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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Brembo engineers it's at turn 5 where the drivers brake hardest at Yas Marina Circuit

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For the Brembo engineers it's at turn 5 where the drivers brake hardest, slowing by 252 km/h! 2,610 kilowatts of energy are released in the process! Up to 5.93G pull on the drivers, who push with 158kg onto the brake.

Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team confirms same drivers for 2013

Scuderia Toro Rosso confirms same drivers for 2013

Scuderia Toro Rosso is pleased to confirm that it will continue with its current driver line-up of Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne for the 2013 Formula 1 season. It will be the second year with the team for both of them.
Franz Tost: “Both drivers have done a good job this season. Daniel joined us with a few Grands Prix under his belt and so his feedback and experience was particularly useful while Jean-Eric got up to speed, often having to deal with tracks he had never seen before. Since the summer break, both drivers have scored more points and everyone in the team has been impressed with their maturity in terms of working with the engineers and their racecraft on track. We will be doing our best in the next few months, to produce a 2013 car which will allow them to demonstrate their talent.”
Daniel Ricciardo: “I am really pumped to know that I am continuing with Scuderia Toro Rosso for another season and want to thank the team and Red Bull. There are big expectations for next year and I’m ready and willing to fulfil them. I feel I have been growing and developing as a driver and my approach to the technical side of the sport has also progressed this year, so I am sure that will serve me well in my second season with Toro Rosso. We have had quite a tough season, but despite that, I have always enjoyed a good relationship with all the guys and I am delighted at the idea of working with them for another year.”
Jean-Eric Vergne: “I am really happy about this great news. Thank you Toro Rosso and thank you Red Bull, who have backed me since the early days of my career. It has been a difficult season and, as a rookie, I have learned a lot, thanks to the support I got and the excellent relationship I have enjoyed with all the guys. I feel much stronger now and I know I have become a better driver over the course of the season. I really believe in this team and with all the experience I have gained, combined with the team’s ambitious plans for next year, I think we can look forward to great things in 2013, attacking all the way.”

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Williams F1 Team´s Bruno Senna & Pastor Maldonado videos - Yas Marina Circuit 2 / 4 November 2012

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Bruno gives us his thoughts on the Abu Dhabi race this weekend
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Pastor gives us his thoughts on the Abu Dhabi race this weekend

GT Academy Race to Dubai Episode 4

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Episode 4 of GT Academy - Race to Dubai. Follow the highs and lows of past and present GT Academy winners as they race in high profile international racing series.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Caterham Team Information: Preview Yas Marina Circuit 2 to 4 November 2012 3:56 PM (2 hours ago) to
Caterham F1

Abu Dhabi Grand PrixView

Race Laps: 55
High percentage of low and medium speed corners, like Hungary but with two long straights
Limited number of high speed corners: T2-T3 & T20
High fuel effect
Medium-high brake energy but two high power braking zones
Braking stability & good brake cooling are very important
No major bumps on track
No kerbs are high but landing from kerb is very important for traction
In FP1 the track is usually dusty and green but the circuit evolves very quickly
Main observation is track temperature change: In FP1 and FP3 the ground temperature can be around 40°C, while for FP2, quali and the race it is often around 30°C - this is an important consideration for tyre evaluation and setup work

2011 Weather
Air/Track temp ( C): 28 / 31
Pitlane altitude (m): 0
ATM Press (HPA): 1010
Hum (%): 45
Wind (kph): SSE 15

2011 Timing

P1: VET (1:38.481 Q3)
P2: HAM (1:38.622 Q3)
P3:  BUT (1:38.631 Q3)
CF1T best: P18 KOV (1:42.979 Q1)

P1: HAM (1:43.461 L51)
P2: BUT (1:43.914 L41)
P3: ALO (1:43.154 L51)
CF1T best: P17 KOV (1:46.610 L50)

Circuit Particularity
Bumpiness: low
Overtaking chance: T8, T11
Kerbs: smooth
Ride height setting particularity: low
Engine severity: medium
Gearbox severity: medium / high
Lat/Long grip: medium
Aero eff ratio: low
Safety car history: 2011 – none, 2010 – 1 (laps 1 – 5), 2009 – none
Track grip evo during w/e: high
Aero settings: high
Brake wear severity: medium / high
Brake cooling necessity: high

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Updates

Continuing the development of the CT01, which has further updates planned for each of the remaining 2012 races, Caterham F1 Team will launch a number of technical updates at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The package for the Yas Marina Circuit is the most significant update for a number of races from which the team is aiming to find around three to four tenths of second in laptime. Among these will be a revised exhaust layout incorporated within new rear bodywork, new front brake duct assemblies and detail updates to the floor, diffuser and front wing.

Driver Quotes

Giedo van der Garde (driving FP1 in Vitaly Petrov’s car)
: “Abu Dhabi’s the first track I’ll be driving on in FP1 at this stage of the season that I’ve raced on before. With the obvious limits we work under in FP1 that’s a big advantage as it means I’m not having to learn my way around on my first couple of laps, and as we’re usually doing somewhere between 20 to 25 laps in first practice it means I can help the team even more right from the first run.

“I have to say I’m really enjoying the work I’m doing with the team and it’ll be even better in Abu Dhabi. In India my times were closer to my team mate than in any other session I’ve done and I think I’m really developing a good relationship with the engineers and the whole team. It’s obviously a bit tricky to really show what you can do when you have just one set of tyres and not much more than about 25 laps, but these sessions aren’t about showing how quick I can go, they’re about working to the program set by the team and continuing to learn as much as I can about the step up from GP2 to F1. After the Abu Dhabi race I’ll be staying on for the young driver test, and that’ll be another really good step forward in my development – two full days in the car on a track I’ve already driven on, and with a group of people who I’ve worked closely with for the last couple of months will give me a great chance to help the team get as much as they can from the test, and give me the opportunity to keep developing without some of the constraints of a race weekend FP1.”

Heikki Kovalainen, car 20, chassis CT01-#03: “Abu Dhabi’s a track that I think everyone looks forward to getting back to. It’s just about the best overall venue for F1, with some of the best facilities for the teams that we see all year, a track that has some good technical challenges and pretty much perfect weather.

“As my girlfriend’s parents now live in Abu Dhabi we’ve spent quite a bit of time this year and as well as being a good place to race it’s also really good for the time off between Grands Prix. The weather makes training easy and there are several good golf courses where I can keep working on lowering my handicap so it’s somewhere I really like going to

“On track the first sector is pretty quick. If you’re anywhere near turn one you can see just how quick F1 cars change direction as we head into turn one, and from there it’s almost flat out through turns two and three. After that it’s a bit stop/start until the long straight down to T8 where there you have the first clear chance to overtake. From there it’s another flat out blast down to T11 and then it almost turns into a street circuit for the final sector. I’m sure for the people watching from the hotel it must look pretty hardcore, but from inside the car it’s not too much of a challenge. You need good traction and the braking stability has to be perfect, but once we’re through that final sector it’s back onto the start / finish straight and the start of another lap.”

Vitaly Petrov, car 21, chassis CT01-#02: “I really like Abu Dhabi. There’s always strong support from Russian fans around the track and the circuit itself is a good technical challenge where one of the most important areas we’ll be working on is braking stability. You can make up a lot of time if you can really attack the braking zones, particularly into turns eight and eleven after the two longest straights, so we’ll be working hard on that in the practice sessions.

“One of the other challenges in Abu Dhabi is dealing with the track evolution. At the start of FP1 it is always pretty green but the grip comes in quickly. FP1 and FP3 are both run when the track is nearing its hottest temperatures, but FP2, quali and the race are all run in the later afternoon and into the evening when track temperatures have dropped but the grip levels are continuing to rise, so we’ll be taking a close look at how best to manage the tyre degradation as the conditions change. As we’ve seen all season, looking after the tyres properly can make a real difference to performance, so that’s something everyone will be working on.”

The Caterham F1 Team Abu Dhabi Grand Prix multimedia preview

Follow the data trace through a telemetry lap of the Yas Marina circuit courtesy of Renault Sport F1, hear from Heikki, Vitaly and Giedo on one of their favourite races of the season and watch our technical briefing film as Performance Director John Iley examines the Yas Marina circuit and explains how tyre performance effects car set-up.


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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - HRT Team Information: Media schedule Yas Marina Circuit 1 to 4 November 2012

Formula 1 Team 7:40 AM (3 hours ago) to


HRT Media schedule - Abu Dhabi GP

the media schedule for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Thursday, 1st November 2012

13.00h 13.10h Open TV Front Garage MQH
13.10h 13.20h Chinese Media Hospitality MQH
13.20h 13.30h International Media Hospitality MQH
16.00h 16.10h Open TV (Spanish / English) Front Garage PDLR
16.10h 16.20h Spanish Media Hospitality PDLR
16.20h 16.30h International Media Hospitality PDLR
16.00h 16.05h Open TV Front Garage NK
16.05h 16.15h International Media Hospitality NK

Friday, 2nd November 2012

15.00h 15.05h Open TV Front Garage MQH
15.05h 15.15h Chinese Media Hospitality MQH
15.15h 15.25h International Media Hospitality MQH
21.00h 21.05h Open TV (English) Front garage NK
21.05h 21.15h International Media Hospitality NK
21.00h 21.10h Open TV (Spanish / English) Front garage PDLR
21.10h 21.20h Spanish Media Hospitality PDLR
21.20h 21.30h International Media Hospitality PDLR

Saturday, 3rd November 2012

19.30h 19.40h International Media Hospitality NK
19.30h 19.40h Spanish Media Hospitality PDLR
19.40h 19.50h International Media Hospitality PDLR

Sunday, 4th November 2012

Pintxo Hospitality
Just after the race Open TV FIA media pen Both drivers
18.45h 18.50h International Media Hospitality NK
18.45h 18.50h Spanish Media Hospitality PDLR
18.50h 19.00h International Media Hospitality PDLR

*Limited individual interviews available upon request.

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - HRT Team Information: Preview Yas Marina Circuit 2 to 4 November 2012

Formula 1 Team 7:40 AM (3 hours ago) to


Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Preview

In Spanish below / en español abajo
2nd-4th November
Yas Marina Circuit – 55 laps – 5.554 km

Abu Dhabi, Tuesday the 30th of October 2012

With the Indian Grand Prix just finished, the teams head west for the third to last race of the season in Abu Dhabi. Narain Karthikeyan will race for the first time at the Yas Marina Circuit after completing a solid race at his home Grand Prix. On his behalf, Pedro de la Rosa returns to a circuit where he drove at in his Pirelli test driver days and where he hopes to have the same good sensations as in India but overcome the problems that forced him to retire last Sunday. Ma Qing Hua will step into the F112 for the third time in Friday’s first free practice session, replacing Narain Karthikeyan.

The Yas Marina is an anti-clockwise circuit and, like many of Hermann Tilke’s constructions, it combines high-speed straights with tight corners. The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is a spectacular event, not only because of the magnificent facilities and its location but because it’s the only race that starts in daylight and finished at night time.

Pirelli has elected its medium and soft tyres for this race.

Pedro de la Rosa: "The Yas Marina is a circuit where braking, maximum speed and grip are essential and it’s very smooth so you can be aggressive with the height and bring out a very low car. I know the track from when I tested with Pirelli, although I’ve never taken part in the Grand Prix, and it’s a very nice circuit and even more so at night time. Our car should adapt quite well, especially in the first sector which is made up of straights and braking areas. It will be another tough challenge for our brakes so it’s very important to understand what happened in India, fix it and try to finish the race”.

Narain Karthikeyan: "I’ve never been to Abu Dhabi; it will be my first time racing there and I hope to adapt well to do the best job possible. The circuit looks fantastic and there will also be a lot of Indian fans spurring me on which is always helpful. After finishing the Indian Grand Prix in front of my home crowd I’m determined to complete another good weekend in Abu Dhabi”.

Ma Qing Hua: ""I'm delighted to have another chance to drive again during a Grand Prix weekend with HRT F1 Team. After my two Friday outings in Monza and Singapore, I've continued to work hard both physically and mentally to be well prepared for opportunities like this one. Apart from the gym and the simulator, I've spent a lot of time going karting as its one of the best ways to train, keep fit and stay focused. To be able to continue gaining experience in a Formula 1 car and adding more miles to my tally is essential for me right now and I want to thank the team for making it happen. I'm getting to know the car and the engineers more each time and this makes me more confident every time I step in the car. My target now is to keep on progressing and learning from the team. I'm really looking forward to getting back out on track and it will be interesting to drive at a circuit like Abu Dhabi where I hav e never been before."

Luis Pérez-Sala, Team Principal: "The Yas Marina is a circuit I like with fantastic facilities and the race and everything surrounding it is spectacular. The target will be to finish with both cars after having not done in the last few races. I hope we have a good performance and that the problem we suffered with the brakes in India doesn’t reoccur in Abu Dhabi. Ma has been training and I’m happy to be giving him another opportunity to step into the car at a circuit he’ll enjoy and that will help him to continue progressing and accumulating experience”.


Previa Gran Premio de Abu Dhabi
2-4 de noviembre
Yas Marina Circuit – 55 vueltas – 5,554 km

Abu Dhabi, martes 30 de octubre de 2012

Nada más finalizar el Gran Premio de India los equipos ponen rumbo hacia el oeste para la antepenúltima prueba de la temporada en Abu Dhabi. Narain Karthikeyan rodará por primera vez en el circuito Yas Marina tras completar una carrera sólida en su Gran Premio local. Por su parte, Pedro de la Rosa regresa a un circuito en donde rodó en su época de piloto probador Pirelli y en el que espera tener las mismas buenas sensaciones de India pero que no se repita el problema que le obligó abandonar el pasado domingo. Ma Qing Hua se subirá por tercera vez al F112 para la primera sesión de entrenamientos libres, reemplazando a Narain Karthikeyan.

El Yas Marina es un circuito que va en sentido contrario a las agujas del reloj y, como tantas obras de Hermann Tilke, combina rectas de alta velocidad con curvas cerradas. El Gran Premio de Abu Dhabi es una prueba espectacular no solo por su magnífica construcción y ubicación, sino también por ser la única carrera que comienza antes de que se ponga el sol y termina de noche.

Pirelli ha escogido sus neumáticos medios y blandos para este Gran Premio.

Pedro de la Rosa: "El Yas Marina es un circuito de frenada, velocidad punta y tracción y es extremadamente liso, por lo que se puede ser agresivo con las alturas y llevar el coche muy bajo. Lo conozco de cuando probamos con Pirelli aunque nunca he participado en el Gran Premio y es un circuito muy bonito y de noche, aún más. Nuestro coche se debería adaptar bastante bien, sobre todo en el primer sector que son rectas y frenadas. De nuevo será una prueba de fuego para los frenos por lo que es muy importante entender qué pasó en India, solucionarlo e intentar terminar la carrera”.

Narain Karthikeyan: "Nunca he estado en Abu Dhabi; será la primera vez que corra ahí y espero adaptarme bien para hacerlo lo mejor posible. El circuito parece fantástico y además habrá muchos aficionados indios apoyándome, lo que siempre es una ayuda. Después de completar el Gran Premio de India delante de mi afición estoy determinado para realizar otro buen fin de semana en Abu Dhabi”.

Ma Qing Hua: "Estoy muy ilusionado por volver a tener una oportunidad para rodar en un fin de semana de Gran Premio con el HRT Formula 1 Team. Tras las dos sesiones de viernes en Monza y Singapur, he seguido trabajando duro físicamente y mentalmente para estar preparado para oportunidades como esta. Aparte del gimnasio y el simulador, he realizado muchas horas de karting ya que es una de las mejores maneras de entrenar y mantenerse en forma y centrado. Es fundamental para mí seguir acumulando kilómetros y experiencia en un coche de Fórmula 1 y le doy las gracias al equipo por darme otra oportunidad. Voy conociendo al coche y a los ingenieros cada vez más y esto me da más confianza cuando me subo al F112. Mi objetivo ahora mismo es seguir progresando y aprendiendo del equipo. Estoy deseando volver a salir a pista y será interesante pilotar en un circuito como el de Abu Dhabi en el que nunca he estado”.

Luis Pérez-Sala, Team Principal: "El Yas Marina es un circuito que me gusta, con unas instalaciones fantásticas y la carrera y todo lo que lo rodea es espectacular. El objetivo será acabar con los dos coches tras no haberlo conseguido en las últimas carreras. Espero que tengamos un buen rendimiento y que el problema que tuvimos con los frenos en India no vuelva a suceder en Abu Dhabi. Ma ha estado entrenando y estoy contento de que podamos darle otra oportunidad de subirse al coche en un circuito en el que va a disfrutar y le va a servir para seguir progresando y acumulando experiencia”.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Yas Marina Circuit: Free Practice, Qualifying and Race Times 2 / 4 November 2012

November 2: Free practice 1
13:00 local | 09:00 GMT | 10:00 CET
November 2: Free practice 2
17:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 14:00 CET
November 3: Free practice 3
14:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 11:00 CET
November 3: Qualifying
17:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 14:00 CET
November 4: Race
17:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 14:00 CET

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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Sauber Team Information: Preview Yas Marina Circuit 2 to 4 November 2012

Sunday, 28. October 2012
Abu Dhabi GP - Preview

The Sauber F1 Team wants to put the disappointment of the Indian Grand Prix behind it as soon as possible and is already busy packing up its 25 tons of airfreight to send it over to Abu Dhabi, where the 18th round of the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship will take place next weekend.

18th of 20 Rounds of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 02.-04.11.2012

Kamui Kobayashi (car number 14):
“I find the Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi very exciting because it’s a twilight race, and the only one of the season. It’s very special to start in daylight and then race in the dark. This creates a really unique atmosphere, which I like. For me Abu Dhabi is a special race anyway because it was only my second Grand Prix back in 2009, and actually a very good one as I was able to score points. So I will go there with positive feelings. Something we need to bear in mind is that there are no GP2 cars running this year between our sessions, which means the track can be quite dusty again each time our sessions start. Anyway that’s an issue for everybody and doesn’t affect our goal to score points.”

Sergio Pérez (car number 15):
“Abu Dhabi is a very special place for me. It was there where I jumped into a Formula One car for the very first time. This was only two years ago, but it feels as if this test took place ages ago. Time goes by very quickly in Formula One. I had worked so hard to get into this cockpit and I remember very well all the special emotions attached to that moment. It had been a great race weekend back in 2010 anyway, because I had won the GP2 race on Saturday by a good margin of over 20 seconds. In 2012 the Grand Prix will be one of my last races for the team which gave me the chance to get into F1. I will give my utmost to get a very good result. I want to help the team to increase its championship position and for me personally I want to make sure I finish the season on a high.”

Giampaolo Dall’Ara, Head of Track Engineering:
“Abu Dhabi is a modern type track, featuring all the characteristics you can ask for - high speed, low speed, long straights and changes of direction. Compared to the tracks in Korea and India maybe it is a bit less biased towards high speed corners. Braking stability and good traction are crucial for a good lap time because the low speed performance is quite relevant. The tarmac is quite abrasive. Pirelli will allocate the soft and the medium compounds, which might be a little bit on the conservative side. As in India there are two DRS sections with two detection zones. One of these DRS sections has been extended which should help overtaking. But the most special thing about this event is the fact we race in the dusk. This requires us to adapt some of our work, especially in free practice one and three when it’s very hot. Free practice two is of particular importance because then the conditions are those that are most comparable to the ones we will experience in qualifying and the race.”
Sonntag, 28. Oktober 2012
GP Abu Dhabi - Vorschau

Greater Noida/Hinwil, 28. Oktober 2012 – Das Sauber F1 Team will die enttäuschende Bilanz vom Grossen Preis von Indien rasch vergessen und ist bereits damit beschäftigt, 25 Tonnen Luftfracht in Container zu verstauen für die Weiterreise nach Abu Dhabi, wo am kommenden Wochenende der 18. Von 20 Läufen zur FIA Formel-1-Weltmeisterschaft ausgetragen wird.

18. von 20 Läufen zur FIA Formel-1-Weltmeisterschaft, 02.-04.11.2012

Kamui Kobayashi (Startnummer 14):
„Ich finde den Grand Prix von Abu Dhabi klasse, weil es als einziges Rennen der Saison im Zwielicht ausgetragen wird. Es ist sehr speziell, bei Tageslicht zu starten, um dann später im Dunkeln zu fahren. Das ergibt eine einzigartige Atmosphäre. Für mich ist dieses ohnehin ein besonderes Rennen, weil es 2009 mein erst zweiter Grand Prix überhaupt war und ich gleich Punkte geholt habe. Mit entsprechend guten Gefühlen reise ich dorthin. Wir müssen berücksichtigen, dass dort in diesem Jahr keine GP2-Autos fahren und die Strecke deshalb immer wieder staubig sein wird. Aber das ist ein Problem, das alle haben, und es ändert auch nicht unsere Zielsetzung, Punkte einzufahren.”

Sergio Pérez (Startnummer 15):
„Die Rennstrecke von Abu Dhabi ist ein besonderer Ort für mich. Dort bin ich das erste Mal in meinem Leben in ein Formel-1-Auto eingestiegen. Das ist jetzt gerade mal zwei Jahre her, aber ich habe das Gefühl, dieser Test liegt schon eine Ewigkeit zurück. In der Formel 1 vergeht die Zeit wahnsinnig schnell. Ich hatte sehr hart gearbeitet, um in dieses Cockpit zu kommen, und all die besonderen Gefühle, die ich mit diesem Moment verbinde, sind mir noch sehr präsent. Das Rennwochenende 2010 in Abu Dhabi war ohnehin toll für mich, weil ich das GP2-Rennen am Samstag mit einem Vorsprung von über 20 Sekunden gewonnen habe. 2012 wird dieser Grand Prix einer der letzten sein, die ich für das Team fahre, das mir die Chance zum Formel-1-Einstieg gegeben hat. Ich werde mein Bestes geben, um ein richtig gutes Ergebnis zu holen. Ich will dem Team helfen, sich noch in der WM zu verbessern, und für mich persönlich ist es auch sehr wichtig, diese Saison mit einem Hoch abzuschliessen.“

Giampaolo Dall’Ara, Leitender Ingenieur an der Rennstrecke:
„Der Kurs in Abu Dhabi ist eine moderne Strecke, die alle Eigenschaften vereint: schnelle Passagen, langsame Kurven, lange Geraden und Wechselkurven. Im Vergleich zu den Strecken in Indien und Korea hat sie weniger schnelle Kurven. Gute Bremsstabilität und Traktion sind wichtig, weil die Performance in langsamen Passagen die Rundenzeit massgeblich bestimmt. Der Asphalt ist ziemlich rau. Pirelli stellt uns die mittlere und die weiche Gummimischung zur Verfügung, was ich für eine eher konservative Wahl halte. Wie in Indien gibt es hier ebenfalls zwei DRS-Sektionen mit zwei Erkennungszonen, wobei eine der DRS-Sektionen noch verlängert wurde. Das macht das Überholen etwas einfacher. Aber das einzigartige an diesem Rennen ist, dass es bei Sonnenuntergang stattfindet. Das zwingt uns, unsere Arbeit anzupassen, weil insbesondere das erste und dritte Training bei extrem hohen Temperaturen stattfinden. Besonders wichtig ist das zweite Training, weil die Bedingungen dann jenen im Qualifying und Rennen am ähnlichsten sind.”

Indian Grand Prix - Ferrari´s Stefano Domenicali, about race (Italian video with English subtitles)

Published on Oct 29, 2012 by
"Il secondo posto è tutto frutto del suo talento, del suo approccio aggressivo e della sua voglia di non mollare mai, supportato da una squadra che sta facendo il massimo per mettergli a disposizione una vettura all'altezza"

"This second place is all down to his talent, to his aggressive approach and the fact he never wants to give up, backed up by a team that is doing the maximum to give him a car that is worthy of him"

Indian Grand Prix - Lewis Hamilton (McLaren) Pit Stop to change steering wheel

Published on Oct 28, 2012 by
Formula 1 2012 Hamilton Pit Stop Indian GP 2012

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Nico Rosberg: Twitter/Facebook Q+A after finishing 11th in India 2012

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小林可夢偉/Kamui Kobayashi Indian Grand Prix Sunday 28 October 2012

Published on Oct 28, 2012 by KamuiOfficial


This is Formula One driver Kamui Kobayashi's video comments after Rd.17 Indian GP Race in Japanese.

Indian Grand Prix - Sauber F1 Team Information: Race Sunday 28 October 2012 Buddh International Circuit

Sunday, 28. October 2012
Indian GP – Race
The Indian Grand Prix was a real disappointment for the Sauber F1 Team. Sergio Pérez, who qualified eighth, retired after 20 laps. Kamui Kobayashi, who had started 17th, finished 14th on the Buddh International Circuit. A lack of straight-line speed didn’t allow for proper overtaking.

Weather: hazy and dry, temperatures, 29-30°C air, 32-36°C track

Kamui Kobayashi: 14th
Sauber C31-Ferrari (Chassis 04/Ferrari 056)
Start on new hard tyres, after 36 laps change to new soft tyres “I have to say it wasn’t our weekend here. In the race I was never alone, I always had someone in front of me but not enough straight line pace to overtake. This was frustrating. I was stuck behind Daniel Ricciardo and there was nothing I could do. The issue with Pastor Maldonado was a bit strange. He had overtaken me but then he suddenly came on my racing line again. I could not avoid having contact. I think we should make sure we have a smooth weekend in Abu Dhabi and forget about this one here.”

Sergio Pérez: Retired, lap 20
Sauber C31-Ferrari (Chassis 03/Ferrari 056)
Start on used soft tyres, after 14 laps change to used soft tyres and after 19 laps to new hard tyres.
“Today was a total disappointment. First of all I had to pit after 14 laps because the front left tyre was blistering badly. We don’t know yet why this happened. I wanted to recover the lost positions but touched Daniel Ricciardo’s front wing when I overtook him. The rear right tyre came off the rim and damaged something at the rear of the car. So my race was over after 20 laps.”

Monisha Kaltenborn, Team Principal:
“A disappointing race. Kamui fought hard but his grid position was too much of a handicap. Sergio made a good start but then had unexpected problems with his front left tyre. After an early pit stop he had a puncture and was forced to stop because the car felt strange. Our goal to fight for fifth position in the constructors’ championship will now be more difficult to achieve.”

Giampaolo Dall’Ara, Head of Track Engineering:
“Sergio’s speed was as expected, but then he had to stop early because the front left tyre had blisters and we had to change to a two stop strategy. He went out on another set of soft tyres, but then had contact with Daniel Ricciardo’s car and had a puncture. After his second pit stop he reported problems with the rear of the car and we decided to retire him. Kamui had to start too far behind and, although he had better pace than Daniel, he was not able to overtake him and lost too much time in the first part of the race. Kamui was not able to recover from that.”
Sonntag, 28. Oktober 2012

GP Indien – Rennen

Der Grosse Preis von Indien endete enttäuschend für das Sauber F1 Team. Sergio Pérez, der sich als Achter qualifiziert hatte, fiel nach 20 Runden aus. Kamui Kobayashi war als 17. gestartet und kam auf dem Buddh International Circuit als 14. ins Ziel. Er war auf den Geraden einfach nicht schnell genug, um angreifen zu können.

Wetter: dunstig und trocken, 29-30°C Luft, 32-36° Asphalt

Kamui Kobayashi: 14.
Sauber C31-Ferrari (Chassis 04/Ferrari 056)
Start auf neuen harten Reifen, nach 36 Runden Wechsel auf neue weiche Reifen
„Das war nicht unser Wochenende hier. Ich hatte im Rennen praktisch immer jemanden vor der Nase, aber einfach nicht das Tempo zum Überholen. Das war frustrierend. Ich steckte hinter Daniel Ricciardo fest und konnte nichts dagegen tun. Die Situation mit Pastor Maldonado war etwas seltsam. Er hatte mich überholt, kam dann aber plötzlich vor mir auf meine Linie. Ich konnte den Kontakt nicht verhindern. Ich denke, wir sollten uns darauf konzentrieren, in Abu Dhabi ein gutes Wochenende hinzubekommen und dieses hier vergessen.“


Sergio Pérez: Aufgabe nach 20 Runden
Sauber C31-Ferrari (Chassis 03/Ferrari 056)
Start auf gebrauchten weichen Reifen, nach 14 Runden Wechsel auf gebrauchte weiche Reifen, nach 19 Runden Wechsel auf neue harte Reifen
„Das war heute völlig enttäuschend. Nach nur 14 Runden musste ich zur Box, weil der linke Vorderreifen fürchterliche Blasen warf. Wir wissen noch nicht, warum das so war. Anschliessend wollte ich natürlich Boden gutmachen, habe aber beim Überholen Daniel Ricciardos Frontflügel berührt. Der rechte Hinterreifen löste sich von der Felge und beschädigte das Auto im Heckbereich. Damit war mein Rennen nach 20 Runden endgültig gelaufen.“

Monisha Kaltenborn, Teamchefin:
„Dieses Rennen war enttäuschend. Kamui hat hart gekämpft, aber sein Startplatz war ein zu grosser Nachteil. Sergio hatte einen guten Start, bekam dann aber unerwartete Probleme mit dem linken Vorderreifen. Nach einem frühen Boxenstopp hatte er dann noch einen aufgeschlitzten Reifen und schliesslich musste er aufgeben, weil sich etwas am Auto seltsam anfühlte. Unser Ziel, um Platz fünf in der WM der Konstrukteure zu kämpfen, wird nun noch schwieriger.“

Giampaolo Dall’Ara, Leitender Ingenieur an der Rennstrecke:
„Sergio war in etwa so schnell wie wir erwartet hatten, musste dann aber früher als geplant stoppen, weil der linke Vorderreifen Blasen warf. In diesem Moment mussten wir auf eine Zweistopp-Strategie umstellen. Er ging dann nochmals auf weichen Reifen raus, hatte dann jedoch einen Kontakt mit dem Auto von Daniel Ricciardo, bei dem er sich einen Reifen aufschlitzte. Anschliessend meldete Sergio Probleme mit dem Heck des Autos, und wir entschieden, ihn aus dem Rennen zu nehmen. Kamui musste von zu weit hinten starten, und obwohl er eigentlich schneller war als Daniel, kam er auf den Geraden nicht vorbei und verlor so in der ersten Rennhälfte zu viel Zeit. Kamui konnte nicht weiter aufholen.“

Indian Grand Prix - HRT F1 Team Information: Race Sunday 28 October 2012 Buddh International Circuit

HRT - Formula 1 Team 1:20 PM (8 minutes ago) to


Indian Grand Prix

in Spanish below / en espñol abajo
Indian Grand Prix
Buddh International Circuit
Sunday, 28th of October 2012

Weather: Clear skies – Air 31ºC, Track 38ºC
Race: 60 laps – Track distance: 5.125 km

Pedro de la Rosa     F112-02  #22  DNF
Narain Karthikeyan   F112-01  #23  21st

After the two days practice sessions at the Indian Grand Prix, HRT Formula 1 Team held high expectations for today’s race, but the seventeenth event of the season didn’t go as well as expected. Issues with overheating of the brakes, which was thought to be something of the past, resurfaced and impeded Narain Karthikeyan from finishing above 21st in front of his home crowd and Pedro de la Rosa from finishing the Grand Prix.

Despite the fact that Karthikeyan and de la Rosa got off to good starts, the Spanish driver moving up to seventeenth, the problem was detected on the third lap and both drivers had to give away ground to control the temperature of the brakes and complete the 60 laps. Karthikeyan, with a very good race pace on the hard tyres, finished in 21st whilst de la Rosa’s brakes failed with fifteen laps to go and was unable to finish the race.

With no time to lose, the team heads to Abu Dhabi where the third from last race of the season will take place.

Pedro de la Rosa: "It’s a shame that I had to retire because the car was running well on the hard tyres but, with no warning, the brakes failed. This circuit is very demanding with three consecutive hard braking corners and with the high temperatures this can happen but the important thing is that I’m fine and the car isn’t too damaged for Abu Dhabi. We have to understand why this failure occurred and fix it because Abu Dhabi is another challenging circuit for the brakes”.

Narain Karthikeyan: "I got off to a good start but had an incident on the first corner and lost a chunk of my front wing. The damage wasn’t too severe but we had problems with the balance of the car from then on. But the greatest problem was the overheating of the brakes. They warned me on the radio that I had to look after them because we had to make it to the end. And we did that. Today we got the most out of what we had and I’m happy to have finished my home race”.

Luis Pérez-Sala, Team Principal: "It was a tough race, especially at the beginning, because of the overheating of the brakes. Something which we weren’t expecting to have at this circuit. From the start we were running to the limit temperature-wise and we had to reduce our pace a bit. We improved from then on and maintained our pace but towards the end Pedro had a brake failure and was unable to finish. Narain also had a complicated race but at least was able to finish in front of his home fans and that’s the most positive thing”.



Gran Premio de India
Buddh International Circuit
Domingo, 28 de octubre de 2012

Condiciones: Despejado – Ambiente 31ºC, Pista 38ºC
Carrera: 60 vueltas – Longitud de la pista: 5,125 km

Pedro de la Rosa      F112-02  #22  DNF
Narain Karthikeyan    F112-01  #23  21º

Tras las dos jornadas de entrenamientos del Gran Premio de la India, el HRT Formula 1 Team albergaba buenas expectativas de cara a la carrera de hoy, pero la decimoséptima carrera de la temporada no ha terminado todo lo bien que el equipo esperaba. La reaparición del problema de sobrecalentamiento de frenos, que se creía solventado, ha impedido a Narain Karthikeyan lograr una mejor posición que la 21º ante tu afición y a Pedro de la Rosa terminar el Gran Premio.

A pesar de que tanto Karthikeyan como de la Rosa han realizado sendas buenas salidas, con el piloto español alzándose a la decimoséptima posición, el problema se ha detectado en la tercera vuelta y ambos han tenido que ceder el terreno ganado para controlar la temperatura de los frenos y poder completar las 60 vueltas. Karthikeyan, con muy buen ritmo con los neumáticos duros, ha terminado en la 21º posición mientras que a de la Rosa le han fallado los frenos a 15 vueltas para el final y no ha podido terminar.

Sin tiempo que perder, el equipo pondrá mañana rumbo a Abu Dhabi, donde la próxima semana se disputará la antepenúltima carrera de la temporada.

Pedro de la Rosa
: "Ha sido una lástima que haya tenido que abandonar porque el coche estaba funcionando bien con el neumático duro pero, sin previo aviso, el freno me ha fallado. Este circuito es muy exigente con tres frenadas fuertes consecutivas y con las altas temperaturas esto puede pasar pero lo importante es que no me ha pasado nada y que el coche no ha quedado muy dañado para Abu Dhabi. Tenemos que entender por qué ha ocurrido este fallo y arreglarlo porque el de Abu Dhabi es otro circuito complicado para los frenos”.

Narain Karthikeyan: "He hecho una buena salida pero he tenido un incidente en la primera curva y he perdido parte del alerón frontal. El daño no ha sido grande pero hemos tenido problemas con el balance del coche toda la carrera. Pero la mayor dificultad ha sido el sobrecalentamiento de los frenos. Por la radio me han avisado de que tenía que cuidarlos porque había que alcanzar la meta. Y eso hemos hecho. Hoy hemos sacado lo máximo de lo que teníamos y estoy contento por haber terminado en casa ante mi afición”.

Luis Pérez-Sala, Team Principal: "Ha sido una carrera dura, sobre todo el principio, por el sobrecalentamiento de los frenos. Algo que, a priori, no debíamos tener en este circuito. Desde el principio íbamos al límite de temperatura y hemos tenido que bajar un poco el ritmo. A partir de ahí hemos mejorado y mantenido un buen ritmo, pero hacia el final Pedro ha tenido un fallo en los frenos y no ha podido terminar. Narain también ha tenido una carrera complicada, pero ha podido acabar delante de su afición y eso es lo más positivo”.


Indian Grand Prix - Toro Rosso F1 Team Information: Race Sunday 28 October 2012 Buddh International Circuit

2012 INDIAN GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY 28/10/2012
Daniel Ricciardo (STR7-04)
Race finish: 13th
“It was quite an eventful first lap. I was on the dirty side of the grid, but to be honest I did the best I could with the grip level I had. It was not enough for me to keep my position as Di Resta got ahead of me and I passed Schumacher who had a problem after Turn 1. There was some chaos at Turn 4 and I was three wide with Di Resta and Senna going into Turn 5, but I was on the outside and had to back off. I tried to push hard after that during my first stint, but I did not have a very good feeling on the Prime and was a bit off the pace. After I made my single stop to fit the Option, the car felt much better and was able to get into a good rhythm and was pushing and pushing. But it was not enough to catch Di Resta and towards the end I had to defend from Kobayashi. So, not exactly an exciting race but we can try again in just a few days in Abu Dhabi.”
Jean-Eric Vergne (STR7-01)
Race finish: 15th
“Immediately after the lights went out, I was caught up in a bit of a sandwich and had to brake harder and earlier than I wanted to. That meant I locked my wheels and made contact with the back of Schumacher’s car. It broke my front wing, so I had to pit and my race was more or less over after that. I continued to push as hard as I could, trying to do good lap times, but the performance of my car has not really been that great this weekend. In one way, it’s a race to forget, but in another sense, we have to see what we can learn from it, so that we arrive in better shape in Abu Dhabi. We have seen that, even when races are just one week apart, it doesn’t mean one’s performance is going to be the same at both of them, so we can be optimistic about the next round.”

Franz Tost: “Both our drivers lost the chance to score points after difficulties on the first lap. In Jean-Eric’s case it was more serious as he was involved in a collision with Schumacher and we had to bring him in to change the front wing, which dropped him down the order, while Daniel lost a place to Di Resta off the line. The overall pace of our car was not too bad during the rest of the race, running at the same rate as Di Resta and Senna. However, both our guys were stuck in the traffic and that meant an end to our run of three consecutive points finishes. If we can find a good set-up in a few days time in Abu Dhabi, then maybe we can aim for another top ten finish there.”

Indian Grand Prix - Caterham F1 Team Information: Race Sunday 28 October 2012 Buddh International Circuit 12:39 PM (2 minutes ago) to
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Indian Grand Prix - Sunday 28th October 2012
Caterham F1 Team Partner Information
Approximately 550 crew are on duty every day across AirAsia’s route network

Race: Dry, hazy, air temp 30° / track temp 35° (start), 30° / 34° (lap 30), 29° / 32° (lap 60)

Vitaly Petrov
Start on soft tyres
Lap 31: pitstop 1, hard tyres
Finished: 17th
Fastest lap: 1.31.163 (lap 58)

Heikki Kovalainen
Start on soft tyres
Lap 32: pitstop 1, hard tyres
Finished: 18th
Fastest lap: 1.30.786 (lap 57)

Team Quotes
Vitaly Petrov, car 21, chassis CT01-#2: “I had a pretty good start and was pretty quickly up with Heikki and holding pace with him and the cars ahead until the first stops. The pace and degradation levels were both really good on the first set of tyres so we opted to go longer and changed strategy from two to one stops. I came out just behind my teammate and then passed him when he had a KERS problem – after that I was up to 15th but with a few laps to go a couple of quicker cars behind passed me and I finished up 17th. Despite that it was a good race. The car felt great all afternoon and everyone’s worked really hard all weekend. We have some new parts coming next week in Abu Dhabi so let’s see what happens there.”
Heikki Kovalainen, car 20, chassis CT01-#3: “My start was good. I was up to 17th after the first lap and keeping pace with Kobayashi and the pack ahead as we pulled away from the cars behind. We had planned to do two stops but with the way the car was performing we went long on the first stint and switched to a one stop, boxing just after halfway. I had a good stop but about two thirds of the way through the race I had a KERS problem which meant I had to let Vitaly pass. From there it was really just a matter of getting my car to the end of the race. Losing KERS obviously didn’t help but it was still pretty easy to pull away from the cars behind and without that problem I’m sure I’d have finished higher. Now we look ahead to next week’s race where we’ll have a few updates on the car and maybe those will help us close the gap to the cars ahead enough to help us fight for longer on race day.”
Buddh International Circuit, New Delhi, India.
28th October 2012.
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Indian Grand Prix 28 October 2012 Race results 1 Vettel 2 Alonso 3 Webber 4 Hamilton @ #Buddh

15:00 local | 09:30 GMT | 10:30 CET
Total laps 60 Lap distance 5.125 km
    #    Driver                      Team         Laps  Pits   
    1     Vettel        GER     Red Bull     60     1   
    2     Alonso        ESP     Ferrari     60     1   
    3     Webber        AUS     Red Bull     60     1   
    4     Hamilton        GBR     McLaren     60     1   
    5     Button        GBR     McLaren     60     1   
    6     Massa        BRA     Ferrari     60     1   
    7     Räikkönen        FIN     Lotus     60     1   
    8     Hülkenberg        GER     Force India     60     1   
    9     Grosjean        FRA     Lotus     60     1   
    10     Senna        BRA     Williams     60     1   
    11     Rosberg        GER     Mercedes     60     1   
    12     di Resta        GBR     Force India     60     1   
    13     Ricciardo        AUS     Toro Rosso     60     1   
    14     Kobayashi        JPN     Sauber     60     1   
    15     Vergne        FRA     Toro Rosso     59     2   
    16     Maldonado        VEN     Williams     59     2   
    17     Petrov        RUS     Caterham     59     1   
    18     Kovalainen        FIN     Caterham     59     1   
    19     Pic        FRA     Marussia     59     1   
    20     Glock        GER     Marussia     58     1   
    21     Karthikeyan        IND     HRT     58     1   

    Schumacher     GER     Mercedes     55     3   
    de la Rosa     ESP     HRT     42     1   
    Perez     MEX     Sauber     20     3    
some of the tweets before and during the race