31 May


Sir Stirling Moss and Lewis Hamilton attend Formula 1 event at Silverstone


Silverstone - 31/05/2013


Racing legend Sir Stirling Moss and MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS driver Lewis Hamilton accepted an invitation to visit Silverstone on Friday 31st May. The two British Grand Prix winners were accompanied by a MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One car and a stunning Mercedes-Benz W 196.

It is the very car that won Grands Prix in Germany and Switzerland at the hands of five-time World Champion Juan Manuel Fangio in 1954, and the same model raced by Sir Stirling Moss at the British Grand Prix in 1955 - his first ever F1 World Championship victory.

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30 May


Statement from Renault Sport F1


Following the news regarding Williams F1 Team, President of Renault Sport F1 Jean-Michel Jalinier commented:

‘We would like to thank Williams for the warmth it has extended to Renault over the last two years and wish the team the very best for the future. Williams and Renault have a long history together and quickly recaptured its winning spirit in the early days of the rekindled partnership with victory in Spain 2012. We will continue to actively work with the team until the Brazilian Grand Prix in November to end the second incarnation of the partnership with results that do justice to its reputation.
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The Williams F1 Team and Mercedes-Benz announce long-term engine partnership


The Williams F1 Team and Mercedes-Benz are pleased to announce the signature of a long-term engine partnership from the 2014 Formula One World Championship season onwards.

Under the terms of the agreement, Williams will be supplied with a Mercedes-Benz Power Unit (Internal Combustion Engine plus Energy Recovery System) by Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP) based in Brixworth, UK. Williams will continue to manufacture its own transmission.
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CANADIAN GRAND PRIXVIEW


Leafield Technical Centre, UK - 31st May 2013
General
Race Laps: 70
Circuit Length: 4.361 km
Race Distance: 305.270 km
Lap Record: R Barrichello, 1:13.622 (2004)
2011 Air / Track temp (°c): 21 / 27
Pitlane altitude (m): 8
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29 May


WILLIAMS GRAND PRIX HOLDINGS PERSONNEL ANNOUNCEMENT


29th May 2013, Grove, UK. Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC has announced that Mike O’Driscoll will become Group CEO with effect from today.
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28 May


Double debut for Kobayashi


Maranello, 27 May – The Fiorano track was the scene of Kamui Kobayashi’s first drive at the wheel of a Ferrari Formula 1 car, the F10 with which the Maranello team competed in the World Championship three years ago. Kobayashi has been part of the Ferrari family since March, flying the Prancing Horse flag in GT races. Kobayashi didn’t take long to get to grips with the car in what was a preparatory test for when he will drive it in the Moscow City Racing event, which will see the F1 car shoot through the streets of the Russian capital over the weekend of 21 July.
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26 May


Monaco GP - Fight back from Canada


Stefano Domenicali: “We can’t be happy with this weekend, not just because of the outcome of Fernando’s race, but also because of the bad accidents that Felipe had. Fortunately, despite the violence of the impact, he is fine and has already gone home and I believe that in the space of a few days he will back in perfect shape and ready to race in Montreal. Apart from all the misfortune, it was a complicated race, conditioned by a few problems of a technical nature. Now it is important for us to understand why we were not as competitive as we were in previous races and try to react right away in Canada. Our aim is still to improve our qualifying and try to get back to the pace we had seen to date.”
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2013 Monaco Grand Prix, Sunday


Sunday 26th May 2013

Kimi Räikkönen salvaged a solitary point on the final lap of an incident-rich Monaco Grand Prix after a late puncture forced him to pit from fifth place. Having re-joined the field in thirteenth, Kimi made back three places in the last two laps to take his tally of unbroken points scoring races to 23.
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2013 Monaco Grand Prix – Race


ROSBERG WINS AN ACTION-PACKED MONACO GRAND PRIX

Monaco, May 26, 2013 – Nico Rosberg has taken his first win for Mercedes this year, ahead of Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel, who extends his championship lead. Rosberg was in front from start to finish, starting on the P Zero Red supersoft tyre and then switching to the P Zero Yellow soft during a safety car period. An accident on lap 45 brought out the red flag and under the current rules the drivers were allowed to change tyres during the stoppage. Rosberg completed the race on the supersoft tyre, following yet another safety car period with 15 laps to go.
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Monaco Grand Prix: Team Reaction


May 26, 2013
Jean-Eric Vergne (STR8-03) Race Position: 8th
“In some ways, it was rather a boring race, as I never had a clear track ahead of me! All the same, it's always exciting to race at Monaco, especially when you score points. In the closing stages, Sutil did a good job in front of me passing Jenson and Fernando at the hairpin, but I was coming up behind and couldn’t get past as of course they blocked me. It was a good race of course, finishing eighth and picking up four more points. After some unfortunate races earlier this season, I said good luck and bad luck come round in equal measure and today everything went well for us. On top of that, it was clear that our car was very strong today and in fact I set my best lap really early on with a lot of fuel, as the rest of the time I was in the middle of the pack which was frustrating, as my car was faster than those ahead of me. I’m pleased to be eighth, but I am looking forward to doing better in the coming races.”
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2013 Monaco Grand Prix - The Race


Good Reward.
Monaco Street Circuit, Monte Carlo
Sunday 26 May 2013

CHILTON MR02-03 P14 1:19.016
BIANCHI MR02-02 DNF 1:20.617
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Monaco - RACE


26/05/2013
Nico Rosberg took his second career victory today at the Monaco Grand Prix on the streets of his home city.
Nico's win came exactly 30 years after his father, Keke, scored the second win of his own career at Monaco in 1983
Lewis Hamilton finished fourth after losing position during the pit stops at the start of the first Safety Car period
In spite of two Safety Car periods and one red flag interruption, Nico led every lap of the race after starting from pole
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2013 MONACO GRAND PRIX


Circuit de Monaco, Sunday May 26
“Anything can happen at Monaco – and today it did”
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Jenson drove well all afternoon to finish sixth and thereby score a useful eight world championship points.
Checo would also have claimed a decent haul of world championship points but for a coming-together with Kimi that compromised the efficacy of his brake ducts and eventually caused him to lose his braking.
He’s disappointed, understandably, but the up-side is that he was combative and entertaining on almost every lap – and, more important still, he was very quick.
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Double podium for Infiniti Red Bull Racing at Monaco Grand Prix


Infiniti Red Bull Racing, powered by the Renault RS27 engine, achieve a double podium at the 71st Monaco Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber finish in second and third position behind Nico Rosberg

Fourth consecutive year a Renault-powered car has been on the podium at Monaco
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2013 Monaco Grand Prix, Race Report


Sahara Force India secured 12 points today as Adrian Sutil and Paul Di Resta raced to fifth and ninth places respectively on the streets of Monaco.
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Monaco GP Race


Sunday 26 May, 2013

Race Notes
• Valtteri Bottas finished 12th, while Pastor Maldonado’s race ended early after an incident on lap 45.
• Valtteri drove a solid race to get the most out of the FW35, finishing narrowly outside the points.
• Pastor ended in the barrier after Max Chilton’s Marussia collided with him at Turn 12 which ended his race and caused the race to be red flagged. It was a heavy impact but fortunately Pastor was unharmed.
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MONACO GP – RACE


Sunday 26 May 2013

Car 1 SEBASTIAN VETTEL, Finish Position: 2nd, Start Position: 3rd
“Overall I’m happy and pleased with the result, we know that it’s very difficult to overtake here. Congratulations to Nico, he did a very good job and had a very controlled race; I think he had the pace and the tyres to respond whenever we tried to get a little bit closer to him. I had a fantastic start, but there was no room! I think I could have gone past both Mercedes, but there was no space and I had to lift. Then Mark came and it was very tight into the first corner. I was a bit surprised by the slow pace of the opening laps – usually you expect two silver arrows in front of you, but they were more like buses today going for a cruise on the first couple of laps. But, the strategy for them was clear and they did a very good job. It was a good strategy from our team to get past Lewis. It was hard with the restarts, but we can be happy with the result. It was a good achievement by the team; we seem to like this place. Congratulations to everyone and thanks to all our partners – two cars on the podium is very good.”
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Race Classification


after 78 Laps - 260.520 Kms
FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2013 - Monte-Carlo

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH
1 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 8 2:17:52.056 113.378
2 S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 78 2:17:55.944 +3.888 113.325
3 M. WEBBER AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 78 2:17:58.370 +6.314 113.291
4 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 78 2:18:05.950 +13.894 113.188
5 A. SUTIL GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 78 2:18:13.533 +21.477 113.084
6 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 78 2:18:15.159 +23.103 113.062
7 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 78 2:18:18.790 +26.734 113.013
8 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 78 2:18:19.279 +27.223 113.006
9 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 78 2:18:19.664 +27.608 113.001
10 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 78 2:18:28.638 +36.582 112.879
11 N. HULKENBERG GER Sauber F1 Team 78 2:18:34.628 +42.572 112.797
12 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams F1 Team 78 2:18:34.747 +42.691 112.796
13 E. GUTIERREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 78 2:18:35.268 +43.212 112.789
14 M. CHILTON GBR Marussia F1 Team 78 2:18:41.941 +49.885 112.698
15 G. VAN DER GARDE NED Caterham F1 Team 78 2:18:54.646 +62.590 112.526
16 S. PEREZ MEX Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 72 2:10:17.066 DNF 110.748
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R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 63 1:57:05.139 DNF 107.828
D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 61 1:52:59.034 DNF 108.195
J. BIANCHI FRA Marussia F1 Team 58 1:50:23.391 DNF 105.292
P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 44 1:05:18.934 DNF 134.999
F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 28 39:20.111 DNF 142.650
C. PIC FRA Caterham F1 Team 7 10:00.004 DNF 140.278
FASTEST LAP
S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:16.577 on lap 77 157.018

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RENAULT AND AUTOMOBILE CLUB DE MONACO EXTEND STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP FOR A FURTHER 3 YEARS


Renault and the Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM) confirmed their renewed partnership on race day of the 71st Monaco Grand Prix.
Renault confirms it will continue as official vehicle supplier for ACM-sponsored events, including the Grand Prix de Monaco, the historic Grand Prix de Monaco, Rallye Monte-Carlo and Monte Carlo New Energy Rally.
Renault has used events to showcase new cars and unique marketing and press activities.
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Q&A with Jean-Michel Jalinier


Q&A with the President of Renault Sport F1

What are the advantages of supplying Scuderia Toro Rosso for Renault?

While it is logical we would discuss a partnership with Toro Rosso based on our partnership with Infiniti Red Bull Racing, it was not a foregone conclusion and we have carefully considered what is best for all parties. It is clear that Toro Rosso is a well-run, established team, with impressive technical personnel and the means and potential to be a regular points contender. Renault remains involved in F1 to win and demonstrate the excellence of its products and to achieve our aims we need to have teams functioning at the highest level, which is why we are delighted to sign with Toro Rosso. Off track it will also enable us to further grow the association with the Red Bull brand to our customers worldwide. We look forward to creating a long and multi-level relationship with Toro Rosso, just as we have with Red Bull Racing.
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Scuderia Toro Rosso to use Renault Power Unit from 2014


Chairman and CEO of Renault Carlos Ghosn confirms in Monaco that Renault will supply V6 turbo engines and energy recovery systems to Scuderia Toro Rosso for use in the FIA Formula One World Championship from 2014 onwards
New relationship builds on the existing partnership between Renault and Infiniti Red Bull Racing, sister team to Scuderia Toro Rosso
Renault and Infiniti Red Bull Racing finalise terms for long term premium partnership
Renault has supplied its RS27 V8 engine to Infiniti Red Bull Racing since 2007, winning three consecutive constructors’ and drivers’ titles together
Renault and Scuderia Toro Rosso today announced a long-term partnership that will see Renault Sport F1 supply Scuderia Toro Rosso with its power unit (turbocharged V6 engine and energy recovery systems) from 2014 onwards.
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25 May


2013 Monaco Grand Prix – Qualifying


MERCEDES ONE-TWO AT THRILLING MONACO QUALIFYING
Monaco, May 25, 2013 – Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg has claimed his third consecutive pole position – an achievement never matched by his 1982 world champion father Keke, who won in Monaco 30 years ago – using the P Zero Red supersoft tyre, which is nominated with the P Zero Yellow soft this weekend. Rosberg’s time of 1m13.876s was nearly half a second quicker than last year’s pole time – set by Michael Schumacher in a Mercedes – and marked the fourth pole in a row for the team, after a thrilling session.
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Monaco GP - Against all statistics


Fernando Alonso: “Unfortunately, today did not go as we had hoped, even if we tried our very best. We weren’t as competitive as in the first two free practice sessions on Thursday, but I don’t think we can lay the blame for this step backwards on the cooler temperatures, because the conditions are the same for everyone. There was less grip today and on the Softs, maybe we struggled a bit more this morning.
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2013 Monaco Grand Prix, Saturday


Saturday 25th May 2013
Kimi Räikkönen will start from fifth on the grid and Romain Grosjean thirteenth after an exciting rain-visited qualifying session for the Monaco Grand Prix.

Following damage to his car in morning practice, a stellar effort from Romain’s crew saw the Frenchman back in action with just minutes of Q1 to spare, topping the times with his first lap on the drying track. Traffic in the Q2 session however denied him a higher starting position for tomorrow’s race.
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Monaco Grand Prix: Qualifying - Team Reaction


May 25, 2013
Jean-Eric Vergne (STR8-03)
“My first Q3 of the season feels pretty good, even if I would have preferred it to keep raining right until the end. But even in the dry I got a good lap in, but I aborted my very last lap as I wasn’t able to improve. I think this is about where we should be having improved the car still further, which means we are making progress race by race. I believe that our performance in race conditions tomorrow should be better than it was now in qualifying so we will be hoping for a good result, whatever the weather. Anything can happen on this track so we can definitely aim for points tomorrow. Getting into Q3 is good but there are no points given out in qualifying, so we still have to concentrate and produce a strong performance tomorrow.”
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Bitter Blow


Qualifying for the 2013 Monaco Grand Prix
Monaco Street Circuit, Monte Carlo
Saturday 25 May 2013

CHILTON MR02-03 P20 1:27.303 13 laps
BIANCHI MR02-02 DNQ
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Monaco Grand Prix 2013 - FP3 and Qualifying


Weather
FP3: Dry, sunny; min / max track temp 28° - 29°, air temp 18°
Q1: Overcast, light rain; track temp 21°, air temp 17°
Q2: Overcast, light rain; track temp 21°, air temp 16°

Fastest laps / positions:
FP3: PIC 1.17.902, 19th / VDG 1.18. 102, 20th
Q1: VDG: 1.26.095, 16th / PIC 1.26.633, 18th
Q2: VDG: 1.19.408, 15th
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Monaco GP Qualifying


Saturday 25 May, 2013

Qualifying Notes
• Valtteri Bottas qualified 14th with Pastor Maldonado 16th for tomorrow’s Monaco Grand Prix.
• Both drivers pushed hard in challenging conditions to progress through into Q2, with Pastor posting the quickest time in Q1 on the intermediate tyres.
• As the track dried however, neither driver was able to get a clean lap to get the maximum out of the FW35 on the supersoft tyres.
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2013 Monaco Grand Prix, Qualifying Report


An eventful qualifying session this afternoon saw Adrian Sutil qualify in eighth place for tomorrow’s Monaco Grand Prix. Teammate Paul Di Resta will line up in P17.
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MONACO GP – QUALIFYING


Saturday 25 May 2013
Car 1 SEBASTIAN VETTEL, Position: 3rd, (3rd Practice – P3, 1:15.261)
“I was a bit annoyed with my flying lap in Q3; I think I maybe pushed a bit too hard here and there. The start of the lap wasn’t bad, but also it wasn’t great; with hindsight I should have gone for two flying laps at the start of Q3 and not one, but I decided for that. I thought the tyres would be good enough for the first lap. I have been struggling all weekend, but in the end it was tight. Pole was probably possible today, but we are third. I think with the Mercedes in front, it was expected that they would be strong. We have a good race car and should be able to do well from there tomorrow.”
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Monaco - QUALIFYING


25/05/2013
Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton claimed the second consecutive front-row lockout for the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS team in today's qualifying session for the Monaco Grand Prix.
Pole position is Nico's third in a row and the fourth consecutive pole for the team in the 2013 season
Nico was fastest in every practice session of the weekend prior to qualifying on pole this afternoon
The 0.091s gap between the drivers is equivalent to less than a car length around the 3.340 km Monaco lap
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Monaco Grand Prix – Qualifying


Saturday, 25.05.2013
Weather: sunny, then rain 16-19°C air, 20-30°C track

Qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix started in light rain and ended with a dry track for which all drivers changed to dry tyres. Sauber F1 Team driver Nico Hülkenberg missed Q3 by six tenths of a second and finished 11th, while Esteban Gutiérrez could not find grip on the intermediate tyres and will start from 19th tomorrow.
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2013 MONACO GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING


Circuit de Monaco, Saturday May 25
“The team has done a fantastic job so far this weekend”
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Today’s qualifying session was tricky for everyone, as it always is here at Monaco, but Jenson and Checo both drove faultlessly.
Meanwhile, for our part, we generally managed to get them both out on track at the right times, with the right tyres fitted.
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Qualifying Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2013 - Monte-Carlo

POS NAME ENTRANT Q1 LAPS PERCENT Q2 LAPS Q3 LAPS

1 N. ROSBERG Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:24.620 12 101.399 1:16.135 11 1:13.876 8
2 L. HAMILTON Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:23.779 12 100.391 1:16.265 11 1:13.967 8
3 S. VETTEL Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:24.243 11 100.947 1:15.988 11 1:13.980 7
4 M. WEBBER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:25.352 13 102.276 1:17.322 10 1:14.181 7
5 K. RAIKKONEN Lotus F1 Team 1:25.835 14 102.855 1:16.040 10 1:14.822 7
6 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari 1:23.712 13 100.311 1:16.510 11 1:14.824 8
7 S. PEREZ Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:24.682 13 101.473 1:17.748 10 1:15.138 8
8 A. SUTIL Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:25.108 12 101.984 1:17.261 9 1:15.383 8
9 J. BUTTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:23.744 12 100.349 1:17.420 10 1:15.647 7
10 J. VERGNE Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:23.699 13 100.295 1:17.623 10 1:15.703 6
11 N. HULKENBERG Sauber F1 Team 1:25.547 12 102.510 1:18.331 10
12 D. RICCIARDO Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:24.852 13 101.677 1:18.344 10
13 R. GROSJEAN Lotus F1 Team 1:23.738 3 100.342 1:18.603 10
14 V. BOTTAS Williams F1 Team 1:24.681 12 101.472 1:19.077 10
15 G. VAN DER GARDE Caterham F1 Team 1:26.095 13 103.167 1:19.408 8
16 P. MALDONADO Williams F1 Team 1:23.452 13 100.000 1:21.688 9
17 P. DI RESTA Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:26.322 14 103.439
18 C. PIC Caterham F1 Team 1:26.633 13 103.811
19 E. GUTIERREZ Sauber F1 Team 1:26.917 12 104.152
20 M. CHILTON Marussia F1 Team 1:27.303 13 104.614
J. BIANCHI Marussia F1 Team DNS 1

QUALIFYING CRITERIA 1:29.293 107.000
POLE POSITION LAP
N. ROSBERG Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:13.876 162.759 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
N. ROSBERG Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:13.876 162.759 KPH


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Third Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2013 - Monte-Carlo

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:14.378 22 161.660
2 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:15.039 13 +0.661 160.236
3 S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:15.261 17 +0.883 159.764
4 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:15.286 17 +0.908 159.710
5 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:15.311 20 +0.933 159.657
6 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:15.380 19 +1.002 159.511
7 M. WEBBER AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:15.550 20 +1.172 159.152
8 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:15.594 17 +1.216 159.060
9 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:15.861 15 +1.483 158.500
10 N. HULKENBERG GER Sauber F1 Team 1:15.926 25 +1.548 158.364
11 S. PEREZ MEX Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:15.958 23 +1.580 158.298
12 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:15.976 19 +1.598 158.260
13 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:15.976 21 +1.598 158.260
14 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:16.060 16 +1.682 158.085
15 A. SUTIL GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:16.068 12 +1.690 158.069
16 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:16.105 8 +1.727 157.992
17 E. GUTIERREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:16.427 26 +2.049 157.326
18 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams F1 Team 1:16.933 17 +2.555 156.291
19 C. PIC FRA Caterham F1 Team 1:17.902 20 +3.524 154.347
20 G. VAN DER GARDE NED Caterham F1 Team 1:18.102 20 +3.724 153.952
21 J. BIANCHI FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:18.706 22 +4.328 152.771
22 M. CHILTON GBR Marussia F1 Team 1:19.228 22 +4.850 151.764

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23 May


2013 Monaco Grand Prix, Thursday


Thursday 23rd May 2013

Kimi Räikkönen completed the first practice sessions for the Monaco Grand Prix with the sixth fastest time of the day, with team-mate Romain Grosjean right behind him in seventh. Kimi set his time on the super soft Pirelli tyre whilst Romain – who was third fastest in the morning – set his time on the soft compound.
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2013 Monaco Grand Prix – Practice Sessions


ON COURSE FOR A TWO-STOP RACE
Monaco, May 23, 2013 – Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg has gone fastest in both the free practice sessions at Monaco today, setting fastest time in the morning on the P Zero Yellow soft tyre, and then going fastest again in the afternoon, this time using the Pirelli P Zero Red supersoft. His fastest time of 1m14.759s in FP2 was nearly one second faster than the equivalent time last year.
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MONACO GP – THURSDAY PRACTICE


Thursday 23 May 2013
CAR 2, MARK WEBBER
First Practice Session: Position: 7, Best Time: 1:17.020, Laps: 27
Second Practice Session: Position: 5, Best Time: 1:15.404, Laps: 42
“I think traditionally we’re never too electric here on Thursday’s, so today was actually one of the better ones we’ve had in the last few years. You’ve got to be very, very focused here; concentration is very, very high. It’s a challenging venue to pull everything together; we want to obviously get short run performance as well as gaining short and long run data, which I think we’ve got. There are some quick cars out there; we’ve seen that on Saturday at the last few GPs. All in all, a reasonably smooth day for us, we’ve got plenty to go through now.”
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Monaco Grand Prix: Thursday - Team Reaction


May 23, 2013
Daniel Ricciardo (STR8-04)
“I really enjoy street circuits and this one in particular, however, this morning we were slower than we had hoped and expected to be. I’m sure if we find some more speed for Saturday then it will be even more enjoyable. Jev and I weren’t running the same settings and there is still a bit to come from myself as well, because you can always find a bit more performance from the driver on a street circuit. We now have one more day than usual to analyse everything and we also have some modifications we can make for Saturday. I am confident we can improve and I am still looking at getting into the top ten, but we have a bit of work to do to achieve that. As for the tyres, it’s the usual story that the Supersoft is quicker and the Soft is more consistent, but I do think that running Sunday’s race on a one stop strategy could prove more difficult than last year.”
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Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco 2013 - Free Practice 1 & 2


PLAIN SAILING.
Monaco Street Circuit, Monte Carlo
Thursday 23 May 2013

BIANCHI MR02-02 FP1 P21 1:19.733 20 laps FP2 P19 1:17.892 41 laps
CHILTON MR02-03 FP1 P22 1:20.225 21 laps FP2 P21 1:18.784 41 laps
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Monaco GP - Let the games begin


Stefano Domenicali: “ In free practice for the Monaco Grand Prix, the priority is always to make the most of the time available to run on track: today we exploited all 180 minutes available and both Fernando and Felipe managed to complete a high number of laps, so as to gain confidence in this very unique track. In the morning, we concentrated on car set-up, adapting it to the slow and twisty corners that characterise the layout of this track. Here, one of the key factors is dealing with the traffic and that’s important right from Thursday. In the afternoon session, we worked on a comparison between the two compounds, gathering useful data which we will analyse tonight and tomorrow”.
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2013 Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix, Free Practice Report


Paul Di Resta VJM06-04
FP1: 1:17.548 P12 27 laps
FP2: 1:16.046 P10 43 laps

Paul: “A good day’s work, although there’s always lots to talk about after two sessions around Monaco. There are some improvements we can make to improve the balance, especially with the race in mind, and that’s something we will work on tonight and tomorrow. The tyre programme went well and we got as much data as we could, which is always the main focus for a Friday so I think we’re in good shape. My general feeling with the car is good and the work we’ve done today has taken us in the right direction.”
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2013 MONACO GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE


“We need to give it our all on Saturday”

Circuit de Monaco, Thursday May 23

JENSON BUTTON
MP4-28A-03
FP1 1m17.129s (+0.934s) 29 laps 8th
FP2 1m15.959s (+1.200s) 40 laps 8th
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Monaco -PRACTICE


23/05/2013

Nico Rosberg topped both practice sessions in Monaco today with Lewis Hamilton second fastest this afternoon.
Nico's fastest time in the afternoon session was one second quicker than the fastest lap in P2 last year
The drivers completed a total of 154 laps today, equivalent to almost two race distances
The focus of the sessions was on basic set-up work, circuit familiarisation and tyre evaluations
During P2, Nico and Lewis both completed runs of over 20 laps on the super soft compound
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Monaco Grand Prix 2013 - FP1 and FP2


Monaco – Thursday 23rd May 2013

Weather
FP1: Dry, sunny; track temp 31°, air temp 23°
FP2: Dry, sunny track temp 44°, air temp 22°

Fastest laps / positions:
FP1: VDG 1.19.203, 19th / PIC 1.19.438, 20th
FP2: PIC 1.18.212, 20th / VDG 1.19.031, 22nd
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Monaco GP Practice


Thursday 23 May, 2013
Objectives: Aero evaluations, set-up work and tyre testing.

Mike Coughlan, Technical Director: We were running different parts across the two cars this morning to try to improve our overall performance. We were happy with what we saw with Pastor’s car, but we made some changes this afternoon which didn’t work as we wanted, so we will be comparing the data from this morning to bring back the performance. Valtteri completed his planned programme today. He was learning the track at the start of FP1, but the tyres were degrading quickly so he wasn’t able to improve towards the end of the session. We need to improve our tyre management over the long runs for better consistency in the race, but we have lots of data to analyse over tonight and tomorrow.
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Monaco Grand Prix – Practice – Thursday


23.05.2013
Weather: sunny, 22-24°C air, 30-47°C track

The first two practice sessions at the Monaco Grand Prix were trouble-free for the Sauber F1 Team. Nico Hülkenberg and Esteban Gutiérrez concentrated on the balance of the car and the comparison between the two tyre compounds, soft and super soft. Esteban drove a Formula One car in the Principality for the first time today, and he quickly found his confidence on such a tricky track. Althought both drivers were able to improve the performance of their cars, there is still some room for improvement with the performance.
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Second Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2013 - Monte-Carlo

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:14.759 46 160.836
2 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:15.077 51 0.318 160.155
3 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:15.196 38 0.437 159.902
4 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:15.278 39 0.519 159.727
5 M. WEBBER AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:15.404 42 0.645 159.461
6 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:15.511 39 0.752 159.235
7 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:15.718 10 0.959 158.799
8 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:15.959 40 1.200 158.295
9 S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:16.014 33 1.255 158.181
10 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:16.046 43 1.287 158.114
11 A. SUTIL GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:16.349 44 1.590 157.487
12 S. PEREZ MEX Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:16.434 41 1.675 157.312
13 N. HULKENBERG GER Sauber F1 Team 1:16.823 43 2.064 156.515
14 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:16.857 41 2.098 156.446
15 E. GUTIERREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:16.935 45 2.176 156.287
16 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:17.145 38 2.386 155.862
17 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:17.184 43 2.425 155.783
18 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams F1 Team 1:17.264 47 2.505 155.622
19 J. BIANCHI FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:17.892 41 3.133 154.367
20 C. PIC FRA Caterham F1 Team 1:18.212 44 3.453 153.735
21 M. CHILTON GBR Marussia F1 Team 1:18.784 41 4.025 152.619
22 G. VAN DER GARDE NED Caterham F1 Team 1:19.031 31 4.272 152.142

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First Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2013 - Monte-Carlo

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:16.195 31 157.805
2 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:16.282 27 +0.087 157.625
3 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:16.380 21 +0.185 157.423
4 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:16.394 23 +0.199 157.394
5 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:16.469 28 +0.274 157.240
6 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:16.993 27 +0.798 156.170
7 M. WEBBER AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:17.020 27 +0.825 156.115
8 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:17.129 29 +0.934 155.894
9 S. PEREZ MEX Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:17.378 25 +1.183 155.393
10 S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:17.380 23 +1.185 155.388
11 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:17.509 26 +1.314 155.130
12 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:17.548 27 +1.353 155.052
13 A. SUTIL GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:17.625 20 +1.430 154.898
14 N. HULKENBERG GER Sauber F1 Team 1:18.193 26 +1.998 153.773
15 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:18.454 25 +2.259 153.261
16 E. GUTIERREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:18.754 28 +2.559 152.677
17 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams F1 Team 1:18.830 28 +2.635 152.530
18 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:19.067 25 +2.872 152.073
19 G. VAN DER GARDE NED Caterham F1 Team 1:19.203 21 +3.008 151.812
20 C. PIC FRA Caterham F1 Team 1:19.438 28 +3.243 151.363
21 J. BIANCHI FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:19.773 20 +3.578 150.727
22 23 M. CHILTON GBR Marussia F1 Team 1:20.225 21 +4.030 149.878

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Grand Prix Insights - Braking


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2013 Monaco F1™ GP: The Inside Track


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21 May


Preview to the Monaco Grand Prix


Monte Carlo statistics
Length (km) 3.340
Average Speed (km/h) 153
Top Speed (km/h) 279
% of lap at full throttle 34
Fuel consumption per lap (kg) 1.5
Fuel consumption (l/100km) 64
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20 May


Usually in the red in Monaco


Maranello, 20 May – It’s been many, too many years since the roulette wheel has stopped on Red in Monte Carlo. The last time a Ferrari won the Monaco Grand Prix was back in 2001, when Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello secured an amazing one-two. Since then, no Ferrari has been first past the chequered flag, even in those years when Maranello’s technical superiority seemed beyond doubt, such as 2002 and 2004.
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Monaco Preview


Kimi Räikkönen: “Monaco is a different challenge”
After five races and four podiums, Kimi heads to Monaco a tantalising four points off the Drivers’ Championship lead. As our Iceman explains, the challenge of Monaco is quite different from that of the circuits seen so far this season

You must be feeling pretty good with your championship position and the performance of the car this season?
Well, we’re not in first place so we can’t be too happy. For sure it’s not a nightmare, but we’ve still got a lot of races yet to come and anything can happen in Formula 1. Monaco’s a different challenge, so we’ll have to see what happens there this year.
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Monaco Grand Prixview


May 20, 2013
A few kilometres along the Riviera from Monaco, “The Great Gatsby” film is the main talking point at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and one can’t help thinking that Jay Gatsby would probably have felt quite at home in the opulence and wealth of Monaco, not to mention the complexities and intrigues of the current Formula 1 season.
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Destination Monaco


What we're saying about the 2013 Monaco Grand Prix
20 May 2013

We are gearing up for one of the highlights of the Formula 1 season - the Monaco Grand Prix - this weekend (23-26 May), where Jules Bianchi will also celebrate his home race.

Jules was born in Nice, France, just a little further along the coast from the principality and still maintains close ties to the area. He has raced in Monaco previously in the junior formulae but he will be especially proud to line up on the grid in a Formula 1 car for the first time in front of close friends and family.
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2013 Formula 1 Grand Prix De Monaco Preview


Sahara Force India looks forward to round six of the season, the Monaco Grand Prix.
Vijay’s Vision
Team Principal, Dr Vijay Mallya, looks forward to the Monaco Grand Prix.
Monaco holds a special place in the heart of every Formula One fan. Its history, the unforgiving circuit and the unique atmosphere of the place make it a highlight of the season. As a venue, it’s one of my favourites and a track where our car has always worked well. We’ve scored points there for the last three seasons and will be aiming to do the same this year.
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MONACO GRAND PRIXVIEW


Leafield Technical Centre, UK - 20th May 2013

General
Race Laps: 78
2012 Air/Track temp (°C): 21/32
2012 Pitlane altitude (m): 2
2012 ATM Press (HPA): 1000
2012 Hum (%): 40
2012 Wind (kph): NNE 10
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MONACO GP PREVIEW


Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26th May, 2013
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Round: 6 of 19
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Paddy Lowe to join MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS on 3 June


Brackley - 20/05/2013
Agreement has been reached between MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS and Vodafone McLaren Mercedes for Paddy Lowe to join the team on 3 June.
Paddy will strengthen MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS in the role of Executive Director (Technical) and will work closely with Team Principal, Ross Brawn; Executive Director (Business), Toto Wolff; and the team's senior technical management. As Team Principal, Ross Brawn will retain overall responsibility for technical and sporting matters.
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18 May


Felipe Massa surprises fans in a Scuderia Ferrari Formula OneTM car at the Shell V-Power Nitro+ show in Warsaw


18/05/2013
Felipe Massa of Brazil and Ferrari takes part in the Shell V-Power Nitro+ Show on May 18, 2013 in Warsaw, Poland. ©2013 Getty Images
Felipe Massa brought Warsaw to a standstill today as he drove a Ferrari Formula One car through the city streets as part of the Shell V-Power Nitro+ Show.
There was a fantastic atmosphere as over 30,000 Ferrari fans turned out to witness Shell’s first ever street demonstration with a Ferrari Formula One car in Poland and celebrate the launch of Shell’s new gasoline, Shell V-Power Nitro+.
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2013 Monaco Grand Prix preview



Monaco facts and stats
The tortuous streets of Monte Carlo provide the next challenge for Vodafone McLaren Mercedes on the 2013 Formula One calendar. The Principality’s 3.3km circuit is the shortest and slowest of the season, but it’s also one of the most demanding for man and machine. McLaren has won the Monaco Grand Prix 15 times - more than any other constructor.
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17 May


SCUDERIA FERRARI’S MARC GENÉ AND LUCA MARMORINI STAR AT SHELL ECO-MARATHON


17/05/2013

Scuderia Ferrari test driver Marc Gené joined more than 3,000 aspiring engineering students yesterday at the Shell Eco-marathon in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

The following day, Luca Marmorini, Ferrari’s Head of Formula One Engine and Electronics, also attended the event, chatting to students and delivering an engineering masterclass.
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PREVIEW: GP MONACO 2013


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Preview – 2013 Monaco Grand Prix


6th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 23rd to 26th May 2013

Hinwil, 17th May 2013 – The Sauber F1 Team looks forward to the Monaco Grand Prix. After the upgrades the team took to Barcelona were a step in the right direction, further updates will follow in Monaco. Sauber F1 Team drivers Nico Hülkenberg and Esteban Gutiérrez can’t wait to drive the C32 around one of the oldest tracks on the calendar. Nico is confident the soft and super soft tyre compounds, that will be used in Monaco, suit the car well. After leading a GP for the first time and recording the fastest lap of the race, Esteban wants to continue where he left off.
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Preview - Monaco


17/05/2013
Formula One's most famous race, the Monaco Grand Prix, takes place around the streets of the principality on Sunday 26 May for the 71st time.
Just three of the past 30 Monaco Grands Prix have been won by a car starting outside the top three
The race has a very high 80% risk of Safety Car intervention with a total of 14 Safety Car periods in the past ten years
Last year's race featured just 25 pit stops for tyres, the second lowest figure of the entire season (after Austin, 24 stops)
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McLaren-Honda: reuniting one of the greatest partnerships in Formula 1 history


WOKING, SURREY, UK – 16th May 2013 - McLaren is delighted to confirm that it will form a new multi-year Formula 1 technology partnership with Honda.

From the start of the 2015 season, McLaren's Formula 1 cars will race using Honda engines and energy recovery systems, renewing an association that became one of the most successful and powerful in Formula 1 history during the 1980s and ’90s.

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14 May


HEMBERY: “PIRELLI WILL PROVIDE THE TEAMS WITH A NEW RANGE OF TYRES


Milan, May 14, 2013 – This year’s Pirelli P Zero Formula One tyre range will change from the Canadian Grand Prix onwards, using a revised construction.

The move follows the Spanish Grand Prix, which had four pit stops per driver. The new range will combine elements from the 2012 and 2013 tyres to have both durability and performance.
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12 May


2013 Spanish Grand Prix


Saturday 11th May 2013
Kimi Räikkönen will start from fourth on the grid and Romain Grosjean sixth after qualifying for the 2013 Spanish Grand Prix. Romain posted the seventh fastest time of the day, but was promoted one place after a penalty for Ferrari driver Felipe Massa.
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Spanish GP - First double podium of the year


Montmelo, 12 May – The Spanish crowd got what they wanted today at the Catalunya circuit, as Fernando Alonso drove brilliantly to secure his first win here in Barcelona since 2006. Adding to the delight in the Prancing Horse garage, Felipe Massa made sure that two Ferrari drivers were on the podium for the first time this season with a fantastic drive from a grid-penalised ninth place to third at the end of the 66 laps. Splitting the two men in red was the Flying Finn, Kimi Raikkonen. The result means the Scuderia overtakes Lotus to go second in the Constructors’ championship, 14 points behind Red Bull. Today’s winner moves up one place to third in the Drivers’ classification, while his team-mate overtakes Webber to go from sixth to fifth.
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2013 Spanish Grand Prix – Race


Barcelona, May 12, 2013 – Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso won his home grand prix using a four-stop sprint strategy, ahead of Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen who stopped three times. Alonso claimed his 32nd win, which was his second at the Spanish Grand Prix, while his Ferrari team mate Felipe Massa claimed his first podium of the year despite starting from ninth on the grid following a penalty.
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2013 Spanish Grand Prix, Sunday


Sunday 12th April 2013

Kimi Räikkönen took his fourth podium finish of the season with second place in the Spanish Grand Prix; moving him to within a tantalising four points of Championship Leader Sebastian Vettel.

Romain Grosjean’s race ended after just 8 laps following a suspension failure on the right rear of his car. The team falls to third in the Constructors’ Championship, six points away from Ferrari who attained a double podium finish today.
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Spanish Grand Prix: Team Reaction


May 12, 2013
Car 1 Sebastian Vettel, Finish Position: 4th, Start Position: 3rd
“I think we can be happy with fourth today. The first three cars were a little bit too fast for us and regarding looking after the tyres, they did a better job. We need to catch up; we’re not going the pace of the car, we’re going the pace of the tyres and obviously we do something to make the tyres wear more. We got some good points today, although of course we wanted more. The start was good, we then tried to hold on with a three-stop strategy, but had to change to four stops.”
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Spanish Grand Prix: Team Reaction


May 12, 2013
Daniel Ricciardo (STR8-04) Race Position: 10th
“I had a really poor start off the line, with a lot of wheelspin and, to be honest, the first few laps of the race I really struggled with front grip and locking the front brakes. I tried to be patient and eventually it improved and I could see the cars ahead of me were not pulling away so much. It was disappointing to lose ground like that, but the pace itself was not too bad. At the first stop, we made quite a few changes in terms of wing settings and tyre pressures and that helped, so the next two stints were quite good and I made a few passing moves, so it was certainly not a boring race. But then, towards the end of the race, our pace began to fade again. It wasn’t easy to get tenth, even if we looked on course to get more than the one point earlier in the race, so it’s better than nothing.”
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Little Reward. 2013 Spanish Grand Prix - The Race


Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Sunday 12 May 2013
A hard fought race yielded little reward for the Marussia F1 Team in the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona today, where Jules Bianchi and Max Chilton finished in 18th and 19th positions respectively.
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SPANISH GRAND PRIX 2013


Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain - 12th May 2013
Weather
Race: Overcast, dry, air temp 20° / track temp 39° (start), 20° / 38° (lap 33), 20° / 39° (lap 66)
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Spanish GP Race


Sunday 12 May, 2013

Race Notes
• Pastor Maldonado finished 14th with Valtteri Bottas 16th in today’s Spanish Grand Prix.
• The team opted to switch Pastor onto a four-stop strategy, because of the high tyre degradation, with Valtteri remaining on his planned three-stop.
• Pastor received a drive-through penalty for speeding in the pitlane during his first scheduled stop.
• Both drivers had solid races getting the most they could out of the FW35.
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2013 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix, Race Report


Paul Di Resta scored six points for Sahara Force India in today’s Spanish Grand Prix. Teammate Adrian Sutil’s race was compromised by a slow pit stop, which denied him a chance to join Paul in the points.
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Spanish Grand Prix – Race – Sunday, 12.05.2013


Weather: sunny, 21-19°C air, 35-39°C track

The Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona was influenced by a huge number of pit stops. This also affected the Sauber F1 Team drivers Esteban Gutiérrez and Nico Hülkenberg. Gutiérrez had to stop four times and finished 11th, after coming from 19th and missing tenth place by less than half a second. Hülkenberg’s race was ruined by an early release at a pit stop, followed by a stop and go penalty. He came home in 15th.
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2013 SPANISH GRAND PRIX


Circuit de Catalunya, Sunday May 12
“A solid platform from which to move forwards from here on in”
JENSON BUTTON
MP4-28A-03
Started 14th
Finished 8th
Fastest lap 1m27.957s (+1.740s, 14th)
Pitstops Three: laps 11 (2.20s), 28 (2.64s) and 46 (2.80s) [Opt-Pri-Pri-Pri]
Points 17 (10th)
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RACE


Barcelona - 12/05/2013

Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton finished the Spanish Grand Prix in sixth and 12th places today.
Nico salvaged a sixth-place finish after starting from pole running an option/prime/prime/prime three-stop strategy
Lewis was forced to convert to a four-stop strategy during the race and finished outside the points in twelfth position
During his five race stints this afternoon, Lewis used option/prime/prime/option/prime tyres
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Race Classification


after 66 Laps - 307.104 Kms
FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA 2013 - Catalunya

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH

1 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 66 1:39:16.596 185.605
2 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 66 1:39:25.934 +9.338 185.314
3 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 66 1:39:42.645 +26.049 184.796
4 S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 66 1:39:54.869 +38.273 184.420
5 M. WEBBER AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 66 1:40:04.559 +47.963 184.122
6 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 66 1:40:24.616 +68.020 183.509
7 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 66 1:40:25.584 +68.988 183.480
8 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 66 1:40:36.102 +79.506 183.160
9 S. PEREZ MEX Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 66 1:40:38.334 +81.738 183.092
10 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 65 1:39:22.402 +1 LAP 182.613
11 E. GUTIERREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 65 1:39:22.706 +1 LAP 182.604
12 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 65 1:39:27.565 1 LAP 182.455
13 A. SUTIL GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 65 1:39:28.040 +1 LAP 182.441
14 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 65 1:39:45.740 +1 LAP 181.901
15 N. HULKENBERG GER Sauber F1 Team 65 1:39:47.162 +1 LAP 181.858
16 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams F1 Team 65 1:40:35.040 +1 LAP 180.415
17 C. PIC FRA Caterham F1 Team 65 1:40:37.441 +1 LAP 180.344
18 J. BIANCHI FRA Marussia F1 Team 64 1:39:20.860 +2 LAPS 179.849
19 M. CHILTON GBR Marussia F1 Team 64 1:39:48.230 +2 LAPS 179.027
NOT CLASSIFIED
J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 52 1:20:56.042 DNF 179.356
G. VAN DER GARDE NED Caterham F1 Team 21 34:58.166 DNF 167.510
R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 8 12:59.356 DNF 171.436
FASTEST LAP
E. GUTIERREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:26.217 on lap 56 194.370

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11 May


Spanish GP - A result matching expectations


Stefano Domenicali: “First of all, I want to wish the best of luck to Pat Fry, our Technical Director who will be undergoing an appendectomy this afternoon and we wish him all the best for a rapid recovery. As for qualifying, we knew we couldn’t be in the hunt for the very front: we definitely cannot be satisfied with the result, but the third row is still a good starting point on which to build in tomorrow’s race. It was not a surprise to see the two Mercedes being so quick, as it was also the case in winter testing at this track. Looking ahead to Sunday, we are reasonably sure we can count on the potential we have seen so far and as usual, the start will be very important to try and make up a few places. Tyre degradation will still be a key factor and so we must stay focused and make the most of any opportunity.”
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2013 Spanish Grand Prix – Qualifying


11 may 2013THREE-STOP RACE LIKELY IN SPAIN
Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg has clinched his third career pole position, ahead of his team mate Lewis Hamilton. Pole position was set on Pirelli’s P Zero White medium tyres, which have been nominated alongside the new P Zero Orange hard tyres this weekend.
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Spanish Grand Prix: Qualifying - Team Reaction


May 11, 2013
Car 1 Sebastian Vettel, Position: 3rd, (3rd Practice – P5, 1:22.229)
“I was pretty happy with the last sector, as historically it’s been a bit weak for me. Now finally, after the last couple of years, I understand the last few corners a little better. I’m quite happy as yesterday and this morning I wasn’t too comfortable, particularly in the last sector, but we improved the car. We had a pretty smooth qualifying session, we took a slightly different approach to some others using option tyres only – whether that helps us tomorrow we‘ll have to wait and see, but it will be an interesting race and a lot will be about tyre degradation. It’s good to start a little bit higher up, so let’s see what we can do tomorrow.”
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Third on the grid for Vettel for Spanish GP


11 mei 2013
Renault-powered Infiniti Red Bull Racing will start from third on the grid for tomorrow's Spanish Grand Prix. Reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel put in a lap of 1.21.054 to line up behind the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton and polesitter, Nico Rosberg. Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber starts from eighth.
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Spanish Grand Prix: Qualifying - Team Reaction


May 11, 2013 Daniel Ricciardo (STR8-04)
“I was pleased with the way the session went overall, particularly Q2 and I think we got the most we could out of the car. While yesterday was a good day for us, this morning was nowhere near as positive, as I had problems with the balance on the car. So we had to play catch-up and this afternoon we managed to get it right. I was happy with my lap in Q2, even though you can’t help feeling a little bit disappointed to miss out on Q3 by such a small margin. But we are close and we can have a good race tomorrow. We have made progress and we are once again looking as competitive as we did in China.”
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Balancing Act. 2013 Spanish Grand Prix - Qualifying


11 mei 2013
Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Saturday 11 May 2013

BIANCHI MR02-02 P20 1:24.713 6 laps
CHILTON MR02-03 P21 1:24.996 6 laps
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Spanish GP Qualifying


Saturday 11 May, 2013

Qualifying Notes
• Valtteri Bottas qualified 17th with Pastor Maldonado 18th for tomorrow’s Spanish Grand Prix.
• Both drivers pushed hard, but ultimately there was not enough pace in the FW35 to progress into Q2.
• The team will continue to push, both here and at the factory, to move forward tomorrow and over the coming races.
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QUALIFYING


Barcelona - 11/05/2013
Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton locked out the front row of the grid in Barcelona today for MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS.
Nico scored his second consecutive pole position and the team's third in a row at the Circuit de Catalunya this afternoon
With Lewis in second, both Mercedes will start from the front row for the first time since the 2012 Chinese Grand Prix
Both drivers used three sets of option tyres during qualifying and saved four fresh sets of the prime compound for the race
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Spanish Grand Prix – Qualifying – Saturday, 11.05.2013


Weather: partly cloudy, then sunny 18-21°C air, 20-38°C track

Qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix yet again showed how much of a difference a few tenths of a second can make. Sauber F1 Team driver Nico Hülkenberg ended up 15th, just five hundredths of a second slower than P13. Esteban Gutiérrez finished in 16th. On the positive side, the updates the team brought to Barcelona are working as expected.
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2013 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix, Qualifying Report


Qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix saw Paul Di Resta qualify in tenth place ahead of teammate Adrian Sutil in P13.

P10 Paul Di Resta VJM06-04
Q1: 1:22.663
Q2: 1:22.019
Q3: 1:22.233
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2013 SPANISH GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING


Circuit de Catalunya, Saturday May 11
“We’ll be looking to maximise our potential tomorrow”
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

“Checo did a fantastic job in qualifying today – especially in Q2 during which he drove a sensational lap to be seventh-quickest.
In Q3 we considered taking the tactical option, in other words not running him at all in order to conserve an extra set of tyres. But, in the end, on the basis that he was driving so well, we decided to go for it in the hope that he might repeat his Q2 form relative to his principal opposition.
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SPANISH GRAND PRIX - FP3 & QUALIFYING


Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain - 11th May 2013

Weather
FP3: Sunny / overcast, dry: min / max track temp 27° - 36°, air temp 20° - 22°
Q1: Dry, sunny; min / max track temp 35° - 37°, air temp 22°

Fastest laps / positions:
FP3: PIC 1.24.775, 19th / VDG 1.25.250, 22nd
Q1: VDG 1.24.661, 19th / PIC 1.25.070, 22nd
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Qualifying Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA 2013 - Catalunya

POS NAME ENTRANT Q1 LAPS PERCENT Q2 LAPS Q3 LAPS
1 N. ROSBERG Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:21.913 3 100.226 1:21.776 3 1:20.718 6
2 L. HAMILTON Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:21.728 3 100.000 1:21.001 6 1:20.972 3
3 S. VETTEL Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:22.158 3 100.526 1:21.602 6 1:21.054 3
4 K. RAIKKONEN Lotus F1 Team 1:22.210 8 100.589 1:21.676 3 1:21.177 6
5 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari 1:22.264 3 100.655 1:21.646 3 1:21.218 6
6 F. MASSA Scuderia Ferrari 1:22.492 3 100.934 1:21.978 3 1:21.219 6
7 R. GROSJEAN Lotus F1 Team 1:22.613 8 101.082 1:21.998 3 1:21.308 5
8 M. WEBBER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:22.342 3 100.751 1:21.718 6 1:21.570 3
9 S. PEREZ Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:23.116 4 101.698 1:21.790 6 1:22.069 3
10 P. DI RESTA Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:22.663 7 101.144 1:22.019 6 1:22.233 4
11 D. RICCIARDO Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:22.905 8 101.440 1:22.127 6
12 J. VERGNE Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:22.775 6 101.281 1:22.166 6
13 A. SUTIL Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:22.952 6 101.497 1:22.346 6
14 J. BUTTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:23.166 3 101.759 1:22.355 6
15 N. HULKENBERG Sauber F1 Team 1:23.058 7 101.627 1:22.389 6
16 E. GUTIERREZ Sauber F1 Team 1:23.218 9 101.823 1:22.793 6
17 V. BOTTAS Williams F1 Team 1:23.260 9 101.874
18 P. MALDONADO Williams F1 Team 1:23.318 9 101.945
19 G. VAN DER GARDE Caterham F1 Team 1:24.661 6 103.588
20 J. BIANCHI Marussia F1 Team 1:24.713 6 103.652
21 M. CHILTON Marussia F1 Team 1:24.996 6 103.998
22 C. PIC Caterham F1 Team 1:25.070 6 104.089
POLE POSITION LAP
N. ROSBERG Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:20.718 207.611 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
N. ROSBERG Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:20.718 207.611 KPH

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Third Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA 2013 - Catalunya

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:21.901 13 204.612
2 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:21.907 14 +0.006 204.597
3 M. WEBBER AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:22.044 17 +0.143 204.256
4 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:22.069 13 +0.168 204.194
5 S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:22.229 17 +0.328 203.796
6 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:22.254 15 +0.353 203.734
7 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:22.574 11 +0.673 202.945
8 A. SUTIL GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:22.729 17 +0.828 202.565
9 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:22.740 24 +0.839 202.538
10 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:22.759 15 +0.858 202.491
11 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:22.839 26 +0.938 202.296
12 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:23.151 13 +1.250 201.536
13 E. GUTIERREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:23.371 21 +1.470 201.005
14 S. PEREZ MEX Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:23.373 13 +1.472 201.000
15 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:23.385 17 +1.484 200.971
16 N. HULKENBERG GER Sauber F1 Team 1:23.388 18 +1.487 200.964
17 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams F1 Team 1:23.660 16 +1.759 200.310
18 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:23.767 17 +1.866 200.054
19 C. PIC FRA Caterham F1 Team 1:24.775 18 +2.874 197.676
20 J. BIANCHI FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:24.793 16 +2.892 197.634
21 M. CHILTON GBR Marussia F1 Team 1:25.135 17 +3.234 196.840
22 G. VAN DER GARDE NED Caterham F1 Team 1:25.250 18 +3.349 196.574

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10 May


Spanish GP - A competitive start


Fernando Alonso: “The signs from today are positive, as we were quick in both the morning and afternoon and the car seems to be well balanced on light and heavy fuel loads. But it is always premature to try and draw conclusions on a Friday when everything seems to be going well, because in the past we have seen how our competitors can take off in qualifying. We have a great deal of data to analyse this evening, especially because the rain in the morning meant we had to squeeze almost all our planned programme into the second session when it was dry. The feeling is definitely good and even though we are aware it won’t be easy, we are sure we can fight it out with the best. I don’t expect any great surprises compared to Bahrain and I think the top group is now defined, with Red Bull, Mercedes, ourselves and Lotus, although we need to see how much McLaren manages to improve, while also keeping an eye on Force India, who have been very strong in qualifying and the race”.
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Spanish Grand Prix: Seb And Mark Feedback On Day One


May 10, 2013
Here's what our drivers had to say at the end of today's first two practice sessions...
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2013 Spanish Grand Prix - Free Practice 1 & 2


Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Friday 10 May 2013

BIANCHI MR02-02 FP1 P18 1:28.887 14 laps FP2 P20 1:26.078 31 laps
CHILTON MR02-03 FP2 P22 1:26.970 25 laps
GONZALEZ MR02-03 FP1 P21 1:30.314 13 laps
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Barcelona Friday


Friday 10th May 2013
Kimi Räikkönen went fourth fastest at the Circuit de Catalunya on the opening day of action for the Spanish Grand Prix. Kimi set a 1min 23.030secs lap on medium compound tyres in the dry afternoon session.

In the changeable conditions of the morning session Romain Grosjean was fourth fastest, but a cracked exhaust precluded him from setting a representative lap on the quicker medium tyres in the afternoon.
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2013 Spanish Grand Prix – Practice Sessions


10 may 2013
PIRELLI P ZERO WHITE MEDIUM TYRES FASTER THAN THE 2012 P ZERO YELLOW SOFT AT BARCELONA

Barcelona, May 10, 2013 – The first free practice session on Friday for the Spanish Grand Prix started in wet weather, meaning that teams were forced to concentrate their running in the final moments of FP1 and a dry FP2. At the end of FP2, Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel topped the time sheets with a lap of 1m22.808s on the Pirelli P Zero White medium tyre, which has been nominated along with the P Zero Orange hard for Barcelona. This was significantly quicker than last year’s equivalent FP2 time (1m23.399s) set on the soft tyre.
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2013 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix, Free Practice Report


Paul Di Resta VJM06-04

FP1: 1:26.755 P10 16 laps
FP2: 1:24.104 P10 25 laps

Paul: “It was difficult to learn a massive amount today with the wet conditions this morning and our limited running. We had some new parts and both cars were slightly different to allow us to evaluate as much as possible. We will decide tonight the best overall package to carry forward. The baseline of the car is very similar to how it was in February during testing so we seem to be in the right operating window. My day was cut short with the tyre issue, but at this stage we’re waiting for Pirelli to analyse exactly what happened.”
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Spanish GP Practice


Friday 10 May, 2013
Objectives: Aero evaluations, set-up work and tyre testing.
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Friday at Catalunya


Fri 10 May, 2013
Weather
FP1: Overcast, dry; min / max track temp 17° - 19°, air temp 19°
FP2: Sunny / overcast, dry; min / max track temp 33° - 36°, air temp 23° - 20°

Fastest laps / positions:
FP1: KOV 1.28.373, 16th / VDG 1.28.600, 17th
FP2: VDG 1.25.963, 19th / PIC 1.26.930, 21st
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2013 SPANISH GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE


“There’s a lot of information for our engineers to unravel”

Circuit de Catalunya, Friday May 10
JENSON BUTTON
MP4-28A-03
FP1 No time 6 laps 22nd
FP2 1m24.306s (+1.498s) 35 laps 12th
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Lotus F1 Team Keeping Time with Richard Mille


Friday 10th May 2013
Lotus F1 Team is proud to reveal internationally renowned watchmaker Richard Mille as Official Timing Partner to the team.
The two-year deal will see branding appear on the team’s 2013 Formula 1 challenger – the E21 – in addition to driver overalls from the Spanish Grand Prix onwards.
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FRIDAY PRACTICE


Barcelona - 10/05/2013
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg completed the first two practice sessions for the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona today.
A rain shower prior to P1 left the track damp for the session, with Nico and Lewis completing 40 laps between them
The team focused on evaluating the new upgrade package along with the hard and medium Pirelli tyre compounds
In the dry conditions this afternoon, Nico and Lewis completed 45 and 35 laps respectively, finishing in P7 and P6
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Spanish Grand Prix – Practice – Friday, 10.05.2013


Weather: rain, then dry, 17-20°C air, 18-35°C track

The Sauber F1 Team brought some aerodynamic updates to the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona, which Nico Hülkenberg and Esteban Gutiérrez tested mainly in the first free practice. In the afternoon the primary focus was on tyre comparisons combined with high fuel loads. The results were satisfactory in the morning, but looked less pleasing in the afternoon.
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Spanish Grand Prix: Friday Free Practice


Spanish Grand Prix: Friday Free Practice 2
Sebastian topped the timesheets during this afternoon's Free Practice 2 here in Barcelona.

The triple World Champion posted a fastest time of 1:22.808 after 34 laps and Mark posted one of 1:22.891 after 36 laps.
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Second Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA 2013 - Catalunya

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:22.808 34 202.371
2 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:22.825 35 +0.017 202.330
3 M. WEBBER AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:22.891 36 +0.083 202.169
4 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:23.030 32 +0.222 201.830
5 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:23.110 37 +0.302 201.636
6 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:23.140 35 +0.332 201.563
7 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:23.398 45 +0.590 200.940
8 A. SUTIL GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:23.840 37 +1.032 199.880
9 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:24.058 31 +1.250 199.362
10 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:24.104 25 +1.296 199.253
11 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:24.175 32 +1.367 199.085
12 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:24.306 35 +1.498 198.775
13 S. PEREZ MEX Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:24.854 31 +2.046 197.492
14 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams F1 Team 1:24.888 38 +2.080 197.413
15 N. HULKENBERG GER Sauber F1 Team 1:25.167 38 +2.359 196.766
16 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:25.321 32 +2.513 196.411
17 E. GUTIERREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:25.441 37 +2.633 196.135
18 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:25.851 36 +3.043 195.198
19 G. VAN DER GARDE NED Caterham F1 Team 1:25.963 30 +3.155 194.944
20 J. BIANCHI FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:26.078 31 +3.270 194.683
21 C. PIC FRA Caterham F1 Team 1:26.930 35 +4.122 192.775
22 M. CHILTON GBR Marussia F1 Team 1:26.970 26 +4.162 192.687

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First Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA 2013 - Catalunya

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:25.252 20 196.570
2 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:25.455 20 +0.203 196.103
3 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:25.667 25 +0.415 195.617
4 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:26.042 21 +0.790 194.765
5 A. SUTIL GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:26.212 24 +0.960 194.381
6 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:26.374 19 +1.122 194.016
7 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams F1 Team 1:26.456 20 +1.204 193.832
8 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:26.614 21 +1.362 193.479
9 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:26.621 21 +1.369 193.463
10 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:26.755 16 +1.503 193.164
11 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:26.940 26 +1.688 192.753
12 N. HULKENBERG GER Sauber F1 Team 1:27.061 24 +1.809 192.485
13 S. PEREZ MEX Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:27.135 6 +1.883 192.322
14 E. GUTIERREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:27.250 26 +1.998 192.068
15 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:27.576 24 +2.324 191.353
16 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 1:28.373 14 +3.121 189.628
17 G. VAN DER GARDE NED Caterham F1 Team 1:28.600 19 +3.348 189.142
18 J. BIANCHI FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:28.887 14 +3.635 188.531
19 S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:29.457 11 +4.205 187.330
20 M. WEBBER AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:29.473 21 +4.221 187.296
21 R. GONZALEZ VEN Marussia F1 Team 1:30.314 13 +5.062 185.552
22 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 6

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Inside Track: Spain F1™ Grand Prix 2013


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09 May


CATERHAM F1 TEAM LAUNCHES ACCESS ALL AREAS


Barcelona, Spain - 9th May 2013
Caterham F1 Team has launched “Access All Areas”, the team’s 2013 film

“Access All Areas” was shot at the Magny Cours circuit in France and gives an insight into a day in the life of an F1 team at work on track. Viewers will have a rare glimpse into the lives of race drivers Charles Pic and Giedo van der Garde, and views of the CT03 race car in 2013 race five (Spanish Grand Prix) specification for the first time this season.
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08 May


Driving Force – Nick Chester Appointed Lotus F1 Team Technical Director


08/05/2013
Continuing a long-standing and effective tradition, Enstone promotes from within to name next technical chief

Lotus F1 Team is pleased to announce the promotion of Nick Chester to the position of Technical Director. Nick will replace the departing James Allison, who will leave Enstone after working with the team most recently since 2005 and previously from 1991-1992 and 1994-1999.

Nick has worked at Enstone since 2000, most recently as Engineering Director, and previously as Head of Performance Systems, Head of Vehicle Performance Group and Race Engineer. Prior to coming to Enstone, Nick worked for Arrows Grand Prix for five years.
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TRUPHONE RACES AHEAD AS MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATION PROVIDER TO CATERHAM F1 TEAM


The pioneering international mobile communications company becomes Official Mobile Telecommunications Provider

Leafield Technology Centre, UK - 8th May 2013
Truphone, the pioneering international mobile communications company, today announces it has become Official Mobile Telecommunication Provider to Caterham F1 Team.

Truphone will provide all of Caterham F1 Team’s mobile telecommunications through a range of services and handsets, giving the team a competitive advantage with patented technology that improves the quality and speed of their international communications.
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Q&A with Adrian Sutil - May 2013 .


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2013 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix Preview


Sahara Force India looks forward to round five of the season, the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona.
Vijay’s Vision
Team Principal, Dr Mallya, reflects on the team’s best ever start to a season.
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Preview to the Spanish Grand Prix


Barcelona statistics
Length (km) Average Speed (km/h) Top Speed (km/h) % of lap at full throttle Fuel consumption per lap (kg) Fuel consumption (l/100km)
4.655 192 323 55 2.1 64
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06 May


Spanish Grand Prix Preview: Barcelona, 10-12 May 2013


NEW P ZERO HARD COMPOUND AND EXTRA TYRES FOR FREE PRACTICE
Milan, May 6, 2013 – The P Zero Orange hard compound and P Zero White medium compound have been nominated for the Spanish Grand Prix, but there will be some changes to the tyres at the famous Circuit de Catalunya this year. The P Zero Orange hard compound has evolved, with the objective of opening up even more possibilities for strategy. All the other compounds remain unaltered. There will also be an extra set of prototype hard tyres allocated for free practice to encourage all the teams to run throughout the entire length of the sessions, rather than opt to conserve tyres for the rest of the race weekend. These tyres will not be the same as the P Zero Orange hard tyres used for the rest of the weekend, but are instead a specially-created compound with the emphasis on durability so that the teams run for as long as possible. To distinguish these tyres, they will not carry any colour markings.
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PACK EASY is new Promotional Partner of the Sauber F1 Team


Hinwil, 6th May 2013 – PACK EASY AG is new Promotional Partner of the Sauber F1 Team, with immediate effect. The leading Swiss luggage company will equip the race team with a custom-made luggage range in 2014. This season PACK EASY will sponsor exclusive give-aways for guests and partners of the team. This year the team is travelling around the world over three and a half times during 19 races, this requires durable and light luggage. PACK EASY offers a fashionable, sportive and unique look following function and quality.
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05 May


Sketches of Spain


May 5, 2013
This weekend sees the forty third running of a Spanish Grand Prix, the first dating back to the second year of the Formula 1 World Championship in 1951, when it was held at Pedrables. The current venue, the Catalunya circuit, a short drive from Barcelona, has staged the event every year since 1991, but even so, this track is actually the newest circuit on what remains of the European part of the season. It is also the one all the teams know best, because of all the testing that’s taken place here over many years, including most recently, the last two pre-season tests in February and early March. It was very cold back then, in fact it snowed at the penultimate test, so we can expect very different conditions this week.
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Preview Spanish GP


Eric Boullier: “We must not be complacent”
Coming to Europe with second position in both the Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championship shows that Lotus F1 Team is performing well, but it’s no time for complacency says Team Principal Eric Boullier
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Romain Grosjean: “I have the tools at my disposal”


After his first podium appearance of the season in Bahrain, our man in car #8 sees no reason why top points finishes can’t become a familiar state of play
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Kimi Räikkönen: “Let’s hope I’m happier in Spain”


After taking his third podium finish of the year in Bahrain, our Iceman looks forward to racing closer to home with the start of the European season
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03 May


2013 Spanish Grand Prix preview



Circuit de Catalunya facts & stats

The Circuit de Catalunya is one of Formula 1’s most popular racetracks. Its eclectic mix of corners and straights provides a thorough workout for the cars, which is why the teams conducted eight days of pre-season testing at the track in February.
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Destination Barcelona. What we're saying about the 2013 Spanish Grand Prix


3 May 2013

We're back on the road again this weekend as the first trucks leave our Banbury headquarters for the start of the European season, which begins next week with the Spanish Grand Prix.
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Preview – 2013 Spanish Grand Prix


5th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 10th to 12th May 2013

Hinwil, 3rd May 2013 – After eight months, the Sauber F1 Team’s trucks finally leave the workshop again this Sunday. Their destination will be the kick-off for the European races at the Spanish Grand Prix, which takes place on 10th to 12th May in Barcelona. Sauber F1 Team drivers Nico Hülkenberg and Esteban Gutiérrez know the Circuit de Catalunya well. However, both drivers agree that, since winter testing in February and March, many things have changed. During the first four races, the C32 has been updated. For the fifth round of the FIA Formula One World Championship the team will bring further aero updates and a modified rear wing to the race.
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Preview Spanish Grand Prix


Brackley - 03/05/2013
The Spanish Grand Prix, Round Five of the 2013 Formula One World Championship, sees the first of the season's seven European races take place at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona
At 730 metres, the run from the start to the first corner at Barcelona is the longest of the entire season
The past two Spanish Grands Prix run with DRS saw 57 (2012) and 83 (2011) in-race passes respectively
The 2011 (75) and 2012 (65) races featured a total of 140 pit-stops, more than in the previous four years combined (130)
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