Button tops rain-affected FP2

Jenson Button’s early marker in the second free practice session in Monaco was good enough to top the timesheets as intermittent rain disrupted the bulk of the session.
Button’s time of 1:15.746 was set inside the first 15 minutes of the session, before the first rain, as all the teams attempted to get in whatever dry weather running was possible as the skies darkened about he Principality. Second-placed Romain Grosjean, who finished just under four tenths of a second behind the McLaren man, also set his time in the opening quarter hour.

Alonso fastest in Monaco FP1

Fernando Alonso topped the timesheet at the end of a shortened first practice session in Monaco as a blown engine on Heikki Kovalainen’s Caterham left oil on the circuit and brought the session to a close a few minutes earlier than planned.

Race Preview

Round six of the 2012 Formula One World Championship sees the teams and drivers head for the Monaco Grand Prix, the jewel in the sport’s crown and a race which this year celebrates its 70th anniversary.

Maldonado takes maiden win

Pastor Maldonado stormed to a maiden Formula One win in Spain, holding off Fernando Alonso and third-placed Kimi Raikkonen to take Williams its first race win since Juan Pablo Montoya won the 2004 Brazilian GP.

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.