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Belgian GP - Preview 2012

The Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps will host the 12th round of the 2012 Formula One World Championship as the Grand Prix of Belgium signals a return to racing following the series’ summer break. The track, which winds up and down through the Ardennes, has its reputation built on speed. At around 20 seconds, the section from La Source to Les Combes is the longest duration an F1 car will spend on full-throttle in 2012 – should the driver take the Eau Rouge/Raidillon combination flat-out.

FIA announces record 21-race calendar for 2012

Formula One racing’s governing body, the FIA, has released a confirmed calendar for the 2012 world championship. The addition of the United States Grand Prix makes for a 21-race season - one more round than in 2011 and the longest in F1 history.

Bahrain 2011 reinstated, as India becomes season finale

The 2011 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix will take place on October 30, the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) announced on Friday. The 2011 Formula 1 Grand Prix of India, which had been scheduled for that date, will now become the season finale combined with the FIA Annual General Assembly and Prize-Giving Gala.

New pit and paddock complex unveiled at Silverstone

Silverstone officially unveiled its new pit and paddock complex at a glamorous event on Tuesday. His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent, who is also president in chief of the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC), formally opened the track’s new ‘Wing’ facility.

Indian track named Buddh International Circuit

The track that will host the inaugural Indian Grand Prix later this year has been officially named the Buddh International Circuit (BIC), organisers have announced. The 5.14-kilometre, Herman Tilke-designed venue will host its first F1 race on October 30.

Chinese GP, Shanghai International Circuit - Technical Specifications

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Top speed: 320km/h
Average speed: 190km/h
Pit straight length: 1.2km
Circuit length: 5.5km
Race length: 56 laps/305km
Number of corners: 16
Longest section at full throttle: 19 sec / 1360m
Highest G-force: 3.5G

Malaysian GP, Sepang International Circuit, Technical Specifications

Top speed: 310 km/h
Average speed: 205 km/h
Pit straight length: 0.9 km
Circuit length: 5.5 km
Race length: 56 laps/310 km
Number of corners: 15
Longest section at full throttle: 12 sec / 830 m
Highest G-force: 4.0 G

Australian GP, Albert Park Circuit, Technical Specifications

Top speed: 305km/h
Average speed: 210 km/h
Pit straight length: 0.8km
Circuit length: 5.4km
Race length: 58 laps/308km
Number of corners: 16
Longest section at full throttle: 10 sec / 735 m
Highest G-force: 4.5G

Austin track officially named Circuit of the Americas

As construction work continues on the new United States Grand Prix venue in Texas ahead of Formula One racing’s return to the country in 2012, race organisers have named the Austin facility the 'Circuit of the Americas'.

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Yas Marina circuit - Preview

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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Preview

The final chapter of the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship will be written this weekend in Abu Dhabi, where one of four men will be crowned World Champion: Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso; Red Bull Racing’s, Sebastian Vettel or Mark Webber; or McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton. Alonso leads the chase with 246 points, followed by Webber on 238, Vettel on 231 and Hamilton on 222.

Brazilian GP, Sao Paulo - Preview

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 Brazilian Grand Prix - Preview

The 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship moves to Brazil for its penultimate round, with a thrilling race and title showdown anticipated.
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso is the new championship leader, with 231 points, having moved ahead of his four rivals by winning the compelling inaugural Korean Grand Prix two weeks ago.

The 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship calendar

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The 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship calendar is reconfirmed as follows:
13/03 Bahrain, Sakhir
27/03 Australia, Melbourne
10/04 Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
17/04 China*, Shanghai
08/05 Turkey, Istanbul
22/05 Spain, Catalunya
29/05 Monaco, Monte Carlo
12/06 Canada, Montreal
26/06 Europe, Valencia
10/07 Great Britain, Silverstone
24/07 Germany, Hockenheim
31/07 Hungary, Budapest
28/08 Belgium, Spa-Francorchamps
11/09 Italy, Monza
25/09 Singapore, Marina Bay Street
09/10 Japan, Suzuka
16/10 Korea, Yeongam
30/10 India*
13/11 Abu Dhabi, Yas Marina
27/11 Brazil, Sao Paulo

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Flash news

Pat Fry to join Ferrari’s technical line-up

Ferrari announced on Tuesday that Pat Fry will join their technical department. Fry, who left McLaren a few months ago, will take up the new role of assistant technical director at the Italian team next month. Read more... Link  

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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