2012 Spanish Grand Prix – Maldonado Surprises

2012 F1 Spanish GP - Grand Prix

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


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 – Chinese Grand Prix Recap and Analysis

F1 - 2012 Chinese Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg claimed his maiden F1 victory for Mercedes at the 2012 Chinese Grand Prix with a perfectly controlled drive from pole position. The last time a works Mercedes entered car won a race was with Juan Manuel Fangio at the 1955 Italian GP. Back in F1 as a constructor after they bought out the 2009 championship winning Brawn GP team, their first victory was always going to be a question of ‘when’ rather than ‘if’. Rosberg delivered in style on a hazy Sunday afternoon as he led home the McLaren duo of Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton in second and third.

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2012 Malaysian Grand Prix: Alonso wins rain affected thriller


Alonso conquers the rain at the 2012 Malaysian Grand Prix


Double world champion Fernando Alonso sealed victory for Ferrari in the rain affected 2012 Malaysian Grand Prix ahead of a spirited Sergio Perez. Alonso had to fend off a late race charge from the Mexican’s Sauber in an event red flagged for over an hour due to treacherous track conditions. McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton crossed the finish line in third after starting from pole position. Alonso relied on his typically fiery driving style and perfectly timed pit-stops from Ferrari to take the chequered flag after 56 nail biting laps of the Sepang International Circuit.

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2012 Australian Grand Prix – Button Storms to Victory

2012 Australian Grand Prix

2012 Formula One Season officially kicks off with the Australian Grand Prix


Jenson Button delivered a peerless drive from start to finish taking victory in the 2012 Australian Grand Prix. Over 58 laps of the Albert Park circuit in Melbourne, the Briton started second on the grid alongside his pole-sitting team-mate Lewis Hamilton. After launching off the start line better than Hamilton as the lights went out, he held the inside line into the first corner and then led the race all the way to the checkered flag leading home Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel and Hamilton in an exciting and eventful season opener.

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