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Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
31, 01, 02 September 2012
Length of lap: 7.004 km (4.352 mi)
Total number of race laps: 44
Race length: 308.052 km (191.410 mi)
Most wins (constructors): Ferrari (16)
Fastest lap 2011: Mark Webber Red Bull 1:49.883

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1 Lewis Hamilton McLaren
2 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus
3 Romain Grosjean Lotus
Fastest Lap
Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 1:24.136
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Lewis Hamilton McLaren 1:20.953

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Lewis Hamilton & Jenson Button, McLaren MP4-25
Turkish GP, Istanbul Park Circuit
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Fernando Alonso. Ferrari 150° Italia
Chinese GP, Shanghai International Circuit - Race.
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Vettel: starting 08 with 07 car has advantages

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Toro Rossos Sebastian Vettel believes the late arrival of the teams new car will not hamstring his 2008 campaign. With the STR3 unlikely to make its race debut before April, both Vettel and team mate Sebastien Bourdais will start the season in an updated version of last years STR2.

Last week, Vettel covered over 250 laps during the three-day Valencia test and, together with Bourdais, the young German was pleased with progress as Toro Rosso evaluated several new additions to the STR2B. Vettel was in the top ten on all three days, finishing eighth fastest on two occasions.

“At the moment it looks and feels really good,” Vettel told “We will get the new car after the first three or four races so we will start the season with an evolution of the 2007 car, the STR2B.

“I see it as a benefit to start the season with a car I know and that has overcome reliability issues in the last quarter of the 07 season. Lets wait and see if we are not doing better with proven material than many others in their brand new machines having to overcome teething problems.”

The STR2 enjoyed a strong finish to 2007, with Vettel challenging for a podium during the rainy Japanese event and then clinching a career-best fourth in China, Toro Rossos best result to date. The 20 year-old, however, is determined that improvements to the older car must not overshadow the development of its successor.

“We have to push the STR2B forward,” Vettel explained. “We also have to see that the development of the STR3 goes in the right direction so we have a competitive car right away, as by that time all the other teams will have solved many of their teething problems.”

Vettel will be back in action at Barcelonas Circuit de Catalunya for another three-day test from February 1-3.


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2012 Race Drivers

Sebastian Vettel
Mark Webber
Lewis Hamilton
Jenson Button
Fernando Alonso
Felipe Massa
Michael Schumacher
Nico Rosberg
Kimi Räikkönen
Romain Grosjean
Paul di Resta
Nico Hulkenberg
Kamui Kobayashi
Sergio Perez
Daniel Ricciardo
Jean-Eric Vergne
Pastor Maldonado
Bruno Senna
Heikki Kovalainen
Vitaly Petrov
Pedro de la Rosa
Narain Karthikeyan
Timo Glock
Charles Pic

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