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Posted on 05/10/2012 4:01:07 PM PDT by Chode
SPANISH GRAND PRIX
Venue: Circuit de Catalunya, Montmelo
Date: Sunday 13 May
Lap length: 2.892 miles
Race laps: 66
2010 winner: Mark Webber (Red Bull)
First grand prix: 1991
Lap Record: 1:21.670 - K Raikkonen (2008)
Fri Sunny 26c
Sat Sunny 25c
Sun Cloudy 21c
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Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone says the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, which hosts the Canadian Grand Prix, needs major reconstruction work before he is willing to discuss a contract renewal with organisers.
Ferrari's Felipe Massa has questioned the value of holding a three-day test at Mugello during the season, saying he felt it would have been better to have an extra test before the start of the season.
Mercedes team boss Ross Brawn will not travel to the Spanish Grand Prix this weekend on doctors' advice. He is expected to return for the Monaco Grand Prix later this month. Technical director Bob Bell will take over his duties.
Richard Cregan, the chief executive at Yas Marina Circuit, says the young driver test at Silverstone has the "potential to overlook talent". Cregan's Abu Dhabi track usually hosts the test at the end of the season, but this year the teams have the option of running after the British Grand Prix in July instead.
Volkswagen has ruled out a move into F1 in the near future as either an engine supplier or a full constructor. The German manufacturer revealed three years ago that a 2014 entry - at which point the sport's engine rules are due a major overhaul - was being evaluated.
Damon Hill is to race for the first time since he retired from F1 13 years ago. The 1996 world champion will compete in the one-make Volkswagen Scirocco R Cup race supporting the British round of the German Touring Car Championship (DTM) at Brands Hatch on 19 May.
Actor Rodrigo Santoro has revealed talks are under way with producers for a feature film on Ayrton Senna's life story.
|1||Great Britain||L Hamilton||McLaren|
|8||Germany||S Vettel||Red Bull|
|11||Great Britain||J Button||McLaren|
|12||Australia||M Webber||Red Bull|
|13||Great Britain||P Di Resta||Force India|
|14||Germany||N Hulkenberg||Force India|
|15||France||J Vergne||Toro Rosso|
|16||Australia||D Ricciardo||Toro Rosso|
|19||Russian Federation||V Petrov||Caterham|
|23||Spain||P de la Rosa||HRT|
Just heard Hamilton was disqualified for not making it back to the paddock (lack of fuel). That means he’ll start dead last.
Oops. Hope he keeps his temper in check this time (and the race card in his pocket).
Position Driver Team
1 Venezuela P Maldonado Williams
2 Spain F Alonso Ferrari
3 Finland K Raikkonen Lotus
4 Switzerland R Grosjean Lotus
5 Japan K Kobayashi Sauber
6 Germany S Vettel Red Bull
7 Germany N Rosberg Mercedes
8 Great Britain L Hamilton McLaren
9 Great Britain J Button McLaren
10 Germany N Hulkenberg Force India
11 Australia M Webber Red Bull
12 France J Vergne Toro Rosso
13 Australia D Ricciardo Toro Rosso
14 Great Britain P Di Resta Force India
15 Brazil F Massa Ferrari
16 Finland H Kovalainen Caterham
17 Russian Federation V Petrov Caterham
18 Germany T Glock Marussia
19 Spain P de la Rosa HRT
20 Mexico S Perez (ret.) Sauber
21 France C Pic (ret.) Marussia
22 India N Karthikeyan (ret.) HRT
23 Brazil B Senna Williams
24 Germany M Schumacher Mercedes
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