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Alonso: Extremely satisfying, a feeling you really have given your all

Alonso: Extremely satisfying, a feeling you really have given your all

Jul.21 (GP247) It was the kind of performance that will be remembered for years to come, Fernando Alonso wrestling with the Ferrari F2012 on a slick as ice surface during qualifying for the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim, them popping two astounding laps one after the other to claim pole position by close to half […]

Perez penalised for blocking in qualifying

Perez penalised for blocking  in qualifying

Jul.21 (F1 Press Release) Sauber’s Sergio Pérez was hit with a five-place grid penalty for German Grand Prix after the FIA race stewards rules he had impeded rivals in qualifying. The Mexican driver qulaified in 12th place on the grid but will start from 17th after the stewards ruled that he blocked both Fernando Alonso […]

Force India enjoy best qualifying performance of their season

Force India enjoy best qualifying performance of their season

Jul.21 (F1 Press Release) Force India enjoyed their best qualifying performance of the season with local hero Nico Hülkenberg qualifying fifth and Paul di Resta ninth for the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim. It’s only the second time this year both Force India cars have made the Q3 shoot-out and Mark Webber’s gearbox-change penalty will […]

Ferrari: It’s difficult to make any predictions

Jul.21 (Ferrari Press Release) A wet qualifying an Alonso qualifying: it’s a poor rhyme but an accurate summary of the second consecutive pole position for Scuderia Ferrari and its Spanish driver, on a wet track here at Hockenheim, just as it was at Silverstone. It’s a shame that this positive outcome did not extend to […]

Red Bull: Second and third is a very positive result

Jul.21 (Red Bull Press Release) Team and drivers report on qualifying for the German Grand Prix, Round 10 of the 2012 Formula 1 world championship, at Hockenheim. Car 1 Sebastian Vettel, Position: 2nd, (3rd Practice – P6, 1:16.475) “The track was best at the end of the session, which is when we got our best […]

Mercedes: Our car was fundamentally fast in all conditions

Jul.21 (Mercedes Press Release) After an eventful and weather-affected qualifying hour, Michael Schumacher will start from the second row of the grid tomorrow for the German Grand Prix, with team-mate Nico Rosberg qualifying in 17th place. The pole position time this afternoon was 24.9 seconds slower than the fastest time in Q1 Nico was third […]

Williams: We’ll be working hard to get both cars the points

Jul.21 (Williams Press Release) Team and drivers report on qualifying for the German Grand Prix, Round 10 of the 2012 Formula 1 world championship, at Hockenheim. Qualifying Notes • Pastor Maldonado qualified sixth for tomorrow’s German Grand Prix with a time of 1:43.950 in changeable conditions at the Hockenheimring. • Bruno Senna qualified in 16th […]

Force India: We made the most of the challenging conditions

Jul.21 (Force India Press Release) Sahara Force India made the most of the mixed weather conditions during today’s qualifying session with Nico Hulkenberg setting the fifth fastest time ahead of Paul Di Resta in ninth. P5* Nico Hulkenberg (VJM05/03) (*starting position still to be confirmed) “I feel very excited because it’s always special to qualify […]

German Grand Prix: Pirelli qualifying report

Jul.21 (Pirelli Press Release) With rain once again dominating qualifying, just as it did in Silverstone two weeks ago, Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso has taken his second consecutive pole position in wet conditions, this time using the Pirelli Cinturato Blue full wet tyre. The P Zero White medium tyre has been nominated for the race along […]

McLaren: A little disappointed with the final qualifying result

Jul.21 (McLaren Press Release) Team and drivers report on qualifying for the German Grand Prix, Round 10 of the 2012 Formula 1 world championship, at Hockenheim. Jenson Button: MP4-27A-02 * will start 6th due to Mark Webber’s five-place grid penalty “We struggled to get the tyres to work today – when you can’t get temperature […]

Marussia: Things haven’t gone at all wel

Jul.21 (Marussia Press Release) The Marussia F1 Team’s wet weekend in Hockenheim got even wetter today in the build-up to a lively German Grand Prix qualifying session. In this morning’s mostly dry FP3 session, Timo clocked up 22 miles as he worked through his qualifying set-up programme. Charles, meanwhile, had a frustrating wait in the […]

Sauber: Our drivers will be able to attack in the race

Jul.21 (Sauber Press Release) The qualifying session for the German Grand Prix in Hockenheim started in dry conditions, but then thunder, lightning and heavy rain came. In dry conditions both Sauber F1 Team drivers put in strong performances, but on the wet track in Q2 they were a bit unlucky with traffic and timing, and […]

Lotus: Qualifying was a frustrating session

Jul.21 (Lotus Press Release) After demonstrating a promisingly brisk car in dry conditions, Kimi Räikkönen claimed tenth position during a rain afflicted qualifying session for tomorrow’s German Grand Prix, while Romain Grosjean was fifteenth fastest but will start in twentieth position due to a penalty for a gearbox change. Kimi Räikkönen, E20-05. Q : P10, […]

HRT: We expect a dry race but anything is possible?

Jul.21 (HRT Press Release) Despite the rain threatening to wash out the second day of the German Grand Prix, the morning?s practice session took place in dry conditions practically until the end. Pedro de la Rosa and Narain Karthikeyan, who was driving in those conditions for the first time in the German circuit, were able […]

Toro Rosso: Points have to be our target

Jul.21 (Toro Rosso Press Release) Team and drivers report on qualifying for the German Grand Prix, Round 10 of the 2012 Formula 1 world championship, at Hockenheim. Daniel Ricciardo (STR7-04) Third Practice Session Best lap 1:17.238, pos. 14th, 25 laps Qualifying Best lap: (Q1) 1:16.516, (Q2) 1:39.789, pos. 11th “I am satisfied with that performance. […]

Caterham: Today’s results are not where we want to be

Jul.21 (Caterham Press Release) Team and drivers report on qualifying for the German Grand Prix, Round 10 of the 2012 Formula 1 world championship, at Hockenheim. Team Quotes Heikki Kovalainen, car 20, chassis CT01-#3: “For where we are right now that was pretty much the perfect lap. I didn’t make any mistakes, nailed every apex […]

German Grand Prix qualifying press conference from Hockenheim

German Grand Prix qualifying press conference from Hockenheim

Jul.21 (FIA) Full transcript from the 2012 German Grand Prix qualifying press conference, at Hockenheim, featuring the top three in the session: Pole winner Fernando Alonso, second Sebastian Vettel and third Mark Webber. Congratulations Fernando, a second successive pole, but we heard on the team radio before the start of Q3 saying it was just […]

De Villota returns home to Spain to continue recovery

De Villota returns home to Spain to continue recovery

Jul.21 (Reuters) Spanish test driver Maria De Villota, seriously injured in a crash at at the start of July, has made “significant progress” in her recovery and returned to Spain, the Marussia Formula One team Saturday. De Villota suffered life-threatening head and facial injuries in the accident at Duxford airfield in eastern England on July […]

Alonso masters the rain again to take German GP pole at Hockenheim

Alonso masters the rain again to take German GP pole at Hockenheim

Jul.21 (GP247) Two weeks ago exactly our headline after qualifying at Silverstone referred to Fernando Alonso as the rain master for his feat in claiming pole position in torrid conditions, yet again the Ferrari driver further enhanced his reputation as the rain master of this era by powering to pole position for the German Grand […]

Practice 3: Alonso quickest before torrential downpour

Practice 3: Alonso quickest before torrential downpour

Jul.21 (GP247) With handful of minutes left in the final free practice session of the German Grand Prix weekend, the heavens opened up and torrential rain fell over Hockenheim after a dry 60 minutes session which saw Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso top the timing sheets. Alonso’s best time came around the 40 minute mark, when he […]

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