.388 218.760
10 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:28.052 37 +1.596 218.243
11 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:28.069 27 +1.613 218.201
12 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:28.153 36 +1.697 217.993
13 N. HEIDFELD GER Lotus Renault GP 1:28.475 35 +2.019 217.200
14 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:28.765 32 +2.309 216.490
15 P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 1:28.828 19 +2.372 216.337
16 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:28.946 20 +2.490 216.050
17 J. TRULLI ITA Team Lotus 1:29.409 39 +2.953 214.931
18 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:29.637 27 +3.181 214.384
19 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Team Lotus 1:30.281 37 +3.825 212.855
20 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 1:31.035 28 +4.579 211.092
21 T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 1:31.221 22 +4.765 210.662
22 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:31.320 29 +4.864 210.433
23 V. LIUZZI ITA HRT F1 Team 1:31.989 30 +5.533 208.903

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Turkish GP - Wet start to weekend


Istanbul, 6 May – Incessant rain has been the key feature so far today, thus affecting the first free practice session for the Turkish Grand Prix, round four of the Formula 1 World Championship, which takes place this Sunday at the Istanbul Speed Park.
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Sebastian Looks Ahead To The Turkish Grand Prix


May 6, 2011 
As we begin the fourth weekend of the season, we sat the reigning world champion down to quiz him about the first three races and this grand prix.
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Turkey's Q&A with Pastor Maldonado


Friday 06 May 2011
After three races and a three-week break, Formula One blasts back to life in Turkey this weekend. Istanbul Park is a track that Pastor Maldonado knows well and he’s champing at the bit to get started
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Turkey GP: Friday First Practice


Mark was the quicker of our drivers during the first practice session of the Turkish Grand Prix.
He was the 11th-fastest driver of the session, posting a best time of 1:42.564 after five laps of Istanbul Park.
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On the road again - the Motorhome returns


As with a lot of other things at this early stage in the Formula 1 season, Round 4 of the campaign in Turkey offers the first twist of what will be a long season. As has already been commented on, the Istanbul race is at something of a crossroads as the season turns its head towards Europe and teams bring a number of substantial car upgrades with them to this part of the world.
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Turkish Grand Prix – Free Practice 1


Ever since what turned out to be a particularly dry winter in Spain, the drivers have been saying they don’t know what to expect from the sport’s new tyre supplier, Pirelli, in the case of rain. Well, today at Istanbul Park they certainly got an opportunity to evaluate the Italian company’s extreme and intermediate rain tyres during Free Practice 1 and it looks as though they will probably be using them again this afternoon.
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PAUL NEWSOME APPOINTED HEAD OF HIGH PERFORMANCE VEHICLES FOR THE C-X75 HYBRID SUPERCAR


Following today’s announcement that Williams F1 will work with Jaguar Land Rover on the production of the C-X75 hybrid supercar, the company can confirm the appointment of Paul Newsome to the position of Head of High Performance Vehicles.
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JAGUAR AND WILLIAMS F1 TO BUILD C-X75 HYBRID SUPERCAR


Jaguar can today confirm that it will launch the remarkable C-X75 concept car as an exclusive hybrid supercar.
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First Practice Session Classification


2011 FORMULA 1 DHL TURKISH GRAND PRIX - Istanbul

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:38.670 13 194.758
2 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:40.072 14 +1.402 192.029
3 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:40.132 18 +1.462 191.914
4 N. HEIDFELD GER Lotus Renault GP 1:40.338 9 +1.668 191.520
5 V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 1:40.401 10 +1.731 191.400
6 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:40.421 16 +1.751 191.362
7 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:40.697 14 +2.027 190.837
8 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:41.094 18 +2.424 190.088
9 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:41.178 22 +2.508 189.930
10 N. HULKENBERG GER Force India F1 Team 1:41.347 16 +2.677 189.613
11 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:42.564 5 +3.894 187.363
12 P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 1:42.597 7 +3.927 187.303
13 P. DI RESTA GBR Force India F1 Team 1:43.525 11 +4.855 185.624
14 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:43.913 5 +5.243 184.931
15 J. TRULLI ITA Team Lotus 1:43.986 6 +5.316 184.801
16 V. LIUZZI ITA HRT F1 Team 1:44.787 20 +6.117 183.389
17 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:44.954 4 +6.284 183.097
18 T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 1:45.183 15 +6.513 182.698
19 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 1:45.237 11 +6.567 182.604
20 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:48.461 8 +9.791 177.177
21 K. CHANDHOK IND Team Lotus 1:51.676 6 +13.006 172.076
22 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:55.791 13 +17.121 165.961
23 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 2:00.666 4 +21.996 159.256
24 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1

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05 May


INTERBRAND BECOME OFFICIAL PARTNER OF AT&T WILLIAMS


5 May 2011. Grove, UK. Williams F1 today announced that Interbrand, the world’s leading brand consultancy, has become an Official Partner of AT&T Williams. The association will see Interbrand engage its expertise to enhance the Williams brand and use the team’s profile to broaden its scope within merchandising and licensing. Interbrand will also work with the team on other marketing projects and conduct a research programme into the power of sponsorship and its link to brand value creation.
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The Turkish Grand Prix from a tyre’s point of view


This weekend, Pirelli’s new Formula One tyres come home. The grand prix rubber is exclusively made in Izmit, Turkey: the location of Pirelli’s high-tech competition tyre facility. The research and development of the tyres takes place in Milan, using mathematical modelling and chemical analysis in the laboratory as a starting point. The prototype tyres are made in Izmit, and once they have been tested and signed off for production, the definitive race tyres can be manufactured.
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Turkish GP - Alonso: “only race four, so still plenty of time to recover”


Istanbul, 5 May – Fernando Alonso had his first meeting of the weekend with the press this afternoon and for the first time this season, now that the European leg of the championship is underway, it took place in the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro media hospitality unit in the paddock.
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Turkish GP - Massa: “important for fans to see a really exciting show”


Istanbul, 5 May – Felipe Massa was called up to today’s FIA press conference in the Istanbul media centre, for the obvious reason that he has won this race three times out of the total of six Turkish Grands Prix held to date.
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MARUSSIA VIRGIN RACING’S PREVIEW TO THE TURKISH GRAND PRIX


“The extent of our upgrade package for the start of the European season is significant to say the least. It represents a new direction for us and we’re hopeful that it will help us start to turn the corner.” says John Booth, Marussia Virgin Racing’s Team Principal and Director of Racing.
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Formula 1 and Football come face to face with Hispania Racing visiting Besiktas


Vitantonio Liuzzi and Narain Karthikeyan dropped by Besiktas JK’s training session this morning in Istanbul. The Hispania Racing drivers witnessed virtually the whole of the Turkish Super League outfit’s session led by coach, Tayfur Havutçu, and once it finished made their way down on to the pitch where they got to know the players.
(L to R): Narain Karthikeyan (IND) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) with Simao (POR) Besiktas footballer; Ricardo Quaresma (POR) Besiktas footballer and Vitantonio Liuzzi (ITA) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) at a visit to the Besiktas football club training facilities. Formula One World Championship, Rd 4, Turkish Grand Prix, Preparations, Istanbul Park, Turkey, Thursday 5 May 2011. [Read More!]
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AT&T WILLIAMS INCREASES SOCIAL MEDIA FEATURES FOR 2011


05 May 2011. Grove, UK. As Formula One heads back to Europe, AT&T Williams is continuing to increase its interaction with its fans through the launch of a host of new social media features via www.attwilliams.com.
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Preview: GP Turkey


May 5, 2011 
Istanbul’s a city of contrasts, and our drivers certainly had contrasting fortunes here last season with Sebastian failing to finish while Mark secured a place on the podium.
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Vitaly - ready for Istanbul


5 may 2011
As the first of the European races fast approaches, Vitaly used his time at the official FIA Thursday Press Conference to explain how LRGP is looking to compete right amongst the Ferraris and McLarens at the Istanbul Park Circuit.
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04 May


European season commences


4 May 2011 –After a three week gap the 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship returns to action with the Turkish Grand Prix from 6 – 8 May. The Turkish round may be on the very fringes of Europe however it kicks off the ‘European season’, a run of nine races within the continent, with only one trip ‘overseas’ in four months.
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Besiktas JK invites Hispania Racing to a training session


Madrid, 4th May, 2011
The two Hispania Racing drivers, Vitantonio Liuzzi and Narain Karthikeyan, will attend Turkish Super League giants, Besiktas’ training session on Thursday the 5th of May in Istanbul.
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2011 Turkish Grand Prix


Pirelli to test new evolution of hard tyre at ‘home’ Grand Prix What’s the story?
The recent Chinese Grand Prix provided the best racing seen for years, according to many observers. Pirelli now heads for Turkey: its second ‘home’ grand prix, as all 50,000 of this year’s Formula One tyres are made at a dedicate facility in Izmit, around half an hour’s drive from the Istanbul Park circuit.
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03 May


TEAM LOTUS TURKISH GRAND PRIX VIEW 2011


ISTANBUL PARK CIRCUIT, TURKEY
Tony Fernandes, Team Principal: "We are all delighted that there has been such a warm and positive response to last week's announcement about Caterham Cars, but now our focus is back on track and the whole team is looking forward to the start of the European races. We have begun this season in the style we wanted to, making steady progress towards the midfield teams and I am hopeful we will continue to do that in Turkey.
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TURKISH GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


Friday 6 to Sunday 8 May, 2011
Istanbul Park, Turkey, Round: 4 of 19
Former Williams F1 driver David Coulthard refers to Istanbul Park as “a modern day classic”. The track undulates and it has several fast corners, which require aerodynamic performance from the cars and commitment from the drivers.
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Williams F1 Announces Technical Department Restructure


Williams F1 today announced that Technical Director, Sam Michael, and Chief Aerodynamicist, Jon Tomlinson, have resigned from their positions within the company, to take effect at the end of 2011.
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Mike Coughlan Appointed as Chief Engineer


Williams F1 today announced that Mike Coughlan will join the team in June 2011 in the role of Chief Engineer.
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We’re moving to a new and improved website


Madrid, 3rd of May, 2011
We have launched our new website at Hispania Racing. We are moving to a new domain with a new name. Inspired by Daniel Simon’s design of the new F111, the look of the site has been completely revamped, boasting a futuristic and pleasant presentation.
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Race Preview Feature Four: Turn Eight in Turkey


2011 TURKISH GRAND PRIX - ISTANBUL PARK 6-8 MAY
When it comes to the great corners of Formula One, tradition generally
holds sway: Eau Rouge, Copse and Casino Square, to name but a few, are
legendary names in the sport's history. 'Turn Eight' may have a little less mystique than its more historic counterparts, but the longest corner of the season is worthy of the reputation it has acquired since 2005. Turning left through approximately 200 degrees, this 640 metre-long corner has established itself as a firm favourite among Formula One drivers.
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Q&A with Nick Heidfeld


“The car has already proved to be competitive on different tracks”

Three races in, Nick explains how he's been settling into the team since his arrival.
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Q&A with Vitaly Petrov


“We'll be doubling our efforts to catch the teams in front.”

Russia's first F1 podium man describes the team's progress and looks forward to the start of the European races.
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02 May


Bahrain Grand Prix


02/05/2011
The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile, has granted the Bahrain Motor Federation and the Bahrain International Circuit an extension until June 3rd, date of the FIA World Motor Sport Council in Barcelona.
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Turkish Grand Prixview


Would you believe this will be the seventh year we have been trekking across Europe for the Turkish Grand Prix? It doesn’t seem that long since we first discovered the wonders of Istanbul, the cliché of East meeting West and the tiresome Turkish traffic.
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Turkish Grand Prix Preview


6 - 8 May 2011
After three action-packed races, the FIA Formula One World Championship heads to Istanbul Park for the Turkish Grand Prix this weekend. Already a firm favourite with the drivers, the circuit includes the high-speed challenge of turn eight and genuine overtaking opportunities into turn 12 at the end of the back straight. While Adrian knows the track well having raced there four times, it's a new challenge for Paul who gets his first taste of Istanbul Park this weekend.
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Turkish Grand Prix Preview


6th-8th May
Istanbul Park, 58 laps, 5.338km
The fourth race on the 2011 FIA Formula 1 World Championship calendar takes the teams to Istanbul, Turkey. Istanbul Park is one of the few tracks to have an anti-clockwise layout and offers a number of dramatic gradient changes. The circuit is made up of a mixture of slow and fast corners which means that there are plenty of opportunities to overtake. Especially demanding is turn 8 which is a fast, multi-apex corner regarded as one of the toughest on the calendar. Istanbul Park is especially tough on the tyres, meaning that getting your race strategy right could be a decisive factor in the race.
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