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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

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Michael Schumacher, Mercedes MGP W02
Spanish GP, Catalunya Circuit
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Turkish GP, Istanbul Park Circuit - Race. F1 image 2011 (HD PHOTO 1920x1280)
Lewis Hamilton & Jenson Button, McLaren MP4-25
Turkish GP, Istanbul Park Circuit
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Chinese GP, Shanghai International Circuit - Race. F1 wallpaper 2011 (HD PHOTO 1920x1280)
Fernando Alonso. Ferrari 150° Italia
Chinese GP, Shanghai International Circuit - Race.
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Force India optimistic about 2009 package

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Force India reckons it is making good progress with its preparations for the new-look 2009 technical regulations after approximating next year's rules package in testing today.

The squad was one of several to run the 2009-style groove-less slick Bridgestones at Barcelona, and also used downforce levels equivalent to those that will apply next year, when the aerodynamic rules will be very different.
"In the morning we used the standard 2008 VJM01 with the 2008 grooved tyres to establish a baseline set-up, but in the afternoon we moved to the 2009 downforce level and tyres," said the team's technical boss Mike Gascoyne.
"We obtained some useful information on their respective performance, and after a basic warm-up, the tyres behaved better than we expected.
"On longer runs there is some drop off with the 2009 tyres and there is still some work to do."
Test driver Tonio Liuzzi was entrusted with today's programme, and was cautiously optimistic - although he said the car's behaviour changed a lot when running with the 2009 package.
"It was difficult to drive as there is much less downforce, but I think Bridgestone has done a good job with the tyres as they performed very strongly over one lap," Liuzzi said.
"On longer runs it was not quite as good, but there is still a lot of time to get it right.
"I was pretty happy with the work we have done for both 2008 and 2009.
"It looks promising."


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McLaren hits track with new car

McLaren has given its new MP4-23 car its track debut at Jerez, with Heikki Kovalainen making his first appearance behind the wheel for the team in the 2008 challenger.
The Woking squad's test driver Pedro de la Rosa was given the honour putting the car through its paces for the first time, rolling out of the garage just after 9am on Wednesday morning.
New signing Kovalainen then took the second chassis out for a spin in the afternoon and completed his first laps for the team since joining from Renault.
Lewis Hamilton will get his first taste of the car on Thursday as McLaren carries out an extensive five-day test in Spain.

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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