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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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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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Alonso: Engine freeze has hurt us

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Fernando Alonso claims Renault has suffered disproportionately from Formula 1s engine freeze and that its RS28 engine lacks horsepower compared to its rivals power plants.

The development freeze, brought in at the end of 2006 to curb costs, means that core performance variables cannot be changed during a season – but there is scope to work on such things as fuels, lubricants, airboxes and exhaust acoustics.

Alonso believes rival teams have exploited the potential to find extra horsepower, while Renault has made virtually no progress since the freeze came into force.

He drew a contrast with Mercedes-Benz based on his experience with McLaren last season.

“When the engine [specification] was frozen two or three years ago, Renault more or less stopped development,” the former champion said in Thursdays press conference at the Hungaroring.

“There are less people working at the Viry factory in Paris and they are working just on building and maintaining the engines, nothing more than that – no research and no development.

“I was in another team last year and I know how much they improved the engine during the season and how many steps were introduced.

“Its the same for all the [other] teams: Every three or four races there is a little step in the engine that gives you some more horsepower.

“For Renault it hasnt been like that for the last two years, so there is a lack of power probably.”

Earlier this week Renaults team boss Flavio Briatore offered a more sinister explanation for why the French manufacturer has fallen behind in the horsepower stakes.

“The problem is that weve stuck to the letter of the current regulations on frozen engines, and weve been shafted,” Briatore told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“Others didnt do that and are far ahead, while we are suffering.

“Its not fair.”


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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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