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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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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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Domenicali: SC rule may not change soon

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Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali believes the controversial safety car rules may not be able to be changed before the end of the season.

BMWs Nick Heidfeld was the latest unfortunate victim of the new-for-2008 regulation in the Spanish Grand Prix, which outlaws drivers from entering the pit lane when the safety car is deployed.

The timing of the second safety car in Sundays race coincided around the time of Heidfelds first pit stop – meaning the German had to pit when the pit lane was still officially closed to avoid running out of fuel.

He picked up the mandatory 10-second stop-and-go penalty as a result, dropping him to the back of the pack and ruining his chances of scoring points.

McLarens Heikki Kovalainen was similarly unfortunate in Australia and Domenicali says the rule is something that will be looked at, although he reckons a change may take some time.

"I don't know if it will be possible to be changed before the end of the season,” he said in his post-race debrief.

“For sure it's under discussion in the next Sporting Working Group, it's on the agenda.

“It's something that we want to work out because for sure it's very unlucky if you get in that situation but this could happen to anyone.”

The rule was initially changed to avoid drivers racing back to the pits following the deployment of the safety car while there was an incident on the track.

But while believing the rule needs to be altered, Domenicali says it would be wrong to push through a knee-jerk solution.

“Don't forget that a safety car in a normal way can be very unlucky so we need to stay cool and think what is the best option for everyone before changing something,” he said.

“The worst thing that we can do in Formula 1 now is to make a change and then suddenly realise that we've changed it for the worse and then you get lost.

“Before you do something, it's better to think 10 times."


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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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