28 November


Q&A WITH SIR FRANK WILLIAMS


WEDNESDAY 28 NOVEMBER, 2012
Q: 2013 will see Pastor Maldonado and Valtteri Bottas as the Williams F1 Team’s driver line up. How do you think they will complement each other as drivers?
FW: Both drivers are very strong in their own right and I’m excited about what they can achieve next year. Pastor has shown this season that he is one of the fastest drivers in Formula One and has put in some stellar qualifying performances. Valtteri has already shown in what little running he has had that he can be on the pace quickly, so we should have two drivers that can get the most out of our car’s undoubted potential. They are also easy to get along with, which always helps in building good relationships with the engineers and developing the car.
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Q&A WITH VALTTERI BOTTAS


WEDNESDAY 28 NOVEMBER, 2012
Q: You’ve been part of Williams since joining the team as a test driver in 2010, how does it feel to finally be race driver for the team?
VB: It feels incredible to be driving in Formula One next season and to be with a team like Williams, with all its pedigree, is even more special. I’ve worked hard to get here ever since I started karting at six years old, but the real work starts now as I prepare myself for the biggest challenge of my career. The fact that I’ve been with Williams since 2010 will help a lot though because I know the engineers really well and have a good working relationship with them.
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Q&A WITH PASTOR MALDONADO


WEDNESDAY 28 NOVEMBER, 2012
Q: Now you’ve been confirmed as a Williams driver for a third season, what are your thoughts heading into 2013?
PM: 2013 will be an important season for the team. In my first season we had a lot of problems with the car, but this year we made a big step forward in performance and managed to capture a memorable win in Barcelona. We have a lot of potential as a team and next year we must continue this upward trend and produce a car that can challenge for strong points finishes and podiums at a wide range of circuits.
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WILLIAMS F1 TEAM ANNOUNCES 2013 DRIVER LINE UP


28 November 2012. Grove, UK. The Williams F1 Team is pleased to announce that Pastor Maldonado and Valtteri Bottas will be the team’s race drivers for the 2013 FIA Formula One World Championship season.
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27 November


BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX REVIEW


27 November 2012
The 2012 season didn’t have the ending that the Williams F1 Team had hoped for, when Pastor and Bruno retired early from the Brazilian Grand Prix. Our Chief Operations Engineer, Mark Gillan, gives his verdict on the Interlagos weekend and the 2012 season as a whole.
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26 November


2012 Pirelli Formula One Statistics


Tyres
Total number of tyres provided for the season: Race tyres: 31,800 of which 22,500 dry tyres and 9,300 wet tyres plus an additional 6,600 for the tests (not including development tyres)
Of which (for race tyres only): supersoft: 6 % / soft: 25 % / medium: 21 % / hard: 17 % / intermediate: 18 % / wet: 11 % / 2 % development tyres
Total numbers of tyres used: Dry tyres: 21,400; wet tyres: 2,100
Number of tyres recycled during 2012: All, i.e. 31,800 race tyres plus 6,600 test tyres
Average life span of a dry compound this season: 180 km
Average life span of a wet compound this season: 140 km
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Brazilian GP - So very close


Interlagos, 25 November – Scuderia Ferrari has finished the Constructors’ Championship in second place, Fernando Alonso is second in the Drivers’ classification and Felipe Massa is seventh. That is how the 2012 season will be archived but it does not even scratch the surface of explaining the drama of this final race weekend of the year. Fernando Alonso said a chaotic race would be his best chance of getting his hands on the title crown and he got just that with intermittent rain falling throughout the afternoon. The Ferrari man also admitted that unless Sebastian Vettel retired, being champion was very unlikely. He was proved right, because, while the Spaniard delivered yet another superb performance to finish the race second behind the winner, McLaren’s Jenson Button, however with the German bringing home his Red Bull in sixth place, it was enough to give him his third consecutive Drivers’ title. There was plenty of red on the Interlagos podium because Felipe Massa also delivered a beautiful performance to come home third, in a race where just staying on track was an achievement.
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Brazilian GP - We almost did it in Interlagos


Two drivers on the podium and 33 points – the biggest haul of the season – was not enough for Scuderia Ferrari to help Fernando Alonso win the Drivers’ title. The Spaniard finished the Brazilian Grand Prix in second place, to record his thirteenth podium finish of his extraordinary season. Alongside him in third place for the second time this season and for a fourth time in his home race was Felipe Massa. At the end of the twenty races making up this the longest season in the history of Formula 1, only three points separated Fernando from the winner, while Felipe, who produced a brilliant drive today, finished seventh. The Scuderia is second in the Constructors’ classification on 400 points.
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End Credits – Brazilian Grand Prix, Sunday 25 November


Lotus F1 Team secured fourth position in the 2012 FIA Formula 1 Constructors’ World Championship with over twice the points tally of nearest rival Mercedes, with Kimi Räikkönen taking third in the Drivers’ Championship after an eventful end to the twenty-race season in Brazil.
Kimi finished in tenth place after an incident-filled mixed weather event, whilst Romain Grosjean exited the race in a 9.5g impact accident after leaving the track on lap 6.
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Vettel clinches third consecutive title in Brazilian thriller


Sebastian Vettel wrote himself another page in the Formula One history books as sixth place in a dramatic Brazilian Grand was enough to hand him his third consecutive championship crown.
In claiming the title, Vettel joins the legendary Juan Manuel Fangio and Michael Schumacher as only the third driver in the sport’s history to win three or more championships in a row.
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Brazilian Grand Prix: Team Reaction


Seb, Mark, Christian, Adrian and Cyril reflect on a thrilling end to another historic season for Red Bull Racing.
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Brazilian Grand Prix: Team Reaction


Jean-Eric, Daniel and our Team Principal look back on a thrilling season-closer in Interlagos…
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HEADS HIGH. A cruel end to gripping season finale for Marussia F1 Team


Brazilian Grand Prix
Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, Interlagos, São Paulo
25 November 2012
PIC P12 1:20.310
GLOCK P16 1:19.686
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25 November


Four teams, nine wins, 839 points and the double title to end 2012 for Renault


Sebastian Vettel’s drive to sixth position in today’s dramatic Brazilian Grand Prix saw him crowned the 2012 FIA Formula One Drivers’ World Champion.
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2012 BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX - RACE


INTERLAGOS, 25 NOVEMBER
A thrilling Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos this afternoon saw Michael Schumacher end his Formula One career with a battling seventh place finish, whilst Nico Rosberg came home in 15th position after a dramatic and rain-affected race.
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2012 BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX


Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, Interlagos, Sunday November 25
“It was crazy out there!”

182nd victory for McLaren
78th victory for McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Mobil 1 and Enkei
34th victory for Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
15th victory for Jenson
7th victory of the season for Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
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2012 Brazilian Grand Prix: Race Report


Sahara Force India led 30 laps of the Brazilian Grand Prix as Nico Hulkenberg competed for the victory at Interlagos, eventually finishing fifth. Paul Di Resta looked set for points, but crashed on the penultimate lap of the race.
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Brazilian Grand Prix - Sunday 25th November 2012


Weather
Race: Overcast, intermittent rain, air temp 19° / track temp 23° (start), 19° / 21° (lap 36), 18° / 20° (lap 71)
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Vettel seals title with four stops at Brazilian Grand Prix


Sao Paulo, November 25, 2012 – Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel has claimed his third consecutive world title – making him the youngest-ever triple world champion – after a dramatic Brazilian Grand Prix, while McLaren’s Jenson Button took his third win of the season. Vettel stopped four times en route to a sixth place finish, having lost time with a spin and sustained damage following contact with another competitor on the opening lap. The P Zero Silver hard tyres and P Zero White medium were nominated for the race, while the Cinturato Green intermediates and Cinturato Blue full wets were also used.
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Brazilian Grand Prix


Autódromo Jose Carlos Pace, Interlagos, Sao Paulo
Sunday, 25th of November 2012
Weather: Wet – Air 19ºC, Track 23ºC
Race: 71 laps – Track distance: 4.309km
Pedro de la Rosa F112-03 #22 17th
Narain Karthikeyan F112-01 #23 18th
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Brazilian GP – Race – Sunday, 25.11.2012


Weather: changing conditions with light rain, 20-18°C air, 25-20° track
The season finale of the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship in Brazil was a thriller in which the Sauber F1 Team played various roles. The part of the victim was up to Sergio Pérez who retired on lap one after an accident which wasn’t his fault. Kamui Kobayashi showed one more time what a great fighter he is. The Japanese driver started 14th and finished ninth. In changing weather conditions with light rain falling twice and, despite pit stop difficulties, he scored two points in Interlagos.
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BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX RACE


25 NOVEMBER 2012
Race Notes
• It was a disappointing final race of the season for the Williams F1 Team with both cars retiring in the first few laps of the Brazilian Grand Prix.
• After making a good start, Bruno Senna got caught in an unavoidable incident with Sebastian Vettel which resulted in him stopping out on track with damage before the end of lap one.
• Pastor also made a good start from 16th, making up several places on the first lap, but unfortunately lost the back end of his car at Turn 3 bringing the team’s 2012 season to an early conclusion.
• After a competitive season including victory at the Spanish Grand Prix, the team end the season in eighth position in the Constructors’ Championship and now head back to Grove to begin preparations for 2013.
• Congratulations to Red Bull Racing and Sebastian Vettel for winning both Championships.
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Race Classification


after 71 Laps - 305.909 Kms
FORMULA 1 GRANDE PRÊMIO PETROBRAS DO BRASIL 2012 - São Paulo

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH

1 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 71 1:45:22.656 174.178
2 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 71 1:45:25.410 +2.754 174.102
3 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 71 1:45:26.271 +3.615 174.079
4 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 71 1:45:27.592 +4.936 174.042
5 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 71 1:45:28.364 +5.708 174.021
6 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 71 1:45:32.109 +9.453 173.918
7 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 71 1:45:34.563 +11.907 173.851
8 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 71 1:45:51.309 +28.653 173.392
9 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 71 1:45:53.906 +31.250 173.322
10 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 70 1:45:23.622 +1 LAP 171.699
11 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 70 1:45:29.908 +1 LAP 171.528
12 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 70 1:45:31.606 +1 LAP 171.482
13 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 70 1:45:32.987 +1 LAP 171.445
14 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 70 1:45:57.545 +1 LAP 170.782
15 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 70 1:46:04.352 +1 LAP 170.600
16 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 70 1:46:06.184 +1 LAP 170.551
17 P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 69 1:45:24.456 +2 LAPS 169.223
18 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 69 1:45:56.781 +2 LAPS 168.363
19 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 68 1:40:40.868 DNF 174.599
NOT CLASSIFIED
L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 54 1:18:32.363 DNF 177.737
R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 5 7:06.605 DNF 181.558
P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1 1:30.970 DNF 169.333
B. SENNA BRA Williams F1 Team 0 DNF
S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 0 DNF
FASTEST LAP
L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:18.069 on lap 38 198.701

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2012 Brazilian Grand Prix - Starting Tyre Line-up


At the Brazilian Grand Prix the drivers started on these tyres:
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INFINITI TO BECOME TITLE PARTNER OF RED BULL RACING From 2013


Red Bull Racing is pleased to confirm today that it has agreed a four-year extension of its partnership with Infiniti, the premium automotive brand from Japan, which first began in March 2011.
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Brazil set for championship decider


The scene was set today for a scintillating battle for the drivers' world championship crown at Interlagos.
Lewis Hamilton (McLaren) will start the Brazilian GP from pole position, ahead of team-mate Jenson Button, while Red Bull Racing's Mark Webber and championship contender Sebastian Vettel line up third and fourth respectively. Title challenger, Fernando Alonso, will start from eighth. With heavy rain scheduled to arrive overnight, the championship decider is set to be an absolute classic.
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Brazilian GP - Qualifying within the norm


One car on the third row and one on the fourth: that was the outcome of the final qualifying of 2012 for Scuderia Ferrari at the Interlagos circuit. In front of his home crowd, Felipe Massa posted the fifth fastest time in Q3, while Fernando Alonso was eighth. The tyre management for the two men was identical: one set of Prime in Q1, when the track was still damp from a light shower before the start, then one of Prime and one Option in Q2, followed by two sets of Option in Q3.
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The Final Countdown – Brazilian GP


Saturday 24 November
Kimi Räikkönen bounced back to P9 on the grid for tomorrow’s Brazilian Grand Prix after missing most of this morning’s running due to an engine failure early in the session. Despite a minimum of set-up time and a wet start to qualifying, Kimi progressed through to the top ten with relative ease.

Romain Grosjean demonstrated fine pace in the morning, but contact with the HRT of Pedro de la Rosa in the Q1 session meant he was unable to set a representative time and will start the race from P18 on the grid.
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Brazilian Grand Prix - Qualifying: Team Reaction


Here’s what Mark, Sebastian, Christian and Cyril made of today’s Qualifying session here in Brazil.
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Brazilian Grand Prix - Qualifying: Team Reaction


Here’s what Daniel, Jean-Eric and Laurent made of today’s Qualifying session here in Brazil.
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Rain Dance. Free Practice 3 & Qualifying


Brazilian Grand Prix
Free Practice 3 & Qualifying
Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, 24 November 2012

GLOCK Q1 P21 1:17.508 13 laps
PIC Q1 P22 1:18.104 14 laps
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Brazilian Grand Prix FP3 & Qualifying


Weather
FP3: Overcast, dry, air temp 28°, track temp 36° - 32°
Quali: Overcast, damp, air temp 23, track temp 26° - 27°
Fastest laps / positions:
FP3: PET 1.15.159, 18th / KOV 1.15.707, 19th
Q1: PET 1.17.073, 19th / KOV 1.17.086, 20th
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2012 Brazilian Grand Prix: Qualifying Report


Sahara Force India continued to show strong form in Sao Paulo as Nico Hulkenberg qualified in seventh place for tomorrow’s Brazilian Grand Prix. Paul Di Resta will line up P11.
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2012 BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING


Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, Interlagos, Saturday November 24
“My perfect farewell”
155th pole for McLaren
76th pole for McLaren, Mercedes and Mobil 1
30th pole for Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
26th pole for Lewis
8th pole of the season for Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
4th front-row lock-out of the season for Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
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BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING


24 NOVEMBER 2012
Qualifying Notes
• Pastor Maldonado qualified sixth and Bruno Senna 12th for tomorrow’s Brazilian Grand Prix.
• After comfortably getting through into Q3, Pastor put in a strong lap as the times continued to fall after the track had dried out from an earlier rain shower.
• Bruno just missed out on Q3 after putting in some good clean laps in Q1.
• With heavy rain forecast for tomorrow, the team will be aiming to bring both cars home in the points in the final race of the 2012 season.
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FP3 and Qualifying at the Brazilian Grand Prix


Autódromo Jose Carlos Pace, Interlagos, Sao Paulo
Saturday, 24th of November 2012
Weather: Overcast – Air 32ºC, Track 40ºC
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Tyre strategy holds the key to qualifying and race in Brazil


Sao Paulo, November 24, 2012 – Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel has moved a step closer to clinching a third consecutive world title – which would make him the youngest triple world champion in the history of the sport – by qualifying fourth for the Brazilian Grand Prix, four places ahead of his title rival Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), while McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton sealed pole. All the drivers used Pirelli’s P Zero White medium tyre to qualify, which has been nominated along with the P Zero Silver hard for the final race of the 2012 season.
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2012 BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING


INTERLAGOS, 24 NOVEMBER
Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher qualified in 10th and 14th places today for the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos.
· A rain shower 30 minutes before qualifying meant that parts of the track were still damp for the start of Q1
· After a brief exploratory run on primes by Nico in Q1, both drivers used the option tyre throughout qualifying
· Michael missed out on Q3, whilst Nico went through to the final session but was unable to qualify higher than P10
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Brazilian GP – Qualifying – Saturday, 24.11.2012


Weather: drying track, 24-28°C air, 31-36°C track,
The final race of the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship will be a challenging one for the Sauber F1 Team. After having been quite competitive when the track was damp in the beginning of Q1, the Sauber C31-Ferraris couldn’t repeat this when the track was completely dry in Q2. Sergio Pérez qualified 13th for tomorrow’s Brazilian Grand Prix, Kamui Kobayashi came 15th today in Interlagos. Nevertheless both drivers still want to make the most of their last races for the Sauber F1 Team.
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24 November


Qualifying Session Preliminary Classification


FORMULA 1 GRANDE PRÊMIO PETROBRAS DO BRASIL 2012 - São Paulo

POS NAME ENTRANT Q1 LAPS PERCENT Q2 LAPS Q3

1 L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:15.075 9 100.000 1:13.398 6 1:12.458 6
2 J. BUTTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:15.456 9 100.507 1:13.515 5 1:12.513 6
3 M. WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1:16.180 10 101.471 1:13.667 6 1:12.581 6
4 S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:15.644 9 100.757 1:13.209 4 1:12.760 6
5 F. MASSA Scuderia Ferrari 1:16.263 9 101.582 1:14.048 10 1:12.987 6
6 P. MALDONADO Williams F1 Team 1:16.266 11 101.586 1:13.698 8 1:13.174 5
7 N. HULKENBERG Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:15.536 10 100.614 1:13.704 9 1:13.206 4
8 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari 1:16.097 9 101.361 1:13.856 10 1:13.253 6
9 K. RAIKKONEN Lotus F1 Team 1:16.432 9 101.807 1:13.698 10 1:13.298 3
10 N. ROSBERG Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:15.929 10 101.137 1:13.848 9 1:13.489 7
11 P. DI RESTA Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:15.901 10 101.100 1:14.121 8
12 B. SENNA Williams F1 Team 1:15.333 11 100.343 1:14.219 10
13 S. PEREZ Sauber F1 Team 1:15.974 12 101.197 1:14.234 9
14 M. SCHUMACHER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:16.005 7 101.238 1:14.334 10
15 K. KOBAYASHI Sauber F1 Team 1:16.400 14 101.764 1:14.380 10
16 D. RICCIARDO Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:16.744 13 102.223 1:14.574 9
17 J. VERGNE Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:16.722 13 102.193 1:14.619 10
18 R. GROSJEAN Lotus F1 Team 1:16.967 8 102.520
19 V. PETROV Caterham F1 Team 1:17.073 14 102.661
20 H. KOVALAINEN Caterham F1 Team 1:17.086 14 102.678
21 T. GLOCK Marussia F1 Team 1:17.508 13 103.240
22 C. PIC Marussia F1 Team 1:18.104 14 104.034
23 N. KARTHIKEYAN HRT F1 Team 1:19.576 13 105.995
24 P. DE LA ROSA HRT F1 Team 1:19.699 12 106.159
POLE POSITION LAP
L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:12.458 214.088 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:12.458 214.088 KPH
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Third Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRANDE PRÊMIO PETROBRAS DO BRASIL 2012 - São Paulo

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH

1 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:13.188 22 211.952
2 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:13.245 21 +0.057 211.787
3 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:13.385 25 +0.197 211.383
4 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:13.389 17 +0.201 211.372
5 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:13.420 24 +0.232 211.283
6 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:13.486 21 +0.298 211.093
7 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:13.602 22 +0.414 210.760
8 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:13.691 15 +0.503 210.506
9 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:13.700 20 +0.512 210.480
10 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:13.712 17 +0.524 210.446
11 B. SENNA BRA Williams F1 Team 1:13.948 20 +0.760 209.774
12 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:14.126 25 +0.938 209.270
13 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:14.190 26 +1.002 209.090
14 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:14.192 21 +1.004 209.084
15 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:14.347 24 +1.159 208.648
16 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:14.687 21 +1.499 207.698
17 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:14.972 19 +1.784 206.909
18 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 1:15.159 22 +1.971 206.394
19 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 1:15.707 21 +2.519 204.900
20 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 1:15.763 24 +2.575 204.749
21 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:16.059 21 +2.871 203.952
22 P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 1:16.198 15 +3.010 203.580
23 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:16.793 18 +3.605 202.002
24 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 3

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Relax, Take it Easy – Brazilian GP, Friday 23 November 2012


Romain Grosjean went seventh fastest whilst Kimi Räikkönen set the twelfth fastest time during a hot opening day of the Brazilian Grand Prix weekend at Interlagos, São Paulo.
Both cars ran with the latest specification exhaust system as raced for the first time in Austin, as well as new front drums. An issue with an ignition coil shortened Kimi’s running in the morning session.
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Limbering Up. Free Practice 1 & 2 for the Brazilian Grand Prix


Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, Interlagos
23 November 2012
GLOCK FP1 P20 1:16.506 31 laps FP2 P22 1:17.675 42 laps
PIC FP1 P22 1:17.234 26 laps FP2 P23 1:18.127 31 laps
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Teams get first taste of Pirelli’s 2013 tyres


Sao Paulo, November 23, 2012 ­– The Formula One teams got their first taste of Pirelli’s 2013 tyres during free practice in Brazil, with the Italian firm bringing two extra sets of prototype tyres in addition to the usual allocation of P Zero Silver hard tyres and P Zero White medium tyres that have been nominated for the weekend.
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2012 Brazilian Grand Prix, Free Practice Report


Sahara Force India completed its final Friday practice sessions of the year with Paul Di Resta and Nico Hulkenberg showing competitive times in the very hot conditions of Sao Paolo.
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Brazilian GP – Practice – Friday, 23.11.2012


Weather: sunny and dry, 22-33°C air, 32-49 track°
The heat is on for the season’s finale – and so far it doesn’t really suit the Sauber F1 Team. The first day of preparation for the Brazilian Grand Prix on the famous Interlagos circuit was technically trouble free, but both drivers struggled with the high track temperatures as they affected the tyres a lot. Kamui Kobayashi came 12th and 15th respectively in the two free practice sessions. Sergio Pérez was 13th and 14th on the time sheets.
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BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE


23 NOVEMBER 2012
Objectives
• Aero evaluations and prototype 2013 Pirelli tyre runs in FP1.
• Longer runs, tyre and set-up work in FP2.
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Free Practice sessions at the Brazilian Grand Prix


Autódromo Jose Carlos Pace, Interlagos, Sao Paulo
Friday, 23rd of November 2012
Weather: Sunny – Air 34ºC, Track 55ºC
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2012 BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE


“I’m savouring every moment”
Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, Interlagos, Friday November 23
LEWIS HAMILTON
MP4-27A-04
FP1 1m14.131s 33 laps 1st
FP2 1m14.026s 35 laps 1st
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2012 BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE


INTERLAGOS, 23 NOVEMBER
The final Grand Prix weekend of the 2012 season got underway at the Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo today.
· Michael and Nico completed 72 and 76 laps respectively of the 4.309 km circuit
· The team spent the morning session evaluating the 2013 development tyres provided by Pirelli
· This afternoon saw the usual race preparation work with the medium and hard tyres for this weekend
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Brazilian Grand Prix FP1 & FP2


Weather
FP1: dry, sunny, air temp 25° - 28°, track temp 33° - 42°
FP2: dry, sunny, air temp 33°, track temp 48°
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Brazilian GP - The final Friday of the season


The final Friday of the season for Scuderia Ferrari and the eleven other teams at the Interlagos circuit, host to the twentieth and final round of the 2012 World Championship. Between them, Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa completed 131 laps, 65 for the Spaniard and 66 for the Brazilian. Both cars ran trouble free in very demanding weather conditions given the high temperatures.
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23 November


Second Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRANDE PRÊMIO PETROBRAS DO BRASIL 2012 - São Paulo

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH

1 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:14.026 35 209.553
2 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:14.300 40 +0.274 208.780
3 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:14.523 37 +0.497 208.155
4 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:14.553 37 +0.527 208.072
5 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:14.592 37 +0.566 207.963
6 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:14.654 36 +0.628 207.790
7 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:14.669 40 +0.643 207.748
8 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:14.863 40 +0.837 207.210
9 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:14.994 37 +0.968 206.848
10 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:15.129 39 +1.103 206.476
11 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:15.131 40 +1.105 206.471
12 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:15.371 39 +1.345 205.813
13 B. SENNA BRA Williams F1 Team 1:15.432 45 +1.406 205.647
14 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:15.542 35 +1.516 205.348
15 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:15.839 43 +1.813 204.543
16 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:15.902 39 +1.876 204.374
17 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:15.953 47 +1.927 204.236
18 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:16.048 40 +2.022 203.981
19 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 1:16.126 39 +2.100 203.772
20 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 1:16.655 42 +2.629 202.366
21 P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 1:17.244 15 +3.218 200.823
22 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 1:17.675 42 +3.649 199.709
23 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:18.127 31 +4.101 198.553
24 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:18.139 15 +4.113 198.523
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First Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRANDE PRÊMIO PETROBRAS DO BRASIL 2012 - São Paulo

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH

1 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:14.131 33 209.256
2 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:14.140 35 +0.009 209.231
3 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:14.198 34 +0.067 209.067
4 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:14.217 31 +0.086 209.014
5 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:14.392 28 +0.261 208.522
6 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:14.716 29 +0.585 207.618
7 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:14.719 33 +0.588 207.609
8 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:14.738 34 +0.607 207.557
9 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:15.015 37 +0.884 206.790
10 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:15.050 32 +0.919 206.694
11 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:15.114 36 +0.983 206.518
12 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:15.255 31 +1.124 206.131
13 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:15.396 32 +1.265 205.745
14 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams F1 Team 1:15.413 23 +1.282 205.699
15 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:15.587 35 +1.456 205.225
16 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:15.701 16 +1.570 204.916
17 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:16.048 35 +1.917 203.981
18 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:16.315 36 +2.184 203.268
19 G. VAN DER GARDE NED Caterham F1 Team 1:16.460 32 +2.329 202.882
20 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 1:16.506 31 +2.375 202.760
21 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 1:16.617 30 +2.486 202.466
22 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:17.234 26 +3.103 200.849
23 P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 1:17.678 15 +3.547 199.701
24 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:17.895 13 +3.764 199.145

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Caterham F1 Team Confirms Charles Pic As Race Driver On Multi-Year Contract


Interlagos, Brazil - 23rd November 2012
Charles Pic has today been announced as one of Caterham F1 Team's race drivers for the 2013 season and beyond. The talented French driver joins the Anglo / Malaysian team on a multi-year contract after impressing in his first season in the Formula 1 World Championship.
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Sauber F1 Team signs Esteban Gutiérrez as its race driver, Robin Frijns becomes test and reserve driver


Hinwil/Sao Paulo, 23rd November 2012 – The Sauber F1 Team has finalised its line-up for the 2013 season: Esteban Gutiérrez is confirmed as the team’s second race driver. The 21-year old Mexican will be driving alongside Nico Hülkenberg (GER). Robin Frijns, from the Netherlands, who is only two days younger than Esteban, has been taken on board as the team’s test and reserve driver.
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22 November


Brazilian GP Technical Feature


One week on from the sport’s return to the United States, Formula 1 reaches its highest heights, quite literally, in Brazil.

At nowhere else does Formula 1 race at such high altitudes as in Brazil, and that creates unique problems from an engine perspective.
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21 November


Preview to the 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix


Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, São Paulo, Brazil
23-25 November 2012
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Brazilian Grand PrixView


General
Race Laps: 71
Fuel consumption and fuel effect are relatively low, compared to the majority of the season
Kerbs are not a problem
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Renault Sport F1 Preview to the Brazilian Grand Prix


After nine months the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship will finally reach its scintillating conclusion at the Brazilian Grand Prix. With the constructors’ title already secured by Red Bull Racing-Renault, the drivers’ crown will be decided this race between Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso.
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Brazilian Grand Prix Preview: Championship shoot-out in Sao Paolo


Finally, the longest season in the history of the Formula 1 World Championship is coming to an end. Twenty races, five continents, nineteen countries, from mid-March to the end of November, from Melbourne to Sao Paolo.
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2012 Brazilian Grand Prix Preview


Sahara Force India looks forward to the final race of the 2012 season, the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Brazilian GP: Vijay’s Vision
Dr Vijay Mallya sums up 2012 and looks ahead to the season finale.
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20 November


BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


Friday 23 to Sunday 25 November, 2012
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Round: 20 of 20

Mark Gillan, Chief Operations Engineer: The 71 lap long high altitude Interlagos circuit is one of the highlights of the season and one where overtaking is possible. Setting the car up for this circuit is the classic compromise between pandering to the high downforce requirements of the medium-low speed corners in sector 2 versus the low drag demands of the uphill section from the important T12 exit right up to the start-finish line. After a double points finish in Austin, we will be looking for a similar result here to end the season on a high note.
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2012 Brazilian Grand Prix preview


Interlagos facts & stats
Brazil hasn’t had a world champion since Ayrton Senna won his third world title for McLaren in 1991, but the country’s passion for Formula 1 continues unabated. The Brazilian Grand Prix remains one of the highlights of the F1 season and the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace in Interlagos one of its gems.
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UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX REVIEW


20 November 2012
For the second consecutive race, both Williams Renault FW34s finished in the points in the United States Grand Prix. Pastor Maldonado came home ninth and Bruno Senna tenth after driving tenacious races at the Circuit of the Americas. Mark Gillan, the team's Chief Operations Engineer, sums up the team's race weekend.
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2012 Brazilian GP Preview


Kimi Räikkönen: “The greatest day of my career came at Interlagos”
After the highs of Abu Dhabi, sixth position in Austin didn’t quite deliver the wanted digestif for our Iceman. No matter, as he now heads to one of his favourite racing destinations…
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2012 BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX - PREVIEW


INTERLAGOS, 23-25 NOVEMBER
The final race of the 2012 Formula One season will take place at the historic Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo on Sunday 25 November. The Brazilian Grand Prix will also mark Michael Schumacher's 308th and final Formula One race.
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Brazilian Grand Prix Preview


23rd – 25th of November
Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace – 71 laps – 4.309km
Sao Paulo, Monday the 19th of November 2012
The 2012 Formula 1 World Championship draws to a close in Brazil as the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace stages the 20th and final Grand Prix of the season. HRT Formula 1 Team and its drivers Pedro de la Rosa and Narain Karthikeyan, will be looking to end the season on a positive note after a challenging but rewarding season.
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The Brazilian Grand Prix from a tyre point of view:


Interlagos, 23-25 November 2012
FORMULA ONE TEAMS GET FIRST TASTE OF PIRELLI’S 2013 TYRES
For the first time in its history, Pirelli will approach the final round of the Formula One season as sole tyre supplier with the championship yet to be decided, thanks to eight different winners from the season so far – seven of them coming in the first seven races.
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Preview – Brazilian Grand Prix


20th and final round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 23.-25.11.2012
Hinwil/Austin, 18th November 2012 – Next Sunday a world champion will be crowned at the end of a very exciting and diverse Formula One season. The Sauber F1 Team has experienced highs and lows – four podiums but also empty-handed Sundays like in Austin. So far the team has 124 championship points to its tally, while last year it only had 44 points at the end of the season. Back in 2011 this was enough to defend seventh place in the Constructors’ World Championship in a thrilling race in Sao Paulo. In 2012 the Brazilian Grand Prix on 25th November is the last chance to try and improve to fifth in the championship. The gap is 12 points and Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio Pérez are desperate to close this.
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19 November


United States GP - A result that keeps hopes alive


Scuderia Ferrari comes away from the USA Grand Prix with 27 points to its name, thanks to a third place for Fernando Alonso and a fourth for Felipe Massa. This was Fernando’s twelfth podium finish of the season, the thirteenth for the team. The Spaniard sees the gap between him and the leader now grow to 13 points, while with a ninth consecutive points finish, out of a total thirteen so far this season, Felipe consolidates seventh place. Ferrari’s lead over the third placed team in the Constructors’ classification has been reduced to 14 points, while the leader is 73 ahead.
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United States Grand Prix: Team Reaction


The team reflect on an afternoon which saw us clinch our third successive Constructors’ Championship title…
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United States Grand Prix: Team Reaction


Jean-Eric, Daniel and our Team Principal Franz Tost look back on today’s racing at the Circuit of the Americas…
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Rodeo Drive. 2012 United States Grand Prix - The Race


2012 United States Grand Prix
Circuit of The Americas, 18 November 2012
The return of the United States Grand Prix delivered on all its promise today at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, where the Marussia F1 Team achieved another two-car finish in 19th and 20th positions, maintaining its current 10th place in the Constructors’ Championship.
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United States Grand Prix


Weather
Race: Dry, sunny, air temp 23° / track temp 31° (start), 24° / 32° (lap 28), 24° / 32° (lap 56)
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Renault’s Constructors’ Titles


The 2012 title is the 11th constructors’ championship that Renault has taken in the sport.
After joining forces with Williams at the end of the 80s, the first constructors’ championship came in 1992. It was then followed by successive titles in 1993 and 1994. Renault teamed up with Benetton in 1995 and immediately took another crown, before Williams again took the title in 1996 and 1997; the sixth consecutive title to be powered by Renault. After a brief hiatus from the sport Renault returned with the Renault F1 Team and won another two titles in 2005 and 2006. The latest period of success with Red Bull Racing has yielded three constructors’ titles to date.
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Renault powers Red Bull Racing to third consecutive Constructors’ Championship title


Sebastian Vettel’s second place at the United States Grand Prix sealed the third consecutive constructors’ championship for Red Bull Racing and Renault.
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One-stop race in America sets up Vettel title bid


Austin, November 18, 2012 – McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton – the winner of the last United States Grand Prix in 2008 – has won the first race at the Circuit of the Americas. Second place for Sebastian Vettel has put the Red Bull driver on the verge of a third consecutive title at the championship decider in Brazil next weekend.
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UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX RACE


18 NOVEMBER 2012
Race Notes
• It was another double points finish for the Williams F1 Team with Pastor Maldonado finishing ninth and Bruno Senna tenth, collecting three points in total in the United States Grand Prix.
• After dropping back to 15th in the early stages, Pastor pushed hard on a one-stop strategy to make his way back through the field and catch Bruno to take P9.
• Bruno drove well fighting his way up to eighth before his only pitstop of the race, but on rejoining was held up behind Hulkenberg who defended well to keep Bruno behind allowing Pastor to catch them both.
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United States Grand Prix


Circuit of Americas, Austin, Texas
Sunday, 18th of November 2012
Weather: Sunny – Air 22ºC, Track 32ºC
Race: 56 laps – Track distance: 5.516 km
Pedro de la Rosa F112-03 #22 21st
Narain Karthikeyan F112-01 #23 22nd
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2012 United States Grand Prix: Race Report


Sahara Force India picked up four points in today’s United States Grand Prix as Nico Hulkenberg finished in eighth place. The result means the team has scored points in the last eight races. Paul Di Resta came home in P15.
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2012 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX - RACE


CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS, 18 NOVEMBER
Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher finished the United States Grand Prix in 13th and 16th places respectively today.
· Nico followed a one-stop prime/option strategy in the race today, stopping on lap 34
· Michael's race was converted from one to two stops when it became clear his first set of tyres were struggling
· He stopped twice on laps 14 and 39, with a option/prime/prime strategy
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United States GP – Race – Sunday, 18.11.2012


Weather: sunny and dry, 23-24°C air, 30-32° track
After starting the race from 15th and 16th respectively, Sergio Pérez and Kamui Kobayashi took the chequered flag at the inaugural Grand Prix of the United States in Austin in 11th and 14th. Both started on the medium compound tyres and only stopped once. After a fantastic start and strong early laps Sergio lost performance due to a brake problem. Kamui pitted early, at the end of lap 13, to change to hard tyres and couldn’t find grip with either of the compounds.
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Maybe Tomorrow – United States Grand Prix, Sunday 18 November


Lotus F1 Team took a formation finish with Kimi Räikkönen in sixth and Romain Grosjean seventh in the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas this afternoon.
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2012 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX


Circuit Of The Americas, Sunday November 18
“What made the difference today? I wanted it more, that’s what!”
LEWIS HAMILTON
MP4-27A-04
Started 2nd
Finished 1st
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18 November


Race Classification


after 56 Laps - 308.405 Kms
2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX - Austin

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH

1 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 56 1:35:55.269 192.911
2 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 56 1:35:55.944 +0.675 192.888
3 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 56 1:36:34.498 +39.229 191.605
4 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 56 1:36:41.282 +46.013 191.381
5 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 56 1:36:51.701 +56.432 191.038
6 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 56 1:36:59.694 +64.425 190.776
7 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 56 1:37:05.582 +70.313 190.583
8 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 56 1:37:09.061 +73.792 190.469
9 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 56 1:37:09.794 +74.525 190.445
10 B. SENNA BRA Williams F1 Team 56 1:37:10.402 +75.133 190.425
11 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 56 1:37:19.610 +84.341 190.125
12 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 56 1:37:20.140 +84.871 190.108
13 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 56 1:37:20.779 +85.510 190.087
14 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 55 1:36:07.729 +1 LAP 189.053
15 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 55 1:36:17.429 +1 LAP 188.736
16 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 55 1:36:18.617 +1 LAP 188.697
17 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 55 1:37:14.774 +1 LAP 186.881
18 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 55 1:37:22.425 +1 LAP 186.636
19 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 55 1:37:23.443 +1 LAP 186.604
20 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 54 1:36:11.626 +2 LAPS 185.487
21 P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 54 1:37:07.564 +2 LAPS 183.706
22 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 54 1:37:19.443 +2 LAPS 183.333
NOT CLASSIFIED
M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 16 28:03.127 DNF 187.975
J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 14 25:12.374 DNF 182.952
FASTEST LAP
S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:39.347 on lap 56 199.772

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2012 United States Grand Prix - Starting Tyre Line-up


At the United States Grand Prix the drivers started on these tyres:
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United States Grand Prix - Qualifying: Team Reaction


Here’s what Sebastian, Mark, Christian and Cyril had to say after today’s track action here in Texas:
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Red Bull Racing-Renault on pole for USA Grand Prix


Sebastian Vettel took the inaugural pole position for the USA Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, today.
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Qualifying Cold in Cowboy Country


Jean-Eric Vergne will start the first-ever Formula 1 Grand Prix to be held at the Circuit of the Americas from 14th spot on the grid tomorrow, while his Toro Rosso team-mate, Daniel Ricciardo, will watch the lights go out from eighteenth place.
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Texas Hold'Em. Free Practice 3 & Qualifying for the United States Grand Prix


2012 United States Grand Prix
Circuit of The Americas, 17 November 2012
In a good, straight fight on the level playing field of a brand new track, the Marussia F1 Team today achieved its objective of outqualifying not just one, but two Caterham cars at the Circuit of The Americas, setting the scene for a thrilling race tomorrow as the United States Grand Prix makes its big comeback.
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United States GP - Qualifying leaves a bitter taste in Austin


From one continent to another, the outcome of qualifying remains a bitter one for Scuderia Ferrari. On Saturday afternoon in Abu Dhabi, the two F2012s were seventh and ninth and the numbers were the same on the new Austin track, this time with Felipe Massa ahead of Fernando Alonso. The way qualifying evolved definitely did not follow the usual pattern, with just a single run for both drivers in each of the three sessions: in Q1 using the Prime, while switching to the Option for Q2 and Q3. The reason for this strategy resides with the difficulty in finding the right operating temperature for the tyres at this track, a problem that affected the whole session.
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Running Up That Hill – United States GP, Saturday 17 November


An exciting inaugural qualifying session at the Circuit of the Americas saw Romain Grosjean set the fourth-fastest time with Kimi Räikkönen right behind him in fifth. A gearbox change for Romain will see him start from ninth on the grid for tomorrow’s United States Grand Prix; with Kimi inheriting fourth position as a result of his team-mate’s penalty.
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2012 United States Grand Prix: Qualifying Report


Qualifying for the United States Grand Prix saw Sahara Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg set the eighth fastest time of the day. Teammate Paul Di Resta will line-up in P13.
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UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING


17 NOVEMBER 2012
Qualifying Notes
• Pastor Maldonado qualified tenth and Bruno Senna 11th for tomorrow’s United States Grand Prix.
• After comfortably getting through into Q3, Pastor struggled to get the tyres into their optimal window on his final run on the medium compound.
• Bruno made a mistake in the final moments of Q2, running wide at Turn 19 resulting in him narrowly missing out on a place in Q3.
• With the good race pace seen yesterday, the team are feeling confident of moving both cars further into the points tomorrow.
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2012 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING


Circuit Of The Americas, Saturday November 17
“I gave it everything”
LEWIS HAMILTON
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Vettel on pole for one-stop race in America


Austin, November 17, 2012 – Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel has continued his dominant run so far at the all-new Circuit of the Americas by sealing his 36th career pole position for what will be his 100th grand prix tomorrow. Having gone fastest in all the free practice sessions, Vettel used Pirelli’s P Zero White medium tyre – nominated along with the P Zero Silver hard compound for the inaugural grand prix in Texas this weekend – to set pole position thanks to a time of 1m35.657s.
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2012 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING


CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS, 17 NOVEMBER
Michael Schumacher qualified in sixth place today for the inaugural United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas. Team-mate Nico Rosberg had a more difficult afternoon with a different car set-up and will start from P17.
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FP3 and Qualifying at the United States Grand Prix


Circuit of Americas, Austin, Texas
Saturday, 17th of November 2012
Weather: Sunny – Air 21ºC, Track 33ºC
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United States GP – Qualifying – Saturday, 17.11.2012


Weather: sunny and dry, 11-21°C air, 14-32°C track,
The Sauber F1 Team’s qualifying performance in Austin, Texas, was clearly below expectations as both Sergio Pérez and Kamui Kobayashi had been quicker in the third free practice in the morning. The Mexican qualified 15th in front of a great crowd of fellow countrymen, while Kamui came 16th in the qualifying for the United States Grand Prix.
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United States Grand Prix FP3 & Qualifying


Weather
FP3: Dry, sunny, air temp 11° - 17°, track temp 14° - 23°
Quali: Dry, sunny, air temp 21°, track temp 31°
Fastest laps / positions:
FP3: PET 1.40.753, 20th / KOV 1.41.011, 21st
Q1: PET 1.40.809, 21st / KOV 1.41.166, 22nd
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17 November


Qualifying Session Classification


2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX - Austin
POS NAME ENTRANT Q1 LAPS PERCENTY Q2 LAPS Q3 LAPS

1 S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:36.558 8 100.000 1:35.796 6 1:35.657 6
2 L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:37.058 7 100.517 1:36.795 6 1:35.766 7
3 M. WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1:37.215 7 100.680 1:36.298 7 1:36.174 6
4 R. GROSJEAN Lotus F1 Team 1:37.486 12 100.961 1:36.906 9 1:36.587 7
5 K. RAIKKONEN Lotus F1 Team 1:38.051 11 101.546 1:37.404 9 1:36.708 6
6 M. SCHUMACHER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:37.927 7 101.417 1:37.102 8 1:36.794 7
7 F. MASSA Scuderia Ferrari 1:37.667 9 101.148 1:36.549 8 1:36.937 7
8 N. HULKENBERG Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:37.756 8 101.240 1:37.066 7 1:37.141 5
9 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari 1:37.968 9 101.460 1:37.123 8 1:37.300 7
10 P. MALDONADO Williams F1 Team 1:37.537 10 101.013 1:37.011 9 1:37.842 7
11 B. SENNA Williams F1 Team 1:37.520 11 100.996 1:37.604 9
12 J. BUTTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:37.565 7 101.042 1:37.616 5
13 P. DI RESTA Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:38.104 9 101.601 1:37.665 6
14 J. VERGNE Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:38.434 9 101.942 1:37.879 8
15 S. PEREZ Sauber F1 Team 1:38.500 10 102.011 1:38.206 6
16 K. KOBAYASHI Sauber F1 Team 1:38.418 9 101.926 1:38.437 6
17 N. ROSBERG Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:38.862 8 102.386 1:38.501 8
18 D. RICCIARDO Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:39.114 9 102.647
19 T. GLOCK Marussia F1 Team 1:40.056 12 103.622
20 C. PIC Marussia F1 Team 1:40.664 11 104.252
21 V. PETROV Caterham F1 Team 1:40.809 7 104.402
22 H. KOVALAINEN Caterham F1 Team 1:41.166 7 104.772
23 P. DE LA ROSA HRT F1 Team 1:42.011 12 105.647
24 N. KARTHIKEYAN HRT F1 Team 1:42.740 10 106.402
POLE POSITION LAP
S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:35.657 207.478 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:35.657 207.478 KPH

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Third Practice Session Classification


2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX - Austin

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:36.490 18 205.687
2 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:36.748 20 +0.258 205.139
3 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:37.001 21 +0.511 204.604
4 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:37.180 21 +0.690 204.227
5 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:37.247 24 +0.757 204.086
6 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:37.262 27 +0.772 204.055
7 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:37.298 18 +0.808 203.979
8 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:37.415 20 +0.925 203.734
9 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:37.495 20 +1.005 203.567
10 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:37.538 20 +1.048 203.477
11 B. SENNA BRA Williams F1 Team 1:37.569 21 +1.079 203.412
12 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:37.760 21 +1.270 203.015
13 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:37.765 26 +1.275 203.005
14 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:37.953 23 +1.463 202.615
15 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:38.547 23 +2.057 201.394
16 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:38.653 22 +2.163 201.177
17 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:38.753 11 +2.263 200.974
18 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:39.689 12 +3.199 199.087
19 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 1:40.407 23 +3.917 197.663
20 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 1:40.753 19 +4.263 196.984
21 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 1:41.011 19 +4.521 196.481
22 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:41.466 19 +4.976 195.600
23 P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 1:43.563 21 +7.073 191.639
24 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:44.043 23 +7.553 190.755

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United States Grand Prix: Friday Practice, Team Reaction


Here's what our drivers and Chief Engineer had to say after the first day of track action at the Circuit of the Americas...
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2012 United States Grand Prix, Free Practice Report


Sahara Force India enjoyed its first taste of the Circuit of the Americas today as Paul Di Resta and Nico Hulkenberg completed busy free practice programmes in preparation for Sunday’s race.
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United States GP - Friday lessons


A lot of work and many laps for the two F2012s on the first day of practice for the United States Grand Prix. On this fascinating Circuit of the Americas, on the outskirts of Austin, Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa completed almost seven hundred kilometres – 678.468 to be precise – with the Spaniard completing 353.024 over 64 laps and the Brazilian doing 325.444 or 59 laps. Neither car suffered any technical problems.
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Standing in the Corner – United States GP, Friday 16 November 2012


Kimi Räikkönen went eleventh fastest whilst Romain Grosjean set the thirteenth quickest time as teams throughout the paddock got to grips with the Circuit of the Americas in Austin Texas for the very first time. The team evaluated new rear drums and the latest exhaust evolution with both cars running reliably throughout the two 90 minute practice sessions.
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Extra Pirelli tyres help maximise track running time in Austin


Austin, November 16, 2012 ­– History was made today, as Pirelli returned to Formula One racing in the United States for the first time since 1990, when the Italian tyres were last seen at the United States Grand Prix in Phoenix, Arizona. The P Zero Silver hard tyres and P Zero White medium were used in free practice at Austin, as the teams got their very first chance to familiarise themselves with the brand-new circuit. In order to allow them to maximise their running, Pirelli brought an additional set of the hard compound tyres for today’s two free practice sessions only, enabling the drivers to complete more laps than they would usually on a Friday.
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United States Grand Prix Friday Practice, Drivers' Reaction


Here's what Sebastian and Mark had to say after their first day on track at the Circuit of the Americas...
Car 1, Sebastian Vettel: “It was slippery this morning and a bit like driving on ice. It wasn’t so easy, but we managed to get into a rhythm. We had a bit of a problem this afternoon and so couldn’t run as much as we wanted, but we got two good runs which is important for tomorrow and Sunday. I think there were a couple of surprises today in terms of pace, so we’ll see tomorrow. The track will constantly improve – it’s good that we are amongst the guys at the top, now we’ll try to improve the car to make sure we stay there.”
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Awesome!


The most overused word in the American dictionary is actually quite appropriate here at the Circuit of the Americas, because, at first sight, the massive hill rising up like a wall at the end of the pit straight leaves everyone awestruck. The rest of the circuit is equally entertaining and as our Monsieur Vergne said there was not one single corner which he felt was ordinary or uninspiring.
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The New 'Cool, TX'. Free Practice 1 & 2 for the United States Grand Prix


United States Grand Prix
Circuit of The Americas
16 November 2012
GLOCK FP1 P21 1:44.464 24 laps FP2 P20 1:42.652 33 laps
PIC FP1 P18 1:43.288 23 laps FP2 P22 1:43.538 38 laps
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Free Practice sessions at the United States Grand Prix


Circuit of Americas, Austin, Texas
Friday, 16th of November 2012
Weather: Sunny – Air 20ºC, Track 31ºC
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UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX PRACTICE


16 NOVEMBER 2012
Objectives
• Track familiarisation
• Tyre runs and set-up work
• Longer runs in FP2
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2012 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE


“The scale of achievement here is truly astonishing”
Circuit Of The Americas, Friday November 16

LEWIS HAMILTON
MP4-27A-04
FP1 1m38.543s (+1.418s) 28 laps 2nd
FP2 1m38.748s (+1.030s) 31 laps 4th
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2012 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE


CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS, 16 NOVEMBER
The Circuit of the Americas made its Formula One debut today with the first two practice sessions taking place at the 5.513 km purpose-built track in Austin, Texas.

· Michael and Nico completed a total of 119 laps, over 650 kms, of the circuit in the two ninety-minute sessions today
· The team's programme focused on acclimatisation to the new venue, along with tyre and set-up evaluations
· Ambient conditions were chilly in the morning session, with a lowest track temperature of 15°C
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United States GP – Practice – Friday, 16.11.2012


Weather: sunny and dry,12 -21°C air, 15-31° track
COTA, the brand new Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, offers everything a race driver could ask for. For the Sauber F1 Team on the rollercoaster track both free practice sessions on Friday went okay. The new tarmac allows for lap times to improve minute by minute, despite the fact the combination of hard tyres and low track temperatures keep the general grip level low. In the afternoon the team began with proper set up work for the United States Grand Prix, the penultimate round of the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship. Neither Kamui Kobayashi nor Sergio Pérez are really happy with their cars yet, but are positive they will find solutions to improve them.
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United States Grand Prix FP1 & FP2


Weather
FP1: Dry, sunny, air temp 13° - 15°, track temp 14° - 21°
FP2: Dry, sunny, air temp 20°, track temp 30°

Fastest laps / positions:
FP1: KOV 1.43.443, 19th / PET 1.43.522, 20th
FP2: KOV 1.42.476, 19th / PET 1.42.846, 21st
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Second Practice Session Classification


2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX - Austin

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH

1 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:37.718 17 203.102
2 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:38.475 36 +0.757 201.541
3 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:38.483 35 +0.765 201.525
4 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:38.748 31 +1.030 200.984
5 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:38.786 32 +1.068 200.907
6 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:39.029 33 +1.311 200.414
7 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:39.448 32 +1.730 199.569
8 B. SENNA BRA Williams F1 Team 1:39.531 38 +1.813 199.403
9 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:39.653 36 +1.935 199.159
10 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:40.115 30 +2.397 198.240
11 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:40.166 32 +2.448 198.139
12 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:40.230 35 +2.512 198.012
13 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:40.286 32 +2.568 197.902
14 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:40.326 35 +2.608 197.823
15 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:40.435 30 +2.717 197.608
16 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:40.516 32 +2.798 197.449
17 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:40.700 34 +2.982 197.088
18 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:41.430 35 +3.712 195.669
19 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 1:42.476 38 +4.758 193.672
20 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 1:42.652 33 +4.934 193.340
21 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 1:42.846 38 +5.128 192.975
22 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:43.538 38 +5.820 191.686
23 P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 1:44.453 16 +6.735 190.006
24 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:45.114 20 +7.396 188.812

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First Practice Session Classification


2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX - Austin

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:38.125 30 202.260
2 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:39.543 28 +1.418 199.379
3 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:40.337 29 +2.212 197.801
4 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:40.528 29 +2.403 197.425
5 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:40.650 30 +2.525 197.186
6 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:40.966 26 +2.841 196.569
7 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:41.023 29 +2.898 196.458
8 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:41.036 28 +2.911 196.432
9 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:41.159 32 +3.034 196.194
10 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:41.473 29 +3.348 195.587
11 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:41.783 29 +3.658 194.991
12 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:41.825 28 +3.700 194.910
13 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:41.833 29 +3.708 194.895
14 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:41.880 23 +3.755 194.805
15 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:41.998 27 +3.873 194.580
16 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:42.539 30 +4.414 193.553
17 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:42.588 25 +4.463 193.461
18 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:43.288 23 +5.163 192.150
19 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 1:43.443 28 +5.318 191.862
20 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 1:43.522 23 +5.397 191.715
21 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 1:44.464 24 +6.339 189.986
22 B. SENNA BRA Williams F1 Team 1:44.548 29 +6.423 189.834
23 P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 1:46.917 13 +8.792 185.628
24 23 Q. MA CHN HRT F1 Team 1:48.559 19 +10.434 182.820

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14 November


Preview to the USA Grand Prix


The FIA Formula One World Championship returns to the USA for the first time since 2007 this weekend with the inaugural Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas. The 5.516km track is set in the Texan countryside outside Austin and features corner profiles similar to the most challenging complexes ever seen on the calendar, including the Suzuka Esses and Turn 8 from Istanbul. There are also several gradient changes over a lap, particularly in sector one, which features a blind apex that will really push the drivers.
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12 November


McLaren set to power Formula E racing


WOKING, SURREY, UK – 12th November 2012 - McLaren Electronic Systems Limited today announced that it will provide the electric engine, transmission and electronics for cars that will participate in the FIA’s exciting new Formula E race series.
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United States Grand PrixView


Heikki Kovalainen, car 20, chassis CT01-#03: “COTA looks like a great circuit. I’ve spent a day in the simulator preparing for it so I know how it flows and they’ve taken the same approach as we saw in India, adding in up and downhill sections with some really quick corners and a couple of heavy braking zones where it should be possible to pass other cars.
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2012 United States Grand Prix Preview


Sahara Force India looks forward to the United States Grand Prix. Watch Nico Hulkenberg drive the Circuit of the Americas:

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The United States Grand Prix from a tyre point of view:


Austin, 16-18 November 2012
A BRAND NEW CIRCUIT FOR PIRELLI AND THE FORMULA ONE TEAMS
Milan, November 12, 2012 – The Formula One teams and Pirelli take a step into the unknown this weekend with the inaugural United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas: a newly-built track that has never been raced on before.
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UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


Friday 16 – Sunday 18 November, 2012
Austin, America
Round: 19 of 20
Mark Gillan, Chief Operations Engineer: On the back of a good result in Abu Dhabi the whole team is really looking forward to the last two races of the season. We will be pushing hard right to the end with further updates in order to try to secure seventh position in the constructors championship. As this is a new track, with no historic database of information to call upon, it places even more importance on one’s circuit simulation tools and simulator to ensure that we’re fully prepared in terms of both car set-up and proposed run programme. Pirelli bring their hard and medium tyres and as normal for any new track one will need to be careful on analysing the track versus the tyre evolution when making strategy predictions.
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United States Grand Prix Preview


Madrid, Monday the 12th of November 2012
The Formula 1 World Championship leaves Asia after five consecutive races in the Orient and it does so to return to the United States for the first time in five years. The city of Austin in Texas will host the United States Grand Prix for the first time from the 16th to the 18th of November at the brand new Circuit of The Americas. The first ever Formula 1 United States Grand Prix took place in 1959 at the Sebring International Raceway in Florida with Bruce McLaren of Australia taking the win. This will be the 33rd edition and the sixth different circuit to stage the race. Therefore, Pedro de la Rosa and Narain Karthikeyan arrive in uncharted territory, like the rest of the drivers and teams, meaning that adapting as soon as possible will be vital, something that they have successfully done on numerous occasions this season.
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10 November


2012 United States GP Preview


Kimi Räikkönen: “We did it!”
With win No.19 tucked away in Abu Dhabi our very own comeback King looks ahead to another new event in a country he knows and loves
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09 November


Austin-tatious. What we're saying about the 2012 United States Grand Prix


Circuit of The Americas, Austin, Texas
16-18 November 2012
All you need to know >>> Race date 18 November…Laps 56…Circuit length 5.516 km...Race distance 308.896 km...20 corners, 11 left-handers, 9 right…Promises to be a real gem of a circuit…Run in an anticlockwise direction in common with Singapore, Korea, Abu Dhabi and Brazil…The steep, uphill run into the hairpin Turn One is set to become one of the stand-out features of the track…Team simulations show Turns Three to Six to be reminiscent of Suzuka…There is a familiar stadium feel to Turns 12-15…Turns 16-18 reflect the much-loved multi-apex Turn 8 in Turkey…The challenge for Pirelli - their most complex track of the year as the asphalt has never been raced on before…Tyre nomination Pirelli PZero Silver Hard and White Medium… Last time F1 raced in the US - 2007. How good does it feel to be back? - Awesome!
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2012 United States Grand Prix preview


Circuit Of The Americas facts & stats
Formula 1 returns to the United States next weekend for the first time since 2007. The race takes place on the purpose-built Circuit Of The Americas, just outside Austin, Texas, and simulations of the layout at the McLaren Technology Centre suggest it’s going to pose an interesting technical challenge to teams and drivers.
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Preview – United States Grand Prix


19th of 20 Rounds of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 16.-18.11.2012
Hinwil, 9th November 2012 – For the penultimate round of the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship the teams and drivers will enter unknown territory. After an absence of four years, Formula One returns to the United States to race on a brand new circuit in Austin, Texas, on 18th November. The unknown factors of the Circuit of the Americas not only add extra excitement to the title battle, but also to the Sauber F1 Team’s fight to close the gap of 12 points to fifth place in the Constructors’ World Championship. Sergio Pérez regards the venue as his home Grand Prix and is looking forward to seeing a crowd of Mexicans there. Kamui Kobayashi is also curious to discover the new track as well as the State of Texas.
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2012 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX - PREVIEW


CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS
16-18 NOVEMBER
Formula One returns to the United States of America next week with the penultimate round of the 2012 Formula One World Championship to be held at the purpose-built Circuit of the Americas on Sunday 18 November.
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08 November


Young and On Fire – Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test; Day Three


Thursday 8th November 2012, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
The final day of the Young Driver Test in Abu Dhabi saw reigning GP2 Series champion Davide Valsecchi top the time sheets in the race winning E20. Davide completed a total of 86 laps, running a comprehensive testing programme and showcasing his talent by quickly getting up to speed with the car and team.
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ABU DHABI YOUNG DRIVER TEST - DAY THREE


The final day of the Young Driver Test in Abu Dhabi saw Robin Frijns take over from Red Bull Junior driver António Félix da Costa at the wheel of the RB8.
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ABU DHABI YOUNG DRIVER TEST - DAY 3


Today was the last of a three day Young Driver Test and effectively brought to a close the busiest three week stint on the F1 calendar, with two Grands Prix in India and Abu Dhabi, followed by this test. Today is also the final day of F1 testing in 2012.
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FR3.5 Series drivers find their feet in F1


08/11/2012
MOTORSPORT - F1 2012 -  ABU DHABI TESTS - YAS MARINA  -  6/11/2012 - PHOTO : DPPI - ROBIN FRIJNS (NLD) RED BULL RACING RB8 TEST DRIVER
Three separate Formula One testing events for young drivers were organised this year, including a session for some teams at Silverstone in July, then at Magny-Cours in September with the final session having just taken place at Abu Dhabi. Six drivers from the Formula Renault 3.5 Series made the most of these days to showcase their talents in Formula One, proving once again that the premier class in the World Series by Renault is the perfect feeding ground for the pinnacle of motorsport.
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TEST REPORT: Abu Dhabi – day three


Date Thursday November 8 2012
Drivers Oliver Turvey (am)/Kevin Magnussen (pm)
Location Yas Marina Circuit
Track length 5.554km
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Young Driver Days in Abu Dhabi – Day 3


Abu Dhabi, 8th November 2012 – The Sauber F1 Team had a very productive Young Driver test in Abu Dhabi. Esteban Gutiérrez added another 80 laps to the tally on Thursday, which was his second and final day of testing in Abu Dhabi. Overall the Sauber F1 Team covered 252 laps at the Yas Marina Circuit with Robin Frijns contributing 78 laps on the first day.
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Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test - Day Three


Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi - 8th November 2012
Driver: Alexander Rossi
Chassis: CT01-#02
Fastest lap: 1.46.485 (lap 75)
Total laps: 86
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07 November


ABU DHABI YOUNG DRIVER TEST – DAY TWO


For the second day of Formula One’s Young Driver Test in Abu Dhabi, Red Bull Junior driver António Félix da Costa returned to the cockpit of the RB8 for his final outing at the Yas Marina Circuit.
And with a point to prove, the young Portuguese driver set the day’s fastest lap, clocking a time of 1:42.679.
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ABU DHABI YOUNG DRIVER TEST - DAY 2


Venezuelan Johnny Cecotto Jr. was behind the wheel of the STR7 on the second day of the Young Driver Test. The car ran trouble free all day completing a total of 76 laps.
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International Bright Young Thing – Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test; Day Two


Wednesday 7th November 2012, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
A successful second day at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi showcased the talents of Edoardo Mortara as he took the wheel of the E20 for the very first time.
Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Day 2, Wednesday 7th November 2012 Edoardo Mortara, Lotus E20 Renault. World Copyright: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic
This was a first Formula 1 experience for the young French / Italian driver, who is currently competing in the DTM series. Despite this he finished the day third fastest, setting his quickest time at the last possible moment on his final lap.
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TEST REPORT: Abu Dhabi – day two


Date Wednesday November 7 2012
Drivers Gary Paffett (am)/Oliver Turvey (pm)
Location Yas Marina Circuit
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Young Driver Days in Abu Dhabi – Day 2


Abu Dhabi, 7th November 2012 – Despite only being 22 years old, Esteban Gutiérrez is pretty familiar with the Sauber F1 Team, the Yas Marina Circuit and, most importantly, to a certain extent the Sauber C31-Ferrari. He had his first Formula One test back in 2009 in Jerez with Sauber and since then has taken part in the 2010 and 2011 Young Driver Days. In his role as test and reserve driver he recently stepped in for Sergio Pérez during the first free practice session at this year’s Indian Grand Prix.
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Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test - Day Two


Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi - 7th November 2012
Driver: Giedo van der Garde
Chassis: CT01-#02
Fastest lap: 1.45.106 (lap 66)
Total laps: 72
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06 November


ABU DHABI YOUNG DRIVER TEST – DAY ONE


With just a short respite after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, we were back at the Yas Marina Circuit today for the 2012 Young Driver Test.
Red Bull Junior driver António Félix da Costa was at the wheel of the RB8 for the first day of the three-day test.
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ABU DHABI YOUNG DRIVER TEST - DAY 1


Along with five other teams, Scuderia Toro Rosso has stayed on in Abu Dhabi for the Young Driver Test. Today, Luiz Razia was at the wheel of the STR7, chassis No. 3, last raced in the Italian Grand Prix, back in September.
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Youth of the Nation - Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test; Day One


Tuesday 6th November 2012, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Day1, Tuesday 6th November 2012 Nicolas Prost, Lotus E20 Renault. World Copyright: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic
A successful first day’s running at the Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test saw French driver Nicolas Prost step into the race winning E20. Nicolas completed a full engineering and aerodynamic programme during a trouble-free day, gaining valuable data for the team in the process.
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TEST REPORT: Abu Dhabi – day one


Tuesday November 6 2012
Drivers Kevin Magnussen (am)/Gary Paffett (pm)
Location Yas Marina Circuit
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Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test - Day One


Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi - 6th November 2012
Driver: Giedo van der Garde
Chassis: CT01-#02
Fastest lap: 1.45. 936 (lap 56)
Total laps: 57
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ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX REVIEW


06 November 2012
The Williams F1 Team finished fifth (Pastor) and eighth (Bruno) in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - the team's biggest points haul in the last few races – but it still came away from Yas Marina knowing there could have been more. Chief Operations Engineer Mark Gillan reflects on what was an exciting weekend of racing.
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Young Driver Days in Abu Dhabi – Day 1

Abu Dhabi, 6th November 2012 – Tuesday in Abu Dhabi saw 21-year old Robin Frijns get his first taste of driving a Formula One car on a proper race track. Before that the young Dutchman had only experienced a demo run. The newly crowned 2012 Formula Renault 3.5 World Series champion covered 78 laps at the Yas Marina Circuit, which is almost one and half times last Sunday’s race distance.
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05 November


Q&A with Kimi Räikkönen, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Winner


On taking his 19th Formula 1 Grand Prix victory – and 48th win for an Enstone team – Kimi Räikkönen answers the questions following today’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
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04 November


Ice Ice Baby! – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Sunday 4 November


Kimi Räikkönen has taken his 19th Grand Prix victory – the 48th win for an Enstone team – with a glorious day-to-night victory in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Kimi made an excellent start to take second place at the start from fourth on the grid, then capitalised when Lewis Hamilton’s McLaren retired. Romain Grosjean did not finish the race after being involved in an incident for which Sergio Perez was deemed responsible.
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Abu Dhabi GP - A second place to gain three points


Scuderia Ferrari has a further twenty four points to its name after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, thanks to a second place for Fernando Alonso and a seventh for Felipe Massa. This is Fernando’s eleventh podium finish of the season, the twelfth for the team. The Spaniard has reduced the gap to the series leader to ten points, while with his eighth consecutive points finish, his twelfth of the season, Felipe has moved up to seventh. Ferrari now has a 22 point advantage over the third placed team in the Constructors’ classification, 82 points off the leaders.
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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Team Reaction


Sebastian, Mark, Cyril and Christian look back on today's track action here in Abu Dhabi.
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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Team Reaction


Our drivers and Team Principal give their verdict on today’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
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Light Fantastic. 2012 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - The Race


Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Yas Marina Circuit
4 November 2012
In a generally spectacular Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit today, the Marussia F1 Team’s Timo Glock achieved 14th position after an incredible drive from P21 on the grid.
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Lotus F1 Team achieves first win of the season in Abu Dhabi Grand Prix


The Renault RS27 V8 engine powered Lotus F1 Team’s E20 to its first victory of the season in today’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Kimi Raikkonen took the first win for the Enstone-Viry chassis-engine package in its current incarnation after a season that has so far yielded eight podium positions. Kimi drove a measured race to secure his first win since the 2009 Belgian Grand Prix, 0.8secs over Fernando Alonso.
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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2012


Weather
Race: dry, air temp 29° / track temp 33° (start), 29° / 30° (lap 27), 29° / 28° (lap 55)
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Raikkonen stops just once to seal his first victory with Pirelli


Abu Dhabi, November 4, 2012 – Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen has sealed the first victory of his Formula One comeback with Pirelli: the 19th of his career. The Finn used a one-stop strategy, stopping on lap 31 to move from the P Zero Yellow soft to the P Zero White medium tyres. Raikkonen, who started fourth on the grid, took the lead following the retirement of McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton on lap 19, and did not relinquish it until the finish. Second place for Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso – who used an identical strategy to Raikkonen, stopping three laps earlier – meant that the Spaniard reduced his gap to the lead of the drivers’ championship to 10 points with two races to go, pushing the Lotus driver all the way to the chequered flag.
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ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX RACE


04 NOVEMBER 2012
Race Notes
• It was a double points finish for the Williams F1 Team today with Pastor Maldonado fifth and Bruno Senna eighth after what was an exciting Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
• After starting in P3 on the grid on soft tyres, Pastor was hampered by losing KERS in the early stages but fought well to claim fifth on a one-stop strategy.
• Bruno made a great start on the hard tyres but was caught up in a first corner incident dropping him back.
• The team collected 14 important championship points after solid drives from both drivers, giving the team a great momentum going into the final races of the season.
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2012 ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX - RACE


YAS MARINA CIRCUIT, 4 NOVEMBER
A dramatic Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit this evening saw Michael Schumacher finish just outside the points in 11th place whilst Nico Rosberg retired following a collision.
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Abu Dhabi GP – Race – Sunday, 04.11.2012


Weather: dry, 30-29°C air, 34-30° track
In an action packed Abu Dhabi Grand Prix the Sauber F1 Team scored eight championship points, which has now reduced the gap to fifth place in the Constructors’ World Championship to 12 points with two more races to go. Kamui Kobayashi drove a very strong race at the spectacular twilight event on the desert circuit and finished sixth, having started from 15th on the grid. Sergio Pérez had also been on track to score points, but lost out in a battle for fifth on lap 38. After an extra pit stop for repairs and a ten second stop and go penalty he finished the race 15th, after starting from 11th.
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2012 ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX


Yas Marina Circuit, Sunday November 4
“Two big races remaining to get back to the front”

JENSON BUTTON
MP4-27A-01
Started 5th
Finished 4th
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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix


Yas Marina Circuit
Sunday, 4th of November 2012
Weather: Clear skies – Air 30ºC, Track 35ºC
Race: 55 laps – Track distance: 5.554 km
Pedro de la Rosa F112-02 #2216th
Narain KarthikeyanF112-01 #23DNF
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2012 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Race Report


Paul Di Resta scored two points with ninth place in today’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, but there was disappointment on the other side of the garage as teammate Nico Hulkenberg retired from the race following a first corner crash.
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Race Classification


after 55 Laps - 305.355 Kms
2012 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX - Yas Marina

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH
1 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 55 1:45:58.667 172.878
2 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 55 1:45:59.519 +0.852 172.855
3 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 55 1:46:02.830 +4.163 172.765
4 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 55 1:46:06.454 +7.787 172.667
5 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 55 1:46:11.674 +13.007 172.525
6 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 55 1:46:18.743 +20.076 172.334
7 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 55 1:46:21.563 +22.896 172.258
8 B. SENNA BRA Williams F1 Team 55 1:46:22.209 +23.542 172.240
9 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 55 1:46:22.827 +24.160 172.224
10 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 55 1:46:26.130 +27.463 172.135
11 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 55 1:46:26.742 +28.075 172.118
12 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 55 1:46:33.573 +34.906 171.934
13 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 55 1:46:46.431 +47.764 171.589
14 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 55 1:46:55.140 +56.473 171.356
15 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 55 1:46:55.435 +56.768 171.348
16 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 55 1:47:03.262 +64.595 171.140
17 P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 55 1:47:10.445 +71.778 170.948

NOT CLASSIFIED
C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 41 1:21:09.038 DNF 168.278
R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 37 1:11:58.863 DNF 171.197
M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 37 1:12:00.592 DNF 171.129
L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 19 39:01.275 DNF 162.082
N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 7 13:25.885 DNF 173.159
N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 7 13:27.959 DNF 172.715
N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 0 DNF
FASTEST LAP
S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:43.964 on lap 54 192.320

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2012 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Starting Tyre Line-up


At the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix the drivers started on these tyres:
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03 November


Desert 'Storm'. Free Practice 3 & Qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix


Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Yas Marina Circuit
3 November 2012
PIC Q1 P20 1:45.089 10 laps
GLOCK Q1 P22 1:45.426 9 laps
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2012 ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING


Yas Marina Circuit, Saturday November 3
“Our car works incredibly well around here!”
LEWIS HAMILTON
MP4-27A-02
FP3
1st 1m42.130s 18 laps
Qualifying
Q1 1st 1m41.497s (on Primes)
Q2 1st 1m40.901s (on Options)
Q3 1st overall 1m40.630s (on Options)
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Abu Dhabi GP - A disappointing qualifying in the Abu Dhabi night


One car seventh and another ninth: definitely not a result that matches Scuderia Ferrari’s expectations in qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. After a relatively positive start to the session – Q1 was dealt with using just the Prime tyre and Q2, at least in Alonso’s case, using just one set of Options – in Q3, the F2012 was not competitive enough, not just when compared to our usual rivals, but also when up against other cars that in recent races had been inferior to us in terms of performance.
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One stop could become the winning strategy in Abu Dhabi


Abu Dhabi, November 3, 2012 – McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton has ended Red Bull’s recent run of three one-two qualifying results, thanks to a pole position lap of 1m40.630s in Abu Dhabi using the P Zero Yellow soft. The soft tyre, making its final appearance of the year this weekend, has been nominated together with the P Zero White medium tyre for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Hamilton was three-tenths of a second ahead of Red Bull driver Mark Webber in final qualifying: historically the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix has only ever been won from the front row of the grid.
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Give Me Just A Little More Time – Abu Dhabi GP, Saturday 3 November


A tightly fought qualifying session at the Yas Marina Circuit saw Kimi Räikkönen net a fine fifth position on the grid whilst Romain Grosjean took tenth for tomorrow’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Qualifying: Team Reaction


Technical Director James Key and our drivers give their reaction to today's track action here in Abu Dhabi:
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ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING


03 NOVEMBER 2012
Qualifying Notes
• Pastor Maldonado qualified fourth and Bruno Senna 15th for tomorrow’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
• Pastor improved throughout the session to put together a great final lap in Q3 of 1: 41.226.
• Bruno had a difficult session with car problems in Q1 and hindered by traffic to finish Q2 in 15th.
• With continued strong long run pace, the team is confident of pushing for two good points finishes tomorrow.
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2012 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Qualifying Report


Nico Hulkenberg and Paul Di Resta will start tomorrow’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from 11th and 13th places respectively following today’s qualifying session at Yas Marina.
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2012 ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING


YAS MARINA CIRCUIT, 3 NOVEMBER
Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher qualified in eighth and 14th places this evening at the Yas Marina Circuit.
· Both drivers completed two runs in Q1 (prime/option tyres) and Q2 (option/option tyres)
· Nico completed just one run on option tyres in Q3 to finish in eighth place
· A small mistake from Michael in Q2 prevented him from qualifying higher than 14th place today
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Free Practice 3 & Qualifying at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix


Yas Marina Circuit
Saturday, 3rd of November 2012
Weather: Clear skies – Air 32ºC, Track 45ºC
14.00-15.00 FORMULA 1 PRACTICE SESSION 3
Pedro de la Rosa F112-02 #22 23rd (20 laps) 1:46.554
Narain Karthikeyan F112-01 #23 24th (22 laps) 1:47.032
17.00-18.00 FORMULA 1 QUALIFYING SESSION
Pedro de la Rosa F112-02 #22 23rd (8 laps) 1:45.766
Narain Karthikeyan F112-01 #23 24th (9 laps) 1:46.382
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Abu Dhabi GP – Qualifying – Saturday, 03.11.2012


Weather: dry, 32-29°C air, 42-29°C track,
The Sauber F1 Team was hoping for a little bit more out of Qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, but neither driver made it into the Top Ten Qualifying. Sergio Pérez qualified 12th, while Kamui Kobayashi was 16th.
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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix FP3 & Qualifying


Weather
FP3: dry, sunny, air temp 32° - 31°, track temp 44° - 41°
Quali: sunset, air temp 29°, track temp 32°
Fastest laps / positions:
FP3: KOV 1.45.301, 19th / PET 1.46.261, 22nd
Q1: KOV 1.44.956, 19th / PET 1.45.151, 21st
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Qualifying Session Classification


2012 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX - Yas Marina

POS NAME ENTRANT Q1 LAPS PERCENT Q2 LAPS Q3 LAPS
1 L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:41.497 5 100.000 1:40.901 5 1:40.630 5
2 M. WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1:41.933 6 100.429 1:41.277 5 1:40.978 6
3 S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:42.160 6 100.653 1:41.511 4 1:41.073 6
4 P. MALDONADO Williams F1 Team 1:41.981 10 100.476 1:41.907 8 1:41.226 4
5 K. RAIKKONEN Lotus F1 Team 1:42.222 8 100.714 1:41.532 6 1:41.260 6
6 J. BUTTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:42.342 7 100.832 1:41.873 7 1:41.290 6
7 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari 1:41.939 7 100.435 1:41.514 4 1:41.582 6
8 N. ROSBERG Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:41.926 8 100.422 1:41.698 6 1:41.603 3
9 F. MASSA Scuderia Ferrari 1:41.974 7 100.469 1:41.846 6 1:41.723 4
10 R. GROSJEAN Lotus F1 Team 1:42.046 11 100.540 1:41.620 7 1:41.778 6
11 N. HULKENBERG Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:42.579 10 101.066 1:42.019 6
12 S. PEREZ Sauber F1 Team 1:42.624 9 101.110 1:42.084 8
13 P. DI RESTA Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:42.572 9 101.059 1:42.218 7
14 M. SCHUMACHER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:42.735 8 101.219 1:42.289 6
15 B. SENNA Williams F1 Team 1:43.298 10 101.774 1:42.330 8
16 K. KOBAYASHI Sauber F1 Team 1:43.582 10 102.054 1:42.606 7
17 D. RICCIARDO Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:43.280 8 101.756 1:42.765 6
18 J. VERGNE Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:44.058 9 102.523
19 H. KOVALAINEN Caterham F1 Team 1:44.956 11 103.407
20 C. PIC Marussia F1 Team 1:45.089 10 103.539
21 V. PETROV Caterham F1 Team 1:45.151 11 103.600
22 T. GLOCK Marussia F1 Team 1:45.426 9 103.871
23 P. DE LA ROSA HRT F1 Team 1:45.766 8 104.206
24 N. KARTHIKEYAN HRT F1 Team 1:46.382 9 104.812
POLE POSITION LAP
L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:40.630 198.692 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:40.630 198.692 KPH

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Third Practice Session Classification


2012 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX - Yas Marina

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:42.130 18 195.774
2 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:42.420 17 +0.290 195.219
3 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:42.614 7 +0.484 194.850
4 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:42.743 18 +0.613 194.605
5 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:42.750 19 +0.620 194.592
6 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:43.015 18 +0.885 194.092
7 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:43.064 19 +0.934 193.999
8 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:43.133 15 +1.003 193.870
9 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:43.184 22 +1.054 193.774
10 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:43.338 19 +1.208 193.485
11 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:43.480 17 +1.350 193.219
12 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:43.571 20 +1.441 193.050
13 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:43.593 20 +1.463 193.009
14 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:43.635 19 +1.505 192.930
15 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:44.010 22 +1.880 192.235
16 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:44.025 18 +1.895 192.207
17 B. SENNA BRA Williams F1 Team 1:44.071 19 +1.941 192.122
18 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:44.149 19 +2.019 191.978
19 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 1:45.301 22 +3.171 189.878
20 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 1:45.879 19 +3.749 188.841
21 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:46.036 19 +3.906 188.562
22 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 1:46.261 22 +4.131 188.163
23 P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 1:46.554 20 +4.424 187.645
24 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:47.032 22 +4.902 186.807

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02 November


Season Ticket


Seventeenth and eighteenth on the Friday “grid:” it seems that Daniel and Jean-Eric have been given the official F1 season ticket for these places. Not exactly inspiring, but no cause for alarm, as we have nearly always managed to improve the car throughout the weekend, eventually challenging for points on Sunday.
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Abu Dhabi GP - 600 kilometres for Scuderia Ferrari in Abu Dhabi


Another busy Friday workload for Scuderia Ferrari, with a little over 600 kilometres covered by the F2012s of Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa. As usual, the two drivers worked on evaluating various aerodynamic configurations and studying the behaviour of the Pirelli tyres, running different fuel loads. The Maranello cars ran troublefree throughout.
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Hot Stuff – Abu Dhabi GP, Friday 2 November 2012


Romain Grosjean went fifth fastest and Kimi Räikkönen set the sixth quickest time – with just 0.032secs separating them – at the end of Friday’s two practice sessions at the Yas Marina Circuit this afternoon. The team evaluated new chassis wings and an exhaust update. Both cars ran reliably throughout the two 90 minute practice sessions.
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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Friday Practice, Drivers' Reaction


Here's what Sebastian and Mark had to say after the first day of track action at the Yas Marina Circuit...
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Twilight Teaser. Free Practice 1 & 2 for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix


Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Yas Marina Circuit
2 November 2012

The Marussia F1 Team’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend got off to a positive start today as the team commenced preparations for the only day-into-night ‘twilight’ race on the calendar. FP1 also marked the occasion of Max Chilton’s first taste of race weekend running. The team’s 21 year old Reserve Driver was elevated to the seat of car number #25 for the FP1 session, to provide him with the opportunity to demonstrate his potential and to ensure his preparedness for his reserve role in the remaining three races.
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Half a second separates medium and soft Pirelli tyres in Abu Dhabi


Abu Dhabi, November 2, 2012 ­– The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, at the spectacular Yas Marina circuit, is unique because it starts in the late afternoon and finishes at dusk. This puts a new complexion on the tyre evaluation work that is carried out during free practice on Friday, with a different pattern of ambient and track temperature evolution – and therefore tyre behaviour – than usual. Normally temperatures rise during each session, but in Abu Dhabi (as well as at the night race in Singapore) they drop.
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2012 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Free Practice Report


All three Sahara Force India drivers were in action today during free practice at Yas Marina ahead of this weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
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ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX PRACTICE


02 NOVEMBER 2012
Objectives
• Front wing aero evaluations
• Tyre runs and set-up work
• Longer runs in FP2
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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix FP1 & FP2


Weather
FP1: Dry, sunny, air temp 32° - 33°, track temp 45° - 44°
FP2: Dry, evening, air temp 30° - 29°, track temp 32° - 29°
Fastest laps / positions:
FP1: KOV 1.47.418, 19th / VDG n/a, 24th
FP2: PET 1.45.245, 19th / KOV 1.45.782, 20th
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2012 ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE


“A promising foundation”
Yas Marina Circuit, Friday November 2
LEWIS HAMILTON
MP4-27A-02
FP1 1m43.285s 21 laps 1st
FP2 1m41.919s (+0.168s) 34 laps 2nd
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Free Practice sessions at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix


Yas Marina Circuit
Friday, 2nd of November 2012
Weather: Sunny – Air 34ºC, Track 46ºC
13.00-14.30 FORMULA 1 PRACTICE SESSION 1
Pedro de la Rosa F112-02 #22 21st (22 laps) 1:48.354
Ma Qing Hua F112-01 #23 23rd (20 laps) 1:50.487
17.00-18.30 FORMULA 1 PRACTICE SESSION 2
Pedro de la Rosa F112-02 #22 23rd (26 laps) 1:46.707
Narain Karthikeyan F112-01 #23 24th (35 laps) 1:47.406
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Second Practice Session Classification


2012 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX - Yas Marina

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:41.751 34 196.503
2 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:41.919 34 +0.168 196.179
3 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:42.412 36 +0.661 195.234
4 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:42.466 21 +0.715 195.132
5 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:42.500 34 +0.749 195.067
6 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:42.532 28 +0.781 195.006
7 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:42.587 31 +0.836 194.901
8 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:42.823 33 +1.072 194.454
9 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:42.998 37 +1.247 194.124
10 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:43.106 36 +1.355 193.920
11 B. SENNA BRA Williams F1 Team 1:43.191 34 +1.440 193.761
12 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:43.200 36 +1.449 193.744
13 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:43.255 34 +1.504 193.640
14 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:43.267 32 +1.516 193.618
15 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:43.578 34 +1.827 193.037
16 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:43.689 32 +1.938 192.830
17 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:44.260 27 +2.509 191.774
18 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:45.005 19 +3.254 190.413
19 V. PETROV RUS Caterham F1 Team 1:45.245 36 +3.494 189.979
20 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 1:45.782 33 +4.031 189.015
21 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 1:46.589 36 +4.838 187.584
22 C. PIC FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:46.671 32 +4.920 187.439
23 P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 1:46.707 26 +4.956 187.376
24 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:47.406 35 +5.655 186.157

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2012 ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE


YAS MARINA CIRCUIT, 2 NOVEMBER
Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg completed the opening practice sessions today for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
· The first practice session took place in sunny conditions with the light fading to darkness during the second session
· Michael and Nico completed 55 laps each of the 5.554 km Yas Marina Circuit
· The team focused on set-up and tyre evaluations, along with work specifically targeted towards the 2013 season
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Abu Dhabi GP – Practice – Friday, 02.11.2012


Weather: dry, 25-33°C air, 29-46° track
Friday at the Yas Marina Circuit ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix proved to be positive for the Sauber F1 Team, with the feeling things were better than at the same point in the most recent races. Neither Kamui Kobayashi nor Sergio Pérez had any major problems, although at the end of Free Practice 2 the Mexican driver was happier with the balance of his Sauber C31-Ferrari than the Japanese was with his.
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First Practice Session Classification


2012 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX - Yas Marina

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:43.285 21 193.584
2 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:43.618 19 +0.333 192.962
3 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:44.050 23 +0.765 192.161
4 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:44.366 21 +1.081 191.579
5 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:44.542 22 +1.257 191.257
6 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:44.694 23 +1.409 190.979
7 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:45.115 26 +1.830 190.214
8 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:45.194 19 +1.909 190.071
9 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams F1 Team 1:45.347 25 +2.062 189.795
10 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:45.422 15 +2.137 189.660
11 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:45.567 24 +2.282 189.400
12 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:45.587 20 +2.302 189.364
13 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:45.722 20 +2.437 189.122
14 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:45.743 20 +2.458 189.084
15 J. BIANCHI FRA Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:45.769 22 +2.484 189.038
16 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:45.811 22 +2.526 188.963
17 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:46.649 24 +3.364 187.478
18 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:46.708 26 +3.423 187.374
19 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 1:47.418 23 +4.133 186.136
20 T. GLOCK GER Marussia F1 Team 1:47.891 21 +4.606 185.320
21 P. DE LA ROSA ESP HRT F1 Team 1:48.354 22 +5.069 184.528
22 M. CHILTON GBR Marussia F1 Team 1:48.887 22 +5.602 183.625
23 Q. MA CHN HRT F1 Team 1:50.487 20 +7.202 180.966
24 G. VAN DER GARDE NED Caterham F1 Team 3

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01 November


2012 Abu Dhabi GP Preview


Kimi Räikkönen: "I’m sure it should be a more interesting race for me this time round!”
He’s just re-signed his contract with the team for 2013, and our Iceman gives us his thoughts on a frustrating race in India, how he will tackle the bright lights of Abu Dhabi, and just how he feels about his successful return to Formula One.
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Desert Island. Preview to the 2012 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix


Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi
2-4 November 2012
All you need to know >>> Race date 4 November…Laps 55…Circuit length 5.554 km...Race distance 305.355 km...21 corners, 12 left-handers, 9 right...Lap record 1:40.279 (S. Vettel - 2009)…First race 2009, also first F1 twilight race with powerful lighting ensuring seamless transition from day to night…One of two ‘Jewel in the Crown’ races on the calendar thanks to its majestic blend of super-circuit, waterfront setting and luxury experiences aplenty…One of the most striking features - the magnificent ‘light-show’ that is the Yas Viceroy Hotel, with a connecting bridge which runs over the track…Circuit hallmarks - one of the few anti-clockwise tracks on the calendar…boasts top speeds of 320 km/h and average speeds of 195 km/h…aside from the impressive waterside marina area, there are high-speed sections (including one of the longest straights on the calendar), tight corners for overtaking, and even a twisty street circuit-style sector…one of the longest and most demanding tracks in the world…always delivers close and competitive racing. Tyre nomination Pirelli PZero White Medium and Yellow Soft - the last time the Soft will be used this season…
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