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Indian GP

Qualifying

1. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m25.283

2. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1m25.327 + 0.044

3. Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1m25.544 + 0.261

4. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1m25.659 + 0.376

5. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m25.773 + 0.490

6. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m25.857 + 0.574

7. Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1m26.236 + 0.953

8. Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1m26.360 + 1.077

9. Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1m26.713 + 1.430

10. Nico Rosberg Mercedes no time

11. Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1m26.136s + 0.701

12. Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercede 1m26.241s + 0.806

13. Bruno Senna Williams-Renault 1m26.331s + 0.896

14. Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1m26.574s + 1.139

15. Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m26.777s + 1.342

16. Paul di Resta Force India-Mercede 1m26.989s + 1.554

17. Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1m27.219s + 1.784

18. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m27.525s + 1.477

19. Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 1m28.756s + 2.708

20. Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 1m29.500s + 3.452

21. Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 1m29.613s + 3.565

22. Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 1m30.592s + 4.544

23. Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1m30.593s + 4.545

24. Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 1m30.662s + 4.614

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McLaren MP4-27 pic Autosport

New Lotus launch http://www.youtube.com/user/lrgptv?blend=1&ob=0

I don't know what Red Bull and Newey are up to, but they've made the stepped nose look uber-cool with the little aero-fins and the vent. That looks like a beast of a car already, compared with the Fer

The Indian GP

1. Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1h31:10.744

2. Alonso Ferrari + 9.437

3. Webber Red Bull-Renault + 13.217

4. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes + 13.909

5. Button McLaren-Mercedes + 26.266

6. Massa Ferrari + 44.674

7. Raikkonen Lotus-Renault + 45.227

8. Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes + 54.998

9. Grosjean Lotus-Renault + 56.103

10. Senna Williams-Renault + 1:14.975

11. Rosberg Mercedes + 1:21.694

12. Di Resta Force India-Mercedes + 1:22.815

13. Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari + 1:26.064

14. Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari + 1:26.495

15. Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari + 1 lap

16. Maldonado Williams-Renault + 1 lap

17. Petrov Caterham-Renault + 1 lap

18. Kovalainen Caterham-Renault + 1 lap

19. Pic Marussia-Cosworth + 1 lap

20. Glock Marussia-Cosworth + 2 laps

21. Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth + 2 laps

22. Schumacher Mercedes + 5 laps

Drivers Championship

1. Vettel 240

2. Alonso 227

3. Raikkonen 173

4. Webber 167

5. Hamilton 165

6. Button 141

7. Rosberg 93

8. Grosjean 90

9. Massa 89

10. Perez 66

11. Kobayashi 50

12. Hulkenberg 49

13. Di Resta 44

14. Schumacher 43

15. Maldonado 33

16. Senna 26

17. Vergne 12

18. Ricciardo 9

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Raikkonen re-signs with Lotus for 2013

Kimi Raikkonen has re-signed for Lotus, the team confirmed in a special promotional video on Monday morning.

The 2007 Formula 1 world champion, who returned to the sport at the beginning of this year after two seasons competing in the World Rally Championship, currently lies third in the 2012 drivers' standings.

The 33-year-old had long been expected to remain with Lotus for a second season. The team had an option for 2013 based upon certain performance criteria being met, which it has achieved comfortably.

Despite not winning a race on his return, Raikkonen has impressed with six podium finishes and has attained remarkable consistency, scoring points in every race except the Chinese Grand Prix and completing every racing lap in 2012 so far.

http://uk.eurosport....-080004403.html

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Sauber sign Hulkenberg for 2013

Nico Hulkenberg is to move from Force India to Sauber next season, the Swiss team confirmed on Wednesday. Sauber will announce their second 2013 driver at a later date, leaving Kamui Kobayashi’s F1 future uncertain.

Hulkenberg won the GP2 Series in 2009, made his Formula One debut with Williams in 2010 and took a pole position - in Brazil - in his maiden year. The 25-year-old German is currently 12th in the drivers’ championship, on 49 points after 17 of 20 races, with a best 2012 result of fourth place in Belgium.

“I’m really looking forward to working with the Sauber F1 Team,” said Hulkenberg, who served as a test driver with Force India in 2011 before returning to the grid this season. “It’s a well-placed team and very competitive. Plus it’s a team in which young drivers have repeatedly delivered exceptional performances. I would like to take up that baton.

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Abu Dhabi GP Qualifying

1. Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1m40.630s

2. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1m40.978s + 0.348

3. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m41.073s + 0.443

4. Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1m41.226s + 0.596

5. Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1m41.260s + 0.630

6. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1m41.290s + 0.660

7. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m41.582s + 0.952

8. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m41.603s + 0.973

9. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m41.723s + 1.093

10. Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1m41.778s + 1.148

11. Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1m42.019s + 1.118

12. Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1m42.084s + 1.183

13. Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1m42.218s + 1.317

14. Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1m42.289s + 1.388

15. Bruno Senna Williams-Renault 1m42.330s + 1.429

16. Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1m42.606s + 1.705

17. Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m42.765s + 1.864

18. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m44.058s + 2.561

19. Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 1m44.956s + 3.459

20. Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 1m45.089s + 3.592

21. Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 1m45.151s + 3.654

22. Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 1m45.426s + 3.929

23. Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 1m45.766s + 4.269

24. Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1m46.382s + 4.885

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Abu Dhabi GP

1. Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1h45:58.667

2. Alonso Ferrari + 0.852

3. Vettel Red Bull-Renault + 4.163

4. Button McLaren-Mercedes + 7.787

5. Maldonado Williams-Renault + 13.007

6. Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari + 20.076

7. Massa Ferrari + 22.896

8. Senna Williams-Renault + 23.542

9. Di Resta Force India-Mercedes + 24.160

10. Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari + 27.400

11. Schumacher Mercedes + 28.000

12. Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari + 34.900

13. Kovalainen Caterham-Renault + 47.700

14. Glock Marussia-Cosworth + 56.400

15. Perez Sauber-Ferrari + 56.700

16. Petrov Caterham-Renault + 1:04.500

17. De la Rosa HRT-Cosworth + 1:11.5

Drivers Championship

1. Vettel 255

2. Alonso 245

3. Raikkonen 198

4. Webber 167

5. Hamilton 165

6. Button 153

7. Massa 95

8. Rosberg 93

9. Grosjean 90

10. Perez 66

11. Kobayashi 58

12. Hulkenberg 49

13. Di Resta 46

14. Maldonado 43

15. Schumacher 43

16. Senna 30

17. Vergne 12

18. Ricciardo 10

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F1 : Nurburgring officially confirms loss of Formula 1 race at historic German venue

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 09:27

Circuit says 'no more Formula 1' at the Nurburgring - The Nurburgring's chances of staging the German Formula One Grand Prix as scheduled next year have receded yet further.

Bernie Ecclestone was already in talks with Hockenheim about replacing the mid-July event next year, while the crisis struck Nurburgring is grappling with an insolvency process.

Still, there was a chance the Nurburging would pull through.

However, multiple German reports, including in the daily Rhein and Allgemeine newspapers, have now revealed that negotiations between the existing management and the managers of the insolvency have broken down.

A circuit spokesman confirmed to the DPA news agency that there will indeed be "no more Formula One" at the Nurburgring, as talks with Bernie Ecclestone had also ended.

But Pietro Nuvolini, the spokesman for the financial recovery experts in charge of the Nurburgring situation, insisted: "If the tenants want to return to the negotiating table, our door is not closed."

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United States Grand Prix Qualifying

1. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m35.657s

2. Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1m35.766s + 0.109

3. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1m36.174s + 0.517

4. Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1m36.708s + 1.051

5. Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1m36.794s + 1.137

6. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m36.937s + 1.280

7. Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1m37.141s + 1.484

8. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m37.300s + 1.643

9. Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1m36.587s + 0.930 (gearbox change penalty)

10. Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1m37.842s + 2.185

11. Bruno Senna Williams-Renault 1m37.604s + 1.808

12. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1m37.616s + 1.820

13. Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1m37.665s + 1.869

14. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m37.879s + 2.083

15. Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1m38.206s + 2.410

16. Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1m38.437s + 2.641

17. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m38.501s + 2.705

18. Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m39.114s + 2.556

19. Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 1m40.056s + 3.498

20. Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 1m40.664s + 4.106

21. Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 1m40.809s + 4.251

22. Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 1m41.166s + 4.608

23. Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 1m42.011s + 5.453

24. Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1m42.740s + 6.182

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2014 season news

On track: Sochi F1 circuit to be completed in time

Published: 16 November, 2012, 13:22

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A scale model of the Formula Sochi race track (RIA Novosti / Ruslan Krivobok)

The construction of the Sochi Formula 1 track is developing according to plan and will be ready to host Russia’s maiden Grand Prix in 2014, says German architect, Hermann Tilke.

“We’re deeply involved in the construction of the circuit at the moment,” Tilke told DPA news agency. “I can say that everything is going according to schedule. Everything is fine. We’ll be able to build the track in time, which means by 2014.”

The racetrack will be situated not far from the Olympic Park, which will host most of the events of the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014. The first ever Russian Formula 1 Grand Prix is planned for July the same year.

Hermann Tilke is one of the leading F1 architects, with nine of his track designs present in the 2012 championship calendar.

The Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, which will see the sport making its long-awaited return to the US this weekend, is also the German’s creation.

RT

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Mclaren proving to be a joke again. They've ruined this season for me.

How does one team having reliability issues ruin a season? This year has been fantastic, with more winners and more drivers on the podium than had been thought possible going into the season. This season has had more interesting and exciting races than the last few combined. But oh wait, its the British team, with the two over-hyped British drivers. My bad.

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US GP

result

1. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1h35:55.269

2. Vettel Red Bull-Renault + 0.600

3. Alonso Ferrari + 39.200

4. Massa Ferrari + 46.000

5. Button McLaren-Mercedes + 56.400

6. Raikkonen Lotus-Renault + 1:04.400

7. Grosjean Lotus-Renault + 1:10.300

8. Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes + 1:13.700

9. Maldonado Williams-Renault + 1:14.500

10. Senna Williams-Renault + 1:15.100

11. Perez Sauber-Ferrari + 1:24.300

12. Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari + 1:24.800

13. Rosberg Mercedes + 1:25.500

14. Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari + 1 lap

15. Di Resta Force India-Mercedes + 1 lap

16. Schumacher Mercedes + 1 lap

17. Petrov Caterham-Renault + 1 lap

18. Kovalainen Caterham-Renault + 1 lap

19. Glock Marussia-Cosworth + 1 lap

20. Pic Marussia-Cosworth + 2 laps

21. De la Rosa HRT-Cosworth + 2 laps

22. Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth + 2 laps

Drivers Championship

1. Vettel 273

2. Alonso 260

3. Raikkonen 206

4. Hamilton 190

5. Webber 167

6. Button 163

7. Massa 107

8. Grosjean 96

9. Rosberg 93

10. Perez 66

11. Kobayashi 58

12. Hulkenberg 53

13. Di Resta 46

14. Maldonado 45

15. Schumacher 43

16. Senna 31

17. Vergne 12

18. Ricciardo 10

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Hamilton wins, Vettel 2nd and Alonso P3

First time these three have ever been on the podium together remarkably.

More than happy with the finishing order too! Class drive from Hamilton today, absolute class.

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How does one team having reliability issues ruin a season? This year has been fantastic, with more winners and more drivers on the podium than had been thought possible going into the season. This season has had more interesting and exciting races than the last few combined. But oh wait, its the British team, with the two over-hyped British drivers. My bad.

Sorry, that post has really annoyed me.

I take it you watch all sports purely objectively then Faster? Yes, I can just imagine you sitting in front of your TV contentedly saying to yourself "I don't care who wins here, it's sport that wins from this, and that's what matters" :lol:

Seriously, I'm more than aware of how good this season has been from a neutral's persepctive. But as a fan of Lewis Hamilton, it's been gaulling to see the McLaren team lose so many points for him through botched pit-stops and mechanical failures. These have ruined the season from my point of view because we should've seen a three way title battle, and the driver I support should've been in it (Button I'm less fussed about and the nationality of the team doesn't bother me either since most cars are built in Britain anyway. I'll still be a Hamilton fan when he's in a "German" car next year).

You can argue with Sir Frank Williams about how "overhyped" Hamilton is since he's said more than once that he's the driver he'd have in his team if he had free choice from the field. I respect his opinion a hell of a lot. Not that I'm getting into that debate with you now. Thing is Faster, you've been less than subtle about your aversion to British success in any sport during your time on these forums. That's fine, but if you're going to hold that point of view, don't pretend to be oooh-sooo-objective on such things at the same time, and don't be so snooty when people get a lttle bit emotional or show a bit of bias. This is sport, and you're just as biased as anyone else.

Pfffftttt......stupid that I even had to explain that really,. :mellow:

(Sorry for the rant Faster, I really didn't mean it to be one! But it's not the first time you've made little digs or remarks like that)

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Its not about objectivity Rob, its about completely disqualifying something because your preferace does poorly. It is always nicer to have a horse in the race, but when your horse is doing poorly, it shouldn't take away from the overall quality of an event. With or without Hamilton this has been the most interesting Formula One season since 2008.

I know it sucks to support a driver with reliability problems (anyone driving McLaren circa 2005) but one aspect should not take away from an overall exceptional season.

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