Hamilton seals pole in Spain

Lewis Hamilton put himself in the perfect position to try to become this season’s fifth winner in five races with a storming run to pole position in Barcelona, ahead of surprise package Pastor Maldonado of Williams and third-placed Fernando Alonso.

Vettel tops FP3 with late flyer

Sebastian Vettel vaulted to the top to the timesheet in the closing moments of the final free practice session in Barcelona to deny Williams’ Pastor Maldonado a moment in the sun ahead of qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix.

Button fastest in FP2

McLaren’s Jenson Button topped the timesheet in FP2 though confessed to still struggling to understand his tyres. 
McLaren’s Jenson Button topped the timesheet in FP2 though confessed to still struggling to understand his tyres. Button finished the session with a best time of 1:23.399, 0.164 seconds ahead of Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel. Nico Rosberg took third for Mercedes ahead of Lewis Hamilton in the second McLaren.

Alonso tops FP1 timesheet in Spain

Fernando Alonso set the early pace in Barcelona this morning, the local favourite topping the FP1 timesheet with a time of 1:24.430, just under four tenths of a second clear of Sebastian Vettel and almost five ahead of third-placed Kamui Kobayashi.

Race Preview

The Circuit de Catalunya plays host to the fifth round of the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship with the teams returning to Europe after four fly-away events.

Vettel wins in Bahrain

Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix, leading from lights to chequered flag as the unpredictable 2012 F1 season took another twist.

Vettel back on top

After struggling in qualifying in the opening three rounds of the season, Red Bull Racing found their way back to the front of grid today as Sebastian Vettel claimed his first pole of the year.

Rosberg shows qualifying pace

Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg held off a challenge from Red Bull Racing to top the final practice session ahead of qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Rosberg on top again

Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg followed his victory in China by setting the fastest lap in Friday practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix.
In difficult, changeable conditions at Sakhir, Mercedes managed 106 laps as, like its rivals, it sought to develop tyre data for a circuit and surface that has very different characteristics to the ones experienced last week in China. Rosberg set fastest lap in the afternoon with a time of 1:32.816, nearly half a second ahead of Red Bull’s Mark Webber.