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Belgian Grand Prix
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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Hungarian Grand Prix

Hungaroring Circuit

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

2011 Cars images

Spanish GP, Catalunya Circuit - Race. F1 image 2011 (HD PHOTO)
Michael Schumacher, Mercedes MGP W02
Spanish GP, Catalunya Circuit
Formula 1 image 2011 (Photo 1920x1280)
Turkish GP, Istanbul Park Circuit - Race. F1 image 2011 (HD PHOTO 1920x1280)
Lewis Hamilton & Jenson Button, McLaren MP4-25
Turkish GP, Istanbul Park Circuit
Formula 1 image 2011
Chinese GP, Shanghai International Circuit - Race. F1 wallpaper 2011 (HD PHOTO 1920x1280)
Fernando Alonso. Ferrari 150° Italia
Chinese GP, Shanghai International Circuit - Race.
Formula 1 image 2011

Testing gets underway in Barcelona

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With the Spanish Grand Prix fast approaching, the Formula One teams are back in action this week, testing at Barcelonas Circuit de Catalunya. The session, which begins on Monday, is the first opportunity the squads have had to test comprehensively since the season began and ten teams are expected to attend.

Following Felipe Massas dominant victory in Bahrain, Ferrari will be keen to maximize their current performance advantage during their four-day schedule. Massa will take charge of the F2008 over the first two days, before world champion Kimi Raikkonen joins the action.

Championship leaders BMW Sauber will also be at the Spanish test from Monday with both Nick Heidfeld and Robert Kubica spending time in the F1.08. McLarens four-day session, meanwhile, will get underway from Tuesday, with tester Pedro de la Rosa, Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen all expected behind the wheel of the MP4-23.

The resurgent Williams team will field drivers Kazuki Nakajima and Nico Rosberg for two days each, as the squad validate a number of new aero and mechanical developments. Fellow midfielders Renault will also be out in force as the French team try to rectify their drop in performance, while Honda plan to evaluate a major aero upgrade for the RA108 to up its pace ahead of the European leg of the season.

With Toro Rosso still racing an interim version of their 2007 car, the Italian squad are also expecting a busy time in Barcelona as they start on-track evaluations of their new machine ahead of its scheduled launch at Mays Turkish Grand Prix. Red Bull, Toyota and Force India will all be attendance too, although Super Aguri are expected to be absent, as the Japanese squad waits for their sale to be confirmed.

With nearly all the field present, however, Formula One tyre supplier Bridgestone have decided to use this week to complete another evaluation of their slick tyres ahead of their possible return next season. Runs undertaken on this sample rubber are understood not to count towards the teams agreed testing limits, so a busy week is expected.

The Circuit de Catalunya will be open to the public throughout the test, with tickets available for six Euros. If you are unable attend in person, check for the latest images and daily updates on the teams progress. Note that all schedules are provisional and subject to change.


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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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