31 July


HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX REVIEW


31 July 2012
Williams F1 added six points to its constructors' championship tally at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, when Bruno Senna finished in seventh place. Chief Operations Engineer Mark Gillan gives us his thoughts on the race ahead of the upcoming mandatory summer shut-down.
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Pirelli announces first three nominations for second half of 2012


Milan, July 31, 2012 – Pirelli has announced the first three tyre nominations for the second half of the 2012 season in Belgium, Italy and Singapore.
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Interactive 360-Movie at www.SauberF1Team.com


Hinwil, 31st July 2012 – Sauber F1 Team fans don’t even have to wave goodbye to Formula One excitement during the summer break. From today the team’s website – www.SauberF1Team.com – offers a unique interactive 360° movie. It features a lap on the Circuit de Catalunya with Sergio Pérez at the wheel of the Sauber C31-Ferrari. While ‘Checo’ is driving and in the pits with the mechanics working on the car, users can change the angles they view from by using the mouse or the arrows on their key boards.
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MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS TEAMS UP WITH BHARTI AIRTEL FOR INDIAN GRAND PRIX


Brackley/Stuttgart
31 July 2012
The MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team is pleased to confirm a race partnership agreement with Bharti Airtel for the 2012 Airtel Indian Grand Prix. The leading integrated telecommunications company was title sponsor of the inaugural race at the Buddh International Circuit in New Delhi in October 2011, and will continue the role this year.
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29 July


Hungarian GP - The glass half full in Budapest


Twelve points for Scuderia Ferrari at the end of a weekend that was far from easy in terms of being competitive on track. Fernando Alonso finished fifth and Felipe Massa was ninth. Nevertheless, this result was enough for Fernando to increase his lead over his closest challenger in the Drivers’ classification to forty points. Felipe Massa is still fourteenth and the Scuderia drops to fourth in the Constructors’ Championship, albeit only a minimal four points behind the second placed team.
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Olym-Pic. 2012 Hungarian Grand Prix - The Race


Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary
29 July 2012
The Marussia F1 Team’s Charles Pic was pleased to achieve all his objectives for the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend today as he ended the race as the team’s lead driver, not only closing the gap to Caterham but enjoying a legitimate battle with Vitaly Petrov for much of the race.
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Double podium for Renault engines in Hungarian Grand Prix


The Lotus F1 Team, powered by the Renault RS27 V8 engine, secured a double podium in today’s Hungarian Grand Prix. Kimi Raikkonen finished in second position, less than one second from race winner Lewis Hamilton, with team-mate Romain Grosjean bringing home the sister Lotus in third. Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel made it three Renault engines in the top four with fourth position.
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2012 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX


Hungaroring, Sunday July 29
“That was one of the toughest races I’ve ever driven – but I’ll savour it all the more for that”

MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
"Lewis drove with tremendous composure all afternoon, and the result was a meticulously judged victory, wrought under intense pressure throughout.
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Hungarian Grand Prix


Sunday 29th July 2012
Weather
Hot, dry, track temp - 45˚C (start), 45˚C (lap 34), 29˚C (lap 69); air temp – 30˚C (start), 33˚C (lap 34), 31˚C (lap 69)
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HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX RACE


29 JULY 2012
Race Notes
• Bruno Senna finished seventh in the Hungarian Grand Prix for the Williams F1 Team.
• After making a good start, Bruno drove a clean race to make his two-stop strategy work while defending his position from a charging Mark Webber in the closing stages.
• Pastor Maldonado finished in 13th; his race hindered by a bad start and having to serve a drive-through penalty after making contact with Paul Di Resta in the latter stages.
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Hungarian GP - A bigger championship lead and a holiday


Hungaroring, 29 July - There were no special birthday presents for Fernando Alonso, who turned 31 today, but as the Spaniard said earlier in the week, the important thing is to always bring home as many points as possible, be that a win or a fifth place. Today, that meant the lesser of those two options, but thanks to the 10 points that come with it, the Spaniard saw his lead in the Drivers’ classification grow by a further six points from 34 to 40, over Mark Webber, who finished eighth today in the Red Bull. Although Felipe Massa in the other F2012 never really recovered from losing a few places at the start, the 2 points he gets for ninth place today, help keep Scuderia Ferrari within 4 points of second place in the Constructors’ table, even if the Italian team has slipped back to fourth place.
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Closer than Close – Hungarian Grand Prix


Sunday 29 July 2012
Lotus F1 Team scored a fantastic double podium in Budapest this afternoon, with second place for Kimi Räikkönen and third for Romain Grosjean in a searing hot and searing paced Hungarian Grand Prix. The team returns to third position in the Constructors’ Championship, just one point off second. Despite his strong result, Kimi drops to fifth spot in the Driver’s Championship; just one point off today’s race winner Lewis Hamilton who is now fourth in the standings. Romain remains in eighth, equal on points with seventh placed driver Jenson Button.
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Hungarian Grand Prix: Team Reaction


July 29, 2012
Daniel, Jean-Eric and our Team Principal, Franz Tost, reflect on the race...
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Hungarian Grand Prix: Team Reaction


July 29, 2012
Here's what the team had to say about today's race in Hungary...
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Hamilton completes dominant weekend with Pirelli


Budapest, July 29, 2012 – McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton claimed a dominant victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix, having gone quickest during free practice and qualifying as well. The Englishman used a two-stop strategy to win by one second heading into the mid-season break, with nine races remaining. Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso, who finished fifth after qualifying sixth, increases his lead of the drivers’ championship to 40 points.
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2012 Hungarian Grand Prix: Race Report


Sahara Force India just missed out on points in Budapest as Nico Hulkenberg brought his VJM05 home in P11, a place ahead of teammate Paul Di Resta in P12.
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Hungarian Grand Prix


Hungaroring, Budapest
Sunday, 29th of July 2012
Weather: Sunny – Air 31ºC, Track 44ºC
Race: 69 laps – Track distance: 4.381 km
Pedro de la Rosa F112-02 #22 22nd
Narain Karthikeyan F112-03 #23 DNF
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Hungarian GP – Race


Sunday, 29.07.2012
Weather: sunny and dry, 30-31°C air, 45-46°C track
The Hungarian Grand Prix didn’t really see the best performance from the Sauber F1 Team – after a bad qualifying it turned out to be impossible to recover in the race. Sergio Pérez started 14th on the grid and finished 14th in the race. His team mate, Kamui Kobayashi, was 15th on the grid and stayed 15th behind Sergio until the penultimate lap, when he had to retire because of an hydraulic leak.
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2012 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX - RACE


BUDAPEST, 29 JULY
Nico Rosberg finished the Hungarian Grand Prix in 10th place today, with Michael Schumacher retiring after 58 laps.

· Nico made up three places on his grid position of 13th with an option/prime/prime strategy
· Michael started from the pit lane, picked up a drive-through penalty and was forced to stop again with a puncture
· He followed an option/prime/prime strategy before the team retired his car after 58 laps
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Race Classification


after 69 Laps - 302.249 Kms
FORMULA 1 ENI MAGYAR NAGYDÍJ 2012 - Budapest

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH
1 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 69 1:41:05.503 179.390
2 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 69 1:41:06.535 +1.032 179.360
3 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 69 1:41:16.021 +10.518 179.080
4 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 69 1:41:17.117 +11.614 179.048
5 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 69 1:41:32.156 +26.653 178.606
6 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 69 1:41:35.746 +30.243 178.500
7 B. SENNA BRA Williams F1 Team 69 1:41:39.402 +33.899 178.393
8 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 69 1:41:39.961 +34.458 178.377
9 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 69 1:41:43.853 +38.350 178.263
10 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 69 1:41:56.737 +51.234 177.888
11 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 69 1:42:02.786 +57.283 177.712
12 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 69 1:42:08.390 +62.887 177.550
13 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 69 1:42:09.109 +63.606 177.529
14 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 69 1:42:09.997 +64.494 177.503
15 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 68 1:41:28.248 +1 LAP 176.130
16 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 68 1:41:48.485 +1 LAP 175.546
17 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 68 1:42:24.499 +1 LAP 174.517
18 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 67 1:39:43.645 +DNF 176.573
19 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 67 1:41:26.719 +2 LAPS 173.583
20 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 67 1:41:49.343 +2 LAPS 172.940
21 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 66 1:41:45.163 +3 LAPS 170.475
22 P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 66 1:41:45.628 +3 LAPS 170.462
NOT CLASSIFIED
N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 60 1:33:27.252 DNF 168.737
M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 58 1:27:13.007 DNF 174.776
FASTEST LAP
S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:24.136 on lap 68 187.453

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2012 Hungarian Grand Prix - Starting Tyre Line-up


At the Hungarian Grand Prix the drivers started on the following tyres:
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28 July


Hungarian GP - Qualifying: a podium is still the target


Hungaroring, 28 July - In the dim and distant past of the Hungarian Grand Prix, the race would almost always be won by the pole sitter, or at least a driver who enjoyed the luxury of starting from the first two rows. This was mainly down to the tight and twisty nature of the Magyar track. However, since 2005, only one race has been won by the man on the number one grid slot, so maybe this can come as some consolation for Fernando Alonso who, having been on pole in Silverstone and Germany, will start from the third row in sixth place tomorrow. The Ferrari man’s performance in qualifying was not exactly a surprise to the team, as it was clear all weekend that other cars had the edge over the F2012 when it came to outright pace. Fernando admitted his lap was not perfect, but even so, it’s unlikely he could have improved his grid position by much: remember, those last two poles came in the wet, when car performance is very much evened out.
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Hungarian GP - No surprises under the Hungarian sun


Sixth and seventh places for the F2012s on the starting grid for the Hungarian Grand Prix: that was the outcome of this afternoon’s qualifying, with Fernando Alonso ahead of team-mate Felipe Massa, by just 54 hundredths of a second. The useage of the Pirelli tyres was identical for both Prancing Horse men: one set of Medium and one Soft in Q1, a run on used Softs and another on new ones in Q2 and, at the end, a single lap on the third and final set of the Option compound available.
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‘Pest Control. Free Practice 3 & Qualifying for the Hungarian Grand PrixHungaroring, Budapest, Hungary


28 July 2012
The Marussia F1 Team’s Charles Pic had it all under control in Budapest today, where he delivered another impressive qualifying performance to lead the team’s challenge in tomorrow’s Hungarian Grand Prix. He will start from 21st position on the grid, directly in front of his team-mate Timo Glock, who had a less happy qualifying as he was unable to achieve a clean lap.
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Close to the Front - Hungarian GP, Saturday 28 July


Romain Grosjean secured a best-ever front row starting spot with the second fastest time in qualifying for tomorrow’s Hungarian Grand Prix, whilst Kimi Räikkönen will start from fifth position after a searing hot session at the Hungaroring.
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Hungarian Grand Prix - Qualifying: Team Reaction


Our drivers and Chief Engineer look back at today’s track action…

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Hungarian Grand Prix - Qualifying: Team Reaction


Seb, Mark, Christian and Cyril give their verdict on today’s track action.
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2012 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING


Hungaroring, Saturday July 28

“Our car now feels fantastic. I can’t wait for tomorrow’s race!”
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Lewis totally dominated qualifying today – in Q1, in Q2 and in Q3 – which was naturally satisfying for all of us at Vodafone McLaren Mercedes.
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HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING


28 JULY 2012
Qualifying Notes
• Pastor Maldonado qualified eighth for tomorrow’s Hungarian Grand Prix with a time 1:21.939.
• Bruno Senna scored his best qualifying result of the season with ninth on the grid at the Hungaroring.
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Hungarian Grand Prix – FP3 & Qualifying


Saturday 28th July 2012
driver can lose up to four kilograms of weight during a race
Weather
FP3: Dry, sunny, air temp 28˚C , track temp 37˚C – 39˚C
Quali: Dry, mostly sunny, air temp 30˚C, track temp 43˚C
Fastest laps / positions
FP3 KOV:1.24.036, 19th / PET: 1.24.547, 20th
Q1 KOV: 1.23.576, 19th / PET: 1.24.167, 20th
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Pirelli tyres stand up to the heat in Hungary


Budapest, July 28, 2012 – Qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix, where the P Zero White medium and P Zero Yellow soft tyres have been nominated, got underway in 30 degrees centigrade ambient temperature and 45 degrees centigrade track temperature: the warmest weather seen all weekend. McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton dominated qualifying, claiming his team’s 150th pole position by four-tenths of a second after going quickest in every session. The Englishman, on pole for the third time this year, was also fastest in both free practice sessions yesterday.
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2012 Hungarian Grand Prix: Qualifying Report


Sahara Force India showed strong form during the qualifying hour as Nico Hulkenberg qualified in tenth place for tomorrow’s Hungarian Grand Prix, with Paul Di Resta a row further back in twelfth.
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Free Practice 3 & Qualifying at the Hungarian Grand Prix


Hungaroring, Budapest
Saturday, 28th of July 2012
Weather: Sunny – Air 31ºC, Track 47ºC

11.00-12.00 FORMULA 1 PRACTICE SESSION 3
Pedro de la Rosa F112-02 #22 23rd (20 laps) 1:26.785
Narain Karthikeyan F112-03 #23 24th (26 laps) 1:26.898

14.00-15.00 FORMULA 1 QUALIFYING SESSION
Pedro de la Rosa F112-02 #22 23rd (9 laps) 1:25.916
Narain Karthikeyan F112-03 #23 24th (11 laps) 1:26.178
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Hungarian GP – Qualifying – Saturday, 28.07.2012


Weather: sunny and dry, 28-30°C air, 35-45°C track
So far this season the Sauber C31-Ferrari has proved to be competitive on a great variety of circuits, but this doesn’t seem to be the case for the Hungaroring. Both Sauber F1 Team drivers were struggling in all free practice sessions and it didn’t come as a surprise that qualifying didn’t go as the team had initially hoped. Sergio Pérez qualified 14th for tomorrow’s Hungarian Grand Prix, while Kamui Kobayashi came 15th. Both are now facing a tough race as overtaking is particularly difficult on the track near Budapest.
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2012 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING


BUDAPEST, 28 JULY
Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher qualified in 17th and 13th places respectively today at the Hungaroring.

· Both drivers progressed smoothly through Q1 using one set of primes and one set of option tyres each
· Nico and Michael completed two runs on option tyres in Q2, however both were unable to progress to Q3
· Michael did not get a clean lap at the end of the session, whilst Nico was two-tenths away from going through
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150 and counting...


On the occasion of McLaren’s historic 150th pole position in World Championship Formula 1 racing, eight senior Woking men answer the question “Do you remember your first time?”
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Qualifying Session Preliminary Classification


FORMULA 1 ENI MAGYAR NAGYDÍJ 2012 - Budapest

POS NAME ENTRANT Q1 LAPS PERCENT Q2 LAPS Q3 LAPS
1 L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:21.794 7 100.000 1:21.060 4 1:20.953 7
2 R. GROSJEAN Lotus F1 Team 1:22.755 13 101.174 1:21.657 7 1:21.366 6
3 S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:22.948 9 101.410 1:21.407 6 1:21.416 3
4 J. BUTTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:22.028 9 100.286 1:21.618 6 1:21.583 7
5 K. RAIKKONEN Lotus F1 Team 1:22.234 10 100.537 1:21.583 6 1:21.730 6
6 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari 1:22.095 9 100.367 1:21.598 7 1:21.844 3
7 F. MASSA Scuderia Ferrari 1:22.203 10 100.500 1:21.534 6 1:21.900 3
8 P. MALDONADO Williams F1 Team 1:22.475 10 100.832 1:21.504 7 1:21.939 5
9 B. SENNA Williams F1 Team 1:22.271 10 100.583 1:21.697 8 1:22.343 6
10 N. HULKENBERG Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:22.176 8 100.467 1:21.653 6 1:22.847 5
11 M. WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1:22.829 9 101.265 1:21.715 8
12 P. DI RESTA Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:21.912 9 100.144 1:21.813 6
13 N. ROSBERG Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:22.079 8 100.348 1:21.895 8
14 S. PEREZ Sauber F1 Team 1:22.110 10 100.386 1:21.895 7
15 K. KOBAYASHI Sauber F1 Team 1:22.801 11 101.231 1:22.300 6
16 J. VERGNE Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:22.799 7 101.228 1:22.380 3
17 M. SCHUMACHER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:22.436 9 100.784 1:22.723 8
18 D. RICCIARDO Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:23.250 8 101.780
19 H. KOVALAINEN Caterham F1 Team 1:23.576 8 102.178
20 V. PETROV Caterham F1 Team 1:24.167 7 102.901
21 C. PIC Marussia F1 Team 1:25.244 9 104.217
22 T. GLOCK Marussia F1 Team 1:25.476 10 104.501
23 P. DE LA ROSA HRT F1 Team 1:25.916 9 105.039
24 N. KARTHIKEYAN HRT F1 Team 1:26.178 11 105.359
POLE POSITION LAP
L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:20.953 194.824 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:20.953 194.824 KPH

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Third Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 ENI MAGYAR NAGYDÍJ 2012 - Budapest

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:21.550 27 193.397
2 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:21.643 17 +0.093 193.177
3 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:21.671 29 +0.121 193.111
4 B. SENNA BRA Williams F1 Team 1:21.876 22 +0.326 192.627
5 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:21.884 13 +0.334 192.609
6 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:21.953 20 +0.403 192.446
7 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:22.110 24 +0.560 192.078
8 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:22.136 15 +0.586 192.018
9 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:22.191 20 +0.641 191.889
10 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:22.233 24 +0.683 191.791
11 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:22.381 21 +0.831 191.447
12 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:22.387 20 +0.837 191.433
13 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:22.492 26 +0.942 191.189
14 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:22.530 25 +0.980 191.101
15 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:22.597 23 +1.047 190.946
16 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:22.716 24 +1.166 190.671
17 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:22.868 30 +1.318 190.321
18 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:22.931 30 +1.381 190.177
19 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 1:24.036 20 +2.486 187.676
20 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 1:24.547 18 +2.997 186.542
21 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:25.224 22 +3.674 185.060
22 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 1:25.497 21 +3.947 184.469
23 P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 1:26.785 20 +5.235 181.731
24 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:26.898 26 +5.348 181.495

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27 July


Hungarian GP - Rain Gods Score Hat Trick


Hungaroring, 27 July - The various nationalities represented the length of the pit lane – and there are dozens of them – like to poke gentle fun at one another based on their perceived characteristics. So of course, with the English, the most well represented country in F1, it’s easy to mock their preoccupation with the weather, the basis of most conversations they have. However, it seems that the whole paddock is now Anglicised in its obsession with cloud formations and with good reason: today was the third consecutive race Friday that has had at least part of its three hours of practice disrupted by rain.
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Hungarian GP - 100 laps at the Hungaroring


Trying to stop rain falling on Friday at a Grand Prix while the F1 circus crosses Europe from West to East would seem to be as futile as King Canute’s attempt to stop the waves reaching the beach. It rained on Friday in Silverstone, then last week it did the same in Hockenheim and contrary to all forecasts, it also rained today at the Hungaroring. The rain today definitely caused less of a nuisance than at the two previous days of free practice, but it was still enough for none of the 24 drivers entered in the race to evaluate both types of dry tyre over a long run, because the rain began to fall at around the halfway point of the second session.
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Sunshine After the Rain - Hungarian GP, Friday 27 July 2012


Kimi Räikkönen and Romain Grosjean took to the Hungaroring circuit today for the first practice sessions ahead of Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix. With a wonderfully warm morning and marvellously mixed conditions in the afternoon, the team assessed a number of aerodynamic developments.
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Tricky Business. Free Practice 1 & 2 for the Hungarian Grand Prix


Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary
27 July 2012

Opening free practice for Sunday's Formula 1 Eni Hungarian Grand Prix was tricky business for the Marussia F1 Team today after a glorious start in FP1 gave way to a series of showers during the afternoon.
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Hungarian Grand Prix Technical Feature: Explaining engine torque maps


Renault Sport F1 deputy managing director, Rob White, sums up engine mapping and the latest developments.

What is a driver torque map?
The driver torque map represents the torque requested by the driver as a function of engine speed and accelerator pedal position.
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2012 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE


“We’re on the right path, but we’ve still got a bit of work to do”
Hungaroring, Friday July 27
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“As FP1 began this morning, the track surface was already pretty hot, but, even so, it was a little difficult to get the tyres to switch on in the first instance, and as a result we struggled to achieve optimal balance, excess understeer being the principal problem.
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Hungarian Grand Prix - FP1 & FP2


Friday 27th July 2012
Weather

FP1: Dry, sunny, air temp 26° - 27°, track temp 33° - 39°

FP2: Dry, sunny (until approx. 1455), rain (until approx. 1510) air temp 29° - 27°, track temp 47° - 27°

Fastest laps / positions

FP1
PET: 1.26.440, 19th / KOV: 1.26.755, 21st
FP2
PET: 1.24.828, 19th / KOV: 1.25.220, 20th
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More rain in Hungary as Hamilton goes fastest on P Zero Yellow


Budapest, July 27, 2012 – Following rain-affected free practice sessions in Britain and Germany, there was rain on Friday afternoon in Hungary as well, where the P Zero White medium tyre and P Zero Yellow soft have been nominated this weekend. With no experimental tyres brought by Pirelli to the Hungaroring, the teams had their usual allocation of 11 slick tyres available – six of the harder compound and five of the softer compound – that can be used at any point from Friday onwards. As the afternoon session was wet, the teams were also allowed an extra set of intermediate tyres, which has to be returned before tomorrow’s final free practice session.
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HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE


27 JULY 2012

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


Sahara Force India completed a busy free practice programme in Budapest in preparation for Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix.
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Hungarian Grand Prix, Friday: Drivers' Reaction


July 27, 2012
Here's what our drivers had to say as they reflected on their first day of Free Practice sessions in Budapest...
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HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX, FRIDAY: TEAM REACTION


July 27, 2012
Here's what Daniel, JEV and Laurent had to say after the first day of on-track action here at the Hungaroring...
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Free Practice sessions at the Hungarian Grand Prix


Hungaroring, Budapest
Friday, 27th of July 2012
Weather: Sunny (FP1) / Rainy (FP2) – Air 30ºC, Track 48ºC

10.00-11.30 FORMULA 1 PRACTICE SESSION 1
Pedro de la Rosa F112-02 #22 23rd (21 laps) 1:27.101
Dani Clos F112-03 #23 24th (24 laps) 1:28.176

14.00-15.30 FORMULA 1 PRACTICE SESSION 2
Pedro de la Rosa F112-02 #22 22nd (19 laps)1:27.106
Narain Karthikeyan F112-03 #23 24th (20 laps)1:27.822
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2012 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE


BUDAPEST, 27 JULY
The Hungarian Grand Prix weekend got underway in Budapest today with the first two practice sessions taking place.

· Michael and Nico completed a total of 103 laps of the 4.381 km Hungaroring circuit
· P1 was dry, with P2 starting dry before a rain shower over the circuit led to the use of intermediate tyres
· Michael's afternoon came to an early conclusion when he aquaplaned at turn 12 and hit the barriers
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Hungarian GP – Practice – Friday, 27.07.2012


Weather: dry until halfway through FP2, temperatures, 26-30°C air, 27-46°C track

Neither of the Sauber F1 Team drivers, Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio Pérez, was happy with their car’s set up on the first day of practice at the Hungaroring, which took place in changeable weather conditions.
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Hungarian Grand Prix Friday: Second Practice


July 27, 2012
Sebastian was the fastest of our Red Bull Racing duo during this afternoon's practice session in Budapest. He took the P8 spot with a best time of 1:22.824 after completing 18 laps of the Hungaroring circuit.
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Hungarian Grand Prix: Friday First Practice


July 27, 2012
Mark was the quicker of our two drivers during this morning's first Free Practice session at the Hungaroring, posting a best time of 1:24.546 after 24 laps which placed him P13.
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Free Practice 1


July 27, 2012
A gloriously hot and sunny Budapest welcomed the F1 circus for the twenty seventh consecutive year, as free practice got underway at the tight and twisty Huungaroring this morning.
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Second Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 ENI MAGYAR NAGYDÍJ 2012 - Budapest

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:21.995 20 192.348
2 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:22.180 20 +0.185 191.915
3 B. SENNA BRA Williams F1 Team 1:22.253 34 +0.258 191.744
4 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:22.417 29 +0.422 191.363
5 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:22.582 22 +0.587 190.981
6 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:22.747 17 +0.752 190.600
7 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:22.794 23 +0.799 190.492
8 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:22.824 18 +0.829 190.423
9 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:22.922 12 +0.927 190.198
10 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:23.160 19 +1.165 189.653
11 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:23.164 29 +1.169 189.644
12 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:23.337 26 +1.342 189.250
13 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:23.713 26 +1.718 188.400
14 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:23.814 17 +1.819 188.173
15 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:23.841 28 +1.846 188.113
16 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:24.328 25 +2.333 187.026
17 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:24.345 28 +2.350 186.989
18 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:24.623 23 +2.628 186.374
19 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 1:24.823 30 +2.828 185.935
20 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 1:25.220 30 +3.225 185.069
21 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 1:27.104 28 +5.109 181.066
22 P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 1:27.106 19 +5.111 181.062
23 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:27.185 24 +5.190 180.898
24 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:27.822 20 +5.827 179.585

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First Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 ENI MAGYAR NAGYDÍJ 2012 - Budapest

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:22.821 30 190.429
2 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:22.922 24 +0.101 190.198
3 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:23.397 24 +0.576 189.114
4 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:23.628 29 +0.807 188.592
5 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:23.633 24 +0.812 188.581
6 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:23.845 26 +1.024 188.104
7 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:23.904 25 +1.083 187.971
8 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:23.983 24 +1.162 187.795
9 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams F1 Team 1:24.152 24 +1.331 187.418
10 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:24.268 27 +1.447 187.160
11 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:24.300 23 +1.479 187.088
12 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:24.394 19 +1.573 186.880
13 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:24.546 24 +1.725 186.544
14 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:24.559 22 +1.738 186.515
15 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:24.608 25 +1.787 186.407
16 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:25.354 25 +2.533 184.778
17 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:25.559 27 +2.738 184.335
18 J. BIANCHI FRA Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:25.715 26 +2.894 184.000
19 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 1:26.440 27 +3.619 182.457
20 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:26.705 23 +3.884 181.899
21 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 1:26.755 28 +3.934 181.794
22 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 1:27.015 24 +4.194 181.251
23 P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 1:27.101 21 +4.280 181.072
24 D. CLOS ESP HRT F1 Team 1:28.176 24 +5.355 178.864

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2012 Hungarian GP Preview


Driver’s Interview
Kimi Räikkönen: “Let’s see what we can do in the second half of the season…”
After inheriting the final podium position in the German Grand Prix, Kimi heads to his ‘home’ event in Hungary hopeful of another strong result and perhaps some celebrating with his fellow Finns.
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25 July


Preview to the Hungarian GP


25 July 2012 — The Hungarian Grand Prix will be the final event before the F1 fraternity takes its annual summer break. Held at the Hungaroring outside the vibrant Hungarian capital Budapest, it’s a popular event on the calendar, but one that still requires some serious concentration. The twisty 4.381km circuit is often compared to a kart track, with one slow speed corner leading into another in very quick succession. This sinuous nature gives rise to the second lowest average speed over a lap (after Monaco), so engine engineers work to deliver good low speed torque response and driveability.
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2012 Hungarian Grand Prix preview


Hungaroring facts & stats
Incredibly, only seven of the 20 racetracks on this year’s Formula 1 calendar are older than the Hungaroring. It was built in just eight months ahead of staging its first grand prix in August 1986. And it’s been a regular fixture on the calendar ever since.
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HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


Friday 27 to Sunday 29 July, 2012
Hungaroring, Budapest
Round: 11 of 20

Mark Gillan, Chief Operations Engineer: Logistics of the back to back races are always a bit more difficult with less turnaround between the events and therefore less time to react to any issues. The competition is so tight at the moment that one must ensure that you extract the maximum performance from the car - there is no room for errors. Pirelli bring the same compounds as used in the previous race, namely the medium and soft tyres. The circuit layout leads to very low average speeds, with only Monaco and Singapore being lower. This low efficiency metric means that you run the maximum downforce configuration. Teams also have to deal with the potentially high ambient temperatures which necessitate larger cooling ducts.
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24 July


GERMAN GRAND PRIX REVIEW


24 July 2012

After promising much, the German Grand Prix proved difficult for the Williams F1 Team. Pastor Maldonado started sixth and came home in 15th place, two positions ahead of Bruno Senna, who'd been forced to pit at the end of lap one. Chief Operations Engineer Mark Gillan talks us through a frustrating weekend for the team.
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2012 Hungarian Grand Prix Preview


Sahara Force India looks forward to the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest.


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TOTO WOLFF BECOMES AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF WILLIAMS GRAND PRIX HOLDINGS PLC


24 July 2012. Grove, UK. Today it has been announced that Toto Wolff will become an Executive Director of Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC with immediate effect, stepping up his role within the company from that of Non-Executive Director. In his new role Toto will assist and support Sir Frank Williams in his continuing position as Team Principal.
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2012 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX - PREVIEW


BUDAPEST, 27-29 JULY
Round 11 of the 2012 Formula One World Championship, the Hungarian Grand Prix, is the final race before the sport's summer break and takes place at the Hungaroring in Budapest on Sunday 29 July.
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23 July


Race Report: German Grand Prix


July 23, 2012
Sebastian fought a hard race to cross the line second in the German Grand Prix, behind winner Fernando Alonso. However, a 20-second penalty awarded to Seb after the race for 'leaving the track and gaining an advantage' dropped him to fifth. Meanwhile Mark maintained his position throughout, starting and finishing the race in P8.
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The Hungarian Grand Prix from a tyre point of view: Hungaroring, 27-29 July 2012


BACK TO WARMER WEATHER FOR PIRELLI IN HUNGARY
Milan, July 23, 2012 – After two wet weekends in Britain and Germany, Pirelli is expecting a dry and warm weekend at the Hungaroring: the first circuit to be opened behind the former Iron Curtain in 1986. The tight and twisty track is a permanent facility but has some of the characteristics of a street circuit, with a low average speed and very little grip, which gradually evolves as the weekend goes on and more rubber is laid down.
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Hungarian Grand Prix Preview


27th-29th July, Hungaroring – 70 laps – 4.381 km

Budapest, Monday the 23rd of July of 2012
With the tenth race of the calendar completed in Hockenheim, and the halfway stage of the season surpassed, the Formula 1 World Championship heads to Hungary immediately. With no time to rest, the members of the team and the trucks with all the material headed for Budapest once the race was over. At the Hungaroring Pedro de la Rosa achieved the best result in his Formula 1 career by finishing the 2006 Grand Prix in second place. Narain Karthikeyan, on his behalf, has only raced once at the Hungarian track in 2005 and he finished 12th. The team will aim to maintain the good form shown in Hockenheim and will make one final effort before recharging its batteries in the summer break. Dani Clos will take part in the first free practice session for the fourth time this season and will replace Narain Karthikeyan.
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Caterham F1 Team – Hungarian Grand PrixView


General
Race Laps: 70
2011 air / track temp (˚C): 22/35
Pitlane altitude (m): 238
2011 ATM Press (HPA): 986
2011 humidity (%): 50
2011 wind (kph): SE 10
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Preview – Hungarian Grand Prix


11th of 20 Rounds of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 27th to 29th July 2012

Hockenheim/Hinwil, 22nd July 2012 – After a strong race in Hockenheim, where the Sauber F1 Team scored its best result of the season so far by getting 20 World Championship points for Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio Pérez finishing fourth and sixth respectively, the Swiss team travels with renewed confidence to the Hungarian Grand Prix. Next week’s race in Budapest is the last one before the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship’s summer break. Kamui and Sergio once again want to make the most of the Sauber C31’s potential. The Sauber F1 Team has now scored 80 points in the first half of the season, which is 36 points more than in the entire 2011 season.
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22 July


Hard Miles. 2012 German Grand Prix - The Race


Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany
22 July 2012

PIC P20 1:21.753
GLOCK P22 1.22.778
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German GP - Alonso, Magnum Sum Laude


Third victory of the season for Scuderia Ferrari, once again courtesy of Fernando Alonso. This was the Spaniard’s 30th win from 188 race starts, the third from ten appearances in the German Grand Prix and the ninth at the wheel of a Prancing Horse car.
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Different circuit, same result


Two weeks ago in Silverstone, Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne finished the British Grand Prix in thirteenth and fourteenth places and today’s German Grand Prix produced a carbon copy of that result.
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German Grand Prix - Team Reaction


July 22, 2012
The team look back on today's proceedings at the Hockenheimring...
Seb, Mark, Christian and Cyril have their say on today's race:
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Podium finish for Lotus F1 Team in German Grand Prix


Lotus F1 Team’s Kimi Raikkonen powered to third position in today’s German Grand Prix. The Renault engined E20 finished the German Grand Prix in third position after a post race penalty was applied to Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel.

Sebastian had finished the race 3.7secs behind race winner, Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso, after a penultimate lap pass on Jenson Button, but the pass was deemed to be outside the boundaries of the track and he was handed a 20secs penalty post race. The reigning world champion therefore dropped to fifth position.
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2012 SANTANDER GERMAN GRAND PRIX


Hockenheim, Sunday July 22
“A podium, a puncture and a new world record”
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“A great drive from Jenson today – a little frustrating to have started sixth, which meant he lost time at the start of the race [behind Hulkenberg and Schumacher], but he drove brilliantly to catch and battle the leaders.
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ALONSO BECOMES A THREE-TIME WINNER WITH PIRELLI IN 2012


Hockenheim, July 22, 2012 – Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso converted his pole position in Germany to a third victory this year, extending his championship lead. It was also the Spaniard’s 22nd consecutive points finish. Alonso used a two-stop strategy to control the race, only losing the lead when he made his pit stops Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel passed McLaren driver Jenson Button with two laps to go to claim second place, in yet another close finish.
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German Grand Prix: Team Reaction


July 22, 2012
Our Team Principal and drivers have their say on today's race at the Hockenheimring
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German GP - Alonso the missile, Felipe the misfortunate


Hockenheim, 22 July – The F1 dictionary is beginning to run out of superlatives to describe Fernando Alonso’s performances this season, so let’s describe his win in today’s German Grand Prix, as superlative! Having taken pole in the rain yesterday, keeping the advantage through 67 dry laps today was never a foregone conclusion, but fighting off intense pressure, the Ferrari man actually led from start to finish to record his third win of the season. His team-mate Felipe Massa was less fortunate: starting in the always risky mid-field, the Brazilian was involved in an accident that meant he had to make an immediate visit to pit lane, on the opening lap, to change the nose on the F2012. He worked his way back up to twelfth at the flag. For his third German GP win, Alonso was joined on the podium by Sebastian Vettel, second for Red Bull and Jenson Button, third in the McLaren.
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Keep the Dream Alive – German Grand Prix, Sunday 22 July 2012


Lotus F1 Team finished in a fighting fourth with Kimi Räikkönen at the German Grand Prix, whilst Romain Grosjean battled back from first lap wing and tyre damage to finish in eighteenth position at the Hockenheim circuit this afternoon. Despite having yet to join the list of seven race winners thus far this season, Kimi moves up to an impressive fourth place in the Driver’s Championship whilst Romain drops a spot to eighth. The team also moves down one place to fourth in the Constructors’ Championship, just one point off third position.
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GERMAN GRAND PRIX RACE


22 JULY 2012
Race Notes
• Pastor Maldonado finished 15th and Bruno Senna 17th in a challenging race for the Williams F1 Team.
• Pastor started strongly, running in sixth position in the early stages but began falling back as he struggled for pace after running over some debris on lap 12.
• Bruno’s race was hindered by a collision on the first lap which forced him to pit with a front-left puncture, re-joining in last place but with good pace in clean air as he made his way through to 17th.
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2012 German Grand Prix: Race Report


Sahara Force India picked up two hard-earned points in today’s German Grand Prix as Nico Hulkenberg finished in ninth place. Paul Di Resta just missed out on points in 11th.
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German GP - Cool, calm and collected, Fernando Alonso wins in Germany


Hockenheim, 22 July – Fernando Alonso produced another amazing drive to take his third win of the season to extend his lead to over 30 points in the Drivers’ championship, over his closest rival, Mark Webber, who crossed the line down in eighth place.
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German Grand Prix


Hockenheimring
Sunday, 22nd of July 2012
Weather: Sunny – Air 22ºC, Track 33ºC
Race: 67 laps – Track distance: 4.574 km

Pedro de la Rosa F112-02 #22 21st
Narain Karthikeyan F112-03 #23 23rd
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German GP – Race – Sunday, 22.07.2012


Weather: sunny and dry, 20-22°C air, 33-36°C track

The Sauber F1 Team was very happy to score 18 World Championship points at the German Grand Prix in Hockenheim. This is the same number the Swiss outfit scored in Malaysia. Kamui Kobayashi equaled his best race result so far and came fifth after starting from 12th. Sergio Pérez, 17th on the grid, recovered from a bad qualifying and a grid penalty to finish sixth.
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2012 GERMAN GRAND PRIX - RACE


HOCKENHEIM, 22 JULY
Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg finished the German Grand Prix in seventh and tenth places respectively today.
· Michael made three pit stops this afternoon on laps 14, 36 and 52, running option/option/prime/option
· Nico also ran a three-stop strategy, stopping on laps 12, 32 and 50 and choosing prime/option/option/option
· With fresh tyres in the final laps, Michael set the team's second fastest lap in three races in 1:18.725
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German Grand Prix - Sunday 22nd July 2012


Weather
Race: Dry, sunshine, air temp 21° / track temp 34° (start), 21° / 29° (lap 34), 22° / 30° (lap 67)
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Race Preliminary Classification


after 67 Laps - 306.458 Kms
FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS SANTANDER VON DEUTSCHLAND 2012 - Hockenheim

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH
1 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 67 1:31:05.862 201.843
2 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 67 1:31:09.594 +3.732 201.705
3 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 67 1:31:12.811 +6.949 201.587
4 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 67 1:31:22.271 +16.409 201.239
5 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 67 1:31:27.787 +21.925 201.037
6 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 67 1:31:33.758 +27.896 200.818
7 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 67 1:31:34.832 +28.970 200.779
8 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 67 1:31:52.803 +46.941 200.124
9 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 67 1:31:54.024 +48.162 200.080
10 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 67 1:31:54.751 +48.889 200.054
11 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 67 1:32:05.089 +59.227 199.679
12 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 67 1:32:17.290 +71.428 199.239
13 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 67 1:32:22.691 +76.829 199.045
14 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 67 1:32:22.827 +76.965 199.040
15 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 66 1:31:22.663 +1 LAP 198.221
16 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 66 1:31:50.478 +1 LAP 197.221
17 B. SENNA BRA Williams F1 Team 66 1:31:51.024 +1 LAP 197.201
18 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 66 1:32:10.268 +1 LAP 196.515
19 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 65 1:31:25.408 +2 LAPS 195.120
20 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 65 1:31:38.057 +2 LAPS 194.671
21 P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 64 1:31:14.225 +3 LAPS 192.511
22 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 64 1:31:19.377 +3 LAPS 192.330
23 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 64 1:31:19.708 +3 LAPS 192.318
NOT CLASSIFIED
L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 56 1:18:13.554 DNF 196.464
FASTEST LAP
M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:18.725 on lap 57 209.163

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2012 German Grand Prix - Starting Tyre Line-up


At the German Grand Prix the drivers started on the following tyres:
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Wet Weekend


Free Practice 3 & Qualifying
Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany
21 July 2012

The Marussia F1 Team’s wet weekend in Hockenheim got even wetter today in the build-up to a lively German Grand Prix qualifying session.
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Knock On Wood - German GP, Saturday 21 July


After demonstrating a promisingly brisk car in dry conditions, Kimi Räikkönen claimed tenth position during a rain afflicted qualifying session for tomorrow’s German Grand Prix, while Romain Grosjean was fifteenth fastest but will start in twentieth position due to a penalty for a gearbox change.
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German GP - Fernando walks on water!


Hockenheim, 21 July – Fernando Alonso looked rather surprised as he posed for photographers, flanked by the two Red Bull drivers, Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber, immediately after the qualifying session for the German Grand Prix. As the Spaniard later said in the press conference, in conditions like today’s a driver concentrates on driving and only looks at his position when it’s over. Maybe it had not yet dawned on him that he had just taken his second consecutive pole position following on from the one at Silverstone a fortnight ago, in similarly difficult conditions.
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German GP - At Hockenheim the spread gets smaller


A wet qualifying an Alonso qualifying: it’s a poor rhyme but an accurate summary of the second consecutive pole position for Scuderia Ferrari and its Spanish driver, on a wet track here at Hockenheim, just as it was at Silverstone. It’s a shame that this positive outcome did not extend to Felipe Massa, who unfortunately went out in Q2 and will start from thirteenth place tomorrow. This is pole number 22 for Fernando, the fourth with the Scuderia. It’s the first time since 2004 that a Ferrari will start the German Grand Prix from pole, something it has done a total of 19 times in this race, bringing its pole tally overall to 207.
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The Horse Between Two Bulls


July 21, 2012
Sebastian took P2 and Mark P3 during this afternoon's rainy qualifying session here in Hockenheim which means Sebastian will join Fernando Alonso at the front of the grid for his home race tomorrow, while Mark will start in P8 given a five place grid penalty for a gear box change.
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That’s better!

July 21, 2012
It’s fair to say that, at a point in the season where the STR7 has not been as competitive as we would have liked, we did not make the most of a wet qualifying two weeks ago in Silverstone.
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Vettel to start home Grand Prix from second position


21 july 2012
Red Bull Racing's Sebastian Vettel will start from second position behind Fernando Alonso for his home Grand Prix tomorrow.
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21 July


GERMAN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING


21 JULY 2012
Qualifying Notes

• Pastor Maldonado qualified sixth for tomorrow's German Grand Prix with a time of 1:43.950 in changeable conditions at the Hockenheimring.
• Bruno Senna qualified in 16th showing solid pace in Q1 before the rain in Q2 prevented him from setting a time that could challenge the top 10.
• The Williams-Renault FW34 has shown good pace this week in both wet and dry conditions and the team is looking to get both cars home in the points in tomorrow’s race.
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German Grand Prix - Qualifying: Team Reaction


July 21, 2012
Here’s what Sebastian, Mark, Christian and Cyril had to say after this afternoon’s qualifying session in Germany.
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Alonso takes second straight pole with Pirelli Cinturato


Hockenheim, July 21, 2012 – With rain once again dominating qualifying, just as it did in Silverstone two weeks ago, Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso has taken his second consecutive pole position in wet conditions, this time using the Pirelli Cinturato Blue full wet tyre.
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2012 German Grand Prix: Qualifying Report


Sahara Force India made the most of the mixed weather conditions during today’s qualifying session with Nico Hulkenberg setting the fifth fastest time ahead of Paul Di Resta in ninth.
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2012 SANTANDER GERMAN GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING


“We look better in the dry, so both drivers can do a good job tomorrow”
Hockenheim, Saturday July 21
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“The bad news is that we weren’t quick enough in Q3’s wet conditions; but the good news is that the dry pace of our car appears to be very good. It’s looking dry for tomorrow, it’s going to be a long race and we have two great racing drivers, so we’re optimistic of getting a decent result.
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German GP – Qualifying – Saturday, 21.07.2012


Weather: dry at first then heavy rain, 17-19°C air, 24-32°C track
The qualifying session for the German Grand Prix in Hockenheim started in dry conditions, but then thunder, lightning and heavy rain came. In dry conditions both Sauber F1 Team drivers put in strong performances, but on the wet track in Q2 they were a bit unlucky with traffic and timing, and this resulted in P12 for Sergio Pérez and P13 for Kamui Kobayashi.
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2012 GERMAN GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING


HOCKENHEIM, 21 JULY
After an eventful and weather-affected qualifying hour, Michael Schumacher will start from the second row of the grid tomorrow for the German Grand Prix, with team-mate Nico Rosberg qualifying in 17th place.
· The pole position time this afternoon was 24.9 seconds slower than the fastest time in Q1
· Nico was third fastest in the dry first qualifying session, where the top 17 were covered by less than one second
· Michael qualified fourth on wets and will start third for the second consecutive race after Webber's gearbox penalty
· Five Mercedes-powered cars will start in the top ten tomorrow for the German Grand Prix
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Free Practice 3 & Qualifying at the German Grand Prix


Hockenheimring
Saturday, 21st of July 2012
Weather: Cloudy – Air 19ºC, Track 25ºC

11.00-12.00 FORMULA 1 PRACTICE SESSION 3
Pedro de la Rosa F112-02 #22 20th (22 laps) 1:19.778
Narain Karthikeyan F112-03 #2323rd (22 laps) 1:20.741

14.00-15.00 FORMULA 1 QUALIFYING SESSION
Pedro de la Rosa F112-02 #22 23rd (8 laps)1:19.912
Narain Karthikeyan F112-03 #23 24th (10 laps)1:20.230
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German Grand Prix FP3 & Qualifying


Weather
FP3: Dry, overcast, air temp 18° - 19°, track temp 26° - 30°
Q1: Dry, overcast, air temp 17°, track temp 25° - 24°

Fastest laps / positions:
FP3: KOV 1.18.366, 18th / PET 1.18.818, 19th
Q1: KOV 1.17.620, 19th / PET 1.18.531, 20th
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Qualifying Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS SANTANDER VON DEUTSCHLAND 2012 - Hockenheim

POS NAME ENTRANT Q1 LAPS PERCENT Q2 LAPS Q3 LAPS
1 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari 1:16.073 8 100.502 1:38.521 8 1:40.621 7
2 S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:16.393 10 100.924 1:38.309 6 1:41.026 7
3 M. WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1:16.500 12 101.066 1:39.382 5 1:41.496 7
4 M. SCHUMACHER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:16.686 11 101.311 1:38.010 6 1:42.459 7
5 N. HULKENBERG Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:16.271 9 100.763 1:39.467 8 1:43.501 7
6 P. MALDONADO Williams F1 Team 1:16.181 12 100.644 1:38.731 8 1:43.950 7
7 J. BUTTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:16.507 7 101.075 1:38.659 6 1:44.113 7
8 L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:16.221 7 100.697 1:37.365 5 1:44.186 6
9 P. DI RESTA Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:16.352 11 100.870 1:39.703 8 1:44.889 7
10 K. RAIKKONEN Lotus F1 Team 1:15.693 8 100.000 1:39.729 6 1:45.811 6
11 D. RICCIARDO Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:16.516 9 101.087 1:39.789 6
12 S. PEREZ Sauber F1 Team 1:15.726 8 100.043 1:39.933 9
13 K. KOBAYASHI Sauber F1 Team 1:16.481 7 101.041 1:39.985 9
14 F. MASSA Scuderia Ferrari 1:16.265 9 100.755 1:40.212 8
15 R. GROSJEAN Lotus F1 Team 1:16.685 11 101.310 1:40.574 7
16 B. SENNA Williams F1 Team 1:16.426 12 100.968 1:40.752 9
17 N. ROSBERG Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:15.988 10 100.389 1:41.551 8
18 J. VERGNE Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:16.741 9 101.384
19 H. KOVALAINEN Caterham F1 Team 1:17.620 8 102.545
20 V. PETROV Caterham F1 Team 1:18.531 9 103.749
21 C. PIC Marussia F1 Team 1:19.220 12 104.659
22 T. GLOCK Marussia F1 Team 1:19.291 11 104.753
23 P. DE LA ROSA HRT F1 Team 1:19.912 8 105.573
24 N. KARTHIKEYAN HRT F1 Team 1:20.230 10 105.993
POLE POSITION LAP
F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari 1:40.621 163.647 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
K. RAIKKONEN Lotus F1 Team 1:15.693 217.541 KPH

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German Grand Prix: Saturday Practice


July 21, 2012
Mark was the quicker of our drivers during this morning’s practice session at the Hockenheimring. Our Australian driver posted a best time of 1:16.447 after 19 laps to secure P5 on the timesheets.
Sebastian was the session’s sixth-fastest man, with a time of 1:16.475 after 18 laps.
There’s now a quick turnaround for Qualifying which starts at 2pm local time.
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Almost home and dry


July 21, 2012
With a couple of minutes to go to the end of this morning’s final hour of free practice, it looked as though the Hockenheim rain gods were going to spare us, but then a few drops began to fall, and within minutes of the end of the session, a major downpour hit the track.
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Third Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS SANTANDER VON DEUTSCHLAND 2012 - Hockenheim

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:16.014 14 216.623
2 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:16.091 21 0.077 216.404
3 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:16.202 21 0.188 216.088
4 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:16.238 27 0.224 215.986
5 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:16.447 19 0.433 215.396
6 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:16.475 18 0.461 215.317
7 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:16.664 18 0.650 214.786
8 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:16.771 15 0.757 214.487
9 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:16.807 25 0.793 214.386
10 B. SENNA BRA Williams F1 Team 1:16.930 23 0.916 214.043
11 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:16.962 26 0.948 213.954
12 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:17.033 26 1.019 213.757
13 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:17.148 24 1.134 213.439
14 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:17.238 25 1.224 213.190
15 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:17.266 22 1.252 213.113
16 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:17.419 23 1.405 212.691
17 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:17.491 26 1.477 212.494
18 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 1:18.366 21 2.352 210.121
19 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 1:18.818 23 2.804 208.916
20 P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 1:19.778 22 3.764 206.402
21 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 1:20.235 22 4.221 205.227
22 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:20.318 9 4.304 205.015
23 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:20.741 22 4.727 203.940
24 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:20.914 25 4.900 203.504

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20 July


German Grand Prix, Friday: Team Reaction


July 20, 2012
After a busy day in the wet at Hockenheim, here's how the team reflected on the first day's track action at the German Grand Prix...
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Hock Tide. Free Practice 1 & 2 for the German Grand Prix


Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany
20 July 2012
The Marussia F1 Team’s Timo Glock got his home Grand Prix underway at the Hockenheimring today, but his own sunny disposition was not reflected in the weather conditions here.
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German GP - Another wet Friday


Into every life, a little rain must fall, but every fortnight?... Two weeks on from the incessant rain in Silverstone, this Friday in Hockenheim was also affected by adverse weather. At least here, the first session was partly spared, but the drops of rain fell intermittently which therefore made the management of the work planned by the Scuderia relatively complicated for this first day of the German Grand Prix. As usual on Friday, there were a lot of irons in the fire, in terms of updates on the F2012 for this race and for the rest of the season. In total, 78 laps were completed, equivalent to just over 350 kilometres.
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RAIN-INTERRUPTED DEBUT FOR NEW EXPERIMENTAL HARD TYRE


Hockenheim, July 20, 2012
Just two weeks after rain interrupted free practice at Silverstone, there were showers once again at Hockenheim for the first two free practice sessions at the German Grand Prix. This time however there was some dry running in the morning, enabling the teams to gather very limited information about the new experimental hard compound tyre, which was tested in free practice along with the usual allocation of 11 slick tyres for the weekend. The compounds nominated for the German Grand Prix are the P Zero White medium and P Zero Yellow soft. The experimental hard tyres are returned this evening, meaning that the teams will not be able run on them for the rest of the weekend.
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GERMAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE


20 JULY 2012
Objectives
• Aero evaluations, tyre runs and set-up work.

Mark Gillan, Chief Operations Engineer: Today's sessions were dominated by the weather, with the second session starting in full wet conditions and subsequently transitioning to intermediate running. Pastor drove well today and was particularly strong in the second session on intermediates. Valtteri went through a development programme in the morning but unfortunately towards the end of the session he locked his rear brakes on entry to T13 and crashed into the barrier.
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Smooth Dancer - German GP, Friday 20 July 2012


Kimi Räikkönen and Romain Grosjean took to the Hockenheim circuit today for the first practice sessions ahead of Sunday’s German Grand Prix. In mixed wet and dry conditions the team assessed a number of aerodynamic developments as well as conducting the usual Friday programme.
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2012 German Grand Prix, Free Practice Report


Sahara Force India made the most of damp weather conditions in Hockenheim as Nico, Paul and Jules got the team’s preparations for Sunday’s German Grand Prix underway.
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Free practice sessions at the German Grand Prix


Hockenheimring
Friday, 20th of July 2012
Weather: Cloudy (FP1) / Rainy (FP2) – Air 19ºC, Track 24ºC

10.00-11.30 FORMULA 1 PRACTICE SESSION 1
Pedro de la Rosa F112-02 #22 23rd (24 laps) 1:21.138
Dani Clos F112-03 #2324th (27 laps) 1:21.740

14.00-15.30 FORMULA 1 PRACTICE SESSION 2
Pedro de la Rosa F112-02 #22 24th (8 laps)1:42.566
Narain Karthikeyan F112-03 #23 22nd (17 laps)1:32.349
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2012 SANTANDER GERMAN GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE


Feeling positive that we can do something good this weekend
Hockenheim, Friday July 20
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Another tricky dry-wet first day of practice at a grand prix. The changeable weather makes it harder to establish an effective baseline of sorts, but we were able to get some decent mileage under our belts today – and that’s been important. Firstly, it’s allowed us to ascertain the effectiveness of the upgrades we’ve brought to this race. Secondly, it’s helped deepen our understanding of the car’s behaviour in wet weather on both the Intermediate and Full-Wet Pirelli tyres. So it’s been a positive day – certainly from a data-gathering point of view.
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German Grand Prix, Friday: Drivers' Reaction


July 20, 2012
After a rain-swept day in Hockenheim, here's what Sebastian and Mar made of the day's events and timesheets...
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German Grand Prix: Friday Second Practice


July 20, 2012
In the second track session at Hockenheim, Sebastian was our quicker driver finishing thrid on the timesheets with Mark in ninth.
After 24 laps, Sebastian produced a best time of 1:27.902, while Mark's quickest was 1:28.877 after 21 laps.
The fastest driver of the afternoon was Williams' Pastor Maldonado with a best time of 1:27.476.
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2012 GERMAN GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE


HOCKENHEIM, 20 JULY
The German Grand Prix weekend got underway at Hockenheim today with Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg completing the first two practice session for MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS at one of the team's home races.

· Michael and Nico completed a combined total of 89 laps in today's two practice sessions
· One of the team's drivers finished in the top four in both sessions, which ranged from dry to fully wet
· Nico will take a five-place grid penalty on Sunday following a precautionary gearbox change after the last race
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German GP – Practice – Friday, 20.07.2012


Weather: light rain in the morning, heavier rain in the afternoon,
17-18°C air, 17-22°C track
The German summer weather was disappointing on the first day of free practice before the Formula One Grand Prix in Hockenheim. While in the first session there was only light rain to contend with, the second session in the afternoon turned out to be completely wet. In the morning Sauber F1 Team driver Kamui Kobayashi was busy with aerodynamic measurements, while his team mate, Sergio Pérez, also did some aero testing as well as work with a new hard tyre compound from Pirelli. In the afternoon both drivers worked on a rain set up for the Sauber C31-Ferrari, as it might also be wet for Saturday’s qualifying, while the race on Sunday is expected to be held in dry conditions.
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German Grand Prix FP1 & FP2


Weather
FP1: Overcast, intermittent light rain, air temp 17° - 18°, track temp 19° - 23°
FP2i: Wet, air temp 17°, track temp 20° - 17°

Fastest laps / positions:
FP1: PET 1.19.674, 18th / KOV 1.19.963, 19th
FP2: KOV 1.30.331, 17th / PET 1.32.241, 21st
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Second Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS SANTANDER VON DEUTSCHLAND 2012 - Hockenheim

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:27.476 14 188.239
2 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:27.564 24 +0.088 188.049
3 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:27.902 24 +0.426 187.326
4 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:28.402 26 +0.926 186.267
5 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:28.420 20 +0.944 186.229
6 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:28.495 22 +1.019 186.071
7 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:28.513 23 +1.037 186.033
8 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:28.516 16 +1.040 186.027
9 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:28.877 21 +1.401 185.271
10 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:29.327 22 +1.851 184.338
11 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:29.364 26 +1.888 184.262
12 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:29.719 15 +2.243 183.533
13 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:29.785 24 +2.309 183.398
14 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:30.090 19 +2.614 182.777
15 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 1:30.220 16 +2.744 182.513
16 B. SENNA BRA Williams F1 Team 1:30.291 22 +2.815 182.370
17 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 1:30.331 27 +2.855 182.289
18 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:30.437 14 +2.961 182.075
19 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:30.617 16 +3.141 181.714
20 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:31.207 20 +3.731 180.538
21 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 1:32.241 22 +4.765 178.514
22 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:32.349 17 +4.873 178.306
23 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:32.777 18 +5.301 177.483
24 P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 1:42.566 8 +15.090 160.544

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German GP - An uncertain start at the Hockenheim circuit


Hockenheim, 20 July – The track was wet at times throughout the cars’ first appearance at the 59th German Grand Prix, tenth round of the Formula 1 World Championship this morning.
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German Grand Prix: Friday First Practice


July 20, 2012
Sebastian was the quickest of our two drivers during this morning's Free Practice session here at the Hockenheimring with P12. He posted a fastest lap time of 1:18.339 after 21 laps.
Mark came in P20 with 1:20.122 after 27 laps.
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Free Practice 1


July 20, 2012
If there was a prize for the most laps completed, then Toro Rosso would win that award at the end of the first free practice session for the German Grand Prix.
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First Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS SANTANDER VON DEUTSCHLAND 2012 - Hockenheim

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:16.595 27 214.980
2 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:17.093 22 +0.498 213.591
3 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:17.370 21 +0.775 212.826
4 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:17.382 20 +0.787 212.793
5 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:17.413 28 +0.818 212.708
6 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:17.599 17 +1.004 212.198
7 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:17.915 27 +1.320 211.337
8 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:17.995 22 +1.400 211.121
9 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:18.020 20 +1.425 211.053
10 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:18.130 21 +1.535 210.756
11 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:18.226 22 +1.631 210.497
12 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:18.339 21 +1.744 210.194
13 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams F1 Team 1:18.422 28 +1.827 209.971
14 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:18.709 30 +2.114 209.206
15 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:18.831 14 +2.236 208.882
16 J. BIANCHI FRA Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:18.972 21 +2.377 208.509
17 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:19.039 34 +2.444 208.332
18 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 1:19.674 24 +3.079 206.672
19 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 1:19.963 24 +3.368 205.925
20 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:20.122 27 +3.527 205.516
21 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:20.169 20 +3.574 205.396
22 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 1:20.539 18 +3.944 204.452
23 P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 1:21.138 24 +4.543 202.943
24 D. CLOS ESP HRT F1 Team 1:21.740 27 +5.145 201.448

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19 July


German GP - Massa: “I feel I can do a lot for this team”


Hockenheim, 19 July – In past years, Hockenheim has been all about the cauldron of heat that characterises the German Grand Prix weekend, but today, as Felipe Massa faced the media in the Scuderia Hospitality unit in the Hockenheimring paddock, it seemed that the cool temperatures and overcast skies had followed the F1 circus across the seas from the British Grand Prix.
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German GP - Alonso: “I’m in the best shape of my career”


Hockenheim, 19 July – On an overcast day at Germany’s Hockenheim circuit, Fernando Alonso was in a bright mood as he met the press to discuss a season that has left him leading the drivers’ championship as we approach the mid-point. Asked about the balance of power heading into this weekend’s German Grand Prix, he nonetheless preferred to remain cautious: “It’s more or less the same as the last four or five grands prix.
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GERMAN GRAND PRIX TECHNICAL FEATURE


The FIA Formula One World Championship returns to Germany this weekend, and to a home it has not visited since 2010. With two years having passed since our last visit to Hockenheim, preparation is critical for the event.
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18 July


Preview to the German GP


18 July 2012 — The 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship reaches its halfway point this weekend with round 10 of the 20-event calendar, the German Grand Prix. This year the race is held at Hockenheim as part of a year-by-year rotation between the central German track and the Nürburgring.
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17 July


GERMAN GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


Friday 20 to Sunday 22 July, 2012
Hockenheim, Germany, Round: 10 of 20
Mark Gillan, Chief Operations Engineer: On the back of a very successful Young Driver Test event at Silverstone we head off to Hockenheim aiming to get both cars home in the points. The weather conditions look better than those which affected Silverstone but there is still a relatively low risk of rain each day. This is the first year that we have raced with Pirelli at Hockenheim and they bring with them their medium and soft tyres. The circuit is characterised by its high average corner speeds, high fuel consumption and high braking severity.
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The German Grand Prix from a tyre point of view: Hockenheim, 20-22 July 2012


NEW HARD COMPOUND READY FOR PRACTICE DEBUT IN GERMANY
Milan, July 17, 2012 – Pirelli’s latest specification of the P Zero Silver hard tyre was scheduled to make its debut in free practice at Silverstone – before the famous British weather decided otherwise. Consequently, the new hard tyre will now be brought to Germany for the drivers to try out in free practice on Friday. They will have two sets of the new tyre on top of their usual allocation of 11 sets, with the P Zero White medium compound and P Zero Yellow soft nominated for Germany.
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16 July


Glockenheim. Preview to the 2012 German Grand Prix


16 July 2012
Hockenheimring, Germany, 20-21-22 July 2012
All you need to know >>> Race date 22 July…Laps 67…Circuit length 4.574 km…Race distance 306.458 km…17 corners, 10 right-handers, 7 left…Circuit direction clockwise…Lap record 1:13.780 (Kimi Raikkonen - 2004)…The German Grand Prix now alternates between the Hockenheimring and the Nurburgring…The Hockenheimring hosted the first German Grand Prix in 1970…10th anniversary of the most recent modifications to the circuit - the stadium section remained mostly intact, despite a new surface and a tighter turn one, but the circuit was dramatically shortened…Circuit hallmarks - a very different challenge from our last home race at Silverstone with two very fast high speed corners and mainly medium-speed corners…unique in that the DRS is used for over half the lap, the most of any circuit on the calendar…Tyre nomination Pirelli PZero Medium and PZero Soft, plus two sets of development dry-weather tyres available to each driver for use on the first day of practice…TIMO GLOCK’S HOME RACE…
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The Duxford Testing Accident - Marussia F1 Team Concludes Its Own Investigations


Marussia Technical Centre, Banbury, UK
16 July 2012, 11.00 BST

14 days after Maria De Villota’s accident at Duxford Airfield, the Marussia F1 Team has now completed its own detailed investigation into the cause of the crash.
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2012 German GP Preview


Kimi Räikkönen: “There’s no reason why we shouldn’t be fighting for another podium”
He’s never won in Germany - whether in the European or German Grand Prix - the latter of which has seen Kimi Räikkönen retire six times. Can this finally be the year for the Iceman at Hockenheim?
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Caterham Group Opens The Doors To Leafield


Leafield, Oxfordshire - Monday 16th July
Caterham Group has today confirmed that work has started on Monday July 16th at the Leafield Technical Centre in Oxfordshire, the new global base for the motorsport, automotive and technology business that comprises Caterham F1 Team, Caterham Racing (GP2), Caterham Cars, Caterham Composites and CTI (Caterham Technology and Innovation). A complete renovation and refurbishment of Caterham Group’s new home, in the middle of what is known as ‘Motorsport Valley’, has now started and the first arm of the business to move into Leafield will be Caterham F1 Team which will return to Oxfordshire after the Hungarian Grand Prix in late July.
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BRUNO SENNA RECEIVES THE LORENZO BANDINI TROPHY


16 June 2012. Grove, UK. Yesterday Williams F1 driver, Bruno Senna, collected the Lorenzo Bandini Trophy in the picturesque town of Brisighella, Italy, awarded to him for showing great promise at the beginning of his racing career.
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2012 German Grand Prix Preview


Sahara Force India looks forward to round ten of the season, the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim.


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German Grand Prix Preview


20th-22nd July, Hockenheimring – 67 laps – 4.574 km

Madrid, Monday 16th of July 2012
The championship goes from one legendary circuit to another. The Hockenheimring was built by Mercedes-Benz in 1939 as a high-speed test track and it hosted the German Grand Prix for the first time in 1970. Since 2007 the German race alternates between the Nürburgring and the Hockenheimring. In 2002 the circuit underwent major reconstructions due to safety reasons and the new layout is considerably slower than the original one, with it now being a high downforce track.
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German Grand PrixView


2010 Weather
Air/Track temp (C): 22/39
Pitlane altitude (m): 102
ATM Press (HPA): 1008
Hum (%): 45
Wind (kph): W 19
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13 July


SHOW TIME


Young Driver Test - Silverstone - Day Two
Silverstone Circuit, Northampton, UK
13 July 2012
CHILTON P2 0:49.932 52 laps
HARYANTO P3 0:50.405 79 laps
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SILVERSTONE TEST DAY TWO


FRIDAY 13 JULY, 2012
Driver: Valtteri Bottas
Chassis / engine: FW34-01 / RS27- 5259/2
Location: Silverstone International Circuit, England 3.057kms
Objectives: Mileage for Valtteri, driver development and general set-up work
Weather: Track damp to start, overcast skies and some rain showers
Ambient & track temps: 20ºC / 30ºC
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Preview – German Grand Prix


10th of 20 Rounds of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 20th to 22nd July 2012
Hinwil, 13th July 2012 – After two very difficult race weekends in a row, the Sauber F1 Team wants to finish the first half of the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship season with a good result at the German Grand Prix, which this year is taking place in Hockenheim from the 20th to 22nd July.
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2012 GERMAN GRAND PRIX - PREVIEW


HOCKENHEIM, 20-22 JULY
Round 10 of the 2012 Formula One World Championship marks the second home race in succession for the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS team. The German Grand Prix takes place on Sunday 22 July at the Hockenheimring which is just 100kms from the Daimler and Mercedes-Benz headquarters in Stuttgart.
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Q&A with Ma Qing Hua


Madrid, 13th of July 2012
Ma Qing Hua joined HRT Formula 1 Team’s young driver programme just three months ago and in this time he has been preparing with the team for the challenge of Formula 1. He finally had the opportunity to drive the F112 yesterday at the Young Driver Test which took place in Silverstone. He passed the test with flying colours and it wasn’t only a great day for the team but also for Formula 1 in general as he became the first driver born in China to drive a Formula 1 car at an official event.
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Sure Start


Young Driver Test. Silverstone. Day 1Silverstone Circuit, Northampton, UK
12 July 2012
Day One of the Marussia F1 Team’s Young Driver Test got underway at Silverstone today, where the team’s British Grand Prix infrastructure was still in place to add a real sense of occasion to this important opportunity. On the receiving end of that opportunity were Marussia Carlin GP2’s Max Chilton and Rio Haryanto, both of whom have tested an F1 car previously and indeed Rio’s debut F1 run was in one of the team’s cars back in 2010.
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SILVERSTONE TEST DAY ONE


THURSDAY 12 JULY, 2012
Driver: Valtteri Bottas
Chassis / engine: FW34-01 / RS27- 5259/2
Location: Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit, England 5.891kms
Objectives: Aero correlation tests and race simulation
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Ma Qing Hua and HRT make history at the Young Driver Test in Silverstone


Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire
Thursday, 12th of July 2012
Weather: Sunny – Air 17ºC, Track 22ºC
Ma Qing Hua (Shanghai, China, 25/12/1987) - Chassis: F112-03
Laps: 82 - Track length: 5.891 km
Distance covered: 483.062 km - Best time: 1:37.829
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12 July


McLaren Group to represent UK manufacturing excellence at the Science Museum


· McLaren to exhibit Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 car alongside a McLaren MP4-12C sports car and a Specialized S-Works + McLaren Venge high-performance bicycle
· Bernadette Collins from McLaren Racing chosen by a panel of experts and announced as a ’30 under 30’ ambassador by Business Minister, Mark Prisk
· McLaren Group’s Executive Chairman, Ron Dennis CBE, gives his endorsement to the Government’s ‘Make it in Great Britain’ campaign
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11 July


THE WILLIAMS F1 TEAM CONFIRMS YOUNG DRIVER TEST LINE-UP


Grove, UK. 11 July, 2012. The Williams F1 Team today confirmed that it will run Valtteri Bottas during the Young Driver Test at Silverstone Circuit, UK on 12 and 13 July 2012.

Valtteri was promoted to Official Reserve Driver at the start of the 2012 season, and has so far taken part in six Friday practice sessions, impressing the team. As the reigning GP3 champion, Valtteri has focussed his attentions on working with the Williams engineers this year, attending every race and taking part in most first practice session’s this season as well as a number of straightline aero tests.
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10 July


BRITISH GRAND PRIX REVIEW


10 July 2012
Bruno Senna drove a strong race to finish in ninth position in the British Grand Prix to add two points to Williams F1's tally in the constructors' championship. Our Chief Operations Engineer Mark Gillan sums up the team's performance in its home race.
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RED BULL RACING CONFIRM MARK WEBBER FOR 2013


July 10, 2012 
Mark Webber’s contract has been extended for another year, meaning the Australian, who won the British Grand Prix on Sunday for a second time, will continue to drive for the Team in 2013.
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08 July


Home and Dry. 2012 British Grand Prix - The Race


Silverstone Circuit, Northampton, UK
8 July 2012
The Marussia F1 Team drivers Timo Glock and Charles Pic delivered a strong two-car finish at Silverstone today in the team’s home race, the British Grand Prix. Timo ended the race in P18 and Charles in P19, ahead of the HRT cars.
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British GP - Silverstone delivers best result of the year


At Silverstone, Scuderia Ferrari has secured its best overall result of the season, bringing home 30 points, thanks to a second place for Fernando Alonso and a fourth for Felipe Massa. For the Spaniard, today’s result is his fifth podium finish of the year, while for his Brazilian team-mate, it’s his best result of the season. After nine rounds of the championship, Fernando still leads the Drivers’ classification, while Felipe moves up to thirteenth place. The Scuderia makes up two places in the Constructors’ classification to go second. Ferrari now has no less than 51 podium finishes in this Grand Prix: 16 wins, 20 second places and 15 thirds.
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No rain no gain


July 8, 2012 
Another race weekend in which everyone at Scuderia Toro Rosso put their heart and soul into their work, only to finish outside the points, with Daniel Ricciardo bringing his STR7 home in thirteenth place, one spot ahead of team-mate Jean-Eric Vergne. In fact, our drivers spent much of the race battling with one another, never quite having the pace to match those in the midfield who were ahead of us today.
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British Grand Prix - Team Reaction


July 8, 2012 
Here, Mark, Sebastian, Christian and Cyril reflect on a rather productive day's work at Silverstone:
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Back and Forth – The 2012 British Grand Prix


8 july 2012
A ding-dong battle between the two Lotus F1 Team drivers over who would claim the fastest lap of the British Grand Prix was just the back story to an eventful race, which saw both E20s place well inside the top ten to claim a good haul of points for the team on the home soil of Silverstone
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Mark Webber and Red Bull Racing power to victory at British Grand Prix


Red Bull Racing’s Mark Webber secured victory in today’s British Grand Prix after a superb move on Fernando Alonso in the final laps of the thrilling race.

The Australian’s win, his second at Silverstone, brings the Red Bull Racing – Renault partnership’s tally of victories to 30, while edging Renault’s total wins in Formula 1 to 146. Webber’s Red Bull Racing team-mate Sebastian Vettel gave the team a double podium, finishing in third position.
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BRITISH GRAND PRIX RACE


08 JULY 2012
Race Notes
• Bruno Senna finished ninth in the team’s home Grand Prix at a sunny Silverstone circuit.
• After making a great start to move from 13th to ninth on the first lap, Bruno drove well to bring home two points, making a great move to overtake Hulkenberg in the final stages.
• Pastor drove a strong race but his result was hampered by an incident with Perez in the early stages of the race.
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2012 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX



Silverstone Circuit, Sunday July 8
“Like the fans, we wanted a lot more from today’s result”
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“A dry race wasn’t what we were expecting – and, undoubtedly, had it been a wet race, as was predicted, our competitiveness relative to that of our opposition would have been significantly enhanced.
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British GP – Race – Sunday, 08.07.2012


Weather: overcast but dry, 18-20°C air, 26-29°C track

It was a tough weekend at the British Grand Prix for the Sauber F1 Team as it leaves Silverstone with no points. Kamui Kobayashi finished 11th from 17th on the grid in his Sauber C-31 Ferrari, while Sergio Pérez, who started 15th, collided with Pastor Maldonado on lap 12 and retired while driving in a promising position.
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2012 BRITISH GRAND PRIX - RACE


SILVERSTONE, 8 JULY
Michael Schumacher finished the British Grand Prix in seventh place today with Nico Rosberg coming home in 15th.

· Michael ran a two-stop strategy, running option/prime/prime, stopping on laps 12 and 34
· Nico also made two stops, running prime/prime/option, with stops on laps 15 and 37
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British Grand Prix


Silverstone Circuit
Sunday, 8th of July 2012
Weather: Sunny – Air 21ºC, Track 33ºC
Race: 52 laps – Track distance: 5.891 km
Pedro de la Rosa F112-02 #22 20th
Narain Karthikeyan F112-03 #23 21st
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Tyre Strategy the key at a dry Silverstone Circuit


Silverstone, July 8, 2012 – Red Bull driver Mark Webber has taken his second win of the season at the British Grand Prix, following an intense battle with Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso in the closing laps that centred around tyre strategy. Webber now closes up to Alonso in the title rankings, who continues to lead one of the closest championships on record. Webber also joins Alonso in becoming the second two-time winner this season.
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Caterham F1 Team - British Grand Prix 2012


Weather
Race: Dry, sunshine, min / max air temp 19° / 21°, min / max track temp 28° / 33°
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2012 British Grand Prix: Race Report


Sahara Force India was unable to convert its pace into points this afternoon as Nico Hulkenberg finished twelfth in the British Grand Prix. Paul Di Resta was out of luck as he retired after picking up damage on the opening lap of the race.
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Race Classification


after 52 Laps - 306.198 Kms
2012 FORMULA 1 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX - Silverstone

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH
1 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 52 1:25:11.288 215.662
2 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 52 1:25:14.348 +3.060 215.533
3 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 52 1:25:16.124 +4.836 215.458
4 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 52 1:25:20.807 +9.519 215.261
5 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 52 1:25:21.602 +10.314 215.228
6 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 52 1:25:28.389 +17.101 214.943
7 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 52 1:25:40.441 +29.153 214.439
8 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 52 1:25:47.751 +36.463 214.134
9 B. SENNA BRA Williams F1 Team 52 1:25:54.635 +43.347 213.848
10 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 52 1:25:55.732 +44.444 213.803
11 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 52 1:25:56.658 +45.370 213.764
12 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 52 1:25:59.144 +47.856 213.661
13 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 52 1:26:02.529 +51.241 213.521
14 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 52 1:26:04.601 +53.313 213.436
15 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 52 1:26:08.682 +57.394 213.267
16 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 51 1:25:49.169 +1 LAP 209.957
17 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 51 1:25:58.502 +1 LAP 209.577
18 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 51 1:26:22.764 +1 LAP 208.596
19 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 51 1:26:43.189 +1 LAP 207.777
20 P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 50 1:25:26.713 +2 LAPS 206.740
21 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 50 1:25:39.267 +2 LAPS 206.235
NOT CLASSIFIED
S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 11 18:30.943 DNF 209.552
P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 2 4:56.175 DNF 141.580
V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 0 DNS
FASTEST LAP
K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:34.661 on lap 50 224.037

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07 July


British GP - First pole of 2012 at Silverstone


First pole of the season for Scuderia Ferrari, courtesy of Fernando Alonso, at the end of an extremely long qualifying session. Rain was the main factor today, causing an interruption of over an hour, when there was just over six minutes left to the end of Q2. A positive day for the Scuderia was completed by a fifth place for Felipe Massa, the Brazilian’s best performance of the season. This is pole number 206 for Ferrari, the fifteenth at this Grand Prix and it ends a drought that goes all the way back to Singapore 2010. For Fernando, it was his twenty first number one slot in qualifying, the third at the wheel of a Maranello built car.
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The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Any More - British GP, Saturday 07 June


Kimi Räikkönen qualified in sixth position whilst Romain Grosjean qualified tenth after a rain-interrupted qualifying at Silverstone for tomorrow’s British Grand Prix. Romain will line up in ninth position on the grid thanks to a penalty for a car ahead.
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Rained Off. Free Practice 3 & Qualifying


Silverstone Circuit, Northampton, UK
7 July 2012
The second day of running for the British Grand Prix weekend got off to a difficult start for the Marussia F1 Team at Silverstone today. This morning, drivers Timo Glock and Charles Pic were exploring a wet-dry compromise for the changeable conditions likely to stick around at Silverstone, when Charles suffered first a fuel pick-up issue and then an electrical problem, both of which forced him to stop out on track. He completed 14 laps to end the morning in P22, just behind his team-mate Timo Glock in P21.
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British Grand Prix - Qualifying: Team Reaction


Mark, Seb, Christian and Cyril give their reaction to Saturday’s events.
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British Grand Prix - Qualifying: Team Reaction


Our drivers and chief engineer give their verdict on a long day in rainy Northamptonshire…
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Alonso takes first pole for Pirelli Cinturato Green


Silverstone, July 7, 2012 – After the only wet qualifying session of the year so far, characterised by varying levels of grip and a red flag that interrupted Q2 for more than an hour and a half, Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso claimed a dramatic first pole position for Pirelli’s Cinturato Green intermediate tyre.
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2012 British Grand Prix: Qualifying Report


Sahara Force India made the most of a wet and delayed qualifying session as Nico Hulkenberg qualified in ninth and Paul Di Resta in 11th for tomorrow’s British Grand Prix. Due to changing a gearbox, Nico will take a five-place grid drop.
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BRITISH GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING


07 JULY 2012
Qualifying Notes
• Pastor Maldonado will start seventh on the grid for tomorrow's British Grand Prix with a time of 1:53.539 at a rain soaked Silverstone circuit.
• Bruno Senna qualified 15th, just missing out on Q3 after slowing for a yellow flag towards the last corner.
• After showing the competitiveness of the FW34 in challenging qualifying conditions, the team are looking for another strong points finish for both cars in tomorrow’s race.
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2012 BRITISH GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING


SILVERSTONE, 7 JULY
Another dramatic and weather-affected day at Silverstone saw an extended qualifying session lasting just over two hours.

· Michael qualified third for tomorrow's British Grand Prix - his second top-three qualifying performance in four races

· This was the team's sixth top-six qualifying performance of the 2012 season so far

· Nico qualified 13th but penalties for other drivers should mean he starts from P11 tomorrow
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2012 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING


Silverstone Circuit, Saturday July 7
“It’s going to be a tough race, but we’re not that far away”
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Clearly, eighth and 18th isn’t where we’d hoped to qualify for our home grand prix, and to do so is therefore very disappointing.
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British GP – Qualifying – Saturday, 07.07.2012


Weather: dry in the morning, wet in the afternoon, 15-16°C air, 17-19°C track

Qualifying turned out to be a missed opportunity for the Sauber F1 Team. Just in time for the first qualifying session ahead of the British Grand Prix it started to rain again at Silverstone. The conditions at the start of Q1 called for intermediate tyres. Then the track started drying out, but a run on dry tyres proved to be too optimistic. Sergio Pérez and Kamui Kobayashi finished the session fourth and seventh respectively. The rain became heavier in the run up to Q2, and so both Sauber C31-Ferraris went out with rain tyres. At 13:35 the session was red flagged with just over six minutes left as the rain was getting worse. At this point Sergio was leading and Kamui was sixth. For the restart of Q2 at 15:07 the team took a risky decision – both drivers left the garage on intermediates. In the end Sergio’s lap time was only good enough for 17th. Kamui pitted for rain tyres, but ended up 12th, and therefore also dropped out of the top ten. On top of that the Japanese has a five place grid penalty from the last race in Valencia.
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Qualifying Session Classification


2012 FORMULA 1 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX - Silverstone

POS NAME ENTRANT Q1 LAPS PERCENT Q2 LAPS Q3 LAPS
1 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari 1:46.515 10 100.222 1:56.921 9 1:51.746 6
2 M. WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1:47.276 9 100.938 1:55.898 8 1:51.793 6
3 M. SCHUMACHER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:46.571 8 100.274 1:55.799 8 1:52.020 6
4 S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:46.279 9 100.000 1:56.931 8 1:52.199 6
5 F. MASSA Scuderia Ferrari 1:47.401 10 101.055 1:56.388 8 1:53.065 6
6 K. RAIKKONEN Lotus F1 Team 1:47.309 10 100.969 1:56.469 8 1:53.290 6
7 P. MALDONADO Williams F1 Team 1:46.449 10 100.159 1:56.802 9 1:53.539 6
8 L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:47.433 11 101.085 1:54.897 8 1:53.543 6
9 N. HULKENBERG Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:46.334 9 100.051 1:55.556 8 1:54.382 5
10 R. GROSJEAN Lotus F1 Team 1:47.043 11 100.718 1:56.388 9
11 P. DI RESTA Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:47.582 11 101.226 1:57.009 8
12 K. KOBAYASHI Sauber F1 Team 1:46.649 10 100.348 1:57.071 8
13 N. ROSBERG Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:47.724 9 101.359 1:57.108 8
14 D. RICCIARDO Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:47.266 9 100.928 1:57.132 9
15 B. SENNA Williams F1 Team 1:47.105 10 100.777 1:57.426 9
16 J. VERGNE Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:47.705 10 101.341 1:57.719 8
17 S. PEREZ Sauber F1 Team 1:46.494 10 100.202 1:57.895 9
18 J. BUTTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:48.044 12 101.660
19 V. PETROV Caterham F1 Team 1:49.027 10 102.585
20 H. KOVALAINEN Caterham F1 Team 1:49.477 10 103.009
21 T. GLOCK Marussia F1 Team 1:51.618 10 105.023
22 P. DE LA ROSA HRT F1 Team 1:52.742 11 106.081
23 N. KARTHIKEYAN HRT F1 Team 1:53.040 10 106.361
C. PIC Marussia F1 Team 1:54.143 10 107.399
QUALIFYING CRITERIA
1:53.718 107.000
POLE POSITION LAP
F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari 1:51.746 189.783 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:46.279 199.546 KPH

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Free Practice 3 and Qualifying at the British Grand Prix


Silverstone Circuit
Saturday, 7th of July 2012
Weather: Cloudy/Rainy – Air 18ºC, Track 19ºC

10.00-11.00 FORMULA 1 PRACTICE SESSION 3
Pedro de la RosaF112-02 #22 24th (17 laps) 1:37.429
Narain Karthikeyan F112-03 #2323rd (23 laps) 1:37.269

13.00-14.00 FORMULA 1 QUALIFYING SESSION
Pedro de la Rosa F112-02 #22 22nd (11 laps)1:52.742
Narain Karthikeyan F112-03 #23 23rd (10 laps)1:53.040
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Caterham F1 Team - British Grand Prix FP3 & Qualifying


Weather
FP3: Overcast, dry, air temp 16° - 18°, track temp 17° - 24°
Quali: Wet, air temp 15°, track temp 18°

Fastest laps / positions:
FP3: KOV 1.34.298, 19th / PET 1.34.781, 20th
Q1: PET 1.49.027, 19th / KOV 1.49.477, 20th
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Third Practice Session Classification


2012 FORMULA 1 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX - Silverstone

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:32.167 21 230.099
2 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:32.320 20 +0.153 229.718
3 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:32.358 25 +0.191 229.623
4 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:32.420 21 +0.253 229.469
5 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:32.454 25 +0.287 229.385
6 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:32.477 20 +0.310 229.328
7 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:32.622 21 +0.455 228.969
8 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:32.940 19 +0.773 228.185
9 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:33.046 20 +0.879 227.925
10 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:33.150 19 +0.983 227.671
11 B. SENNA BRA Williams F1 Team 1:33.267 25 +1.100 227.385
12 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:33.367 20 +1.200 227.142
13 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:33.398 24 +1.231 227.066
14 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:33.462 24 +1.295 226.911
15 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:33.673 22 +1.506 226.400
16 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:33.674 21 +1.507 226.397
17 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:33.707 21 +1.540 226.318
18 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:33.733 15 +1.566 226.255
19 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 1:34.298 18 +2.131 224.899
20 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 1:34.781 20 +2.614 223.753
21 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 1:36.605 18 +4.438 219.529
22 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:37.060 14 +4.893 218.499
23 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:37.269 23 +5.102 218.030
24 P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 1:37.429 17 +5.262 217.672

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British GP - Dry at last for final free practice


Silverstone, 7 July – A welcome break in the terrible weather that has so far afflicted the British Grand Prix, meant that the third and final free practice session for the ninth round of the championship was run entirely in the dry. Fernando Alonso in the Ferrari was fastest in a time of 1.32.167, while behind the Spaniard in the F2012 came Jenson Button (1.32.320) in the McLaren and Romain Grosjean (1.32.358) in the Lotus. Felipe Massa was the fastest man in the second sector of the track, on his way to a solid sixteenth place in a time of 1.33.674. The team concentrated on preparations for qualifying, evaluating various front wings and comparing the Hard and then Soft compound tyres supplied by Pirelli. Qualifying to determine the starting order on the grid for tomorrow’s race gets underway at 13h00.
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06 July


British GP - Rain the unwelcome visitor at Silverstone


A particularly concise press release today, written after three hours of free practice that said nothing or next to nothing, because of the far from summery weather in this corner of England. The F2012s completed just 32 laps, (18 from Alonso and 14 from Massa) and of these, only nine were timed (six for the Spaniard and three for the Brazilian.) Therefore it is pretty much impossible to draw any sort of conclusion or to make predictions when it comes to the rest of the weekend.
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Why Does It Always Rain On Me ?


British GP, Friday 06 June 2012
Kimi Räikkönen and Romain Grosjean took to the Silverstone track briefly today for the first practice sessions ahead of Sunday’s British Grand Prix. The day’s running programme was beset by persistent and continual rain which meant only Pirelli’s wet weather tyres were used.
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Home Comfort


Silverstone Circuit, Northampton, UK
6 July 2012
We received plenty of home comfort on the first day of running at Silverstone today, where we dug deep to deliver a promising start to our British Grand Prix weekend.
The team were touched by the camaraderie in the Paddock as Free Practice 1 got underway, with drivers up and down the pitlane demonstrating support for Maria De Villota by including a specially-produced ‘Orange Star’ - Maria’s emblem - within their helmet liveries.
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British Grand Prix, Friday Practice: Driver Reaction


After a day of practice in torrential conditions at Silverstone, here is what our drivers made of the day's work. And the weather.
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British Grand Prix, Friday Practice: Team Reaction


After two rain-affected sessions at the start of the grand prix weekend in Silverstone, here's the reaction from the Toro Rosso drivers and the pitwall.
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HRT Formula 1 Team will take part in its Young Driver Test at Silverstone after the Grand Prix


Silverstone, United Kingdom
Friday, 6th of July 2012
An agreement has been finally reached and HRT Formula 1 Team will be able to carry out its Young Driver Test at Silverstone next week after the British Grand Prix. This test will take place on Thursday the 12th and Friday the 13th of July at the legendary Silverstone circuit. 24 year-old Chinese driver Ma Qing Hua will be at the wheel of the F112 and will complete his first tests in a Formula 1 car.
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2012 British Grand Prix, Free Practice Report


Sahara Force India completed limited running in very wet conditions during Friday practice at Silverstone.
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2012 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE


“All wings and appendages still intact!”
Silverstone Circuit, Friday July 6
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“At the end of a free practice day on which it barely stopped raining even for a minute, it’s a relief to be able to point to two fully intact Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 cars, with all their wings and appendages still attached!
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BRITISH GRAND PRIX PRACTICE


06 JULY 2012
Objectives
• Wet tyre runs and set-up work
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Cinturato tyres take centre stage at Silverstone


Silverstone, July 6, 2012 ­– The opening two free practice sessions of the British Grand Prix were affected by torrential rain, at the beginning of a weekend that could be characterised by wet weather during qualifying and the race as well, according to the latest forecasts.
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2012 BRITISH GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE


SILVERSTONE, 6 JULY
A very wet day at Silverstone saw limited running in the first practice sessions for the British Grand Prix today.

· Michael and Nico completed a total of 39 laps during today's two practice sessions - 75% of a single race distance
· In total, just 396 practice laps were completed by all drivers today - compared to 1467 in Canada four weeks ago
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Free Practice sessions at the British Grand Prix


Silverstone Circuit
Friday, 6th of July 2012
Weather: Rainy – Air 16ºC, Track 17ºC

10.00-11.30 FORMULA 1 PRACTICE SESSION 1
Pedro de la Rosa F112-02 #22 19th (9 laps) 2:04.341
Dani Clos F112-03 #2320th (23 laps) 2:05.022

14.00-15.30 FORMULA 1 PRACTICE SESSION 2
Pedro de la Rosa F112-02 #22 24th (0 laps)
Narain Karthikeyan F112-03 #23 20th (8 laps)2:04.774
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British Grand Prix: Friday Second Practice


July 6, 2012 
In another wet practice session at Silverstone Sebastian was 13th quickest, while Mark did not set a time.
Seb's best time after ten laps was 1m59.476s.
Top of the timesheets was Lewis Hamilton in front of his home crowd, while the session had to be stopped for ten minutes after Bruno Senna hit the barriers and his Williams had to be craned off. He was unhurt.
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British GP – Practice – Friday, 06.07.2012


Weather: wet, 15-16°C air, 15-17°C track

The first two free practice sessions ahead of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone were troublefree for the Sauber F1 Team. However, on a totally wet track there wasn’t too much the team was able to learn about the Sauber C31-Ferrari’s new parts. The C31 has some updates, mainly at the rear of the car, relating to the engine cover, bodywork around the exhaust, diffuser and brake ducts. Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio Pérez have been working on the car’s wet set-up, which might well be in demand on Saturday as well as Sunday.
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Caterham F1 Team - British Grand Prix FP1 & FP2


Weather
FP1: Wet, raining, air temp 17°, track temp 16°
FP2: Wet, intermittent rain, air temp 15°, track temp 16°

Fastest laps / positions
FP1: PET 1.59.614 12th / KOV 1.59.787, 14th
FP2: KOV 1.58.580, 7th / PET 2.01.348, 18th
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Second Practice Session Classification


2012 FORMULA 1 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX - Silverstone

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:56.345 8 182.282
2 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:56.474 16 +0.129 182.080
3 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:56.545 12 +0.200 181.969
4 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:56.567 9 +0.222 181.934
5 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:57.493 13 +1.148 180.500
6 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:57.948 9 +1.603 179.804
7 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 1:58.580 10 +2.235 178.846
8 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:58.897 8 +2.552 178.369
9 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:58.943 12 +2.598 178.300
10 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:59.015 14 +2.670 178.192
11 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:59.429 9 +3.084 177.574
12 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:59.472 6 +3.127 177.511
13 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:59.476 10 +3.131 177.505
14 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:59.854 7 +3.509 176.945
15 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 2:00.565 7 +4.220 175.901
16 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 2:00.820 11 +4.475 175.530
17 B. SENNA BRA Williams F1 Team 2:01.099 6 +4.754 175.126
18 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 2:01.348 12 +5.003 174.766
19 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 2:03.719 8 +7.374 171.417
20 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 2:04.774 8 +8.429 169.968
21 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1
22 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 2
23 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1

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British Grand Prix: Friday First Practice


July 6, 2012 
After an extremely wet first practice session at Silverstone, Mark was the quicker of our drivers finishing sixth with Sebastian finally 11th on the timesheets.
Webber completed seven laps and his best time was 1:58.463. Vettel completed 11 laps, with a fastest time of 1:59.414.
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First Practice Session Classification


2012 FORMULA 1 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX - Silverstone

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:56.552 13 181.958
2 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:56.827 10 +0.275 181.529
3 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:57.174 6 +0.622 180.992
4 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:57.664 11 +1.112 180.238
5 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:58.119 7 +1.567 179.544
6 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:58.463 7 +1.911 179.022
7 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:58.483 19 +1.931 178.992
8 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:58.493 10 +1.941 178.977
9 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:58.942 8 +2.390 178.302
10 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:59.076 12 +2.524 178.101
11 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:59.414 11 +2.862 177.597
12 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 1:59.614 9 +3.062 177.300
13 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams F1 Team 1:59.733 7 +3.181 177.124
14 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 1:59.787 10 +3.235 177.044
15 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 2:00.125 5 +3.573 176.546
16 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 2:00.253 6 +3.701 176.358
17 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 2:01.834 6 +5.282 174.069
18 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 2:01.835 6 +5.283 174.068
19 P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 2:04.341 9 +7.789 170.559
20 D. CLOS ESP HRT F1 Team 2:05.022 11 +8.470 169.630
21 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 2:11.760 6 +15.208 160.956
22 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 4
23 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 3
24 J. BIANCHI FRA Sahara Force India F1 Team 1

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05 July


British GP - Massa: “getting stronger race by race”


Silverstone, 5 July – On what the forecasters say could be the only dry day of the British GP weekend, Felipe Massa met the media in the Scuderia Ferrari hospitality this afternoon and the weather was the inevitable opening subject. “Last year we started in the rain and then it got dry towards the end and I finished fifth, so this year my plan is to aim to fight for a podium,” said Felipe. “It’s something I really want to do because I have never been on the podium in this race. Every year there is a chance of rain at this event and that always means you have to be ready to react quickly to any situation that can arise. That’s especially true this year when most of the cars are so close. I really enjoy driving here anyway and I’m looking forward to having a good fight whatever the conditions.”
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British GP - Alonso: “The characteristics of the track will suit the F2012”


Silverstone, 5 July – Selection for the FIA conference on a Thursday at a Grand Prix is based on a number of factors, such as nationality and current performance and today, Fernando Alonso qualified to be on the panel based on two of the usual criteria: the Ferrari man won the British Grand Prix twelve months ago and he is also the winner of the last round, in Valencia. The first question centred on the highs and lows of Spanish sport at the moment and how it impacted on his preparation for the ninth round of the World Championship. “I can’t say it affects me in any way,” he began. “I watch it on TV and am happy that Spain won the European football and I would have preferred Nadal not to be out of Wimbledon, but it does not affect the preparation or approach, you just concentrate on the job. With the other sports, it just means you go to bed a bit more happy or more sad.”
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04 July


Massa: “Maybe Silverstone can be even better than expected”


Maranello, 4th of July - After three street circuits on the bounce, Monaco, Montreal and Valencia, Felipe Massa is looking forward to tackling the very different characteristics of the Silverstone track and this weekend’s British Grand Prix. “It’s difficult to have a clear picture of how competitive we should be,” admits the Scuderia Ferrari driver. “Especially this year, we have seen results in the races that we could never have expected. Silverstone is a very different track to the last few, so we need to be ready for everything and arrive as well prepared as possible. Who knows, maybe Silverstone can be even better than expected for us. But if you look at Valencia where we had 13 cars in three tenths in Q2, it shows you really cannot make predictions this season. However, we believe our car is not too bad in the high speed corners and so I feel we should discover a good F2012 when we start practice there on Friday.”
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A MEDICAL UPDATE ON MARIA DE VILLOTA


Marussia Technical Centre, Banbury, UK
04 July 2012, 16.00hrs

Further to the accident at Duxford Airfield yesterday involving the Marussia F1 Team Test Driver, Maria De Villota, the Team can now provide a further update on Maria’s medical condition.
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Silverstone Tech Talk


1. REAR WING
After three street courses, Silverstone requires a slightly lower level of downforce than we’ve seen of late with aerodynamic efficiency being king.
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Eric Boullier – “We constantly have to improve if we want to stay in the game”


The European Grand Prix was a race of highs and lows; not least for Eric Boullier, who saw his drivers come agonisingly close to another double podium finish. Here, the Lotus F1 Team Principal discusses his emotions on that eventful afternoon in Valencia, the meaning of coming home to Silverstone and the team spirit back at Enstone
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Kimi Räikkönen – “Now I’ve had some good results, I want more”


After a strong second place in Valencia, Kimi is even more focused on attaining that elusive top step as he heads to one of his favourite circuits of the year; Silverstone
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Romain Grosjean – “We are now a big team”


Running strongly in second place, with very good potential to go one place better, was a real coming of age for Romain in the European Grand Prix. Cruel fate intervened however, as an alternator absolved itself of its duties at two-thirds race distance. Here, Romain reminisces over what could have been, and looks ahead to what could be at Silverstone
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Preview to the British GP


4 July 2012 — Round nine of the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship takes place at the Silverstone Circuit in the heart of Great Britain. The track has been a power track historically, its first incarnation as part of a World War II airfield saw cars rocket down the runways, with the straights separated only by hay bales! Since that auspicious start, the circuit has undergone numerous modifications, but its character has always been dominated by long straights and high speed turns. Even now, with the addition of a new, slower loop, Silverstone is one of the quickest tracks on the calendar, with approximately 65% of the lap spent at full throttle and an average speed of 215kph.
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Sebastian on Summertime, Schumacher and Silverstone


Sebastian Vettel takes time out at the Goodwood Festival of Speed to talk about the weather, the Red Bull Racing Factory home race and his thougths ahead of the British Grand Prix. And Michael Schumacher. [Read More!]
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03 July


Webber Talks British Weather, Summer and Grands Prix


At the Goodwood Festival of Speed we asked Mark about the hill run, the British Grand Prix, the local weather and his first memories of Silverstone. [Read More!]
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Caterham F1 Team & Giedo van der Garde Confirmed for City Racing Rotterdam on 26th August


Hingham, 3rd July 2012
Caterham F1 Team has confirmed that Reserve Driver Giedo van der Garde will be taking part in the City Racing Rotterdam event on 26th August in Holland.
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2012 British Grand Prix Preview


British GP: Vijay’s Vision
We always try to put our best foot forward at Silverstone. It’s where our factory is based and it’s our second home race of the season. It’s also one of the most atmospheric events on the calendar thanks to the passion of the British fans who always show tremendous support. For our team, it’s definitely a highlight of the season.
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BRITISH GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


Friday 6 to Sunday 8 July, 2012
Silverstone, England, Round: 9 of 20

Mark Gillan, Chief Operations Engineer: Following our strong showing in Valencia, which unfortunately ultimately ended in disappointment, we head to our home Grand Prix at Silverstone with high hopes. Silverstone is a great circuit, with the highest average corner speed of any circuit in the championship and is a good challenge for both the driver and car. Pirelli bring their hard (prime) and soft (option) tyres to this race, which is the same pairing that we used successfully in Barcelona. We will also bring an updated aerodynamic package to the event which is imperative given the importance of aerodynamic efficiency around this track and how tight the grid is at present. The long range forecast doesn’t look particularly promising, predicting a reasonable chance of rain and strong winds throughout the weekend, which could lead to an eventful qualifying and race.
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NEW HARD COMPOUND FOR BRITISH GRAND PRIX FREE PRACTICE


The British Grand Prix from a tyre point of view:
Silverstone, 6-8 July 2012

Milan, July 2, 2012 – After three consecutive street circuits, Formula One returns to one of the most traditional permanent tracks of the year at Silverstone. For Pirelli, this can be considered a second home race, as the company’s motorsport hub is located in Didcot, only around an hour away.
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02 July


Home Asphalt. Preview to the 2012 British Grand Prix


Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire, UK
6-7-8 July 2012

All you need to know >>> Race date 8 July…Laps 52…Circuit length 5.891km…Race distance 306.198km…18 corners, 10 right-handers, 8 left…Circuit direction clockwise…Lap record 1:30.874 (F. Alonso 2010)…Silverstone is built on the site of a World War II Royal Air Force bomber station, RAF Silverstone. In 1950, the British Grand Prix at Silverstone was the first race in the newly-created Formula One World Championship. It then rotated between Brands Hatch, Aintree & Silverstone but has been the exclusive home of the British Grand Prix since 1987…Circuit hallmarks - one of the quickest circuits of the year, after remodelling for 2010 the track retains its high-speed nature despite the addition of a few corners; also still one of the longest tracks in use in F1; a circuit that still highlights and rewards an efficient aero package (cue our new aero upgrade); open nature of circuit leaves it exposed to fairly brisk winds so cars with good stability shine through; one of the high-ranking power circuits and tough on engines given the time at full throttle…Tyre nomination Pirelli PZero Silver Hard and PZero Yellow Soft, just like Barcelona, which should open up some more interesting strategies…Distance from Marussia Technical Centre to Silverstone 17.4 miles…
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