2012 Spanish Grand Prix – Maldonado Surprises

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Pastor Maldonado put in the defining drive of his F1 career to claim his maiden victory from pole position in the Spanish Grand Prix. The 2.91 mile Circuit de Catalunya, F1’s most favoured testing destination, witnessed a surprising starting grid after Lewis Hamilton’s pole-sitting McLaren was found in breach of a technical regulation and demoted to the back. It was the Williams of Maldonado on pole with home hero Fernando Alonso lining up his Ferrari alongside.

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2012 Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix – Race Recap

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Red Bull’s reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel resisted a stiff challenge from Lotus’s Kimi Raikkonen to win the 2012 Bahrain GP. Spread over 57 warm and tyre corroding laps of the Bahrain International Circuit at Sakhir, the race took every ounce of Vettel’s grit and consistency to defend from the dogged pursuit of the resurgent Lotus drivers. Romain Grosjean drove brilliantly through the field from seventh to finish third on the podium, overtaken on the way only by team-mate Raikkonen, who finished 3.3 seconds adrift of the winner.

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F1 2012: Final Pre-season Test at Barcelona

F1 teams wrapped up winter testing at Barcelona with the third and final pre-season test which took place March 1-4. In a session that saw 10 teams participate, all the competitors barring HRT and Marussia put the final touches on their 2012 cars in readiness for the season opener at Melbourne from March 16-18.

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