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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

2011 Cars images

Spanish GP, Catalunya Circuit - Race. F1 image 2011 (HD PHOTO)
Michael Schumacher, Mercedes MGP W02
Spanish GP, Catalunya Circuit
Formula 1 image 2011 (Photo 1920x1280)
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.
Formula 1 image 2011

Schumacher begins preparing for F1 return

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Michael Schumacher has begun readying himself for his expected return to Formula One racing at next months European Grand Prix. Assuming Ferrari are happy with his fitness levels, Schumacher will replace the injured Felipe Massa at the Valencia race.

The seven-time world champion travelled to Ferraris Maranello headquarters in Italy on Thursday to familiarize himself with the functionality of the F60steering wheel, using the teams static simulator, and to discuss preparations with engineers.

Although the ban on Formula One testing means Schumacher will be unable to drive the F60 before the practice sessions in Spain, the German is planning to get in plenty of mileage using an older car provided by Ferraris F1 customer department, and on Friday morning he completed several laps of the Mugello circuit in an F2007 machine.

“I contacted some of the guys from F1 Clienti if they could give me a car,” Schumacher told his official website. “Although those cars are not current or last year's ones, I simply like to drive as much as possible, so this is a good option.”

Schumacher, who retired at the end of 2006, has remained with Ferrari in a consulting role and last tested a Formula One car in April 2008, prior to the return of slick tyres and the introduction of KERS and moveable front wings.


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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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