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Malaysian Grand Prix
Sepang Circuit
22, 23, 24 March 2013
Length of lap: 5.543 km
Total number of race laps: 56
Race length: 310.408 km
Most wins (constructors): Ferrari (6)
Fastest lap 2012: Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 1:40.722

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Australian Grand Prix

Albert Park Circuit

1 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus
2 Fernando Alonso Ferrari
3 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull
Fastest Lap
Kimi Räikkönen Lotus 1:29.274
Pole Position
Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 1:27.407

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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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F1 Feature - Second Time Around For Glock

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Potenza tyres, but some will have had longer associations with our rubber than others. Timo Glock is one such driver.
After making his grand prix debut with the Bridgestone-shod Jordan team in 2004, Timo switched to the ChampCar World Series in '05 and the GP2 Series in '06 and '07, all of which use Bridgestone tyres. This will be his fifth consecutive year with Bridgestone, so we welcome the 25-year-old German back in F1 with Toyota.

Glock is one of only a few drivers to get a second chance in F1. After contesting four races for Jordan in '04, which included a seventh place points finish at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, he was left high and dry at the end of the year. Financial pressures forced Jordan to take pay drivers Narain Karthikeyan and Tiago Monteiro in '05 and Glock was forced to seek refuge in the USA-based ChampCar World Series.

At his favourite track, the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Glock finished second - his best ChampCar result of the year - but he knew almost before the season had begun that he wanted to return to Europe to have another crack at F1.

"I knew that if I didn't return to Europe immediately, I wouldn't get another chance in F1," says Glock. "That's why I decided to take a step back, to GP2, in the hope of catching the attention of the F1 team bosses."

He did just that, winning two races in 2006 and driving some fantastic races against that year's champion, Lewis Hamilton. Timo then stayed in the series in '07, winning five more races and dominating the year as Hamilton had 12 months earlier. That was enough to convince Toyota, who were looking for someone young and hungry to replace Ralf Schumacher.

"There are not so many drivers who get a second chance in F1," continues Timo, "so I'm very happy. I don't think my previous experience in F1 will help me much because F1 has changed a lot in four years, so it's good for me to have a team-mate like Jarno [Trulli] alongside me because he has a lot of experience."

All Glock needs now is a car in which he can show the world what he can do behind the wheel. The early signs are that this year's TF108 is an improvement over last year's TF107, but it's still some way off Ferrari and McLaren, who have set the pace in winter testing.

"At the recent Bahrain test," says Glock, "Ferrari were quite a lot quicker than us. But we learnt a lot about the car and I remain convinced that this car has more development potential than last year's car, so I'm sure we can close the gap to the front-runners as the year goes on. My initial goal is to try and get into the top eight, a points-scoring position, and then the top five. If I can do that, I'll be happy with progress."

Given how well Timo's gone at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on his two previous visits, he'll no doubt be hoping for a repeat performance this year - not that he'll admit it. "My job," he says, "is to be quick at every track." If he does that, he has a long-term future in F1.


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Schumi handed Ferrari development role

ichael Schumacher has revealed that he and Ferrari have finally agreed a definitive post-retirement role for him – with the German to help with the development of the team's F1 cars.
The seven-time world champion was handed the loosely-deified role of “super assistant” following his retirement from racing at the end of 2006 and attended several grands prix in that capacity last season.

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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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