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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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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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Valencia day two - Ferrari dominate in Spain

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Ferraris Felipe Massa was the quickest man at Valencia on Tuesday as eight other teams joined early birds Renault and Williams for a second day of testing at the Spanish circuit. Massa clocked a best lap of 1m 12.182, finishing just under six-tenths of a second ahead of team mate Kimi Raikkonen in the second F2008.
The duo focused on finding the best set-up for the Italian teams new challenger and carried out development work, covering over 200 laps in total. Both will continue to test on Wednesday.

Third-placed Nico Rosberg proved to be the quicker of the two Williams drivers, with team mate Kazuki Nakajima finishing in seventh. Rosberg took charge of the teams new FW30 for its first official test day, checking the cars new cooling systems, whilst Nakajima carried out a reliability programme in an interim FW29B.

McLarens Heikki Kovalainen clinched fourth, finishing just over a tenth ahead of team mate Pedro de la Rosa. Both covered over 100 laps as they accumulated more miles in the 2008 MP4-23. Race driver Lewis Hamilton will take over tester De la Rosas cockpit on Wednesday.

Renaults Fernando Alonso finished in sixth. Alonso, in the new R28, was the only driver in action for the French team and after completing some set-up work, carried out longer runs testing the reliability of different parts.

“We were able to achieve most of the objectives that we set ourselves for the second day of work,” explained Renault's chief test engineer, Christian Silk. “When you start working with a new car, you have to make sure that all the systems on the car are reliable and functioning correctly. That is what we concentrated on today, and from that point of view everything went well.”

Toro Rosso fielded Sebastian Vettel and Sebastien Bourdais. While Vettel, eighth, focused on set up, Bourdais, tenth, evaluated some new aero parts. Splitting the two Toro Rosso drivers in the timesheets was Marko Asmer in BMW Saubers F1.07B. Eleventh-placed Nick Heidfeld was also in action for the German-Swiss team and carried out development work in the F1.08, which was sporting some unusual-looking 'horn wings' on its nosecone.

Jarno Trulli was the faster of the two Toyota drivers, finishing in 12th, whilst team mate Timo Glock ended the day 14th. With neither TF108 suffering any major problems, the day was a productive one for the Japanese team.

“The new car was again very reliable and this helped us to gain a lot of useful information which we will study to further improve performance,” said Dieter Gass, Toyota's chief race and test engineer. “Even though the weather was mostly fine during the day, the wind picked up a bit in the afternoon which made the evaluation of our aero work a little tricky.”

David Coulthard was 13th-quickest in Red Bulls new RB4. Coulthard completed 82 laps as he carried out set-up work and the Scot will hand over to team mate Mark Webber on Wednesday. Force Indias Vitantonio Liuzzi finished in 15th as he continued to gather more information on the standard ECU. Fuel-related problems in the morning, however, limited Liuzzis running to 64 laps.

Completing Tuesdays line-up was 16th-placed Alexander Wurz, who made his first appearance for Honda, driving the RA107. Wurz covered 51 laps as he began to acclimatise to the Japanese squads procedures.

Testing continues at the Spanish track on Wednesday.

Unofficial Tuesday times from Valencia:
1. Felipe Massa, Ferrari, 1:12.182
2. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, 1:12.721
3. Nico Rosberg, Williams, 1:12.838
4. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren, 1:13.026
5. Pedro de la Rosa, McLaren, 1:13.163
6. Fernando Alonso, Renault, 1:13.315
7. Kazuki Nakajima, Williams, 1:13.473
8 Sebastian Vettel, Toro Rosso, 1:13.627
9. Marko Asmer, BMW Sauber, 1:13.669
10. Sebastien Bourdais, Toro Rosso, 1:13.675
11. Nick Heidfeld, BMW Sauber, 1:13.779
12. Jarno Trulli, Toyota, 1:13.820
13. David Coulthard, Red Bull, 1:13.944
14. Timo Glock, Toyota, 1:14.096
15. Vitantonio Liuzzi, Force India, 1:15.096
16. Alexander Wurz, Honda, 1:15.440


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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
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