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2012 Formula One Santander British Grand Prix
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#1 - J@tko
2012 Formula One Santander British Grand Prix



Timetable: (all times BST = UTC +1)

Practice 1: Fri 10:00
Practice 2: Fri 14:00
Practice 3: Sat 10:00
Qualifying: Sat 13:00
Race: Sun 13:00

Weather Forecast:
Lots and lots of rain, all weekend. Autosport Link.


DRS is on hangar straight coming into Stowe.

FP1 Results: (Wet)
Pos Driver Team Time Laps
1. Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1m56.552s 13
2. Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m56.827s + 0.275 10
3. Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1m57.174s + 0.622 6
4. Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1m57.664s + 1.112 11
5. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m58.119s + 1.567 7
6. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1m58.463s + 1.911 7
7. Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1m58.483s + 1.931 19
8. Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1m58.493s + 1.941 10
9. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m58.942s + 2.390 8
10. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m59.076s + 2.524 12
11. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m59.414s + 2.862 11
12. Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 1m59.614s + 3.062 9
13. Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1m59.733s + 3.181 7
14. Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 1m59.787s + 3.235 10
15. Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 2m00.125s + 3.573 5
16. Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 2m00.253s + 3.701 6
17. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 2m01.834s + 5.282 6
18. Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 2m01.835s + 5.283 6
19. Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 2m04.341s + 7.789 9
20. Dani Clos HRT-Cosworth 2m05.022s + 8.470 11
21. Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 2m11.760s + 15.208 6
22. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 4
23. Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 3
24. Jules Bianchi Force India-Mercedes 1

FP2 Results: (Wet)
Pos Driver Team Time Laps
1. Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1m56.345s 8
2. Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1m56.474s + 0.129 15
3. Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1m56.545s + 0.200 11
4. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m56.567s + 0.222 9
5. Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1m57.493s + 1.148 13
6. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1m57.948s + 1.603 9
7. Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 1m58.580s + 2.235 10
8. Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1m58.897s + 2.552 8
9. Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1m58.943s + 2.598 11
10. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m59.015s + 2.670 14
11. Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1m59.429s + 3.084 9
12. Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1m59.472s + 3.127 6
13. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m59.476s + 3.131 10
14. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m59.854s + 3.509 7
15. Felipe Massa Ferrari 2m00.565s + 4.220 7
16. Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 2m00.820s + 4.475 11
17. Bruno Senna Williams-Renault 2m01.099s + 4.754 6
18. Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 2m01.348s + 5.003 12
19. Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 2m03.719s + 7.374 8
20. Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 2m04.774s + 8.429 8
21. Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1
22. Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 2
23. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1
24. Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth

Still pissin it down in GP2 FP.
Enjoying watching the British team practise syncronised swimming at Silverstone in GP2 today, interesting seeing how many of them are pushing to the absolute limit and ending off the track - same was seen in Gp3. Anyway, I hope it's wet for the whole weekend, will be good to see the grid really muddled up. Impressed by the turn out also!
Wonderful, a proper wet weekend.
Quote from N I K I :Wonderful, a proper wet weekend.

Let me guess, you think Schumacher can win?
3rd fastest in FP2. And in a highly unpredictable season I wouldn't write anything off, no matter how subjective you are about a particular team and / or driver.

Bottas has impressed this year in my opinion, quicker than Maldonado in Fp1 also at Silverstone - shame there won't be room at Williams for him for the next few years with the funding flooding in from Brazil and Venezuela.
He's been fastest in other events in FP but he didn't win the race. FP times are irrelevant with varying fuel loads and the unpredictability of wet weather especially.
Bingo - wet weather makes it unpredictable, therefore you cannot rule anybody out. Even Caterham who had Kovalainen in 7th in Fp2. Alonso, Hamilton, Schumacher and Grosjean being my tips for success this weekend.
Schumacher will have very good pace, but I imagine he will get caught in an incident (may or may not be his fault) that puts him at the back or completely out of the race.
(Semi-)Wet race and Pereretz
Jenson out of Q1.
I thought Schumacher was a rain master? He's gone off more than anyone else..
#13 - CSF
Yet still did a lap quicker than Alonso and Massa.
Quote from CSF :Yet still did a lap quicker than Alonso and Massa.

Maybe him reversing almost across the track scared them :P
Does the 4 hours maximun duration applies on qualifying?

I read that once the session has started, it has to either be completed or just take the positions drivers are right now and make that the starting grid. No possibility for a Sunday qualifying.
I hope it's not gonna be my hat eating time...

EDIT: Didn't think so.
Quote from BlueFlame :I thought Schumacher was a rain master? He's gone off more than anyone else..

Khm, P3? So I heard Hamilton is a rain master. Cool story bro.

Quote from BlueFlame :I hope it's not gonna be my hat eating time...

Good Appetite.
The rainmaster will show something special tomorrow i bet
Alonso flying. Sweet lap. Schumi on the second row again.

McLaren / Hamilton... what the hell. Full wet setup? From fastest to slowest in an instant.

Should be fun tomorrow.
#20 - CSF
Slow first split cost Schumacher pole there. Oh well, Alonso is just in another world this season.
Quote from CSF :Slow first split cost Schumacher pole there. Oh well, Alonso is just in another world this season.

Cockup with the full wets. Lacking that extra lap on inters...
Awesome job Fernando. Too bad Lewis and Button.

Bring on the rain tomorow!
#23 - CSF
Quote from DevilDare :Cockup with the full wets. Lacking that extra lap on inters...

Perhaps. Just one lap too late. Made up 0.7 in the rest of the lap though.
Can't wait for the race to start!
Let's just hope it doesn't get red flagged and delayed for x hours ... I gotta work in the morning ...

Go Schumi!
Hopefully Race control doesn't go Safety Nazi and we actually have a good wet race for the first time in 5 years.

2012 Formula One Santander British Grand Prix
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