Italian GP - FP2 - Vettel beats Hamilton in milliseconds

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Italian Grand Prix - Free Practice Session 2 - Result

It was the competitive afternoon with top 7 drivers from 4 different teams were separated by less than half a second. But Sebastian Vettel claims the top spot from Hamilton with only 3hundreth more to his best time.

Michael Schumacher in the Mercedes with some rejuvenation in the Belgian Grand Prix parked his car in 3rd place which came as much of a surprise. At one moment Schumacher was fastest on the track.

Then came the two Ferrari's, this time lead by Felipe Massa and they were followed by the second Red Bull of Mark Webber and second Mclaren of Jenson Button who recently opened his new restaurant with Brand Name Victus in Harrogate.

The second session was seen as a team duo session who posted time together on the time sheet to show their team is better than the teams behind.

Sauber Duo were 8th and 9th with Perez and Kobayashi. Kamui Kobayashi with Transmission problem at the later stage could not able to complete the session.

Renault Duo were 10th and 11th with Senna and Petrov.

Force India Duo were 12th and 13th with Sutil and Resta.

Williams Duo separated the two Toro Rosso with Alguersuari in leading Toro Rosso came 14th followed by two Williams as Barrichello and Maldonado and then Buemi.

Lotus Duo were 18th and 19th with this time Jarno Trulli leading from Heikki Kovalainen.

Timo Glock was 20th followed by Liuzzi HRT.

Nico Rosberg in the 2nd Mercedes failed to put a good performance after early KERS problem in the car. Just went out to analyze the missing pieces.

Jerome D'Ambrosio was 23rd while Daniel Ricciardo who was not able to participate in most of the session and finished last but as usual.

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull - Renault 1min 24.010sec
37
2 Lewis Hamilton Mclaren - Mercedes 1min 24.046sec 0.036 21
3 Michael Schumacher Mercedes GP 1min 24.347sec 0.337 39
4 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1min 24.366sec 0.356 33
5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1min 24.433sec 0.423 31
6 Mark Webber Red Bull - Renault 1min 24.468sec 0.458 32
7 Jenson Button Mclaren - Mercedes 1min 24.508sec 0.498 30
8 Sergio Perez
Sauber - Ferrari 1min 25.097sec 1.087 39
9 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber - Ferrari 1min 25.182sec 1.172 37
10 Bruno Senna Renault 1min 25.325sec 1.315 38
11 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1min 25.450sec 1.440 31
12 Adrian Sutil Force India - Mercedes 1min 25.496sec 1.486 39
13 Paul Di Resta Force India - Mercedes 1min 25.683sec 1.673 37
14 Jaime Alguersuari STR - Ferrari 1min 25.758sec 1.748 29
15 Rubens Barrichello Williams - Cosworth 1min 26.202sec 2.192 36
16 Pastor Maldonado Williams - Cosworth 1min 26.353sec 2.343 40
17 Sebastien Buemi STR - Ferrari 1min 28.347sec 4.337 5
18 Jarno Trulli Lotus - Renault 1min 28.559sec 4.549 32
19 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus - Renault 1min 28.605sec 4.595 32
20 Timo Glock Virgin - Cosworth 1min 28.804sec 4.794 25
21 Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT - Cosworth 1min 29.162sec 5.152 34
22 Nico Rosberg Mercedes GP 1min 29.184sec 5.174 29
23 Jerome d'Ambrosio Virgin - Cosworth 1min 29.622sec 5.612 34
24 Daniel Ricciardo HRT - Cosworth 1min 29.841sec 5.831 7

Italian GP - FP1 - Mclaren leads 1-2 in Monza

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Italian Grand Prix, Monza - Free Practice Session 1 - Result

On a warm day, without rain this time, Mclaren came out shinning with over a 1.5sec gap from the third man Sebastian Vettel. But it is only FP1, and teams are still evaluating their strategies, so competition would be tough as we progress.

However, Lewis Hamilton was the clear favorite pulling a sec lead to his teammate Jenson in the morning. Current Champion Vettel was only 3rd followed by his teammate Mark Webber.

Adrian Sutil in the leading Force India finished 5th fastest on the time sheet. An impressive start by Force India once again and also Nico Hulkenberg as a replacement to Paul Di Resta in FP1 finished 12th. Force India will again be looking to finish in the points table once again and are aiming to continue their good performance to the first ever Inaugural Airtel Indian Grand Prix.

Vitaly Petrov in Renault was 6th followed by the two Ferrari's.

Sergio Perez was 9th and Jaime Alguersuari completes the top 10.

Michael Schumacher was 11th in the leading Mercedes. Mercedes had a tough session with Michael only 11th with Rosberg finished in 18th. Michael also went onto the gravel trap.

Rubens in the Williams was 13th followed by Kamui Kobayashi and teammate Pastor Maldonado. Williams have announced 37% increase in revenue growth for the first six month in 2011.

Bruno Senna, nephew of Ayrton Senna, after being selected to drive for the complete season finished 16th in first session.

Buemi in Toro Rosso was 17th after a spin also. At the back, it was as usual Lotus leads the other two new entrants but HRT this time get ahead of Virgin. Lets see whether they can pull it off in the Race.

Indian Driver, Karun Chandhok again struggled in the Lotus with a spin.

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Lewis Hamilton Mclaren - Mercedes 1min 23.865sec
18
2 Jenson Button Mclaren - Mercedes 1min 24.786sec 0.921 19
3 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull - Renault 1min 25.231sec 1.366 25
4 Mark Webber Red Bull - Renault 1min 25.459sec 1.594 24
5 Adrian Sutil Force India - Mercedes 1min 26.550sec 2.685 23
6 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1min 26.625sec 2.760 20
7 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1min 26.647sec 2.782 20
8 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1min 26.676sec 2.811 24
9 Sergio Perez
Sauber - Ferrari 1min 26.694sec 2.829 28
10 Jaime Alguersuari STR - Ferrari 1min 26.696sec 2.831 15
11 Michael Schumacher Mercedes GP 1min 26.699sec 2.834 21
12 Nico Hulkenberg Force India - Mercedes 1min 26.826sec 2.961 21
13 Rubens Barrichello Williams - Cosworth 1min 26.836sec 2.971 25
14 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber - Ferrari 1min 26.996sec 3.131 29
15 Pastor Maldonado Williams - Cosworth 1min 27.365sec 3.500 25
16 Bruno Senna Renault 1min 27.385sec 3.520 23
17 Sebastien Buemi STR - Ferrari 1min 27.433sec 3.568 25
18 Nico Rosberg Mercedes GP 1min 27.492sec 3.627 24
19 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus - Renault 1min 29.539sec 5.674 10
20 Karun Chandhok Lotus - Renault 1min 30.148sec 6.283 19
21 Daniel Ricciardo HRT - Cosworth 1min 30.609sec 6.744 27
22 Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT - Cosworth 1min 30.619sec 6.754 24
23 Timo Glock Virgin - Cosworth 1min 31.052sec 7.187 12
24 Jerome d'Ambrosio Virgin - Cosworth 1min 31.899sec 8.034 22

F1 Statistics

Brazil GRAND PRIX
23-25 November, 2012

Practice 1 : Result

Practice 2 : Result

Practice 3 : Result

Qualifying : Result

Race : Result

1 Sebastian Vettel 281
2 Fernando Alonso 278
3 Kimi Räikkönen 207
4 Lewis Hamilton 190
5 Jenson Button 188
6 Mark Webber 179
7 Felipe Massa 122
8 Romain Grosjean 96
9 Nico Rosberg 93
10 Sergio Perez 66
Full Table

1 Red Bull Racing - Renault 460
2 Ferrari 400
3 Mclaren - Mercedes 378
4 Lotus - Renault 303
5 Mercedes 142
6 Sauber - Ferrari 126
7 Force India - Mercedes 109
8 Williams - Renault 76
9 STR - Ferrari 26
10 Marussia-Cosworth 0
Full Table