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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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Spanish GP, Catalunya Circuit - Race. F1 image 2011 (HD PHOTO)
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
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.
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Slick-shod Massa dominates testing

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Felipe Massa was fastest by a huge margin on the opening day of Barcelona testing, leading the field by 2.7s.
The Ferrari star was one of several drivers who set their best times on slick tyres, as Bridgestone brought nine sets of groove-less rubber for each team to test in preparation for the return of old-style slicks in 2009.

Ferrari also unveiled a new front end design, which had been the subject of many rumours in recent weeks.

The upgraded nose section has two large slots cut into its top surface just above the front suspension, which are intended to create additional downforce.

Massa set a best time of 1m18.339s, which was comfortably ahead of Honda tester Alex Wurz in second place.

McLaren number three Pedro de la Rosa was only third-fastest, and 3s off Bahrain winner Massa's pace, but the team had adjusted the car to an approximation of the very different 2009 aerodynamic regulations.

While the top three all used slicks for their best times, BMW's Nick Heidfeld was fourth on 2008 tyres, a tenth slower than de la Rosa.
Nelson Piquet completed the top five for Renault, and was one of four drivers to cause a brief red flag.
Piquet, Timo Glock, and Kazuki Nakajima all had spins, while Heidfeld prompted a stoppage when he halted on-track after a warning light came on.
Nine of the 11 Formula 1 teams were in action today.
Toro Rosso was present in the paddock but did not plan to test until tomorrow, while Super Aguri is sitting out this week's test while its deal with new buyer the Magma Group is finalised.


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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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