28 September


2012 Japanese Grand Prix preview


Suzuka facts & stats

The Suzuka Circuit is one of the most revered racetracks in the world. Its undulations, fast sweeps and unique figure-of-eight layout require total commitment from the drivers, and victory, perhaps unsurprisingly, is confined to the world’s best. World champions have won 16 out of the last 17 races at Suzuka.
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Preview – Japanese Grand Prix


15th of 20 Rounds of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 05-07.10.2012
Hinwil, 28th September 2012 – The Sauber F1 Team is very much looking forward to the Japanese Grand Prix. The Sauber C31-Ferrari is expected to be strong on the fast and challenging Suzuka Circuit. Also Kamui Kobayashi’s fellow countrymen form a fantastic crowd, and the entire crew enjoys the home race of its driver. Both Kamui and his team-mate, Sergio Pérez, have put the poor performance from Singapore behind them and are set to attack with what is again a further developed C31 in Japan.
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LEWIS HAMILTON TO RACE FOR MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS FROM 2013


BRACKLEY/STUTTGART
28 SEPTEMBER 2012
Following the signature of the commercial agreement with FOM this week by Mercedes-Benz, the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team is pleased to announce that Lewis Hamilton has signed a three-year agreement to race for the team from the 2013 Formula One season.
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VODAFONE McLAREN MERCEDES CONFIRMS MULTI-YEAR DEAL WITH SERGIO PEREZ


- 22-year-old Mexican joins 2009 world champion Jenson Button
- Perfect blend of youth and experience
- Team praises youngster’s "giant-killing" performances and thrilling potential
- Perez: “It's a very big step in my career, but I'm ready for it”

WOKING, SURREY, UK – 28 September 2012 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes is delighted to announce that it has signed 22-year-old Mexican Sergio Perez to a multi-year deal from the start of the 2013 season.
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26 September


SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX REVIEW


26 September 2012
The team had a disappointing weekend in Singapore with a double DNF. Chief Operations Engineer, Mark Gillan, gives us his thoughts...
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23 September


Singapore GP - A counter attacking podium


Nineteen points in the bag for Scuderia Ferrari at the end of the Singapore Grand Prix, thanks to a third place for Fernando Alonso and an eighth for Felipe Massa. It was a very hard race, featuring two Safety Car periods and very taxing climatic conditions. An eighth podium of the season means Fernando keeps the lead in the Drivers’ championship, although his advantage over his closest pursuer has come down to 29 points. The Spaniard started on the Supersofts he had used in qualifying, before stopping twice, both times fitting the Softs. Felipe had to make an unplanned pit stop right on the first lap because of a puncture to the left rear tyre, picked up in the scramble at the start. Once on the Softs, the Brazilian was much quicker and produced a great comeback which brought him up to eighth at the flag. Felipe stays tenth in the Drivers’ table and the Scuderia is still third in the Constructors’.
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Singapore Grand Prix: Team Reaction


Car 1 Sebastian Vettel, Finish Position: 1st Start Position: 3rd
“It’s great to get the win today. I’d like to dedicate it to Professor Sid Watkins. It’s thanks to all the work he did to bring safety advancements to the sport that we can race on circuits like this. Looking to the race, Lewis had to retire which is a shame for him. I know how it feels and have been in that position before. I think we could have had a tight battle. I felt very good on the harder tyres and we had a lot of pace. I think it’s very good to get this win here today. We know the next few races will be tough, but that’s the challenge.”
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Keep On Running – Singapore Grand Prix, Sunday 23 September


Kimi Räikkönen fought back from twelfth on the grid to maintain his third position in the Drivers’ Championship with a battling sixth place in the Singapore Grand Prix. Romain Grosjean finished close behind in seventh after a gruelling race with two safety car periods and a number of retirements. The team remains fourth in the Constructors’ Championship, 95 points ahead of Mercedes in fifth and 14 behind Ferrari in third.
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Singapore Grand Prix: Team Reaction


Daniel Ricciardo (STR7-04) Race finish: 9th
“It’s great to be back in the points again and it shows we have had a really good start to the second half of the season since the summer break. Even if we haven’t always picked up the points, we have been fighting for them in the last few races. I am pleased about that. We benefited a bit from the Safety Car, but afterwards we had to fight off the guys behind us, so I am really happy with ninth place and I enjoyed having a fight with Mark (Webber) towards the end, even if I could not hold off Massa just before that. In the closing stages, I didn’t look in the mirrors too much, but I just focussed on maintaining my lap times all the way to the flag.”
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Singa-More! 2012 Singapore Grand Prix - The Race


Singapore Grand Prix
Marina Bay Street Circuit
23 September 2012

The Marussia F1 Team came into the Singapore Grand Prix weekend with high expectations for its drivers Timo Glock and Charles Pic. Timo simply loves to race here, while Charles Pic - racing in night-time conditions for the very first time - was relishing the prospect of doing battle at one of his most challenging new tracks yet.
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Red Bull Racing wins under the lights of Singapore


Sebastian Vettel took his second consecutive win around the streets of Singapore in today’s fascinating Grand Prix.

The reigning world champion won by 8.9secs over Jenson Button with Fernando Alonso in third, setting up a thrilling finale to the world championship with six races remaining. The win moves Sebastian into second in the championship and closes the gap to current championship leader Alonso to 29 points.
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SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX RACE


23 SEPTEMBER 2012
Race Notes
• After promising much, it was a disappointing end to the Singapore GP as neither car made it to the finish.
• Pastor Maldonado made a great start and was racing for a podium finish when he was called into the pits to retire with a hydraulic problem.
• Bruno Senna also drove a great race through from 22nd on the grid to challenge for points, despite technical problems hampering his progress.
• Bruno retired on the final lap of the two hour race as his FW34 lost power and stopped out on track.
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Two–stop strategy wins at the longest race of the year


Singapore, September 23, 2012 – After a tense duel from the red lights to the chequered flag, with two safety car periods, Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel took his second win of the season in Singapore with a two-stop tyre strategy. Vettel started from third on the grid with the P Zero Red supersoft tyre and then completed two stints on the P Zero Yellow soft tyre, which had been nominated for the weekend. Vettel’s winning margin was nine seconds over McLaren’s Jenson Button, who adopted the same strategy, pitting four laps later for his first pit stop than Vettel. The race was the longest of the year, running to the two-hour limit two laps before the scheduled 61 laps were completed.
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2012 Singapore Grand Prix: Race Report


Sahara Force India delivered one of its strongest performances of the year as Paul Di Resta raced to a brilliant fourth place in the Singapore Grand Prix. Team-mate Nico Hulkenberg missed out on points finishing P14.
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2012 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - RACE


MARINA BAY, 23 SEPTEMBER
Nico Rosberg finished the Singapore Grand Prix in fifth place this evening, making up five places on his starting position, whilst team-mate Michael Schumacher retired from the race on lap 38.
· Nico followed a two-stop option/prime/prime strategy, stopping on laps 12 and 33
· Michael was following the same strategy until his retirement, and pitted on laps 11 and 33
· Michael retired from the race following a collision with Jean-Eric Vergne at turn 14 on lap 38
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Singapore Grand Prix


Marina Bay Street Circuit
Sunday, 23rd of September 2012
Weather: Clear skies – Air 29ºC, Track 30ºC
Race: 59 laps – Track distance: 5.793 km
Pedro de la Rosa F112-02 #22 17th
Narain Karthikeyan F112-03 #23 DNF
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2012 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX


Marina Bay circuit, Sunday September 23
“We’ll be fighting for the win in all six remaining races”
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Singapore GP – Race – Sunday, 23.09.2012


Weather: Dark and dry, temperatures, 29-28°C air, 31-29°C track, humidity 65%-68%
At the end of a very long and hot race at the Singapore street circuit the Sauber F1 Team was left empty handed. Having started from grid positions 14th and 17th respectively, Sergio Pérez and Kamui Kobayashi finished the night race in 11th and 13th respectively.
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Singapore Grand Prix - Sunday 23rd September 2012

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Weather
Race: Dry, air temp 28° / track temp 30° (start), 28° / 29° (lap 30), 28° / 29° (lap 60)
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Race Classification


after 59 Laps - 299.170 Kms
2012 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - Singapore

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 59 2:00:26.144 149.043
2 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 59 2:00:35.103 +8.959 148.859
3 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 59 2:00:41.371 +15.227 148.730
4 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 59 2:00:45.207 +19.063 148.651
5 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 59 2:01:00.928 +34.784 148.329
6 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 59 2:01:01.903 +35.759 148.309
7 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 59 2:01:02.842 +36.698 148.290
8 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 59 2:01:08.973 +42.829 148.165
9 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 59 2:01:11.964 +45.820 148.104
10 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 59 2:01:13.319 +47.175 148.077
11 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 59 2:01:16.763 +50.619 148.007
12 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 59 2:01:58.062 +91.918 147.171
13 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 59 2:02:03.285 +97.141 147.066
14 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 59 2:02:05.557 +99.413 147.021
15 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 59 2:02:14.111 +107.967 146.849
16 C. PIC * FRA Marussia F1 Team 59 2:02:39.069 +132.925 146.351
17 P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 58 2:00:29.571 +1 LAP 146.447
18 B. SENNA BRA Williams F1 Team 57 1:57:28.980 +DNF 147.608
19 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 57 2:00:59.121 +2 LAPS 143.335

NOT CLASSIFIED
J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 38 1:18:50.461 DNF 146.601
M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 38 1:18:50.845 DNF 146.589
P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 36 1:13:33.264 DNF 148.862
N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 30 1:01:21.817 DNF 148.674
L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 22 43:11.879 DNF 154.825
FASTEST LAP
12 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:51.033 on lap 52 164.480
PENALTIES
* Car 25 - 20 seconds penalty - Overtaking under Red Flags during Practice 3

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22 September


Singapore GP - Alonso and Massa both on 13 in Singapore


And that makes thirteen! For the thirteenth time since he joined Ferrari, Fernando Alonso has qualified fifth for a Grand Prix, the second time in a row at this circuit. Fernando was also fifth in Q2, the part of the session that saw his team-mate Felipe Massa eliminated with the thirteenth fastest time. In Q1, the Ferraris were tenth (Fernando) and sixteenth (Felipe). Their tyre useage was identical in the first two sessions: one set of Soft in Q1 and two Supersoft in Q2.
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Singapore Grand Prix - Qualifying: Team Reaction


Here's what the team thought of tonight's Qualifying session here in Singapore.

Car 1 Sebastian Vettel, Position: 3rd, (3rd Practice – P1, 1:47.947)
“It’s hard to say what happened. I was happy until the end of Q2, but then in Q3 we weren’t able to go with the track and improve. In Q3 I couldn’t feel the grip so well and convert it to the lap time. The most important day is tomorrow and we have got pace in the car. We have been competitive this weekend and our target is to have a good race tomorrow; P3 is still a good place to start from.”
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Singapore Grand Prix - Qualifying: Team Reaction


Daniel Ricciardo (STR7-04)
“I was actually happier with my best lap in Q1 than I was with my best effort in Q2, therefore I had been hoping to be a little bit further up the grid, maybe jumping both the Saubers, but this position is not too bad and overall, I’d say we’re making progress. Certainly, thanks to the work we did overnight, the car was better in FP3 than it was yesterday, so I hope we can have another good race tomorrow, on a track where we know anything can happen.”
Third Practice Session
Best lap 1:50.664, pos. 13th, 16 laps
Qualifying
Best lap: (Q1) 1:49.023, (Q2) 1:48.774, pos. 15th
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In The Hunt. Free Practice 3 & Qualifying for the 2012 Singapore Grand Prix


Singapore Grand Prix
Marina Bay Street Circuit
22 September 2012

GLOCK P21 1:51.370 8 laps
PIC P22 1:51.762 8 laps
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Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting - Singapore GP, Saturday 22 September


Romain Grosjean will start the Singapore Grand Prix from P8 on the grid, whilst Kimi Räikkönen will be in twelfth position after a hot and sticky qualifying session at the Marina Bay Street Circuit. The grid results mask significant improvements found in the E20 overnight, illustrated by Romain setting the fastest time in Q1 and the fourth fastest time in Q2.
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Singapore Grand Prix 2012 - FP3 and Qualifying


Weather
FP3: dry, air temp 30° - 29°, track temp 33° - 31°
Quali: dry, air temp 28°, track temp 30°

Fastest laps / positions:
FP3: PET 1.53.781, 20th / KOV 1.54.326, 21st
Q1: PET 1.50.846, 19th / KOV 1.51.137, 20th
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SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING


22 SEPTEMBER 2012
Qualifying Notes
• Pastor Maldonado will start on the front row of the grid for the Singapore Grand Prix tomorrow night.
• Pastor drove a great lap to qualify second, posting a time of 1:46.804.
• Bruno Senna qualified in 17th after touching the wall on his supersoft tyre run in Q2 and damaging the rear suspension on his FW34. The team are now working to repair his car ahead of tomorrow’s race.
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Two To Three Pit Stops At The Singapore Grand Prix


Singapore, September 22, 2012 – McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton has claimed his fourth pole position of the year in Singapore, using the P Zero Red supersoft tyre, which has been nominated together with the P Zero Yellow soft for the weekend. Hamilton’s fastest time of 1m46.362s clinched pole by half a second from Williams driver Pastor Maldonado. With pole position having won the Singapore Grand Prix for three out of the last four years, qualifying is vital at the slow and twisty Marina Bay track. Pole position has also won the last four races this year.
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2012 Singapore Grand Prix: Qualifying Report


Sahara Force India continued its strong form in Singapore as Paul Di Resta qualified sixth for tomorrow’s Grand Prix. Nico Hulkenberg narrowly missed out on making Q3 and set the eleventh fastest time.
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2012 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING


Marina Bay circuit, Saturday September 22nd
"Firing on all cylinders!”
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Free Practice 3 & Qualifying at the Singapore Grand Prix


Marina Bay Street Circuit
Saturday, 22nd of September 2012
Weather: Clear skies – Air 33ºC, Track 37ºC
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Singapore GP – Qualifying – Saturday, 22.09.2012


Weather: night time and dry, 30-28°C air, 33-29°C track, 65%-73 % humidity

After experiencing difficulties in all three free practice sessions ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix – including Sergio Pérez touching the wall once on Saturday – it didn’t come as a surprise that neither Sergio nor Kamui Kobayashi made it into the top ten qualifying. The Japanese struggled with oversteer and, therefore, didn’t have the absolute confidence in the car that is needed on such a street circuit. Kamui qualified 18th. His Mexican team mate was 14th which took him a lot of effort. Sergio wasn’t happy with his C31 either as a great deal of downforce and grip are missing. It is the first time this year the Sauber F1 Team has had to cope with such disappointment after fitting new parts on the car - previous updates in 2012 had instantly delivered good results.
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2012 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING


MARINA BAY, 22 SEPTEMBER
Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg qualified in ninth and 10th places this evening for the Singapore Grand Prix.
· The pair progressed through the early stages of qualifying, with one prime run in Q1 and two option runs in Q2
· Having reached Q3, the team decided not to start a timed lap to enable both drivers to save tyres for the race
· Michael and Nico will also be able to decide whether to start on the Pirelli soft or supersoft tyre tomorrow
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Qualifying Session Classification


2012 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - Singapore

POS NAME ENTRANT Q1 LAPS PERCENT Q2 LAPS Q3 LAPS

1 L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:48.285 5 100.554 1:46.665 3 1:46.362 6
2 P. MALDONADO Williams F1 Team 1:49.494 6 101.677 1:47.602 6 1:46.804 5
3 S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:48.240 5 100.512 1:46.791 3 1:46.905 6
4 J. BUTTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:49.381 6 101.572 1:47.661 3 1:46.939 6
5 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari 1:49.391 5 101.581 1:47.567 6 1:47.216 3
6 P. DI RESTA Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:48.028 8 100.315 1:47.667 6 1:47.241 4
7 M. WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1:48.717 6 100.955 1:47.513 6 1:47.475 5
8 R. GROSJEAN Lotus F1 Team 1:47.688 8 100.000 1:47.529 5 1:47.788 3
9 M. SCHUMACHER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:49.546 6 101.725 1:47.823 6 DNF 2
10 N. ROSBERG Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:49.463 5 101.648 1:47.943 6 DNF 2
11 N. HULKENBERG Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:49.547 6 101.726 1:47.975 6
12 K. RAIKKONEN Lotus F1 Team 1:48.169 7 100.446 1:48.261 7
13 F. MASSA Scuderia Ferrari 1:49.767 6 101.930 1:48.344 6
14 S. PEREZ Sauber F1 Team 1:49.055 8 101.269 1:48.505 6
15 D. RICCIARDO Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:49.023 7 101.239 1:48.774 6
16 J. VERGNE Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:49.564 8 101.742 1:48.849 6
17 B. SENNA Williams F1 Team 1:49.809 8 101.969 DNF 2
18 K. KOBAYASHI Sauber F1 Team 1:49.933 8 102.084
19 V. PETROV Caterham F1 Team 1:50.846 6 102.932
20 H. KOVALAINEN Caterham F1 Team 1:51.137 6 103.202
21 T. GLOCK Marussia F1 Team 1:51.370 8 103.419
22 C. PIC Marussia F1 Team 1:51.762 8 103.783
23 N. KARTHIKEYAN HRT F1 Team 1:52.372 7 104.349
24 P. DE LA ROSA HRT F1 Team 1:53.355 7 105.262
POLE POSITION LAP
L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:46.362 171.704 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:46.362 171.704 KPH
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Third Practice Session Classification


2012 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - Singapore

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:47.947 15 +0.325 169.183
2 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:48.272 15 +0.351 168.675
3 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:48.623 11 +0.676 168.130
4 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:48.859 16 +0.912 167.765
5 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:48.865 17 +0.918 167.756
6 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:49.458 13 +1.511 166.847
7 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:49.684 15 +1.737 166.503
8 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:49.699 16 +1.752 166.481
9 B. SENNA BRA Williams F1 Team 1:49.715 14 +1.768 166.456
10 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:49.981 14 +2.034 166.054
11 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:50.110 12 +2.163 165.859
12 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:50.524 10 +2.577 165.238
13 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:50.664 16 +2.717 165.029
14 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:50.777 15 +2.830 164.860
15 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:50.840 15 +2.893 164.767
16 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:51.012 15 +3.065 164.511
17 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:51.059 17 +3.112 164.442
18 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:51.272 10 +3.325 164.127
19 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:52.290 16 +4.343 162.639
20 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 1:53.781 12 +5.834 160.508
21 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 1:54.326 14 +6.379 159.743
22 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:54.421 14 +6.474 159.610
23 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 1:54.630 9 +6.683 159.319
24 P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 1:54.875 14 +6.928 158.979
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21 September


Singapore GP - The Singapore Enigma


A very busy day of free practice for Scuderia Ferrari here at Singapore’s exciting Marina Bay street circuit. The first session began on a damp track, but from then on there was no more rain in the area, so the second session went off normally. The two F2012s completed a total of 91 laps, almost equally divided between the two drivers with Fernando completing 46 and Felipe doing one less.
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High fuel and different strategies for Singapore


Singapore, September 21, 2012 – Formula One drivers took to the track at night for the first time this year, during the first two free practice sessions for the Singapore Grand Prix. With the race being one of the most specialised and tough encounters of the year, the task of collecting data on both the P Zero Yellow soft and P Zero Red supersoft tyres was more important than ever on different fuel loads.
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SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX PRACTICE


21 SEPTEMBER 2012

Objectives
• Aero evaluations
• Tyre runs and set-up work
• Longer runs in FP2
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2012 Singapore Grand Prix, Free Practice Report


Sahara Force India saw both its cars inside the top eight in both practice sessions for this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix.
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2012 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE


“Not a bad place from which to start”
Marina Bay circuit, Friday September 21
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Free Practice sessions at the Singapore Grand Prix


Marina Bay Street Circuit
Friday, 21st of September 2012
Weather: Clear skies – Air 32ºC, Track 33ºC
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2012 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE


MARINA BAY, 21 SEPTEMBER
The first two practice sessions for the Singapore Grand Prix took place this evening around the Marina Bay circuit.
· After a heavy late afternoon shower, intermediate and wet tyres were used for the start of the first practice session
· Once the track had dried out, the team evaluated the Pirelli super soft and soft tyres available for this weekend
· Nico and Michael completed a total of 102 laps in the two sessions today, just over 517 km
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Singapore GP – Practice – Friday, 21.09.2012


Weather: 29-28°C air, 29-25° track, 77-70% humidity

The spectacular Singapore street circuit is regarded as less favorable for the Sauber C31-Ferrari, but the development of this year’s car isn’t over yet. The team and both drivers, Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio Pérez, were pretty busy in free practice trying different components. Kamui also had the springs changed on his C31 in the first session, during which it became dark in Singapore. In the second 90 minutes of free practice at night both drivers worked intensively on the set up of their cars and were using both tyre compounds provided by Pirelli – the soft and the supersoft. Neither driver was happy with the balance of their respective car on Friday. Now the data work begins.
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Second Practice Session Classification


2012 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - Singapore

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:48.340 27 168.569
2 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:48.651 24 +0.311 168.086
3 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:48.896 26 +0.556 167.708
4 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:48.964 26 +0.624 167.603
5 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:49.086 28 +0.746 167.416
6 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:49.300 30 +0.960 167.088
7 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:49.339 32 +0.999 167.029
8 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:49.790 32 +1.450 166.343
9 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:50.039 28 +1.699 165.966
10 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:50.161 24 +1.821 165.782
11 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:50.263 23 +1.923 165.629
12 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:50.345 24 +2.005 165.506
13 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:50.636 32 +2.296 165.071
14 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:50.791 26 +2.451 164.840
15 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:51.122 28 +2.782 164.349
16 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:51.450 21 +3.110 163.865
17 B. SENNA BRA Williams F1 Team 1:51.452 11 +3.112 163.862
18 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:52.009 31 +3.669 163.047
19 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 1:52.218 29 +3.878 162.743
20 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 1:52.576 27 +4.236 162.226
21 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:52.863 27 +4.523 161.813
22 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 1:52.936 26 +4.596 161.709
23 P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 1:54.448 26 +6.108 159.572
24 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:54.514 30 +6.174 159.480

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First Practice Session Classification


2012 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - Singapore

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:50.566 24 165.175
2 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:50.615 15 +0.049 165.102
3 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:51.459 17 +0.893 163.852
4 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:51.525 20 +0.959 163.755
5 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:51.576 20 +1.010 163.680
6 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:51.655 19 +1.089 163.564
7 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:51.658 24 +1.092 163.560
8 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:51.943 21 +1.377 163.143
9 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:52.275 24 +1.709 162.661
10 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:52.296 19 1.730 162.630
11 B. SENNA BRA Williams F1 Team 1:52.629 25 +2.063 162.150
12 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:52.716 16 +2.150 162.024
13 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:52.839 23 +2.273 161.848
14 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:52.986 21 +2.420 161.637
15 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:53.028 20 +2.462 161.577
16 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:53.080 17 +2.514 161.503
17 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:53.189 25 +2.623 161.347
18 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:53.227 26 +2.661 161.293
19 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 1:54.908 20 +4.342 158.934
20 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 1:55.091 16 +4.525 158.681
21 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:55.335 22 +4.769 158.345
22 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 1:55.760 22 +5.194 157.764
23 P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 1:56.656 21 +6.090 156.552
24 23 Q. MA CHN HRT F1 Team 1:58.053 20 +7.487 154.700

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On The Prowl. 2012 Singapore Grand Prix - Free Practice 1 & 2


Singapore Grand Prix
Marina Bay Circuit
21 September 2012

GLOCK FP1 P19 1:54.908 20 laps FP2 P19 1:52.218 29 laps
PIC FP1 P21 1:55.335 22 laps FP2 P21 1:52.863 27 laps
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Cyril Abiteboul Joins Caterham F1 Team as CEO


Leafield, UK – 21 September 2012
Caterham F1 Team has today confirmed that Cyril Abiteboul will join the team as CEO, responsible for all the team’s on and off-track operations and reporting to Caterham Group CEO Riad Asmat and Chairman Tony Fernandes. Until January 2013 Cyril, currently Deputy Managing Director of Renault Sport F1, will split his duties between Caterham F1 Team and Renault Sport F1 to finalise ongoing projects.
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19 September


Preview to the Singapore Grand Prix


19 September 2012 — In contrast to the previous two events on the calendar, the Singapore Grand Prix places an emphasis on low speed driveability and engine response. The 5.073km circuit has a huge 23 turns — more than any other track on the calendar, bar Valencia — as cars pass in and out of the office blocks, luxury hotels and state buildings. The average speed is therefore correspondingly low, with cars circulating at just 170kph over the lap. Top speed is just over 305kph between turns five and seven with DRS and KERS activated and under 50% of the track is spent at full throttle; two thirds of the figure from Monza.
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17 September


2012 Singapore Grand Prix preview



Marina Bay facts & stats
Starting at 8pm (local time), two hours after darkness has fallen over the city-state, the Singapore Grand Prix is the only night race on the 2012 Formula 1 calendar. To enable visibility, the 5.073km Marina Bay circuit is lit up by 1,500 halogen lamps, giving a luminosity of 3,000 lux – as bright as daylight.
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Singapore Preview


Kimi Räikkönen: “Third in the championship is good, but second is just one point away…”
On what was one of the team’s most difficult weekends in terms of pace, Kimi Räikkönen’s strong run to fifth place in Monza moved the Flying Finn into third position in the Drivers’ Championship, just one point off second spot. More to come? We asked the man himself…
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Historic feature: Singapore GP 2011


17 september 2012
On his third attempt with Red Bull Racing Sebastian Vettel scored his and the team's first Singapore GP victory in the 2011 edition of the race.
The win followed on from successes at very different venues in Belgium and Italy, and yet fate decreed that Vettel failed to secure his second World Championship title by the tiniest of margins.
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The Singapore Grand Prix from a tyre point of view: Singapore, 21-23 September 2012


P ZERO YELLOW AND P ZERO RED UNDER THE LIGHTS OF SINGAPORE
Milan, September 17, 2012 – Pirelli’s P Zero Yellow soft tyres and P Zero Red supersoft have been nominated for the Marina Bay circuit in Singapore, the only race of the year that takes place at night.
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SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


Friday 21 to Sunday 23 September, 2012
Marina Bay Circuit, Singapore
Round: 14 of 20
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Sauber F1 Team’s Oerlikon solar park goes on stream



Hinwil, 17th September 2012 – The solar park constructed for the Sauber F1 Team in Hinwil by premium partner Oerlikon is now on stream after being officially opened today (Monday). It is one of the largest solar car ports in Switzerland. The construction, consisting of 1,573 technically advanced and aesthetically appealing thin-film silicon photovoltaic modules, stretches over an area measuring 2,249 square metres. A roof of one of the factory buildings has been fitted with solar modules and large sections of the company’s car park are now covered, which brings a number of benefits.
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2012 Singapore Grand Prix Preview


Sahara Force India looks forward to the Singapore Grand Prix.

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14 September


Preview – Singapore Grand Prix


14th of 20 Rounds of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 21.-23.09.2012

Hinwil, 14th September 2012 – Boosted by an excellent result at the final round of the European season, the Sauber F1 Team is on the move to Asia. In Monza the Swiss outfit secured its third podium in the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship with Sergio Pérez finishing second. The team scored 20 championship points in Italy with Kamui Kobayashi contributing two points when taking the chequered flag in ninth. During the forthcoming chain of Grands Prix in Asia, the Sauber C31-Ferrari will receive some updates on a race-by-race basis.
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2012 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - PREVIEW


MARINA BAY, 21-23 SEPTEMBER
The next race on the Formula One calendar is one of the most spectacular of the season. As the sport's only night race, the Singapore Grand Prix provides a fantastic show under the lights around the 5.073 km Marina Bay Circuit, and has quickly become a firm favourite with fans, teams and drivers.
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FIA and FIA Institute Statement of Condolence 13/09/2012


Professor Sid Watkins OBE 1928-2012

The FIA and the FIA Institute extend their sincere condolences to the Watkins family on the sad news of the death of FIA Institute Honorary President Professor Sid Watkins.
Throughout his life Sid made a unique contribution to motor sport, particularly in improving safety for F1 drivers, officials and spectators around the world.
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Remembering Professor Sid Watkins


Adrian Newey: “Professor Sid Watkins became a very good friend over the years. He was one of the great characters of the sport, who quietly changed the nature of it with the advancement of safety. He was very passionate about motor racing in every respect and tried to ensure the health of it at all levels, including club level and national racing. He will be sadly missed.”
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RIP Professor Sid Watkins 1928 - 2012


Thursday 13 Sep 2012
The Williams F1 Team would like to extend their condolences to the friends and family of Professor Sid Watkins following the sad news that he died on Wednesday evening.
The former FIA medical delegate credited with bringing huge improvements in safety and medical provision to Formula One racing, passed away at the age of 84.
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13 September


Night Shift. What we’re saying about the 2012 Singapore Grand Prix


13 september 2012
Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore
21-23 September 2012
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MAGNY COURS TEST - DAY THREE


Date Thursday 13 September
Track Magny Cours
Driver Brendon Hartley
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Magny-Cours Test Report, 13 September 2012

Rodolfo Gonzales

Sahara Force India completed its final day of young driver testing as Rodolfo Gonzalez got behind the wheel of the VJM05 and completed 79 laps.
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Singapore Grand Prix Preview


21st-23rd of September
Marina Bay Street Circuit – 61 laps – 5.073 km
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12 September


Pirelli Nominations For Japan, Korea And India


Milan, September 12, 2012 – Pirelli has announced the tyre nominations for Japan, Korea and India: rounds 15 to 17 of this year’s FIA Formula One World Championship in October.
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Monisha Kaltenborn: “We’re getting stronger all the time.”


Hinwil, 12th September 2012 – Three podium places and a front-row grid position are the highlights for the Sauber F1 Team after 13 out of 20 races in the FIA Formula One World Championship 2012. Last weekend’s Italian Grand Prix saw the team reach the 100-point mark – that’s already 56 more than their total for the whole of the 2011 season. Here, CEO Monisha Kaltenborn reflects on the points accumulated so far – and the ones that got away.
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Magny-Cours Test Report, 12 September 2012


Jules Bianchi enjoyed a busy day behind the wheel of the VJM05 as Sahara Force India completed a second day of young driver testing in Magny-Cours, France. The Frenchman topped the timesheets after completing 117 laps.
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MAGNY COURS TEST - DAY TWO


Wednesday 12 September
Track Magny Cours
Driver Sam Bird
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Bianchi's first time in the F2012


Circuit: Magny Cours – 4.411 km
Driver: Jules Bianchi
Car: Ferrari F2012
Weather: air temperature 18/26 °C, track temperature 22/31 °C. Sunny to start, then overcast at times.
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Magny-Cours Test Report, 11 September 2012


Luiz Razia enjoyed his first taste of the VJM05 today as Sahara Force India completed day one of the young driver test in Magny-Cours, France.
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ITALIAN GRAND PRIX REVIEW


11 September 2012

Bruno Senna's 10th place at Monza on Sunday earned him and the Williams F1 Team a world championship point. Our Chief Operations Engineer Mark Gillan explains, however, that the team had hoped for more from the 53-lap race.
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MAGNY COURS TEST - DAY ONE


Date Tuesday 11 September
Track Magny Cours
Driver Sam Bird
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10 September


Razia & Gonzalez join Bianchi for young driver test with Sahara Force India


Jules Bianchi, Luiz Razia and Rodolfo Gonzalez will test for Sahara Force India at the upcoming young driver test session in Magny-Cours, France.
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09 September


Even The Bad Times Are Good – Italian Grand Prix, Sunday 9 September


Kimi Räikkönen scored a strong fifth place in the Italian Grand Prix to move him into third position in the Drivers’ Championship after a hot and fast-paced race at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza. Kimi is now just one point off second-placed Lewis Hamilton, whilst the team falls to fourth position in the Constructors’ Championship. Jérôme D’Ambrosio made an impressive race debut for the team, finishing in thirteenth place despite having no KERS for most of the race.
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Italian GP - A podium with a winning flavour


Scuderia Ferrari picked up twenty seven points in the Italian Grand Prix, the biggest haul of any team today. Fernando Alonso was the author of a great climb up the order to third after his problems in qualifying yesterday and made it onto the Monza podium for the third consecutive year, in as many races with Ferrari. Felipe Massa also had a great race, coming home fourth after giving his all throughout the race. After 13 rounds of the 2012 season, Fernando still leads the Drivers’ classification, increasing his lead over his closest pursuer to 37 points, while for the first time this year, Felipe is in the top ten. In the Constructors’ the Scuderia is back in third spot, having made significant inroads into the points gap to the leader which is now down to 46. Both drivers made just one pit stop to switch from the Medium to Hard, on lap 19 for Felipe and 20 for Fernando.
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Monza Milestone. 2012 Italian Grand Prix - The Race


Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Italy
9 September 2012
The Marussia F1 Team’s Italian Grand Prix weekend continued to exceed expectation in today’s 53-lap race, with Charles Pic and Timo Glock finishing in 16th and 17th positions respectively.
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Italian Grand Prix: Team Reaction


Here's what Sebastian, Mark, Christian and Cyril had to say about today's race...
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Renault Sport F1 Italian Grand Prix Race Report


Lotus F1 Team’s Kimi Raikkonen was the highest-placed Renault-engined driver in today’s Italian Grand Prix.

The Finn finished in fifth place to move into third in the drivers’ championship. Williams F1 Team’s Bruno Senna passed the flag in tenth, one position ahead of team-mate Pastor Maldonado.
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Performance and durability from Pirelli at Monza


Monza, September 9, 2012 – Lewis Hamilton continued his dominant weekend at the Italian Grand Prix to record McLaren’s third consecutive win this year. Hamilton adopted a one-stop strategy to claim victory from Sauber’s Sergio Perez, who started from 12th on the grid and chose a different one-stop strategy to Hamilton.
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2012 SANTANDER ITALIAN GRAND PRIX


Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Sunday September 9
“Winning in Italy – one of the greatest experiences of my F1 career”
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Lewis drove a perfect race here at Monza today, and duly took a well-deserved victory – his 20th grand prix win and McLaren’s 180th.
In truth, he was in total control throughout all 53 laps, and was never really threatened.
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2012 Italian Grand Prix: Race Report


Sahara Force India picked up four points in the Italian Grand Prix as Paul Di Resta battled hard to finish in eighth place. Teammate Nico Hulkenberg was forced to retire in the closing stages with brake issues.
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Italian GP – Race – Sunday, 09.09.2012


Weather: dry and sunny, temperatures, 28-29°C air, 40-42°C track

Sergio Pérez and the Sauber F1 Team scored their third podium of the season. Sergio came second at the Italian Grand Prix in Monza, the same result as earlier this year in Malaysia. Sergio started from 12th and was one of the few drivers on hard tyres. After a difficult first part of the race he put in an amazing second stint when he went through the field like a hot knife through butter.
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Italian Grand Prix


Heikki Kovalainen: car 20, chassis CT01-#03
Finished: 14th
Tyres / Pitstops: start on mediums, first stop lap 17 (hard), second stop lap 39 (medium)
Fastest lap: 1.29.399 (lap 46)
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ITALIAN GRAND PRIX RACE


09 SEPTEMBER 2012

Race Notes
• Bruno Senna finished in a points-scoring tenth position in today’s Italian Grand Prix.
• After making a good start, Bruno drove a clean race to make his one-stop strategy work while defending his position throughout.
• Pastor Maldonado finished in 11th, making up eleven places from the grid and narrowly missing out on a double-points finish for the team.
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2012 ITALIAN GRAND PRIX - RACE


MONZA, 9 SEPTEMBER
Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg finished in sixth and seventh places today in the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.

· Michael completed a two-stop strategy, running option/prime/prime, and stopping on laps 15 and 37
· Nico also stopped twice today, running option/prime/prime, and stopping on laps 14 and 38
· Fastest lap for Nico, on the final lap, was the fourth of his career and second of the season
· Sixth win in 13 races for Mercedes-Benz power, and third in a row, with four engines in the top ten
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Italian Grand Prix


Autodromo di Monza
Sunday, 9th of September 2012
Weather: Sunny – Air 29ºC, Track 42ºC
Race: 53 laps – Track distance: 5.793 km

Pedro de la RosaF112-02 #22 18th
Narain KarthikeyanF112-03 #23 19th
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Italian Grand Prix: Team Reaction


September 9, 2012
Our Team Principal and the drivers look back on what was a frustrating Italian Grand Prix for Scuderia Toro Rosso...
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Race Classification


after 53 Laps - 306.720 Kms
FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO SANTANDER D’ITALIA 2012 - Monza

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH
1 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 53 1:19:41.221 230.943
2 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 53 1:19:45.577 +4.356 230.733
3 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 53 1:20:01.815 +20.594 229.953
4 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 53 1:20:10.888 +29.667 229.519
5 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 53 1:20:12.102 +30.881 229.461
6 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 53 1:20:12.480 +31.259 229.443
7 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 53 1:20:14.771 +33.550 229.334
8 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 53 1:20:22.278 +41.057 228.977
9 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 53 1:20:25.119 +43.898 228.842
10 B. SENNA BRA Williams F1 Team 53 1:20:29.365 +48.144 228.641
11 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 53 1:20:29.903 +48.682 228.615
12 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 53 1:20:31.537 +50.316 228.538
13 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Lotus F1 Team 53 1:20:57.082 +75.861 227.336
14 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 52 1:20:02.320 +1 LAP 225.586
15 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 52 1:20:02.519 +1 LAP 225.576
16 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 52 1:20:13.440 +1 LAP 225.065
17 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 52 1:20:40.833 +1 LAP 223.791
18 P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 52 1:20:52.865 +1 LAP 223.236
19 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 52 1:21:07.733 +1 LAP 222.554
20 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 51 1:18:00.259 DNF 227.013
21 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 50 1:16:16.379 DNF 227.609
22 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 47 1:11:17.327 DNF 228.896
NOT CLASSIFIED
J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 32 48:35.015 DNF 228.554
J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 8 12:29.877 DNF 221.004
FASTEST LAP
N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:27.239 on lap 53 239.053

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08 September


Rock Solid – Italian Grand Prix, Qualifying


Soaring temperatures in Italy were matched only by the heat of competition at the Autodromo di Monza this afternoon as Kimi and Jérôme took to the track in a tightly packed qualifying session for tomorrow’s Italian Grand Prix
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Italian GP - Two sides to the story of qualifying


Scuderia Ferrari’s assault on pole position was wiped out in a most awkward fashion in the Italian Grand Prix. Having been fastest in both Q1 and Q2, Fernando Alonso was unable to defend his chances in Q3 because of a problem with the rear anti-roll bar on his car, ending the session tenth. Proof that the F2012 is in fine form came from a great third place for Felipe Massa, for whom this is the best qualifying result since Canada 2011.
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2012 SANTANDER ITALIAN GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING


Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Saturday September 8th
“The whole team deserves this result”
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“I’m extremely proud of the entire Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team, all of whose members have worked incredibly hard to develop our car so well over the year. Today’s front-row lock-out is an appropriate reward for all their efforts.
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PIRELLI: LOW DEGRADATION ON A DEMANDING TRACK


Monza, September 8, 2012 – McLaren has claimed its third one-two in qualifying this year, thanks to pole position for Lewis Hamilton, who set a time of 1m24.010s at Monza, just ahead of his team mate Jenson Button. McLaren now equals the record of 61 one-two results in qualifying, held by Williams. Both drivers used the P Zero White medium tyre, which has been nominated along with the P Zero Silver hard tyre this weekend for the fastest circuit of the year.
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Saturday at Monza


Heikki Kovalainen: car 20, chassis CT01-#03
Q1 18th, 11 laps, 1.26.382
"A pretty straightforward qualifying for me today. The car's felt well balanced all day and even though we were ahead of one of the Lotus cars after the first run we knew it would be difficult to push into Q2. On the second set of tyres I wasn't quite able to get the most out of them so I think the time today is probably as much as I could have got out of it. Despite that the performance here is again much better than Spa and we're back to the sort of levels we expect. Now we need to push on from here, learn as much as we can about what went wrong in Belgium and make sure we have a good race on Sunday and then carry this pace through into Singapore."
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Italian Grand Prix - Qualifying: Team Reaction


September 8, 2012
Car 1 Sebastian Vettel, Position: 6th, (3rd Practice – P12, 1:25.406)
“I’m pretty happy with the result; my last lap should have been a bit quicker, but whether it would have made a difference or not is hard to say. If you look from us to the front, the gaps are too big. All weekend we were not quick enough, so P6 is a very good place to be. Let’s see what we can do in the race, I think the pace tomorrow should be better.”
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Italian Grand Prix - Qualifying: Team Reaction


September 8, 2012
Daniel Ricciardo (STR7-04) : “This was a so-so qualifying. When you are fifteenth, you always think you could do a bit better. However, realistically, I don’t think we could have got to Q3 today, so we have to settle for this as Senna is around three tenths in front and even putting my best sector times together, I don’t believe it would have been good enough to match that. It’s some consolation not being right at the back of the Q2 section and now there’s the race to look forward to. It’s not been a bad day and with the set-up we have chosen I think we could be in a strong position to overtake other cars tomorrow. With a good race pace and two DRS zones, it should make for an interesting afternoon. The first corner here is always a bit of a lottery and from this part of the grid I might be able to profit from any delays to those at the front.”
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2012 ITALIAN GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING


MONZA, 8 SEPTEMBER
Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg qualified in fifth and seventh places today for the Italian Grand Prix in Monza.

· The pair will start from fourth and sixth positions on the grid tomorrow once other penalties have been applied
· Michael and Nico both used a single set of prime tyres in Q1, and one set of options in each of Q2 and Q3
· Five Mercedes-Benz engines were among the top seven fastest times set in qualifying this afternoon
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2012 Italian Grand Prix: Qualifying Report


Sahara Force India delivered a strong performance during Italian Grand Prix qualifying as Paul Di Resta set the fourth fastest time of the session. However, the joy was tempered by a fuel pressure issue for Nico Hulkenberg, preventing him from setting a time.
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Better Still. Free Practice 3 & Qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix


Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Italy
8 September 2012
The Marussia F1 Team drivers Timo Glock and Charles Pic continued their steady progression towards tomorrow’s Italian Grand Prix at Monza, with a solid performance in this afternoon’s qualifying session.
Once again, in their respective positions of P21 and P22, they provided a further illustration of the way the team is closing the gap to their immediate competitors and pulling away from the cars behind. Timo’s time of 1:27.039 was 0.1s away from the team ahead, while Charles ended the session within 0.034s of his team-mate.
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ITALIAN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING


08 SEPTEMBER 2012

Qualifying Notes
• Pastor Maldonado qualified 12th for tomorrow’s Italian Grand Prix with a time 1:24.820.
• A 10-place grid penalty incurred from the Belgium GP means that Pastor will start from 22nd on the grid.
• Bruno Senna qualified in 14th, posting a time of 1:25.042.
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Free Practice 3 & Qualifying at the Italian Grand Prix


Autodromo di Monza
Saturday, 8th of September 2012
Weather: Sunny – Air 31ºC, Track 43ºC

11.00-12.00 FORMULA 1 PRACTICE SESSION 3
Pedro de la Rosa F112-02 #22 24th (17 laps) 1:28.384
Narain Karthikeyan F112-03 #2323rd (23 laps) 1:28.035

14.00-15.00 FORMULA 1 QUALIFYING SESSION
Pedro de la Rosa F112-02 #22 23rd (9 laps) 1:27.629
Narain Karthikeyan F112-03 #23 22nd (10 laps)1:27.441
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Italian GP – Qualifying – Saturday, 08.09.2012


Weather: sunny and dry, 25-28°C air, 32-40°C track

It was clear from the beginning that the famous high speed circuit of Monza would be challenging for the Sauber C31-Ferrari. Both Sauber F1 Team drivers, Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio Pérez, were fighting hard. Kamui managed to go through to Q3 and qualified 9th. For Sergio it didn’t work out as well, as he qualified 13th for tomorrow’s Italian Grand Prix.
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Qualifying Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO SANTANDER D’ITALIA 2012 - Monza

POS NAME ENTRANT Q1 LAPS PERCENT Q2 LAPS Q3 LAPS

1 L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:24.211 6 100.042 1:24.394 3 1:24.010 6
2 J. BUTTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:24.672 5 100.590 1:24.255 4 1:24.133 6
3 F. MASSA Scuderia Ferrari 1:24.882 6 100.839 1:24.505 4 1:24.247 6
4 P. DI RESTA Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:24.875 6 100.831 1:24.345 7 1:24.304 4
5 M. SCHUMACHER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:25.302 4 101.338 1:24.675 5 1:24.540 5
6 S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:25.011 7 100.993 1:24.687 9 1:24.802 6
7 N. ROSBERG Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:24.689 6 100.610 1:24.515 4 1:24.833 5
8 K. RAIKKONEN Lotus F1 Team 1:25.151 5 101.159 1:24.742 8 1:24.855 5
9 K. KOBAYASHI Sauber F1 Team 1:25.317 6 101.356 1:24.683 8 1:25.109 4
10 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari 1:24.175 6 100.000 1:24.242 4 1:25.678 6
11 M. WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1:25.556 12 101.640 1:24.809 9
12 P. MALDONADO Williams F1 Team 1:25.103 7 101.102 1:24.820 10
13 S. PEREZ Sauber F1 Team 1:25.300 5 101.336 1:24.901 9
14 B. SENNA Williams F1 Team 1:25.135 6 101.140 1:25.042 10
15 D. RICCIARDO Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:25.728 11 101.844 1:25.312 9
16 J. D'AMBROSIO Lotus F1 Team 1:25.834 11 101.970 1:25.408 8
17 J. VERGNE Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:25.649 10 101.751 1:25.441 8
18 H. KOVALAINEN Caterham F1 Team 1:26.382 11 102.621
19 V. PETROV Caterham F1 Team 1:26.887 11 103.221
20 T. GLOCK Marussia F1 Team 1:27.039 10 103.402
21 C. PIC Marussia F1 Team 1:27.073 9 103.442
22 N. KARTHIKEYAN HRT F1 Team 1:27.441 9 103.880
23 P. DE LA ROSA HRT F1 Team 1:27.629 10 104.103
N. HULKENBERG Sahara Force India F1 Team DNF 2

QUALIFYING CRITERIA
1:30.067 107.000
POLE POSITION LAP
L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:24.010 248.241 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:24.010 248.241 KPH

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Third Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO SANTANDER D’ITALIA 2012 - Monza

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:24.578 18 246.574
2 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:24.579 15 +0.001 246.571
3 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:24.849 20 +0.271 245.787
4 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:24.909 16 +0.331 245.613
5 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:24.994 17 +0.416 245.367
6 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:25.036 22 +0.458 245.246
7 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:25.160 23 +0.582 244.889
8 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:25.255 19 +0.677 244.616
9 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:25.289 20 +0.711 244.519
10 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:25.383 18 +0.805 244.250
11 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:25.389 21 +0.811 244.232
12 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:25.406 17 +0.828 244.184
13 B. SENNA BRA Williams F1 Team 1:25.461 21 +0.883 244.027
14 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:25.563 23 +0.985 243.736
15 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:25.689 22 +1.111 243.377
16 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:25.706 16 +1.128 243.329
17 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Lotus F1 Team 1:25.973 20 +1.395 242.573
18 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:26.003 19 +1.425 242.489
19 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 1:26.657 18 +2.079 240.659
20 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 1:27.267 16 +2.689 238.976
21 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:27.454 20 +2.876 238.465
22 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 1:27.728 19 +3.150 237.721
23 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:28.035 23 +3.457 236.892
24 P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 1:28.384 17 +3.806 235.956

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07 September


Italian GP - A difficult start for Fernando in Monza


It was a rather tricky day for Scuderia Ferrari and for Fernando Alonso in particular. The Spaniard’s car suffered no less than three technical problems that therefore significantly reduced the amount of track time he had. Alonso completed 39 laps, which along with the 70 attributed to team-mate Felipe Massa, means that the two F2012s did 631 kilometres on this first day of the Italian Grand Prix.
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Italian GP - FP1 & FP2


Heikki Kovalainen - car 20, chassis CT01-#03: "A much better Friday than we've had for a while. Right from the installation lap the car balance felt better and we're clearly more competitive here than we have been anywhere since Valencia. It's difficult to understand where the improvement has come from - the cars are in a very different configuration than Spa, Hungary, Hockenheim or Silverstone but that doesn't explain the difference in the feeling and the performance. We need to get a better understanding of why we're better here and then make sure we can translate that into being more competitive at every type of track.
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Home at last


September 7, 2012
We’ve been waiting for this moment for a while now and here we are running at Monza in the Italian Grand Prix.
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Nice Hat! – Monza Special Helmet for Jérôme


07/09/2012
To mark his return to the Formula 1 grid at this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix, Jérôme D’Ambrosio has designed a special helmet on a big occasion for the Belgian bullet
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Ol’ Blue Eyes is Back – Italian GP, Friday 07 September 2012


Kimi Räikkönen and Jérôme D’Ambrosio took to the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza in glorious conditions today for the first practice sessions ahead of Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix.
Jérôme – who is standing in for the team’s regular driver Romain Grosjean whilst he serves a one race ban – notched up a total of 65 laps as he completed his first Grand Prix sessions since the 2011 Brazilian Grand Prix.
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McLarens fastest on P Zero white medium at Monza


Monza, September 7, 2012 ­– In contrast to the wet conditions that characterised Friday free practice at the last grand prix in Belgium, there were ambient temperatures of 28 degrees centigrade and track temperatures of 40 degrees centigrade as the cars took to the track for the first time in Monza.
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Italian Grand Prix: Friday Practice


September 7, 2012
Here's what Mark and Sebastian had to say about our first two practice sessions here in Monza...
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Steady Progress. Free Practice 1 & 2 for the Italian Grand Prix


Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Italy
7 September 2012

It was a busy first day of running for the Marussia F1 Team in Monza today as the first of the free practice sessions got underway. In contrast to the last Friday, the weather remained perfectly dry and sunny which in turn enabled the team to maximise the full three hours of running. This was crucial, as the low downforce characteristics of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza do not lend themselves so well to the MR01 and there was a great deal of back to back evaluation work to be conducted before the drivers were able to arrive at a good direction for the remainder of the weekend.
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2012 SANTANDER ITALIAN GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE



“A few teams look very quick: it’s extremely close”
Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Friday September 7

MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“There’s always a special magic in the air when the Formula 1 circus arrives in Monza – and today felt no different. Managing the perfect trade-off between drag and downforce is always a tricky balancing act here, and, while we’ve still to perfect the set-up we’ll choose to run for the remainder of the weekend, we’re pleased with the good progress we’ve made so far, and the useful amount of data we’ve successfully gathered.
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2012 Italian Grand Prix, Free Practice Report


Sahara Force India enjoyed a productive start to its preparations for this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix.
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ITALIAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE


07 SEPTEMBER 2012

Objectives
• Aero evaluations
• Tyre runs and set-up work
• Long runs in the afternoon
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Free Practice sessions at the Italian Grand Prix


Autodromo di Monza
Friday, 7th of September 2012
Weather: Sunny – Air 29ºC, Track 42ºC

10.00-11.30 FORMULA 1 PRACTICE SESSION 1
Pedro de la Rosa F112-02 #22 23rd (21 laps) 1:29.331
Ma Qing Hua F112-03 #2324th(26 laps) 1:31.239

14.00-15.30 FORMULA 1 PRACTICE SESSION 2
Pedro de la Rosa F112-02 #2223rd (34 laps)1:28.575
Narain Karthikeyan F112-03 #2324th (21 laps)1:28.779
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2012 ITALIAN GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE


MONZA, 7 SEPTEMBER
The final race weekend of the European season got underway today at Autodromo Nazionale di Monza in Italy.

· Michael and Nico completed a total of 131 laps during the two practice sessions
· Following Michael's gearbox problem in Spa, the ratios were changed before P1 in accordance with the regulations
· The gearbox ran without incident today and will be inspected thoroughly this evening before qualifying and the race
· As ever in Monza, the field was closely matched, with the top ten cars in P2 separated by little more than 0.8s
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Italian GP – Practice – Friday, 07.09.2012


Weather: sunny and dry, 23-28°C air, 28-42°C track

The Sauber F1 Team had a straightforward first free practice session ahead of the Italian Grand Prix in Monza, but a rather difficult second session in the afternoon. Both drivers, Sergio Pérez and Kamui Kobayashi, would have preferred to be able to do some more laps today and neither of them is happy with the Sauber C31-Ferrari’s set-up yet.
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Second Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO SANTANDER D’ITALIA 2012 - Monza

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:25.290 32 244.516
2 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:25.328 35 +0.038 244.407
3 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:25.348 17 +0.058 244.350
4 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:25.430 43 +0.140 244.115
5 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:25.446 41 +0.156 244.069
6 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:25.504 42 +0.214 243.904
7 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:25.546 40 +0.256 243.784
8 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:25.547 36 +0.257 243.781
9 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:26.068 32 +0.778 242.306
10 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:26.094 38 +0.804 242.232
11 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:26.104 35 +0.814 242.204
12 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Lotus F1 Team 1:26.157 36 +0.867 242.055
13 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:26.394 31 +1.104 241.391
14 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:26.404 42 +1.114 241.363
15 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:26.724 33 +1.434 240.473
16 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:26.730 17 +1.440 240.456
17 B. SENNA BRA Williams F1 Team 1:26.783 39 +1.493 240.309
18 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 1:26.841 39 +1.551 240.149
19 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:26.864 36 +1.574 240.085
20 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 1:27.222 36 +1.932 239.100
21 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 1:27.944 36 +2.654 237.137
22 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:27.968 36 +2.678 237.072
23 P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 1:28.575 34 +3.285 235.447
24 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:28.779 21 +3.489 234.906

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First Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO SANTANDER D’ITALIA 2012 - Monza

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:25.422 26 244.138
2 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:25.723 29 +0.301 243.281
3 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:25.762 26 +0.340 243.170
4 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:25.800 22 +0.378 243.062
5 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:25.861 27 +0.439 242.890
6 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:25.944 30 +0.522 242.655
7 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:26.046 25 +0.624 242.368
8 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:26.323 26 +0.901 241.590
9 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:26.390 24 +0.968 241.402
10 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:26.504 19 +1.082 241.084
11 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:26.508 18 +1.086 241.073
12 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:26.518 21 +1.096 241.045
13 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams F1 Team 1:26.641 26 +1.219 240.703
14 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:26.746 23 +1.324 240.412
15 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Lotus F1 Team 1:27.180 29 +1.758 239.215
16 J. BIANCHI FRA Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:27.192 22 +1.770 239.182
17 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:27.373 25 +1.951 238.687
18 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:27.789 24 +2.367 237.555
19 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 1:27.855 27 +2.433 237.377
20 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 1:28.578 20 +3.156 235.439
21 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:28.751 26 +3.329 234.981
22 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 1:29.207 21 +3.785 233.779
23 P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 1:29.331 21 +3.909 233.455
24 Q. MA CHN HRT F1 Team 1:31.239 26 +5.817 228.573

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06 September


Italian Grand Prix Technical Feature


The FIA Formula One World Championship visits the Autodromo di Monza this weekend, near Milan, Italy. Often referred to as the sport’s theatre of speed, it has a rich racing history dating back to 1922 and a reputation as one of the fastest circuits on the calendar. A key ingredient in creating the pace of a modern F1 car is its KERS unit.
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TORO ROSSO APPOINTS JAMES KEY AS TECHNICAL DIRECTOR


Sep 6, 2012Comment Share
Scuderia Toro Rosso announce James Key as the team's new Technical Director.
Key started work at the Faenza facility on Monday 3 September.
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05 September


2012 Italian GP Preview


Kimi Räikkönen – “It’s good to be back in fourth in the Drivers’ Championship”
After a storming drive to his sixth podium finish of the year in Spa Francorchamps - despite a car not handling to his liking - Kimi Räikkönen arrives in Monza back in fourth place in the Drivers’ Championship, and wanting more.
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ASCANELLI RESIGNS POST AS TECHNICAL DIRECTOR OF TORO ROSSO


September 5, 2012
Scuderia Toro Rosso announces that Giorgio Ascanelli has resigned from his post as Technical Director.
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Majestic Monza. Preview to the 2012 Italian Grand Prix


Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Italy
7-9 September 2012
All you need to know >>> Race date 9 September…Laps 53…Circuit length 5.793 km...Race distance 306.720 km...11 corners, 7 right-handers, 4 left...Circuit direction clockwise…Lap record 1:21.046 (Rubens Barrichello - 2004)…Referred to as La Pista Magica by the Italians, the Autodromo Nazionale Monza is another of the most historic venues on the F1 calendar… Circuit hallmarks - a high-speed, low-downforce circuit; consists of very long straights and tight chicanes, putting a premium on good braking stability and traction; has only three proper corners (the two Lesmos and the Parabolica), so cars are set up with maximum performance on the straights…Tyre nomination Pirelli PZero Silver Hard and PZero White Medium same as Spa…
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2012 Italian Grand Prix Preview


Sahara Force India looks forward to the Italian Grand Prix in Monza.

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Preview to the Italian GP


5 September 2012 — The Italian Grand Prix’s home at the Autodromo di Monza isn’t called the Cathedral of Speed for nothing; over three quarters of the 5.793km lap is spent at full throttle and the maximum speed goes over 330kph up to four times per lap. It’s the ultimate test for an engine’s outright performance and reliability and, as a result, one of the toughest events to get right.
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Ma Qing Hua will make his debut at the first free practice session of the Italian Grand Prix


Monza, Wednesday the 5th of September 2012

Ma Qing Hua will make his official debut in the Formula 1 World Championship this upcoming Friday at the first free practice session of the Italian Grand Prix which takes place in Monza this week. The 24 year old Chinese driver will replace Narain Karthikeyan at the wheel of the number 23 F112-03 for this session.
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04 September


2012 Santander Italian Grand Prix preview



Monza facts & stats
Monza is one of the most iconic racetracks in the world. Built in 1922 in a royal park north of Milan, the circuit is an eclectic mix of old and new: the crumbling banking that formed part of the original layout still lies adjacent to the modern racetrack, which is the fastest of the 2012 season.
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ITALIAN GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


Friday 7 to Sunday 9 September, 2012
Monza, Italy
Round: 13 of 20

Mark Gillan, Chief Operations Engineer: Monza marks the last of the European races before the cars head off on their extended seven race round the world trip. Monza is an interesting circuit with the highest top and average speeds of any circuit, although cornering speeds are similar to that of Barcelona. Aerodynamic efficiency and engine power sensitivities are therefore very high and so is braking severity. It also has a high pit loss and low fuel effect that tends to favour less stops. The tyres are the same as raced in Spa, namely the Hard and Medium tyres.
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Italian Grand Prix Preview


7th – 9th September, Autodromo di Monza – 53 laps – 5.793 km

Monza, Tuesday the 4th of September 2012
Formula 1 has come back with a bang after the summer break with the two first races taking place with barely any time to spare. Once the race finished in Spa-Francorchamps, the team headed straight towards Monza for what will be the thirteenth event of the season: the Italian Grand Prix. A classic on the calendar which, without a doubt, will be even more special for the team and Pedro de la Rosa in particular as he will be racing in his 100th Formula 1 grand prix at the Italian event. Narain Karthikeyan, on his behalf, aims to have another good performance which translates into a positive result in the race.
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2012 ITALIAN GRAND PRIX - PREVIEW


MONZA, 7-9 SEPTEMBER
The Italian Grand Prix brings Formula One's European season to a conclusion this weekend at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza. Located just outside of Milan, Monza is the quickest track on the calendar with top speeds reaching up to 340kph along the straights of the 5.793 km circuit.
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03 September


The Italian Grand Prix from a tyre point of view: Monza, 7-9 September 2012


Pirelli comes home with hard and medium tyres
Milan, September 3, 2012 – Monza is popularly known as ‘the temple of speed’, being the fastest circuit on the Formula One calendar, but to everyone at Pirelli it just means ‘home’.

The Autodromo Nazionale di Monza is situated just half an hour’s drive from the company’s Milan headquarters in the Royal Villa of Monza Park and having been inaugurated in 1922 it is one of the oldest circuits of Formula One history.
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Preview – Italian Grand Prix


13th of 20 Rounds of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 07.-09.09.2012

Hinwil/Spa, 2nd September 2012 -Take a deep breath and carry on - the Formula One paddock is already on its way to Monza, which is 800 kms away, and where next weekend, 7th to 9th September, the Italian Grand Prix is taking place. It is hard to believe the event in Monza’s Royal Park is already the final European race of the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship despite there still being another seven Grands Prix after it. Monza is a high speed circuit that is loved and dreaded in equal measure, and nowhere else do the cars run with that little downforce. The Sauber F1 Team wants to continue its positive trend in qualifying and hopes for better luck in the race.
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BELGIAN GRAND PRIX REVIEW


03 September 2012

The Belgian Grand Prix turned into a frustrating race for the Williams F1 Team. After demonstrating impressive one-lap pace around Spa-Francorchamps in qualifying, the team came away from the weekend without scoring points. Chief Operations Engineer Mark Gillan gives us his thoughts.
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02 September


Keep the Faith – Belgian Grand Prix, Sunday 02 September 2012


Kimi Räikkönen took a strong third position in the Belgian Grand Prix to move him back into fourth position in the Drivers’ Championship after a warm, dry and action packed race at Spa-Francorchamps. Kimi is now just one point off third-placed Mark Webber, whilst the team remains in third in the Constructors’ Championship. Romain Grosjean had a short race, ending with contact heading into the first corner. He was later penalised by the Stewards and is suspended from the next race in Monza, Italy. The team will not appeal this decision and will communicate the name of Romain’s replacement as soon as possible.
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Double podium for Renault engines at Belgian Grand Prix


2 september 2012
Two Renault engined drivers stood on the podium following a classic Belgian Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit today. Red Bull Racing's Sebastian Vettel finished in second position after scything through the field from his starting slot of 10th, with Lotus F1 Team's Kimi Raikkonen completing the podium in third. Mark Webber finished in sixth, giving Renault engines three of the points' scoring positions.
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Belgian Grand Prix: Team Reaction


September 2, 2012
Car 1 Sebastian Vettel, Finish Position: 2nd, Start Position: 10th
“I’m happy with that today. Qualifying wasn’t as we planned it to be yesterday, but today the car seemed to be back to as we know it. The start was poor; I think I was the only one not to gain positions through the first corners, so we had to fight our way back, which wasn’t easy, but I enjoyed it a lot. The strategy worked perfectly for us and we had the pace, which was the best thing about today. The car worked well and we didn’t struggle. Congratulations to Jenson and McLaren on the win. We’ve got a lot of back to backs this season and I’m looking forward to Monza later this week. We had a great race there last year – it’s always a great atmosphere and we’ll be pushing hard.”
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Belgian Grand Prix


Sunday 2 September, 2012
Weather
Race: Dry, sunny, air temp 21° / track temp 33° (start), 21° / 34° (lap 22), 22° / 36° (lap 44)
Runplan
Heikki Kovalainen
Start on medium tyres
Lap 13: pitstop 1, medium tyres
Lap 28: pitstop 2, hard tyres
Vitaly Petrov
Start on medium tyres
Lap 12: pitstop 1, medium tyres
Lap 27: pitstop 2, hard tyres
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Belgian GP - A zero that hurts for Alonso. Massa a great fifth


Only ten points for Scuderia Ferrari at the end of the Belgian Grand Prix, thanks to a fifth place for Felipe Massa, who staged a great climb up the order, after securing fourteenth place on the grid in yesterday’s qualifying. Fernando Alonso’s race lasted just a handful of metres, 290 to be precise. The Spaniard was hit very hard, first by Grosjean and then by Hamilton. After twelve Grands Prix, Fernando still leads the Drivers’ classification, although his advantage has been reduced significantly to just 24, while Felipe has moved up to eleventh. The Scuderia is still fourth in the Constructors’ ranking, but has lost ground to those in front.
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Natural Born Racers. 2012 Belgian Grand Prix - The Race


Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
2 September 2012
Timo Glock and Charles Pic provided some great racing spectacle in today’s Belgian Grand Prix, which demonstrated that the latest round of developments from the Marussia F1 Team have moved the team forward again.
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2012 BELGIAN GRAND PRIX


Spa-Francorchamps, Sunday September 2
“Jenson was masterful today”
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Jenson performed quite majestically all weekend.
Friday was a wash-out, but he didn’t put a wheel wrong in the treacherous conditions. Saturday morning’s dry running was also tricky, but he handled the challenges it posed superbly. On Saturday afternoon he utterly dominated qualifying. And then, to cap it all, today, he drove utterly flawlessly to record the season’s most imperious race victory; in fact, from lights to flag, he was never headed.
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2012 Belgian Grand Prix: Race Report


Sahara Force India enjoyed a strong showing in today’s Belgian Grand Prix as Nico Hulkenberg scored the best result of his career with fourth place. Paul Di Resta raced to tenth to bring the team a total of 13 points and help move the team up to seventh place in the constructors’ championship.
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2012 BELGIAN GRAND PRIX - RACE


SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, 2 SEPTEMBER
Michael Schumacher finished his 300th Grand Prix in the points today, making up sixth places to finish in seventh position. Nico Rosberg moved up from 23rd on the grid to finish in 11th place.

· Michael ran a two-stop option/prime/option strategy, stopping on laps 19 and 35
· He drove the final few laps of the race without sixth gear, having lost it shortly after his second stop
· Nico also completed two stops, using prime/option/option tyres, and stopping on laps 20 and 36
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Belgian Grand Prix - Team Reaction


September 2, 2012
Jean-Eric Vergne (STR7-03) Race finish: 8th
“I am really happy after what was a fantastic race. I had hoped to come here and score points on my favourite track and I managed it. I had a very good car and I was able to do some good overtaking moves. It was a shame I lost a lot of time behind Rosberg, but I’m not complaining on a day when I finally scored some points again.
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BUTTON TAKES HIS SECOND WIN OF THE YEAR WITH PIRELLI


Spa, September 2, 2012 – McLaren driver Jenson Button claimed his second win of the season at the Belgian Grand Prix, having adopted a one-stop strategy and managed his tyres perfectly to triumph by 13 seconds after leading from start to finish. It was Button’s second win of the season with Pirelli and his very first at Spa, having also claimed the season-opening Australian Grand Prix in March. Button also became the first man to lead a grand prix from start to finish this season.
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Belgian Grand Prix


Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
Sunday, 2nd of September 2012
Weather: Sunny – Air 22ºC, Track 36ºC
Race: 44 laps – Track distance: 7.004 km
Pedro de la Rosa F112-02 #2218th
Narain Karthikeyan F112-03 #23 DNF
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Belgian GP – Race – Sunday, 02.09.2012


Weather: dry and sunny, temperatures, 20-22°C air, 33°C track
What looked like a promising Belgian Grand Prix on the challenging Spa-Francorchamps circuit for the Sauber F1 Team turned into a disappointing one, with both Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio Pérez involved in a first corner incident that was neither of their faults. While the Mexican retired immediately, the Japanese was able to carry on, although with a damaged Sauber C-31 Ferrari that meant the highest he could finish was 13th.
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BELGIAN GRAND PRIX RACE


02 SEPTEMBER 2012

Race Notes
• Bruno Senna finished 12th in today's Belgian GP as Pastor Maldonado's race came to an early conclusion on lap four.
• After making a good start Bruno drove a clean race, but had to make an unscheduled second pitstop with just five laps remaining due to a slow right-rear puncture.
• Pastor Maldonado had a difficult opening few laps after being caught in a multi-car incident at La Source which brought out the safety car.
• Pastor pitted for fresh tyres and rejoined the back of the field, but on the restart made contact with Timo Glock, forcing him to stop out on track with damage.
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Race Classification


after 44 Laps - 308.052 Kms
2012 FORMULA 1 SHELL BELGIAN GRAND PRIX - Spa-Francorchamps

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH
1 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 44 1:29:08.530 207.344
2 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 44 1:29:22.154 +13.624 206.817
3 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 44 1:29:33.864 +25.334 206.366
4 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 44 1:29:36.373 +27.843 206.270
5 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 44 1:29:38.375 +29.845 206.193
6 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 44 1:29:39.774 +31.244 206.140
7 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 44 1:30:01.904 +53.374 205.295
8 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 44 1:30:07.395 +58.865 205.087
9 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 44 1:30:11.512 +62.982 204.931
10 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 44 1:30:12.313 +63.783 204.900
11 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 44 1:30:13.641 +65.111 204.850
12 B. SENNA BRA Williams F1 Team 44 1:30:20.059 +71.529 204.607
13 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 44 1:31:04.649 +116.119 202.938
14 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 43 1:29:32.827 +1 LAP 201.713
15 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 43 1:30:04.400 +1 LAP 200.535
16 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 43 1:30:19.974 +1 LAP 199.959
17 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 43 1:30:29.401 +1 LAP 199.611
18 P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 43 1:30:33.033 +1 LAP 199.478

NOT CLASSIFIED
N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 29 1:02:44.139 DNF 194.140
P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 4 11:49.298 DNF 141.564
S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 0 DNF
F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 0 DNF
L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 0 DNF
R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 0 DNF
FASTEST LAP
B. SENNA BRA Williams F1 Team 1:52.822 on lap 43 223.488

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BELGIAN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING


01 SEPTEMBER 2012

Qualifying Notes
• Pastor Maldonado qualified third for tomorrow’s Belgian GP after putting together a great lap of 1:47.893.
• Pastor will start sixth on the grid due to a three-place grid penalty incurred for impeding Hulkenberg in Q1.
• Bruno Senna was hampered by a spin in Q2 and subsequent damage to his front wing therefore qualifying in 17th.
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Belgian Grand Prix Qualifying Report


1 september 2012
Lotus F1 Team's Kimi Raikkonen will start the Belgian Grand Prix from third position after a dramatic qualifying session at Spa-Francorchamps. Kimi qualified in fourth but will start from third after post session penalties were applied.
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Rocka Rolla - Belgian GP, Saturday 1 September


Kimi Räikkönen will start from P3 on the grid with Romain Grosjean in P8 for tomorrow’s Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps. Kimi qualified in fourth position but gains a place thanks to a penalty for Pastor Maldonado. Romain set the ninth fastest time but also gains a place courtesy of a penalty for Mark Webber.
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Belgian GP - An average Saturday


Sixth fastest time for Fernando Alonso and fourteenth for Felipe Massa: that was the outcome of qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix, the race that opens the second part of the season. The Spaniard got through to Q3 with just one set of Option tyres available, having used one in Q1 after a first run on Prime and another in Q2. Felipe did not make the cut out of Q12, but at least he will have a set of new Options for tomorrow’s race.
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More To Come. 2012 Belgian Grand Prix - Free Practice 3 & Qualifying


Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
1 September 2012
GLOCK P21 1:52.336 8 laps
PIC P23 1:53.493 6 laps

The Marussia F1 Team drivers, along with the rest of the field, enjoyed a much more fruitful day of preparation today in the countdown to Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix. Conditions were bright and sunny all day, which meant that this morning’s FP3 session took on a slightly frenzied pace, as the teams sought to cram in the work for all three practice sessions after Friday’s wash-out.
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01 September


First pole position for Button at Spa with Pirelli


Spa, September 1, 2012 – Following a day characterised by torrential rain on Friday, the final free practice session and qualifying at Spa-Francorchamps took place in dry weather on Saturday with ambient temperatures in the region of 15 degrees centigrade.
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2012 Belgian Grand Prix: Qualifying Report


Sahara Force India delivered a strong performance during the qualifying hour as Paul Di Resta qualified in tenth place for tomorrow’s Belgian Grand Prix. Teammate Nico Hulkenberg set the twelfth fastest time.
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Belgian Grand Prix - Qualifying: Team Reaction


September 1, 2012
Car 2 Mark Webber, Position: 7th, (3rd Practice – P7, 1:49.164)
“I’m disappointed. We would like to have been higher up the grid to take the sting out of the penalty
(five places), but we’ll have to see what we can do tomorrow. We weren’t quick enough and couldn’t challenge for the front row today; I was pretty happy with my lap but I think P5 would have been our maximum today. We have a long race tomorrow and there should be some good opportunities to come through the field. Clearly we’re out of position a little and we have work to do, but the team is a quality operation and we know what hard work is all about. We just need to keep pushing.”
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Belgian Grand Prix - Qualifying: Team Reaction


September 1, 2012
Jean-Eric Vergne: “I think that was a solid performance for me and the team today. We know where we are compared to the others, therefore even after a long break, we didn’t expect to suddenly find ourselves in Q3. I think, personally, I did a good job. I have struggled a bit with qualifying since the start of the year, but race by race I have made progress and today, to finish ahead of my team-mate, shows that I am getting better at it. However, I made a couple of mistakes on my fast lap, so maybe I could have been a bit quicker. We plan to be aggressive tomorrow and grab any opportunity that comes our way on track. I would really like to bring home some points, but that might be rather difficult.”
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Belgian GP – Qualifying – Saturday, 01.09.2012


Weather: dry, partly cloudy, temperatures, 12-16°C air, 19-28°C track
The Sauber F1 Team has come back from the summer break in fine style and has recorded its and its drivers best qualifying results so far this season in Spa-Francorchamps ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix. Kamui Kobayashi was second at the end of the session in his Sauber C-31 Ferrari - his previous best being fourth this year in China. Sergio Pérez was fifth, so bettering his sixth place from Barcelona.
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2012 BELGIAN GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING


Spa-Francorchamps, Saturday September 1st
“A truly brilliant pole lap by Jenson”

MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“That was a truly brilliant pole lap by Jenson – his first for Vodafone McLaren Mercedes – and he’s now in extremely good shape for tomorrow’s race.
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2012 BELGIAN GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING


SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, 1 SEPTEMBER
Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg qualified in 13th and 18th positions respectively today after a disappointing qualifying hour for MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit.
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Free Practice 3 & Qualifying at the Belgian Grand Prix


Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
Saturday, 1st of September 2012
Weather: Sunny – Air 19ºC, Track 25ºC

11.00-12.00 FORMULA 1 PRACTICE SESSION 3
Pedro de la Rosa F112-02 #22 22nd (22 laps) 1:53.383
Narain Karthikeyan F112-03 #23 23rd (23 laps) 1:53.562

14.00-15.00 FORMULA 1 QUALIFYING SESSION
Pedro de la Rosa F112-02 #22 22nd (6 laps)1:53.030
Narain Karthikeyan F112-03 #23 24th (8 laps) 1:54.989
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Belgian Grand Prix 2012 - FP3 and Qualifying


Weather
FP3: Dry, sunny air temp 12° - 13°, track temp 20° - 22°
Quali: Dry, air temp 16°, track temp 25°
Fastest laps / positions:
FP3: KOV 1.52.339, 18th / PET 1.52.809, 21st
Q1: KOV 1.51.739, 19th / PET 1.51.967, 20th
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Qualifying Session Classification


2012 FORMULA 1 SHELL BELGIAN GRAND PRIX - Spa-Francorchamps

POS NAME ENTRANT Q1 LAPS PERCENT Q2 LAPS Q3 LAPS
1 J. BUTTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:49.250 5 100.235 1:47.654 3 1:47.573 6
2 K. KOBAYASHI Sauber F1 Team 1:49.686 8 100.635 1:48.569 7 1:47.871 3
3 P. MALDONADO Williams F1 Team 1:48.993 8 100.000 1:48.780 7 1:47.893 5
4 K. RAIKKONEN Lotus F1 Team 1:49.546 5 100.507 1:48.414 3 1:48.205 6
5 S. PEREZ Sauber F1 Team 1:49.642 7 100.595 1:47.980 6 1:48.219 3
6 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari 1:49.401 6 100.374 1:48.598 6 1:48.313 3
7 M. WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1:49.859 4 100.794 1:48.546 6 1:48.392 3
8 L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:49.605 6 100.561 1:48.563 5 1:48.394 5
9 R. GROSJEAN Lotus F1 Team 1:50.126 8 101.039 1:48.714 5 1:48.538 5
10 P. DI RESTA Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:50.033 9 100.954 1:48.729 6 1:48.890 4
11 S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:49.722 5 100.668 1:48.792 7
12 N. HULKENBERG Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:49.362 7 100.338 1:48.855 6
13 M. SCHUMACHER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:49.742 8 100.687 1:49.081 6
14 F. MASSA Scuderia Ferrari 1:49.588 7 100.545 1:49.147 6
15 J. VERGNE Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:49.763 7 100.706 1:49.354 6
16 D. RICCIARDO Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:49.572 7 100.531 1:49.543 6
17 B. SENNA Williams F1 Team 1:49.958 10 100.885 1:50.088 5
18 N. ROSBERG Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:50.181 10 101.089
19 H. KOVALAINEN Caterham F1 Team 1:51.739 7 102.519
20 V. PETROV Caterham F1 Team 1:51.967 6 102.728
21 T. GLOCK Marussia F1 Team 1:52.336 8 103.067
22 P. DE LA ROSA HRT F1 Team 1:53.030 6 103.703
23 C. PIC Marussia F1 Team 1:53.493 6 104.128
24 N. KARTHIKEYAN HRT F1 Team 1:54.989 8 105.501
POLE POSITION LAP
J. BUTTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:47.573 234.393 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
J. BUTTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:47.573 234.393 KPH

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Third Practice Session Classification


2012 FORMULA 1 SHELL BELGIAN GRAND PRIX - Spa-Francorchamps

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:48.542 18 232.300
2 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:48.683 21 +0.141 231.999
3 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:48.850 23 +0.308 231.643
4 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:48.863 20 +0.321 231.615
5 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:49.091 18 +0.549 231.131
6 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:49.092 16 +0.550 231.129
7 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:49.164 21 +0.622 230.977
8 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:49.266 23 +0.724 230.761
9 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:49.292 23 +0.750 230.706
10 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:49.382 22 +0.840 230.516
11 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:49.561 23 +1.019 230.140
12 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:49.615 19 +1.073 230.026
13 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:49.621 26 +1.079 230.014
14 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:49.674 23 1.132 229.903
15 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:49.710 21 +1.168 229.827
16 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:49.776 22 +1.234 229.689
17 B. SENNA BRA Williams F1 Team 1:50.027 20 +1.485 229.165
18 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 1:52.339 21 +3.797 224.449
19 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:52.566 20 +4.024 223.996
20 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 1:52.630 18 +4.088 223.869
21 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 1:52.809 22 +4.267 223.514
22 P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 1:53.383 22 +4.841 222.382
23 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:53.562 23 +5.020 222.032
24 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:58.113 5 +9.571 213.476

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