30 September


JAPANESE GRAND PRIX – PREVIEW


Lewis Hamilton
“I love Japan, and the Japanese Grand Prix is one of the highlights of my season.
This year, of course, we all travel to Japan extremely mindful of the consequences of the earthquake and tsunami that ravaged the country earlier this year. I hope that the Japanese Grand Prix can successfully show the world that the country is strengthening and rebuilding itself after the terrible events of last March.
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Preview – Japanese Grand Prix


15th of 19 Rounds of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 7-9 October 2011
Hinwil, 30th September 2011 – The Sauber F1 Team is looking forward to the home Grand Prix of its driver Kamui Kobayashi on the challenging Suzuka Circuit on 9th October. After recent difficult and unlucky races Kobayashi and his team mate, Sergio Pérez, want to get back on the road to success at the Japanese Grand Prix. The Sauber C30-Ferrari will have a wide ranging development package.
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Japanese Grand Prix Preview


7th-9th October
Suzuka, 53 laps, 5.807km

Madrid, 30th of September, 2011
After passing through Singapore, the Formula 1 World Championship stays in Asia for the Japanese Grand Prix. The 15th race of the season is also the second in a five race stint in the Asian continent. Suzuka is a unique race track as it crosses over itself in the shape of an eight meaning that it is the only circuit in the championship to run both clockwise and anti-clockwise during a lap. It is a quick and technical track where downforce and tyre conservation are important elements. One of the standout features at Suzuka is the 130R, a 130 metre radius turn taken at speeds of over 300 km/h.
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2011 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX - PREVIEW


SUZUKA, 7-9 OCTOBER
Formula One returns to Asia next week for Round 15 of the 2011 World Championship, the Japanese Grand Prix, hosted at one of the most popular tracks on the calendar, the 5.807 km figure-of-eight Suzuka Circuit.

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MERCEDES GP PETRONAS STRENGTHENS TECHNICAL TEAM


BRACKLEY, 30 SEPTEMBER 2011
The MERCEDES GP PETRONAS Formula One Team is pleased to announce two new appointments as the team continues to strengthen its technical structure. Geoffrey Willis will join the team as Technology Director on 17 October and Aldo Costa will begin his role as Engineering Director on 1 December.
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29 September


Suzuka: One Very Testing Track


Up there with Spa as a contender for every drivers’ favourite circuit, is the former test track at Suzuka.
Our previous two outings here have brought us two Sebastian Vettel victories. 2010 saw Mark Webber hot on his heels in a Red Bull Bull Racing 1-2 that edged Seb and the team closer to our first world championships. But only after Saturday’s Qualifying was cancelled due to torrential rain with the session being held on the morning of the race.
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Bruno Senna: “Suzuka is one of the classics that has changed very little since the start ”


Three races into his Lotus Renault GP race driver career and Bruno is chomping at the bit to return to the cockpit at one of his favourite tracks – Suzuka.
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Racing for men


The venue for the last Grand Prix was built to get the world to notice Singapore and encourage tourism, whereas Suzuka was designed by a Dutchman, John Hugenholtz, for a Japanese car company, Honda, to test its cars to the limit or beyond, and it shows.
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Amul Official Partner of the Sauber F1 Team at Indian GP


Hinwil, 29th September 2011 – The Sauber F1 Team is pleased to announce Amul as an Official Partner at the inaugural Indian Grand Prix. Amul is Asia’s largest milk brand. Its logos will appear on the rear wing front face and on the drivers’ helmets.
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27 September


Kamui’s Homecoming


Interview with Kamui Kobayashi ahead of his home race on 9th October 2011 in Suzuka.
Hinwil, 27th September 2011 – A home Grand Prix is always a very special and emotional race for any driver, and many have claimed just seeing their fans can give them extra impetus. However, for Kamui Kobayashi his return to Suzuka, where the team scored its best result of 2010, will be very poignant after the devastation caused to Japan this year. The country’s sole Formula One driver shares his thoughts about the situation his beloved country has found itself in, his initiatives to help the victims and their families, his season so far and the next race.
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26 September


SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX REVIEW


26 SEPTEMBER 2011
The heat and humidity of Singapore make it one of the toughest races on the F1 calendar for cars and drivers. AT&T Williams achieved a two-car finish, with Pastor Maldonado's FW33 being its first car home in 11th place. Rubens Barrichello, on a different strategy to his team-mate, came home in 13th place. Mark Gillan, the team's new Chief Operations Engineer, gives us his take on the weekend.
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25 September


Singapore GP - A disappointing performance in Singapore: Alonso fourth, Massa ninth


Only 14 points for Scuderia Ferrari at the end of the fourth Singapore Grand Prix. Fernando saw his run of podium finishes come to an end, ending tonight’s race in fourth place, while Felipe, whose race was compromised when he was he hit by Hamilton, causing a right rear puncture, came home in ninth place. After fourteen races, the Spaniard finds himself third in the Drivers’ classification, while Felipe is sixth and the Scuderia is still third in the Constructors’ classification.
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Light and Dark


25 September 2011
Jérôme D’Ambrosio delivered a strong drive in this evening’s night race to take the chequered flag in 18th place for his Marussia Virgin Racing team. Timo Glock was forced to retire after 18 laps following damage to the car sustained when he was struck in turn 1 which rendered his car undriveable.
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The darkest hour is just before the dawn


25 september 2011
Maybe the fact that Sébastien Buemi finished twelfth and Jaime Alguersuari was classified 21st and last finisher, after parking his TR6 in the wall with five laps to go coloured our judgment, but the Singapore Grand Prix was not much of a race compared to some of the thrilling contests we have witnessed so far this year. Of course, the track looks fantastic under floodlights and the fireworks were spectacular immediately after Sebastian Vettel took the chequered flag, but the on-track fireworks were a bit more muted.
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Singapore Grand Prix: The Team Reaction


Sept 25, 2011 
With Seb and Mark providing a double podium finish, the team reflect on a job well done at the Marina Bay Street Circuit…
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Vettel claims first victory in Singapore with Pirelli


25 september 2011
Red Bull Racing driver Sebastian Vettel has claimed his ninth victory of the year with Pirelli, but second place for McLaren’s Jenson Button, Vettel’s only potential challenger, means that the title fight will continue to the next round in Japan.
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Singapore GP - Race - Lotus Renault GP Report


25 september 2011
Bruno Senna, P15, R31-04
Vitaly Petrov, P17, R31-06
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Red Bull Racing-Renault edges closer to title with victory in Singapore Grand Prix


Red Bull Racing-Renault’s Sebastian Vettel took a further step towards a second consecutive drivers’ crown with a dominant win in today’s Singapore Grand Prix.
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2011 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX


“The best possible result with the equipment we had”
Marina Bay circuit, Sunday September 25
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Jenson drove a truly fabulous race yet again – and bagged 18 valuable world championship points as a result.
He controlled his pace faultlessly, looked after his tyres brilliantly, and then attacked the Marina Bay circuit with total commitment at the end when aggression rather than circumspection was called for. But for a bit of bad luck in the form of a few backmarkers whom he encountered at precisely the inopportune moment, he could well have snatched a truly sensational victory.
He’s now a clear second in the drivers’ world championship too.
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2011 Singapore Grand Prix Race Report – 25 September


Force India delivered a strong showing in Singapore as the team picked up 12 championship points with Paul coming home in P6 and Adrian in P8. This is the team’s first double points finish since the Australian Grand Prix.
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SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX RACE


AT&T Williams finished today’s Singapore Grand Prix in 11th and 13th place with its drivers Pastor Maldonado and Rubens Barrichello. From a P13 start position, Pastor secured 11th on a three stop strategy, while Rubens concluded the race in 13th from P12 on the grid, a two strategy forcing a long, final stint of tyre conservation. As Technical Director, Sam Michael, completes his last race for AT&T Williams today, the team thanks him for his contribution over the past 11 seasons.
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Singapore GP – Race – Sunday, 25.09.2011


Weather: dry, 31-30°C air, 34-31°C track, humidity 62-69%
The Sauber F1 Team was hoping for more than a single point from the grueling night race round the streets of Singapore. However, things did not go its way, and it has had to settle for tenth for Sergio Pérez and 14th for Kamui Kobayashi in their Sauber C30-Ferraris. While the Safety Car played a crucial part in the team’s result, Pérez was lucky that he only suffered a puncture from the incident that brought it out when Michael Schumacher’s car collided with the back of his.
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Singapore Grand Prix


Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore
Sunday, 25th of September 2011
Weather: Maximum temperature: Air 32ºC, Track 34 ºC – Hot and humid
Race: 61 laps
Track distance: 5.073 km
Vitantonio Liuzzi F111-002 #23 20th
Daniel Ricciardo F111-003 #22 19th
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2011 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - RACE


MARINA BAY CIRCUIT, 25 SEPTEMBER
Nico Rosberg finished the Singapore Grand Prix in seventh place this evening whilst team-mate Michael Schumacher retired from the race following a collision.
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SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX 2011


Heikki Kovalainen, Car 20 - Chassis T128-04: “I’m really pleased with the performance today and we should all be happy as it was a great race from the whole team. The pitstop strategy worked out well for us and the boys worked brilliantly to get me out quickly each time, helping me make sure I could stay ahead of Petrov at each stop. The car felt balanced throughout the whole race and the tyres worked well so I was able to pull away from Petrov and ended up finishing strongly in 16th. It’s also good that the upgrade we’ve brought here has helped us take a small step forward and I think we’ll see more from that in Suzuka where it will come more into its own. After a race like today I can’t wait to get back in the car, so we leave Singapore feeling pretty good about the last few races of the season.”
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Race Classification


after 61 Laps - 309.316 Kms
2011 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - Singapore

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH BEST LAP
1 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 61 1:59:06.757 155.810
2 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 61 1:59:08.494 +1.737 155.772
3 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 61 1:59:36.036 +29.279 155.174
4 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 61 2:00:02.206 +55.449 154.610
5 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 61 2:00:14.523 +67.766 154.346
6 P. DI RESTA GBR Force India F1 Team 61 2:00:57.824 +111.067 153.425
7 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 60 1:59:07.583 +1 LAP 153.237
8 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 60 1:59:07.965 +1 LAP 153.228
9 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 60 1:59:08.346 +1 LAP 153.220
10 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 60 1:59:10.653 +1 LAP 153.171
11 P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 60 1:59:19.332 +1 LAP 152.985
12 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 60 1:59:19.941 +1 LAP 152.972
13 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 60 1:59:35.807 +1 LAP 152.634
14 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 59 1:59:40.313 +2 LAPS 149.995
15 B. SENNA BRA Lotus Renault GP 59 1:59:58.610 +2 LAPS 149.613
16 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Team Lotus 59 2:00:20.977 +2 LAPS 149.150
17 V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 59 2:00:36.150 +2 LAPS 148.837
18 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 59 2:01:08.205 +2 LAPS 148.181
19 D. RICCIARDO AUS HRT F1 Team 57 1:59:46.220 +4 LAPS 144.789
20 V. LIUZZI ITA HRT F1 Team 57 2:00:50.864 +4 LAPS 143.498
21 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 56 1:54:07.646 DNF 149.281
NOT CLASSIFIED
J. TRULLI ITA Team Lotus 47 1:39:11.243 DNF 144.147
M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 28 55:20.796 DNF 153.838
T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 9 18:25.184 DNF 148.275
FASTEST LAP
J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:48.454 on lap 54 168.392

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Team Lotus and Renault Sport F1 confirm extension of agreement and new KERS supply in conjunction with Red Bull technology


Singapore, 25th September 2011
Team Lotus and Renault Sport F1 have confirmed that their existing engine deal is to be extended for a further year to the end of 2013 and the end of the V8 engine formula, with the aim to continue working together when the new engine regulations come into force. Renault Sport F1 and Red Bull Technology will also provide the Anglo-Malaysian squad with KERS systems for the first time for the duration of the agreement.
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24 September


Singapore qualifying - Two Ferraris on Row 3: Alonso came close to the top slot


The two Ferrari 150º Italias will start the Singapore Grand Prix from the third row: that was the outcome of tonight’s qualifying session under the artificial lights illuminating the Marina Bay circuit. Predictably, it was a very closely contested session. Fernando used one set of Softs in Q1, one Supersoft in Q2 and two of that same compound in Q3, following the plan set out prior to the session. Felipe’s qualifying was a bit more complicated: after using one set of Softs in Q1, he had to abort his first flying lap in Q2 because of the red flags following Kobayashi’s accident. The Brazilian got through to Q3, using the same set of Supersofts and then used a further two in Q3.
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Night Sweats


24 September 2011
Marussia Virgin Racing drivers Timo Glock and Jérôme D’Ambrosio will start tomorrow’s night race in Singapore from 21st and 22nd positions on the grid after a tense qualifying session on the city state’s streets today.
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Pole for Vettel with Pirelli’s P Zero supersoft tyres


24 september 2011elli
Sebastian Vettel has edged closer to sealing his first world title with Pirelli, after setting pole position under the lights of Singapore. The German driver was fastest with a time of 1m44.381s in the final qualifying session on the P Zero Red supersoft tyres, beating last year’s pole time by more than a second. It was Vettel’s 26th career pole position (his 25th in 50 races with Red Bull Racing) and Red Bull Racing’s 14th pole of the year, continuing their unbroken record.
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Singapore Grand Prix, Qualifying: The Team Reaction


Sept 24, 2011 
The team give their reaction to a thrilling evening in Marina Bay which saw Mark and Seb lock out the front row of the grid…
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Singapore GP - Qualifying - Lotus Renault GP Report


24 september 2011
Bruno Senna, R31-04
Q1: P15, 1.48.861, 9 laps
Q2: P15, 1.48.662, 4 laps
Vitaly Petrov, R31-06
Q1: P18, 1.49.835, 8 laps
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Drama on the night shift


The F1 engineers know they have to deal with the unusual situation of ambient and track temperatures dropping from the start of the day to the end, which is the complete opposite of what happens at most races, but that is little consolation to team members working in the overheated atmosphere of the pit garages at the Marina Bay circuit.
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2011 Singapore Grand Prix Qualifying Report – 24 September


Force India shone brightly under the floodlights of Singapore as Adrian Sutil and Paul Di Resta qualified in P9 and P10 respectively for tomorrow’s race.
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2011 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING


MARINA BAY CIRCUIT, 24 SEPTEMBER
Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher qualified in seventh and eighth places this evening for the Singapore Grand Prix.
· Both drivers completed just one run in each qualifying session using the soft tyres in Q1 and the supersofts in Q2 and Q3
· Michael went out towards the end of Q3 but aborted his run without setting a time to save his tyres
· Both Nico and Michael will have two sets of new soft tyres and one set of new supersoft tyres for the race tomorrow
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2011 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING


“We’ve still got more pace up our sleeve”
Marina Bay circuit, Saturday September 24
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Jenson did a fantastic job to recover from what by his own admission was a difficult day at the office yesterday, to post the third-fastest qualifying lap today.
In fact, he was a bit unlucky to be pipped by Mark [Webber] at the very end of the session, and he’d been looking good for a front-row grid slot until then.
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Singapore GP – Qualifying – Saturday, 24.09.2011


Weather: dry, 31-30°C air, 35-31°C track, humidity 68-71%
Qualifying didn’t go according to plan for the Sauber F1 Team as, while Sergio Pérez just missed out on advancing into Q3 and was 11th, Kamui Kobayashi’s Sauber C30-Ferrari literally flew over the kerbs in the chicane in turn 10, and ended up in the wall. This meant the Japanese driver has only qualified 17th for the night race round the streets of Singapore.
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SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING


In extreme heat and humidity at the Marina Bay Street Circuit, Rubens Barrichello and Pastor Maldonado pushed themselves to the limit during today’s qualifying session for Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix. The AT&T Williams pair cleared Q1 going on to conclude this evening’s session in Q2. On Pirelli’s super soft tyre, Rubens set the 12th fastest time with Pastor just less than two tenths behind with the 13th.
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SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX 2011 - FP3 & QUALIFYING


Heikki Kovalainen, Car 20 - Chassis T128-04: “I’m pretty pleased with that. I got held up on my second run but still managed to get within a second of the car ahead and I think I got close to getting the most out of the car I could. We definitely improved in FP3 and the wear rates weren’t too bad so I think we’re in good shape for tomorrow. It’s a long race, and one where the safety car will probably play a role in how it all ends up, so the aim for Sunday is clear – make sure we get both cars home to the end and put ourselves in a position to take advantage of what happens ahead.”
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FP3 & Qualifying at the Singapore Grand Prix


Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore
Saturday, 24th of September 2011
Maximum temperature: Air 31ºC, Track 35ºC – Hot and humid
19.00-20.00 FORMULA 1 PRACTICE SESSION 3
Vitantonio Liuzzi F111-002 #23 24th (17 laps) 1:55.203
Daniel Ricciardo F111-003 #22 21st (17 laps) 1:53.728
22.00-23.00 FORMULA 1 QUALIFYING SESSION
Vitantonio Liuzzi F111-002 #23 24th (6 laps) 1:52.810
Daniel Ricciardo F111-003 #22 23rd (6 laps) 1:52.404
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Qualifying Session Classification


2011 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - Singapore

NO NAME ENTRANT Q1 LAPS PERCENT Q2 Q3 LAPS
1 S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:46.397 4 100.000 1:44.931 3 1:44.381 5
2 M. WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1:47.332 5 100.878 1:45.651 3 1:44.732 6
3 J. BUTTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:46.956 5 100.525 1:45.472 3 1:44.804 6
4 L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:47.014 4 100.579 1:46.829 5 1:44.809 3
5 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari 1:47.054 4 100.617 1:45.779 3 1:44.874 6
6 F. MASSA Scuderia Ferrari 1:47.945 4 101.454 1:45.955 5 1:45.800 5
7 N. ROSBERG Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:47.688 5 101.213 1:46.405 3 1:46.013 3
8 M. SCHUMACHER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:48.819 6 102.276 1:46.043 4 DNS 1
9 A. SUTIL Force India F1 Team 1:47.952 8 101.461 1:47.093 6
10 P. DI RESTA Force India F1 Team 1:48.022 8 101.527 1:47.486 6
11 S. PEREZ Sauber F1 Team 1:47.717 8 101.240 1:47.616 5
12 R. BARRICHELLO AT&T Williams 1:48.061 8 101.563 1:48.082 6
13 P. MALDONADO AT&T Williams 1:49.710 10 103.113 1:48.270 6
14 S. BUEMI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:48.753 8 102.214 1:48.634 3
15 B. SENNA Lotus Renault GP 1:48.861 9 102.315 1:48.662 4
16 J. ALGUERSUARI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:49.588 7 102.999 1:49.862 3
17 K. KOBAYASHI Sauber F1 Team 1:48.054 6 101.557 DNF 2
18 V. PETROV Lotus Renault GP 1:49.835 8 103.231
19 H. KOVALAINEN Team Lotus 1:50.948 6 104.277
20 J. TRULLI Team Lotus 1:51.012 6 104.337
21 T. GLOCK Marussia Virgin Racing 1:52.154 7 105.410
22 J. D'AMBROSIO Marussia Virgin Racing 1:52.363 6 105.607
23 D. RICCIARDO HRT F1 Team 1:52.404 6 105.645
24 V. LIUZZI HRT F1 Team 1:52.810 6 106.027

POLE POSITION LAP
S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:44.381 174.962 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:44.381 174.962 KPH

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Third Practice Session Classification


2011 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - Singapore

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:46.081 15 172.159
2 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:46.108 17 +0.027 172.115
3 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:46.345 14 +0.264 171.731
4 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:46.396 14 +0.315 171.649
5 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:46.936 20 +0.855 170.782
6 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:47.831 14 +1.750 169.365
7 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:47.837 12 +1.756 169.355
8 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:48.711 12 +2.630 167.994
9 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:49.057 15 +2.976 167.461
10 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:49.304 16 +3.223 167.082
11 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:49.583 17 +3.502 166.657
12 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:49.679 18 +3.598 166.511
13 P. DI RESTA GBR Force India F1 Team 1:49.816 18 +3.735 166.303
14 P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 1:49.851 17 +3.770 166.250
15 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:50.189 15 +4.108 165.740
16 V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 1:50.229 15 +4.148 165.680
17 B. SENNA BRA Lotus Renault GP 1:50.523 14 +4.442 165.239
18 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:50.547 17 +4.466 165.203
19 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Team Lotus 1:52.510 17 +6.429 162.321
20 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 1:52.697 19 +6.616 162.052
21 D. RICCIARDO AUS HRT F1 Team 1:53.728 17 +7.647 160.583
22 J. TRULLI ITA Team Lotus 1:53.823 18 +7.742 160.449
23 T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 1:53.829 16 +7.748 160.440
24 V. LIUZZI ITA HRT F1 Team 1:55.203 17 +9.122 158.527

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Singapore GP - Ferrari on the up in the Singapore night


The last stint of the season, all of it contested far from Europe, got underway today against the unusual, yet always appealing backdrop of Marina Bay, the part of Singapore that hosts the fourth edition of the eponymous Grand Prix, the first to be run entirely under artificial lighting. Because of problems with some kerbs, the first session was shortened by 30 minutes. Nevertheless, the two 150º Italias racked up over 330 kilometres, divided more or less equally: 39 laps for Fernando Alonso and just two fewer for Felipe Massa.
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Up All Night


23 September 2011
The first two Free Practice sessions for the Singapore Grand Prix got underway today and Marussia Virgin Racing’s Timo Glock and Jérôme D’Ambrosio completed their first laps of the weekend at the only night race on the calendar.
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Singapore Grand Prix: Friday second practice


The golden rule of racing on a street circuit is put in a lot of laps and keep away from the walls.
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A short session in Singapore


23 september 2011
The giant ferris wheel known as the Singapore Flyer dominates the skyline over the Marina Bay circuit, but the fourteenth round of the F1 World Championship did not exactly get off to a flying start today.
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Singapore Grand Prix: Friday second practice


Sept 23, 2011
Sebastian topped the timesheets during this evening’s second practice session at the Marina Bay Street Circuit.
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Singapore Grand Prix: Friday first practice


Sept 23, 2011
Sebastian and Mark were second and third respectively on the Practice timesheets this evening in Marina Bay.
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Vettel fastest in free practice with P Zero Red supersoft


23 september 2011
After the two most diverse practice sessions of the year, which started off in twilight but ended in full darkness, Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel set the quickest lap of the Singapore circuit so far this weekend with a lap of 1m46.374s in the second free practice session. Vettel beat his own fastest lap in free practice last year of 1m46.660s.
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Singapore GP - Practice 2 - Lotus Renault GP Report


23 september 2011
Bruno Senna, R31-04
P12, 1:50.241s, 31 laps
Vitaly Petrov, R31-06
P14, 1:50.399s, 29 laps
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23 September


Singapore GP - Practice 1 - Lotus Renault GP Report


23 september 2011
Bruno Senna, R31-04
P16, 1:53.765, 17 laps
Vitaly Petrov, R31-06
P18, 1:54.736, 8 laps
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SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX PRACTICE


Objectives P1
• Testing of upgrade components
Objectives P2
• Continued evaluation of FW33 upgrades
• Tyre runs and set-up work
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2011 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE


“Confident of making more progress tomorrow”
Marina Bay circuit, Friday September 23

LEWIS HAMILTON
MP4-26A-03
P1 programme 10 laps 1m48.599s 1st
P2 programme 22 laps 1m47.115s (+0.741s) 3rd
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Day 1 at the Singapore Grand Prix


Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore
Friday, 23rd of September 2011
Maximum temperature: Air 32ºC, Track 35ºC – Hot and humid
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2011 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice Report – 23 September


Free practice objectives:
FP1 – Balance checks and baseline set-up work, brake and cooling set-up evaluation
FP2 – Data collection of soft and supersoft tyres, assessment of new aero components
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SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX 2011 - FP1 / FP2


Heikki Kovalainen, Car 20 - Chassis T128-04: “I was pretty pleased with where we ended up, but obviously we wanted more running in P1. The fire this time was much smaller than last year, and with brakes at the temperatures they run it’s not uncommon to see them catch like that, but it wasn’t a major issue at all and we got where we wanted by the end of the day’s running. I think we can keep getting more from the new package here – there’s definitely a couple more tenths in there so let’s see where we are tomorrow night.”
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2011 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE


MARINA BAY CIRCUIT, 23 SEPTEMBER
MERCEDES GP PETRONAS drivers Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg began the team's preparations for the season's only night race, the Singapore Grand Prix, around the Marina Bay Circuit this evening.
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Singapore GP – Practice – Friday, 23.09.2011


Weather: dry, 31°-30C air, 35-31°C track, humidity 62-71%
The Sauber F1 Team had quite a busy first day of practice ahead of what will be the longest race in terms of duration this season. While Sergio Pérez is a rookie on the spectacular Marina Bay city circuit in Singapore, his team-mate, Kamui Kobayashi, has at least last year’s experience of this night race under his belt. While Pérez had to familiarise himself with the circuit, Kobayashi and the team also used the sessions to complete some runs with a different engine mapping and new heat shields.
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Second Practice Session Classification


2011 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - Singapore

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:46.374 33 171.684
2 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:46.575 28 +0.201 171.361
3 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:47.115 22 +0.741 170.497
4 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:47.120 23 +0.746 170.489
5 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:47.265 28 +0.891 170.258
6 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:48.418 27 +2.044 168.448
7 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:48.866 32 +2.492 167.754
8 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:49.578 27 +3.204 166.664
9 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:49.730 29 +3.356 166.433
10 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:49.751 10 +3.377 166.402
11 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:49.792 14 +3.418 166.339
12 B. SENNA BRA Lotus Renault GP 1:50.241 31 +3.867 165.662
13 P. DI RESTA GBR Force India F1 Team 1:50.345 8 +3.971 165.506
14 V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 1:50.399 29 +4.025 165.425
15 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:50.790 28 +4.416 164.841
16 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:50.897 24 +4.523 164.682
17 P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 1:50.937 30 +4.563 164.623
18 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Team Lotus 1:51.950 26 +5.576 163.133
19 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:52.257 15 +5.883 162.687
20 J. TRULLI ITA Team Lotus 1:52.489 25 +6.115 162.351
21 T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 1:53.579 25 +7.205 160.793
22 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 1:54.649 25 +8.275 159.293
23 D. RICCIARDO AUS HRT F1 Team 1:54.754 29 +8.380 159.147
24 V. LIUZZI ITA HRT F1 Team 1:55.198 26 +8.824 158.534

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First Practice Session Classification


2011 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - Singapore

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:48.599 10 168.167
2 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:49.005 15 +0.406 167.540
3 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:50.066 16 +1.467 165.925
4 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:50.596 11 +1.997 165.130
5 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:50.952 12 +2.353 164.600
6 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:52.043 14 +3.444 162.998
7 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:52.251 13 +3.652 162.696
8 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:52.416 12 +3.817 162.457
9 P. DI RESTA GBR Force India F1 Team 1:52.435 13 +3.836 162.429
10 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:52.815 13 +4.216 161.882
11 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:52.991 17 +4.392 161.630
12 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:53.050 17 +4.451 161.546
13 P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 1:53.399 18 +4.800 161.049
14 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:53.703 19 +5.104 160.618
15 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:53.749 12 +5.150 160.553
16 B. SENNA BRA Lotus Renault GP 1:53.765 17 +5.166 160.530
17 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:53.785 16 +5.186 160.502
18 V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 1:54.736 8 +6.137 159.172
19 J. TRULLI ITA Team Lotus 1:54.821 9 +6.222 159.054
20 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Team Lotus 1:56.198 8 +7.599 157.169
21 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 1:57.798 13 +9.199 155.034
22 T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 1:58.792 6 +10.193 153.737
23 D. RICCIARDO AUS HRT F1 Team 1:59.169 17 +10.570 153.251
24 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:59.214 18 +10.615 153.193

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22 September


Lucozade to help drive Vodafone McLaren Mercedes performance


Ahead of this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix, Lucozade – the UK’s leading sports and energy drink – today announces an innovative performance partnership with the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 team.
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21 September


Set-up guide - Singapore Grand Prix


21/09/2011
1. Engine
Street circuits tend to be less severe on the engine due to the low percentage of the lap spent at full throttle, but the engine can still be under stress as it will be used in a very stop-start fashion. An engine with a smooth delivery is important and this is one of the RS27’s strengths.
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RENAULT SPORT F1 PREVIEW TO THE SINGAPORE GP


21 September 2011 – After two superquick ‘power tracks’ where top speed was crucial and a high percentage of the lap spent at full throttle, the FIA Formula One World Championship shifts down tempo to the streets of the Marina Bay and the Singapore Grand Prix. With an average speed of just 168kph, engine maps are designed to target driveability through the lower revs. Since Singapore requires a high downforce set-up Renault Sport F1 will also work to optimise the use of off throttle exhaust gases to help its chassis partners maximise aerodynamic grip throughout the lap.
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20 September


2011 Singapore Grand Prix Preview


Vijay’s vision
Chairman and Team Principal, Dr. Vijay Mallya, looks back on the European season and ahead to Singapore.

The team has now had a run of four good results. Has that been satisfying for you?
Absolutely, that’s what this team needed. We were hoping for double points finishes in these races, but nevertheless one car has scored points. Whether it’s luck I don’t know, but whenever there is a first lap incident Force India is inevitably involved in some way or another! But Paul was eighth at Monza and it is great to leave Europe and go to the flyaway races in sixth position, as we have now overtaken Sauber. That was our objective in Monza and we achieved it.
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2011 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX


MARINA BAY CIRCUIT
23-25 SEPTEMBER
Race Preview Feature 14: Singapore & the Safety Car
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19 September


Bruno Senna on the Singapore GP - “We should be household names in Q3 every Saturday afternoon”


You've been making a lot of history lately; your first race for LRGP, your first F1 points – what's next?
BS: It's hard to say. We are progressing nicely, and I'm gradually becoming more comfortable with the car and with the team. There are a number of areas I still need to progress; I need to improve my technical knowledge of the R31 and there are some areas of my driving to brush up on – I'm certainly not 100% there yet. I'm sweeping up every piece of information I can each weekend and I hope that, as a team, we can continue scoring points and secure top 10 qualifying positions in the meantime - we should be household names in Q3 every Saturday afternoon. Hopefully by the time I'm fully-acquainted with the car, I'll be securing more points for the team.
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2011 Singapore Grand Prix


Pirelli under the lights with the P Zero supersoft and soft tyres
The final street circuit race of the season takes place in Singapore: the only country to host a grand prix that takes place entirely at night, under the glare of 1500 light projectors.ddd
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Lotus Renault GP granted planning permission for simulator


West Oxfordshire District Council has granted Lotus Renault GP planning permission for the construction of a new simulator at its headquarters in Enstone.
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Vitaly Petrov on the Singapore GP - “There's no doubt the mood within the camp is high”


Lady luck seemed to desert you in Italy – what's your take on the race?
VP: Throughout the weekend the team made a good step forward. We improved on the set-up of the car, and of course our P7 and P10 qualifying positions were great news; there was a very buoyant team spirit after that! Then, for the race it was just a case of bad luck, but that's sport. I think Vitantonio (Liuzzi) understands where he went wrong and we've now drawn a line under it and taken a positive step forward from that weekend. There's no doubt the mood within the camp is high.
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SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


Friday 23 to Sunday 25 September, 2011
Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore
Round: 14 of 19

Being F1’s only night race, the Singapore Grand Prix has a completely different ambience to other day time races. The 8pm start forces the F1 paddock to live a nocturnal lifestyle for the weekend, starting work at 3pm and finishing in the early hours of the following morning.
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2011 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX VIEW

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Heikki Kovalainen, Car 20 - Chassis T128-04: “I’m really looking forward to getting back to South East Asia and particularly Singapore. I like the heat and we have a lot of support in Singapore so it’s a race the whole team is excited about. Last year was obviously a pretty spectacular end to the race, maybe a little too hot even for me and not quite how I’d like it to have finished, but there were a load of cool photos from the fire and we ended up winning the LG Moment of the Year prize for a shot of me putting it out. This year we go with a similar goal to last year – have a solid weekend, make sure we’re there at the end of the race to take advantage of whatever happens around us and do our best to push the guys ahead.
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17 September


“Oh what a night, late September…..”


Watching George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion, Lerner and Loewe had the clever idea to add some tunes and make it a musical called My Fair Lady; some bright spark thought the Snow White pantomime wasn’t entertaining enough so they decided to stage it on an ice rink.
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Karthikeyan to return to the HRT cockpit in Singapore

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Madrid, 17th of September 2011
HRT F1 team has announced that Indian driver Narain Karthikeyan will be back in the cockpit during Friday’s first practice session at the upcoming Singapore Grand Prix. He will be driving at the inaugural Indian Grand Prix scheduled for 28-30 October.
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16 September


Pirelli announces tyre choices for Japan and Korea


16 september 2011, 16:58:04 | by Pirelli
Pirelli, the exclusive tyre supplier to Formula One for the three-year period from 2011-2013, has revealed the compound nominations for the grands prix in Japan and Korea next month.
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James Allison on the Singapore GP - ”If we have a good race, we will have shown improved performance on three very different tracks”


James makes no secret of the team's strides in the last few races but, as he explains, Singapore is a whole different proposition.
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Eric Boullier on the Singapore GP: “This Grand Prix is right to consider itself one of Formula 1's ‘untouchables”


Reflecting on the Italian Grand Prix, how satisfied were you with the team's performance?
In the race we had some bad luck from the word go; Vitaly was caught up in an incident but there was nothing he could do about it. It was a shame he didn't get the opportunity to demonstrate his strong pace because inevitably, from the position he lined up on the grid, we expected him to be right up amongst the points. The real positive to take away from Italy is the fact that the car is delivering more, which will allow our drivers to finish higher; both Vitaly and Bruno qualified for Q3 so that was very pleasing. It was satisfying to see Bruno have a good race after he had to avoid the cars involved in the crash at the first corner. His result will undoubtedly bring him some credibility.
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Singapore Preview: Get Ready For Another Dose oF Night Fever


Sept 16, 2011 
In just its fourth year, the Singapore Grand Prix is already a firm favourite on the F1 calendar.

The season's only night race, the Singapore spectacle is a sight for sore eyes - the illuminated backdrop of the city's skyline making this a truly beautiful race to just experience.
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2011 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


Lewis Hamilton
“I love street circuits and I really enjoy this place – it’s almost two tracks in one: there are quite a few fast corners, which require good set-up and a bit of commitment, but there are also lots of tighter 90-degree bends, which are slower and more technical. You’ve got to keep it precise through these and just be patient, waiting for the tyres to bite before getting on the throttle. If you’re impatient, then you end up losing time because you over-stress the tyres and you over-drive the car.
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Preview – Singapore Grand Prix


14th of 19 Rounds of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 23-25 September 2011
Hinwil, 16nd September 2011 – From Monza to Singapore means even more than the difference between day and night. Opposite to what was needed for the Italian high speed track, the spectacular city circuit at the Marina Bay of the Asian metropolis requires a car configuration which secures a lot of downforce for the 23 corners. The circuit doesn’t forgive any driver errors, and the floodlit race on September 25th takes maximum concentration. The Sauber F1 Team and its drivers, Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio Pérez, have put the disappointment of the gearbox failures in Monza behind them and want to improve their tally of points during the following rounds in Asia.
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Singapore Grand Prix Preview


23rd-25th September
Marina Bay Street Circuit, 61 laps, 5.073 km

Madrid, 16th of September 2011
After the European leg of the 2011 FIA Formula 1 World Championship came to an end in Monza, the teams are ready now to fly out to Singapore for the 14th race of the season. The first of a swing of five Asian Grands Prix, the Singapore round stands out as the only night race on the calendar. The Marina Bay Street Circuit is one of the few anti-clockwise circuits and poses a real challenge to the drivers. It is a slow, narrow, bumpy racetrack with barriers very close to the track meaning that there is no room for error.
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2011 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - PREVIEW


MARINA BAY CIRCUIT, 23-25 SEPTEMBER
The Singapore Grand Prix, Round 14 of the 2011 Formula One season and the first of the season-ending flyaway races, takes place on Sunday 25 September. The season's only night race, with a 20:00 local start time, takes place around the city streets of Singapore's Marina Bay area, lit up by 1500 specialist light projectors around the 5.073 km circuit.
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Hundreds of new jobs to be created by exciting new McLaren plans


Woking, 16 September 2011, 0930
Hundreds of new jobs could be created as McLaren has unveiled plans to build a new McLaren Applied Technology Centre, adjacent to its existing headquarters in Woking.
This all-new building should not be confused with the McLaren GSK Centre for Applied Performance, details of which were publicly revealed yesterday (see weblink below).
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15 September


McLaren Group and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) form ground-breaking strategic partnership


Woking, 08:00, Thursday September 15
McLaren Group today announces that it has formed a long-term strategic partnership with one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical corporations, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). This ground-breaking collaboration brings together two great British companies, both of which are focused on innovation and high-tech research, and will run initially to 2016.
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13 September


WILLIAMS F1 CONFIRMS SAM MICHAEL WILL JOIN McLAREN


13 September, 2011. Grove, UK. Williams F1 today confirmed that Sam Michael will join McLaren as Sporting Director. The announcement follows Sam's resignation from his current post as AT&T Williams' Technical Director in May this year. Sam's last race with the team will be at the forthcoming Singapore Grand Prix.
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VODAFONE McLAREN MERCEDES HIRES SAM MICHAEL AS SPORTING DIRECTOR


Woking, Tuesday September 13th, 12.00 UK time: Vodafone McLaren Mercedes is delighted to announce that Sam Michael will join the team as Sporting Director from the 2012 season onwards.
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MICHAEL & NICO UNVEIL DTM AMG MERCEDES C-COUPE


13 September
Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg unveil DTM AMG Mercedes C-Coupé at the Frankfurt Motor Show
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The Girls from Fukushima

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Hinwil, 13th September 2011 ¨C The earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster that hit Japan on 11th March this year will not be forgotten. It will take years to rebuild the affected regions, and words alone cannot describe the harm and sorrow of the people who have lost their loved ones.
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12 September


ITALIAN GRAND PRIX REVIEW


12 SEPTEMBER 2011
AT&T Williams drivers Pastor Maldonado and Rubens Barrichello finished in 11th and 12th places in Sunday's Italian Grand Prix. The high-speed dash around Monza could have delivered more for the team, had the drivers not been delayed by a first corner pile-up. Here's Technical Director Sam Michael's take on the weekend.
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11 September


Italian GP - A Red on the Monza podium. Alonso what a start! Felipe what bad luck!


One driver, Fernando Alonso, on the podium and the other, Felipe Massa, in sixth place: that was the outcome of Scuderia Ferrari’s Italian Grand Prix. This takes the Maranello team’s number of podium finishes in this event to 62. For Fernando, it is his 23 rd third place to go alongside 18 wins and 24 second places. This result moves Fernando up to second place in the Drivers’ championship, although a very long way off Vettel, while Felipe consolidates his sixth place. The Scuderia is third in the Constructors’ championship.
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To Be Continued…


11 September 2011
In today’s Italian Grand Prix in Monza, the last European race of the season, Marussia Virgin Racing’s Timo Glock finished in 15th place. His team-mate Jérôme D’Ambrosio was forced to retire after only 1 lap after experiencing an issue with the gearbox during the formation lap.
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RS27 engine wins Italian Grand Prix


The Renault RS27 engine powered Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel to a dominant victory in today’s Italian Grand Prix, nearly ten seconds ahead of second-placed Jenson Button. Vettel sealed a near lights-to-flag win as he raced to his second career victory at the Italian Grand Prix and take his total in the drivers’ championship to a massive 284 points.
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Bruno Senna: “I am very happy to get my name on the points board”


11 september 2011
Second race, points for you today - you must be happy?
BS: I'm happy to score my first F1 points today, especially as it was only my second race for the team. Although I started 10th, it was not been an easy job to finish ninth. We suffered some bad luck in the first corner; everybody was cutting the chicane which forced me to drive on the outside, and in the process I lost all the places I had fought so hard for in qualifying.
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Italian Grand Prix: The Team Reaction


Sept 11, 2011
The team share their thoughts after a memorable race, and our first-ever win, in Monza:
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Pirelli enjoys thrilling home race at Monza


11 september 2011, 3 uur geleden | by Pirelli
At Pirelli’s home race in Monza, the tifosi were treated to a spectacular race that resulted in another victory for Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel, bringing the young German even closer to his second consecutive drivers’ title. The German led his 500th lap this season on Pirelli tyres during the Italian race, the fastest on the calendar.
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Jaime Magnifico in Manic Monza


“I think I’d like to try qualifying 23rd or 24th in Singapore,” joked Jaime Alguersuari as he talked to the journalists, still dripping in sweat after a great drive in today’s Italian Grand Prix, going from eighteenth on the grid to seventh at the flag.
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Italian Grand Prix


Monza, Italy
Sunday, 11th of September 2011
Weather: Maximum temperature: Air 29ºC, Track 41ºC - Sunny
Race: 53 laps
Track distance: 5.793 km
Vitantonio Liuzzi F111-002 #23 DNF
Daniel Ricciardo F111-003 #22 DNF
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2011 SANTANDER ITALIAN GRAND PRIX


“The two quickest cars, and some more strong points for the team”
Monza, Sunday September 11
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Today our cars were the quickest of the lot – Lewis posted fastest lap, while Jenson took second-fastest lap – but unfortunately our drivers didn’t get off to good enough starts. The result was that they spent much of the race stuck behind Michael [Schumacher], whose Mercedes-Benz was remarkably quick in a straight line and extremely ‘wide’ on the approaches to the corners.
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2011 ITALIAN GRAND PRIX - RACE


MONZA, 11 SEPTEMBER
Michael Schumacher finished the Italian Grand Prix in fifth place today after an exciting and battling drive saw him make up three places from his grid position. Nico Rosberg's race came to an early conclusion as he was hit by another car on lap one.
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2011 Italian Grand Prix Race Report – 11 September


Force India moved up to sixth place in the constructors’ championship this afternoon as Paul Di Resta delivered a strong drive to take eighth place and score four points in the Italian Grand Prix. Adrian Sutil was unable to finish after encountering a hydraulic issue with the DRS line in the early stages of the race.
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ITALIAN GRAND PRIX RACE


11 SEPTEMBER 2011
Pastor Maldonado and Rubens Barrichello finished in 11th and 12th positions for AT&T Williams at the Italian Grand Prix today. After making a good start off the line, Rubens got caught up in a first lap incident as Tonio Liuzzi lost control of his HRT and made contact with both Nico Rosberg and Vitaly Petrov. After avoiding the initial action, Rubens picked up damage to the front wing of his Williams-Cosworth FW33. During a brief safety car period as the marshals cleared the track, Rubens pitted for a new nose and fresh set of tyres before steadily making his way back through the order after the restart to finish in 12th. Pastor also made a clean start from 14th on the grid and after avoiding the first lap incident, was running in seventh ahead of his first pitstop. After losing time during the second stint on the softer compound tyres, he finished the race in 11th place.
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Italian GP – Race – Sunday, 11.09.2011


Weather: sunny and dry, 29-30°C air, 39-43°C track
The Italian Grand Prix had a lot of ups and downs for the Sauber F1 Team. The team compromised its qualifying performance in order to maximise the race performance, and the strategy unfolded brilliantly. Sergio Pérez started from 15th on the harder tyres and his one and only pit stop was still to come when he retired on lap 33 with a gearbox problem. He looked very safe in P7 and was still doing very impressive lap times with his old tyres. However, his retirement wasn’t the first disappointment for the team on race day in Monza: ten laps earlier Kamui Kobayashi had also retired with a gear box problem, and been denied a great chance of scoring points.
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Seb wins in Monza


Sept 11, 2011 
Sebastian notched up his eighth win of 2011 this afternoon in Monza, while Mark’s race was cut short after a collision with Ferrari’s Felipe Massa.
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ITALIAN GRAND PRIX 2011


Heikki Kovalainen, Car 20 - Chassis T128-04: “I had a great start, passing Jarno and then seeing the HRT coming into T1 in a pretty hardcore style so I avoided that and was then up into a good position early on. I managed to hold that place for a good number of laps and found the tyre degradation pretty easy to manage. The pitstops were really good today – the calls to come in were made at the right times and the whole crew did a great job to get me out so quickly, so thanks to them and the whole team for a good end to the weekend.”
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Race Classification


after 53 Laps - 306.720 Kms
FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO SANTANDER D’ITALIA 2011 - Monza

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 53 1:20:46.172 227.848
2 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 53 1:20:55.762 +9.590 227.398
3 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 53 1:21:03.081 +16.909 227.056
4 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 53 1:21:03.589 +17.417 227.032
5 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 53 1:21:18.849 +32.677 226.322
6 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 53 1:21:29.165 +42.993 225.844
7 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 52 1:20:54.891 +1 LAP 223.143
8 P. DI RESTA GBR Force India F1 Team 52 1:20:58.821 +1 LAP 222.962
9 B. SENNA BRA Lotus Renault GP 52 1:20:59.687 +1 LAP 222.923
10 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 52 1:21:10.095 +1 LAP 222.446
11 P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 52 1:21:22.769 +1 LAP 221.869
12 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 52 1:21:38.443 +1 LAP 221.159
13 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Team Lotus 51 1:20:47.072 +2 LAPS 219.200
14 J. TRULLI ITA Team Lotus 51 1:21:18.239 +2 LAPS 217.800
15 T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 51 1:21:36.845 +2 LAPS 216.972

NOT CLASSIFIED
D. RICCIARDO AUS HRT F1 Team 39 1:22:09.502 +14 LAPS 164.768
S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 32 50:47.034 DNF 218.652
K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 21 34:39.328 DNF 210.086
A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 9 16:05.322 DNF 193.283
M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 4 8:14.715 DNF 166.372
J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 1 2:50.977 DNF 115.467
V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 0 DNF
N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 0 DNF
V. LIUZZI ITA HRT F1 Team 0 DNF

FASTEST LAP
L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:26.187 on lap 52 241.971

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WILLIAMS’ TEST DRIVER VALTTERI BOTTAS CROWNED GP3 CHAMPION


11 September, 2011. Monza, Italy. Williams F1 today congratulated its test driver, Valtteri Bottas, on winning the 2011 GP3 championship following another convincing win in Monza, Italy.
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Qualifying Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO SANTANDER D’ITALIA 2011 - Monza

POS NAME ENTRANT Q1 PERCENT Q2 Q3

1 S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:24.002 100.030 1:22.914 1:22.275
2 L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:23.976 100.000 1:23.172 1:22.725
3 J. BUTTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:24.013 100.044 1:23.031 1:22.777
4 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari 1:24.134 100.188 1:23.342 1:22.841
5 M. WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1:24.148 100.204 1:23.387 1:22.972
6 F. MASSA Scuderia Ferrari 1:24.523 100.651 1:23.681 1:23.188
7 V. PETROV Lotus Renault GP 1:24.486 100.607 1:23.741 1:23.530
8 M. SCHUMACHER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:25.108 101.348 1:23.671 1:23.777
9 N. ROSBERG Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:24.550 100.683 1:23.335 1:24.477
10 B. SENNA Lotus Renault GP 1:24.914 101.116 1:24.157
11 P. DI RESTA Force India F1 Team 1:24.574 100.712 1:24.163
12 A. SUTIL Force India F1 Team 1:24.595 100.737 1:24.209
13 R. BARRICHELLO AT&T Williams 1:24.975 101.189 1:24.648
14 P. MALDONADO AT&T Williams 1:24.798 100.978 1:24.726
15 S. PEREZ Sauber F1 Team 1:25.113 101.353 1:24.845
16 S. BUEMI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:25.164 101.414 1:24.932
17 K. KOBAYASHI Sauber F1 Team 1:24.879 101.075 1:25.065
18 J. ALGUERSUARI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:25.334 101.617
19 J. TRULLI Team Lotus 1:26.647 103.180
20 H. KOVALAINEN Team Lotus 1:27.184 103.820
21 T. GLOCK Marussia Virgin Racing 1:27.591 104.304
22 J. D'AMBROSIO Marussia Virgin Racing 1:27.609 104.326
23 D. RICCIARDO HRT F1 Team 1:28.054 104.856
24 V. LIUZZI HRT F1 Team 1:28.231 105.066
POLE POSITION LAP
S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:22.275 253.476 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:22.275 253.476 KPH

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JARNO TRULLI EXTENDS CONTRACT WITH TEAM LOTUS

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Monza, Italy - 11th September 2011
Team Lotus has today announced that it has extended Jarno Trulli’s contract to take the Italian into his third season with the Anglo / Malaysian squad. Jarno was first confirmed alongside Heikki Kovalainen in late 2009 and has played an integral role in the development of the team from its entry into the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship to its current position in 2011, closing the gap to the established teams ahead and laying the foundations for a long-term challenge for the ultimate Formula One honours.
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10 September


Italian GP - Qualifying lives up to expectations


At the end of a very closely contested qualifying session, the two Scuderia Ferrari drivers set the fourth and sixth fastest times, with Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa respectively. Both Ferrari men followed an identical programme through the three sessions: one run in Q1 on the Medium tyres, one in Q2 on the Soft and two in Q3 with the two remaining sets of Softs.
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DRS-Appointed


Monza, Italy
Saturday 10 September 2011
The last Qualifying session on European soil took place today at the Autodromo Di Monza in Italy. Marussia Virgin Racing’s Timo Glock and Jérôme D’Ambrosio will start tomorrow’s race from 21st and 22nd positions respectively.
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Vettel seals another pole position at Pirelli’s home race


At the circuit where he sealed his first pole and Formula One victory, becoming the youngest man ever to win a grand prix, Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel claimed his 10th pole position of the year, ahead of McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton. It was the Austrian constructor’s 13th pole of the season, with Vettel using the P Zero Yellow soft tyres to record a pole time of 1m22.275s.
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Vitaly sports black helmet in tribute to the dead


As a mark of respect for the victims of Wednesday's plane crash in Russia, in which 43 people died - including members of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl ice hockey team - and to mark the tenth anniversary of 9/11, Vitaly will compete in tomorrow's Italian Grand Prix wearing a black helmet, as he did during today's third practice and qualifying sessions.
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Italian GP - Qualifying - Lotus Renault GP Report


Vitaly Petrov, R31-06
P7, 1:23.530, 39 laps
Bruno Senna, R31-04
P10, 1:24.157, 25 laps
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Italian Grand Prix, Qualifying: The Team Reaction


Sept 10, 2011 
With Seb on pole and Mark fifth on the Monza grid, the team give their reaction to today’s Qualifying session...
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Looking for a little bit of luck at home


Rows 8 and 9 of the grid is not the best of starts for the Italian Grand Prix, but there’s no rule that says you will do well at your home race.
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2011 Italian Grand Prix Qualifying Report – 10 September


Glorious weather conditions prevailed in Monza for what proved to be a close-fought qualifying hour. Both Force India cars will line up on the sixth row of the grid as Paul Di Resta qualified in P11 just ahead of Adrian Sutil in P12.
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2011 SANTANDER ITALIAN GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING


“A good chance to get our first one-two of 2011 tomorrow”
Monza, Saturday September 10
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“It probably sounds a bit churlish for me to say that we’re a little disappointed today – because second and third is a pretty decent result when all’s said and done – but our car is performing very well here and it would have been nice if we could have bagged pole position.
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ITALIAN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING


10 SEPTEMBER 2011
Rubens Barrichello led AT&T Williams in qualifying at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza today, posting a time of 1:24.648 in Q2 which puts him 13th on the grid. Pastor Maldonado had a more eventful day after a KERS problem at the end of practice this morning meant the team had to work against the clock to fix his FW33 in time for Q1. After successfully getting him out on track, and with his tyres not yet up to temperature, Pastor then lost the back end of his car when deploying DRS on the exit of Parabolica and hit the barrier. After a quick front wing change, Pastor was back out to post the 11th quickest time to get through Q1. As the chequered flag came out in Q2, with both cars on soft tyres, Rubens just bettered Pastor’s time to claim 13th on the grid, with Pastor 14th.
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Italian GP – Qualifying – Saturday, 10.09.2011


Weather: sunny and dry, 27-29°C air, 29-45°C track
After the Sauber F1 Team’s performance in all three free practice sessions ahead of the Italian Grand Prix in Monza looked quite promising, qualifying on the famous high speed circuit proved to be a tough one for the Sauber C30-Ferrari. Sergio Pérez qualified 15th, while Kamui Kobayashi came 17th.
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2011 ITALIAN GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING


MONZA, 10 SEPTEMBER
Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg qualified in eighth and ninth places respectively today for the Italian Grand Prix.
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ITALIAN GRAND PRIX 2011 FP3 & QUALIFYING


Jarno Trulli, Car 21 - Chassis T128-03: “I’m really happy with the job the team has done today and I think I got the most I could out of the car, particularly on the second run. There’s only really one line here in Monza – it’s not a particularly technical circuit but you need to be extremely precise and with the power steering system we had in Hungary back on the car I’m able to feel my way around the whole lap, which gives me the chance to put in laps like I did to get into the 1.26s. The car has definitely improved since yesterday - we found the balance we were struggling for in FP1 and FP2 and I think that puts us in a good place for the race tomorrow.”
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FP3 & Qualifying at the Italian Grand Prix


Monza, Italy
Saturday, 10th of September 2011
Maximum temperature: Air 28ºC, track 34ºC – Sunny
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Italian GP - Practice 3 - Lotus Renault GP Report


Bruno Senna, R31-04
P11, 1:24.853, 20 laps
Vitaly Petrov, R31-06
P12, 1:24.889, 19 laps
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Third Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO SANTANDER D’ITALIA 2011 - Monza

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:23.170 18 250.749
2 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:23.534 19 +0.364 249.656
3 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:23.668 14 +0.498 249.256
4 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:23.741 17 +0.571 249.039
5 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:23.787 16 +0.617 248.902
6 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:23.875 22 +0.705 248.641
7 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:24.114 20 +0.944 247.934
8 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:24.133 14 +0.963 247.878
9 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:24.543 21 +1.373 246.676
10 P. DI RESTA GBR Force India F1 Team 1:24.581 22 +1.411 246.566
11 B. SENNA BRA Lotus Renault GP 1:24.853 20 +1.683 245.775
12 V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 1:24.889 19 +1.719 245.671
13 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:24.948 22 +1.778 245.500
14 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:25.261 21 +2.091 244.599
15 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:25.319 19 +2.149 244.433
16 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:25.426 19 +2.256 244.127
17 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:25.439 22 +2.269 244.089
18 P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 1:25.539 19 +2.369 243.804
19 J. TRULLI ITA Team Lotus 1:27.328 19 +4.158 238.810
20 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Team Lotus 1:27.491 21 +4.321 238.365
21 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 1:28.186 23 +5.016 236.486
22 V. LIUZZI ITA HRT F1 Team 1:28.441 22 +5.271 235.804
23 T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 1:28.962 17 +5.792 234.423
24 D. RICCIARDO AUS HRT F1 Team 1:30.316 16 +7.146 230.909

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09 September


Italian GP - A lot of kilometres for the 150° Italia in Monza


The Santander Italian Grand Prix weekend got underway with two very busy free practice sessions. Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso completed a total number of laps equivalent to slightly less than two Grands Prix distances: 57 laps for the Brazilian and 51 for the Spaniard, or 625 kilometres.
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Over the Hump


9 September 2011
The first two Free Practice sessions for Marussia Virgin Racing’s last European race of the season, the Italian Grand Prix, took place today at the legendary Autodromo Di Monza.
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Hamilton fastest as Monza weekend gets underway


Pirelli’s home race weekend in the historic surroundings of Monza got underway with the usual two free practice sessions on Friday. Lewis Hamilton set fastest time in the morning session for McLaren on the P Zero White medium tyres with a benchmark of 1m23.865s.
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Daniel Morelli – “I don't have any further concern on the outcome of Robert's recovery”


What's the latest on Robert's situation?
DM: I'm glad to say that Robert's final operation was a successful one, and the day afterwards he was able to move his elbow. That was a very important step, because Robert has now started the final step of his recovery. He will soon be able to move his right arm actively, which is a very positive sign. His recovery is based on the strength and, day after day, his right arm is getting stronger; his strength is improving, including his fist and his fingers.
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Italian Grand Prix, Friday Practice: The Drivers’ Reaction


Sept 9, 2011
The drivers have their say after the first day on a track which doesn't traditionally suit us, but seemed more than satisfying today...
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2011 SANTANDER ITALIAN GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE


“The car is going really well – but it’s going to be a hard race”
Monza, Friday September 9
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Monza is always a very challenging circuit: obviously, you want to be as fast as you possibly can along the straights, but it’s actually a very delicate trade-off between drag and downforce through the corners. You don’t want to damage the tyres too much by running too little wing and allowing the car to slide excessively – but if you run too much, you risk struggling along the straights.
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2011 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice Report – 9 September


Free practice objectives:
FP1 - Monza specific aero package validation, wing level set-up, general car and brake set-up
FP2 - Tyre comparison, suspension comparison, cooling set-up
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Days of Thunder


We all talk about the excitement of racing at Monza, with its high speed straights and car breaking kerbs, but until you actually go and stand trackside and see for yourself, you cannot grasp just how thrilling it is. That’s why, if you venture out on track on Friday at the Italian Grand Prix, you will meet plenty of F1 workers not required in the pit lane actually trekking out to a chicane to experience it first hand. Despite all the advances in TV technology, nothing can capture the thrill of feeling the ground move as 24 Formula 1 cars thunder past your nose.
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Italian Grand Prix: Friday second practice


Sept 9, 2011 
Sebastian topped the Free Practice 2 timesheets this afternoon in Monza.
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Italian GP - Practice 2 - Lotus Renault GP Report


9 september 2011
Bruno Senna, R31-06
P10, 1:25.325, 38 laps
Vitaly Petrov, R31-05
P11, 1:25.450, 31 laps
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Second Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO SANTANDER D’ITALIA 2011 - Monza

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:24.010 37 248.241
2 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:24.046 21 +0.036 248.135
3 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:24.347 39 +0.337 247.250
4 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:24.366 33 +0.356 247.194
5 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:24.433 31 +0.423 246.998
6 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:24.468 32 +0.458 246.895
7 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:24.508 30 +0.498 246.779
8 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:25.097 39 +1.087 245.070
9 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:25.182 37 +1.172 244.826
10 B. SENNA BRA Lotus Renault GP 1:25.325 38 +1.315 244.416
11 V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 1:25.450 31 +1.440 244.058
12 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:25.496 39 +1.486 243.927
13 P. DI RESTA GBR Force India F1 Team 1:25.683 37 +1.673 243.394
14 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:25.758 29 +1.748 243.181
15 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:26.202 36 +2.192 241.929
16 P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 1:26.353 40 +2.343 241.506
17 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:28.347 5 +4.337 236.055
18 J. TRULLI ITA Team Lotus 1:28.559 32 +4.549 235.490
19 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Team Lotus 1:28.605 32 +4.595 235.368
20 T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 1:28.804 25 +4.794 234.840
21 V. LIUZZI ITA HRT F1 Team 1:29.162 34 +5.152 233.897
22 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:29.184 29 +5.174 233.840
23 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 1:29.622 34 +5.612 232.697
24 D. RICCIARDO AUS HRT F1 Team 1:29.841 7 +5.831 232.130

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Day 1 at the Italian Grand Prix


Monza, Italy
Friday, 9th of September 2011
Maximum temperature: Air 31ºC, Track 41ºC - Sunny
Daniel Ricciardo and Vitantonio Liuzzi finished in 21st and 22nd place respectively after today's first free practice sessions for the 2011 Italian Grand Prix held in Monza. In the second session, Liuzzi drove 34 laps and managed a best lap time of 1’29.162 to rank 21st while team-mate Daniel Ricciardo only managed 7 laps and finished 24th. The Australian driver endured a tough afternoon session after being stranded in the garage for some time with an alternator change.
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Italian GP – Practice – Friday, 09.09.2011


Weather: sunny and dry, 25-29°C air, 35-41°C track
The Sauber F1 Team with its drivers, Sergio Pérez and Kamui Kobayashi, enjoyed a very productive first day of free practice at the high-speed circuit of Monza. With very stable weather conditions during the course of the day they did 67 and 66 laps respectively, and came eighth and ninth in the afternoon session. Both drivers familiarised themselves with driving the Sauber C30-Ferrari with a low downforce level, evaluated the two Pirelli tyre compounds (medium and soft) and worked on the race set-up for the Italian Grand Prix. On his very last lap in the second free practice Kobayashi stopped on track due to a transmission problem.
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ITALIAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE


09 SEPTEMBER 2011
Sam Michael, Technical Director
Today we evaluated different rear wing levels over long runs to set our level correctly for the race. With high temperatures predicted all weekend, we also had to check all the cooling systems onboard. Both the medium and soft tyres are working well, but there is some blistering evident that we'll have to manage during the race.
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2011 ITALIAN GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE


MONZA, 9 SEPTEMBER
The first two practice sessions for the final European race of the 2011 season, the Italian Grand Prix, took place today in warm sunshine at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza.
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ITALIAN GRAND PRIX 2011 FP1 / FP2

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ITALIAN GRAND PRIX 2011 FP1 / FP2
Karun Chandhok, Chassis T128-03 (FP1): "I'm pretty pleased with the performance this morning. The car felt OK from the first laps and it was good to get some more time under my belt in the cockpit. Friday mornings are always pretty limited running, particularly when the track's got that light covering of dust on it, but today I was focusing on some aero evaluation and we got through that program so I think I did ok today." [Read More!]
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First Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO SANTANDER D’ITALIA 2011 - Monza

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:23.865 18 248.671
2 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:24.786 19 +0.921 245.969
3 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:25.231 25 +1.366 244.685
4 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:25.459 24 +1.594 244.032
5 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:26.550 23 +2.685 240.956
6 V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 1:26.625 20 +2.760 240.748
7 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:26.647 20 +2.782 240.686
8 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:26.676 24 +2.811 240.606
9 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:26.694 28 +2.829 240.556
10 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:26.696 15 +2.831 240.550
11 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:26.699 21 +2.834 240.542
12 N. HULKENBERG GER Force India F1 Team 1:26.826 21 +2.961 240.190
13 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:26.836 25 +2.971 240.163
14 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:26.996 29 +3.131 239.721
15 P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 1:27.365 25 +3.500 238.708
16 B. SENNA BRA Lotus Renault GP 1:27.385 23 +3.520 238.654
17 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:27.433 25 +3.568 238.523
18 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:27.492 24 +3.627 238.362
19 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Team Lotus 1:29.539 10 +5.674 232.913
20 K. CHANDHOK IND Team Lotus 1:30.148 19 +6.283 231.339
21 D. RICCIARDO AUS HRT F1 Team 1:30.609 27 +6.744 230.162
22 V. LIUZZI ITA HRT F1 Team 1:30.619 24 +6.754 230.137
23 T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 1:31.052 12 +7.187 229.042
24 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 1:31.899 22 +8.034 226.931

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A morning stroll in the park


Practice for the Italian Grand Prix, the last European race of the season, got underway this morning against the beautiful backdrop of the Monza park.
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Italian Grand Prix: Friday first practice


Sept 9, 2011 
Sebastian was the quicker of our drivers this morning in Italy.
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Italian GP - Practice 1 - Lotus Renault GP Report


9 september 2011
Vitaly Petrov, R31-05
P6, 1:26.625, 20 laps
Bruno Senna, R31-06
P16, 1:27.385, 23 laps
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RED BULL RACING AND RENAULT ANNOUNCE NEW AGREEMENT


Red Bull Racing and Renault Sport F1 are pleased to confirm the extension of their successful partnership for a further five years. The new fuel efficient 1.6L V6-turbo power unit to be introduced from 2014 will be incorporated into the framework of an enhanced collaboration.
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08 September


The Italian Grand Prix from a tyre point of view


8 september 2011
With more than 80% of the lap spent on full throttle, Monza is known as the temple of speed. No better place then, for Pirelli to announce ithe first-ever road tyre directly derived from Formula One. Among the guests in attendance at the P Zero Silver presentation held in a spectacular hangar close Pirelli’s HQ in Milan were Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver Jenson Button and Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali.
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SCUDERIA TORO ROSSO SIGNS SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENT WITH CEPSA


Scuderia Toro Rosso has signed a sponsorship agreement with Compañía Española de Petróleos, S.A. (CEPSA), which comes into effect as of this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix, at the Monza circuit. From now on, the CEPSA logo will be visible on Sébastien Buemi’s and Jaime Alguersuari’s race suits and on the nose, rear wing and rear wing endplates of the cars.
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Vitaly Petrov on the Italian GP - “Braking, traction and exits of corners, Monza is all about precision”


8 september 2011
After returning to the points in Spa, Vitaly is turning his attention to Monza and one of the most passionate F1 fanbases in the world
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Bruno Senna on the Italian GP - “As with any sport, miles on the clock and experience instil confidence in oneself”


8 september 2011With his R31 apprenticeship behind him, Bruno is hoping the weekend in Spa acted as a launchpad to greater things at the revered Autodromo Nazionale Monza.
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07 September


Renault Sport F1 Preview to the Italian GP


7 September 2011 – The Italian Grand Prix, held at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, will be the second consecutive ‘power’ track, with a high percentage of the lap spent at full throttle compared to the majority of circuits on the 2011 calendar.
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Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg to reveal new 2012 DTM AMG Mercedes C-Coupé at Frankfurt Motor Show

MERCEDES GP PETRONAS
Brackley/Stuttgart, 7 September 2011
MERCEDES GP PETRONAS Formula One drivers Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg will unveil the new DTM AMG Mercedes C-Coupé during Frankfurt's IAA at 12.00 CET, on Tuesday 13 September
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Gillette and Lotus Renault GP – shaving seconds off


Leading safety razor and personal care product brand Gillette has today concluded a partnership with Lotus Renault GP until the end of the 2011 Formula 1 season. From this weekend at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, the Gillette logo will be visible on the front wing flaps of the team's two R31 cars as they take to the grid. The famous brand name will also appear on the side chin area of both drivers' helmet and on the throat position of the drivers' overalls.
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OGX and Lotus Renault GP - a slick operation


OGX and Lotus Renault GP have announced a partnership until the end of the 2011 Formula 1 season. Through its involvement with the team, the OGX brand name will feature prominently on the chassis in front of the cockpit on both R31 cars, in addition to Bruno Senna's helmet and racing overalls.
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Embratel and Lotus Renault GP - a good call


Lotus Renault GP announced today that it has joined forces with Brazilian telecommunications giant Embratel until the end of the 2011 Formula 1 season. Starting at the Italian Grand Prix in Monza, Embratel's logo will be clearly visible on the rear sidepod of both R31 cars. It will also be on display on the side of Bruno's striking green, yellow and blue helmet, on the chest of his driver overalls and on his cap.
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The Auden McKenzie Group and Lotus Renault GP – in good health


Auden McKenzie, a pharmaceutical group which owns and operates different three companies, has signed a partnership with Lotus Renault GP until the end of the 2011 Formula 1 season. The Auden McKenzie brand name will feature prominently on the keel of both R31 car liveries from this weekend in Monza, in addition to both Lotus Renault GP physios' shirts.
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06 September


James Allison on the Italian GP


With suggestions of improvement in Spa, James looks forward to taking another step forward at the awesome Autodromo Nazionale Monza.
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2011 Italian Grand Prix Preview


Vijay’s vision
Chairman and Team Principal, Dr. Vijay Mallya, sets his sights on more points this weekend.
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2011 ITALIAN GRAND PRIX


MONZA, 9-11 SEPTEMBER
Race Preview Feature 13: KERS - The Secret Success Story of 2011
Amid the attention attracted this year by both DRS and the performance characteristics of the Pirelli tyres, the return of KERS has been somewhat swamped in the public eye.
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2011 Italian Grand Prix


Pirelli comes home with P Zero medium and soft tyres
The Italian Grand Prix at Monza is one of the most historic and eagerly anticipated races of the year for Pirelli, located in parkland just half an hour from the Italian firm’s headquarters to the north of Milan. As well as a track that has been integral to Pirelli’s motorsport history, Monza is currently one of the fastest tracks on the calendar with an average speed in the region of 250kph, providing a huge challenge for tyres, drivers and engineers.
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Italian Grand Prixview


The European part of the season is about to draw to a close and what better venue to say farewell to the old continent than the Autodromo di Monza. Along with the British Grand Prix, the Italian event is the veteran on the Formula 1 calendar having run for an uninterrupted 61 years from 1950, with all bar the 1980 race, which was staged at Imola, having been held at Monza.
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05 September


Eric Boullier on the Italian GP


With F1 making its final European pit stop of the season, Eric Boullier talks about the team's re-emerging spirit as it looks to push on from Spa
Reflecting on the Belgian Grand Prix, there were more positives to extract than negatives…
Sportingly, it could have been a better weekend because we had one car in the low points and the other not scoring any which is not sufficient. However, all in all it was a good weekend; we had a very respectable qualifying session and Bruno stepped into the cockpit successfully. These aspects were quite promising; it was encouraging for the team to be able to see the cars delivering and their work bearing fruit.
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ITALIAN GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


Friday 9 to Sunday 11 September, 2011
Monza, Italy
Round: 13 of 19
The fastest track in Formula One. It’s known colloquially as ‘La Pista Magica’, and with good reason: the atmosphere is second to none. The old banking, lying adjacent to the modern racetrack, gives the circuit a sense of history that can’t be found anywhere else in the world and the Italian fans are passionate about F1 and Ferrari in particular.
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02 September


Bruno Senna to drive for remainder of 2011


2 september 2011
Enstone, Friday 2nd September 2011
Lotus Renault GP is pleased to announce that Bruno Senna has been named as a race driver alongside Vitaly Petrov for the remainder of the 2011 Formula 1 season. Romain Grosjean remains the team's third driver.
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Lotus Renault GP and Nick Heidfeld announce separation


2 september 2011
Enstone, Friday 2nd September 2011
Lotus Renault GP and Nick Heidfeld have reached an amicable settlement today and have chosen to part company with immediate effect. This announcement enables both parties to bring the matter to a close and concentrate on their respective sporting challenges in the future.
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2011 ITALIAN GRAND PRIX VIEW


Heikki Kovalainen, Car 20 - Chassis T128-04: “Monza is another different challenge for us and it’ll be good going there on the back of such a strong weekend in Spa. It has different downforce requirements to most of the rest of the tracks we race on, but we’ll go there with the same sort of aggressive strategy we used well in Spa to put us into Q2.
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Italian Grand Prix Preview


9th-11th September
Autodromo di Monza, 53 laps, 5.793km
Madrid, 2nd of September 2011
HRT F1 Team is preparing for the 82nd Italian Grand Prix and the 61st World Championship race since 1980 at the 5.793 km Autodromo di Monza in Italy. It is the final European leg of the 2011 Formula 1 Championship, before the remaining Asian and South American events of the season. Monza is the fastest circuit on the calendar and top speed is the order of the day for the legendary Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, so the two HRT F1 cars have to have a very low downforce setting to be able to maximize their top speeds. The brakes are in high demand and it is important to look after them.
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2011 SANTANDER ITALIAN GRAND PRIX PREVIEW



Lewis Hamilton
“Last year, I won at Spa and failed to finish at Monza. For this year, I guess I’m looking to reverse that sequence! I’ve already moved on from my non-finish in Belgium and I’m really looking forward to returning to Italy, a place where I spent a lot of time racing karts: it’s a country I really love.
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Preview – Italian Grand Prix


13th of 19 Rounds of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 9-11 September 2011
Hinwil, 2nd September 2011 – Endless straights, high speeds, flat wings and an impressive history alongside a lot of passion – that is what Monza is famous for. The Italian Grand Prix, to be held on September 9th to 11th in the Royal Park of Monza near Milan, marks the end of the European season. The Sauber F1 Team wants to continue its positive trend with regard to qualifying performance and both drivers, Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio Pérez, are desperate to score points in the race after having been left empty handed at the recent Grand Prix in Belgium.
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2011 ITALIAN GRAND PRIX - PREVIEW

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MONZA, 9-11 SEPTEMBER
The final European race of the 2011 season, Round 13, the Italian Grand Prix, takes place on Sunday 11 September at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, just outside of Milan. One of the most atmospheric circuits on the calendar, the 5.793 km circuit in the royal park at the heart of Monza features four long straights where top speeds can reach 340 kph.
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01 September


Esteban Gutièrrez carries out aero test in Vairano

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Hinwil, 1st September 2011 – Young Mexican Esteban Gutièrrez will again be at the wheel for the Sauber F1 Team. The 20-year old from Monterrey, who is currently competing in the GP2 Series, will be carrying out a straight line test on Saturday, 3rd September 2011, in Vairano. The test programme on the track near Milan will be focusing on aerodynamic measurements of the Sauber C30-Ferrari.
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Monza: Arrivederci To Europe


Sept 1, 2011
The final European race of the season has never had the pleasure of a Red Bull Racing driver on the podium yet.

But, Sebastian Vettel did win in the colours of our Italian sister team Scuderia Toro Rosso in 2008 during his debut F1 season. Aged just 21 years and 74 days, Seb became F1’s youngest-ever pole-sitter and race winner.
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