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The Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps will host the 12th round of the 2012 Formula One World Championship as the Grand Prix of Belgium signals a return to racing following the series’ summer break. The track, which winds up and down through the Ardennes, has its reputation built on speed. At around 20 seconds, the section from La Source to Les Combes is the longest duration an F1 car will spend on full-throttle in 2012 – should the driver take the Eau Rouge/Raidillon combination flat-out.
 

Hamilton victorious in Hungary

Lewis Hamilton powered to his second win of the season at the Hungarian Grand Prix, fending off late pressure from Lotus’ Kimi Raikkonen. The Finn’s team-mate Romain Grosjean was third, with Sebastian Vettel finishing fourth.
 

Hamilton powers to pole in Hungary

Lewis Hamilton claimed his first pole position since the Malaysian Grand Prix with an imperious performance at the Hungaroring as Mark Webber failed to make the top 10 and Michael Schumacher slumped to 17th.
 

Webber fastest in FP3

Red Bull Racing’s Mark Webber set the fastest time in the final practice session before Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying.
  

Hamilton on top as rain hits Hungaroring

Lewis Hamilton continued his good form at the Hungaroring by topping the FP2 timesheet after also being quickest in the morning.
  
The McLaren driver set his best time in the opening period of afternoon practice as a brief but heavy rain shower in the middle of the one-and-a-half-hour session then made the track too damp to permit further dry tyre running and the times naturally failed to improve. 
 

Hamilton leads the way

McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton bounced back from a disappointing German Grand Prix to top the timesheets in first practice at the Hungaroring.
  

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Just one week after Fernando Alonso’s superb victory at the German Grand Prix, the Ferrari driver will resume his quest to land a third Formula One Drivers’ World Championship title at the Hungaroring, the scene of his first grand prix victory.
 
The Hungarian Grand Prix has been on the F1 calendar since 1986 and the tight and twisting confines of the track present teams with a challenge similar to that encountered in Monaco – how to maximise high-downforce performance.
 

Alonso wins, Vettel receives penalty

Fernando Alonso took his third win of the season with a controlled drive to the chequered flag in a German Grand Prix that saw Sebastian Vettel stripped of second place following an illegal passing move on Jenson Button two laps from the finish.
 

Alonso grabs pole in rain-hit qualifying

Fernando Alonso claimed his 22nd career pole position in a rain-disrupted qualifying session for the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim.
 
After an uneventful first segment, during which the only excitement was Michael Schumacher’s need to put in a last-gasp flyer to scrape through to Q2 at the expense of Toro Rosso’s Jean-Eric Vergne, the second session was enlivened by torrential rain.
 

Alonso on top in FP3

Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso finished FP3 on top of the timesheet, narrowly ahead of McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton.
  

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