30 June


Ricciardo drives for Hispania Racing

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Madrid, 30th of June of 2011
Hispania Racing and Red Bull Racing signed a collaboration deal today which allows young Australian talent Daniel Ricciardo to join the Spanish team as its official driver.
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28 June


WILLIAMS F1 APPOINTS JASON SOMERVILLE AND MARK GILLAN


In the latest stage of its technical renewal, Williams F1 is pleased to announce two new appointments to the team. Jason Somerville will take up the role of Head of Aerodynamics and Mark Gillan has been appointed Chief Operations Engineer.
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27 June


EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX REVIEW


27 JUNE 2011
For only the third time in Formula One history, every starter finished Sunday’s European Grand Prix in Valencia. AT&T Williams battled hard to bring its cars home just outside the points, with Rubens Barrichello in 12th and Pastor Maldonado 18th.
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Double podium for Renault RS27 engine in European Grand Prix


Two Renault RS27 engines finished in the top three in today’s European Grand Prix at the Valencia Urban Circuit.
Red Bull Racing-Renault’s Sebastian Vettel sealed his sixth victory in eight races so far this season, finishing the 57 lap Grand Prix more than 10secs ahead of Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso. The reigning world champion also consolidated the performance of the Red Bull Racing-Renault package with the fastest lap of the race.
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26 June


Jaime the Harbourmaster


Everyone at Scuderia Toro Rosso lives and breathes for motor racing and we have definitely enjoyed all eight of this season’s races, each one seemingly more exciting than the next.
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Solid Performance - European Grand Prix - The Race


26 June 2011
Marussia Virgin Racing drivers Timo Glock and Jérôme d’Ambrosio increased the team’s season tally of double finishes to five today when they took the chequered flag at the European Grand Prix, held on the Valencia Street Circuit.
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European GP - Best result of the season in Valencia.


Fernando second, Felipe fifth after attacking from start to finish
The European Grand Prix produced twenty eight points for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, thanks to a second place for Fernando Alonso and a fifth for Felipe Massa. It is the best result of the season for the Maranello team, which came at the end of a very closely contested race, as indeed had been predicted earlier in the weekend. After eight races the drivers’ positions in the classification remain unchanged, with Fernando fifth and Felipe sixth and also the Scuderia is still third in the Constructors’ championship. The next round takes place on 10 July at Silverstone, at the circuit where Ferrari scored the first of its 215 Grands Prix victories sixty years ago.
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P Zero tyres show pace and durability in Valencia


The Grand Prix of Europe centred around tyre strategy with the top three exploiting the initial pace of the PZero Yellow soft tyres before moving onto the PZero White medium tyres and benefitting from the new compound’s durability.
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European Grand Prix: The Team Reaction


June 26, 2011 
With Seb winning in Spain for the second time this year, and Mark bringing home another podium finish, it was a tidy afternoon’s work in Valencia. Here’s what the team had to say after the race:
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2011 Grand Prix of Europe Race Report – 26 June


Adrian Sutil converted his strong qualifying position into points today as he raced to a well-earned ninth place in the European Grand Prix. Teammate Paul Di Resta finished the race in P14.
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Grand Prix of Europe


Valencia, 26th of June of 2011
Valencia Street Circuit
Weather: Sunny – Air 28ºC, Track 47ºC
Race: 57 laps
Track distance: 5.419 km
Narain Karthikeyan F111-03 #22 24th
Vitantonio Liuzzi F111-02 #23 23rd
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EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX RACE


AT&T Williams brought home both of its Williams Cosworth FW33s in today’s European Grand Prix. Rubens Barrichello started from P13 on the Option tyre and with a three stop strategy. A smooth start promoted him to 12th, where he ultimately finished the race after a solid drive. Originally on a two stop strategy, Pastor Maldonado started from P15 but lost position off the line leaving him to fight the remaining 56 laps from P22. Tyre issues forced him into an early pitstop on lap 10 and onto a three stop strategy. In a race with a full field of finishers, Pastor was unable to recover higher than P18.
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2011 EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX


Valencia, Sunday June 26
“Some you win, some you don’t…”
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Lewis and Jenson both lost positions at the start, while some of their rivals made excellent getaways. That left our drivers in pretty heavy traffic, and it’s always difficult to look after your tyres when you’re following other cars at close quarters.
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European GP, Valencia – Race – Sunday, 26.06.2011


Weather: sunny and dry, 27-28°C air, 45-47°C track
For the first time this season neither Sauber F1 Team driver finished a race in the top ten. Sergio Pérez, having started 16th, just missed scoring by coming 11th in the hot European Grand Prix. After having started on the harder tyres, he only made one stop for the softer compound after 25 laps. Kamui Kobayashi had started 14th on the softer tyres, stopped twice and finished 16th. Overall the Sauber C30-Ferrari was not quick enough on the Valencia street circuit to allow the drivers to attack.
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EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX 2011


Heikki Kovalainen, Car 20 - Chassis T128-04: ¡°For me that was a very good race. I¡¯m happy that we seem to have regained the early season form after Monaco and Canada where I wasn¡¯t really feeling too comfortable in the car. Today the conditions were pretty hot out there but I felt good all afternoon - I¡¯ve prepared myself physically for this sort of heat so it wasn¡¯t hard at all to push right to the end. I didn¡¯t have any issues and after we went to the three stop strategy I was able to keep up a good pace after each stop. We know where we have to improve the car to keep taking the fight to the teams ahead, and that will come in time, but this is a long-term plan and we are definitely on the right course. ¡±
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2011 EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX - RACE


VALENCIA, 26 JUNE
MERCEDES GP PETRONAS drivers Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher finished in seventh and 17th positions today at the European Grand Prix. Nico achieved the current potential of the car while Michael's race was spoiled by a collision on lap 15.
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Race Classification


after 57 Laps - 308.883 Kms
2011 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX OF EUROPE - Valencia

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 57 1:39:36.169 186.068
2 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 57 1:39:47.060 +10.891 185.730
3 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 57 1:40:03.424 +27.255 185.224
4 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 57 1:40:22.359 +46.190 184.641
5 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 57 1:40:27.874 +51.705 184.472
6 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 57 1:40:36.234 +60.065 184.217
7 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 57 1:41:14.259 +98.090 183.064
8 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 56 1:39:43.385 +1 LAP 182.584
9 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 56 1:39:43.880 +1 LAP 182.568
10 N. HEIDFELD GER Lotus Renault GP 56 1:39:52.277 +1 LAP 182.313
11 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 56 1:39:59.029 +1 LAP 182.107
12 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 56 1:40:04.146 +1 LAP 181.952
13 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 56 1:40:05.383 +1 LAP 181.915
14 P. DI RESTA GBR Force India F1 Team 56 1:40:07.378 +1 LAP 181.854
15 V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 56 1:40:11.044 +1 LAP 181.743
16 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 56 1:40:12.498 +1 LAP 181.699
17 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 56 1:40:27.320 +1 LAP 181.253
18 P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 56 1:40:45.308 +1 LAP 180.713
19 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Team Lotus 55 1:39:47.875 +2 LAPS 179.189
20 21 J. TRULLI ITA Team Lotus 55 1:40:25.816 +2 LAPS 178.060
21 T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 55 1:40:41.990 +2 LAPS 177.584
22 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 55 1:41:02.650 +2 LAPS 176.979
23 V. LIUZZI ITA HRT F1 Team 54 1:39:42.633 +3 LAPS 176.085
24 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 54 1:41:18.345 +3 LAPS 173.312
FASTEST LAP
S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:41.852 on lap 53 191.536


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Excerpts from Charlie Whiting’s press conference at the Valencia Street Circuit


2011 GRAND PRIX OF EUROPE
Friday 24th June, 2011
Engine map change restrictions
Simply put, what are teams now banned from doing under parc fermé conditions?
The teams are not allowed to make any changes with a computer that they plug in. The drivers are still allowed to change things from the steering wheel [however] the single ECU only supports fine adjustments from the steering wheel.
In very general terms, anything that can be done from the wheel is OK; anything they need to connect a computer for is not.
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25 June


Sailing Through - European Grand Prix FP3 & Qualifying


25 June 2011
The qualifying session for tomorrow’s European Grand Prix in Valencia ended with the two Marussia Virgin Racing cars of Timo Glock and Jérôme d’Ambrosio classified 21st and 23rd.
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Qualifying - Lotus Renault GP Report


25 june 2011
Nick Heidfeld, R31-04
Qualifying: P9, 1:38.781, 17 laps
Vitaly Petrov, R31-05
Qualifying: P11, 1:39.068, 14 laps
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Not happy, but no drama


Our technical director, Giorgio Ascanelli summed up the mood in the Scuderia Toro Rosso team, after Sébastien Buemi qualified seventeenth and Jaime Alguersuari eighteenth for the European Grand Prix: “We cannot be happy, but it’s not a drama.”
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European Grand Prix: The Team Reaction


June 25, 2011
Here's the reaction from the team after we locked out the front row of the grid in Valencia…
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European GP - Another exciting Sunday in prospect


Valencia, 25 June – The Spanish street circuit delivered another thrilling qualifying on Saturday afternoon. Therefore, in a season that seems to be throwing up more and more excitement with each passing race, there is no reason to think that tomorrow’s European Grand Prix will not continue in that vein. While the weather is unlikely to deliver the deluge that brought the Canadian race to life, there are plenty of factors pointing at an interesting couple of hours on Sunday.
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European GP - Alonso fourth and Massa fifth in a very closely contested qualifying


Fourth place for Fernando Alonso and fifth for Felipe Massa: that was the outcome of qualifying for the European Grand Prix, for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro. It was a very tight session, with the top six on the grid all within seven tenths of a second. Fernando used two sets of Prime in the first session, one Option in the second and two in the third. His team-mate Felipe ran a different strategy, using the Option right from his second run in Q1, having used the Medium on his first. Then he made his first runs in Q2 and Q3 on the Softs already used in the previous session.
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FP3 & Qualifying for the Grand Prix of Europe


Valencia, 25th of June of 2011
Valencia Street Circuit
Colin Kolles, Hispania Racing Team Principal: “Qualifying could have been better. We lost too much time, especially in the second sector and also in the third sector. I don’t think that we achieved the optimum therefore it’s quite disappointing, now we have to see what was the reason for us losing so much time in the second and third sector. I hope that the engineers will find a solution for the upcoming races and that we have a good setup for the race tomorrow”.
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EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING


Setting a time of 1:39.489 in Q2, Rubens Barrichello led the team in qualifying at the Valencia Street Circuit today. Rubens’ fastest time set on Pirelli’s Option tyre puts him in P13 on the grid for tomorrow’s European Grand Prix. Pastor Maldonado’s qualifying effort ended abruptly during one of his quick laps in Q2 when a problem with his FW33 stopped him on track at Turn 20. The as yet unidentified issue left Pastor unable to conclude the session and 15th on the timesheets.
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VETTEL CLAIMS SEVENTH POLE OF THE YEAR WITH PIRELLI P ZERO


Valencia, June 25th 2011 – Red Bull Racing driver and World Championship leader Sebastian Vettel has taken his seventh pole position of the season and the 22nd of his career at round eight of this year’s Formula One World Championship in Valencia, using the PZero Yellow soft tyres to set a time of 1m36.975s. It means that Red Bull Racing is undefeated so far in qualifying throughout this year.
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2011 European Grand Prix Qualifying Report – 25 June


It was a strong afternoon for Force India as Adrian Sutil reached Q3 for the first time this season. He will start tomorrow’s Grand Prix of Europe from tenth place. Paul Di Resta recovered well from a lack of track time yesterday to qualify in P12.
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EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX 2011 - FP3 & QUALIFYING


Heikki Kovalainen, Car 20 - Chassis T128-04: ¡°For me that was a pretty good performance. I found some more time on my second run and I definitely got as much as I could out of myself and the car, so even though the gap to the cars ahead isn't what we want it to be it's still satisfying to have delivered on that goal. We knew from the practice sessions that the time difference would be about what it turned out to be and despite the hard work put in right across the whole team we weren't able to close it up any more.¡±
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2011 EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING


VALENCIA, 25 JUNE
Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher qualified in seventh and eighth places today at the Valencia Street Circuit ahead of Sunday's European Grand Prix, Round Eight of the 2011 Formula One World Championship.
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2011 EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING


“Ready to mount a serious challenge for victory tomorrow”
Valencia, Saturday June 25
MARTIN WHITMARSH Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“In the last three grands prix – Barcelona, Monte-Carlo and Montreal – we’ve had the quickest race car, and I’m hopeful that we’ll have the quickest race car here in Valencia, too.
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European GP – Qualifying – Saturday, 25.06.2011


Weather: sunny and dry, 25-26°C Air, 35-44°C Track
Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio Pérez qualified 14th and 16th respectively for the European Grand Prix on the Valencia Urban Circuit. Both drivers had difficulties getting the tyres to work on a single qualifying lap. In the races this disadvantage has occasionally turned into an advantage. The Sauber F1 Team remains positive for tomorrow.
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Qualifying Session Classification


2011 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX OF EUROPE - Valencia

POS NAME ENTRANT Q1 LAPS PERCENT Q2 LAPS Q3 LAPS
1 S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:39.116 7 100.714 1:37.305 3 1:36.975 5
2 M. WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1:39.956 9 101.567 1:38.058 4 1:37.163 6
3 L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:39.244 5 100.844 1:37.727 3 1:37.380 5
4 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:39.725 11 101.333 1:37.930 4 1:37.454 5
5 F. MASSA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:38.413 8 100.000 1:38.566 6 1:37.535 6
6 J. BUTTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:39.453 5 101.056 1:37.749 3 1:37.645 6
7 N. ROSBERG Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:39.266 9 100.866 1:38.373 3 1:38.231 3
8 M. SCHUMACHER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:39.198 9 100.797 1:38.365 6 1:38.240 3
9 N. HEIDFELD Lotus Renault GP 1:39.877 10 101.487 1:38.781 6 DNS 1
10 A. SUTIL Force India F1 Team 1:39.329 8 100.930 1:39.034 6
11 V. PETROV Lotus Renault GP 1:39.690 10 101.297 1:39.068 4
12 P. DI RESTA Force India F1 Team 1:39.852 10 101.462 1:39.422 6
13 R. BARRICHELLO AT&T Williams 1:39.602 11 101.208 1:39.489 8
14 K. KOBAYASHI Sauber F1 Team 1:40.131 10 101.745 1:39.525 7
15 P. MALDONADO AT&T Williams 1:39.690 7 101.297 1:39.645 3
16 S. PEREZ Sauber F1 Team 1:39.494 5 101.098 1:39.657 8
17 S. BUEMI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:39.679 5 101.286 1:39.711 3
18 J. ALGUERSUARI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:40.232 5 101.848
19 H. KOVALAINEN Team Lotus 1:41.664 10 103.303
20 J. TRULLI Team Lotus 1:42.234 9 103.882
21 T. GLOCK Marussia Virgin Racing 1:42.553 9 104.206
22 V. LIUZZI HRT F1 Team 1:43.584 10 105.254
23 J. D'AMBROSIO Marussia Virgin Racing 1:43.735 6 105.407
24 N. KARTHIKEYAN HRT F1 Team 1:44.363 9 106.045

POLE POSITION LAP
S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:36.975 201.169 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:36.975 201.169 KPH

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Third Practice Session Classification


2011 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX OF EUROPE - Valencia
POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:37.258 15 200.584
2 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:37.678 16 +0.420 199.721
3 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:37.840 17 +0.582 199.390
4 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:38.068 13 +0.810 198.927
5 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:38.326 13 +1.068 198.405
6 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:38.580 15 +1.322 197.894
7 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:38.741 13 +1.483 197.571
8 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:38.799 14 +1.541 197.455
9 V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 1:38.822 17 +1.564 197.409
10 N. HEIDFELD GER Lotus Renault GP 1:39.113 15 +1.855 196.829
11 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:39.411 19 +2.153 196.239
12 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:39.778 18 +2.520 195.518
13 P. DI RESTA GBR Force India F1 Team 1:39.823 18 +2.565 195.429
14 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:39.848 18 +2.590 195.380
15 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:39.888 17 +2.630 195.302
16 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:39.987 18 +2.729 195.109
17 P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 1:40.004 16 +2.746 195.076
18 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:40.239 20 +2.981 194.618
19 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Team Lotus 1:41.267 15 +4.009 192.643
20 J. TRULLI ITA Team Lotus 1:41.690 18 +4.432 191.841
21 T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 1:42.557 18 +5.299 190.220
22 V. LIUZZI ITA HRT F1 Team 1:43.243 17 +5.985 188.956
23 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 1:43.309 18 +6.051 188.835
24 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:44.630 19 +7.372 186.451

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A Good Day’s Running - European Grand Prix Free Practice 1&2


24 June 2011
After crossing the Pond to Canada, the Formula One Championship headed back to Europe this week for the second of two Grands Prix to be held in Spain. Action for the European Grand Prix weekend got underway today at the Valencia Street Circuit with the first two sessions of Free Practice for Sunday’s race.
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European GP - Off on the right foot in Valencia


A reasonable start to the Valencia weekend, which kicks off a very busy cycle of four races in five weeks. Allowing for all the usual unknown factors on a Friday –different work schedules and fuel loads – the two Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro drivers displayed a good level of competitiveness in both sessions. Fernando Alonso was quickest in FP2, having been third in FP1, while Felipe Massa was sixth in the morning and fifth in the afternoon.
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Alonso fastest as PZero White medium makes competition debut


Valencia - 24 Jun 2011
Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso has gone quickest in the second free practice session at the Valencia Street Circuit, using the PZero Yellow soft tyres. The two-time world champion’s lap of 1m37.968s comfortably eclipsed the FP2 benchmark last year of 1m39.283s, also set by the Spaniard.
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European Grand Prix, Friday Practice: Drivers' Reaction


June 24, 2011 
Car 1 Sebastian Vettel: “Sometimes you try different things, which is normal on a Friday – there were no secrets from us today. This morning we were running a different programme, but this afternoon we were on the same page as the others. It was very tight with the times, but I had a very good feeling in the car. Much better this afternoon, so we‘ll see what we can do tomorrow. We had a good race here last year, but it was close with Lewis and Fernando, it’s changing from race to race, but let's see.”
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FP2 - Lotus Renault GP Report


24 june 2011
Nick Heidfeld and Vitaly Petrov followed up their strong FP1 timings with top ten finishes during the second practice session at the European Grand Prix in Valencia today.
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One session each


At every Grand Prix this year, one of our race drivers hands over his car for the duration of the Friday morning free practice session to Daniel Ricciardo, as part of the Australian’s learning curve prior to someday making it to F1.
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2011 European Grand Prix Free Practice 1 & 2 Report – 24 June


FP1 objectives:
Adrian - Evaluation of new aero components for Valencia
Nico - Evaluation of front wings (incomplete)
FP2 objectives:
Adrian -Tyre evaluation and data collection
Paul - Installation and general set-up work
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Practice sessions 1 & 2 at the Grand Prix of Europe


Valencia, 24th of June of 2011
Valencia Street Circuit
Colin Kolles, Hispania Racing Team Principal: “Basically we ran through our programmes for the race setup, we have not made any special qualifying setup, it was all directed towards the race”.
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EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX 2011 - FP1 / FP2


Heikki Kovalainen, Car 20 - Chassis T128-04: ¡°A pretty straightforward day for me. The car improved throughout both sessions and having got through the whole plan on both tyres we have enough data to work on overnight to find some more speed tomorrow.¡±
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2011 EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE


“Finding a positive direction”
Valencia, Friday June 24
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“This was a typically busy test day for the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team. The morning’s session’s focus was primarily on gathering data – not just for this weekend but for future races too – and the results were both productive and encouraging.
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European GP – Practice – Friday, 24.06.2011


Weather: dry but overcast, 25-26°C air, 29-38°C track
The Sauber F1 Team is happy to be running with its original driver line-up, with Sergio Pérez having fully recovered from his Monaco accident and joining Kamui Kobayashi again for the European Grand Prix on the Urban Circuit of Valencia. Both drivers had a busy Friday, with set up work on the Sauber C30-Ferrari and tyre evaluation. However, neither of the drivers is happy yet with the lap times, but both believe improvement is possible.
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EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE


Objectives P1
• Evaluation of new aero parts including a new exhaust and rear wing
Objectives P2
• Comparison work of new aero parts between both cars
• Tyre testing and set-up work
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2011 EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE


VALENCIA, 24 JUNE
The 2011 European Grand Prix weekend began today at the Valencia Street Circuit with two uninterrupted and busy practice sessions, held in warm but overcast conditions. Both MERCEDES GP PETRONAS drivers ended the day in the top ten after P2.
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24 June


Second Practice Session Classification


2011 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX OF EUROPE - Valencia

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:37.968 35 199.130
2 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:38.195 26 +0.227 198.669
3 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:38.265 31 +0.297 198.528
4 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:38.315 30 +0.347 198.427
5 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:38.443 32 +0.475 198.169
6 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:38.483 30 +0.515 198.089
7 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:38.531 26 +0.563 197.992
8 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:38.981 33 +1.013 197.092
9 N. HEIDFELD GER Lotus Renault GP 1:39.040 35 +1.072 196.974
10 V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 1:39.586 27 +1.618 195.895
11 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:39.626 31 +1.658 195.816
12 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:40.020 34 +2.052 195.044
13 P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 1:40.301 34 +2.333 194.498
14 P. DI RESTA GBR Force India F1 Team 1:40.363 7 +2.395 194.378
15 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:40.454 32 +2.486 194.202
16 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:40.531 37 +2.563 194.053
17 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:42.083 34 +4.115 191.103
18 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Team Lotus 1:42.156 39 +4.188 190.966
19 J. TRULLI ITA Team Lotus 1:42.239 25 +4.271 190.811
20 T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 1:42.273 21 +4.305 190.748
21 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 1:42.809 36 +4.841 189.753
22 V. LIUZZI ITA HRT F1 Team 1:44.460 29 +6.492 186.754
23 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:46.906 16 +8.938 182.481

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First Practice Session Classification


2011 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX OF EUROPE - Valencia

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:40.403 22 194.300
2 V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 1:41.227 20 +0.824 192.719
3 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:41.239 22 +0.836 192.696
4 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:41.510 23 +1.107 192.182
5 N. HEIDFELD GER Lotus Renault GP 1:41.580 24 +1.177 192.049
6 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:41.758 23 +1.355 191.713
7 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:41.926 14 +1.523 191.397
8 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:41.955 20 +1.552 191.343
9 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:42.043 22 +1.640 191.178
10 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:42.216 29 +1.813 190.854
11 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:42.270 26 +1.867 190.753
12 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:42.412 27 +2.009 190.489
13 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:42.704 23 +2.301 189.947
14 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:42.738 20 +2.335 189.884
15 P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 1:42.841 28 +2.438 189.694
16 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:42.941 21 +2.538 189.510
17 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:43.201 18 +2.798 189.033
18 N. HULKENBERG GER Force India F1 Team 1:43.769 7 +3.366 187.998
19 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Team Lotus 1:44.136 17 +3.733 187.335
20 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 1:45.026 17 +4.623 185.748
21 T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 1:45.221 19 +4.818 185.404
22 V. LIUZZI ITA HRT F1 Team 1:45.494 24 +5.091 184.924
23 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:46.926 27 +6.523 182.447
24 K. CHANDHOK IND Team Lotus 2
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European Grand Prix: Friday first practice


June 24, 2011
Mark topped the timesheets this morning in Valencia, while Sebastian was the 16th quickest driver.
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FP1 - Lotus Renault GP Report


Vitaly Petrov, R31-05 Free Practice 1: P2, 1:41.227, 20 laps
Nick Heidfeld, R31-04 Free Practice 1: P5, 1:41.580, 23 laps
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23 June


The Grand Prix of Europe from a Tyre point of view


23 juni 2011
As the Formula One season returns to Europe for round eight at the Valencia street circuit, it’s another debut for Pirelli. For the first time the new P Zero Medium white tyre will be seen in competition, having been tested by all the teams during free practice in Canada. The P Zero Medium tyre, used as the prime compound in Valencia this weekend, is distinguished by white markings. At the Spanish street circuit, the tyres will face one the hardest workouts of the year on a track with more corners than anywhere else on the Formula One calendar. We take a look at some of the most important ones…
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22 June


Renault Sport F1 Preview to the European GP


After a brief stopover in North America the FIA Formula One World Championship returns to Europe for round eight of the 19 round series, the European Grand Prix.
It will be the second event held in Spain this season after the Spanish Grand Prix in May, and the fourth use of the Valencia street track after its arrival on the calendar in 2008.
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21 June


2011 Grand Prix of Europe


Pirelli to bring soft and medium compound to Spain
What’s the story?
The unique demands of the Valencia street circuit mean that Pirelli will introduce its brand new medium tyre in Spain this weekend, which was tested during free practice in Canada two weeks ago. The PZero White medium tyre is not quite as durable as the hard tyre seen during the first five grands prix of the season, but it is quicker while still representing a significant step in range over the PZero Yellow soft tyre, which is the option tyre in Valencia.
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European Grand Prix Preview


June 20, 2011 
We return to Spain for the country’s second race of the season, although officially it isn’t, as this is, of course, the European Grand Prix…
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2011 Grand Prix of Europe Preview


Vijay’s vision
Chairman and Team Principal, Dr. Vijay Mallya, looks forward to racing in Valencia.

The Canadian Grand Prix was one of those races that we will remember for a long time. It was a day full of drama and excitement and was a great advert for Formula One. Despite the torrential rain showers and delay to the race, the fans still packed the grandstands and showed their support for all the teams. It was fitting that they got to see such a memorable race.
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2011 EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX - VALENCIA, 24-26 JUNE


Race Preview Feature Eight: Gearboxes
Among the myriad rule changes for the 2011 season, one of the less prominent was that gearboxes must now last for five consecutive events rather than four. Furthermore, each team had to choose 30 ratio options before the season began to cover the demands of the 19 circuits, which must be able to cope with the slowest corners at Monaco, and the long straights of Monza, with DRS enabled. As the Valencia Street Circuit requires the most gear changes per lap of any circuit so far this season, 64, and the second-most per lap of any circuit behind Singapore, it provides the perfect opportunity to take a look at this crucial system.
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20 June


European Grand Prix Preview


There’s no other way of saying this, but the Spanish are just greedy: how else do you explain that the MotoGP calendar contains no less than four rounds on Spanish soil and Formula One has two.
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2011 EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX VIEW


Jarno Trulli, Car 21 - Chassis T128-01: “I left a very wet Canada and headed to my home in Miami for a few days of sun before returning to Europe for the next race. Despite the finishing position in Canada I was really pleased with my performance there across the whole weekend. It was a tough race for sure and I’ve already said that I think the FIA played it just right. At times it was obvious that the cars were undriveable in the conditions so when they stopped the race, and brought out the safety cars, it was exactly the right times to do so.
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Grand Prix of Europe Preview


24th-26th June
Valencia Street Circuit, 57 laps, 5.419 km
Valencia, 20th of June 2011
Hispania Racing will be on home soil for the second time this season for the European Grand Prix held at the Valencia Street Circuit. For the fourth time in history this unique track, which is situated by the water’s edge, will host the event.
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EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


Friday 24 to Sunday 26 June, 2011
Valencia Street Circuit, Spain
Round: 8 of 19

Spain is the only country in the world to have two Grands Prix; Barcelona is the first and Valencia the second, under the auspices of the European Grand Prix. The race joined the F1 calendar in August 2008, since when it has moved to a June date in search of cooler weather.
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17 June

2011 EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


Lewis Hamilton
“For me, Valencia will be a weekend of consolidation after two disappointing results in Monaco and Canada. Those two races were particularly frustrating for me because we showed we had the pace to win both of them, yet I only came away with eight points.
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Preview – European Grand Prix


8th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, Valencia, 24th to 26th June 2011
Hinwil, 17th June 2011 – A top ten finish with at least one car in every Grand Prix of the season has been the reward for the Sauber F1 Team. Kamui Kobayashi has achieved this seven times in seven races. Sergio Pérez, who had to sit out the last two GPs, has crossed the line twice as a top ten finisher in his Sauber C30-Ferrari. Getting the tyres to last well and clever strategies have been identified as strengths. But when it comes to making the tyres work for a fast qualifying lap there is still potential for improvement. The team will work on that during the weekend of the European Grand Prix, which will be held from 24th to 26th June on the challenging Valencia street circuit in Spain.
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2011 EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX - PREVIEW


VALENCIA, 24-26 JUNE
Formula One returns to Europe next weekend with Round Eight of the 2011 World Championship taking place in Spain as Valencia hosts the European Grand Prix on the streets around the city's Juan Carlos I Marina.
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Q&A with Colin Kolles, Team Principal


Friday, 17th of June of 2011
Q: As you predicted after Qualifying on Saturday, the race in Canada was crazy…
CK: Yes, as predicted, it was a crazy race with a positive ending for us.
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15 June


No GP in Bahrain this year


FIA Formula One World Championship Calendar
15/06/2011
Following a fax vote of the FIA World Motor Sport Council and, by unanimous decision, the FIA Formula One World Championship calendar has been ratified as originally proposed.

The inaugural Indian Grand Prix will take place on October 30th, 2011 and the season will conclude in Brazil on November 27th, 2011.
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14 June


Collaboration with Philip Morris International extended to the end of 2015


Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro announces that it has extended its collaboration agreement with Philip Morris International to the end of 2015.

Maranello, 14 June 2011
Motor Sport Press Office
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GE JOINS TEAM LOTUS AS A PREMIUM PARTNER

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Fairfield, Connecticut - 14th June 2011
Team Lotus has today confirmed that GE, a leading global technology and infrastructure company, has joined the Anglo-Malaysian team as a Premium Partner. As part of the partnership, the GE branding will be seen on the Team Lotus T128 F1 cars and across the team’s entire race and factory structure from the British Grand Prix in July 2011. The partnership with GE provides extensive brand and business benefits to both parties, giving GE a high-profile global platform to showcase advanced technologies and providing Team Lotus with leading edge technological, R&D and manufacturing resources that will help accelerate the team’s progress, on and off track.
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Q&A WITH MIKE COUGHLAN, CHIEF ENGINEER, WILLIAMS F1


How do you feel about joining AT&T Williams?
I am thrilled to be at AT&T Williams. I have always admired Williams, it is such a renowned name in motorsport so I am excited to work with the team to try and recapture their past glory. This would have been great at any point in my career because Williams is such an iconic team, but it is made even more special because I have been given the chance to return to Formula One.
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TEAM LOTUS CONFIRMS WIND TUNNEL DEAL WITH WILLIAMS F1

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Hingham, UK - 13th June 2011
Team Lotus has confirmed today that it is expanding its wind tunnel operations having confirmed a deal with Williams F1 to use one of the Grove based team’s two wind tunnels from September 2011. Team Lotus will now be running a two tunnel programme, with the Aerolab facility in Italy working in conjunction with the Williams F1 site in the UK while work continues on the team’s own wind tunnel at Hingham. When that facility is operational all activity will be transferred to the team’s own site.
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13 June


CANADIAN GRAND PRIX REVIEW


13 JUNE 2011
Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix was unlike any other race in the history of Formula One. Six safety car periods, a two-hour stoppage due to rain and a double DRS zone kept the teams on their toes, and AT&T Williams navigated through the chaos to score more World Championship points.
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Double podium for RS27 in chaotic Canadian Grand Prix


Heavy rain, five safety car periods, a two hour race stoppage and incidents of varying degrees were the hallmarks of today’s Canadian Grand Prix. Despite the chaos, two Renault RS27 engines finished on the podium with Red Bull Racing-Renault’s Sebastian Vettel ending the 70 lap race in second place – just losing the lead on the final lap to Jenson Button. Red Bull team mate Mark Webber drove a measured Grand Prix to pass the flag in third. Lotus Renault GP’s Vitaly Petrov, also powered by the RS27, came home in fifth, five places up on his grid slot, giving the RS27 three of the top 10 positions. Team Lotus’ Jarno Trulli finished the race – which eventually finished four hours after it started – in 17th position.
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BUTTON TAKES DRAMATIC CANADA WIN ON PIRELLI PZERO TYRES


Montreal, June 12th 2011 - Once again the Canadian Grand Prix delivered a spectacular race that was characterised by multiple safety cars and high drama, where the tyres played a central role. After a prolonged red flag period due to torrential rain, McLaren driver Jenson Button claimed his first win of the year, having used three different types of tyre from the Pirelli PZero Formula One range.
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Canadian GP - A real chance of a win washed away in the rain


Montreal, 12 June - It’s fair to say that victory was a distinct possibility for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro in today’s Canadian Grand Prix but rotten luck put an end first to Fernando Alonso’s hopes, the Spaniard having to retire on lap 37 of the chaotic rain affected event and then to Felipe Massa’s chances as he spun after being obstructed by a back marker.
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Canadian GP - 5 and 6 red don't come up at the Montreal Casino. The Scuderia duped in chaotich race


Only eight points in the bank for Scuderia Ferrari at the end of the Canadian Grand Prix, thanks to a sixth place for Felipe Massa. Fernando Alonso had to retire on lap 37, after a collision with Button, who would go on to win the race. This therefore put an end to a run of points finishes for the Spaniard which dates back to last year’s Belgian Grand Prix. After seven races, Fernando and Felipe are fifth and sixth respectively in the Drivers’ classification, while the Scuderia is still third in the one for Constructors.
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Montreal Enthrall - Canadian Grand Prix


12 June 2011
Today’s rain-soaked Canadian Grand Prix was one of the most enduring races in recent history. It lasted over four hours from lights to flag, and when the cars weren’t running behind the safety car there was action on almost every lap. With the winner of the race only being decided on the last lap, it will certainly be one of the most talked-about races of the season.
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Canadian Grand Prix


Montreal, 12th of June of 2011
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
Weather: Rainy – Air 19ºC, Track 20ºC
Race: 70 laps
Track distance: 4.361 km
Narain Karthikeyan F111-03 #22 17th
Vitantonio Liuzzi F111-02 #23 13th
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Toros rise to the occasion in the rain


Rain is always a popular topic in Formula 1 circles and in the build up to just about every race on the calendar, a website can be found predicting terrible conditions for race day.
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Canadian GP: The Team Reaction


June 12, 2011
Here’s what the team had to say after a thrilling day’s racing in Canada:
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2011 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX - RACE


MONTREAL, 12 JUNE
A dramatic Canadian Grand Prix which ran to just over four hours today saw Michael Schumacher finish in fourth place after a strong drive; he finished less than half a second from a podium place. Nico Rosberg finished just outside of the points in 11th position.
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CANADIAN GRAND PRIX RACE


Four hours after its start time, the Canadian Grand Prix reached its conclusion after a safety car start, four further safety car appearances and a red flag period of more than two hours due to heavy rain. AT&T Williams’ Rubens Barrichello had a clean afternoon to convert 16th on the grid to ninth position and secure two more points for the team. The race failed to deliver any reward for another strong performance by Pastor Maldonado, however. While running in 10th with nine laps, remaining Pastor ran wide to avoid an incident with Kobayashi but collected Rosberg and damaged his front wing. After an unscheduled trip to the pits, Pastor fell victim to the slippery conditions on exit at turn two which put him out of the race.
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Canadian GP – Race – Sunday, 12.06.2011


Weather: rain, later drying out, 18-19°C air, 15-20°C track
The Sauber F1 Team leaves Montreal with six more points to its tally. After having qualified 13th and 17th respectively, Kamui Kobayashi and Pedro de la Rosa lined up second and ninth on the grid for the restart. After this impressive achievement from the first 25 laps in wet conditions, the second part of the Canadian Grand Prix was less successful. De la Rosa lost time due to a damaged front wing and Kobayashi could not defend his position when the track was drying and dropped back to seventh place.
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2011 Canadian Grand Prix Report – 12 June


Torrential rain showers were the story of the day in Montreal causing a delay of over two hours to the Canadian Grand Prix. When the race resumed, Paul and Adrian raced hard but were unable to convert their strong strategies into points finishes.
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CANADIAN GRAND PRIX 2011


Jarno Trulli, Car 21 - Chassis T128-01: “That was a very eventful race. It started well but I struggled all afternoon with the brakes and even though I was able to get them up to temperature I think they glazed after the first safety car and I couldn’t recover them. After the race restarted I had the same issue with the brakes but as the track dried they started coming back and I was able to start pulling away from our direct competitors. Unfortunately after the stop to dry tyres I had something moving around in the cockpit so I came back in again for the team to investigate it. They couldn’t fix it so I went back out and did as well as I could to bring the car home to the end.”
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2011 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX


“The best win of my career – this couldn’t have been much sweeter!”
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Sunday June 12

JENSON BUTTON, MP4-26A-02
Started: 7th
Finished: 1st
Fastest lap: 1m16.956s (1st)
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Race Classification

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after 70 Laps - 305.270 Kms
POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH
1 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 70 4:04:39.537 74.864
2 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 70 4:04:42.246 +2.709 74.850
3 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 70 4:04:53.365 +13.828 74.793
4 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 70 4:04:53.756 +14.219 74.791
5 V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 70 4:04:59.932 +20.395 74.760
6 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 70 4:05:12.762 +33.225 74.695
7 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 70 4:05:12.807 +33.270 74.694
8 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 70 4:05:15.501 +35.964 74.681
9 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 70 4:05:24.654 +45.117 74.634
10 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 70 4:05:26.593 +47.056 74.624
11 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 70 4:05:29.991 +50.454 74.607
12 P. DE LA ROSA ESP Sauber F1 Team 70 4:05:43.144 +63.607 74.541
13 V. LIUZZI ITA HRT F1 Team 69 4:05:53.138 +1 LAP 73.426
14 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 69 4:06:01.652 +1 LAP 73.384
15 T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 69 4:06:01.982 +1 LAP 73.382
16 J. TRULLI ITA Team Lotus 69 4:06:02.312 +1 LAP 73.380
17 N. KARTHIKEYAN * IND HRT F1 Team 69 4:06:20.698 +1 LAP 73.289
18 P. DI RESTA GBR Force India F1 Team 67 4:01:19.556 DNF 72.645

NOT CLASSIFIED
P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 61 3:53:50.162 DNF 68.258
N. HEIDFELD GER Lotus Renault GP 55 3:42:46.739 DNF 64.599
A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 49 3:34:23.107 DNF 59.805
F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 36 3:12:19.459 DNF 48.978
H. KOVALAINEN FIN Team Lotus 28 2:57:01.061 DNF 41.388
L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 7 13:36.510 DNF 134.593
FASTEST LAP
J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:16.956 on lap 69 204.007

PENALTIES
* Car 22 (Karthikeyan) - 20 seconds drive-through penalty - Missing a corner and gaining an advantage
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12 June


Lifted Spirits - Canadian Grand Prix Free Practice 3 and Qualifying


11 June 2011
After a long night preparing a new chassis for Jérôme d’Ambrosio to race in tomorrow’s Canadian Grand Prix, the Marussia Virgin Racing team had both cars ready for today’s third free practice session. After an initial installation lap, during which the race brakes were bedded in, the team completed its evaluation programme, with Timo Glock focusing on shorter runs and setup changes while Jérôme concentrated on tyre degradation over a long run. Both cars ran with the Soft and Super-Soft Pirelli P-Zero tyres, although Jérôme only had a short run on the Option tyre at the end of the session.
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Canadian GP - Optimism and uncertainty


Montreal, 11 June - After Friday’s free practice, Fernando Alonso stated that not much significance could be attached to the fact that the two 150º Italias were running competitively, given the uncertainties related to the free sessions. However, on this occasion, it turns out that some confidence was justified as Fernando will enjoy seeing all the way down the pit straight when he sits on the grid tomorrow. Okay, so out of the corner of one eye he will no doubt notice the blue colour scheme of Sebastian Vettel’s Red Bull, the German on pole for the sixth time this year, but it’s a Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro front row start nevertheless at the Gilles Villeneuve circuit. One place behind the Spaniard is team-mate Felipe Massa, third fastest at the end of Q3, having been quickest in Q2, while Fernando took the top slot in Q1.
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Canadian GP - Fernando and Felipe a whisker off pole. Montreal delivers best qualifying of the year


This was the best qualifying of the season so far for Scuderia Ferrari, which means Fernando Alonso will start the Canadian Grand Prix from the front row with Felipe Massa in third place. So far, the two 150º Italias have been in the top four in every session of this Canadian weekend and the aim is to continue in that vein tomorrow.
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Canada Dry or Canada Wet?


Fifteenth and eighteenth places on the grid for Sébastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari is not much to write home about, but as far as our Swiss driver is concerned, he matched the team’s expectations in performance terms, even if just fractions of a second could have delivered a better result. However, Q3 was definitely not on our radar today. You have to consider that because set-up changes are so limited between the end of qualifying and the start of the race, compromises are sometimes made on Saturday afternoon in order to reap the benefits twenty four hours later. We will have to wait and see if the choices we made will turn out to be the right ones.
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Canadian GP, Qualifying: The Team Reaction


June 11, 2011 
Car 1 Sebastian Vettel, Grid Position: Pole (3rd Practice – P1, 1:13.381)
“I’m happy with that. We’ve made up some ground from last year when we committed to a different strategy and sacrificed qualifying, but this year I feel comfortable. I had a rough start yesterday morning, but thankfully the guys could fix the car and I had more practice in the afternoon, which is important here. It’s a tricky track to understand, with the kerbs and the chicanes, coming from high speeds with hard braking, but we had a smooth qualifying session today and two very good runs. All in all, I’m very happy. It’s obviously a big step we’ve made today, but the big task comes tomorrow. The conditions are likely to change and I’m sure we’ll see some rain – the question is when and how much. We’ll see, but P1 is the best position to start from.”
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Vitaly - “We need to take every single opportunity tomorrow”


11 june 2011
Vitaly, how did you find driving out there today?
VP: The track temperature was much lower than yesterday and it was very difficult to warm-up the tyres properly throughout qualifying. As a result, I was lacking grip out there and I lost a bit of time during my quickest lap. This said, Nick and I got to Q3 and this is a good thing considering the problems we had in Monaco.
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Qualifying - LRGP Report

11 june 2011Nick Heidfeld, R31-04
P9, 1.14.062, 7 laps
Vitaly Petrov, R31-05
P10, 1.14.085, 7 laps
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FP3 - LRGP Report


11 june 2011
Vitaly Petrov, R31-05
P8, 1:14.917, 23 laps
Nick Heidfeld, R31-04
P12, 1:15.350, 22 laps
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FP3 and Qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix


Montreal, 11th of June of 2011
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
10.00-11.30 FORMULA 1 PRACTICE SESSION 3
Narain Karthikeyan F111-03 #22 22nd (22 laps) 1:19.213
Vitantonio Liuzzi F111-02 #23 20th (20 laps) 1:18.910
Maximum temperature: Air 23ºC, Track 30ºC - Cloudy
13.00-14.00 FORMULA 1 QUALIFYING SESSION
Narain Karthikeyan F111-03 #22 23rd (11 laps) 1:18.574
Vitantonio Liuzzi F111-02 #23 21st (10 laps) 1:18.424
Maximum temperature: Air 22ºC, Track 27ºC - Cloudy
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2011 Canadian Grand Prix Qualifying Report – 11 June


Tomorrow’s Canadian Grand Prix will see Paul Di Resta start from P11, while teammate Adrian Sutil lines up in P14.
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Canadian GP – Qualifying – Saturday, 11.06.2011


Weather: overcast but dry, 22-23°C Air, 27-29°C Track
Another eventful day for the Sauber F1 Team in Canada: The team had to build up the spare chassis for Kamui Kobayashi after the Japanese crashed in yesterday’s second free practice. In third free practice this morning it was Pedro de la Rosa who hit one of the walls at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal. However, for qualifying both Sauber C30-Ferraris were ready. In view of everything that has happened, 13th for Kobayashi and 17th for De la Rosa are solid results.
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CANADIAN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING


Pastor Maldonado continued his run of competitive form in this afternoon’s Canadian Grand Prix qualifying session. In his first F1 experience of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Pastor extracted the maximum performance out of his car to set the 12th fastest time of the session.. In a position to fight for a place in Q3, Rubens Barrichello was prevented from achieving anything higher than P16 today as a brake disc issue compromised the true pace of his FW33. Both drivers will start the race with a fresh set of super-soft rubber and in the knowledge that anything can happen in Montréal.
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2011 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING


“We’re definitely not out of the fight”
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Saturday June 11
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Perhaps our cars had a little bit too much downforce for today’s qualifying session, which was dry; but, if it rains tomorrow, which is what the weather forecast tells us it will probably do, then we should be in good shape.
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2011 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING


MONTREAL, 11 JUNE
MERCEDES GP PETRONAS drivers Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher qualified in sixth and eighth places at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal today ahead of Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix.
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CANADIAN GRAND PRIX 2011 - FP3 & QUALIFYING


Jarno Trulli, Car 21 - Chassis T128-01: ¡°I'm pleased with the performance today. It was very windy out there, and a lot cooler than yesterday which maybe affected our ability to get the most out of the tyres, but I think I got as much out of the car as I could on the final lap in qualifying. The gap to the guys ahead keeps coming down and I think with the rain tomorrow it's going to be an eventful race, and hopefully we'll be in a position to take advantage of whatever happens.¡±
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Dell Technology T.E.A.M – A Radical New Partnership Announced by Team Lotus


Montreal, Canada - 11th June 2011
The global sports marketing industry has taken an innovative step forward with today’s announcement on the eve of the Canadian Grand Prix of a partnership between Team Lotus, the most successful recent entrant to the world’s highest profile motorsport series, and a new to Formula One™ concept - Dell Technology T.E.A.M.
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Qualifying Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA 2011 - Montréal

POS NAME ENTRANT Q1 PERCENT Q2 Q3
1 S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:14.011 100.256 1:13.486 1:13.014
2 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:13.822 100.000 1:13.672 1:13.199
3 F. MASSA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:14.026 100.276 1:13.431 1:13.217
4 M. WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1:14.375 100.749 1:13.654 1:13.429
5 L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:14.114 100.395 1:13.926 1:13.565
6 N. ROSBERG Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:14.920 101.487 1:13.950 1:13.814
7 J. BUTTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:14.374 100.747 1:13.955 1:13.838
8 M.SCHUMACHER Mercedes GP Petronas F1Team 1:14.970 101.555 1:14.242 1:13.864
9 N. HEIDFELD Lotus Renault GP 1:15.096 101.725 1:14.467 1:14.062
10 V. PETROV Lotus Renault GP 1:14.699 101.187 1:14.354 1:14.085
11 P.DI RESTA Force India F1 Team 1:14.874 101.425 1:14.752
12 P. MALDONADO AT&T Wllliams 1:15.585 102.388 1:15.043
13 K. KOBAYASHI Sauber F1 Team 1:15.694 102.535 1:15.285
14 A. SUTIL Force India F1 Team 1:14.931 101.502 1:15.287
15 S. BUEMI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:15.901 102.816 1:15.334
16 R. BARRICHELLO AT&T Williams 1:15.331 102.044 1:15.361
17 P.DE LA ROSA Sauber F1 Team 1:16.229 103.260 1:15.587
18 J. ALGUERSUARI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:16.294 103.348
19 J. TRULLI Team Lotus 1:16.745 103.959
20 H. KOVALAINEN Team Lotus 1:16.786 104.015
21 V. LIUZZI HRT F1 Team 1:18.424 106.233
22 T. GLOCK Marussia Virgin Racing 1:18.537 106.386
23 N. KARTHIKEYAN HRT F1 Team 1:18.574 106.437
 J. D'AMBROSIO Marussia Virgin Racing 1:19.414 107.574

QUALIFYING CRITERIA 1:18.989 107.000

POLE POSITION LAP
S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:13.014 215.021 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:13.014 215.021 KPH

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Third Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA 2011 - Montréal

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:13.381 21 213.946
2 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:13.701 21 +0.320 213.017
3 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:13.919 29 +0.538 212.389
4 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:13.956 20 +0.575 212.282
5 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:14.335 18 +0.954 211.200
6 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:14.469 16 +1.088 210.820
7 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:14.488 23 +1.107 210.766
8 V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 1:14.917 23 +1.536 209.559
9 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:15.217 18 +1.836 208.724
10 P. DI RESTA GBR Force India F1 Team 1:15.243 17 +1.862 208.651
11 P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 1:15.312 19 +1.931 208.460
12 N. HEIDFELD GER Lotus Renault GP 1:15.350 22 +1.969 208.355
13 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:16.138 17 +2.757 206.199
14 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:16.145 19 +2.764 206.180
15 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:16.236 21 +2.855 205.934
16 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:16.438 21 +3.057 205.389
17 P. DE LA ROSA ESP Sauber F1 Team 1:16.706 22 +3.325 204.672
18 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Team Lotus 1:17.093 21 +3.712 203.644
19 J. TRULLI ITA Team Lotus 1:17.523 24 +4.142 202.515
20 V. LIUZZI ITA HRT F1 Team 1:18.910 20 +5.529 198.955
21 T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 1:19.073 19 +5.692 198.545
22 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:19.213 22 +5.832 198.194
23 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 1:20.475 19 +.094 195.086


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11 June


Canadian GP - Too many unknowns to get a clear picture


The three hours of today’s free practice were incident packed here at Montreal’s “Gilles Villeneuve” circuit. The two Ferrari 150ºs were solidly in the top four places on the time sheet throughout both sessions that kicked off the Canadian Grand Prix weekend, the seventh round of the season. Fernando Alonso was fastest in FP2 having been second in FP1, while Felipe Massa was fourth in FP1 and third in the afternoon.
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Canadian GP - An encouraging start


Montreal, 10 June – How often has it been written that it is hard to analyse the meaning of Friday free practice times given the uncertainties of other teams’ fuel loads and work programmes? Nevertheless, it is always good to see your name at the top of the time sheet and this afternoon, Fernando Alonso was quickest and adding to this encouraging start to the Canadian weekend, Felipe Massa took the other 150º Italia to third place. Splitting the two Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro drivers was Sebastian Vettel. However, it was not a straightforward day for the reigning world champion, as he badly damaged his Red Bull in the morning, when he crashed into the wall at the final corner. The spot is known as the “Champions Wall” because over the years, it’s noticeable that many world champions have indeed crashed at this point!
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Hard Day’s Night - Canadian Grand Prix Free Practice


10 June 2011
The Park Jean-Drapeau, where the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is located, was today the venue for the first two sessions of Free Practice for Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix.
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PZero White makes its debut while PZero Red goes quickest


11 june 2011
Pirelli’s PZero White medium compound tyre made its first appearance during a grand prix weekend in Canada, when the teams used the two extra sets they had been given for today’s free practice sessions only to evaluate the new rubber for the future.
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2011 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE


MONTREAL, 10 JUNE
The Canadian Grand Prix weekend got underway at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal today with Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg completing the first two practice sessions for the MERCEDES GP PETRONAS team.
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Sergio Pérez will have to miss the Candadian Grand Prix

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Pedro de la Rosa steps in for the Mexican driver
Montréal, 10.06.2011 – After Sergio Pérez reported feeling unwell in the first free practice session of the Canadian Grand Prix, the Sauber F1 Team decided he should miss one race on grounds of safety. His illness could be a consequence of the accident he suffered in qualifying at the Monaco Grand Prix. Pedro de la Rosa (40, Spain) will be driving the second Sauber C30-Ferrari alongside Kamui Kobayashi in Montreal.
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2011 Canadian Grand Prix Free Practice 1 & 2 Report - 10 June


Adrian Sutil (VJM04/04)
FP1: Did Not Participate
FP2: P11 1:16.905 16 laps
“I had quite a big workload to get through this afternoon so it’s a shame to lose so much track time. I was pushing hard on the option tyres and touched the wall on the exit of turn 7. That caused some damage to the suspension and I had to park the car. However, I think we still have a nice balance and we seem to be quite competitive this weekend. There’s a lot of work to do tomorrow morning because I missed a couple of long runs and I haven’t done many laps on the option tyre, but I’m sure we can still have a good weekend.”
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Canadian GP – Practice – Friday, 10.06.2011


Weather: sunny and dry, 17-23°C Air, 28-42°C Track
The Sauber F1 Team had a very busy and eventful first day to the Canadian Grand Prix weekend in Montreal with a driver change and an accident. After Sergio Pérez hadn’t felt a hundred per cent in the first free practice session in Montréal, the Mexican driver and the team decided it would be better for him to sit out this race weekend. Pedro de la Rosa stepped in for him and drove in the second free practice. By the time the car was ready for the Spanish driver, Kamui Kobayashi had gone off and his car had hit a wall on the challenging Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
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First day in Canada

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Montreal, 10th of June of 2011, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
Colin Kolles, Hispania Racing Team Principal: “We had a lot of upgrades on the car today and it seems like there is some improvement but we still have to evaluate the data. Today we worked on the setup for the race; now let’s see if we can make another step forward in FP3.”.
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Canadian GP, Friday Practice: The Drivers’ Reaction


Car 1 Sebastian Vettel
1st Practice P16, 2nd Practice P2
“I had an incident this morning. I lost the rear, but by the time I hit the wall I had low speed, so the crash was quite mild. There wasn’t much damage, so we could fix the car and get back out this afternoon. McLaren and Ferrari look strong here. For us, I’m happy with the car’s balance and how it performs, so we will see. It’s a special circuit here, it’s quite rough with the kerbs and chicanes, but I like it. The target is to win, but it’s a long weekend and a lot of things can happen. It’s important to finish and do your best, whatever that is.”
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Eric: “the fans are the future of this sport”


Eric, how would you explain FOTA's involvement with the Bahrain issue? Are you pleased are you with the outcome?
Eric: We followed what happened in the World Council, and the unanimous decision that was then taken. I think the teams have expressed their views and concerns on the topic in recent weeks, including the rescheduling of the Indian GP and of course the issue of safety of holding the race in Bahrain. We decided to write a letter –which was a private one but it became rather public – to the FIA and to Bahrain. You know the rest of the story because it was all exposed in public, so at the end of the day a decision has been made and we will be happy to be back in Bahrain in due course.
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FP2 - LRGP Report


Nick Heidfeld, R31-04
Free Practice 1: P9, 1:17.445, 28 laps
Free Practice 2: P9, 1:16.422, 32 laps
Vitaly Petrov, R31-05
Free Practice 1: P14, 1:18.506, 15 laps
Free Practice 2: P8, 1:16.324, 32 laps
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FP1 - LRGP Report


Nick Heidfeld, R31-04
Free Practice 1: P9, 1:17.445, 28 laps
Vitaly Petrov, R31-05
Free Practice 1: P14, 1:18.506, 15 laps
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Action packed first day in Montreal


It is appropriate that a circuit named after one of the most exciting Formula 1 drivers of all time should always provide plenty of interesting action, right from the start of free practice. The Gilles Villeneuve circuit never disappoints in that respect, especially as it’s the first time this season that we have seen cars running in low downforce configuration to get good top speed down the straights. Cars can hit 325 km/h here in Montreal and in fact, Daniel Ricciardo who replaced Sébastien Buemi for the morning session said this was the fastest he had ever travelled in a racing car.
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2011 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE


“The speed is there”
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Thursday June 10
LEWIS HAMILTON, MP4-26A-01
P1 programme 19 laps 1m16.842s (+1.251s) 6th
P2 programme 26 laps 1m15.977s (+0.870s) 4th
“It was a very good session and a positive day for me. In P2, I think some debris from one of the incidents must have caused my puncture because I’d only just left the pits when I suddenly felt the rear sliding about.
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Canadian Grand Prix FP1 / FP2


Jarno Trulli, Car 21 - Chassis T128-01: ¡°That was a good Friday for us. We ran well all day with no problems, got through the tyre evaluation programme and put good mileage on both the compounds. The grip level this morning was as dusty as we expected it to be and then it improved throughout the day, but with wet weather coming I think it will be harder work for everyone over the rest of the weekend.¡±
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CANADIAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE


Sam Michael, Technical Director
Even with the red flags, we had a really productive day with both cars. We evaluated front wings, rear wings and diffusers throughout both sessions and happily all of the new parts are working well. The tyres improved a lot over the course of the day and that will continue into the race weekend. We will now turn our attention to qualifying.
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Second Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA 2011 - Montréal

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:15.107 34 209.029
2 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:15.476 29 +0.369 208.007
3 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:15.601 33 +0.494 207.663
4 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:15.977 26 +0.870 206.636
5 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:15.989 25 +0.882 206.603
6 P. DI RESTA GBR Force India F1 Team 1:16.089 34 +0.982 206.332
7 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:16.102 28 +0.995 206.296
8 V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 1:16.324 32 +1.217 205.696
9 N. HEIDFELD GER Lotus Renault GP 1:16.422 32 +1.315 205.432
10 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:16.687 28 +1.580 204.723
11 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:16.905 16 +1.798 204.142
12 P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 1:16.941 39 +1.834 204.047
13 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:17.051 32 +1.944 203.755
14 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:17.684 34 +2.577 202.095
15 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:17.757 20 +2.650 201.905
16 J. TRULLI ITA Team Lotus 1:18.470 33 +3.363 200.071
17 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Team Lotus 1:18.482 38 +3.375 200.040
18 P. DE LA ROSA ESP Sauber F1 Team 1:18.536 14 +3.429 199.903
19 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:18.601 38 +3.494 199.737
20 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:19.209 28 +4.102 198.204
21 T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 1:19.810 25 +4.703 196.712
22 V. LIUZZI ITA HRT F1 Team 1:20.284 31 +5.177 195.550
23 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:20.311 38 +5.204 195.485
24 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 1:20.922 26 +5.815 194.009

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10 June


First Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA 2011 - Montréal

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME Laps GAP KPH
1 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:15.591 32 207.691
2 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:16.139 27 +0.548 206.196
3 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:16.549 30 +0.958 205.092
4 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:16.658 26 +1.067 204.800
5 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:16.676 20 +1.085 204.752
6 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:16.842 19 +1.251 204.310
7 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:16.990 28 +1.399 203.917
8 P. DI RESTA GBR Force India F1 Team 1:17.294 26 +1.703 203.115
9 N. HEIDFELD GER Lotus Renault GP 1:17.445 28 +1.854 202.719
10 N. HULKENBERG GER Force India F1 Team 1:17.549 20 +1.958 202.447
11 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:17.662 27 +2.071 202.152
12 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:17.820 30 +2.229 201.742
13 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:18.458 31 +2.867 200.101
14 V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 1:18.506 15 +2.915 199.979
15 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:18.648 35 +3.057 199.618
16 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:18.852 8 +3.261 199.102
17 P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 1:18.932 20 +3.341 198.900
18 J. TRULLI ITA Team Lotus 1:19.274 29 +3.683 198.042
19 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Team Lotus 1:19.422 30 +3.831 197.673
20 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:19.577 26 +3.986 197.288
21 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 1:19.838 31 +4.247 196.643
22 V. LIUZZI ITA HRT F1 Team 1:19.960 23 +4.369 196.343
23 T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 1:20.520 21 +4.929 194.977
24 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:20.839 27 +5.248 194.208

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2011 CANADA GP - SERGIO PEREZ


Montreal, June 9th – Following examination by the FIA Medical Delegate Jean Charles Piette and the Medical
Officers of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Sauber F1 Team driver Sergio Pérez has been found fit to race at this
weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix.
Matteo Bonciani, F1 Head of Communications and Press Delegate
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Fia response to Fota about Bahrain GP


Geneva, 9 June 2011
Dear Martin and Eric,
On 7 June 2011, you wrote me on behalf of the FOTA member teams to report logistical problems that the changes to the calendar of the 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship decided on 3 June 2011, posed to the teams, namely that:
• postponing the Grand Prix of India to December would disrupt your transport and accommodation arrangements, as well as your schedule for the month of December.
• when the time comes, the Grand Prix of Bahrain could raise insurance problems.
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Letter from Fota to Fia about Bahrain GP


Mr JEAN TODT, President FIA – Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile PARIS
Mr BERNIE ECCLESTONE CEO Formula One Management LONDON
Mr ZAYED ALZAYANI Chairman Bahrain International Circuit MANAMA
Geneva, 7 June 2011
Dear Sirs,
Following the announcement by the World Motor Sport Council of the revised calendar for the 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship, on behalf of all Teams belonging to FOTA we would like to state that the amended 2011 calendar is unrealistic.
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The Canadian Grand Prix from a tyre point of view


Just like Monaco, Pirelli brings the PZero Yellow soft tyre and PZero Red supersoft tyre to Montreal, one of the most demanding circuits of the year on tyres. We find out why…
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08 June


Renault Sport F1 Preview to the Canadian GP


8 June 2011 – The FIA Formula One World Championship moves from Monaco, the circuit with the slowest average speed on the calendar, to the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, Canada, and the fastest lap of the year. The 4.361km track follows the outline of the island on which it is located and is dominated by straights linked by hairpins or tight turns. A lap of the track takes on average just over 75 seconds, the quickest single lap time of the season.
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2011 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX

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MONTREAL, 10-12 JUNE
Race Preview Feature Seven: Brakes in Canada
It may sound counter-intuitive but being quick in Formula One isn't just about going fast - stopping well is also a major part of the equation. Montreal's Circuit Gilles Villeneuve features seven braking events in all, of which six are considered to be 'heavy' and four involve braking from over 295 kph. It amounts to one of the toughest circuits of the year for the brakes. Getting the braking system right for Montreal involves fitting revised air ducts to optimise the cooling, and using different materials to ensure consistent performance for each one of the race's 70 laps. It's no small challenge...
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06 June


Preview to the Canadian Grand Prix


6 June 2011
“Concentration is the key for the drivers as the barriers are very close. But they rose to this challenge impeccably in Monaco, so I’m looking forward to seeing them in action next weekend.” says John Booth, Marussia Virgin Racing’s Team Principal and Director of Racing.
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2011 Canadian Grand Prix


Pirelli’s PZero Red Supersoft back in action
Milan, June 6th 2011
What’s the story?
Pirelli’s new supersoft tyre made a thrilling debut in Monaco and now the same two nominations return for the Canadian Grand Prix: the PZero Red supersoft tyre and the harder PZero Yellow tyre.
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Nick: “Montreal lives and breathes F1"


Nick looks forward to returning to Montreal, a race he believes to be one of the most memorable on the Formula 1 calendar.
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Canadian Grand Prix Preview


10th-12th June
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 70 laps, 4.361km
The FIA Formula 1 World Championship makes a brief escape from Europe for the Canadian Grand Prix. Named after local Formula 1 hero, the Gilles Villeneuve Circuit combines long straights with slow corners meaning that cars are pushed to the limit. Engines are at maximum revs for long periods of time, brakes are given a tough time and gearboxes are worked extremely hard. Brake cooling and stability under braking play a big role in the performance of the car. The track also grains the tyres because of the constant acceleration and breaking which causes the wheels to spin up and slide, sheering the rubber, particularly on rear tyres.
Soft and Supersoft tyres will again be prime and option tyres respectively.
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CANADIAN GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


Friday 10 to Sunday 12 June, 2011
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montréal
Round: 7 of 20
The first low downforce track of the year. The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, situated on the Ile Notre Dame in the St Lawrence river, is made up of long straights, chicanes and hairpins. It’s a completely different challenge to the other tracks to date. Top-end speed, braking stability and traction are the keys to a good lap time, and the drivers need to be very precise with their lines because the walls are close.
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2011 Canadian Grand Prix Preview


Vijay’s vision
Team Principal, Dr. Vijay Mallya, sets his sights on more points in Montreal.
Looking back on Monaco, I have to say how delighted I was to see Force India back in the points. It’s always a fantastic weekend – probably my favourite race of the year – and to see Adrian fight his way to seventh place was the perfect result after a difficult couple of races for the team.
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04 June


Canadian Grand Prixview


Once upon a time, as we headed back to Europe from Canada, it meant the halfway point of the season was just round the corner. This year, with the F1 calendar getting ever longer as the sport reaches out to far flung corners of the globe, we are not even one third of the way through, but the Canadian Grand Prix will still be met with the same levels of enthusiasm as ever.
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Canadian Grand Prix Preview


After Monaco, we return to a track which has provided us with just the one podium, but that doesn’t mean we don’t love Montreal or the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
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03 June


World Motor Sport Council 03/06/2011


A meeting of the World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) took place in Barcelona, Spain, today (3 June), and the following decisions were taken:
FORMULA ONE
Bahrain GP
Following a fact-finding mission undertaken at the request of FIA President Jean Todt, FIA Vice President Carlos Gracia visited Bahrain on 31 May 2011 to assess the situation in the country. Meetings were conducted with the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Bahrain Motor Federation and Bahrain International Circuit, as well as other national and international organisations including Mr. Tariq Al Saffar at the National Institute of Human Rights. It should be noted that the recent announcement by the King of Bahrain has established a political dialogue and reconciliation process.
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Preview – Canadian Grand Prix


7th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 10th to 12th June 2011
Hinwil, 3rd June 2011 – The Sauber F1 Team is heading to the Canadian Grand Prix full of confidence after its results in Monaco. In the principality Kamui Kobayashi finished fifth, which is the team’s best result since the end of 2009, and Sergio Pérez made it into the top ten qualifying for the first time. However, before action starts at the race weekend in Montreal (10th to 12th June), Pérez will have to pass the usual medical test with the FIA doctors. For Peter Sauber’s team the circuit on the Île Notre-Dame in the St Lawrence river is anyway a special place. It was there back in 2008 where the only win in the team’s history was achieved. It was even a one-two when Robert Kubica won ahead of Nick Heidfeld.
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2011 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


Martin Whitmarsh, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“After narrowly missing out on victories in Spain and Monaco, there’s still a tremendous desire and spirit within the team to get back onto the top step of the podium. Indeed, while it was disappointing to lose out on victory in Monte-Carlo, we can still draw enormous encouragement from the fact that we appear to have a very competitive car – particularly in race trim – and I feel we can move forwards and once again take the fight to Red Bull this weekend.
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2011 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX - PREVIEW


MONTREAL, 10-12 JUNE
In the midst of Formula One's European season, Round Seven of the 2011 World Championship sees the sport take a trip across the Atlantic Ocean to the vibrant city of Montreal for the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday 12 June.
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02 June


2011 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX VIEW


Jarno Trulli, Car 21 - Chassis T128-03: “Monaco was really busy but the final result was great for the whole team. I enjoyed myself on track and I think the performances we’ve put in there and in Spain show that we are progressing in exactly the right direction. Since then I’ve taken some time off before heading to Canada which has always been a bit of a strange one for me. I love Canada and especially Montreal - the track itself is great, a real challenge, the people are very welcoming and the city is that cool mix of Europe and North America, but the race itself has always been a tough one for me! I don’t know if it’s a luck thing but while I’ve had strong races there in the past I’ve always suffered with luck. Last year was a DNF so I really want that to change this year.
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