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Malaysian Grand Prix
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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Australian Grand Prix

Albert Park Circuit

1 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus
2 Fernando Alonso Ferrari
3 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull
Fastest Lap
Kimi Räikkönen Lotus 1:29.274
Pole Position
Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 1:27.407

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Lewis Hamilton & Jenson Button, McLaren MP4-25
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Fernando Alonso. Ferrari 150° Italia
Chinese GP, Shanghai International Circuit - Race.
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Heidfeld: TC ban to make races ‘more thrilling

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BMW Sauber driver Nick Heidfeld believes that rule changes for the 2008 season should make for more exciting Grands Prix. Heidfeld predicts that the ban on traction control will lead to more dramatic race starts and ensure more overtaking.
Traction control (TC) had been part of Formula One racing since 2002, with the FIA reluctant to outlaw the technology for fear that policing a ban would prove unworkable. However, the introduction of standardised ECUs (Electronic Control Units) for 2008 has removed that fear.

“The ban on traction control is going to make things more thrilling,” Heidfeld told his official website. “There's going to be more drifts, you will make mistakes more easily which should lead to more overtaking manoeuvres - especially when you are under pressure.”

The removal of traction control also means an end to any ‘launch control type systems that previously allowed drivers to optimise their getaways at the start of a race. Heidfeld believes that this change too could prove significant in 08.

“In the past years we had the launch control or at least some help - that is why the starts were always pretty predictable,” he said. “In the beginning Renault always had fantastic starts and after that we had very good starts. Before the return of the launch control it was easy to gain or lose positions during the start. Therefore the next season will be more interesting again.”

Heidfeld finished fifth in the 2007 driver standings, comfortably the ‘best of the rest behind the Ferrari and McLaren drivers. However, the German driver believes that the intense rivalry between the two top teams last season could play into his and BMW Saubers hands this year.

“It should be an advantage for us that Ferrari and McLaren had to give everything in order to win the title whereas we and Renault were already able to concentrate on the next year,” he added. “So theoretically things look pretty good.”

BMW Sauber finished second in the 2007 constructors championship following McLarens exclusion from the standings.


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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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