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The 2012 Spanish Grand Prix (officially Gran Premio de España Santander 2012) was the fifth race of the 2012 Formula One Season. It was the 22nd time the event was held at the Circuit de Catalunya in Montmelo, near Barcelona. It was the 54th running in total of the Spanish Grand Prix. The race took place on 13 May 2012.

Following qualifying, Lewis Hamilton was going to start the race on pole. However, he was stripped of his pole because he did not have the required amount of fuel (one litre) in his fuel tank.[1] As a result, Pastor Maldonado starts from pole for the very first time in his career. Fernando Alonso will start second, and Romain Grosjean will take third place on the grid.

As for the race, Fernando Alonso made a good start to take the lead at the first corner. He held the lead for two stints, before a strong out lap by Pastor Maldonado gave Maldonado the lead. Alonso closed down Maldonado before their final pitstops, but Maldonado held off Alonso. After their pitted, Kimi Räikkönen temporarily held the lead before being passed by Maldonado and Alonso in successive laps. After about ten laps of pressure, Alonso's tyres started to go off, Maldonado, who had pitted earlier, had controlled his tyres better. Maldonado then went on to win his first race, witth Alonso second and Räikkönen third. Williams won their first race since the 2004 Brazilian Grand Prix.[2]

However, the result was marred as a fire in Williams garage injured four Williams team members and one Force India team member.[3]

Background

Section to follow

Entry list

The full entry list for the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix is shown below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB8 Renault RS27-2012 P
2 Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB8 Renault RS27-2012 P
3 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes FO 108Z P
4 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes FO 108Z P
5 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari F2012 Ferrari 056 P
6 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari F2012 Ferrari 056 P
7 Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W03 Mercedes FO 108Z P
8 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W03 Mercedes FO 108Z P
9 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus E20 Renault RS27-2012 P
10 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus E20 Renault RS27-2012 P
11 United Kingdom Paul di Resta India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM05 Mercedes FO 108Z P
12 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM05 Mercedes FO 108Z P
14 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C31 Ferrari 056 P
15 Mexico Sergio Pérez Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C31 Ferrari 056 P
16 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR7 Ferrari 056 P
17 France Jean-Éric Vergne Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR7 Ferrari 056 P
18 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Williams F1 Williams FW34 Renault RS27-2012 P
19 Brazil Bruno Senna United Kingdom Williams F1 Williams FW34 Renault RS27-2012 P
20 Finland Heikki Kovalainen Malaysia Caterham F1 Team Caterham CT01 Renault RS27-2012 P
21 Russia Vitaly Petrov Malaysia Caterham F1 Team Caterham CT01 Renault RS27-2012 P
22 Spain Pedro de la Rosa Spain HRT F1 Team HRT F112 Cosworth CA2012 P
23 India Narain Karthikeyan Spain HRT F1 Team HRT F112 Cosworth CA2012 P
24 Germany Timo Glock Russia Marussia F1 Team Marussia MR01 Cosworth CA2012 P
25 France Charles Pic Russia Marussia F1 Team Marussia MR01 Cosworth CA2012 P
Free Practice 1 only
11 France Jules Bianchi India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM05 Mercedes FO 108Z P
19 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams F1 Williams FW34 Renault RS27-2012 P
20 United States Alexander Rossi Malaysia Caterham F1 Team Caterham CT01 Renault RS27-2012 P
23 Spain Dani Clos Spain HRT F1 Team HRT F112 Cosworth CA2012 P

Practice

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Free Practice Results

Qualifying

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Pastor Maldonado 2
______________ Fernando Alonso
Row 2 3 ______________
Romain Grosjean 4
______________ Kimi Räikkönen
Row 3 5 ______________
Sergio Pérez 6
______________ Nico Rosberg
Row 4 7 ______________
Sebastian Vettel 8
______________ Michael Schumacher
Row 5 9 ______________
Kamui Kobayashi 10
______________ Jenson Button
Row 6 11 ______________
Mark Webber 12
______________ Paul di Resta
Row 7 13 ______________
Nico Hülkenberg 14
______________ Jean-Éric Vergne
Row 8 15 ______________
Daniel Ricciardo 16
______________ Felipe Massa
Row 9 17 ______________
Bruno Senna 18
______________ Vitaly Petrov
Row 10 19 ______________
Heikki Kovalainen 20
______________ Charles Pic
Row 11 21 ______________
Timo Glock 22
______________ Pedro de la Rosa
Row 12 23 ______________
Narain Karthikeyan* 24
______________ Lewis Hamilton

* Narain Karthikeyan failed to set a time within the 107% time, but was given the stewards' permission to race.

Lewis Hamilton was stripped of his pole and placed at the back of the grid for not having enough fuel in his car after qualifying.

Race

Milestones

Championship Standings following race

Drivers' World Championship
No. Driver Pts
1 Sebastian Vettel 61*
2 Fernando Alonso 61*
3 Lewis Hamilton 53
4 Kimi Räikkönen 49
5 Mark Webber 48
Only top five are shown

*Vettel leads Alonso by virtue of having scored one more 6th place (4th best result).

Constructors' World Championship
Team Pts
Red Bull Racing 109
McLaren-Mercedes 98
Lotus F1 84
Scuderia Ferrari 63
Mercedes Grand Prix 43
Only top five are shown

Notes

References

  1. "Lewis Hamilton loses Spanish pole because of rules on fuel". BBC Sport Formula One. 12th May 2012
  2. "Williams Pastor Maldonado takes landmark Spanish Grand Prix win". BBC Sport Formula One. 13th May 2012.
  3. "Spanish Grand Prix: Williams crew injured in pit fire". BBC Sport Formula One. 13th May 2012.
V T E 2012 Formula One Season
Teams Red Bull | McLaren | Ferrari | Mercedes | Lotus | Force India | Sauber | Toro Rosso | Williams | Caterham | HRT | Marussia
Engines Renault | Mercedes | Ferrari | Cosworth
Race Drivers Vettel | 2 Webber | 3 Button | 4 Hamilton | 5 Alonso | 6 Massa | 7 Schumacher | 8 Rosberg | 9 Räikkönen | 10 Grosjean | 10 D'Ambrosio | 11 Di Resta | 12 Hülkenberg | 14 Kobayashi | 15 Pérez | 16 Ricciardo | 17 Vergne | 18 Maldonado | 19 Senna | 20 Kovalainen | 21 Petrov | 22 De la Rosa | 23 Karthikeyan | 24 Glock | 25 Pic
Other Drivers Buemi | Paffett | Turvey | Rigon | Bird | Bianchi | Daly | Gutiérrez | Bottas | Wolff | Van der Garde | Rossi | González | Clos | Luizzi | de Villota | Chilton
Cars RB8 | MP4-27 | F2012 | F1 W03 | E20 | VJM05 | C31 | STR7 | FW34 | CT01 | F112 | MR01
Tyres Pirelli
Races Australia | Malaysia | China | Bahrain | Spain | Monaco | Canada | Europe | Britain | Germany | Hungary | Belgium | Italy | Singapore | Japan | Korea | India | Abu Dhabi | United States | Brazil
Team Reports Red Bull | McLaren | Ferrari | Mercedes | Lotus | Force India | Sauber | Toro Rosso | Williams | Caterham | HRT | Marussia
Driver Reports Vettel | Webber | Button | Hamilton | Alonso | Massa | Schumacher | Rosberg | Räikkönen | Grosjean | di Resta | Hülkenberg | Kobayashi | Pérez | Ricciardo | Vergne | Maldonado | Senna | Kovalainen | Petrov | de la Rosa | Karthikeyan | Karthikeyan | Glock | Pic
Tests Jerez | Barcelona 1 | Barcelona 2 | Mugello | Young Driver
See also 2011 Formula One Season | 2013 Formula One Season | Bahrain GP protests | Category
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