29 June


Preview – British Grand Prix


9th of 20 Rounds of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 6th to 8th July 2012

Hinwil, 29th June 2012 – After mixed fortunes at the recent European Grand Prix, the Sauber F1 Team has higher expectations for the weekend of the British Grand Prix in Silverstone, 6th to 8th of July. The Sauber C31-Ferrari will have updates for the ninth round of the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship. Kamui Kobayashi, who showed a great qualifying performance in Valencia and was initially lying fourth, remains positive despite the grid penalty he has been given. Sergio Pérez is determined to qualify better than he has done recently and is, therefore, focusing on Saturday’s job first.
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2012 Santander British Grand Prix preview



Silverstone facts & stats
Silverstone is inextricably linked with Formula 1: the circuit staged the opening round of the inaugural world championship in 1950 and has been the exclusive home of the British Grand Prix since 1987.

The track is situated on a plateau, on the site of a former World War II bomber station and, despite several facelifts over the years, it still retains much of its original high-speed challenge. It was the scene of F1’s first 160mph qualifying lap [set by Keke Rosebrg in a Williams in 1985], and the middle section of the ‘new’ lap – Copse, Becketts and Stowe – remains one of the fastest and most revered stretches of racetrack anywhere in the world.
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2012 BRITISH GRAND PRIX - PREVIEW


SILVERSTONE, 6-8 JULY
Round Nine of the 2012 Formula One World Championship is the British Grand Prix on Sunday 8 July. The second home race of the year for the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS team takes place at Silverstone, located just eight miles from the team's factory in Brackley and 20 miles from Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains in Brixworth.
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British Grand Prix Preview


6th-8th July, Silverstone – 52 laps – 5.891 km

Madrid, 29th of June 2012
Formula 1 is coming back home as Silverstone is where it all began in 1950 when the first race in the history of the World Championship took place. This circuit has hosted every British Grand Prix since 1950, barring periods between 1964 and 1986 when it took place at Brands Hatch and 1955 to 1962 when it was raced at Aintree. Silverstone is a fast, flowing track which combines very quick turns at the start with a number of slow ones towards the end of the lap. Maggots, Becketts and Chapel stand out as one of the most demanding combination of corners in the championship.
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Caterham F1 Team - British Grand PrixView


General
Race Laps: 52
Pitlane altitude (m): 102
2011 air / track temp (C): 25 / 34
2011 ATM pressure (HPA): 998
2011 humidity (%): 45
2011 wind (kph): NNE 20
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26 June


EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX REVIEW


26 June 2012
The European Grand Prix was a frustrating race for Williams F1. Bruno Senna came away with one world championship point, but many more were on offer until Pastor Maldonado's challenge came to a premature end. Our Chief Operations Engineer Mark Gillan gives us his thoughts.
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25 June


Love is Like a Heatwave – European Grand Prix, Sunday 24 June 2012


Lotus F1 Team secured another podium finish thanks to a searing performance from Kimi Räikkönen to finish second in today’s European Grand Prix. The Finn was terrific through the traffic and was able to challenge at the front right to the end of the race.
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24 June


European Grand Prix - Team Reaction


June 24, 2012
Mark, Sebastian, Christian and Cyril give their views on the afternoon’s events here in Valencia...
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More woes for Vergne


Jean-Eric was very disappointed with the fact he failed to finish a Grand Prix for the first time this season and there was more bad news a short while after the race was over.
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2012 European Grand Prix - Sunday


Here’s what our drivers had to say after the European Grand Prix here in Valencia…
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European GP - Alonso's day: a win and the title lead for the Reds in Valencia


After a double from Xabi Alonso in the Euro 2012 quarter final, here is one for Fernando Alonso, the first driver to take two wins this season. The Scuderia Ferrari man thus recorded his 29th win from 186 race starts in his career, the eighth from 46 races at the wheel of a “Prancing Horse”. It’s Fernando Alonso’s third European Grand Prix victory, the seventh for the team, coming on top of its win here in 2008 with Felipe Massa. For the Spaniard it’s his second win on home soil, after his victory in Barcelona in 2006. This is win 218 from 839 Grands Prix starts for the Scuderia.
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HOME ALONE


Valencia Street Circuit, Valencia, Spain
24 June 2012

PIC P15 1:46.701
GLOCK Did Not Take Part (Medical Reasons)
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Kimi Raikkonen claims second position in European Grand Prix


Kimi Raikkonen put the Renault-engined Lotus F1 Team into second position in today’s thrilling European Grand Prix.
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2012 EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX - RACE


VALENCIA, 24 JUNE
At the end of an exciting European Grand Prix in Valencia, Michael Schumacher finished in third place today, taking the 155th podium finish of his career, with team-mate Nico Rosberg finishing in sixth place.
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EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX RACE


24 JUNE 2012
Race Notes
• Pastor Maldonado finished tenth in an incident-packed European Grand Prix, after making contact with Hamilton on the penultimate lap as the pair battled for the final podium position.
• Pastor drove a strong race making a two-stop strategy work to close in on Hamilton in the final stages.
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ALONSO BECOMES FIRST TWO-TIME RACE WINNER OF 2012 WITH PIRELLI


Valencia, June 24, 2012 – By using a two-stop strategy, Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso became the first driver to win two races in the 2012 season, taking the championship lead thanks to an emotional victory on home territory. Alonso qualified 11th on the grid but made up 10 places with two short stints on the P Zero Yellow soft tyre and a longer stint of 29 laps on the P Zero White medium.
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2012 European Grand Prix: Race Report


Sahara Force India enjoyed its strongest performance of the year as Nico Hulkenberg and Paul Di Resta raced to fifth and seventh places respectively in Valencia, earning the team 16 world championship points.
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2012 EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX



Valencia Street Circuit, Sunday June 24
“A frustrating race for us”
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“I suppose you’d have to describe the 2012 European Grand Prix as an exciting race for spectators, but a frustrating race for Vodafone McLaren Mercedes.
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European Grand Prix


Valencia Street Circuit, Valencia
Sunday, 24th of June 2012

Weather: Sunny – Air 27ºC, Track 46ºC
Race: 57 laps – Track distance: 5.419 km

Pedro de la RosaF112-02 #2217th
Narain KarthikeyanF112-03 #2318th
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European GP, Valencia – Race – Sunday, 24.06.2012


Weather: sunny and dry, 26-27°C air, 44-46°C track

The 2012 European Grand Prix at the Valencia street circuit was a thriller with action from the first to last lap. Sauber F1 Team driver Kamui Kobayashi made a fantastic start, was racing in fourth for the first quarter of the race before it all went wrong for him and he finally retired after 34 laps. Meanwhile his team mate, Sergio Pérez, fought his way through from 15th on the grid to finish ninth. He was on a two stop strategy with a 32 lap long final stint on a set of soft tyres.
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European Grand Prix - Sunday 24th June 2012


Weather
Race: Dry, sunny, air temp 27° / track temp 45° (start), 27° / 45° (lap 28), 27° / 44° (lap 57)
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Race Classification


after 57 Laps - 308.883 Kms
2012 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX OF EUROPE - Valencia

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH
1 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 57 1:44:16.649 177.727
2 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 57 1:44:23.070 +6.421 177.545
3 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 57 1:44:29.288 +12.639 177.369
4 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 57 1:44:30.277 +13.628 177.341
5 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 57 1:44:36.642 +19.993 177.161
6 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 57 1:44:37.825 +21.176 177.128
7 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 57 1:44:39.515 +22.866 177.080
8 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 57 1:44:41.302 +24.653 177.029
9 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 57 1:44:44.426 +27.777 176.941
10 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 57 1:44:51.279 +34.630 176.749
11 B. SENNA BRA Williams F1 Team 57 1:44:52.610 +35.961 176.711
12 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 57 1:44:53.690 +37.041 176.681
13 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 57 1:45:32.520 +75.871 175.598
14 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 57 1:45:51.303 +94.654 175.078
15 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 57 1:45:53.200 +96.551 175.026
16 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 56 1:44:19.382 +1 LAP 174.533
17 P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 56 1:44:28.435 +1 LAP 174.281
18 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 56 1:44:37.702 +1 LAP 174.023
19 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 55 1:40:50.272 +DNF 177.341

NOT CLASSIFIED
R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 40 1:14:32.807 DNF 174.462
S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 33 1:02:18.963 DNF 172.180
K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 33 1:02:23.302 DNF 171.981
J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 26 47:17.176 DNF 178.775
FASTEST LAP
N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:42.163 on lap 54 190.953

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23 June


European GP - Cold shower in the Valencia furnace


A very disappointing qualifying for Scuderia Ferrari, with both drivers missing the cut out of Q2 by a whisker. Fernando Alonso ended the second part of qualifying in eleventh place, just four thousandths off tenth spot, while Felipe Massa was thirteenth, 77 thousandths outside the team needed to make it through to the next round. Both drivers ran identical programmes: one set of Medium in Q1, one of Medium and one of Soft in Q2.
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2012 EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING


Valencia Street Circuit, Saturday June 23
“If I can finish where I’ve qualified, it would consolidate my world title bid”

MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Lewis drove a great lap in Q3 to earn a front-row grid slot for tomorrow’s race – and, as I said after qualifying in Montreal, where he also qualified second, when Lewis is on the front row, you always fancy his chances, don’t you?
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They’re Red Hot - European GP, Saturday 23 June 2012


Romain Grosjean went fourth fastest whilst Kimi Räikkönen was just eight thousandths of a second behind with the fifth quickest time in a searing qualifying session on the streets of Valencia for tomorrow’s European Grand Prix.
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Flying Solo. Free Practice 3 & Qualifying for the European Grand Prix


23 June 2012
PIC P23 1:42.675 10 laps
GLOCK Did Not Take Part (Medical Reasons)
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European Grand Prix - Qualifying: Team Reaction


Here's what Sebastian, Mark, Adrian and Cyril had to say about today's track action in Valencia:
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2012 European Grand Prix - Saturday


Daniel Ricciardo, Jean-Eric Vergne and Chief Engineer Laurent Mekies give their views on today's action in Valencia.
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EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING


23 JUNE 2012

Qualifying Notes
• Pastor Maldonado will start third on the grid for tomorrow's European Grand Prix with a time of 1:38.475 around the Valencia Street Circuit.
• Bruno Senna qualified 14th, just missing out on Q3 after a closely fought Q2 ended with the top ten covered by just 0.214 seconds.
• After showing the competitiveness of the FW34 in qualifying, the team are looking for another strong points finish for both cars in tomorrow’s race.
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Vettel makes more history with Pirelli


Valencia, June 23, 2012 – Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel is now the third most successful qualifier in Formula One history, joining Jim Clark and Alain Prost on 33 pole positions, after using Pirelli P Zero Yellow soft tyres to set a time of 1m38.086s in Valencia. Only Michael Schumacher and Ayrton Senna have claimed more pole positions in Formula One’s record books, while it was Vettel’s third consecutive pole on the Spanish street circuit.
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2012 EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING


VALENCIA, 23 JUNE
Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher qualified in sixth and 12th places today for the European Grand Prix in Valencia.

· Nico's final qualifying lap was slowed by traffic, leaving him P6 - although he was fastest after the first run
· Q2 was the closest of the year, with the top 10 covered by 0.214s - fewer than 12 metres at qualifying speed
· Michael missed out on Q3 by 0.068s; had he put his three best sectors together, he would have been sixth fastest
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2012 European Grand Prix: Qualifying Report


Sahara Force India continued to show strong form in Valencia as Nico Hulkenberg and Paul Di Resta qualified in eighth and tenth places respectively for tomorrow’s European Grand Prix in Valencia.
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European GP, Valencia – Qualifying – Saturday, 23.06.2012


Weather: dry and sunny, 25°C air, 29-45°C track

In the heat of the Valencia street circuit Sauber F1 Team driver Kamui Kobayashi made it into the top ten qualifying for the third time this season. The Japanese qualified seventh for the European Grand Prix. His team mate, Sergio Pérez, wasn’t particularly happy with the balance of his Sauber C31-Ferrari today. He qualified 15th but has high hopes for tomorrow’s race.
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Free Practice 3 and Qualifying at the European Grand Prix


Valencia Street Circuit, Valencia
Saturday, 23rd of June 2012
Weather: Sunny – Air 26ºC, Track 47ºC

11.00-12.00 FORMULA 1 PRACTICE SESSION 3
Pedro de la RosaF112-02 #22 21st (14 laps) 1:42.758
Narain Karthikeyan F112-03 #2323rd (14 laps) 1:42.943

14.00-15.00 FORMULA 1 QUALIFYING SESSION
Pedro de la Rosa F112-02 #22 21st (7 laps)1:42.171
Narain Karthikeyan F112-03 #23 22nd (8 laps)1:42.527
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European Grand Prix 2012 - FP3 & Qualifying


Weather
FP3: Dry, sunny, air temp 26°, track temp 34° - 38°
Quali: Dry, sunny, air temp 26°, track temp 45°

Fastest laps / positions:
FP3: KOV 1.40.681, 18th / PET 1.41.931, 20th
Q1: KOV 1.40.087, 17th / PET 1.40.457, 20th
Q2: KOV 1.40.295, 16th
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Qualifying Session Classification


2012 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX OF EUROPE - Valencia

POS NAME ENTRANT Q1 LAPS PERCENT Q2 LAPS Q3 LAPS

1 S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:39.626 6 100.810 1:38.530 6 1:38.086 3
2 L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:39.169 6 100.348 1:38.616 5 1:38.410 6
3 P. MALDONADO Williams F1 Team 1:38.825 10 100.000 1:38.570 6 1:38.475 5
4 R. GROSJEAN Lotus F1 Team 1:39.530 7 100.713 1:38.489 6 1:38.505 3
5 K. RAIKKONEN Lotus F1 Team 1:39.464 7 100.646 1:38.531 3 1:38.513 6
6 N. ROSBERG Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:39.061 9 100.238 1:38.504 3 1:38.623 5
7 K. KOBAYASHI Sauber F1 Team 1:39.651 4 100.835 1:38.703 5 1:38.741 3
8 N. HULKENBERG Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:39.009 7 100.186 1:38.689 8 1:38.752 4
9 J. BUTTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:39.622 5 100.806 1:38.563 5 1:38.801 6
10 P. DI RESTA Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:38.858 8 100.033 1:38.519 6 1:38.992 4
11 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari 1:39.409 6 100.590 1:38.707 8
12 M. SCHUMACHER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:39.447 5 100.629 1:38.770 7
13 F. MASSA Scuderia Ferrari 1:39.388 6 100.569 1:38.780 8
14 B. SENNA Williams F1 Team 1:39.449 8 100.631 1:39.207 7
15 S. PEREZ Sauber F1 Team 1:39.353 8 100.534 1:39.358 6
16 H. KOVALAINEN Caterham F1 Team 1:40.087 8 101.277 1:40.295 3
17 D. RICCIARDO Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:39.924 9 101.112 1:40.358 3
18 J. VERGNE Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:40.203 9 101.394
19 M. WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1:40.395 7 101.588
20 V. PETROV Caterham F1 Team 1:40.457 8 101.651
21 P. DE LA ROSA HRT F1 Team 1:42.171 7 103.385
22 N. KARTHIKEYAN HRT F1 Team 1:42.527 8 103.746
23 C. PIC Marussia F1 Team 1:42.675 10 103.895
POLE POSITION LAP
S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:38.086 198.890 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:38.086 198.890 KPH

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Third Practice Session Classification


2012 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX OF EUROPE - Valencia

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:38.562 17 197.930
2 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:38.655 18 +0.093 197.743
3 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:38.759 18 +0.197 197.535
4 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:38.819 17 +0.257 197.415
5 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:38.892 17 +0.330 197.269
6 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:39.084 20 +0.522 196.887
7 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:39.141 15 +0.579 196.774
8 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:39.178 17 +0.616 196.700
9 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:39.318 15 +0.756 196.423
10 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:39.357 18 +0.795 196.346
11 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:39.358 19 +0.796 196.344
12 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:39.395 15 +0.833 196.271
13 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:39.434 13 +0.872 196.194
14 B. SENNA BRA Williams F1 Team 1:39.543 13 +0.981 195.979
15 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:39.946 20 +1.384 195.189
16 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:40.037 17 +1.475 195.011
17 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:40.134 20 +1.572 194.822
18 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 1:40.681 15 +2.119 193.764
19 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:41.282 4 +2.720 192.614
20 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 1:41.931 15 +3.369 191.388
21 P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 1:42.758 14 +4.196 189.847
22 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:42.815 16 +4.253 189.742
23 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:42.943 14 +4.381 189.506
24 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 1:43.124 16 +4.562 189.174

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22 June


European Grand Prix, Friday Practice: Driver Reaction


June 22, 2012 
Here's what our drivers had to say about today's Free Practice sessions as the European Grand Prix's first day of on-track action got underway here in Valencia.
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2012 EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX – FRIDAY 22/06/2012


Daniel Ricciardo, Jean-Eric Vergne and Chief Engineer Laurent Mekies give their views on today's action in Valencia.
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CHANGE OF PLAN


Free Practice 1 & 2 for the European Grand Prix

Valencia Street Circuit, Valencia, Spain
22 June 2012
The European Grand Prix weekend got off to a positive start for the Marussia F1 Team today, despite some unforeseen challenges which took the engineering programme slightly off-piste.
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2012 EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE


“The field is extremely competitive right now”

Valencia Street Circuit, Friday June 22
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Today was a challenging day, at the end of whose second free practice session the top 15 cars were covered by less than a second.
That statistic clearly underlines just how close the cars are this season – but, even so, we’d be a bit happier if we’d ended the day a little closer to the front.
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Fifteen cars within one second on Pirelli soft and medium tyres


Valencia, June 22, 2012 – The teams prepared for the Grand Prix of Europe in Valencia with the usual two free practice sessions on Friday, where they got to sample the P Zero White medium tyre and P Zero Yellow soft tyre for the first time at the toughest street circuit of the year.
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Wind of Change - European GP, Friday 22 June 2012


Kimi Räikkönen and Romain Grosjean took to the track today for the first practice sessions at the Valencia Street Circuit ahead of Sunday’s European Grand Prix. The day’s programme began with windy and cloudy conditions in the morning which improved in the afternoon.
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EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE


22 JUNE 2012
Objectives
• Aero evaluations
• Tyre runs and set-up work
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2012 European Grand Prix, Free Practice Report


Sahara Force India enjoyed productive free practice sessions in Valencia as Nico Hulkenberg ended the day with the second fastest time, while Paul Di Resta was sixth overall.
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Free Practice Sessions at the European Grand Prix


Valencia Street Circuit, Valencia
Friday, 22nd of June 2012
Weather: Cloudy – Air 27ºC, Track 37ºC

10.00-11.30 FORMULA 1 PRACTICE SESSION 1
Pedro de la RosaF112-02 #22 22nd (15 laps) 1:44.996
Narain KarthikeyanF112-03 #2323rd (23 laps) 1:45.120

14.00-15.30 FORMULA 1 PRACTICE SESSION 2
Pedro de la Rosa F112-02 #22 24th (12 laps)1:44.260
Narain Karthikeyan F112-03 #23 23rd (33 laps)1:44.201
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European GP - For this weekend and the future


Valencia, 22 June – A busy day for Scuderia Ferrari on which Fernando Alonso completed three laps more than Sunday’s race distance of 57 laps, on his way to fifth place on the final time sheet. In the other F2012, Felipe Massa did two laps less than a Grand Prix at this city circuit, ending up fifteenth. With aero testing and tyre evaluation on the agenda, the lap times meant as little as usual on a Friday. Both men had plenty of items on the job sheet, as today’s three hours of track time were again split between preparations for the European Grand Prix and testing for the short and longer term future, starting with this weekend itself.
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2012 EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE


VALENCIA, 22 JUNE

The first two practice sessions for the European Grand Prix took place today around the Valencia Street Circuit.
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Another Day, Another Street Circuit


June 22, 2012 
The problem with working in Valencia is that the sun always shines and the beach is always calling, given it is just a two minute walk from the paddock.
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European GP, Valencia – Practice – Friday, 22.06.2012


Weather: overcast and very windy, 23-26°C air, 28-39°C track

The call for the first day of practice ahead of the European Formula One Grand Prix at the street circuit in Valencia was to find the best downforce level for the Sauber C31-Ferrari, which has to suit for qualifying as well as for the race, and to understand how the tyres – the medium and the soft compounds are provided by Pirelli – work on this particular track. It was a busy day for the Sauber F1 Team. In the morning several test items also had to be run, while in the afternoon Kamui Kobayashi’s car had an hydraulic problem and Sergio Pérez wasn’t happy with the balance of his car. There is still some work to do.
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European Grand Prix 2012 - FP1 & FP2


Weather
FP1: Overcast, dry, windy, air temp 25° - 26°, track temp 29° - 30°
FP2: Overcast, dry, air temp 26°, track temp 34°

Fastest laps / positions:
FP1: KOV 1.42.442, 17th / PET 1.43.209, 20th
FP2: PET 1.40.963, 17th / KOV 1.41.197, 19th
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Second Practice Session Classification


2012 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX OF EUROPE - Valencia

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:39.334 33 196.391
2 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:39.465 32 +0.131 196.133
3 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:39.595 20 +0.261 195.877
4 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:39.601 27 +0.267 195.865
5 B. SENNA BRA Williams F1 Team 1:39.644 34 +0.310 195.780
6 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:39.700 32 +0.366 195.671
7 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:39.733 34 +0.399 195.606
8 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:39.868 33 +0.534 195.341
9 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:39.901 30 +0.567 195.277
10 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:39.926 32 +0.592 195.228
11 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:39.945 34 +0.611 195.191
12 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:39.990 33 +0.656 195.103
13 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:40.075 29 +0.741 194.937
14 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:40.147 25 +0.813 194.797
15 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:40.244 35 +0.910 194.609
16 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:40.511 29 +1.177 194.092
17 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 1:40.963 20 +1.629 193.223
18 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:41.121 32 +1.787 192.921
19 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 1:41.197 38 +1.863 192.776
20 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:41.263 29 +1.929 192.650
21 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 1:42.424 21 +3.090 190.467
22 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:42.958 30 +3.624 189.479
23 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:44.201 33 +4.867 187.218
24 P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 1:44.260 12 +4.926 187.112

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First Practice Session Classification


2012 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX OF EUROPE - Valencia

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:40.890 22 193.363
2 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:40.973 21 +0.083 193.204
3 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:40.984 19 +0.094 193.183
4 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:40.994 19 +0.104 193.163
5 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:41.065 26 +0.175 193.028
6 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:41.105 15 +0.215 192.951
7 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:41.117 22 +0.227 192.928
8 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:41.158 18 +0.268 192.850
9 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:41.182 21 +0.292 192.805
10 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:41.620 22 +0.730 191.974
11 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:41.784 15 +0.894 191.664
12 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:41.838 19 +0.948 191.563
13 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:41.861 16 +0.971 191.519
14 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:42.109 20 +1.219 191.054
15 J. BIANCHI FRA Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:42.175 21 +1.285 190.931
16 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams F1 Team 1:42.299 24 +1.409 190.699
17 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 1:42.442 26 +1.552 190.433
18 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:42.758 27 +1.868 189.847
19 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:42.777 28 +1.887 189.812
20 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 1:43.209 19 +2.319 189.018
21 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:44.173 19 +3.283 187.269
22 P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 1:44.996 15 +4.106 185.801
23 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:45.120 23 +4.230 185.582
24 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 1:45.338 7 +4.448 185.198

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21 June


European Grand Prix Technical Feature


The FIA Formula One World Championship returns to Europe for Round Eight of 2012, and to Valencia for the fifth running of the European Grand Prix on the street circuit.
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20 June


Preview to the European GP


20 June 2012 This year’s highly unpredictable Formula 1 season now makes its way to Valencia for the eighth round of the championship, the European Grand Prix. The race takes place around the streets of the port area of the city, running parallel to and then crossing over the entrance to the harbour used by the Americas’ Cup in 2007.
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European Grand Prix – What's At Stake This Weekend

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Lotus F1 Team takes a look at how the Formula 1 grid is shaping up going into Round 8 of the World Championship at the Valencia Street Circuit.
After an uncharacteristically accurate round of predictions last time out in Montréal, we would like to begin with the following premonitions – Lotus F1 Team will take first and second in Valencia, the E20 will dominate the rest of the season and our lottery numbers will come up… every week…
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19 June


SAILING BY


What we’re saying about the 2012 European Grand Prix

Valencia Street Circuit, Valencia, Spain
22-23-24 June 2012
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Caterham Group Announces Graham Macdonald As New CEO Of Caterham Cars


19th June 2012
Caterham Group, the parent company of Caterham Cars, Caterham F1 Team, Caterham Composites and CTI (Caterham Technology & Innovation) has today confirmed that Graham Macdonald, previously CFO of Caterham Cars will step up to the role of CEO after current Chief Executive Officer Ansar Ali leaves the business by mutual consent.
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Daniel's European GP Preview


Daniel Ricciardo looks ahead to this weekend's European Grand Prix around the port of Valencia and tells us what he's been doing since Montreal... [Read More!]
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Jean-Eric's European GP Preview


We speak to Jean-Eric Vergne about Scuderia Toro Rosso and his first trip to Valencia to race in a grand prix. [Read More!]
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2012 European Grand Prix Preview


Sahara Force India looks forward to round eight of the season, the European Grand Prix in Valencia.

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Caterham F1 Team - European Grand PrixView


European Grand Prix 2012
General
Race laps: 57
Pitlane altitude (m): 0
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18 June


EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


Friday 22 to Sunday 24 June, 2012
Valencia, Spain
Round: 8 of 20

Mark Gillan, Chief Operations Engineer: Following the last two sets of race results we are keen to continue to demonstrate our team's improvement and ensure both cars come home in the points. Valencia proves a difficult track for both driver and car and with the expected large track evolution throughout the weekend tyre management will once more be crucial. Pirelli bring the medium and soft compounds to this race, a pairing that was last used in Bahrain. The track layout places a lot of stress on the braking system and the high ambient temperatures, coupled with a lower than average mean speed, forces one to open up the cooling package.
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The Grand Prix of Europe from a tyre point of view:


Valencia, 22-24 June 2012
SPEED, CONSISTENCY AND DURABILITY FOR VALENCIA
Milan, June 18, 2012 – The third consecutive street circuit on this year’s Formula One calendar, the Grand Prix of Europe, contains the highest number of corners of any track all year (25) and is likely to be run in high temperatures – meaning that the P Zero White medium tyres and P Zero Yellow soft tyres have been nominated.
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17 June


Kimi Räikkönen - "I've never won in Valencia, so it's a good target"


After a frustrating Canadian Grand Prix where grid position and traffic hampered what could have been a good result for the Finn, Kimi Räikkonen is focused on getting a strong result on the streets of Valencia
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15 June


European Grand Prix


We head next to the port of Valencia, where the team has had both wins and the occasional acrobatic outing. Here’s what the drivers think about the track, and our Team Noticeboard for the European Grand Prix.
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2012 European Grand Prix preview


Valencia street circuit facts & stats

Spain is the only country to feature twice on the 2012 world championship calendar. Six weeks after the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona, it’s the turn of Valencia to host the European Grand Prix.

The Valencia street circuit has been home to the European Grand Prix since 2008, using public roads around the city’s America’s Cup marina. Car set-up is a delicate balance between low-speed grip and traction through the track’s tortuous 25 corners, while maintaining good straight-line speed. The cars exceed 300km/h four times on the lap, and on each occasion they have to slow for a first or second gear corner. As a result, brakewear needs to be monitored closely.
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Preview – European Grand Prix in Valencia


8th of 20 Rounds of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 22nd to 24th June 2012

Hinwil, 15th June 2012 – It is with a lot of enthusiasm that the Sauber F1 Team will head to the European Grand Prix as the Sauber C31-Ferrari has proven to be a fast car on various different kinds of circuits. The eighth round of the 2012 FIA Formula One Championship will take place on the street circuit of Valencia from 22nd to 24th of June. Sergio Pérez is acquiring a taste for podium finishes after he came second in Sepang and, recently, third in Montreal. Kamui Kobayashi, who was constantly stuck in traffic in Canada, is keen to show what he can do in Spain.
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European Grand Prix Preview

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22nd-24th June 2012, Valencia Street Circuit – 57 laps – 5.419km

Madrid, 15th of June 2012
After a brief stop in Canada the Formula 1 World Championship returns to the old continent for the European Grand Prix. This will be the second and final time that HRT Formula 1 Team races in front of its home crowd this season. The team showed clear signs of improvement throughout the entire weekend in Montreal but wasn’t able to convert these sensations into a good result in the Grand Prix as brake issues on both cars forced the drivers to retire. There’s no better to place to try and put things right than at home with the backing of the Spanish fans providing the team with that extra push.
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2012 EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX - PREVIEW


VALENCIA, 22-24 JUNE

Formula One returns to Europe next weekend with the second race of the season to be held in Spain with the European Grand Prix hosted by Valencia. The 5.419 km Valencia Street Circuit winds around the city's Juan Carlos I Marina.
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14 June


Peter Sauber: “Performance fell short of our capability.”

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Hinwil, 14th June 2012 – Last Sunday in Canada, Sergio Pérez captured the second podium place of the season for the Sauber F1 Team. Team Principal Peter Sauber talks about this extraordinary race, an exciting season and the targets for the forthcoming grands prix.
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13 June


Kimi Räikkönen – "We've gained more points for the championship which is the most important thing"


A frustrating weekend for Kimi nonetheless culminated in a top ten finish and more points on the board in Montréal. Despite hoping for more from the Canadian Grand Prix, the Iceman looks at the positives moving ahead to Valencia…
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Romain Grosjean – "It was an incredible race"


Montréal not only gave Romain his second podium of the year, but also the best result of his Formula 1 career to date. The Flying Frenchman reflects on a dramatic Canadian Grand Prix, and looks to carry that momentum on to Valencia…
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CANADIAN GRAND PRIX REVIEW

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13 June 2012

The Canadian Grand Prix promised much for the Williams F1 Team, but Pastor Maldonado and Bruno Senna started the race out of position and came home in 13th and 17th respectively. Chief Operations Engineer Mark Gillan talks us through the team’s performance this weekend.
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12 June


BRUNO SENNA WINS THE 2012 LORENZO BANDINI TROPHY


12 June 2012. Grove, UK. Williams F1 Team driver Bruno Senna is to be the recipient of the 2012 Lorenzo Bandini Trophy, and will receive his award at a ceremony in the Italian town of Brisighella on Sunday 15th July.
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11 June


Canadian Grand Prix


Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, Montreal
Sunday, 10th of June 2012
Weather: Sunny – Air 29ºC, Track 43ºC
Race: 70 laps – Track distance: 4.361 km

Pedro de la RosaF112-02 #22DNF
Narain KarthikeyanF112-03 #23DNF
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2012 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX – #montrealhattrick


Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Sunday June 10

“A master of his craft at the peak of his form”
300th grand prix together for McLaren, Mobil 1, Mercedes-Benz and Enkei
177th victory for McLaren
73rd victory for McLaren, Mobil 1, Mercedes-Benz and Enkei
29th victory for Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
18th victory for Lewis Hamilton
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Canadian GP - Red does not come up in the Montreal Casino


Eleven points for Scuderia Ferrari in the Canadian Grand Prix, thanks to a fifth place for Fernando Alonso and a tenth for Felipe Massa. Fernando was almost always in the hunt for the win and tried to make just one pit stop, on lap 19. But he dropped several places in the closing stages because of high tyre degradation, salvaging fifth place by a whisker. Felipe, who showed he had the pace to match the front runners, paid a very high price for a mistake on lap 6, when he spun at Turn 1, losing a lot of time. In the end, the Brazilian nevertheless managed to finish the race in the points. After this race, Fernando is second in the Drivers’ classification, two points down on the leader, while Felipe is fourteenth; the Scuderia finds itself fourth in the Constructors’ championship.
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2012 Canadian Grand Prix


Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal
10 June 2012
A tough weekend for the Marussia F1 Team came to a close in today’s Canadian Grand Prix where Charles experienced better luck than in recent races, bringing his car home in 20th place. Timo, on the other hand, was forced to retire after 47 laps with brake issues.
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The Boys are Back in Town – Canadian Grand Prix


Sunday 10 June 2012
Lotus F1 Team returned to the podium with a superb performance from Romain Grosjean, the Frenchman clinching his best Formula 1 result to date by climbing from seventh on the grid to second place in a searing Canadian Grand Prix. Kimi Räikkönen rose from twelfth on the grid to eighth at the chequered flag, helping the team move eleven points ahead of Ferrari in the Constructors’ Championship. Lotus F1 Team have now scored more points from the seven races thus far in 2012 than during the entirety of the 2011 season.
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Podium for Lotus-Renault in Canadian Grand Prix


11 june 2012
The Renault RS27 engine powered Lotus F1 Team's Romain Grosjean to second position in today's Canadian Grand Prix.

The Frenchman finished 2.5 secs behind race winner Lewis Hamilton at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve after a one-stop strategy and a charge in the final quarter of the 70 lap race saw him pass Sebastian Vettel and then Fernando Alonso to secure a career-best result.
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2012 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY


Here’s what out drivers and team principal had to say after today’s race in Montreal:
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Another Grand Prix, Yet Another Winner…


So, we add another race winner’s name to the ever-lengthening list of 2012 grand prix victors as Lewis Hamilton took the top step in Montreal.
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Canadian Grand Prix - Team Reaction


Our drivers and the team look back on a day in Montreal which brought us a very respectable points haul…
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Canadian Grand Prix - Sunday 10th June 2012


Weather
Race: Dry, sunshine, air temp 27° / track temp 39° (start), 28° / 39° (lap 35), 29° / 39° (lap 70)
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Hamilton becomes seventh winner from seven races with Pirelli


Montreal, June 10, 2012 – By using a two-stop sprint strategy, McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton became the seventh winner from seven grands prix this year, overtaking Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso in in the last eight laps to claim a spectacular victory by 2.5 seconds. Hamilton now leads the drivers’ championship by two points: the sixth change of championship lead in seven races.
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Canadian GP – Race – Sunday, 10.06.2012


Weather: sunny and dry, 27-28°C air, 43-48°C track

The Sauber F1 Team celebrates its second podium finish this season. Given the fact that Sergio Pérez started 15th, today’s third place finish at the Canadian Grand Prix was completely unexpected. The young Mexican was on a one stop strategy. He started on the soft tyre compound and changed after 41 of the 70 race laps to the super soft tyres. He made the most out of them and overtook one car after another. His team mate, Kamui Kobayashi, had started from a slightly better position after qualifying 11th but got stuck in traffic during the race. The team changed his strategy from what was originally planned to be two stops to one stop, which meant Kamui stayed on a set of soft tyres for 46 laps. Kamui finished ninth and contributed two points to today’s great result. The Sauber F1 Team now has 58 points to its tally and improved to sixth in the FIA Formula One World Constructors’ Championship.
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2012 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX - RACE


MONTREAL, 10 JUNE
Nico Rosberg finished the Canadian Grand Prix in sixth place today with Michael Schumacher forced to retire after 43 laps.
· Nico ran a two-stop strategy, pitting on laps 19 and 38, and using super soft/soft/soft tyres
· Michael retired after 43 laps when an hydraulic problem left his rear-wing flap stuck open
· Nico has now scored 67 points in the last five races - the equal highest of any driver in the field
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CANADIAN GRAND PRIX RACE


10 JUNE 2012
Race Notes
• It was a difficult day for the Williams F1 Team, with Pastor Maldonado finishing 13th and Bruno Senna 17th.
• After starting in 22nd place following a five place grid-penalty for a gear box change, Pastor made a good start to the race making up a number of places on the first lap.
• Bruno Senna lost time during his first stint on supersoft tyres before showing good consistent pace towards the end of the race.
• Both cars opted for a one-stop strategy, with tyre management the key during the race. The Williams-Renault FW34 showed good long run performance at the beginning of the weekend which is encouraging heading into the next race.
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2012 Canadian Grand Prix: Race Report


It was a tough afternoon for Sahara Force India as Paul Di Resta and Nico Hulkenberg just missed out on points in the Canadian Grand Prix, coming home P11 and P12 respectively.
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10 June


Race Classification


after 70 Laps - 305.270 Kms
FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA 2012 - Montréal

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH
1 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 70 1:32:29.586 198.027
2 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 70 1:32:32.099 +2.513 197.938
3 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 70 1:32:34.846 +5.260 197.840
4 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 70 1:32:36.881 +7.295 197.767
5 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 70 1:32:42.997 +13.411 197.550
6 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 70 1:32:43.428 +13.842 197.535
7 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 70 1:32:44.671 +15.085 197.490
8 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 70 1:32:45.153 +15.567 197.473
9 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 70 1:32:54.018 +24.432 197.159
10 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 70 1:32:54.858 +25.272 197.130
11 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 70 1:33:07.279 +37.693 196.691
12 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 70 1:33:15.822 +46.236 196.391
13 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 70 1:33:16.638 +47.052 196.362
14 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 70 1:33:34.061 +64.475 195.753
15 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 69 1:32:44.636 +1 LAP 194.670
16 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 69 1:32:49.820 +1 LAP 194.489
17 B. SENNA BRA Williams F1 Team 69 1:32:51.248 +1 LAP 194.439
18 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 69 1:33:04.336 +1 LAP 193.984
19 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 69 1:33:08.933 +1 LAP 193.824
20 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 67 1:32:32.961 +3 LAPS 189.425
NOT CLASSIFIED
T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 56 1:17:46.021 DNF 188.421
M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 43 58:06.177 DNF 193.645
P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 24 33:09.366 DNF 189.402
N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 22 30:42.863 DNF 187.420
FASTEST LAP
S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:15.752 on lap 70 207.249

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Vodafone McLaren Mercedes celebrates 300 grands prix with Mobil 1, Mercedes-Benz and Enkei



©McLaren
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes prides itself on the longevity of its partnerships, and at the 2012 Canadian Grand Prix three of them reach a significant milestone. ExxonMobil, Mercedes-Benz and Enkei have each started 300 grands prix with Vodafone McLaren Mercedes.
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09 June


Canadian GP - Another step forward


Montreal brings best qualifying of 2012
Best Saturday of the year for Scuderia Ferrari, with one driver on the second row and the other on the third after qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix. Fernando Alonso was third fastest in Q3, with Felipe Massa securing sixth place. The Pirelli tyre useage for the two Maranello drivers was almost identical: Soft in Q1, Soft and Supersoft in Q2 and two sets of Supersoft in Q3.
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STILL SEARCHING


Qualifying for the 2012 Canadian Grand Prix
GLOCK P22 1:17.901 10 laps
PIC P23 1:18.255 9 laps
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Take My Breath Away - Canadian GP, Saturday 9 June


Romain Grosjean set the seventh fastest time whilst Kimi Räikkönen suffered a hydraulic issue which prevented him from climbing higher than twelfth during qualifying for tomorrow’s Canadian Grand Prix.
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Still Some Distance Left To Race


You couldn’t have had a more incisive afternoon from Sebastian Vettel - he topped each timesheet of each of the three qualifying sessions and took the 32nd pole of his F1 career. And his second at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
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2012 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX – Saturday


Here’s the team reaction to today’s track action in Montreal [Read More!]
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One in Q1, One in Q2


Daniel Ricciardo will start the Canadian Grand Prix from the seventh row of the grid and his Scuderia Toro Rosso team-mate, Jean-Eric Vergne will be watching the red lights go out from the tenth row.
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Canadian Grand Prix - Qualifying: Team Reaction


Here's what our drivers, Christian and Cyril had to say about today's track action:
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2012 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING


Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Saturday June 9

“A lot to look forward to tomorrow”
MARTIN WHITMARSH , Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Lewis drove a great lap in Q3 today, and will start tomorrow’s race from the front row as a result. And when Lewis is on the front row, you always fancy his chances, don’t you?
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Vettel claims closely-fought pole with Pirelli


Montreal, June 9, 2012 – Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel has taken his second pole position of the season, using the P Zero Red supersoft tyres to go quickest in Canada for the second year in succession thanks to a time of 1m13.784s. Vettel was also fastest in the third and final free practice session this morning by just 0.006s from Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso, with both drivers using the supersoft.
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2012 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING


MONTREAL, 9 JUNE
Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher qualified in fifth and ninth positions for the Canadian Grand Prix today.

· Nico missed third practice owing to a problem with a fuel connector, which was resolved quickly after the session
· Just 0.493s separated the top 10 cars in Q2, but this was still only the fourth closest session of the season so far
· Warm-up on the supersofts was a key factor with varying strategies used to get the tyres performing on timed laps
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2012 Canadian Grand Prix: Qualifying Report


Sahara Force India continued to show strong form in today’s qualifying hour as Paul Di Resta qualified in eighth place for tomorrow’s Canadian Grand Prix. Teammate Nico Hulkenberg will start from P13 after yellow flags disrupted his best lap in Q2.
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CANADIAN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING


9 JUNE 2012

Qualifying Notes
• Pastor posted competitive times in practice this morning finishing fifth fastest, but his qualifying was hampered by a spin at the last corner on his quickest Q2 run which leaves him in 17th position for tomorrow’s race.
• Bruno Senna qualified in 16th position after looking stronger in Q1 with the eighth fastest time of the session.
• Both drivers have been looking strong during long runs throughout practice so head into tomorrow’s race optimistic that they can make up places.
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Free Practice 3 and Qualifying – Canadian Grand Prix


Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, Montreal
Saturday, 9th of June 2012
Weather: Sunny – Air 24ºC, Track 35ºC

10.00 - 11.00 FORMULA 1 PRACTICE SESSION 3
Pedro de la Rosa F112-02 #22 19th (21 laps) 1’17.705
Narain Karthikeyan F112-03 #23 21st (21 laps) 1’18.189

13.00 - 14.00 FORMULA 1 QUALIFYING SESSION
Pedro de la Rosa F112-02 #22 21st (8 laps) 1’17.492
Narain Karthikeyan F112-03 #23 24th (9 laps) 1’18.330
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Canadian GP – Qualifying – Saturday, 09.06.2012


Weather: dry and sunny, 23-25°C air, 28-38°C track

After promising results on Friday with much lower ambient temperatures, on Saturday it was a lot hotter in Montreal and neither of the Sauber F1 Team drivers made it into Q3. Kamui Kobayashi missed the top ten qualifying by 0.008 seconds and qualified 11th for the Canadian Grand Prix. Sergio Pérez flat spotted his tyres and then couldn’t do any better than 15th in Q2.
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Caterham F1 Team - Canadian Grand Prix FP3 & Qualifying


Weather
FP3: Dry, sunny, air temp 23°, track temp 29° - 32°
Quali: Dry, sunny, air temp 24°, track temp 38° (Q1)

Fastest laps / positions:
FP3: PET 1.16.268, 17th / KOV 1.16.545, 18th
Q1: KOV 1.16.263, 18th / PET 1.16.482, 19th
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Qualifying Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA 2012 - Montréal

POS NAME ENTRANT Q1 LAPS PERCENT Q2 LAPS Q3 LAPS
1 S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:14.661 7 100.000 1:14.187 3 1:13.784 6
2 L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:14.891 10 100.308 1:14.371 5 1:14.087 7
3 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari 1:14.916 8 100.341 1:14.314 8 1:14.151 7
4 M. WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1:14.956 8 100.395 1:14.479 5 1:14.346 6
5 N. ROSBERG Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:15.098 14 100.585 1:14.568 5 1:14.411 6
6 F. MASSA Scuderia Ferrari 1:15.194 8 100.713 1:14.641 10 1:14.465 6
7 R. GROSJEAN Lotus F1 Team 1:15.163 13 100.672 1:14.627 9 1:14.645 6
8 P. DI RESTA Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:15.019 11 100.479 1:14.639 7 1:14.705 4
9 M. SCHUMACHER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:14.892 7 100.309 1:14.480 5 1:14.812 6
10 J. BUTTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:14.799 10 100.184 1:14.680 9 1:15.182 5
11 K. KOBAYASHI Sauber F1 Team 1:15.101 12 100.589 1:14.688 9
12 K. RAIKKONEN Lotus F1 Team 1:14.995 14 100.447 1:14.734 8
13 N. HULKENBERG Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:15.106 10 100.596 1:14.748 8
14 D. RICCIARDO Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:15.552 12 101.193 1:15.078 9
15 S. PEREZ Sauber F1 Team 1:15.326 11 100.890 1:15.156 10
16 B. SENNA Williams F1 Team 1:14.995 11 100.447 1:15.170 9
17 P. MALDONADO Williams F1 Team 1:14.979 11 100.425 1:15.231 10
18 H. KOVALAINEN Caterham F1 Team 1:16.263 12 102.145
19 V. PETROV Caterham F1 Team 1:16.482 10 102.439
20 J. VERGNE Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:16.602 12 102.599
21 P. DE LA ROSA HRT F1 Team 1:17.492 8 103.791
22 T. GLOCK Marussia F1 Team 1:17.901 10 104.339
23 C. PIC Marussia F1 Team 1:18.255 9 104.813
24 N. KARTHIKEYAN HRT F1 Team 1:18.330 9 104.914
POLE POSITION LAP
S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:13.784 212.777 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:13.784 212.777 KPH

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Third Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA 2012 - Montréal

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:14.442 22 210.897
2 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:14.448 17 +0.006 210.880
3 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:14.712 19 +0.270 210.134
4 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:14.724 21 +0.282 210.101
5 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:14.755 22 +0.313 210.014
6 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:14.767 21 +0.325 209.980
7 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:14.796 19 +0.354 209.898
8 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:14.873 20 +0.431 209.683
9 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:14.977 21 +0.535 209.392
10 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:14.992 22 +0.550 209.350
11 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:15.067 19 +0.625 209.141
12 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:15.112 21 +0.670 209.015
13 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:15.126 24 +0.684 208.976
14 B. SENNA BRA Williams F1 Team 1:15.237 22 +0.795 208.668
15 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:15.327 22 +0.885 208.419
16 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:15.498 19 +1.056 207.947
17 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 1:16.268 24 +1.826 205.847
18 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 1:16.545 20 +2.103 205.102
19 P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 1:17.705 21 +3.263 202.041
20 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 1:17.974 23 +3.532 201.344
21 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:18.189 21 +3.747 200.790
22 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:18.684 23 +4.242 199.527
23 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 3
24 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1

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Canadian GP - Montreal gets off on the right foot


A very busy Friday for Scuderia Ferrari, making the most of every single one of the 180 minutes, available over the two free practice sessions to complete the work programme defined prior to the race weekend. Among the main items on the Maranello squad’s technical menu, an evaluation of two different types of exhaust, a comparison between different aerodynamic downforce levels and of course, checking the behaviour of the two compounds brought here by Pirelli, the Soft and the Supersoft. Between them, the two Ferrari men completed 126 laps; 70 with Alonso and 56 with Massa.
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Sailor’s Tale - Canadian GP, Friday 08 June 2012


Kimi Räikkönen and Romain Grosjean took to the track for the first practice sessions at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montréal ahead of Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix. A dry morning session was filled with running in anticipation of a wet afternoon. The afternoon yielded a dry session too; the rain not coming until immediately afterwards.
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Cloud Cover


Free Practice 1 & 2 for the Canadian Grand Prix

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal
8 June 2012
Free Practice 1 and 2 for Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix got underway in cool and overcast conditions in Montreal today, making the Marussia F1 Team’s start to the weekend somewhat heated by comparison.
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2012 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX – FRIDAY


June 8, 2012 
After the first day on track here at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, here's what the Toro Rosso drivers made of the two practice sessions.
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Canadian Grand Prix, Friday Practice: Driver Reaction


June 8, 2012 
Luckily the rain came after we finished our practice programmes here at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Here's what our drivers made of the day's on-track action...
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Free practice sessions at the Canadian Grand Prix


Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, Montreal
Friday, 8th of June 2012
Weather: FP1: Sunny – Air 24ºC, Track 28ºC
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Teams prepare for Canada with P Zero Soft and Supersoft


Montreal, June 8, 2012 ­– Last year’s Canadian Grand Prix was characterised by rain, and this year, the threat of rain strongly influenced how the drivers used their tyres during free practice.
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CANADIAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE


8 JUNE 2012

Objectives
• Aero evaluations
• Tyre runs and set-up work
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2012 Canadian Grand Prix, Free Practice Report


Sahara Force India began its preparations for Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix with Paul Di Resta and Nico Hulkenberg completing busy free practice sessions at the Circuit-Gilles Villeneuve.

Paul Di Resta (VJM05/02)
FP1: P11 1:16.347 32 laps
FP2: P5 1:15.544 32 laps
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2012 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE


MONTREAL, 8 JUNE
Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg completed the first two practice sessions for the Canadian Grand Prix at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal today.
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2012 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE


“It’s definitely going to be a tight weekend”
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Friday June 8

MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Lewis performed extremely well today. His short-run pace was strong, and his long-run pace was excellent.
For Jenson, clearly, today was rather more troubled, albeit through no fault of his own. He suffered an oil leak in this morning’s session which necessitated the removal and re-fitting of his gearbox. Then, prior to this afternoon’s session, we diagnosed another problem and as a result we had to change his gearbox yet again.
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Canadian GP – Practice – Friday, 08.06.2012


Weather: overcast but dry, 21-24°C air, 21-27°C track

The Sauber F1 Team had a straightforward start to the Canadian Grand Prix weekend. The Sauber C31-Ferraris and its drivers, Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio Pérez, seem to be quite competitive on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal.
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Caterham F1 Team - Canadian Grand Prix FP1 & FP2


Weather
FP1: Overcast, air temp 21° - 22°, track temp 22°
FP2: Overcast, air temp 23° - 24°, track temp 27° - 22°
Fastest laps / positions:
FP1: PET 1.17.935, 18th / KOV 1.18.177, 19th
FP2: KOV 1.16.981, 16th / PET 1.17.075, 18th
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Second Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA 2012 - Montréal
POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:15.259 43 208.607
2 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:15.313 36 +0.054 208.458
3 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:15.410 39 +0.151 208.189
4 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:15.531 44 +0.272 207.856
5 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:15.544 32 +0.285 207.820
6 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:15.651 37 +0.392 207.526
7 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:15.697 32 +0.438 207.400
8 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:15.799 39 +0.540 207.121
9 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:15.812 14 +0.553 207.085
10 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:15.878 40 +0.619 206.905
11 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:15.898 38 +0.639 206.851
12 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:15.907 41 +0.648 206.826
13 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:15.987 39 +0.728 206.609
14 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:16.360 29 +1.101 205.599
15 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:16.562 33 +1.303 205.057
16 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 1:16.981 24 +1.722 203.941
17 B. SENNA BRA Williams F1 Team 1:17.022 22 +1.763 203.832
18 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 1:17.075 41 +1.816 203.692
19 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:17.124 41 +1.865 203.563
20 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:17.716 34 +2.457 202.012
21 P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 1:18.908 27 +3.649 198.960
22 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 1:19.084 40 +3.825 198.518
23 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:19.378 21 +4.119 197.782
24 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:19.902 18 +4.643 196.485

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08 June


First Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA 2012 - Montréal

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:15.564 30 207.765
2 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:15.682 29 +0.118 207.441
3 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:15.782 30 +0.218 207.167
4 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:15.842 34 +0.278 207.004
5 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:15.897 28 +0.333 206.854
6 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:15.986 29 +0.422 206.611
7 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:16.000 31 +0.436 206.573
8 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:16.249 32 +0.685 205.899
9 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:16.264 28 +0.700 205.858
10 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:16.347 12 +0.783 205.634
11 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:16.460 32 +0.896 205.330
12 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:16.619 17 +1.055 204.904
13 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:16.859 26 +1.295 204.264
14 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:16.890 36 +1.326 204.182
15 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:17.014 42 +1.450 203.853
16 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:17.352 28 +1.788 202.963
17 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:17.580 31 +2.016 202.366
18 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 1:17.935 23 +2.371 201.444
19 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 1:18.177 16 +2.613 200.821
20 P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 1:18.182 26 +2.618 200.808
21 B. SENNA BRA Williams F1 Team 1:18.762 36 +3.198 199.329
22 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:19.354 23 +3.790 197.842
23 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 1:20.004 21 4.440 0.063 196.235 11:15:21
24 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:20.067 23 4.503 196.080 11:29:15

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A Packed Morning


It was a busy 90 minutes for Scuderia Toro Rosso as we were running different work programmes with our two drivers: while Jean-Eric had a fairly normal Friday morning, running with different fuel loads and evaluating some aero updates, Daniel did a lot of constant speed running, always running with a reasonably heavy fuel load. He too was evaluating some new aero updates, as well as trying a different exhaust system.
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Canadian Grand Prix, Friday: First Practice


June 8, 2012
Sebastian was second quickest after the first practice session at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, with Mark fifth fastest.
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Bienvenue à Montréal


This week sees Round 7 of the Formula 1 World Championship head to the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in Canada. Lotus F1 Team gives the rundown on what's in store this week

As the team convened on a grey and wet afternoon back at Enstone on Tuesday, there was a distinct air of determination around the factory after the trials and tribulations of Monaco, with conversation rife as to how the team can bounce back in Canada.
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Canadian Grand Prix technical feature

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The Formula 1 World Championship departs from its European heartland for the first of two North American races in 2012.

Renault Sport F1 arrives in Canada off the back of three successive Formula 1 victories, the most recent being the jewel in the crown as Red Bull Racing’s Mark Webber blasted to his second win on the streets of Monaco.
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06 June


Preview to the Canadian GP



6 June 2012 The FIA Formula One World Championship passes now from the slowest track on the calendar to the circuit with the quickest lap time of the year; the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, host to the Canadian Grand Prix. A lap of the 4.361km track takes just 75 seconds on average, the quickest single lap time of the season.
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05 June


2012 Canadian Grand Prix Preview


Sahara Force India looks forward to round seven of the season, the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal.

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James Allison – “If we can continue to have five good races for every one bad race this year we'll be in good shape”


Technical Director James Allison helps to shed some light on a race to forget in Monaco and looks ahead to the challenges of Montreal
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Eric Boullier – “Anything can still happen and the championship is wide open”


Following a weekend in Monaco which promised much but delivered little, Lotus F1 Team Principal Eric Boullier puts Monaco behind him and focuses on Montreal
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04 June


SUPERSOFT AND SOFT TYRES RETURN IN CANADA


The Canadian Grand Prix from a tyre point of view: Montreal, 7-10 June 2012
Milan, June 4, 2012 – The two softest tyres in Pirelli’s range – the P Zero Red supersoft and P Zero Yellow soft – return for the Canadian Grand Prix, but they will face a very different challenge to Monaco two weeks ago. The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is another temporary circuit, but it is a lot faster and provokes much more tyre wear. Along with frequently variable weather, which could cause the Cinturato Green intermediate and Cinturato Blue wet to be called into action, this makes Canada one of the most exciting and unpredictable races of the year, with a much higher percentage of stoppages, incidents and safety cars than usual.
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02 June


Romain Grosjean - "I want to jump back in the car for a proper race!"


After a weekend where he showed fantastic pace but endured a cruelly short race in Monaco, Romain Grosjean looks to Canada as a chance to make amends
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Kimi Räikkönen - "Our day will come"


After a frustrating Monaco Grand Prix weekend culminating in a ninth position finish, Lotus F1 Team's Finnish driver Kimi Räikkönen looks forward to the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal
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01 June


2012 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX - PREVIEW


MONTREAL, 8-10 JUNE

Round Seven of the 2012 World Championship, the Canadian Grand Prix, is hosted by Montreal and takes place on Sunday 10 June at the 4.631 km Circuit Gilles Villeneuve located on the city's Ile Notre-Dame.
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2012 Canadian Grand Prix preview

2012 Canadian Grand Prix preview


The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve has been the home of the Canadian Grand Prix since 1978. It’s located on Montreal’s Ile Notre Dame, a man-made island in the middle of the St Lawrence River that was built using rock excavated for the Montreal metro.
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Preview – Canadian Grand Prix


7th of 20 Rounds of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 8th to 10th June 2012

Hinwil, 1st June 2012 – The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on the Île Notre-Dame in Montreal is a very special place for the Sauber F1 Team: It was there the team claimed its only victory to date in its 20 year history in Formula One on the 8th June 2008. On that day the result was a one-two with Robert Kubica from Poland crossing the line ahead of Germany’s Nick Heidfeld. The current car, the Sauber C31-Ferrari, was the fastest car on track for long periods of the recent Monaco Grand Prix. Despite this the team ended up scoring no points. Both drivers, Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio Pérez, have set themselves high targets for the Canadian Grand Prix on the 10th June.
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Canadian Grand Prix Preview


8th-10th June
Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve – 70 laps – 4.361km

Madrid, 1st of June 2012
Amidst the European season, the Formula 1 World Championship makes a quick stop-off in Montreal for the Canadian Grand Prix. The Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve is a happy hunting ground for HRT Formula 1 Team as it is here that the Spanish outfit achieved the best result in its history in 2011 when Vitantonio Liuzzi crossed the finish line in 13th place, after an epic race that lasted 4 hours 4 minutes and 39 seconds because of the heavy rain, making it the longest Grand Prix in Formula 1 history. The team arrives in Canada on the back of its best result this season so far after Narain Karthikeyan’s 15th place in Monaco, and will be looking to carry on this momentum.
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MONTREAL GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


Friday 8 - Sunday 10 June, 2012
Where: Montreal, Canada
Round: 7 of 20

Mark Gillan, Chief Operations Engineer: On the back of a mixed weekend in Monaco the whole team is looking to demonstrate further improvement in Montreal, with the aim of getting both cars home in the points. Montreal is a great race and usually full of drama with a very low pit lane loss which pushes the strategy towards having more stops. The high likelihood of a safety car deployment adds to this drama. The track layout is very hard on brakes and one must also ensure that the aerodynamic package has an appropriately high efficiency target. Pirelli bring to Montreal the same tyre compounds used in Monaco, namely the soft and super soft tyres. Weather wise we are expecting ambient temperatures into the high 20Cs with corresponding track temperatures in the high 30Cs, although there is a chance of rain throughout running.
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