31 July


Bad Day - Hungarian GP, Sunday 31 July 2011


LRGP endured a tough mixed weather Hungarian Grand Prix with Vitaly Petrov finishing in 12th position and Nick Heidfeld failing to finish. This result puts an end to LRGP’s run of consecutive top ten point scoring finishes this season.
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Podium finish for RS27 in thrilling Hungarian Grand Prix


A thrilling Hungarian Grand Prix saw one Renault RS27 engine claim a podium position as Red Bull Racing-Renault’s Sebastian Vettel took second place behind race winner Jenson Button. Mark Webber finished in fifth position to give Renault engines a double points finish.
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Double happiness in Hungary


You would have to be a high-risk gambler to put money on the Scuderia Toro Rosso duo both coming home in the points at the end of the 70 lap Hungarian Grand Prix, especially with Sébastien Buemi starting from the back row with his grid position. But that’s exactly how things turned out as Sébastien finished eighth and Jaime tenth, bringing home five very valuable points in the Constructors’ Championship, where we continue to maintain eighth place.
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Hungarian Grand Prix: The Team Reaction


July 31, 2011 
Here’s the reaction from the team after Seb extended his lead at the top of the Drivers’ Championship, and Mark maintained his position in second place…
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BUTTON TAKES SECOND WIN ON PIRELLI P ZERO


Budapest, July 31st 2011 – McLaren’s Jenson Button has taken his second victory in mixed conditions at the Hungaroring, following his win under similar circumstances in Canada earlier this year. The Englishman was assured of victory in Hungary Grand Prix after his team mate Lewis Hamilton changed onto P Zero Blue intermediate tyres in the closing stages of the race only to find that the conditions were not wet enough, forcing him to revert to slicks in his fifth pit stop of the afternoon.
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Hungarian Gp - Another podium for Alonso and Ferrari. Massa sixth in an action packed race


Another podium, the sixth of the season for Fernando Alonso and Scuderia Ferrari and another points finish for Felipe Massa, his eighth of 2011. The result does not change the positions in either championship (Fernando fourth and Felipe sixth in the Drivers’ and the Scuderia third in the Constructors’.) And confirming the positive trend, the Spaniard is still the driver to have picked up the most points of all drivers over the past four races.
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Slippery When Wet


31 July 2011
Marussia Virgin Racing drivers Timo Glock and Jérôme D’Ambrosio finished 17th and 19th respectively at the Hungarian Grand Prix today in Budapest.
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2011 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Report – 31 July


Force India enjoyed another competitive afternoon as Paul Di Resta finished seventh in the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest, earning the team a further six championship points. Adrian Sutil missed out on points as he finished in P14 following a first lap incident.
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2011 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX


“THE TEAM CAN ENTER THE SUMMER BREAK WITH A SPRING IN ITS STEP”
Hungaroring, Sunday July 31
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“What a way for Jenson to celebrate his 200th Grand Prix! Just brilliant! Fantastic!
Those were very, very difficult conditions this afternoon, and it was easy to get it wrong, but Jenson drove a great race. His measured yet combative drive was a testament to how naturally smooth and smart he is on the racetrack, and he really deserved this win.
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2011 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX - RACE


BUDAPEST, 31 JULY
On a damp afternoon at the Hungaroring, Nico Rosberg finished in ninth place at the end of the Hungarian Grand Prix, scoring two points, whilst team-mate Michael Schumacher was forced to retire.
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HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX RACE


Today’s Hungarian Grand Prix was dominated by uncharacteristically mixed weather conditions; a wet-dry-wet-dry race forcing a total of 88 trips to the pitlane. For AT&T Williams, conditions didn’t play to the team’s advantage with both drivers also suffering significant tyre wear. The 70 lap race concluded with Rubens Barrichello in 13th place from P15 on the grid ahead of teammate Pastor Maldonado who took the flag in 16th having started in P17.. Congratulations to Jenson Button on taking victory in his 200th Grand Prix today.
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Nick - “We have a few weeks now to reassess”


A disappointing race today for you…
NH: Not a good race for me today, and it's the second consecutive weekend without finishing, so obviously I'm very disappointed but I have to pick up from here and look forward to a better race next time around.
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Hungarian GP – Race – Sunday, 31.07.2011


Weather: light rain at the start and towards the end, otherwise dry, 17-18°C air, 18-19°C track
After a very good qualifying performance the Sauber F1 Team has been left empty handed at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Kamui Kobayashi had a great start from 13th, improved to tenth and later even ran in 7th position, but then lost four places when his tyres didn’t survive a very long stint. He finished 11th. Sergio Pérez had been tenth on the grid but struggled at the beginning and lost ten places. After having recovered a little from there, he was penalized for overtaking under yellow. In the end he came in 15th.
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Hungarian Grand Prix


Hungaroring, Hungary
Sunday, 31st of July of 2011
Weather: Rainy – Air 18ºC, Track 20ºC
Race: 70 laps
Track distance: 4.381km
Vitantonio Liuzzi F111-002 #23 20th
Daniel Ricciardo F111-003 #22 18th
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HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX 2011


Heikki Kovalainen, Car 20 - Chassis T128-04: “A weekend of real ups and downs for me. I struggled to find a decent balance in the practice sessions but then it all came good in quali where I put in a really good lap after finally getting comfortable with the setup. I started the race well and was keeping pace with Maldonado, Sutil, Perez and the guys around me, and right through the early stops I was able to push them, and keep pulling away from the guys behind. We came in for inters when the rain really started again about two thirds of the way through the race, then back in pretty shortly afterwards for options again, but then I was given the instruction to shut the engine off due to a water leak. Having seen how close we were in race pace to the midfield I’m not disappointed – it’s just another step in the growth of the team and we’ll pick up where we left off in Belgium in a few weeks time.”
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Race Classification


after 70 Laps - 306.630 Kms
FORMULA 1 ENI MAGYAR NAGYDÍJ 2011 - Budapest

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH
1 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 70 1:46:42.337 172.416
2 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 70 1:46:45.925 +3.588 172.319
3 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 70 1:47:02.156 +19.819 171.884
4 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 70 1:47:30.675 +48.338 171.124
5 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 70 1:47:32.079 +49.742 171.087
6 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 70 1:48:05.513 +83.176 170.205
7 P. DI RESTA GBR Force India F1 Team 69 1:47:33.222 +1 LAP 168.612
8 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 69 1:47:34.154 +1 LAP 168.588
9 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 69 1:47:34.736 +1 LAP 168.573
10 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 69 1:47:41.807 +1 LAP 168.388
11 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 69 1:48:01.397 +1 LAP 167.879
12 V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 69 1:48:03.493 +1 LAP 167.825
13 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 68 1:47:03.295 +2 LAPS 166.943
14 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 68 1:47:39.661 +2 LAPS 166.003
15 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 68 1:47:42.320 +2 LAPS 165.934
16 P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 68 1:47:50.742 +2 LAPS 165.718
17 T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 66 1:46:58.179 +4 LAPS 162.161
18 D. RICCIARDO AUS HRT F1 Team 66 1:47:37.531 +4 LAPS 161.173
19 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 65 1:46:59.876 +5 LAPS 159.661
20 V. LIUZZI ITA HRT F1 Team 65 1:47:19.517 +5 LAPS 159.174
NOT CLASSIFIED
H. KOVALAINEN FIN Team Lotus 55 1:29:48.737 DNF 160.945
M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 26 42:51.906 DNF 159.382
N. HEIDFELD GER Lotus Renault GP 23 39:04.845 DNF 154.638
J. TRULLI ITA Team Lotus 17 30:26.223 DNF 146.736
FASTEST LAP
F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:23.415 on lap 61 189.073

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30 July


No change from Nurburgring to Hungaroring: another fourth and fifth in qualifying


Hungarian GP - Another fourth and fifth place for the two 150º Italia cars in qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix, this time with Felipe Massa setting the fourth fastest time and Fernando Alonso the fifth. Both drivers ran identical programmes with the Pirelli tyres: one set of Primes in Q1, one of Options in Q2 and two in Q3.
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Hungarian Grand Prix, Qualifying: The Team Reaction


July 30, 2011 
With Seb on pole and Mark in P6, the team give their reaction to today’s action at the Hungaroring…
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Wind Factor


30 July 2011
Marussia Virgin Racing drivers Timo Glock and Jérôme D’Ambrosio enjoyed a productive day of running today, making a clear progression from the third and final Free Practice session to qualifying for tomorrow’s Hungarian Grand Prix.
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Hungarian GP - Qualifying does not live up to expectations


Hungaroring, 30 July – Qualifying did not go as well as had been expected within the Scuderia Ferrari garage. Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso set the fourth and fifth fastest times respectively, which does not reflect the maximum the car had had to give, especially in Q3.
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VETTEL CLAIMS EIGHTH POLE POSITION OF THE SEASON WITH PIRELLI


Budapest, July 30th, 2011 – World Championship leader Sebastian Vettel has claimed his eighth pole position for Red Bull Racing from 11 races: his third pole using the P Zero Red supersoft tyres this year.
The top five were covered by less than half a second, with Vettel using the softest tyres in Pirelli’s range to set a benchmark of 1m19.815s: his second consecutive pole in Hungary.
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A tale of tyres, strategies and penalties


Jaime Alguersuari will start tomorrow’s Hungarian Grand Prix, the eleventh round of the World Championship from 16th place on the outside of Row 8 of the grid.
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HUNGARIAN GP - QUALIFYING - LOTUS RENAULT GP REPORT


Vitaly Petrov, R31-05
Qualifying: P12, 1:22.284, 14 laps
Nick Heidfeld, R31-04
Qualifying: P14, 1:22.470, 14 laps
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2011 Hungarian Grand Prix Qualifying Report – 30 July


Another strong afternoon for Force India saw Adrian Sutil qualify in a superb eighth position for tomorrow’s Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest. Teammate Paul Di Resta just missed out on Q3 and will start from eleventh.
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2011 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING


“WE’RE IN THE FIGHT – AND, WITH A GOOD START, WE CAN DEFINITELY CHALLENGE FOR THE WIN.”
Hungaroring, Saturday July 30
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“When your drivers qualify second and third, inevitably you’re a little disappointed that you didn’t bag pole position and such is the case today; however, the positive corollary of that statement is that pole position was indubitably within our grasp this afternoon.
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HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING


30 JULY 2011
Rubens Barrichello led the team in qualifying at the Hungaroring this afternoon, setting a time of 1:22.684 to put him 15th on the grid for the Hungarian Grand Prix. Whilst Rubens set his quickest time on Pirelli’s prime tyre in Q2, Pastor Maldonado opted not to run in the second session. After making it through Q1 on the prime tyre, Pastor remained in the garage and so will start 17th on the grid with an extra set of supersofts for tomorrow’s race.
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Hungarian GP – Qualifying – Saturday, 30.07.2011


Weather: overcast and dry, 21-22°C air, 27-34°C track
For the fifth time this season a Sauber F1 Team driver has made it into the top ten qualifying. Sergio Pérez qualified tenth for tomorrow’s Hungarian Grand Prix, Kamui Kobayashi came 13th in Budapest. Both are in strong positions to fight for points in what will be an exciting race at the winding Hungaroring.
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2011 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING


BUDAPEST, 30 JULY
Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher qualified in seventh and ninth places today ahead of Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix.
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FP3 & Qualifying at the Hungarian Grand Prix


HRT Formula One Team drivers Vitantonio Liuzzi and rookie Daniel Ricciardo qualified 22nd and 23rd respectively for tomorrow’s Eni Hungarian Grand Prix which will take place at the Hungaroring.
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HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX 2011 - FP3 & QUALIFYING


Heikki Kovalainen, Car 20 - Chassis T128-04: “After a bit of a tough weekend so far I’m really pleased with how quali finished up. I’ve not been able to find a balance I’m happy with all weekend and we made a couple of changes for qualifying that finally took us in the right direction. On the first run I couldn’t get a clean lap together, but I was quietly optimistic we could hook it all up on the second run and that’s how it ended up. I had to work pretty hard to get it all right and it’s very pleasing to see it come good in the last minutes of Q1. The updates we’ve brought here are working very well for us and it looks like we’ve made a gain relative to the guys ahead, and with Jarno clearly much more competitive here the mood is really good across the whole team.”
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Qualifying Session Classification


FORMULA 1 ENI MAGYAR NAGYDÍJ 2011 - Budapest

POS NAME ENTRANT Q1 LAPS PERCENT Q2 LAPS Q3 LAPS
1 S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:21.740 5 100.198 1:21.095 3 1:19.815 6
2 L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:21.636 3 100.071 1:21.105 3 1:19.978 6
3 J. BUTTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:22.038 6 100.563 1:20.578 3 1:20.024 6
4 F. MASSA Scuderia Ferrari 1:22.130 6 100.676 1:21.099 3 1:20.350 6
5 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari 1:21.578 6 100.000 1:20.262 3 1:20.365 6
6 M. WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1:22.208 7 100.772 1:20.890 3 1:20.474 6
7 N. ROSBERG Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:22.996 6 101.738 1:21.243 3 1:21.098 3
8 A. SUTIL Force India F1 Team 1:22.237 9 100.807 1:22.000 6 1:21.445 4
9 M. SCHUMACHER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:22.876 8 101.591 1:21.852 6 1:21.907 3
10 S. PEREZ Sauber F1 Team 1:23.067 8 101.825 1:22.157 7 DNS 1
11 P. DI RESTA Force India F1 Team 1:22.976 7 101.713 1:22.256 6
12 V. PETROV Lotus Renault GP 1:23.070 8 101.828 1:22.284 6
13 K. KOBAYASHI Sauber F1 Team 1:23.278 10 102.083 1:22.435 6
14 N. HEIDFELD Lotus Renault GP 1:23.024 8 101.772 1:22.470 6
15 R. BARRICHELLO AT&T Williams 1:23.075 9 101.835 1:22.684 7
16 J. ALGUERSUARI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:23.285 7 102.092 1:22.979 3
17 P. MALDONADO AT&T Williams 1:23.847 9 102.781
18 S. BUEMI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:24.070 9 103.054
19 H. KOVALAINEN Team Lotus 1:24.362 8 103.412
20 J. TRULLI Team Lotus 1:24.534 7 103.623
21 T. GLOCK Marussia Virgin Racing 1:26.294 10 105.780
22 V. LIUZZI HRT F1 Team 1:26.323 11 105.816
23 D. RICCIARDO HRT F1 Team 1:26.479 11 106.007
24 J. D'AMBROSIO Marussia Virgin Racing 1:26.510 8 106.045
POLE POSITION LAP
S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:19.815 197.601 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:19.815 197.601 KPH

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Hungarian Grand Prix: Saturday practice


July 30, 2011
Sebastian topped the timesheets in the final practice session of the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Seb set the fastest time of 1:21.168 after completing 17 laps of the Hungaroring.
Mark was the fourth-quickest driver during Free Practice 3, posting a time of 1:21.645 after 18 laps.
The drivers will be in action again at 2pm local time for Qualifying.

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HUNGARIAN GP - PRACTICE 3 - LOTUS RENAULT GP REPORT


Vitaly Petrov, R31-05
P9, 1:23.175, 19 laps
Nick Heidfeld, R31-04
P11, 1:23.281, 13 laps
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Free Practice 3


The final hour of free practice went off without a hitch for Scuderia Toro Rosso at the twisty Hungaroring this morning, so now we await the first competitive part of the weekend, this afternoon’s qualifying session.
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Third Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 ENI MAGYAR NAGYDÍJ 2011 - Budapest

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:21.168 17 194.308
2 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:21.469 13 +0.301 193.590
3 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:21.639 14 +0.471 193.187
4 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:21.645 18 +0.477 193.172
5 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:22.002 14 +0.834 192.331
6 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:22.534 22 +1.366 191.092
7 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:22.667 14 +1.499 190.784
8 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:23.037 19 +1.869 189.934
9 V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 1:23.175 19 +2.007 189.619
10 P. DI RESTA GBR Force India F1 Team 1:23.276 18 +2.108 189.389
11 N. HEIDFELD GER Lotus Renault GP 1:23.281 13 +2.113 189.378
12 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:23.375 18 +2.207 189.164
13 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:23.626 25 +2.458 188.596
14 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:23.663 17 +2.495 188.513
15 P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 1:23.894 17 +2.726 187.994
16 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:23.966 18 +2.798 187.833
17 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:23.998 15 +2.830 187.761
18 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:25.061 19 +3.893 185.415
19 J. TRULLI ITA Team Lotus 1:25.141 20 +3.973 185.240
20 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Team Lotus 1:25.501 20 +4.333 184.461
21 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 1:26.955 20 +5.787 181.376
22 D. RICCIARDO AUS HRT F1 Team 1:26.991 19 +5.823 181.301
23 T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 1:27.174 16 +6.006 180.920
24 V. LIUZZI ITA HRT F1 Team 1:27.713 20 +6.545 179.809

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29 July


Hungarian GP Practice


Friday 29 Jul 2011
Objectives P1
• Evaluation of upgraded aero and mechanical parts on both cars
Objectives P2
• Further analysis of new parts
• Tyre testing and set-up work
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Hungarian GP - Another hard working Friday


300 kilometres on track for Alonso's 30th
Almost a whole Grand Prix distance for both of the Scuderia Ferrari drivers over the course of the first day of the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend. Fernando was third fastest this morning and second in the afternoon, completing a total of 69 laps, four more than Felipe Massa, who finished sixth in both sessions.
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Data Fest - Free Practice 1 & 2 - Hungarian Grand Prix


29 July 2011
The first two Free Practice sessions for the eleventh round of the 2011 Formula One season took place today at the Hungaroring in Budapest.
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Hungarian Grand Prix, Friday Practice: The Drivers’ Reaction


July 29, 2011
Our drivers give their reaction to today’s practice sessions at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
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2011 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE


Hungaroring, Friday July 29
“We managed a lot of good runs and we did a lot of useful set-up work, so it was a good day. I’m very happy with the direction that we’ve taken with the car”
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Sauber F1 Team ends partnership with MSG


Hinwil, 29th July 2011 – In the light of recent developments regarding the Money Service Group, the Sauber F1 Team has decided to end its partnership with the company with immediate effect.
The MSG logos which have been appearing on the team gear, pit partition walls, backdrops and press stationery will be removed immediately after the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest.
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Hamilton sets the pace in Hungary


McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton set the pace on the opening day of on-track action at the tight and twisty Hungaroring, where the cars run with maximum downforce to help generate the most grip.
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2011 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE


BUDAPEST, 29 JULY
MERCEDES GP PETRONAS drivers Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher completed the first two practice sessions for the Hungarian Grand Prix today at the Hungaroring circuit just outside of Budapest.
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2011 Hungarian Grand Prix Free Practice Report – 29 July


FP1 objectives:
Front wing development work with Nico
Evaluation of diffuser test items
Brake cooling set-up
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Day 1 at the Hungarian Grand Prix


Hungaroring, Hungary
29th of July of 2011
Maximum temperature: Air 20ºC, Track 24ºC - Cloudy
Vitantonio Liuzzi and Daniel Ricciardo finished in 23th and 24th places respectively after today’s first free practice sessions for the Eni Hungarian Grand Prix, the 850th world championship event taking place in Hungary this weekend. During the two free practice sessions Liuzzi and Ricciardo covered 101 laps.
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Hungarian GP – Practice – Friday, 29.07.2011


Weather: overcast but dry, 19-22°C air, 21-32°C track
The Sauber F1 Team enjoyed a trouble free and dry first day of practice ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest. With the Sauber C30-Ferrari being virtually unchanged since last Sunday’s race at the Nürburgring, both drivers focused on set-up work and tyre evaluation. Kamui Kobayashi came in 11th in both 90-minutes sessions, Sergio Pérez was 9th and 12th respectively.
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HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX 2011 - FP1 / FP2


Jarno Trulli, Car 21 - Chassis T128-01: ¡°I¡¯m very happy today. I want to thank the whole team, everyone at the factory and in the race team because they have all been patient with me and have worked hard to give me the new power steering system and a car that I can really feel. As soon as I pulled out this morning it felt so much better than before so today I¡¯ve been able to start rebuilding my confidence in the car, and working on all the little changes and improvements that help me to find a setup I can really work with. It¡¯s been a really positive day and for that my thanks go to everyone in the team.¡±
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Hungarian Grand Prix: Friday second practice


July 29, 2011 
Mark was the fourth-fastest driver in Hungary this afternoon, with Sebastian a place behind him on the timesheets.
Our Australian driver completed 35 laps of the Hungaroring, setting a best time of 1:21.508.
Seb posted the fifth-quickest time of the session with 1:21.549 after 31 laps of the circuit.
Both will be in action again on Saturday for Free Practice 3, which gets underway at 11am local time.

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Hungarian GP - Practice 2 - Lotus Renault GP Report


29 juli 2011, 36 minuten geleden | Renault F1 Team
Nick Heidfeld, R31-04 Free Practice 2:
P14, 1:23.861, 28 laps
Vitaly Petrov, R31-05 Free Practice 2:
P17, 1:24.546, 21 laps
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Second Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 ENI MAGYAR NAGYDÍJ 2011 - Budapest

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:21.018 29 194.667
2 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:21.259 40 +0.241 194.090
3 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:21.322 34 +0.304 193.940
4 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:21.508 35 +0.490 193.497
5 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:21.549 31 +0.531 193.400
6 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:22.099 40 +1.081 192.104
7 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:22.121 36 +1.103 192.053
8 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:22.440 36 +1.422 191.310
9 P. DI RESTA GBR Force India F1 Team 1:22.835 40 +1.817 190.397
10 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:22.981 37 +1.963 190.062
11 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:23.030 34 +2.012 189.950
12 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:23.399 37 +2.381 189.110
13 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:23.679 34 +2.661 188.477
14 N. HEIDFELD GER Lotus Renault GP 1:23.861 28 +2.843 188.068
15 P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 1:24.181 39 +3.163 187.353
16 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:24.182 26 +3.164 187.351
17 V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 1:24.546 21 +3.528 186.544
18 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:24.878 35 +3.860 185.814
19 J. TRULLI ITA Team Lotus 1:24.994 38 +3.976 185.561
20 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Team Lotus 1:25.447 39 +4.429 184.577
21 T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 1:26.823 33 +5.805 181.652
22 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 1:27.261 28 +6.243 180.740
23 D. RICCIARDO AUS HRT F1 Team 1:27.730 31 +6.712 179.774
24 V. LIUZZI ITA HRT F1 Team 1:28.255 25 +7.237 178.704

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The usual Friday morning


The first free practice session at the Hungaroring always follows the same pattern, as no one wants the job of road sweeper at a track that is dusty and lacking grip on the opening day.
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Hungarian Grand Prix: Friday first practice


July 29, 2011 
Sebastian was the quicker of our drivers during this morning’s practice session at the Hungaroring.
The current world champion was the second-fastest driver during Free Practice 1, posting a best time of 1:23.564 after completing 24 laps.
Mark was fourth on the timesheets after setting a best time of 1:23.666 after 12 laps of the Hungarian circuit.
His session was shortened after he spun, hitting the safety barrier, damaging the nose of his RB7, but the car should be all fixed for FP2, which starts at 2pm local time.
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Hungarian GP – Practice 1 – Lotus Renault GP Report


29 july 2011
Vitaly Petrov, R31-05 Free Practice 1:
P10, 1:25.093, 22 lap
Bruno Senna, R31-04 Free Practice 1:
P15, 1:25.855, 25 laps
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First Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 ENI MAGYAR NAGYDÍJ 2011 - Budapest

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:23.350 19 189.221
2 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:23.564 24 +0.214 188.736
3 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:23.642 29 +0.292 188.560
4 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:23.666 12 +0.316 188.506
5 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:23.772 20 +0.422 188.268
6 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:24.115 25 +0.765 187.500
7 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:24.250 22 +0.900 187.200
8 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:24.369 20 +1.019 186.935
9 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:24.620 24 +1.270 186.381
10 V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 1:25.093 22 +1.743 185.345
11 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:25.113 21 +1.763 185.301
12 P. DI RESTA GBR Force India F1 Team 1:25.336 22 +1.986 184.817
13 N. HULKENBERG GER Force India F1 Team 1:25.357 17 +2.007 184.772
14 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:25.836 24 +2.486 183.741
15 B. SENNA BRA Lotus Renault GP 1:25.855 25 +2.505 183.700
16 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:25.890 28 +2.540 183.625
17 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:26.099 36 +2.749 183.179
18 P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 1:26.124 25 +2.774 183.126
19 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Team Lotus 1:26.878 26 +3.528 181.537
20 J. TRULLI ITA Team Lotus 1:27.352 21 +4.002 180.552
21 T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 1:28.533 30 +5.183 178.143
22 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 1:28.903 22 +5.553 177.402
23 V. LIUZZI ITA HRT F1 Team 1:29.059 24 +5.709 177.091
24 D. RICCIARDO AUS HRT F1 Team 1:29.904 26 6.554 175.427

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Bruno - “I'm really excited about driving here”


29 july 2011
Welcome to Hungary – does it bring back memories returning here?
BS: Definitely, I've got many good memories from racing in GP2, and last year I also had a competitive weekend in the car here, so it's definitely a good feeling to come back and I'm looking forward to driving the car with LRGP today, when hopefully I will do a good job for the team and show what I can do. I hope the weather remains ok, so we can have a constructive session.
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28 July


Nick Heidfeld: “We want to have a good result”


28 july 2011
Ahead of the first day of action at the 2011 Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest, Nick Heidfeld tells us why the Hungaroring is one of his favourite circuits.
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Set-up Guide - Hungaroring


Engine
We are looking for non-peaky power delivery to facilitate traction out of the low-speed corners as well as good all round driveability.

Brakes
There are relatively heavy braking demands heading into turn one as it is at the end of a comparatively long straight. From turns four to turn 10 the braking demands are very light, so drivers need good confidence in their braking systems as heavy use is relatively seldom over the course of a lap.
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The Hungarian Grand Prix from a tyre point of view


28 july 2011
The Hungaroring is the slowest permanent circuit on the Formula One calendar – with full throttle applied for only about 10 seconds per lap – and the action for this Hungarian Grand Prix is complicated by the risk of rain, which is forecast intermittently for the rest of the weekend. The track has been lightly modified from last year, with the gravel traps on turns three, eight and nine replaced by run-off asphalt, in the interests of safety.
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Sauber F1 Team confirms trio of drivers for 2012


Hinwil, 28th July 2011 – The Sauber F1 Team is very happy with its young team of drivers and has confirmed all three of them for the 2012 season: Kamui Kobayashi (24, Japan) and Sergio Pérez (21, Mexico) will be lining up for the Swiss team next year as well, while Esteban Gutièrrez (19, Mexico) remains on board as test and reserve driver.
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27 July


Renault Sport F1 Preview to the Hungarian GP


Just one week after the thrilling German Grand Prix comes the next round of the 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship: the Hungarian Grand Prix. Held at the Hungaroring, the 4.381km track outside Budapest, the race has one of the slowest average speeds on the calendar, just 182kph, yet one of the highest average ambient temperatures at 26C. As such, the Hungaroring requires an engine that can perform efficiently through the lower rev range, with cooling solutions even more crucial than at Monaco on account of the hot climatic conditions.
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2011 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX VIEW


Jarno Trulli – car #21, chassis T128-01: “I’m obviously pleased to be back in the car and looking forward to getting on track in Hungary. The Hungarian Grand Prix is held on one of the typical modern Formula 1 circuits - it’s pretty stop / start and has a lot of low speed corners with nothing really quick. It's very bumpy and hilly, and it's always very hot, so it's a big challenge for the cars and the drivers but I do enjoy the race there as it pushes the drivers physically, and getting a good lap requires concentration and focus.
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26 July


Hungarian GP - aiming to continue the positive trend at the Hungaroring


With 19 races on this year’s Formula 1 calendar, some point during last weekend’s German Grand Prix marked the mathematical mid-point of the season. However, psychologically, it will be after this coming Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix that the F1 workers will breathe a collective sigh at the thought of a mid-term break. After the race in Budapest, there are three weekends without a race and all the team factories have to comply with a mandatory shutdown period. Scuderia Ferrari personnel will therefore be keen to maintain the momentum that has seen Fernando Alonso take a win in the British Grand Prix followed by a second place in the German event. Going into the break on the back of a good Hungarian race would be the perfect start to the holiday.
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2011 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


Lewis Hamilton
“After my win at the Nurburgring on Sunday, the Hungarian Grand Prix can’t come soon enough. The team performed brilliantly last weekend and I want to maintain that momentum at the Hungaroring.
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2011 Hungarian Grand Prix Preview


Vijay’s vision
Chairman and Team Principal, Dr. Vijay Mallya, reveals his hopes for Budapest.

“The Hungarian Grand Prix is always a popular race with Force India. The city of Budapest is full of life, beautiful architecture and the fans always give a warm welcome to Formula One.
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2011 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX


HUNGARORING, 29-21 JULY
Race Preview Feature 11: The V8 Centenary
The 2011 Hungarian Grand Prix will be a race of anniversaries, including 100 Grands Prix for MERCEDES GP PETRONAS driver Nico Rosberg and 200 for the Mercedes-powered 2009 World Champion Jenson Button. But it will also mark a technological milestone for the sport, as the 2.4 litre V8 engine, competes in its 100th race. Here's a summary of what the engine has achieved since its very first appearance at the 2006 Bahrain Grand Prix...
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Hungarian Grand Prix Preview


29th-31st July
Hungaroring, 70 laps, 4.381km
Budapest, 26th of July of 2011
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25 July


2011 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX


SOFT AND SUPERSOFT TYRES FACE WARM WEATHER FOR THE FIRST TIME
Milan, July 25th 2011
WHAT’S THE STORY?
After the fast corners and cool temperatures of Silverstone and the Nurburgring, the tight and twisty Hungaroring on the outskirts of Budapest in Hungary – which is normally characterised by hot weather at this time of year – presents a stark contrast for the Pirelli P Zero tyres. The Hungaroring was inaugurated in 1986, after just eight months of construction work, as the first grand prix in Eastern Europe.
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Preview to the Hungarian Grand Prix - What we’re saying about: Budapest


25 July 2011
“This is the last Grand Prix before the summer break, so we hope to put in another good performance before a well-deserved rest for the team.”
says John Booth, Marussia Virgin Racing’s Team Principal and Director of Racing.
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HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


When: Friday 29 to Sunday 31 July, 2011
Where: Hungaroring, Hungary
Round: 11 of 19
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GERMAN GRAND PRIX REVIEW


25 JULY 2011
It was a testing weekend for AT&T Williams at the Nürburgring. The unseasonably cold weather was reminiscent of winter testing, as was the number of upgrades brought to the race for the FW33. Neither car finished in the points, but the team learnt a lot and it will use that knowledge going forward, starting in this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix.Sam Michael provides the team’s technical assessment of the German Grand Prix weekend.
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2011 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX - PREVIEW


BUDAPEST, 29-31 JULY
The third of the 2011 season's four sets of back-to-back races continues this weekend in Budapest with Round 11 of the Formula One World Championship, the Hungarian Grand Prix, taking place at the Hungaroring.
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24 July


Home and Dry - German Grand Prix - The Race


24 July 2011
Marussia Virgin Racing celebrated its new long-term agreement with Timo Glock by achieving its seventh double finish of the season at today’s German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring, with Timo finishing in 17th position and Jérôme, 18th.
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HAMILTON TAKES HIS SECOND WIN OF THE YEAR AT THE NÜRBURGRING


Nürburgring, July 24th 2011 – McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton has claimed his second victory of the 2011 season and the 16th of his career at the German Grand Prix, taking his first-ever points finish at the legendary Nurburgring after a thrilling 60-lap race that featured several intense battles for the lead. Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso was second, ahead of Red Bull Racing’s Mark Webber – who started from pole – in third.
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German GP - Yet another podium for Alonso


For the second consecutive time, Scuderia Ferrari comes away from a race weekend with the biggest points haul: it picked up 35 in England and 28 today, courtesy of a second place for Fernando Alonso and a fifth for Felipe Massa. After ten races, Fernando is fourth in the Drivers’ classification and Felipe is sixth. The team has consolidated its third place in the Constructors’ Championship.
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Preview – Hungarian Grand Prix


11th of 19 Rounds of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 29th to 31st July 2011
Nürburgring/Hinwil, 24th July 2011 – It is just past the half way mark in the season and before the summer break there is the 11th of the 19 Grands Prix on the agenda. The Sauber F1 Team is packing up at a rainy Nürburgring, and is hoping for warmer weather which should give the Sauber C30-Ferraris more grip next week in Budapest.
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Podium finish for RS27 in German Grand Prix


Red Bull Racing-Renault’s Mark Webber secured a podium finish for the RS27 engine in today’s German Grand Prix. The Australian finished in third place behind race winner Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso, while world championship leader Sebastian Vettel took the chequered flag in fourth after passing Felipe Massa on the final lap.
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2011 SANTANDER GERMAN GRAND PRIX


“It was a gripping race, real edge-of-the-seat stuff, and the victory was mighty satisfying”
Nurburgring, Sunday July 24
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“What can I say? Lewis was perfect in qualifying, and perfect in the race, and the result was perfect too.
He made a brilliant start from the front row, storming past Mark [Webber] into the lead, and then nailed the first few laps.
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GERMAN GRAND PRIX RACE


24 JULY 2011
It was a mixed result for AT&T Williams at the Nürburgring today with Pastor Maldonado bringing his Williams Cosworth FW33 home in 14th while teammate Rubens Barrichello was forced to retire on lap 16. A good start from 14th on the grid allowed Rubens to move up to 11th by the end of the first lap. However, just a quarter of the way into the German Grand Prix, the telemetry showed an oil leak and the call went out for the Brazilian to return to the pits, ending his race. Pastor continued with his planned two-stop strategy, crossing the line in 14th after 60 laps of racing action.
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2011 German Grand Prix Race Report – 24 July


Force India delivered another excellent performance today as Adrian Sutil raced to a superb sixth place in the German Grand Prix. Teammate Paul Di Resta was the victim of a first lap crash, but recovered to finish P13. The eight points scored today move the team into 7th place in the Constructors’ Championship.
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German Grand Prix


Nürburgring, Germany
Sunday, 24th of July of 2011
Weather: Cloudy – Air 14ºC, Track 19ºC
Race: 60 laps
Track distance: 5.148km
Vitantonio Liuzzi F111-002 #23 DNF
Daniel Ricciardo F111-003 #22 19th
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German GP – Race – Sunday, 24.07.2011


Weather: light rain at the start, then dry, 13-14°C air, 15-19°C track
For the eighth time this season the Sauber F1 Team has scored championship points. After starting 17th, Kamui Kobayashi finished ninth in the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring and picked up another two points. Sergio Pérez was 15th on the grid and finished 11th – just out of the points.
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2011 GERMAN GRAND PRIX - RACE


NÜRBURGRING, 24 JULY
MERCEDES GP PETRONAS drivers Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher finished their home race in seventh and eighth positions today as a chilly Nürburgring circuit hosted the German Grand Prix.
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GERMAN GRAND PRIX 2011


Heikki Kovalainen, Car 20 - Chassis T128-04: “I think that was a pretty good race. For me everything was working well in the car but honestly it was a bit lonely out there! We’re not quite with the guys ahead, and we’re well clear of the teams behind, so I wanted to make sure I could push as hard as possible over the full race distance, not make any mistakes and get the car home in one piece. We are progressing in the right direction, and it will take time to be able to really fight with the guys in front, but we’ll get there.”
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Race Official Classification


after 60 Laps - 308.623 Kms
FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS SANTANDER VON DEUTSCHLAND 2011 - Nürburgring

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH
1 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 60 1:37:30.334 189.910
2 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 60 1:37:34.314 +3 980 189.781
3 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 60 1:37:40.122 +9.788 189.593
4 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 60 1:38:18.255 +47.921 188.368
5 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 60 1:38:22.586 +52.252 188.229
6 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 60 1:38:56.542 +86.208 187.153
7 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 59 1:37:36.053 +1 LAP 186.560
8 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 59 1:37:45.987 +1 LAP 186.244
9 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 59 1:37:54.841 +1 LAP 185.964
10 V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 59 1:37:55.160 +1 LAP 185.954
11 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 59 1:38:08.511 +1 LAP 185.532
12 J . ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 59 1:38:14.571 +1 LAP 185.341
13 P. DIRESTA GBR Force India F1 Team 59 1:38:15.040 +1 LAP 185.326
14 P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 59 1:38:21 .319 +1 LAP 185.129
15 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 59 1:38:52.794 +1 LAP 184.147
16 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Team Lotus 58 1:38:10.881 +2 LAPS 182.311·
17 T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 57 1:37:51.795 +3 LAPS 179.748
18 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 57 1:38:02. 125 +3 LAPS 179.432
19 D. RICCIARDO AUS HRT F1 Team 57 1:38:28.1 84 +3 LAPS 178.641
20 K. CHANDHOK IND Team Lotus 56 1:38:26.941 +4 LAPS 175.541

NOT CLASSIFIED
V. LIUZZI ITA HRT F1 Team 37 1:03:35.080 DNF 179.495
J . BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 35 58:09.515 DNF 185.619
R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 16 27:13.629 DNF 180.946
N. HEIDFELD GER Lotus Renault GP 9 15:20.587 DNF 180.178
FASTEST LAP
L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:34.302 on lap 59 196.526

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23 July


2011 SANTANDER GERMAN GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING


“I’M ON A HIGH: THAT LAP WAS A REAL BOOST
Nürburgring, Saturday July 23
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Lewis drove an absolutely stunning lap at the Nürburgring today, and will start tomorrow’s race from the front row as a result.
Moreover, our long-run pace was strong in yesterday’s practice sessions, so I’d say we’re now in a good position from which to mount a challenge for victory on Sunday.
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GERMAN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING


23 JULY 2011
With a time of 1:32.635 in Q2, Pastor Maldonado led the team in qualifying at the Nürburgring this afternoon. Pastor’s time set on Pirelli’s Option tyre puts his Williams Cosworth FW33 13th on the grid for the German Grand Prix. Rubens Barrichello was also unable to progress beyond Q2 with his fastest time of 1:33.043 putting the Brazilian alongside his teammate in 14th for tomorrow’s race.
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2011 GERMAN GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING


NÜRBURGRING, 23 JULY
MERCEDES GP PETRONAS drivers Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher qualified in sixth and tenth places for the German Grand Prix in today's qualifying session at the Nürburgring.
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2011 German Grand Prix Qualifying Report – 23 July


A strong showing by Force India saw Adrian Sutil qualify in P8 for his home race, while Paul Di Resta will line up in P12.
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German GP – Qualifying – Saturday, 23.07.2011


Weather: Overcast but dry, 12-14°C air, 19-23°C track
The Sauber F1 Team has had quite a difficult weekend so far at the Nürburgring track with Sergio Pérez qualifying 15th for the German Grand Prix and Kamui Kobayashi 18th.
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GERMAN GRAND PRIX 2011 - FP3 & QUALIFYING


Heikki Kovalainen, Car 20 - Chassis T128-04: “I’m relatively pleased with the performance today but I think there was still more to come from the car. On the second run I was still struggling to get the front tyres working and I maybe pushed a bit more than I should so couldn’t improve on my first run. That run had gone well and I was able to get a decent time in so all in all not too bad.”
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FP3 & Qualifying for the German Grand Prix


Nürburgring, Germany
Saturday, 23rd of July of 2011
Maximum temperature: Air 13ºC, Track 22ºC - Cloudy
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Qualifying Session Official Classification


FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS SANTANDER VON DEUTSCHLAND 2011 - Nürburgring

POS NAME ENTRANT Q1 PERCENT 02 03
1 M. WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1:33.096 101.383 1:31.311 1:30.079
2 L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:32.934 101.206 1:30.998 1:30.134
3 S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:32.973 101.249 1:31.017 1:30.216
4 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari 1:32.916 101.187 1:31.150 1:30.442
5 F. MASSA Scuderia Ferrari 1:31.826 100.000 1:31.582 1:30.910
6 N. ROSBERG Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:32.785 101.044 1:31.343 1:31.263
7 J. BUTTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:33.224 101.522 1:31.532 1:31.288
8 A. SUTIL Force India F1 Team 1:32.286 100.500 1:31.809 1:32.010
9 V. PETROV Lotus Renault GP 1:33.187 101.482 1:31.985 1:32.187
10 M. SCHUMACHER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:32.603 100.846 1:32.180 1:32.482
11 N. HEIDFELD Lotus Renault GP 1:32.505 100.739 1:32.215
12 P. DIRESTA Force India F1 Team 1:32.651 100.898 1:32.560
13 P. MALDONADO AT&T Williams 1:33.003 101.281 1:32.635
14 R. BARRICHELLO AT&T Williams 1:33.664 102.001 1:33.043
15 S. PEREZ Sauber F1 Team 1:33.295 101.599 1:33.176
DQ S. BUEMI * Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:33.635 101.970 1:33.546
16 J. ALGUERSUARI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:33.658 101.995 1:33.698
17 K. KOBAYASHI Sauber F1 Team 1:33.786 102.134
18 H. KOVALAINEN Team Lotus 1:35.599 104.108
19 T. GLOCK Marussia Virgin Racing 1:36.400 104.981
20 K. CHANDHOK Team Lotus 1:36.422 105.005
21 J. D'AMBROSIO Marussia Virgin Racing 1:36.641 105.243
22 V. LIUZZI HRT F1 Team 1:37.011 105.646
23 D. RICCIARDO HRT F1 Team 1:37.036 105.673

POLE POSITION LAP
M. WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1:30079 205.739 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
M. WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1:30.079 205.739 KPH

• Car 18 - Excluded - Breach of Article 19.8.3 of the 2011 FIA Formula One Technical Regulations (Fuel Sample not complying with rules)
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Third Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS SANTANDER VON DEUTSCHLAND 2011 - Nürburgring

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:30.916 15 203.845
2 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:31.049 16 +0.133 203.547
3 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:31.138 12 +0.222 203.348
4 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:31.578 13 +0.662 202.371
5 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:31.623 14 +0.707 202.272
6 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:31.694 19 +0.778 202.115
7 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:32.144 13 +1.228 201.128
8 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:32.391 20 +1.475 200.590
9 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:32.523 16 +1.607 200.304
10 P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 1:32.751 18 +1.835 199.812
11 V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 1:32.777 18 +1.861 199.756
12 P. DI RESTA GBR Force India F1 Team 1:32.813 21 +1.897 199.678
13 N. HEIDFELD GER Lotus Renault GP 1:33.072 18 +2.156 199.123
14 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:33.179 17 +2.263 198.894
15 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:33.531 20 +2.615 198.146
16 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:33.671 20 +2.755 197.849
17 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:33.948 21 +3.032 197.266
18 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:34.125 19 +3.209 196.895
19 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Team Lotus 1:35.385 13 +4.469 194.294
20 T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 1:36.724 21 +5.808 191.604
21 V. LIUZZI ITA HRT F1 Team 1:36.804 23 +5.888 191.446
22 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 1:36.894 23 +5.978 191.268
23 K. CHANDHOK IND Team Lotus 1:36.959 18 +6.043 191.140
24 D. RICCIARDO AUS HRT F1 Team 1:37.554 22 +6.638 189.974

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22 July


GERMAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE


22 JULY 2011
Objectives P1
• Evaluation of new aero parts including new front and rear wings
• Dry set-up work
Objectives P2
• Comparison work of new aero parts on both cars
• Tyre testing on long runs and set-up work
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2011 SANTANDER GERMAN GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE


“Our aim is to race with the front-runners on Sunday afternoon”
Nürburgring, Friday July 22
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Jenson had a KERS Hybrid problem today, and consequently had to do a bit of running without the lap-time benefits that KERS Hybrid confers.
The experimental exhausts that he was testing also failed, which cut short his track time – but that’s an inevitable result of our having to use Fridays for testing.
Lewis had a more trouble-free day and completed a competitive long run, which was encouraging.
But today was basically a data-gathering exercise, and we’ll now analyse that data overnight in preparation for qualifying tomorrow.”
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2011 GERMAN GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE


NÜRBURGRING, 22 JULY
The German Grand Prix weekend got underway today for the MERCEDES GP PETRONAS team, with the first two practice sessions taking place at the historic Nürburgring circuit in the Eifel Mountains.
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Practice sessions 1 & 2 at the German Grand Prix


Nürburgring circuit, Germany
Friday 22nd of July, 2011
Maximum temperature: Air 14ºC, Track 21ºC – Cloudy
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2011 German Grand Prix Free Practice Report – 22 July


FP1 objectives:
Evaluation of diffuser and aerodynamic developments on Adrian’s car
Assessment of development soft Pirelli tyre
Set-up work exploring ride height and camber settings
FP2 objectives:
Long run race simulation for tyres
Continued evaluation of aerodynamic developments
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German GP – Practice – Friday, 22.07.2011


Weather: overcast but dry, 13-15°C air, 17-23°C track
The Sauber F1 Team had a busy but smooth start to the German Grand Prix weekend at the Nürburgring. In the morning’s first free practice session Sergio Pérez and Kamui Kobayashi were busy with aerodynamic tests, and only used the harder of the two tyre compounds. They were 16th and 19th respectively. In the second session they worked with the various tyre compounds and finished 13th and 16th respectively. The longer runs looked fine, but both drivers had difficulties putting in good times on single laps.
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GERMAN GRAND PRIX 2011 - FP1 / FP2


Heikki Kovalainen, Car 20 - Chassis T128-04: “I’m pleased with today’s performance – that was one of the good Fridays. We completed more laps than anyone else out there and the car has felt good all day. I can feel that we have made a decent improvement to the back of the car which helped us find a good balance pretty early on and it was working well on both tyre compounds, so this goes down as a good days work.”
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Second Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS SANTANDER VON DEUTSCHLAND 2011 - Nürburgring

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:31.711 34 202.078
2 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:31.879 38 +0.168 201.708
3 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:32.084 28 +0.373 201.259
4 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:32.354 36 +0.643 200.671
5 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:32.411 31 +0.700 200.547
6 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:32.557 32 +0.846 200.231
7 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:32.724 28 +1.013 199.870
8 N. HEIDFELD GER Lotus Renault GP 1:33.098 17 +1.387 199.067
9 V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 1:33.138 22 +1.427 198.982
10 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:33.211 34 +1.500 198.826
11 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:33.225 17 +1.514 198.796
12 P. DI RESTA GBR Force India F1 Team 1:33.299 34 +1.588 198.638
13 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:34.113 34 +2.402 196.920
14 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:34.344 34 +2.633 196.438
15 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:34.487 37 +2.776 196.141
16 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:34.491 35 +2.780 196.132
17 P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 1:34.996 35 +3.285 195.090
18 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Team Lotus 1:35.753 42 +4.042 193.547
19 T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 1:36.940 32 +5.229 191.178
20 K. CHANDHOK IND Team Lotus 1:37.248 33 +5.537 190.572
21 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 1:37.313 33 +5.602 190.445
22 V. LIUZZI ITA HRT F1 Team 1:38.145 31 +6.434 188.830
23 D. RICCIARDO AUS HRT F1 Team 1:40.737 5 +9.026 183.972
24 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 3

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First Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS SANTANDER VON DEUTSCHLAND 2011 - Nürburgring

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:31.894 30 201.675
2 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:32.217 24 +0.323 200.969
3 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:32.268 27 +0.374 200.858
4 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:32.681 23 +0.787 199.963
5 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:32.996 18 +1.102 199.285
6 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:33.628 22 +1.734 197.940
7 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:33.787 33 +1.893 197.605
8 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:33.832 27 +1.938 197.510
9 N. HULKENBERG GER Force India F1 Team 1:33.858 26 +1.964 197.455
10 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:33.863 31 +1.969 197.445
11 V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 1:34.094 22 +2.200 196.960
12 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:35.115 23 +3.221 194.846
13 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:35.371 20 +3.477 194.323
14 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:35.389 24 +3.495 194.286
15 N. HEIDFELD GER Lotus Renault GP 1:35.444 22 +3.550 194.174
16 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:36.371 22 +4.477 192.306
17 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Team Lotus 1:36.392 29 +4.498 192.264
18 P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 1:36.842 29 +4.948 191.371
19 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:36.882 27 +4.988 191.292
20 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:38.504 22 +6.610 188.142
21 K. CHANDHOK IND Team Lotus 1:38.765 19 +6.871 187.645
22 D. RICCIARDO AUS HRT F1 Team 1:39.279 24 +7.385 186.673
23 T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 1:40.109 23 +8.215 185.126
24 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 1:40.428 22 +8.534 184.538

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21 July


KARUN CHANDHOK REPLACES JARNO TRULLI FOR GERMAN GRAND PRIX

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Tony Fernandes - Team Principal: “I am looking forward to my first visit to the German Grand Prix, even more so now we have announced that Karun will be competing in his first full race weekend for Team Lotus. Ever since I first met Karun I have been impressed with his whole demeanour - he is talented, passionate, committed and he brings great energy to the whole team so I am delighted that we are giving him the chance to add even more value to us in the cockpit over a whole race weekend.
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17 July


Photos Germany later then usual


Because I go on short holiday data and photos of the German GP will only be posted on the site starting 25th July.

Kind regards,

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16 July


German Grand Prixview


The German Grand Prix lags behind those other Grandes Epreuves like the British and Italian races in terms of numbers, because although it joined the world championship in 1951, it took a break in ’55, ’60 and 2007. The last time Formula 1 pitched the Big Top in the shadow of the Eifel mountains was back in 2009, as this race now alternates between here and the Hockenheimring.
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15 July


SANTANDER GERMAN GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


Lewis Hamilton
“Both my previous races at this circuit have been eventful ones. The last time we were here, in 2009, it was such a mixed weekend. We’d been struggling with the car in the early races of the season and the guys back at the factory had been working around the clock to find a solution.
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Preview – German Grand Prix


10th of 19 Rounds of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 22nd to 24th July 2011
Hinwil, 15th July 2011 – The German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring, 22nd to 24th July, is the half time mark in the season and both the Sauber F1 Team drivers have just added new personal records to their tallies – at the British Grand Prix Kamui Kobayashi achieved his best F1 qualifying result by coming eighth, while Sergio Pérez put in his best F1 race result by finishing seventh in Silverstone. The team is looking forward to carrying that momentum forward and trying to score more points with the Sauber C30-Ferrari.
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2011 GERMAN GRAND PRIX - PREVIEW

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NÜRBURGRING, 22-24 JULY
The 2011 Formula One season reaches its midway point this weekend with Round 10, the German Grand Prix, hosted at the historic Nürburgring circuit in the Eifel Mountains on Sunday 24 July. After the British Grand Prix on 10 July, the weekend will be the second home race in a row for the MERCEDES GP PETRONAS team.
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12 July


Fresh from another points finish for Toro Rosso, team principal Franz Tost answered our questions at the British Formula One Grand Prix


Last season, the unwanted ‘worst of the established teams’ place in the constructors’ championship, ie ahead only of newcomers Lotus, Virgin and Hispania, was picked up by Toro Rosso. Now the team from Faenza currently lead the battle for seventh, thanks to them scoring in the last four races. While Sébastien Buemi has accumulated sensible points, the eye-catching performances have come from Jaime Alguersuari, who has started each of the last three races in 18th position but still scored points, including 10th at yesterday’s British Grand Prix.

So is that enough to satisfy team principal Franz Tost? We find out…
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11 July


BRITISH GRAND PRIX REVIEW


11 JULY 2011
Silverstone had had a face lift, with a spectacular new pit and paddock area and a new start-finish straight, but the weather was the same as ever. Wind, rain and sun on all three days of the race weekend made car set-up and tyre choice a lottery. AT&T Williams had one FW33 inside the top 10 in qualifying and both cars made it home in the race with Rubens Barrichello in 13th just ahead of Pastor Maldonado in 14th. Here, Technical Director Sam Michael gives his assessment of the weekend.
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10 July


Another double podium for Renault RS27 engine in British Grand Prix

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Two Renault RS27 engines finished in the top three in today’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Red Bull Racing-Renault’s Sebastian Vettel secured second position behind winner Fernando Alonso, with Mark Webber third, giving the RS27 a total of 16 podium finishes so far this season. Lotus Renault GP’s Nick Heidfeld had a strong race to eighth, giving Renault engines three of the top ten positions.
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British GP – Sixty years on, history repeats itself. Ferrari on top at Silverstone


First win of the year for Scuderia Ferrari, thanks to Fernando Alonso on the very same track where, sixty years ago, José Froilan Gonzalez took the team’s first ever win. Today’s victory is number 216 from 821 starts for Ferrari, of which 16 of them have come at the British Grand Prix. This is Fernando’s second victory at Silverstone, his 27th win from 168 starts, which puts him level with Jackie Stewart in fifth place in the list of all-time winners. Today’s result means that a Ferrari driver has been on the list of winners every year for the past eighteen championships.
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To Russia With Love - Marussia Virgin Racing to wow Russian fans with a taste of Formula One


10 July 2011
Next weekend (16-17 July), the Marussia Virgin Racing Formula One team embarks on the journey towards Sochi 2014 - the venue for the much-anticipated inaugural Russian Grand Prix – by taking part in the Formula Sochi Speed Festival on the city’s streets.
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No place like home - British Grand Prix - The Race


10 July 2011
Marussia Virgin Racing achieved its sixth double finish of the season today at its home Grand Prix at Silverstone as both Timo Glock and Jérôme D’Ambrosio crossed the line after a consistent and well-fought race.
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Nick: “As usual I said 'never give up”


Nick, 16th to 8th - not a bad result?
NH: We saw on Saturday that this would be a tough weekend but as usual I said ‘never give up.' I had a good start, but the first few corners were incredibly tight and I was happy to get through them without any damage to the car.
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British Grand Prix: The Team Reaction


July 10, 2011
After an interesting weekend (both on and off track), we asked the drivers and the team management for their thoughts on the 2011 British Grand Prix…
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Alonso Claims First Win with Pirelli in Mixed Conditions at Silverstone


Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso has claimed his first win with Pirelli tyres and his first win of the season, overcoming mixed conditions and huge pressure from his adversaries to claim the 27th victory of his career and his first since the Korean Grand Prix last year.
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A good launch-pad for the second half


The British Grand Prix marks the halfway point of the season and Scuderia Toro Rosso ended it in good form, securing yet another point courtesy of a tenth place finish from Jaime Alguersuari.
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2011 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX


“I could feel the home fans spurring me on”
Silverstone, Sunday July 10
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Our race pace was good today – but, even so, it was a difficult afternoon for us and ultimately therefore a disappointing result for the team and for all British race fans.
Jenson drove an excellent race – combative yet disciplined – and I think he could well have bagged a podium finish had it not been for the pitstop mix-up that prematurely ended his race.
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2011 British Grand Prix Race Report – 10 July


It was a disappointing afternoon for Force India at Silverstone as Paul Di Resta and Adrian Sutil missed out on points at the British Grand Prix. Adrian came home in P11, while Paul finished in P15.
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2011 BRITISH GRAND PRIX - RACE

MERCEDES GP PETRONAS
SILVERSTONE, 10 JULY
Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher finished in sixth and ninth places respectively today at the end of an action-packed British Grand Prix at Silverstone, taking the MERCEDES GP PETRONAS team to fourth place in the Constructors' Championship.
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British GP – Race – Sunday, 10.07.2011


Weather: drying track, 20-21°C air, 22-29°C track
Sergio Pérez displayed his figting spirit in the Birtish Grand Prix at Silverstone when he fought his way from 12th on the grid up to seventh to score his best result in Formula 1. The young Mexican’s result gives the Sauber F1 Team another six world championship points. His team-mate, Kamui Kobayashi, unfortunately had bad luck. After being the innocent victim of an accident he had to drive a damaged car, then he had bad luck during a pit stop and eventually retired due to an oil leak. This was the first retirement of a Sauber C30-Ferrari in 2011 due to a technical problem.
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British Grand Prix


Silverstone, 10th of July of 2011, Silverstone Circuit
Weather: Sunny – Air 21ºC, Track 27ºC
Race: 52 laps, Track distance: 5.891 km
Daniel Ricciardo F111-03 #22 19th
Vitantonio Liuzzi F111-02 #23 18th
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BRITISH GRAND PRIX RACE


10 JULY 2011
Rubens Barrichello led home another two-car finish for AT&T Williams today, crossing the line in 13th position and less than a second ahead of Pastor Maldonado after 52 laps of racing at the British Grand Prix. The changeable conditions made for a difficult start to the race with both drivers initially dropping back from their respective 15th and seventh grid places. However, after some quick and clean pitstops, Rubens’ two-stop strategy moved him ahead of Pastor. The pair then raced to the chequered flag with Pastor closing the gap to just 0.8 seconds as they crossed the finish line.
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Race Classification


after 52 Laps - 306.198 Kms
2011 FORMULA 1 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX - Silverstone

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH
1 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 52 1:28:41.196 207.155
2 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 52 1:28:57.707 16.511 206.514
3 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 52 1:28:58.143 16.947 206.497
4 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 52 1:29:10.182 28.986 206.032
5 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 52 1:29:10.206 29.010 206.031
6 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 52 1:29:41.861 60.665 204.820
7 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 52 1:29:46.786 65.590 204.632
8 N. HEIDFELD GER Lotus Renault GP 52 1:29:56.738 75.542 204.255
9 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 52 1:29:59.108 77.912 204.165
10 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 52 1:30:00.304 79.108 204.120
11 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 52 1:30:00.908 79.712 204.097
12 V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 52 1:30:01.877 80.681 204.061
13 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 51 1:28:42.272 1 LAP 203.128
14 P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 51 1:28:43.098 1 LAP 203.096
15 P. DI RESTA GBR Force India F1 Team 51 1:29:33.432 1 LAP 201.194
16 T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 50 1:29:28.458 2 LAPS 197.430
17 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 50 1:29:55.381 2 LAPS 196.445
18 V. LIUZZI ITA HRT F1 Team 50 1:30:03.141 2 LAPS 196.163
19 D. RICCIARDO AUS HRT F1 Team 49 1:29:43.466 3 LAPS 192.940

NOT CLASSIFIED
J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 39 1:07:46.949 DNF 203.251
S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 25 45:29.844 DNF 194.043
K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 23 42:35.321 DNF 190.697
J. TRULLI ITA Team Lotus 10 19:41.918 DNF 179.025
H. KOVALAINEN FIN Team Lotus 2 4:20.182 DNF 161.166
FASTEST LAP
F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:34.908 on lap 41 223.454

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BRITISH GRAND PRIX 2011


Jarno Trulli, Car 21 - Chassis T128-01: ¡°I had a decent start and was getting set to pass Timo but then had the call to stop the car to prevent any damage to the engine because of an oil leak. It¡¯s obviously not how we wanted the race to go but our reliability record has improved dramatically this season and this is just one of those blips. I¡¯m sure we¡¯ll bounce back at the Nurburgring where we may well have similar weather conditions, so we¡¯ll move on and make sure we learn the lessons from this weekend.¡±
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09 July


WEBBER CLAIMS POLE WITH PIRELLI WHILE DI RESTA STARS AT HOME


Silverstone, July 9th 2011 – Red Bull Racing driver Mark Webber has taken his second pole position of the season with a time of 1m30.399s, following the Australian’s pole at the Spanish Grand Prix in May. It is the eighth pole position of his career, continuing Red Bull’s domination of qualifying this year.
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Warming Up - British Grand Prix - FP3 and Qualifying


9 July 2011
Timo Glock and Jérôme d’Ambrosio enjoyed a positive qualifying session for Marussia Virgin Racing’s home race, Sunday’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
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British GP – Alonso third and Massa fourth in Silverstone qualifying


Silverstone, 9 July – At the end of the three sessions of qualifying to decide the grid for the British Grand Prix, Mark Webber took pole position for Red Bull in a time of 1.30.399 ahead of team-mate Sebastian Vettel (1.30.431.) The second row of the grid is an all Ferrari affair, with Fernando Alonso in third in 1.30.516 and Felipe Massa fourth in the other 150º Italia with a time of 1.31.124.
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British Grand Prix, Qualifying: The Team Reaction


July 9, 2011
Here’s the reaction from the team after we locked out the front row of the grid in Silverstone…
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Rain causes pain


A short qualifying session today for Scuderia Toro Rosso, as neither Jaime Alguersuari nor Sébastien Buemi made the cut through to Q2, so that the Spaniard starts on the outside of row 9 of the grid, in 18th sport alongside Heikki Kovalainen in the Lotus and the Swiss driver is 19th, sharing row 10 with the Virgin of Timo Glock. In simple terms, just as both our drivers left the pits for their second run in Q1, their first on the much quicker Option tyre from Pirelli, the heavens opened yet again, making the track far too wet to set a competitive time.
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British GP - Qualifying - Lotus Renault GP Report


9 july 2011
Vitaly Petrov, R31-05
Qualifying: P14, 1:32.734, 14 laps
Nick Heidfeld, R31-04
Qualifying: P16, 1:33.805, 15 laps
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FP3 & Qualifying for the British Grand Prix

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Silverstone, 9th of July of 2011
Silverstone Circuit
10.00-11.00 FORMULA 1 PRACTICE SESSION 3
Daniel Ricciardo F111-03 #22 23rd (19 laps) 1:38.289
Vitantonio Liuzzi F111-02 #23 24th (17 laps) 1:38.568
Maximum temperature: Air 18ºC, Track 20ºC - Intermittent rain

13.00-14.00 FORMULA 1 QUALIFYING SESSION
Daniel Ricciardo F111-03 #22 24th (6 laps) 1:38.059
Vitantonio Liuzzi F111-02 #23 23rd (7 laps) 1:37.484
Maximum temperature: Air 20ºC, Track 23ºC - Intermittent rain
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MERCEDES GP PETRONAS - QUALIFYING


2011 BRITISH GRAND PRIX, SILVERSTONE, 9 JULY
Another weather-affected day at Silverstone led to a tricky qualifying session today for the British Grand Prix with Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher qualifying in ninth and 13th places respectively.
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BRITISH GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING


09 JULY 2011
Pastor Maldonado claimed his best qualifying position of the year for tomorrow’s British Grand Prix, putting his Williams Cosworth FW33 seventh on the grid with a time of 1:31.933 in his debut qualifying at Silverstone. A brief shower at the end of Q1 resulted in the remaining field jostling for track position in Q2, with times tumbling as the circuit dried out. Rubens Barrichello’s final run of Q2 was hampered by traffic and so he will start 15th on the grid for the team’s home Grand Prix.
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British GP – Qualifying – Saturday, 09.07.2011


Weather: Overcast with rain showers, 17-20°C air, 16-23°C track
Despite some pretty fickle English weather, the Sauber F1 Team had its best qualifying result of the season for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio Pérez capitalised on a good third free practice to be eighth and 12th respectively in qualifying. While Q1 started in the dry, a sudden rain shower came before they could change from hard to soft tyres, but this did not bother either Sauber C30-Ferrari as they both had comfortable margins for getting through to Q2. Pérez missed out on Q3 by one of the smallest margins possible, while eighth was the best result for Kobayashi in his F1 career.
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2011 British Grand Prix Qualifying Report – 9 July


Force India enjoyed a successful afternoon at Silverstone as Paul Di Resta recorded his best qualifying performance of the year with sixth on the grid for tomorrow’s British Grand Prix. Teammate Adrian Sutil will start the race from P11.
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2011 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING


“Rain tomorrow should increase our chances”
Silverstone, Saturday July 9
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Clearly, we’d intended to qualify better than fifth and 10th for our home grand prix, so inevitably today’s qualifying session was a disappointing one.

It’s been a difficult day, blighted by a lot of to-ing and fro-ing in relation to the regulations, and compromised by equally changeable weather conditions.
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BRITISH GRAND PRIX 2011 - FP3 & QUALIFYING


Heikki Kovalainen, Car 20 - Chassis T128-04: ¡°I'm very pleased with that. Before qualifying we knew it would be important to get as much as we could out of the dry tyres because the showers were expected - small showers, but we just didn't know when they were going to happen so we had to give it everything on the slicks. At the start of Q1 I managed to get a pretty decent lap in and got everything out of the car almost immediately. Then when I went out for the second run the rain started but having got it right when it was dry we were already where we needed to be so the whole team can be pleased about where we ended up.
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Qualifying Session Classification


2011 FORMULA 1 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX - Silverstone

POS NAME ENTRANT Q1 LAPS PERCENT Q2 LAPS Q3 LAPS
1 M. WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1:32.670 7 100.000 1:31.673 7 1:30.399 5
2 S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:32.977 6 100.331 1:32.379 8 1:30.431 5
3 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari 1:32.986 8 100.340 1:31.727 7 1:30.516 5
4 F. MASSA Scuderia Ferrari 1:32.760 8 100.097 1:31.640 3 1:31.124 5
5 J. BUTTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:34.230 8 101.683 1:32.273 8 1:31.898 5
6 P. DI RESTA Force India F1 Team 1:34.472 7 101.944 1:32.569 4 1:31.929 3
7 P. MALDONADO AT&T Williams 1:32.702 6 100.034 1:32.588 7 1:31.933 3
8 K. KOBAYASHI Sauber F1 Team 1:34.324 6 101.784 1:32.399 7 1:32.128 3
9 N. ROSBERG Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:34.186 7 101.635 1:32.295 6 1:32.209 5
10 L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:33.581 8 100.983 1:32.505 7 1:32.376 5
11 A. SUTIL Force India F1 Team 1:34.454 6 101.925 1:32.617 8
12 S. PEREZ Sauber F1 Team 1:34.145 6 101.591 1:32.624 8
13 M. SCHUMACHER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:34.160 7 101.607 1:32.656 8
14 V. PETROV Lotus Renault GP 1:34.428 7 101.897 1:32.734 7
15 R. BARRICHELLO AT&T Williams 1:33.532 5 100.930 1:33.119 7
16 N. HEIDFELD Lotus Renault GP 1:35.132 6 102.656 1:33.805 9
17 H. KOVALAINEN Team Lotus 1:34.923 5 102.431 1:34.821 4
18 J. ALGUERSUARI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:35.245 7 102.778
19 S. BUEMI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:35.749 7 103.322
20 T. GLOCK Marussia Virgin Racing 1:36.203 7 103.812
21 J. TRULLI Team Lotus 1:36.456 4 104.085
22 J. D'AMBROSIO Marussia Virgin Racing 1:37.154 6 104.838
23 V. LIUZZI HRT F1 Team 1:37.484 7 105.194
24 D. RICCIARDO HRT F1 Team 1:38.059 6 105.815

POLE POSITION LAP
M. WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1:30.399 234.599 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
M. WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1:30.399 234.599 KPH

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British Grand Prix: Saturday Practice


July 9, 2011 
Seb completed 17 laps of the circuit, posting the quickest time of the session, 1:31.401.
Mark set a best time of 1:31.829 after 12 laps during Free Practice 3.

There’s now a quick turnaround for Qualifying, which begins at 1pm local time.

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British GP - Practice 3 - Lotus Renault GP REPORT


Vitaly Petrov, R31-05
P15, 1:34.042, 22 laps
Nick Heidfeld, R31-04
P18, 1:34.822, 21 laps
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Free Practice 3 – Dry but still winter


At least the rain stayed away this morning at Silverstone allowing drivers to try slick tyres for the first time this weekend. But it’s still unseasonably cold, as the wind whips across the wide open spaces of the former airfield. Jaime Alguersuari and Sébastien Buemi had a trouble-free morning, completing 20 laps of the 5.891 kilometre track. The Spaniard was sixteenth on the timesheet, with the Swiss driver one place behind him.

Reigning world champion and series leader Sebastian Vettel was fastest with team-mate Mark Webber third, while Fernando Alonso was the meat in a Red Bull sandwich, second fastest in the Ferrari. Felipe Massa in the other Prancing Horse was fourth with Pastor Maldonaldo fifth for Williams, ahead of the McLaren of Jenson Button.
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Third Practice Session Classification


2011 FORMULA 1 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX - Silverstone

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME [laps] GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:31.401 [17] 232.028
2 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:31.464 [20] +0.063 231.868
3 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:31.829 [12] +0.428 230.946
4 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:32.169 [20] +0.768 230.094
5 P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 1:32.496 [20] +1.095 229.281
6 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:32.956 [18] +1.555 228.146
7 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:33.014 [20] +1.613 228.004
8 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:33.044 [23] +1.643 227.930
9 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:33.264 [21] +1.863 227.393
10 P. DI RESTA GBR Force India F1 Team 1:33.423 [22] +2.022 227.006
11 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:33.551 [11] +2.150 226.695
12 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:33.660 [22] +2.259 226.431
13 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:33.842 [16] +2.441 225.992
14 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:33.905 [21] +2.504 225.841
15 V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 1:34.042 [22] +2.641 225.512
16 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:34.329 [20] +2.928 224.825
17 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:34.799 [20] +3.398 223.711
18 N. HEIDFELD GER Lotus Renault GP 1:34.822 [21] +3.421 223.656
19 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Team Lotus 1:35.225 [21] +3.824 222.710
20 J. TRULLI ITA Team Lotus 1:36.905 [21] +5.504 218.849
21 T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 1:37.614 [18] +6.213 217.259
22 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 1:38.068 [20] +6.667 216.254
23 D. RICCIARDO AUS HRT F1 Team 1:38.289 [19] +6.888 215.767
24 V. LIUZZI ITA HRT F1 Team 1:38.568 [17] +7.167 215.157

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08 July


Rain the main player at Silverstone


There are always plenty of tell-tale signs you are at Silverstone for the British Grand Prix, from the flak-jacketed policemen in the paddock (along with their explosives sniffer dogs) to members of the British Royal Family strolling around, a huge crowd of enthusiastic fans even on Friday and road signs that seem to send you two different ways to the same one place. However, for the foreign visitor to this famous track, the true key signature is the awful weather. It does not matter that most British Grands Prix take place in sunny conditions, it’s the rain people remember most, so it was with an almost perverse sense of pleasure that we discovered we were in for an unpredictably wet weekend.
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Quintessentially British - British Grand Prix FP 1&2


8 July 2011
Timo Glock and Jérôme d’Ambrosio got Marussia Virgin Racing’s home race underway in the first two Free Practice sessions for Sunday’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone today, the first time that the impressive new pits and paddock complex had been used in anger for Formula One.
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British Grand Prix, Friday Practice: The Drivers' Reaction


July 8, 2011
After two practice sessions when the intermediate tyres got a thorough work out, we asked our two drivers what they thought of their first day at the British Grand Prix.
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Teams get to grips with a wet Silverstone


The Pirelli PZero Blue intermediate tyres and PZero Orange wet tyres were the unexpected stars of the show today, after both free practice sessions were held in intermittent rain. The weather in England is renowned for being unpredictable, and Friday was a perfect example, with rain that ranged from light to heavy and cool ambient temperatures of 13 degrees centigrade, with a track temperature of 14 degrees.
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Practice Sessions 1 & 2 at the British Grand Prix


Silverstone, 8th of July of 2011
09.00-10.30 FORMULA 1 PRACTICE SESSION 1
Daniel Ricciardo F111-03 #22 24th (24 laps) 1:54.334
Vitantonio Liuzzi F111-02 #23 22nd (20 laps) 1:53.134
Maximum temperature: Air 15ºC, Track 16ºC – Intermittent rain
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BRITISH GRAND PRIX PRACTICE


Objectives P1
• Comparisons runs of new aero parts
Objectives P2
• Evaluation of the new diffuser
• Engine mapping & set-ups
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2011 British Grand Prix Free Practice Report – 8 July


FP1 objectives:
Data collection on intermediate tyres. Evaluation of high downforce rear wing.
Mechanical set-up for conditions.
FP2 objectives:
Further evaluation of engine mapping changes according to latest directives.
Data collection on full wet tyres.
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2011 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE


“An encouraging day – despite the wet”
Silverstone, Friday July 8
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“From an engineering perspective, today was quite frustrating because the constantly changing weather and track conditions made it difficult to gather any meaningful comparative data on the new components and new engine modes we’d brought to this race.
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BRITISH GRAND PRIX 2011 - FP1 / FP2


Karun Chandhok (FP1) – Chassis T128-04: “That was good a session. Obviously the conditions weren't ideal but it's useful mileage for me to get a feel for the car and the intermediate tyres - I'd never driven on Pirelli's intermediate before and it's a bit different to last year but I enjoyed myself out there and am pleased I’ve been able to add my contribution here at Silverstone, so close to my home in the UK.”
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British GP - Silverstone gets off to a wet start.


Domenicali: "An historic Grand Prix for Ferrari"
This is a special Grand Prix for Scuderia Ferrari, as it was actually here at Silverstone that it took the first of its 215 wins to date in Formula 1: on 14 July 1951, José Froilan Gonzalez, took the victory in the second ever running of this race as a counter towards the Formula 1 World Championship. “Sixty years have gone by and Ferrari is the only team that can say it has taken part in every edition of this the highest level of motorsport,” commented Stefano Domenicali. “Many other wins followed that one and with them came 31 world championship titles – 16 Constructors’ and 15 Drivers’ – all contributing to making this team truly unique in the world. Now we have a very strong desire to add to that list of wins as soon as possible. That is the target for all the men and women who work at Maranello and it is what all our fans expect of us.”
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British GP - Practice 2 - Lotus Renault GP Report


8 july 2011
Vitaly Petrov, R31-05 Free Practice 2:
P11, 1:52.198, 9 laps
Nick Heidfeld, R31-04 Free Practice 2:
P16, 1:54.023, 8 laps
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British GP – Practice – Friday, 08.07.2011


Weather: wet track, showers, 14-17°C air, 14-18°C track
Day one of the British Grand Prix in its new Silverstone pit and paddock facilities was mixed, but on the whole successful for the Sauber F1 Team. Despite a crash in first free practice, which left his mechanics with quite a bit of work on his damaged Sauber C30-Ferrari, Kamui Kobayashi was back on track for the second to get to grips with the rapidly changing track conditions. Sergio Pérez had no such dramas, and all his comments were positive. After a day of heavy rain showers, the team has now got to prepare for what is forecast to be a dry Saturday.
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2011 BRITISH GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE


SILVERSTONE, 8 JULY
MERCEDES GP PETRONAS began the on-track preparations for one of the team's home races today, with the first two practice sessions for the British Grand Prix taking place at the Silverstone circuit in Northamptonshire.
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Second Practice Session Classification


2011 FORMULA 1 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX - Silverstone

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME [laps] GAP KPH
1 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:49.967 [9] 192.854
2 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:50.744 [16] 0.777 191.501
3 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:51.395 [16] 1.428 190.381
4 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:51.438 [6] 1.471 190.308
5 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:51.518 [6] 1.551 190.171
6 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:51.738 [18] 1.771 189.797
7 P. DI RESTA GBR Force India F1 Team 1:51.781 [7] 1.814 189.724
8 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:51.992 [13] 2.025 189.367
9 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:52.169 [12] 2.202 189.068
10 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:52.189 [21] 2.222 189.034
11 V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 1:52.198 [9] 2.231 189.019
12 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:52.325 [12] 2.358 188.805
13 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Team Lotus 1:52.578 [16] 2.611 188.381
14 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:52.587 [6] 2.620 188.366
15 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:52.869 [8] 2.902 187.895
16 N. HEIDFELD GER Lotus Renault GP 1:54.023 [8] 4.056 185.994
17 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:54.274 [16] 4.307 185.585
18 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:54.545 [4] 4.578 185.146
19 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 1:54.714 [13] 4.747 184.873
20 P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 1:55.155 [8] 5.188 184.165
21 J. TRULLI ITA Team Lotus 1:55.155 [12] 5.188 184.165
22 T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 1:55.549 [10] 5.582 183.537
23 D. RICCIARDO AUS HRT F1 Team 1:55.828 [10] 5.861 183.095
24 V. LIUZZI ITA HRT F1 Team 1:56.037 [6] 6.070 182.765

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British GP - Practice 1 - Lotus Renault GP Report


08/07/2011
Nick Heidfeld, R31-04 Free Practice 1:
P16, 1:48.941, 20 laps
Vitaly Petrov, R31-05 Free Practice 1:
P17, 1:49.603, 15 laps
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First Practice Session Classification


2011 FORMULA 1 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX - Silverstone

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME [laps] GAP KPH
1 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:46.603 [19] 198.939
2 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:47.263 [20] +0.660 197.715
3 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:47.347 [23] +0.744 197.561
4 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:47.422 [22] +0.819 197.423
5 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:47.562 [13] +0.959 197.166
6 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:47.758 [23] +1.155 196.807
7 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:48.161 [16] +1.558 196.074
8 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:48.549 [21] +1.946 195.373
9 N. HULKENBERG GER Force India F1 Team 1:48.598 [19] +1.995 195.285
10 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:48.678 [22] +2.075 195.141
11 P. DI RESTA GBR Force India F1 Team 1:48.730 [18] +2.127 195.048
12 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:48.778 [18] +2.175 194.962
13 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:48.794 [21] +2.191 194.933
14 P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 1:48.809 [17] +2.206 194.906
15 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:48.841 [23] +2.238 194.849
16 N. HEIDFELD GER Lotus Renault GP 1:48.941 [20] +2.338 194.670
17 V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 1:49.603 [15] +3.000 193.494
18 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:50.133 [17] +3.530 192.563
19 J. TRULLI ITA Team Lotus 1:50.222 [14] +3.619 192.408
20 K. CHANDHOK IND Team Lotus 1:51.119 [17] +4.516 190.854
21 T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 1:52.470 [17] +5.867 188.562
22 V. LIUZZI ITA HRT F1 Team 1:53.143 [20] +6.540 187.440
23 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 1:53.469 [26] +6.866 186.902
24 D. RICCIARDO AUS HRT F1 Team 1:54.334 [24] +7.731 185.488

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The British Grand Prix from a Tyre Point of View


7 july 2011
Silverstone is one of the fastest and most demanding tracks of the year on the tyres, due to its abrasive surface and a lap length that is second only to that of Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium on this year’s calendar. The PZero Silver hard tyres and PZero Yellow soft tyres have been nominated for the British Grand Prix, but with cool temperatures, cloudy skies and an uncertain weather forecast, there is a strong chance of the PZero Blue intermediate and PZero Orange wet tyre seeing some action as well this weekend. Silverstone has undergone a number of changes over the years, and the most noticeable addition this season is a brand-new pit and paddock complex after Club corner – which means that all the corner numbers have changed. We take a look at a few of the most demanding ones…
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07 July


Blown floors explained…


There is a lot of talk about blown floors but why exactly have they become so important in F1?
LRGP's Technical Director James Allison explains the concept of the blown floor and its advantages:
“In the same way as an aeroplane generates lift as air passes over the curved surfaces of its wings, so does an F1 car create downforce by using similar shapes mounted upside down. The faster the air passes over its downforce generating surfaces, the more downforce it will create.
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06 July


Di Grassi confirmed as Pirelli test driver

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Brazilian driver Lucas di Grassi has been confirmed as Pirelli’s test driver. The 26-year-old will drive the Italian company’s Toyota TF109 test car to develop the latest generation of Formula One tyres for the future in at least five tests this year.
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Renault Sport F1 Preview to the British GP


This weekend the FIA Formula One World Championship makes its annual visit to Silverstone, Great Britain.


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British Grand Prix Preview


8th-10th July
Silverstone, 52 laps, 5.891km
The legendary British Grand Prix will provide the setting for the ninth race of the season. Silverstone is an integral part of the history of this sport as the first ever race in Formula 1 took place at the British circuit back in 1950. Today it is a very fast, flowing circuit with quick, sweeping bends at the start and a slow complex of corners at the end of the lap. The track is made up of 18 corners (8 left, 10 right) and the Maggots-Becketts-Chapel complex stands out as one of the most demanding and technical set of turns of any circuit.
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05 July


Vodafone McLaren Mercedes extends contract with test & reserve driver Gary Paffett



©Vodafone McLaren Media Centre
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes has extended its contract with Gary Paffett for the 2012 season.
Gary will remain as a test, development & reserve driver for the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team, signing a deal that allows him to continue dovetailing his Formula 1 test duties with his racing career.
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2011 BRITISH GRAND PRIX


SILVERSTONE, 8-10 JULY
Race Preview Feature Nine: High-Speed Silverstone
Although the circuit layout at Silverstone has changed many times, one thing has remained constant in the 61 years since it hosted the opening round of the Formula One World Championship: speed. By the mid-1980s, Silverstone was the fastest circuit on the calendar, thanks to its sweeping high-speed corners; indeed, Keke Rosberg's 1985 pole lap, at an average speed of 259 kph, stood as the fastest average lap speed in Formula One until 2002. And although the old circuit was lengthened for 2010, it retained its essential character, and even gained another flat-out sweeper, at what is now Turn One, in the new layout. No wonder Silverstone is praised every year as an example of a true driver's circuit...
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Force India, Intentio Partners & Dexter Brown present the Art Car


It is often said that a Formula One car is a work of art in itself. But in the case of Force India’s Art Car, those words have never been more true. The Silverstone-based squad has teamed up with renowned motorsport artist, Dexter Brown, to use one of its cars as the canvas for his latest creation. The end result is the first Formula One Art Car painted by hand, which will be auctioned off to raise funds for charity later this year.
Artist Dexter Brown (GBR) with the Force India VJM01-05 Art Car. Intentio Partners & Dexter Brown present the Art Car, Silverstone, England, Monday 4 July 2011.  ©Sutton [Read More!]
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British Grand Prix Preview

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Vijay’s Vision
Chairman and Team Principal, Dr. Vijay Mallya, talks about the team’s hopes for Silverstone.
We arrive at Silverstone off the back of one of our strongest performances of the year in Valencia. The car was competitive in practice, we qualified in the top ten and finished in the points. It was proof that all our hard work to improve the car is starting to pay off. In fact, the progress we have made since Monaco has given us the reassurance that we are moving in the right direction.
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04 July


British Grand Prix Preview


Just a short hop from our Milton Keynes headquarters, Silverstone is our Factory’s home race, and we’ve certainly made ourselves at home here over the past two years.

Mark Webber marked his 150th grand prix by winning in Northamptonshire in 2010, beating team-mate Sebastian Vettel off the line before setting the pace until he crossed the line – Seb batttled back to finish seventh after a first corner collision pushed him to the back of the pack.
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British Grand Prixview: New paddock, traditional weather


After a trio of Grands Prix at some of the calendar’s rather unusual tracks – Monaco, Montreal and Valencia – we return to a more traditional circuit in the shape of the high speed challenge that is Silverstone.

The circuit that has hosted the British Grand Prix 44 times out of 61 has had to constantly reinvent itself since its beginnings as an airfield and this year’s big novelty is a completely new pit and paddock complex. It’s not just had a makeover, but has been shifted from its original home on the straight after Woodcote corner, with the creation of a new pit straight between Club and Abbey corners.
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Pirelli confirms initial tyre compound choice


2011 British Grand Prix
4 juli 2011
What’s the story?
Just like Pirelli’s home race in Monza, Silverstone is one of the iconic circuits on this year’s grand prix calendar, famed for its long straights and fast corners. This year, the British track has a slightly new look to it, with several parts of the circuit re-surfaced and a brand new pit and paddock complex, following on from the major modifications that were made to the layout last year. The fundamental characteristics of Silverstone remain unaltered though, with a fast and flowing lap that tends to rely on aerodynamic more than mechanical grip.
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Q&A with Bernard Rey, President, Renault Sport F1


Why did Renault Sport F1 choose Williams as its fourth partner ?

With a fourth team, one third of the grid, Renault has more opportunity to increase its brand visibility through credible results and marketing opportunities, therefore further enhancing the efficiency of its investment into the sport. Renault remains in F1 to achieve success in a cost efficient way, and the partnership with Williams has great potential to add to the results we have notched up over the recent years with our three other partner teams. Williams has recently taken several important steps, both commercially and technically, to update its operations and we feel that this partnership is another important step in its rigorous plan. It reiterates how determined the team is to achieve results, which matches perfectly with our own objectives.
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Q&A WITH ADAM PARR, CHAIRMAN, WILLIAMS F1


Q. Williams F1 have confirmed a return to Renault engines. How many years is the initial partnership for and what can you tell us about the terms of the agreement?
AP: This partnership is for the long-term. It will see Renault provide Williams with its championship-winning RS27 V8 engines for 2012 and 2013. Meanwhile we are already working on an extension for the new engine formula which arrives in 2014.
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WILLIAMS RENAULT LEGENDARY PARTNERSHIP REVIVED FOR 2012


4 July 2011. Grove, UK. Renault Sport F1 and Williams F1 are delighted to announce a long-term chassis-engine partnership.
Renault Sport F1, the F1 division of Renault, will supply AT&T Williams with its championship-winning V8 power units for the 2012 and 2013 seasons. In addition to the supply of its Formula One engines, the newly-formed alliance includes several other exciting business and marketing opportunities, with a view to continuing after the introduction of the new, energy efficient, turbocharged V6 engines arrive in the sport in 2014.
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2011 BRITISH GRAND PRIX VIEW


Jarno Trulli, Car 21 - Chassis T128-01: "The British Grand Prix is one of the classic races and one where I have always had a lot of support. Throughout my career the British fans have been very kind to me and since joining Team Lotus the support in the UK has been ever better, so it’s great to be heading back there in the green and yellow for the second year.
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Thesan Capital acquire a significant shareholding in Spanish Formula 1 team Hispania Racing


• The Spanish firm becomes the main shareholder of Grupo Inversor Hispania, current owner of the Formula 1 team.
• The objective of Thesan Capital is, maintaining the current team, to develop its strategy to grow in a market with a lot of potential for the upcoming years.
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BRITISH GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


Friday 8 to Sunday 10 July, 2011
Silverstone Circuit, Northampton
Round: 9 of 19
Williams and its home circuit of Silverstone are inextricably linked. The team scored its first grand prix victory at the track in 1979 and it went on to take its 100th win there as well, in 1997.
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02 July


Eric Boullier interview – ‘A word with the boss'


2 july 2011
Eric explains his excitement at competing in the home race which, with a new-look Silverstone, should provide for a memorable weekend.
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01 July


SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


Martin Whitmarsh, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“This will be an exciting time for teams and fans alike as we head to an all-new Silverstone for the Santander British Grand Prix. Silverstone has been the spiritual home of Formula 1 in Great Britain since the birth of the world championship back in 1950, and it’s hugely rewarding to see that, not only has the circuit gone from strength to strength, but that it’s still leading the way.
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2011 BRITISH GRAND PRIX - PREVIEW


SILVERSTONE, 8-10 JULY
The British Grand Prix, the first of two home races for MERCEDES GP PETRONAS, takes place at Silverstone on Sunday 10 July. Located just eight miles from the team's factory in Brackley, and 20 miles from Mercedes-Benz HighPerformanceEngines in Brixworth, Silverstone will be Round Nine of the 2011 Formula One World Championship.
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Preview – British Grand Prix


9th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, Silverstone, 8th to 10th July 2011
Hinwil, 1st July 2011 – The British Grand Prix in Silverstone (8th to 10th July) is one of the highlights of the season: fast circuit, enthusiastic crowd, pure racing. Both Sauber F1 Team drivers know and like the circuit, and the Sauber C30-Ferrari will have a few new development parts. After the team was left empty handed in Valencia, where for the first time this year neither Kamui Kobayashi nor Sergio Pérez made it into the top ten, in England the Sauber F1 Team wants to score points again.
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Pirelli announces tyre choices up to Hungary


Milan (Italy), June 29th 2011
Pirelli today has confirmed the tyre choice for the forthcoming British Grand Prix, which is PZero Silver hard (prime) and PZero Yellow soft (option) as previously announced a month ago. The Italian company also revealed the choices for the next two grands prix in Germany and Hungary.
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