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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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Albert Park Circuit

1 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus
2 Fernando Alonso Ferrari
3 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull
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Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 1:27.407

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Front wing failure likely cause of Hamilton-Alonso crash

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McLaren have confirmed that Lewis Hamiltons front wing broke immediately prior to his running into the rear of Fernando Alonsos Renault on lap two of Sundays Bahrain Grand Prix.

The unusual nature of the accident - both drivers were accelerating on a straight section of track - prompted cynics to question whether Alonso had ‘brake tested his former team mate. Renaults telemetry suggested otherwise, and McLaren say they have no suspicion of any wrongdoing on the part of the Spaniard.

“When I went into the engineers room and started looking at the details that I realised Lewiss upper front wing had disappeared about two seconds before the accident, so he suddenly lost downforce,” explained McLarens Formula One CEO, Martin Whitmarsh.

“We havent analysed why that happened but we suspect the structure had been weakened by previous contact. To be fair to Lewis it could have broken of its own accord, but that has never happened before so contact is the most likely cause. Theres certainly no evidence that Fernando did anything wrong.”

Such a failure would have robbed Hamiltons car of not only downforce, but also drag, giving it an unexpected burst of acceleration, explaining the unlikely impact.


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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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