30 March


Jaime Alguersuari and Lucas Di Grassi to test for Pirelli


30 March 2012
Jaime Alguersuari from Spain, together with Brazilian Lucas di Grassi, will be Pirelli’s two test drivers during the 2012 season, as the Italian firm enters its second year of Formula One.
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Shear Power – Chassis E20-01 Returns to Base


As the most seasoned of this year's Lotus F1 Team chassis arrived back at its birthplace on Wednesday evening, Race Team Manager Paul Seaby talks us through what's in store for the first of Enstone's 2012 creations over the next few weeks
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27 March


MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX REVIEW


27 MARCH 2012
Williams F1 scored its first points of 2012 in the Malaysian Grand Prix. The wet-dry race required the team to think on its feet and react to the track conditions, which it managed well. Chief Operations Engineer Mark Gillan talks us through an encouraging race weekend for the team.
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26 March


Sergio Pérez: “We have to push hard and stay realistic”


Hinwil, 26th March 2012 - In what was only his 19th Formula One race Sergio Pérez achieved his first podium in the highest echelon of motorsport. The 22-year-old came second in the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday and is on his way back to his home town of Guadalajara in Mexico.
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ADAM PARR TO LEAVE WILLIAMS GRAND PRIX HOLDINGS PLC


26 March 2012. Grove, UK. Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC (WGPH, Ticker: WGF1) today announced that its Chairman Adam Parr has resigned from the Company. Adam will leave Williams on Friday 30 March 2012.
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Kimi Räikkönen – “We Just Need the Chance to Really Show What We Can Do”


Kimi runs through his first wet weather experience in the E20, after another resilient race performance saw the Finn climb five places, and take home a useful haul of points for the team
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25 March


THREE RS27-POWERED DRIVERS FINISH IN TOP TEN IN MALAYSIA


Three Renault RS27 engine powered drivers secured points in today’s Malaysian Grand Prix. Red Bull Racing-Renault’s Mark Webber finished in fourth position ahead of Lotus F1 Team-Renault’s Kimi Raikkonen in fifth.
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Romain Grosjean – “We've Proved We Have the Speed”


25 March 2012
Another cruel end to an otherwise strong weekend for Romain in Malaysia, as torrential rain resulted in an early exit at the Sepang International Circuit. The unlucky Frenchman talks us through his race.
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Another Race, Another 10 Points in the Bag for Lotus F1 Team


25 March 2012
As the heavens opened at the Sepang International Circuit, Romain suffered a bout of bad luck, while Kimi managed to pick his way through the crowd to take home a good haul of points from Malaysia.

A matter of minutes before the scheduled 16:00 start time, the grid became a flurry of activity as rain began to fall on the grid. Within seconds the track was sufficiently damp to warrant a switch onto intermediate tyres before the lights went out.
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Driving Rain - The Race. 2012 Malaysia Grand Prix


Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur
Sunday 25 March 2012

A rain-soaked and dramatic Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix today provided the Marussia F1 Team with further confirmation, if it were required, of the significant strides the team has made with the development of its 2012 race car, the MR01.
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Sunday at Sepang


Malaysian Grand Prix - Sunday 25th March 2012
Weather
Wet start, rain in early part of race, rain leading to red flag, dry post-restart

Final Positions
PET: 16th
KOV: 18th
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Malaysian GP - Alonso Magico!


Sepang, 25 March – “Magico” was the word displayed on Fernando Alonso’s pit board as he crossed the line to take a brilliant victory in the Malaysian Grand Prix. Incredibly, after all the talk of crisis within the Prancing Horse camp, the Spaniard now leads the Drivers’ World Championship after two rounds, while Scuderia Ferrari is in third place behind leaders McLaren and Red Bull. “If it’s a crazy race, maybe with rain, then maybe we can finish in front,” said Fernando on Thursday in the FIA Press Conference and it seems that, apart from a talent for driving, perhaps he also has the talent to predict the future!
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Malaysian Grand Prix: Team Reaction


March 25, 2012 
For the second successive race of 2012 Scuderia Toro Rosso have picked up valuable points – including Jean-Eric Vergne’s first in Formula One. Here’s what our team principal and drivers had to say about another fruitful day on the track.
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Malaysian Grand Prix: Team Reaction


March 25, 2012
Here’s what the team and our drivers had to say after an action-packed race in Sepang.
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Tyre strategy shines through in a rain-hit Malaysia


Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso used three of Pirelli’s four tyre compounds – the Cinturato Blue wet, Cinturato Green intermediate and P Zero White medium – to win a rain-affected Malaysian Grand Prix and lead the drivers’ championship. Tyre strategy was also key to enduring a career-best second place for Sauber driver Sergio Perez.
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MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX RACE


25 MARCH 2012
Mark Gillan, Chief Operations Engineer: It was a real rollercoaster of a race and the whole team are delighted to get our first points of the season. Bruno drove very well finishing in sixth, having been last at the restart. Unfortunately we had to retire Pastor with an engine problem with only a few laps left whilst he was running in tenth.
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Malaysian GP – Race – Sunday, 25.03.2012


Weather: rain, drying out, 26-25°C air, 29-24°C track

The Sauber F1 Team is over the moon after having finished second in a very difficult Malaysian Grand Prix with Sergio Pérez at the wheel of the Sauber C31-Ferrari. Sergio had started ninth and was one of the two drivers of the pack who changed tyres from intermediate to rain tyres after the very first lap. With the rain becoming too heavy, the race was interrupted for 51 minutes after nine laps. Thanks to the team’s strategy, Sergio was third on the grid for the restart. He managed the remainder of the race with a very strong drive, chased winner Fernando Alonso and finally finished second.
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2012 MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX


Sepang, Sunday March 25
“Today was a roll of the dice – but we’ve shown we’ve got good pace”
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Today certainly wasn’t the day I was expecting! Firstly, this was a terrific race for Ferrari and a great result for Sauber – congratulations to both teams. It’s frustrating for us, as the race didn’t really go our way, but today’s result is great for the sport of Formula 1.
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2012 MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX - RACE


SEPANG, 25 MARCH

Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg finished the rain-affected Malaysian Grand Prix in 10th and 13th places respectively today.
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Malaysian Grand Prix


Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Sunday, 25th of March 2012

Weather: Rainy – Air 26ºC, Track 28ºC
Race: 56 laps
Track distance: 5.543 km

Pedro de la Rosa F112-02 #22 21st
Narain Karthikeyan F112-01 #23 22nd
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2012 Malaysian Grand Prix: Race Report


Sahara Force India came through the rain showers to pick up eight championship points in today’s Malaysian Grand Prix as Paul Di Resta raced to seventh place ahead of Nico Hulkenberg in ninth.
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Race Classification


after 56 Laps - 310.408 Kms
2012 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS MALAYSIA GRAND PRIX - Kuala Lumpur

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH
1 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 56 2:44:51.812 112.969
2 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 56 2:44:54.075 +2.263 112.943
3 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 56 2:45:06.403 +14.591 112.802
4 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 56 2:45:09.500 +17.688 112.767
5 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 56 2:45:21.268 +29.456 112.633
6 B. SENNA BRA Williams F1 Team 56 2:45:29.479 +37.667 112.540
7 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 56 2:45:36.224 +44.412 112.464
8 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 56 2:45:38.797 +46.985 112.435
9 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 56 2:45:39.704 +47.892 112.424
10 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 56 2:45:41.808 +49.996 112.400
11 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 56 2:46:07.339 +75.527 112.113
12 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 56 2:46:08.640 +76.828 112.098
13 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 56 2:46:10.405 +78.593 112.078
14 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 56 2:46:11.531 +79.719 112.065
15 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 56 2:46:29.131 +97.319 111.868
16 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 55 2:45:05.170 +1 LAP 110.802
17 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 55 2:45:47.835 +1 LAP 110.326
18 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 55 2:45:51.814 +1 LAP 110.282
19 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 54 2:42:26.499 DNF 110.558
20 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 54 2:44:56.936 +2 LAPS 108.878
21 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 54 2:46:09.679 +2 LAPS 108.083
22 P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 54 2:46:22.889 +2 LAPS 107.940

NOT CLASSIFIED
K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 46 2:29:19.124 DNF 102.456
R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 3 6:41.146 DNF 149.233
FASTEST LAP
K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:40.722 on lap 53 198.117

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Kimi Räikkönen – “Today Was Definitely a Positive Day”


Despite receiving a five place grid penalty, Kimi is in good shape for the Malaysian Grand Prix after challenging at the sharp end of the field throughout qualifying at the Sepang International Circuit this afternoon
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Romain Grosjean – “We Still Need to Keep Pushing”

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Another strong Saturday sees Romain once again at the sharp end of the grid. The Frenchman talks us through qualifying, and the key elements of tomorrow's Malaysian Grand Prix
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24 March


Getting Warmer - Free Practice 3 & Qualifying for the Malaysia Grand Prix

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Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur
Saturday 24 March 2012

The Marussia F1 Team enjoyed another positive showing at Sepang today, culminating in the qualifying session for the Malaysia Grand Prix, which underlined a clear progression since last weekend’s season-opener in Melbourne.
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Malaysian Grand Prix - Qualifying: Team Reaction


March 24, 2012 
Here’s what the team had to say after today’s qualifying session, which saw our drivers secure fourth and fifth on the grid for Sunday’s race in Sepang.
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Malaysian Grand Prix – Kimi & Romain Burn Rubber in Qualifying


24 march 2012
A strong performance in severe heat at the Sepang International Circuit saw Lotus F1 Team competing at the sharp end of the timesheets throughout each of the three sessions.
After a solid showing in Free Practice 3 earlier today, spirits were high in the Lotus F1 Team garage as the drivers rolled out of the garage to begin their first qualifying runs under the blistering Malaysian sun.
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Malaysian GP - A step in the right direction in Sepang. Fourth and sixth row for the two F2012


One driver, Fernando Alonso in ninth place and the other, Felipe Massa, in twelfth: that was the outcome of qualifying for Scuderia Ferrari at the Malaysian Grand Prix, the second round of this season’s Formula 1 World Championship. In the first two parts of the session, both drivers followed the same programme in terms of use of the Pirelli tyres: one set of Hard and one of Medium in Q1, then a used and a new Medium in Q2. Fernando then used the last set of Mediums available in his one run in Q3.
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MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING


24 MARCH 2011

Qualifying Notes
• Pastor will start 11th and Bruno 13th for tomorrow’s Malaysian Grand Prix.
• Pastor ran wide under braking for Turn 11 on his first timed lap in Q2.
• Bruno aborted his first Q2 run due to yellow flags on track.
• Pastor’s quickest Q2 time put him ninth before he was edged out in the final moments of the session.
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2012 MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING



Sepang, Saturday March 24
“The odds are very finely stacked: we’ll have a fight on our hands tomorrow”

MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
"Today was very close and very tough. Lewis did a fantastic first lap in Q3 and Jenson pulled it out of the bag at the very end of the session – both drivers did a fantastic job under huge pressure.
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Speed and strategy with Pirelli in Malaysia


24 maart 2012
For the second weekend in succession McLaren drivers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button qualified first and second, at the Malaysian Grand Prix. Both drivers used Pirelli’s P Zero White medium tyre for their fastest times, with Hamilton setting a time of 1m36.219s.
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Cold comfort in Malaysian heat


The Sepang circuit delivered a thrilling qualifying session this afternoon, although the result for Scuderia Toro Rosso did not elicit the smiling faces that were the dominant feature last Saturday in Albert Park. There we were 10th and 11th and today, we were 15th and 18th, with Daniel Ricciardo making it to Q2 but Jean-Eric Vergne failing to get out of the bottom seven in Q1.
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FP3 and Qualifying Report - Saturday 24th March 2012


Weather
FP3: Damp track in S3 at start of session, dry, air temp 27° - 29°, track temp 32° - 35°
Q1: Dry session, air temp 32°, track temp 42°

Fastest laps / positions:
FP3: PET 1.39.704 19th / KOV 1.40.189, 20th
Q1: KOV 1.39.306, 19th / PET 1.39.567, 20th
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We Didn't Start the Fire


On Friday night, the Lotus F1 Team hospitality unit here at the Sepang International Circuit was the victim of a fire, causing the team to abandon ship for the rest of the weekend and seek refuge elsewhere in the paddock
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Malaysian Grand Prix: Qualifying


March 24, 2012 
Mark will start Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix fourth on the grid, with Sebastian in P5.
Our Australian driver’s Q3 time of 1:36.461 secured him a second-row berth alongside Michael Schumacher in the Mercedes.
Seb set a Q3 time of 1:36.634 to secure his place on the third row next to Romain Grosjean in P6.
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2012 MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING



SEPANG, 24 MARCH
After an exciting qualifying session at the Sepang International Circuit this afternoon, Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg qualified in third and eighth places for tomorrow's PETRONAS Malaysian Grand Prix.
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Vodafone McLaren Mercedes drivers to drink bespoke Lucozade formulation for the first time during 2012 Malaysian Grand Prix



GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) announced today that their R&D scientists have collaborated closely with the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team to create two bespoke Lucozade formulations to support optimal performance in the unique environment that is Formula 1 racing. This collaboration is part of GSK’s long-term strategic partnership with McLaren Group.
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2012 Malaysian Grand Prix: Qualifying Report



Following a hot and humid qualifying hour in Sepang, Paul Di Resta and Nico Hulkenberg qualified in 14th and 16th places respectively for tomorrow’s Malaysian Grand Prix.
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Malaysian GP – Qualifying – Saturday, 24.03.2012


Weather: sunny and dry, 27-32°C air, 29-44°C track

After both the Sauber F1 Team drivers reported some improvement with the balance of their Sauber C31-Ferraris in the third free practice session in the morning, they had very different qualifying sessions. While Sergio Pérez made it into the final qualifying session, where he eventually finished tenth, Kamui Kobayashi struggled in Q2 and qualified 17th for the Malaysian Grand Prix.
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Free Practice 3 and Qualifying – Malaysian Grand Prix


Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Saturday, 24th of March 2012
Weather: Sunny – Air 32ºC, Track 45ºC

13.00-14.00 FORMULA 1 PRACTICE SESSION 3
Pedro de la Rosa F112-02 #22 23rd (14 laps) 1:42.464
Narain Karthikeyan F112-01 #2324th (17 laps) 1:43.378
16.00-17.00 FORMULA 1 QUALIFYING SESSION
Pedro de la Rosa F112-02 #22 23rd(4 laps) 1:42.914
Narain Karthikeyan F112-01 #23 24th(6 laps) 1:43.655
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Qualifying Session Classification


2012 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS MALAYSIA GRAND PRIX - Kuala Lumpur

POS NAME ENTRANT Q1 PERCENT Q2 Q3
1 L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:37.813 100.659 1:37.106 1:36.219
2 J. BUTTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:37.575 100.414 1:36.928 1:36.368
3 M. SCHUMACHER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:37.517 100.355 1:37.017 1:36.391
4 M. WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1:37.172 100.000 1:37.375 1:36.461
5 K. RAIKKONEN Lotus F1 Team 1:37.961 100.811 1:36.715 1:36.461
6 S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:38.102 100.957 1:37.419 1:36.634
7 R. GROSJEAN Lotus F1 Team 1:38.058 100.911 1:37.338 1:36.658
8 N. ROSBERG Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:37.696 100.539 1:36.996 1:36.664
9 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari 1:38.151 101.007 1:37.379 1:37.566
10 S. PEREZ Sauber F1 Team 1:37.933 100.783 1:37.477 1:37.698
11 P. MALDONADO Williams F1 Team 1:37.789 100.634 1:37.589
12 F. MASSA Scuderia Ferrari 1:38.381 101.244 1:37.731
13 B. SENNA Williams F1 Team 1:38.437 101.301 1:37.841
14 P. DI RESTA Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:38.325 101.186 1:37.877
15 D. RICCIARDO Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:38.419 101.283 1:37.883
16 N. HULKENBERG Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:38.303 101.163 1:37.890
17 K. KOBAYASHI Sauber F1 Team 1:38.372 101.234 1:38.069
18 J. VERGNE Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:39.077 101.960
19 H. KOVALAINEN Caterham F1 Team 1:39.306 102.196
20 V. PETROV Caterham F1 Team 1:39.567 102.464
21 T. GLOCK Marussia F1 Team 1:40.903 103.839
22 C. PIC Marussia F1 Team 1:41.250 104.196
23 P. DE LA ROSA HRT F1 Team 1:42.914 105.909
24 N. KARTHIKEYAN HRT F1 Team 1:43.655 106.671
POLE POSITION LAP
L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:36.219 207.389 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:36.219 207.389 KPH


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Third Practice Session Classification


2012 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS MALAYSIA GRAND PRIX - Kuala Lumpur

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:36.877 16 205.980
2 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:37.320 15 +0.443 205.043
3 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:37.338 12 +0.461 205.005
4 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:37.356 13 +0.479 204.967
5 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:37.382 13 +0.505 204.912
6 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:37.404 12 +0.527 204.866
7 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:37.455 13 +0.578 204.759
8 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:37.663 15 +0.786 204.323
9 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:37.776 8 +0.899 204.086
10 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:37.977 17 +1.100 203.668
11 B. SENNA BRA Williams F1 Team 1:38.091 20 +1.214 203.431
12 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:38.178 15 +1.301 203.251
13 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:38.246 17 +1.369 203.110
14 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:38.285 16 +1.408 203.029
15 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:38.423 13 +1.546 202.745
16 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:38.640 11 +1.763 202.299
17 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:38.794 18 +1.917 201.983
18 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:39.209 16 +2.332 201.139
19 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 1:39.704 15 +2.827 200.140
20 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 1:40.189 14 +3.312 199.171
21 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:41.901 14 +5.024 195.825
22 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 1:42.007 14 +5.130 195.621
23 P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 1:42.464 14 +5.587 194.749
24 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:43.378 17 +6.501 193.027

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23 March


Romain Grosjean: “We can keep moving forwards”


Fresh from the red hot tarmac at the Sepang International Circuit, Romain talks tyres, setup and GP2 as he gives us the rundown on Friday's events here in Malaysia
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Friday at Sepang


Weather
FP1: Dry session, air temp 30° - 33°, track temp 38° - 43°
FP2: Dry session, air temp 31°, track temp 44° - 46°
Fastest laps / positions:
FP1: KOV 1.40.247, 17th / PET 1.40.857, 19th
FP2: PET 1.41.464, 19th / KOV 1.42.594, 21st
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HELTER SWELTER. Free Practice 1 & 2 for the Malaysian Grand Prix


Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur
Friday 23 March 2012

The Marussia F1 Team steadily worked their way through a diverse, interesting and ultimately very productive programme in Kuala Lumpur today as the opening day of running for the 2012 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix got underway in typically hot and sticky conditions at the Sepang International Circuit.
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Malaysian GP - Plenty going on in Sepang


It was a very busy day for Scuderia Ferrari, with Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso getting through a lot of work, to be as well prepared as possible for qualifying and for the fourteenth edition of the Malaysian Grand Prix. Between them, the two F2012s covered 94 laps, 50 for Fernando and 44 down to Felipe. There were plenty of ingredients to work with, as Team Principal Stefano Domenicali made clear during this afternoon’s FIA press conference: now it’s down to the engineers to prepare all the ingredients as well as possible so that they make up the right dish for tomorrow afternoon.
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Kimi Räikkönen: “The Pace is there in the Car”


After two sweltering practice sessions in the Malaysian sun, Kimi reflects on his day's work as the team ran through an extensive race setup programme in preparation for the race on Sunday.
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Malaysian Grand Prix – Back On Track with Kimi and Romain for Free Practice 2


With the team focused on fine-tuning race setup, the second session at the Sepang International circuit this afternoon saw good reliability from both E20s as the threat of rain failed to materialise
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Malaysian Grand Prix – All the Action from Free Practice 1


Round 2 of the Formula 1 World Championship kicked off today on a scorching morning in Kuala Lumpur, with a solid performance from Lotus F1 Team yielding top 10 placings and a good number of laps completed
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P Zero Silver overcomes challenging conditions of Malaysia


For the first time this year, Pirelli’s new P Zero Silver hard tyre was seen in action: ideal for the hot and humid conditions of Sepang, where the track temperature peaked at 47 degrees centigrade today.
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Malaysian Grand Prix: Friday Practice


Sebastian was the fastest of our drivers during first practice session at the Sepang Circuit, with Mark the quicker in the afternoon.
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A Race On Friday


Twenty four cars out on track for Friday practice at the second round of the world championship, just seven days after the Australian Grand Prix.

In the Toro Rosso camp, we believe in educating our two young drivers, but that doesn’t mean making life easy for them and today, they both completed a race distance, more if you consider the untimed in and out laps. No one else did more and that’s quite an achievement in the incredibly hot and humid conditions.
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2012 MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE


“We’ve got to keep pushing – there’s a lot of hard work ahead”
Sepang, Friday March 23

MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“I think Mercedes AMG look very strong and I don’t think we’ve seen the best of Red Bull Racing just yet – as usual, we expect them to be competitive. However, we weren’t too displeased with today’s running – relative performance doesn’t look too different from what we saw in Melbourne.
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2012 Malaysian Grand Prix, Free Practice Report


Sahara Force India completed a busy day of practice at the Sepang International Circuit ahead of Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix.
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MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE

23 MARCH 2012
Mark Gillan, Chief Operations Engineer: We have had a very constructive day's running, with all three drivers performing well in hot and humid conditions. We had no issues and completed the whole test programme. We are pleased with our preparation for the race, and we will look to build on this performance throughout the weekend.
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Free practice sessions at the Malaysian Grand Prix


Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Friday, 23rd of March 2012
Weather: Sunny – Air 31ºC, Track 47ºC
The Malaysian Grand Prix got underway today with the first and second practice sessions at Sepang, where HRT Formula 1 Team enjoyed a complete day of testing without great complications, taking another step forwards in this new age for the Spanish team.
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2012 MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE


SEPANG, 23 MARCH
Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg kicked off the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS team's track preparations for the PETRONAS Malaysian Grand Prix today with the first two practice sessions at the Sepang International Circuit.
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Malaysian GP – Practice – Friday, 23.03.2012


Weather: sunny and dry, 28-31°C air, 33-47°C track
The Sauber F1 Team did not have an ideal start to the weekend of the Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang, but is working in the right direction. After neither Kamui Kobayashi nor Sergio Pérez had been happy with the balance of the Sauber C31-Ferrari in the first free practice, the crew used the break for quite a few set-up changes. In the second session the balance improved, but Kamui missed a lot of time because of a gear box problem. Overall there is still a bit of work to do to get back into the same shape that brought the team sixth and eighth at the Australian Grand Prix last week.
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Second Practice Session Classification


2012 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS MALAYSIA GRAND PRIX - Kuala Lumpur

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:38.172 28 203.263
2 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:38.533 34 +0.361 202.518
3 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:38.535 30 +0.363 202.514
4 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:38.696 34 +0.524 202.184
5 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:38.853 33 +0.681 201.863
6 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:38.891 27 +0.719 201.785
7 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:39.133 29 +0.961 201.293
8 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:39.297 33 +1.125 200.960
9 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:39.311 22 +1.139 200.932
10 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:39.402 25 +1.230 200.748
11 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:39.444 35 +1.272 200.663
12 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:39.464 26 +1.292 200.623
13 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:39.625 20 +1.453 200.299
14 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:39.687 16 +1.515 200.174
15 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:39.696 29 +1.524 200.156
16 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:40.271 28 +2.099 199.008
17 B. SENNA BRA Williams F1 Team 1:40.678 34 +2.506 198.204
18 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:40.947 33 +2.775 197.676
19 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 1:41.464 25 +3.292 196.668
20 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 1:41.681 20 +3.509 196.249
21 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 1:42.594 18 +4.422 194.502
22 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:42.874 24 +4.702 193.973
23 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:43.658 18 +5.486 192.506
24 P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 1:43.823 22 +5.651 192.200

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First Practice Session Classification

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2012 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS MALAYSIA GRAND PRIX - Kuala Lumpur

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:38.021 19 203.576
2 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:38.535 21 +0.514 202.514
3 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:38.813 21 +0.792 201.945
4 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:38.826 19 +0.805 201.918
5 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:38.919 17 +0.898 201.728
6 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:39.092 20 +1.071 201.376
7 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:39.128 22 +1.107 201.303
8 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:39.298 23 +1.277 200.958
9 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:39.323 15 +1.302 200.908
10 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:39.440 19 +1.419 200.671
11 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams F1 Team 1:39.724 23 +1.703 200.100
12 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:39.783 23 +1.762 199.981
13 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:39.896 16 +1.875 199.755
14 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:39.910 21 +1.889 199.727
15 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:39.980 23 +1.959 199.587
16 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:40.099 23 +2.078 199.350
17 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 1:40.247 19 +2.226 199.056
18 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:40.469 23 +2.448 198.616
19 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 1:40.857 25 +2.836 197.852
20 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:41.085 23 +3.064 197.406
21 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 1:43.170 18 +5.149 193.416
22 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:44.580 14 +6.559 190.808
23 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:45.360 8 +7.339 189.396
24 P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 1:45.528 18 +7.507 189.094

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Malaysian GP - Massa: “start again from zero”


Sepang, 22 March – The F1 media are often keen to jump to conclusions: after Qualifying at Albert Park, the top three drivers were asked in the FIA press conference if that session was a reflection of what to expect for the whole season. After Sunday’s race, Lewis Hamilton was asked if he felt his title hopes were over. So perhaps it’s not surprising that, after just one race, the first of the season, the press, particularly the Italians have been claiming that Felipe Massa is to be replaced! The Brazilian Ferrari man is well used to these stories and so he was good natured when he had to dismiss them when he met the media in the hot and sticky Sepang paddock this afternoon.
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Malaysian GP – Alonso: “we cannot expect any miracles here”


Sepang, 22 March – With a good track record here in Malaysia, Fernando Alonso was picked to take up in this afternoon’s FIA conference. After a brilliant drive to fifth in Melbourne on Sunday, the media wanted to know if the Spaniard could expect to drive a better F2012 this week.
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Malaysian Grand Prix – How the RS27 Copes With the Heat?


From the anticipation of Australia to the melting pot of Malaysia, Renault Sport F1 Team Support Leader Ricardo Penteado reflects on the complications of back to back races, assesses what's required from the RS27 engine at the Sepang circuit, and shares his hopes for the weekend ahead
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Sepang; An Abrasive Adversary – Track Guide


Round 2 of the Formula 1 World Championship brings us to Malaysia, where the changeable weather, rough track surface, and undulating bends create quite a challenge for the drivers and engineers. Lotus F1 Team takes a look at the challenges of the Sepang International Circuit.
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The Malaysian Grand Prix from a tyre point of view


Sepang is one of the toughest tracks of the year for the tyres, because of the both the weather and track conditions. Pirelli is bringing the P Zero Silver hard and P Zero White medium tyre to the Malaysian Grand Prix, as the Italian firm’s motorsport director Paul Hembery will explain in a unique live chat that is available for streaming on your own website (details below).
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22 March


Technical feature: How engines are prepared for the heat and humidity of Malaysia


Just five days after the chequered flag fell on the opening Grand Prix of the 2012 season, the Renault Sport F1 crew will be hard at work once again this week as practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix will be well underway. But the challenges set by the Sepang International Circuit are in stark contrast to those experienced just one week earlier at Albert Park.
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Aerolab and 1Malaysia Racing Team cleared by High Court in London

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On 21/03/2012, the High Court of Justice in London handed down its judgment concerning Aerolab/FondTech, 1Malaysia Racing Team (Lotus Racing at the time the dispute occurred and now Caterham F1 Team) and Mike Gascoyne in the case brought against them by Force India Formula 1 Limited alleging the misuse of confidential information and related intellectual property rights.
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21 March


Caterham (formerly Team Lotus) and Aerolab found liable for using Force India intellectual property


Following the publication of Team Lotus wind tunnel model pictures in November 2009, Force India Formula One Team lodged a complaint with the Criminal Court in Italy and subsequently commenced civil proceedings in the UK High Court, citing concerns in respect of Team Lotus, Aerolab and Mike Gascoyne illegally copying Force India Formula One Team design intellectual property accessed from secure files held at Aerolab.
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Malaysian Grand Prix View


Heikki Kovalainen: "I've been looking forward to getting back to Malaysia and after the race in Australia it's good that we can get straight back on track so quickly. I've accepted the penalty I was given for passing Vettel under the safety car - it was definitely a bit harsh but the rules are set and it's just unfortunate I made a small mistake that will put me back five places on the grid at Sepang. It's not really a problem - we know we can pass the cars that will probably be ahead on the grid and I'll just have to do my best to put myself as far up the grid as I can on Saturday so we can minimise the effect of the penalty in the race.
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"Sepang is probably my favourite track"


Australia may not have had the dream ending Romain had hoped for, but It takes a lot more than bad luck to knock the Frenchman out of his stride.
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"It doesn’t feel like I’ve been away”


Qualifying in eighteenth position wasn’t quite the plan in Australia, but a storming drive through the field to seventh showed that the Iceman is back.
What will Sepang hold?
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Blink of an Eye

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What we’re saying about the Malaysian Grand Prix
2012 Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix, Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur
23-24-25 March 2012

All you need to know >>> Laps 56…Circuit length 5.543kms…Race distance 310.418kms…First F1 race 1999…Grands Prix hosted - 13 to date. Turns 15 - 5 left, 10 right…Big cooling test - water, oil, gearbox, electrical boxes…High speed corners - high G loads, good test of steering and suspension systems…Pirelli P Zero Silver hard tyre debuts - joined by P Zero White medium. ..Heat, humidity, could rain (a lot)…home race for Marussia F1 Team Official Partner QNet - direct selling “the best products in the right business”
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Preview to the Malaysian GP


21 March 2012 — Just one week after the season-opening Australian Grand Prix comes round two, held at the Sepang International Circuit outside the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. The 5.543km, 15 turn permanent course sits to the upper end of the ‘power tracks’ with 60% of the lap spent at full throttle. The main challenge is however preparing the engine’s cooling systems to cope with the intense heat and humidity of the tropical climate.
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2012 Malaysian Grand Prix preview


Sepang facts & stats
A regular fixture on the Formula 1 calendar since 1999, the Sepang circuit was the first of the government-funded, Hermann Tilke-designed venues that now prevail in the sport.

Several high-speed changes of direction, coupled with long straights and tight hairpins, make the 5.543km track a thorough workout. Good car balance is vital and it’s no coincidence that the winner of the Malaysian Grand Prix has gone on to win the world title for the past three seasons.

The heat and humidity of the tropics add another dimension to this race. Blistering track and ambient temperatures make it hard on tyres, tough on drivers and one of the most physically difficult races for all F1 personnel.
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2012 MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX


SEPANG, 23-25 MARCH
Race Preview Feature Two: The Safety Car... and a special anniversary
The Malaysian Grand Prix holds the unique distinction of being the only Grand Prix circuit at which the Safety Car has not been officially deployed in the past ten years - in spite of often unpredictable weather conditions. With Mercedes-AMG once again supplying both the Official F1(tm) Safety Car and Official F1(tm) Medical Car for 2012 - the 17th season in which it has done so - it's the perfect opportunity to look at how often this race-changing factor comes into play...
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20 March


Two sides to Malaysia for the Scuderia


Sepang, 20 March – The history of Scuderia Ferrari at the Malaysian Grand Prix can be divided into two phases. The first, from 1999 to 2008, was full of success, some of them astonishing: like Michael Schumacher in the wet in 2001, the inaugural race with the same Schumacher who played good cop bad cop in qualifying and the race to let his team-mate Eddie Irvine win, then in 2008 with a simply mighty Kimi Raikkonen.
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The battle with the heat is played out in advance


Kuala Lumpur, 20 March – The Malaysian Grand Prix is synonymous with heat and above all with humidity. There is no other race on the current Formula 1 calendar at which these factors weigh so heavily both on the cars and drivers and also on the team personnel.
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MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX PREVIEW

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Friday 23 to Sunday 25 March, 2012
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Round 2 of 20

The first Hermann Tilke-built Formula One track hosts its 14th Malaysian Grand Prix this year, and it’s endeared itself to the teams and drivers over that period. It has several quick corners, particularly turns 5 and 6, and a couple of long straights and the high ambient temperatures make it a real test of man and machine. Efficient downforce is vital at this track, so expect the best cars to stretch their legs at the front.
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Eric Boullier on the Malaysian GP: “The E20 should be competitive in Malaysia"


The Enstone family is unique in its ‘human' approach to Formula 1; a strategy Team Principal Eric Boullier believes will drive the team forwards.
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Pirelli P Zero Silver hard tyre makes its 2012 debut


What’s the story?
The 2012-specification of the P Zero Silver, the hardest and most durable tyre of Pirelli’s Formula One range, will make its debut at the Malaysian Grand Prix: a race that pushes tyres to the limits due to extremes of weather that frequently take in soaring temperatures as well as torrential rain.
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2012 Malaysian Grand Prix Preview


Sahara Force India looks ahead to round two of the 2012 Formula One season in Sepang, Malaysia.

Vijay’s Vision
The Australian Grand Prix was certainly an action-packed race and good viewing for the fans. It’s just a shame that we got caught up in some of the drama when Nico was taken out on the very first lap of the race. These things happen in racing, but it was a cruel end to an excellent weekend for him.
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2012 MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX - PREVIEW


SEPANG, 23-25 MARCH

Round two of the 2012 Formula One World Championship takes the MERCEDES
AMG PETRONAS team to Malaysia, home of the team's title partner
PETRONAS. The PETRONAS Malaysian Grand Prix will take place on Sunday 25
March at the 5.543 km Sepang International Circuit, just outside of
Kuala Lumpur.
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Preview – Malaysian Grand Prix


2nd Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 23rd to 25th March 2012

Melbourne/Hinwil, 18th March 2012 – After having just shown a strong performance at the opening round of the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship in Melbourne, the Sauber F1 Team is looking forward to the Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix which will take place in less than one week’s time in Sepang. It will be the first race of the season on a permanent circuit, and so has different demands on the drivers and the Sauber C31-Ferrari.
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Malaysian Grand Prix Preview

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23rd-25th March
Sepang International Circuit, 56 laps, 5.543km
Kuala Lumpur, 19th of March 2012
After a frenetic start to the season, there’s no time to take a breather as the Formula 1 World Championship quickly moves on to Kuala Lumpur for the Malaysian Grand Prix. HRT Formula 1 Team is looking to the leave behind the disappointment of not taking part in the race in Australia, but is confident that the teamwork will help us to continue progressing in the second round of the championship. The team is bonding and is working on solving the issues that the young car had in its first taste of the action in Melbourne.
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19 March


AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX REVIEW


19 MARCH 2012
While neither of its FW34s finished Sunday's 58-lap Australian Grand Prix, the Williams F1 Team left Melbourne feeling upbeat about the potential of the car. Chief Operations Engineer Mark Gillan talks us through a weekend of speed and consistency Down Under.
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18 March


Kimi Räikkönen: "I think we have a chance to fight for podiums"


18 March 2012
Kimi shares his thought on an eventful day down under, as he made his long awaited Formula 1 comeback at the 2012 Australian Grand Prix
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Romain Grosjean: "With a bit more luck I think we could have achieved a great result today"


18 March 2012
Romain gives us an insight into his Albert Park race debut, on a weekend which began as a fairytale story for the Frenchman, but ultimately lacked the happy ending it deserved
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Renault RS27 powers Red Bull Racing to second position in Australian Grand Prix


The Renault RS27 V8 engine today powered Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel to second position in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.
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All Our Birthdays - 2012 Australian Grand Prix - The Race


2012 Australian Grand Prix - The Race
Albert Park Circuit, Melbourne
Sunday 18 March 2012

The Marussia F1 Team’s Timo Glock and Charles Pic rounded off a momentous weekend in Melbourne today by ending the season-opening 2012 Qantas Australian Grand Prix in 14th and 15th positions. For a car that has had no pre-season testing, the MR01 has behaved impeccably throughout its racing debut and rewarded all the hard work and determination that has brought the team through the tough winter months.
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Sunday in Melbourne


Riad Asmat, Caterham Group Chief Executive: "We have a great deal of very good news to take out of today. Obviously we did not want to finish like that, but after both Heikki and Vitaly negotiated their way around the first corner clash we were quickly up to speed with the likes of Force India, Williams and even Ferrari, and that's very encouraging for next week in our first home race of the season in Malaysia and the season ahead. We have work to do to make sure we cure the problems we encountered today, but we will do just that and come back even more strong in Sepang."
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Australian Grand Prix – Race Report


Lotus F1 Team kicked off the 2012 Formula 1 season with a day of mixed emotions in Melbourne, as Kimi mounted a superb comeback charge and Romain's fairytale weekend came to a cruel and premature end
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Australian GP - A strong showing from Alonso limits the damage in Melbourne


Scuderia Ferrari leaves Melbourne with ten points to its name, thanks to a fifth place for Fernando Alonso. However, Felipe Massa had to retire after a collision with Senna on lap 47, when he was lying thirteenth. Fernando ran a two stop race, using the Pirelli Softs at the start and then the Mediums in the two remaining stints. Felipe also started on the Softs and did one more pit stop, both because he suffered more with tyre degradation than his team-mate and also because he made the most of the Safety Car period to change tyres.
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Pirelli puts the accent on strategy in Australia


Pirelli’s 2012-specification tyres delivered on their promise to provide a greater variety of race strategies by decreasing the performance gaps between the compounds this year. The new versions of the P Zero Yellow soft and P Zero White medium were nominated for the Australian Grand Prix, but the drivers had very little dry running with them before the start, as Friday’s free practice sessions in Albert Park were characterised by rain.
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AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX RACE


18 MARCH 2011
Race Notes
• The Williams-Renault FW34 proved promising in the season opener.
• Pastor was running in a solid sixth position until a last lap spin ended his race.
• Bruno’s race was hampered by an unscheduled pitstop following a first corner collision with Daniel Ricciardo.
• Bruno retired on lap 53, after making contact with Felipe Massa.
• Pastor was classified 13th, with Bruno 16th.
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2012 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX


Albert Park, Sunday March 18

“We can do great things with this car”
MARTIN WHITMARSH", Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Jenson was utterly immaculate today. He made a brilliant start, slipping past Lewis who got bogged down momentarily, and after that he controlled the race with consummate authority.
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2012 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX - RACE


MELBOURNE, 18 MARCH
A strong weekend in Melbourne came to a disappointing end for the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS team today with Nico Rosberg finishing the Australian Grand Prix in 12th place and team-mate Michael Schumacher retiring.
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Australian Grand Prix: Team Reaction


March 18, 2012 
The team made a great comeback today in Oz after a difficult Saturday, with Seb securing a podium spot and Mark coming fourth. Here’s what the team and drivers thought of this afternoon’s race.
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Two points in the season opener


It’s points that decide a team’s and a driver’s status in Formula 1 but even better than picking up our first two of the year, courtesy of Daniel Ricciardo’s ninth place, was the way the team, our new drivers and the cars performed from Friday morning through to Sunday night at this first race weekend of the year. Encouraging is the best word to use and everyone is raring to go again, starting in just five days’ time at the Sepang Circuit in Malaysia.
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Australian GP – Race – Sunday, 18.03.2012


Weather: sunny and dry, 22-21°C air, 30-22°C track

The Sauber F1 Team showed a strong performance in the opening race of the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship. Kamui Kobayashi finished sixth at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, his team mate Sergio Pérez came home in eighth place. Until the ultimate lap of an exciting race the internal order had been the other way round with Sergio in seventh and Kamui in ninth place. Another driver’s accident caused some difficulties for Sergio. Just the same as last year, the Mexican managed to get away with only one pit stop. He drove 34 laps on a set of soft tyres, while Kamui was on a two stop strategy.
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2012 Australian Grand Prix Race Report


Sahara Force India picked up a point in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix as Paul Di Resta grabbed the final point in a dramatic last corner squabble. Team-mate Nico Hulkenberg was an innocent victim of the first lap carnage as he was hit from behind, which damaged the rear suspension and led to an early retirement.
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Race Classification after 58 Laps - 307.574 Kms


2012 FORMULA 1 QANTAS AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX - Melbourne

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH
1 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 58 1:34:09.565 195.991
2 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 58 1:34:11.704 +2.139 195.917
3 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 58 1:34:13.640 +4.075 195.850
4 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 58 1:34:14.112 +4.547 195.833
5 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 58 1:34:31.130 +21.565 195.246
6 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 58 1:34:46.331 +36.766 194.724
7 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 58 1:34:47.579 +38.014 194.681
8 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 58 1:34:49.023 +39.458 194.632
9 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 58 1:34:49.121 +39.556 194.628
10 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 58 1:34:49.302 +39.737 194.622
11 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 58 1:34:49.413 +39.848 194.618
12 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 58 1:35:07.207 +57.642 194.011
13 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 57 1:32:57.859 DNF 195.088
14 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 57 1:34:54.824 +1 LAP 191.081
15 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 53 1:30:30.587 DNF 186.317
16 B. SENNA BRA Williams F1 Team 52 1:27:08.928 DNF 189.851

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6 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 46 1:16:28.791 DNF 191.374
20 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 38 1:03:48.677 DNF 189.478
21 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 34 54:38.913 DNF 197.958
7 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 10 15:52.170 DNF 200.497
10 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1 1:43.730 DNF 184.042
12 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 0 DNF

FASTEST LAP
J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:29.187 on lap 56 214.053

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17 March


Saturday in Melbourne


Weather
FP3: Sunshine, clear skies, air temp 21° - 22°, track temp 29° - 30°
Quali: Sunshine, clear skies, air temp 22°, track temp 30°
Fastest laps / positions:
FP3: KOV 1.28.340, 19th / PET 1.28.702, 20th
Q1: KOV 1.28.679, 19th / PET 1.29.018, 20th
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Qualified Success - Free Practice 3 & Qualifying


17 March 2012
Free Practice 3 & Qualifying for the 2012 Australian Grand Prix

Today was a day where can rightly consider P21 for Timo Glock and P22 for Charles Pic a qualified success for our team. Their positions belie a monumental effort by the whole team to get an untested car through its pivotal first qualifying session, and to finish well inside the 107% qualifying time, with no reliability issues whatsoever.
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Australian GP - Alonso and Massa out in Q2. An inauspicious start in Melbourne


The outcome of the first qualifying session of the 2012 season was definitely disappointing for Scuderia Ferrari: neither driver managed to get through to the final part of the session, with Fernando Alonso in twelfth place and Felipe Massa sixteenth at the end of Q2. However, while making it to Q3 was out of reach for Felipe, one could not say the same of Fernando who was unable to run a second set of the Pirelli Soft tyres, after going off track, remaining stuck in a gravel trap after the start of his second timed lap.
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Australian Grand Prix – Qualifying Report


Lotus F1 Team experienced both ends of the emotional spectrum this afternoon in Melbourne, as Romain made a big impression on his Albert Park debut while Kimi suffered an unexpected blow on his return to the sport
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Hamilton claims pole position at Albert Park


McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton has taken pole position for the Australian Grand Prix, using Pirelli’s P Zero Yellow soft tyre to set a time of 1m24.922s around the Albert Park circuit. Hamilton beat his team mate Jenson Button to claim the 21st pole position of his career and the first all-McLaren front row since the 2009 European Grand Prix. Hamilton’s last pole position with Pirelli came at the 2011 Korean Grand Prix.
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Australian Grand Prix, Qualifying: Team Reaction


Our first qualifying of the year saw Mark and Seb put their RB8s on row three for tomorrow's Australian Grand Prix. Here's what they and the team thought of this afternoon's performances...
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A great preparation for the first race of the season


Smiles all round in the Scuderia Toro Rosso garage this evening. You have read it everywhere in the months leading up to the start of the 2012 World Championship, no one was ready to make a prediction as to the hierarchy among the teams based on the results of winter testing. Clearly, the initial judgement would only come at the end of the first Qualifying session of the season. In fact, this evening’s hour of low fuel running did not paint a very clear picture, but it did throw up some surprises.
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AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING


17 MARCH 2011
Qualifying Notes
• Pastor drove into the top 10, putting his Williams-Renault eighth for tomorrow’s race.
• Bruno ended today 14th after his first qualifying session for the team.
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2012 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING


Albert Park, Saturday March 17
“The most beautiful car in Formula 1 – and, today, the fastest!”
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“It feels very good to be back at the front of the grid, not only bagging pole position but also P2, to tie up the entire front row for Vodafone McLaren Mercedes.
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2012 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING


MELBOURNE, 17 MARCH
Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg qualified in fourth and seventh places respectively at the end of an exciting qualifying hour for the Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park in Melbourne.
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2012 Australian Grand Prix Qualifying Report


Sahara Force India enjoyed a productive day in Melbourne as Nico Hulkenberg qualified in ninth place for tomorrow’s Australian Grand Prix. Teammate Paul Di Resta will line up in P15.
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Free Practice 3 & qualifying - Australian Grand Prix


Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia
Saturday, 17th of March 2012

14.00-15.00 FORMULA 1 PRACTICE SESSION 3
Pedro de la Rosa F112-001 #22 23rd (12 laps) 1:33.114
Narain Karthikeyan F112-002 #23 24th (13 laps) 1:33.261

17.00-18.00 FORMULA 1 QUALIFYING SESSION
Pedro de la Rosa F112-001 #22 23rd (6 laps) 1:33.495
Narain Karthikeyan F112-002 #23 24th (6 laps) 1:33.643
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Australian GP – Qualifying – Saturday, 17.03.2012


Weather: sunny and dry, 19°C air, 26-35°C track
After a very positive first qualifying session in which Kamui Kobayashi set the fastest lap overall and Sergio Pérez was fifth, the second part of qualifying turned out to be disappointing for the Sauber F1 Team. Kobayashi struggled from a lack of grip and some traffic and could not repeat the lap time he did in Q1. The Japanese qualified 13th for the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. For Pérez Q2 was even worse as he could not do a flying lap because of a gearbox problem. The Mexican finished last in Q2, which means he qualified 17th overall.
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Qualifying Session Classification


2012 FORMULA 1 QANTAS AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX - Melbourne

POS NAME ENTRANT Q1 PERCENT Q2 Q3

1 L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:26.800 100.717 1:25.626 1:24.922
2 J. BUTTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:26.832 100.754 1:25.663 1:25.074
3 R. GROSJEAN Lotus F1 Team 1:26.498 100.366 1:25.845 1:25.302
4 M. SCHUMACHER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:26.586 100.468 1:25.571 1:25.336
5 M. WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1:27.117 101.084 1:26.297 1:25.651
6 S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:26.773 100.685 1:25.982 1:25.668
7 N. ROSBERG Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:26.763 100.674 1:25.469 1:25.686
8 P. MALDONADO Williams F1 Team 1:26.803 100.720 1:26.206 1:25.908
9 N. HULKENBERG Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:27.464 101.487 1:26.314 1:26.451
10 D. RICCIARDO Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:27.024 100.977 1:26.319 DNS
11 J. VERGNE Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:26.493 100.360 1:26.429
12 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari 1:26.688 100.587 1:26.494
13 K. KOBAYASHI Sauber F1 Team 1:26.182 100.000 1:26.590
14 B. SENNA Williams F1 Team 1:27.004 100.953 1:26.663
15 P. DI RESTA Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:27.469 101.493 1:27.086
16 F. MASSA Scuderia Ferrari 1:27.633 101.683 1:27.497
17 S. PEREZ Sauber F1 Team 1:26.596 100.480 DNF
18 K. RAIKKONEN Lotus F1 Team 1:27.758 101.828
19 H. KOVALAINEN Caterham F1 Team 1:28.679 102.897
20 V. PETROV Caterham F1 Team 1:29.018 103.290
21 T. GLOCK Marussia F1 Team 1:30.923 105.501
22 C. PIC Marussia F1 Team 1:31.670 106.367
P. DE LA ROSA HRT F1 Team 1:33.495 108.485
N. KARTHIKEYAN HRT F1 Team 1:33.643 108.657

QUALIFYING CRITERIA 1:32.214 107.000
POLE POSITION LAP
L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:24.922 224.803 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:24.922 224.803 KPH


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Third Practice Session Classification


2012 FORMULA 1 QANTAS AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX - Melbourne

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:25.681 18 222.812
2 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:25.758 21 +0.077 222.612
3 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:25.900 20 +0.219 222.244
4 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:25.906 17 +0.225 222.228
5 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:25.929 23 +0.248 222.169
6 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:26.078 14 +0.397 221.784
7 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:26.211 12 +0.530 221.442
8 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:26.470 17 +0.789 220.779
9 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:26.632 20 +0.951 220.366
10 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:26.723 17 +1.042 220.135
11 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:26.733 15 +1.052 220.109
12 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:26.737 19 +1.056 220.099
13 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:26.755 21 +1.074 220.054
14 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:27.029 23 +1.348 219.361
15 B. SENNA BRA Williams F1 Team 1:27.119 20 +1.438 219.134
16 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:27.323 19 +1.642 218.622
17 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:27.428 22 +1.747 218.360
18 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:28.023 19 +2.342 216.884
19 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 1:28.341 19 +2.660 216.103
20 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 1:28.702 11 +3.021 215.224
21 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 1:30.728 13 +5.047 210.417
22 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:31.225 14 +5.544 209.271
23 P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 1:33.114 12 +7.433 205.026
24 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:33.261 13 +7.580 204.702

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16 March


Australian Grand Prix - FP1 & FP2


Weather
FP1: No rain during session, wet track at start, drying out during session, track temp 21°-23°, air temp 20°-23°
FP2: Rain in early part of session, drying out, air temp 21°, track temp 24°
Fastest laps/positions:
FP1: KOV 1:30.586, 17th / PET 1:31.983, 20th
FP2: KOV 1:31.932, 8th / PET 1:32.767, 13th
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Getting Our Feet Wet


Free Practice 1 & 2 for the Season-Opening Australian Grand Prix
Albert Park Circuit, Melbourne, Friday 16 March 2012
The opening free practice sessions for Sunday’s curtain-raising 2012 Qantas Australian Grand Prix were always going to be about the Marussia F1 Team getting their feet wet, as the team fielded its as yet untested MR01 race cars for the first time in competitive conditions. In that respect the team were not disappointed, as the Albert Park circuit witnessed warm, cold, wet and dry conditions during today’s three hours of running.
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Australian GP - A day that was hard to understand


The 2012 season has got underway in indecipherable fashion. After so many kilometres in winter testing at Jerez de la Frontera and Barcelona, today one could have expected a few indications from the first two free practice sessions of the Australian Grand Prix, however, the weather, which was to say the least somewhat variable, affected both FP1 and FP2. Therefore times from this first Friday of the season are even less relevant than usual. The two F2012 completed a total of 59 laps, just one more than Sunday’s race distance. The only incident of the day came in the morning, when Felipe went off the track, luckily without any consequence for either driver or car.
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Australian Grand Prix – Free Practice 1 Report


Grey clouds and damp conditions greeted the teams as the Formula 1 circus rolled into Albert Park this morning, with intermittent showers resulting in limited running for the majority of the paddock
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Looking to the clouds


Formula One’s ability to attract the rain combined with the saying about Melbourne that if you don’t like the weather you only have to wait a few moments for it to change, provided a double whammy of wet weather to complicate matters on this the first day of the 2012 season.
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P Zero Slicks and Cinturato wets see action in Melbourne


Pirelli’s 2012 season got underway with the new Cinturato Green intermediate tyre – named after the range with which Pirelli started its original Formula One campaign in the 1950s – as Toro Rosso’s new recruit Jules Vergne took to a damp track in Albert Park for the first free practice session of the year.
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Australian Grand Prix - Friday Practice: Drivers' Reaction


March 16, 2012 
On a damp, occasionally wet track the first practice of the first grand prix of 2012 finally got under way at Albert Park, here’s what Sebastian and Mark made of the day’s practice in Australia:
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2012 Australian Grand Prix Free Practice Report


Sahara Force India made the most of mixed weather conditions in Albert Park as the 2012 season got underway with free practice for the Australian Grand Prix.

Paul Di Resta (VJM05/02)
FP1: P13 1:29.881 18 laps
FP2: P6 1:31.466 13 laps
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Free Practice Australian Grand Prix


Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia
Friday, 16th of March 2012

Weather: Rainy – air 25°C, track 21°C
Pedro de la Rosa F112 - 02 #22 24th
Narain Karthikeyan F112 - 01 #23 23rd
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2012 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX FREE PRACTICE: “MASSIVELY EXCITED ABOUT THE REST OF THE WEEKEND”



Albert Park, Friday March 16
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“After so many weeks of testing and talking, it’s exciting finally to get the season underway. As usual, Friday practice didn’t provide the answers many people were seeking – and, if anything, today’s changeable conditions meant the timesheets probably threw up a few more questions than answers – but it was nonetheless pleasing to get some productive running under our belts.
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AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE


16 MARCH 2012
Objectives
• Aero evaluations
• Tyre runs and set-up work
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2012 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE


MELBOURNE, 16 MARCH
The 2012 Formula One season got underway today with MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS drivers, Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg, taking part in the first two practice sessions in Melbourne ahead of Sunday's Australian Grand Prix.
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Australian GP – Practice – Friday, 16.03.2012


Weather: showers, drying track, 19-21°C air, 18-21°C track
In changing weather conditions the Sauber F1 Team enjoyed a smooth first day of free practice at the start of the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship. After some heavy showers the track was drying out during both sessions at the Albert Park circuit in Melbourne. Both Sauber C31-Ferraris were reliable and, despite the tricky track conditions and a few breathtaking drifts, the drivers, Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio Pérez, were quite happy with their first day of the Australian Grand Prix.
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Second Practice Session Classification


2012 FORMULA 1 QANTAS AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX - Melbourne

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:29.183 16 214.063
2 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:29.292 19 +0.109 213.801
3 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:30.199 23 +1.016 211.652
4 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:30.341 13 +1.158 211.319
5 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:30.709 14 +1.526 210.462
6 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:31.466 13 +2.283 208.720
7 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:31.505 14 +2.322 208.631
8 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 1:31.932 16 +2.749 207.662
9 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:32.184 17 +3.001 207.094
10 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:32.194 19 +3.011 207.072
11 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:32.296 20 +3.113 206.843
12 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 1:32.632 17 +3.449 206.092
13 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 1:32.767 15 +3.584 205.793
14 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:32.822 11 +3.639 205.671
15 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:33.039 18 +3.856 205.191
16 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:33.252 11 +4.069 204.722
17 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:34.108 21 +4.925 202.860
18 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:34.275 7 +5.092 202.501
19 B. SENNA BRA Williams F1 Team 1:34.312 17 +5.129 202.421
20 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:34.485 29 +5.302 202.051
21 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:34.604 31 +5.421 201.796
22 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:34.770 13 +5.587 201.443
23 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:42.627 16 +13.444 186.021
24 P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 1

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First Practice Session Classification


2012 FORMULA 1 QANTAS AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX - Melbourne

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:27.560 11 218.031
2 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:27.805 14 +0.245 217.422
3 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:28.235 17 +0.675 216.363
4 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:28.360 21 +0.800 216.057
5 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:28.467 21 +0.907 215.795
6 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:28.683 22 +1.123 215.270
7 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:28.908 23 +1.348 214.725
8 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:29.415 16 +1.855 213.507
9 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:29.565 8 +2.005 213.150
10 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:29.722 26 +2.162 212.777
11 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:29.790 21 +2.230 212.616
12 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:29.865 17 +2.305 212.438
13 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:29.881 18 +2.321 212.400
14 B. SENNA BRA Williams F1 Team 1:29.953 21 +2.393 212.230
15 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:30.124 22 +2.564 211.828
16 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:30.515 16 +2.955 210.913
17 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 1:30.586 16 +3.026 210.747
18 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:30.743 11 +3.183 210.383
19 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:31.178 17 +3.618 209.379
20 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 1:31.983 8 +4.423 207.547
21 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 1:34.730 8 +7.170 201.528
22 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:40.256 11 +12.696 190.420
23 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 3
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15 March


Video Interview – One Minute With Kimi


Kimi Räikkönen discusses his Formula 1 comeback with Lotus F1 Team
With only hours to go until the season opener begins with Free Practice 1 & 2 at the Albert Park circuit, Kimi talks us through his first impressions of the E20 and the key technical changes in the sport since he last raced in 2009.
This exclusive interview, filmed earlier today at one of Melbourne's premier hotels, represents another milestone in of one of the most eagerly awaited comebacks in Formula 1 history.
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The Australian Grand Prix from a tyre point of view


Pirelli enters its second season of Formula One as exclusive tyre supplier with the entire range of tyres renewed compared to the previous year. This has been in response to new aerodynamic and technical regulations, which have had a profound impact on car design.
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Jean-Eric's Melbourne View


As he prepares for his debut in Formula One in the Australian Grand Prix, Toro Rosso's Jean-Eric Vergne talks about the racing, the media and his hopes for Sunday afternoon. [Read More!]
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14 March


Preview to the Australian GP


14 March 2012 — The 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship restarts this weekend with the Australian Grand Prix, held at the 5.303km Albert Park circuit in Melbourne.
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Microsoft Partners with Lotus F1 Team


14 maart 2012
Lotus F1 Team announces a three-year partnership with Microsoft. Microsoft Dynamics to be utilised at Enstone for end-to-end business transformation. Branding on the E20 to be unveiled at the Australian Grand Prix.
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13 March


Daniel Ricciardo's Australian GP Preview


As he prepares to race for the first time at his home grand prix, Daniel Ricciardo talks Australia, season set-up and starting the 2012 Formula One season with Toro Rosso. [Read More!]
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Visa joins Caterham F1 Team


Tue 13 Mar, 2012
Caterham F1 Team has announced a multi-year agreement with Visa as the team's Hospitality and Experiential Marketing Partner.
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Massa’s diary – I can’t wait to get on the track!


This morning I arrived in Melbourne. The journey from Sao Paulo is very long: first you go to Santiago in Chile, then a long hop as far as Auckland in New Zealand, which is the final stop before we arrive in Australia. It’s funny: you lose a day because you cross the International Date Line heading West, and I’ll have to take the journey back the other way to get it back again! Today I had some rest after so many hours in an aeroplane and I tried to adapt quickly to the different time zone.
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Alonso’s diary – Finally back to racing!


I arrived in Melbourne last night. It’s the longest journey of the year and the prime objective is to adapt as soon as possible to the time difference, as there are no less than ten hours difference between Oviedo and here! I always like coming to this city. The atmosphere is very special, and there is a sense of relaxation and of being laid back that you don’t find so often elsewhere in the world. Australians seem to have found the recipe for the good life. Of course, they have problems like the rest of us and actually it’s hard for us to judge based on a visit that only lasts ten days a year, but that’s the impression I have. Now I can’t wait for this first race weekend to get underway.
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Romain Grosjean on the Australian GP: “I Can't Wait to Go For It”


With the GP2 Asia and GP2 Series titles under his belt, Romain returns to the place where his Formula 1 career began with a fresh determination
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Kimi Räikkönen on the Australian GP: "Everybody wants to race”


Poles, podiums, wins, a World Title; Kimi Räikkönen has been there, and done it all in Formula 1. Now he's back for more, and hungrier than ever.
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2012 Australian Grand Prix Preview

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Sahara Force India gears up for the 2012 season opener ‘down under’ in Melbourne, Australia. Read the preview interviews below.
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12 March


Tyre strategy to form the key to the 2012 season


WHAT’S THE STORY?
Having helped to set the fastest-ever lap of Albert Park during qualifying last year, Pirelli has a tough act to follow in 2012. But in its second season of Formula One, the Italian firm has placed the emphasis even more firmly on race strategy by reducing the performance gap between the compounds and extending the window of peak performance on every tyre.
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Eric Boullier on the Australian GP: “We Have a Superb Driver Line-Up”


With a new car, two new drivers, and a host of new resources being developed at Enstone, Team Principal Eric Boullier has a bright vision for the future
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AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


Friday 16 to Sunday 18 March, 2012
Melbourne, Australia, Round: 1 of 20
The parkland setting provides a brilliant backdrop for the season-opener, and Albert Park itself is an interesting circuit. It has a few quick sections and some slow and technically demanding combinations that present the drivers and engineers with a few headaches. The late start time of 5pm makes visibility tricky when the sun begins to set, but it’s not an insurmountable problem for the drivers. Williams F1 has won in Melbourne once, in 1996 – as has Bruno Senna, in Formula 3.
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11 March


Charlie Whiting’s Q&A on new rules for the 2012 F1 season


11/03/2012
Sporting Regulations

Q: Why has a four-hour total time limit been put on Grands Prix?
CW: Last season the race in Montreal went on for four hours and four minutes. A race really should not go on longer than that. Should four hours elapse during a future race, drivers will receive a signal telling them they have one more lap before the chequered flag.
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Formula 1 Logistics [Part 2]


With around 30 tonnes of equipment now in the air and travelling to the other side of the globe, the next task for Race Team Co-ordinator Geoff Simmonds is to round up the troops, and get straight back to work when the team emerges on the other side in the land of Aus
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10 March


Formula 1 Logistics


Imagine travelling 160,000km every year, just to get to work: it's all part of the job in Formula 1, and with time at a premium, there's no room for error
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09 March


Australian Grand Prix View


Heikki Kovalainen: "After three pretty solid weeks of testing we're heading to Melbourne in good shape. We've clearly moved on from where we started in 2011, and are a long way ahead of where we were in 2010 but we're still all staying very realistic about what we can do this season. Apart from a few issues in the second test, which were all sorted out for T3, our reliability has been good, and both Vitaly and I put in laps that showed we are close to the pace we want to be. But as everyone knows the tests don't really tell you anything about where you are against everyone else, so we won't really know anything until Saturday in Melbourne.
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Webber's Australian GP Preview


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Alexander Rossi confirmed as Caterham F1 Team Test Driver


Alexander Rossi has today been confirmed as Caterham F1 Team's Test Driver, joining Race Drivers Heikki Kovalainen and Vitaly Petrov, and Reserve Driver Giedo van der Garde in the Anglo/Malaysian team's line-up. In his F1 role, he will be taking part in FP1 sessions in 2012, helping him to gain further experience at the highest level of global motorsport and further embedding him within the Caterham F1 Team.
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Alexander Rossi Signs with Caterham F1 Team as Official Test Driver


March 12, 2012 – Hingham, United Kingdom
Alexander Rossi has been confirmed today as Caterham F1 Team's Official Test Driver, joining Race Drivers Heikki Kovalainen and Vitaly Petrov in the Anglo-Malaysian team driver line-up. Alexander's Formula 1 role will have him take part in the Formula 1 race weekend events free practice sessions in 2012, along with work in the F1 Simulator; helping him gain further experience at the highest level of global motorsport, as he takes the next step towards a race seat with Caterham F1 Team.
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2012 Australian Grand Prix preview


Albert Park facts & stats

Between 1985 and ’95, the Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide became the venue for F1’s seasonal finale. However, since moving to Melbourne in 1996, Australia has become F1’s usual curtain-raiser, and its laidback and welcoming vibe make it the perfect location once again to kick off the FIA Formula 1 World Championship.
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2012 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX - PREVIEW


MELBOURNE, 16-18 MARCH
The 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship gets underway in Melbourne next week with the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. Hosted at the beautiful Albert Park for the 17th consecutive year, the 5.303 km street circuit is located south of Melbourne city centre, and uses public roads surrounding the man-made Albert Park lake.
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Race Preview Feature One: Regulation Changes for 2012


2012 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX, MELBOURNE, 16-18 MARCH
It wouldn't be a new Formula One season without a few new regulations to get our heads around. For 2012, they are relatively few in number, but have had a dramatic impact on the look of the current generation of Formula One cars - and also have the potential to alter the sporting outcome of races. Here are the most important new sections of the 2012 Sporting and Technical Regulations.
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Australian Grand Prix Preview


16th– 18th March, Albert Park, 58 laps, 5.303km
Madrid, 9th of March 2012
Just three months after packing everything up for the 2011 season in Brazil, the show is back on the road as the 2012 Formula 1 World Championship gets underway in Australia. A renewed HRT Formula 1 Team takes to the track in Melbourne with the F112 having seen the light only a few days ago but with some mileage under its belt. A step forward from last year but having missed out on preseason testing, the Spanish outfit faces a tough challenge at Albert Park next weekend. But the team has proved that with hard work and effort anything is possible.
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Preview – Australian Grand Prix


1st Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 16th to 18th March 2012
Hinwil, 9th March 2012 – After 12 comprehensive days of pre-season testing at the circuits in Jerez and Barcelona, it is time to go racing. The weekend of 16th to 18th March will see the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship kick off with the Qantas Australian Grand Prix at the Albert Park Circuit in Melbourne. The Sauber F1 Team with drivers Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio Pérez at the wheel of the Sauber C31-Ferraris wants to improve its position compared to 2011, when it finished seventh in the constructors’ ranking. Scoring points on a regular basis throughout the season is the target.
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07 March


Pirelli announces the new test car for 2012


Italian tyre firm Pirelli, the official tyre supplier to Formula One, will make use of a 2010 Renault R30 for testing purposes this year, with the test driver still to be appointed. A test driver should be appointed later this month.
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Ready to Race


Marussia F1 Team’s MR01 passes final crash test
Banbury, UK, 7 March 2012
Hot on the heels of a successful track debut with its new 2012 contender at Silverstone yesterday, the Marussia F1 Team is pleased to confirm that the MR01 has now passed the final FIA-observed crash test.
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06 March


Interview Karthikian and De la Rosa on HRT F112 launch


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HRT F112 Shakedown Barcelona


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The F112 covers its first kilometres at Montmeló


All the hard work has finally paid off today as the F112, the car with which HRT Formula 1 Team will compete this season, completed its first laps at the Circuit de Catalunya, in Barcelona.

Narain Karthikeyan (IND, Vitantonio Liuzzi (ITA) test driver, Luis Pérez Sala, (Team Principal), Saúl Ruiz de Marcos, (CEO), Dani Clos (Test Driver)  and Pedro De la Rosa  HRT F1 TEAM with the HRT F112 filming day, Montmeló (Spain) monday 5 march 2012 ©HRTF1-Rubio [Read More!]
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05 March


THE MR01. A New Car. A New Philosophy.


Banbury, UK
Monday 5 March 2012
2012 Marussia F1 Team Launch. Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, Northamptonshire. 5th March 2012. Charles Pic, Marussia F1, Team, Andy Webb, CEO, Marussia F1 Team, John Booth, Team Principal, Marussia F1 Team, Graham Lowdon, Sporting Director, Marussia F1 Team and Timo Glock, Marussia F1 Team. World Copyright:Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic
The MR01, the Marussia F1 Team’s contender for the 2012 season, has made its on-track debut. The Anglo-Russian team is running its new car for the first time today at Silverstone in the UK for a promotional event ahead of the season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne next weekend.
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Barcelona Testing Summary


5 March 2012
On a rollercoaster week at the Circuit de Catalunya, Kimi and Romain put the E20 through its paces for the final time before the season opener in Melbourne
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04 March


BARCELONA TEST – DAY FOUR


After three relatively trouble-free weeks of testing, Red Bull Racing faced a number of issues on its final day in Barcelona, which restricted Sebastian Vettel's time on track.
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Pirelli completes nearly 50,000 kilometres of testing


The accent was placed firmly on tyre strategy preparation for the first Grand Prix of the year in just two weeks¡¯ time, as pre-season testing finished in Barcelona today ¨C with nearly 50,000 kilometres completed after three tests.
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Pre-season testing ends at Montmelò. Set-up and tyre work for Alonso


Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya – 4.655 km
Driver: Fernando Alonso
Car: Ferrari F2012
Weather: air temperature 8/19°C, track temperature 9/24 °C. Sunny in the morning, overcast in the afternoon.
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BARCELONA TEST – day four: “Happy with progress – now it’s time for Melbourne”


Sunday March 4 2012
Driver Lewis Hamilton
Location Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona
Track length 4.655km
Weather Bright and sunny in the morning, eventually clouding over before an end-of-day shower just before the chequered flag.
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Barcelona Test Day Four


Bruno Senna and Pastor Maldonado were both behind the wheel for the final day of pre-season testing....Barcelona Test Day Four
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BARCELONA TEST - DAY 4


Circuit: Catalunya, 4.655 kms
Driver: Daniel Ricciardo
Car: STR7 – 03
Laps: 100
Best time: 1:23.393
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HRT will be tomorrow at Montmeló


HRT confirms that it will carry out a filming day tomorrow, Monday the 5th of March, at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona.
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BARCELONA TEST - DAY FOUR


Date Sunday 4 March 2012
Track Circuit de Catalunya
Driver Michael Schumacher
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Barcelona Test Report, 4 March 2012


Sahara Force India wrapped up its winter test programme today with Nico Hulkenberg covering 101 laps in the VJM05 as the team finalised its preparations for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.
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Test two in Barcelona – Day 4


Barcelona, 4th March 2012 – The Sauber F1 Team completed pre-season testing with Kamui Kobayashi at the wheel of the Sauber C31-Ferrari at the Circuit de Catalunya. The Japanese driver had a rather complex programme today. Before lunch he did a qualifying exercise under slightly different conditions than those of his team mate Sergio Pérez yesterday, and in the afternoon Kamui was carrying out further set up work under race conditions before an engine problem stopped him on track 90 minutes before the end of the final test day. Nevertheless the Sauber F1 Team has drawn a positive conclusion from testing in Barcelona and feels ready and confident for the start of the season in Melbourne.
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03 March


Massa again passes the 100 mark. Rain is wet blanket for GP simulation


Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya – 4.655 km
Driver: Felipe Massa
Car: Ferrari F2012
Weather: air temperature 10/18°C, track temperature 11/22 °C. Sunny in the morning, cloudy with rain at times in the afternoon.
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Barcelona Day 3 – Test summary


Lotus F1 Team had a curtailed day of testing at the Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona today, with steering issues in the morning and rain in the afternoon limiting track time to 43 laps
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BARCELONA TEST – DAY THREE


Mark Webber returned to the cockpit of Red Bull Racing’s RB8. After set-up work in the morning, the planned longer runs in the afternoon session were interrupted by rain. However, despite the shortened session Mark professed himself happy with his final day’s testing ahead of his home grand prix in Melbourne in two weeks’ time.
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BARCELONA TEST - DAY 3


Circuit: Catalunya, 4.655 kms
Driver: Daniel Ricciardo
Car: STR7 – 03
Laps: 131
Best time: 1:22.155
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BARCELONA TEST – day three: “A good feeling about the new package”



Date Saturday March 3 2012
Driver Jenson Button
Location Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona
Track length 4.655km
Weather Warm and sunny in the morning, before growing increasingly overcast. A brief rainshower hit the track at 4pm. Maximum ambient temperature 15.9°C, maximum track temperature 32.2°C
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Barcelona Test Report, 3 March 2012


Sahara Force India completed its penultimate day of winter testing as Paul Di Resta simulated a race distance in Barcelona.
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BARCELONA TEST - DAY THREE

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Date Saturday 3 March 2012
Track Circuit de Catalunya
Driver Nico Rosberg
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BARCELONA TEST DAY THREE


SATURDAY 3 MARCH, 2012
Driver: Bruno Senna
Chassis / engine: FW34-02 / RS27-5281/1
Location: Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona 4.655km
Objectives: Aero tests and race simulation
Weather: Dry and sunny in the morning, cloudy with some rain in the afternoon
Ambient & track temps: 19ºC / 23ºC
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Test two in Barcelona – Day 3


Barcelona, 3rd March 2012 – Another good day for the Sauber F1 Team at the Circuit de Catalunya. On his final day of pre-season testing Sergio Pérez did 47 laps in the morning, including a qualifying simulation. He has recorded the fastest lap overall of the Barcelona test so far on a set of soft compound tyres. After lunch he continued for another 53 laps with further race preparation until rain set in. With a few more runs after the break, including the use of intermediate tyres for the first time this year, the total mileage for today is 114 laps. Tomorrow, Sunday, Kamui Kobayashi will be on duty for his final day of testing before the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship kicks off in Melbourne.
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T03 Barcelona - Day Three


Circuito de Catalunya, Barcelona - 3rd March 2012
Driver: Heikki Kovalainen
Chassis: CT01-#3
Total laps: 64
Best lap: 1.22.630 (lap 43)
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Alonso completes a race simulation at Montmelo. Almost 600 km for the F2012


Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya – 4.655 km
Driver: Fernando Alonso
Car: Ferrari F2012
Weather: air temperature 6/22°C, track temperature 7/30 °C. Sunny.
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BARCELONA TEST - DAY 2


Circuit: Catalunya, 4.655 kms
Driver: Jean-Eric Vergne
Car: STR7 – 03
Laps: 45
Best time: 1:23.126
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Barcelona Test - Day 2


March 2, 2012 
After fog delayed the start of today’s running and the morning session was then interrupted by a number of red flags, Sebastian Vettel commented that the day of testing at the Circuit de Catalunya had not been the smoothest, but that despite the delays he believes the team is progressing well in advance of the first race.
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Barcelona Day 2 – Test summary


Lotus F1 Team went fastest, and one lap shy of furthest today on the second of four days testing at the Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona, Spain.

Once again the Spanish sunshine beamed down on the Circuit de Catalunya today, as Romain completed a mammoth 124 laps – almost 600 km – in the E20, including a race distance simulation. He ended the session with a best lap time of 1:22.614 – the fastest of the day by over half a second:
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T03 Barcelona - Day Two


Circuito de Catalunya, Barcelona - 2nd March 2012
Driver: Heikki Kovalainen
Chassis: CT01-#3
Total laps: 104
Best lap: 1.23.828
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BARCELONA TEST - DAY TWO


Date Friday 2 March 2012
Track Circuit de Catalunya
Driver Michael Schumacher
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BARCELONA TEST – day two: “I definitely feel we have a competitive car”



Date Friday March 2 2012
Driver Lewis Hamilton
Location Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona
Track length 4.655km
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BARCELONA TEST DAY TWO


FRIDAY 2 MARCH, 2012
Driver: Pastor Maldonado / Bruno Senna
Chassis / engine: FW34-02 / RS27-5341/1
Location: Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona 4.655km
Objectives: Pitstop practice
Weather: Dry and sunny all day
Ambient & track temps: 23ºC / 31ºC
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02 March


Barcelona Test Report, 2 March 2012


Sahara Force India completed a second day of work in Barcelona as Nico Hulkenberg got behind the wheel of the VJM05.
Day Two Stats
Chassis: VJM05-03
Laps: 36
Mileage: 168 km
Fastest lap: 1:23.893
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Test two in Barcelona – Day 2


Barcelona, 2nd March 2012 – For the Sauber F1 Team and Kamui Kobayashi today’s focus was on working with the car under race conditions and also comparing aero components in the afternoon. Despite interruptions due to an extraordinary number of red flags in the morning and an hydraulic leak in the late afternoon, it was still a positive day of testing with the Sauber C31-Ferrari.
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Lotus F1 Team Announces iRise as Technical Partner


2 march 2012
iRise® and Lotus F1 Team also agree to co-produce executive roundtable at the Monaco GP.
Lotus F1 Team is pleased to announce that iRise®, the global leader in enterprise visualization solutions, has joined the team as a Technical Partner. The team will leverage iRise software visualization to accelerate time-to-market for its critical software development initiatives.
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Barcelona Day 2: Three Questions to Romain


2 march 2012
It has the same good feeling that it did in Jerez; I can push and trust the car and you can really play with it which is very enjoyable.
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WILLIAMS GRAND PRIX HOLDINGS PERSONNEL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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2 March 2012. Grove, UK. Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC (Ticker: WGF1) today announced that Claire Williams will join the Board with effect from 1 April 2012 as Director of Marketing and Communications. The key marketing position at Williams has become available following the decision of Dominic Reilly to leave the Company at the end of March. At the same time, Sir Frank Williams, Founder and Team Principal, announced his decision to step down from the Board.
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01 March


Barcelona Day 1 – Test summary


On a warm day in Barcelona, Romain Grosjean made a successful return to the cockpit, and was pleased with the day's progress
Lotus F1 Team returned to the track today for the first of four days testing at the Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona, Spain. Romain Grosjean took the wheel, completing 73 laps and setting the fastest time of the day.
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BARCELONA TEST - DAY 1


Red Bull Racing returned to Barcelona for the final test before the start of the 2012 season and, with Mark Webber at the wheel, the team enjoyed a faultless day and was able to get through the full planned programme.
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BARCELONA TEST - DAY 1


Circuit: Catalunya, 4.655 kms
Driver: Jean-Eric Vergne
Car: STR7 – 03
Laps: 113
Best time: 1:24.216
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KH-7 enters Formula 1 with HRT


KH-7 and HRT Formula 1 Team have signed a sponsorship deal through which the leading brand in degreaser products will have its image present on the cars and drivers’ overalls.

The deal, which was signed between Josep Maria Lloreda, President of KH Lloreda, and Saúl Ruiz de Marcos, CEO of HRT F1 Team, at the team’s new headquarters, located at the Caja Mágica in Madrid, will be in force until the end of the season, although it could be extended. As a result, KH-7 becomes the first Spanish cleaning products brand to be present in the Formula 1 World Championship.
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BARCELONA TEST – day one: “Today was always about quality not quantity”



Date Thursday March 1 2012
Driver Jenson Button
Location Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona
Track length 4.655km
Weather Warm and sunny. Maximum ambient temperature 19.4°C
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BARCELONA TEST DAY ONE


THURSDAY 1 MARCH, 2012
Driver: Pastor Maldonado
Chassis / engine: FW34-02 / RS27-5281/1
Location: Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona 4.655km
Objectives: Aero correlation tests and set-up work
Weather: Dry and sunny all day
Ambient & track temps: 23ºC / 27ºC
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BARCELONA TEST - DAY ONE


Date Thursday 1 March 2012
Track Circuit de Catalunya
Driver Nico Rosberg
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Yet more miles in Montmelo


Massa makes progress with the F2012
Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya – 4.655 km
Driver: Felipe Massa
Car: Ferrari F2012
Weather: air temperature 9/21°C, track temperature 11/27 °C. Sunny.
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Barcelona Test Report, 1 March 2012


Sahara Force India was back in action today for the start of a second week of testing in Barcelona with Paul Di Resta behind the wheel of the VJM05.
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Test two in Barcelona – Day 1


Barcelona, 1st March 2012 – It was another productive day of pre-season testing for the Sauber F1 Team at the Circuit de Catalunya. Sergio Pérez did 118 laps on the first day of the second Barcelona test. He was busy evaluating some new aero components and doing mechanical set-up work. In the morning he was on short runs before switching the rhythm to longer ones in the afternoon. Today the Mexican was only using medium and hard compound tyres.
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Back in Business


1 march 2012
This is where all the efforts of the team back at Enstone who have worked tirelessly over the past week will come to fruition, and we can't wait to get started.
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