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Hungary Round 11 July 29 - 31 2011

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Round 11 – Budapest

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The Hungary Paradox

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he Hungarian Grand Prix is perhaps the most underrated race on the Formula One World Championship calendar.

Sure, the tight nature of the 4.4km, 16-turn, Hungaroring layout makes overtaking highly difficult - an issue extenuated by a low-grip surface that’s typically sandy off-line. There’s no denying that, like every circuit, the Hungaroring has seen the odd dull race. Ferrari’s demolition of the 2004 event is a case in point. Perhaps paradoxically however, the Hungarian Grand Prix has showcased some of the very best of what Formula One has to offer across the last 25 years. The first Hungarian Grand Prix of the modern era, run in 1986 while the country was still under a communist regime, saw Nelson Piquet take the win after pulling off a frankly ridiculous pass around the outside of Ayrton Senna at Turn 1. Full opposite lock with the right-front lit up - in 2011-speak it was a ‘YouTube moment’. Great moves at the Hungaroring have often been inventive as well. Think Michael Schumacher being outfoxed by Jacques Villenueve while negotiating traffic in the 1996 race. Nigel Mansell executed a similarly spectacular trick on Senna in 1989 - a race where the lion-hearted Brit stormed through from 12th on the grid to take the winner’s trophy. Jenson Button trumped his countryman’s efforts 17 years later, winning in mixed conditions from the outside of the seventh row. That 2006 race, which included a spectacular outside pass from Fernando Alonso on Michael Schumacher, marked Button’s first Grand Prix victory. Heikki Kovalainen (2008), Alonso (2003) and Damon Hill (1993) have also celebrated their first wins at the venue, while twice it has decided the World Championship (Mansell 1992, Schumacher 2001). Adding Hill’s 1997 last lap heartbreak in the Arrows, and the 2007 qualifying stoush between McLaren team-mates Alonso and Lewis Hamilton, to the mix shows one never knows what to expect in Hungary. With four different winners across the last four races this season, the 2011 Hungarian Grand Prix is sure unlikely to be boring.

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COVER STORY

Battle Royale Red Bull, McLaren and Ferrari are locked in combat as the second half of the season kicks off

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y contrast to the early season dominance of Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull Racing, the Formula One circus heads to Hungary this weekend having seen four different winners in the last four races. Excitingly for Formula One fans, the German Grand Prix marked the first time all season that McLaren and Ferrari both challenged Red Bull in the same race. The final result was Lewis Hamilton first and Fernando Alonso second, with the RB6 mounted duo Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel third and fourth. Vettel’s remarkable start to the year came to an end - failing to start and finish among the top two for the first time since the year season kicked off in March at Albert Park. While Red Bull enters the Budapest weekend looking to maintain its unbeaten 2011 qualifying record, Hamilton and Alonso are on the attack. Both drivers, however, admit that the performance order this weekend is extremely hard to predict. “It’s going to be a completely

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different challenge this weekend.,” says Hamilton. “The weather conditions will be much hotter than they were at the ‘Ring and the nature of the circuit will be very different too. “The Hungaroring is a tight and twisty racetrack, not dissimilar to Monaco in terms of downforce levels, and it offers no let up for the drivers. “There wasn’t much between McLaren, Ferrari and Red Bull in Germany. It’s going to be fascinating to see which team holds the advantage.” Increased temperatures will certainly suit the Ferraris, which have struggled for tyre warm-up this season. Alonso has scored the more

points than anyone over the last three races, but is also cautious when making predictions. “We have made up a lot of ground compared to the very early part of the season in terms of performance, but we must take a further step forward,” says the double World Champion. “We still lack something, especially in qualifying. It’s true that in the race we can make up for this, but it’s not always possible to move up two places compared to our grid position, as happened in Monaco, Valencia, Silverstone and Nurburgring.” With a four-week mid-season break to come after Hungary, bragging rights are well and truly on the line.


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TRACK DETAILS

Key Characteristics

Set-up Insight

- track is laterally demanding but traction is also very important due to high number of mediumslow corners - minimum corner speed is approximately 95kph - traditionally, overtaking has been very difficult - Sector 2 is particularly important for lap time - generally track is bumpy but no major issues, kerbs are only significant in Turn 7 - wind creates a very dusty track making setupwork difficult - in 2010, the increase of track grip was medium/high over the weekend - traction instability is usually the main issue

Bumpiness Medium/high Overtaking chance Low Kerbs High in Turn 7 Ride-height setting Varies Engine severity Low Gearbox severity High Lat/long grip Medium Aero efficiency ratio Low Weekend grip evolution High Aero settings Very high Brake wear sensitivity Medium/high Brake cooling necessity High Pirelli tyre compounds Super Soft and Soft Data supplied by Team Lotus

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OPINION by GREG RUST

Behind the scenes

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rom time to time I get asked about the process we go through in order to bring you the coverage of each and every Formula One race during the season. Essentially for me, I’m not a producer but I really enjoy getting involved in a great many of the production aspects. During the week leading up to a race our team will sit down as a group and pick the key topics that we think are worth chasing. We then start liaising with the relevant people for the weekend, whether it’s (on the ground correspondents) James Allen or Tom Clarkson, and get a mud map together of what we’re looking for. Tom goes to every round and James doesn’t, so it varies a bit as to who does what. The boys are very good, they don’t stick hard and fast to the plan, they change it on the run depending on what’s topical and what they’ve got. Sometimes things on your wish list don’t come together, you may want Fernando Alonso but the planets don’t align in terms of when you’ve got camera time and things like that. Then you’ve got other times when it works absolutely beautifully. The amount of Tweets we’ve had from people about what Nikki Lauda has had to say when he’s been on has been amazing. People love his frankness. A key thing to remember with our telecasts is that essentially we are graphically disadvantaged. We’d love to do what the BBC do and go to every round with a small army of people on hand to go and collate content. What we did in Abu Dhabi with James and I (for the 2010 season finale) was a real high for me, but it’s not possible to be doing that all the time so we do the best with the resources we have. James and Tom have been excellent for us. James knows television very well obviously (having previously headed ITV’s Formula One coverage), and TC is essentially from a print background but he has come on in leaps and bounds this year.

I enjoy getting my hands pretty heavily involved in what we do. I can’t always promise that we’ll get it right for everyone, but it’s about walking that tight rope of catering for the hardcore viewers and those who are completely new to it. Our ratings indicate that the success of Mark Webber and the variety and excitement we’ve had in Formula One of late has grown and changed the audience. We’ve had to adapt to that. Of course the whole thing is made possible by the tremendous group of people behind the scenes. Our overseeing producer is a guy called Michael Heaton who has a long motorsport background in this country, two wheels and four. The nuts and bolts producer on race weekends, Nina Harlan, has been around since the Channel 9 days with Alan Jones and Darrell Eastlake, so she’s got a long history with the sport as well. As far as my on-air colleagues go, Daz (Darryl Beattie) and I have known one another for over a decade, and he’s become like a brother. I think that sort of repour is something that you can’t create, it really has to be genuinely there. Bairdo (Craig Baird) has slotted into the mix so easily for very similar reasons. We’ve been dealing with one another through Super Tourers and V8 Supercars since 1997 when he was a stand by driver for the Diet Coke BMW team. When the management at Ten decided to make the telecasts a mix of a BBQ style conversation with the good stuff from on the ground sprinkled in between, it wasn’t something that we had to think twice about. At the end of the day we don’t always get it right, but we’re constantly thinking of ways to do things better. I really think it’s critical to have that attitude.

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Round 11 – Budapest Round 2 – Malaysia

RED BULL RACING SEBASTIAN VETTEL Nationality: German Wins: 16 DoB: 03/07/1987 Poles: 22 Debut: Indianapolis, 2007 Fastest Laps: 7 Career Highlights: 2010 World Drivers’ Champion, 2nd 2006 F3 Euro Series, 2nd 2004 Formula BMW ADAC Recent Grand Prix Form AUS

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MARK WEBBER Wins: 6 Nationality: Australian Poles: 9 DoB: 27/08/1976 Fastest Laps: 10 Debut: Albert Park, 2002 Career Highlights: 3rd 2010 World Drivers’ Championship, 2nd 2001 International F3000, 1st 1996 British FF Festival Recent Grand Prix Form AUS

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THE BAGMAN’S SAY By Sebastian Vettel’s standards, fourth place at the Nurburgring was a disaster. Missing the front-row of the grid for the first time all season, spinning wildly in the opening stint and suffering an unexplained brake issue contrived to keep the rapid German off the podium. Don’t expect a repeat this weekend however, with Red Bull returning to a track where it dominated last year. In 2010, Vettel’s pole time was 1.2s faster than Ferrari’s best effort. While a front-row lockout won’t guarantee a one-two finish with the Super Soft and Soft tyres on such an abrasive surface, it won’t hurt, either..

RED BULL RACING Chassis: Red Bull RB7 Engine: Renault RS27-2011 Base: Milton Keynes, UK Team nationality: Austrian Team principal: Christian Horner Technical leader: Adrian Newey Debut: Albert Park, 2005 Wins: 21 Poles: 30 Fastest Laps: 17 Constructors’ Championships: 1

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McLAREN MERCEDES LEWIS HAMILTON

Nationality: British Wins: 16 DoB: 07/01/1985 Poles: 18 Debut: Albert Park, 2007 Fastest Laps: 10 Career Highlights: 2008 World Drivers’ Champion, 2006 GP2 Champion, 2005 F3 Euroseries Champion Recent Grand Prix Form AUS

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JENSON BUTTON Nationality: British Wins: 10 DoB: 19/01/1980 Poles: 7 Debut: Albert Park, 2000 Fastest Laps: 4 Career Highlights: 2009 World Drivers’ Champion, 1st 1998 British FF Festival, 1998 British FF Champion Recent Grand Prix Form AUS

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THE BAGMAN’S SAY Off throttle diffuser blowing returned in Germany, and so did McLaren. After a dismal showing at the British Grand Prix, particularly in qualifying, Hamilton took his second win of the season at the Nurburgring thanks to a mix of speed, race craft and strategy. This weekend is one of milestones at McLaren, with the 2.4 litre Mercedes engine celebrating its 100th race and Button enjoying his 200th Grand Prix start. The 2009 World Champion will need a change of luck if he is to remember this race fondly however, after mechanical failures in the last two races. Hamilton is a genuine chance. VODAFONE McLAREN MERCEDES

Chassis: McLaren MP4-26 Engine: Mercedes-Benz FO 108Y Base: Woking, UK Team nationality: British Team principal: Martin Whitmarsh Technical leader: Paddy Lowe Debut: Monte Carlo, 1966 Wins: 172 Poles: 146 Fastest Laps: 145 Constructors’ Championships: 8


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FERRARI FERNANDO ALONSO Nationality: Spanish Wins: 27 DoB: 29/07/1981 Poles: 20 Debut: Albert Park, 2001 Fastest Laps: 19 Career Highlights: 2005 and 2006 World Drivers Champion, 1st 1999 Euro Open by Nissan Recent Grand Prix Form AUS

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FELIPE MASSA Nationality: Brazilian Wins: 11 DoB: 25/04/1981 Poles: 15 Debut: Albert Park, 2002 Fastest Laps: 13 Career Highlights: 2nd 2008 World Drivers’ Championship, 1st 2001 Euro F3000, 1st 2000 Formula Renault Eurocup Recent Grand Prix Form AUS

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THE BAGMAN’S SAY While Red Bull has been quick on every circuit this year, taking all 10 pole positions, Ferrari’s form has - like that of McLaren - been more difficult to predict. Alonso only narrowly lost out on victory in Germany - emerging from the second round of stops with the lead before finding himself on the wrong side of a brilliant manoeuvre by Hamilton. Tyre warm-up has hampered the F150th Italia this season, but will not be such an issue this weekend thanks to the higher ambient. Alonso is an outside chance for the win, providing the team’s trick new wheel nuts don’t prove the problem they did for Massa in Germany. Chassis: Ferrari 150th Italia Engine: Ferrari 056 Base: Maranello, Italy Team nationality: Italian Team principal: Stefano Domenicalli Technical leader: Pat Fry Debut: Monte Carlo, 1950 Wins: 216 Poles: 205 Fastest Laps: 226 Constructors’ Championships: 16


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MERCEDES MICHAEL SCHUMACHER Nationality: German Wins: 91 DoB: 03/01/1969 Poles: 68 Debut: Spa, 1991 Fastest Laps: 76 Career Highlights: 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 World Drivers’ Champion, 1st 1990 German F3 Recent Grand Prix Form AUS

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NICO ROSBERG Wins: 0 Nationality: German Poles: 0 DoB: 27/06/1985 Fastest Laps: 2 Debut: Sakhir, 2006 Career Highlights: 2nd 2008 Singapore Grand Prix, 2005 GP2 Champion, 1st 2002 Formula BMW ADAC Recent Grand Prix Form AUS

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THE BAGMAN’S SAY Mercedes GP looks set to continue its trend of plugging away in the back half of the top 10 this weekend. The team has a long way to go before it can be considered a threat to Red Bull, McLaren or Ferrari, but has steadily eased away from Renault in recent races. With fourth place in the Constructors’ Championship the team’s only achievable target, more points this weekend will be a solid result. Schumacher will hope to have a rare trouble-free race after incidents in Europe (collision with Petrov), Britain (collision with Kobayashi) and Germany (solo spin). Expect Rosberg to once again be faster and more consistent than his team-mate. MERCEDES GP PETRONAS F1 TEAM

Chassis: Mercedes MGP W02 Engine: Mercedes-Benz FO 108Y Base: Brackley, UK Team nationality: British Team principal: Ross Brawn Technical leader: Bob Bell Debut: Albert Park, 2010 Wins: 0 Poles: 0 Fastest Laps: 0 Constructors’ Championships: 0

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RENAULT NICK HEIDFELD Nationality: German Wins: 0 DoB: 10/05/1977 Poles: 1 Debut: Albert Park, 2000 Fastest Laps: 2 Career Highlights: 2nd 2005 Monaco Grand Prix, 1999 Formula 3000 Champion, 1996 German F3 Champion Recent Grand Prix Form AUS

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VITALY PETROV Wins: 0 Nationality: Russian Poles: 0 DoB: 08/09/1984 Fastest Laps: 1 Debut: Albert Park, 2010 Career Highlights: 3rd 2011 Australian Grand Prix, 2nd 2009 GP2 Series, 3rd 2008 GP2 Asia Series Recent Grand Prix Form AUS

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THE BAGMAN’S SAY While the Renault R31s campaigned at the Nurburgring proved far more competitive than those seen two weeks earlier at Silverstone - particularly in qualifying - a single point was hardly a strong outcome. Renault continued to race with its forward facing exhaust package on both cars in Germany, despite trialling its rearward facing solution in practice. Balance issues may see the team again refrain from racing the new design this weekend. The Hungaroring will see Bruno Senna take the wheel of Heidfeld’s car in Practice 1 as speculation continues to mount over the German’s future. Torquey Renault engine should help secure more points this weekend.

LOTUS RENAULT GP Chassis: Renault R31 Engine: Renault RS27-2011 Base: Enstone, UK Team nationality: British Team principal: Eric Boullier Technical leader: James Allison Debut: Silverstone, 1977 Wins: 35 Poles: 51 Fastest Laps: 31 Constructors’ Championships: 2

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Nationality: Brazilian Wins: 11 DoB: 23/05/1972 Poles: 14 Debut: Kyalami, 1993 Fastest Laps: 17 Career Highlights: 2nd 2002 and 2004 World Drivers Championship, 1991 British Formula 3 Champion Recent Grand Prix Form AUS

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AT&T WILLIAMS

Nationality: Venezuelan Wins: 0 DoB: 09/03/1985 Poles: 0 Debut: Albert Park, 2011 Fastest Laps: 0 Career Highlights: 2010 GP2 Champion, 3rd 2006 Formula Renault 3.5, 1st 2004 Formula Renault 2000 Italia

Chassis: Williams FW33 Engine: Cosworth CA2011 Base: Grove, UK Team nationality: British Team principal: Frank Williams Technical leader: Sam Michael Debut: Buenos Aires, 1978 Wins: 113 Poles: 126 Fastest Laps: 130 Constructors’ Championships: 9

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THE BAGMAN’S SAY WIlliams struggled badly with tyre degradation last weekend in Germany - a fact that does not bode well heading to the highly abrasive, high-temperature Hungaroring. Adding the Super Soft tyre into the mix this weekend is likely to compound matters further. The team will try a revised version of the rear wing it practised with last weekend abandoning it before the race due to structural issues. KERS also remains a question mark, with Barrichello having raced without it in order to access its impact on tyre wear. Points will be a stretch.

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FORCE INDIA ADRIAN SUTIL Nationality: German Wins: 0 DoB: 11/01/1983 Poles: 0 Debut: Albert Park, 2007 Fastest Laps: 1 Career Highlights: 2006 All-Japan F3 Champion, 2nd 2005 F3 Euroseries, 2nd 2005 Masters of F3 Recent Grand Prix Form AUS

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FORCE INDIA F1 TEAM

Wins: 0 Nationality: Scottish Poles: 0 DoB: 16/04/1986 Fastest Laps: 1 Debut: Albert Park, 2011 Career Highlights: 2010 DTM Champion, 2006 Formula 3 Euroseries Champion, 1st 2006 Masters of F3

Chassis: Force India VJM04 Engine: Mercedes FO 108Y Base: Silverstone, UK Team nationality: Indian Team principal: Vijay Mallya Technical leader: Andrew Green Debut: Albert Park, 2008 Wins: 0 Poles: 1 Fastest Laps: 1 Constructors’ Championships: 0

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THE BAGMAN’S SAY Adrian Sutil enjoyed his strongest race of the season at the Nurburgring - qualifying eighth and finishing sixth. The final result was a mixture of speed and strategy however, with Sutil the only driver to finish in the points having stopped just twice. The strategy allowed Sutil to finish ahead of Rosberg’s Mercedes, despite being almost a full second slower than his fellow German in qualifying. Di Resta will be extra keen to return to the points prior to the mid-season break having failed to record a top 10 finish since Malaysia.

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SAUBER KAMUI KOBAYASHI Nationality: Japanese Wins: 0 DoB: 13/09/1986 Poles: 0 Debut: Interlagos, 2009 Fastest Laps: 0 Career Highlights: 2008/09 GP2 Asia Series Champion, 4th 2007 F3 Euroseries, 1st 2005 FRenault Eurocup Recent Grand Prix Form AUS

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SERGIO PEREZ

SAUBER F1 TEAM

Wins: 0 Nationality: Mexican Poles: 0 DoB: 26/01/1990 Fastest Laps: 0 Debut: Albert Park, 2011 Career Highlights: 2nd 2010 GP2 Series, 4th 2007 British F3 Championship Class, 1st 2007 British F3 National Class Recent Grand Prix Form AUS

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THE BAGMAN’S SAY The Sauber C30 has time and again shown its tyre preserving prowess this season, meaning the Swiss team will head to the Hungaroring confident of another points finish. Kobayashi stormed through the field at the Nurburgring, finishing ninth after an embarrassing Q1 exit on Saturday that saw him start18th. For Perez, returning to Budapest will bring back memories of his disastrous 2010 weekend at the circuit. The Mexican crashed out of Sunday’s GP2 event - severely damaging his title chances. Both Sauber drivers will contend strongly for the final points this weekend.

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Chassis: Sauber C30 Engine: Ferrari 056 Base: Hinwil, Switzerland Team nationality: Swiss Team principal: Peter Sauber Technical leader: James Key Debut: Kylami, 1993 Wins: 1 Poles: 1 Fastest Laps: 2 Constructors’ Championships: 0

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TORO ROSSO SEBASTIEN BUEMI Nationality: Swiss Wins: 0 DoB: 31/10/1988 Poles: 0 Debut: Albert Park, 2009 Fastest Laps: 0 Career Highlights: 2nd 2008 GP2 Asia, 2nd 2007 F3 Euroseries, 2nd 2005 Formula BMW World Final Recent Grand Prix Form AUS

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JAIME ALGUERSUARI

SCUDERIA TORO ROSSO

Nationality: Spanish Wins: 0 DoB: 23/03/1990 Poles: 0 Debut: Budapest, 2009 Fastest Laps: 0 Career Highlights: 2008 British F3 Champion, 2nd 2007 Formula Renault Italia, 1st 2006 FR Italia Winter Series Recent Grand Prix Form AUS

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THE BAGMAN’S SAY Expect the Toro Rosso drivers to be up to their usual trick this weekend in Hungary - qualifying at the back of the Q2 pack before moving forward in the race armed with an extra set of brand new soft tyres. The strategy has been continually employed by the team over recent races, and may work wonders if tyre wear is as heavy as expected in Budapest. Buemi’s chance at points in Germany evaporated thanks to an awkward early race collision with Heidfeld’s Renault, while Alguersuari was unable to make it four points finishes in a row, coming home 12th.

Chassis: Toro Rosso STR6 Engine: Ferrari 056 Base: Farenza, Italy Team nationality: Italian Team principal: Franz Tost Technical leader: Giorgio Ascanelli Debut: Bahrain, 2006 Wins: 1 Poles: 1 Fastest Laps: 0 Constructors’ Championships: 0

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Race Guide 1 Round 9Round – Silverstone 2 – Malaysia 2011 FORMULA SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX

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LOTUS HEIKKI KOVALAINEN Nationality: Finnish Wins: 1 DoB: 19/10/1981 Poles: 1 Debut: Albert Park, 2007 Fastest Laps: 2 Career Highlights: 1st 2008 Hungarian Grand Prix, 2nd 2005 GP2 Series, 1st 2004 World Series by Nissan Recent Grand Prix Form AUS

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JARNO TRULLI Wins: 1 Nationality: Italian Poles: 4 DoB: 13/07/1974 Fastest Laps: 1 Debut: Albert Park, 1997 Career Highlights: 1st 2004 Monaco Grand Prix, 1996 German F3 Champion, 2nd 1995 Macau Grand Prix Recent Grand Prix Form AUS

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THE BAGMAN’S SAY Sanity has been restored at Team Lotus, with Jarno Trulli returning to the role of race driver after Karun Chandhok’s brief promotion for the German Grand Prix. Team technical director Mike Gascoyne is optimistic that the team can push towards Q2 this weekend, thanks to the tight circuit’s lack of emphasis on aerodynamic efficiency . With Kovalainen, who scored his only Formula One victory in Hungary in 2008, a full two seconds shy of making Q2 last weekend in Germany, progressing through Q1 appears highly unlikely.

Chassis: Lotus T128 Engine: Renault RS27-2011 Base: Norfolk, UK Team nationality: Malaysian Team principal: Tony Fernandes Technical leader: Mike Gascoyne Debut: Albert Park, 2010 Wins: 0 Poles: 0 Fastest Laps: 0 Constructors’ Championships: 0


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HRT DANIEL RICCIARDO Nationality: Australian Wins: 0 DoB: 01/07/1989 Poles: 0 Debut: Silverstone, 2011 Fastest Laps: 0 Career Highlights: 2009 British Formula 3 Champion, 2nd 2010 Formula Renault 3.5 Recent Grand Prix Form AUS

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THE BAGMAN’S SAY All eyes were on Ricciardo in Q1 at the Nurburgring, and the Australian didn’t disappoint. In just his second Formula One qualifying session, the West Aussie was within 0.025s of the experienced Liuzzi, and will again challenge the Italian strongly this weekend. The team’s real target must remain Virgin Racing however, having fallen behind its fellow second-year squad in recent races.

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HRT F1 TEAM

Wins: 0 Nationality: Italian Poles: 0 DoB: 06/08/1981 Fastest Laps: 0 Debut: Imola, 2005 Career Highlights: 3rd 2008/09 Speedcar Series, 2004 F3000 Champion, 2nd 2001 Formula Renault Germany

Chassis: HRT F111 Engine: Cosworth CA2011 Base: Madrid, Spain Team nationality: Spanish Team principal: Colin Kolles Technical leader: Tony Cuquerella Debut: Albert Park, 2010 Wins: 0 Poles: 0 Fastest Laps: 0 Constructors’ Championships: 0

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Round 8 – Valencia

VIRGIN TIMO GLOCK Nationality: German Wins: 0 DoB: 18/03/1982 Poles: 0 Debut: Montreal, 2004 Fastest Laps: 1 Career Highlights: 2nd 2009 Singapore Grand Prix, 2007 GP2 Champion, 1st 2001 Formula BMW ADAC Recent Grand Prix Form AUS

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MARUSSIA VIRGIN RACING

JEROME D’AMBROSIO Nationality: Belgian Wins: 0 DoB: 27/12/1985 Poles: 0 Debut: Albert Park, 2011 Fastest Laps: 0 Career Highlights: 2nd 2008/09 GP2 Asia Series, 1st 2007 International Formula Master, 1st 2003 FRenault Belgium Recent Grand Prix Form AUS

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THE BAGMAN’S SAY Virgin Racing enjoyed its best moment of the season on Sunday at the Nurburgring - with lead driver Timo Glock resigning for another three years prior to the race. The fast and experienced German is arguably the team’s biggest asset, and will play a crucial role in the team’s plans to move up the pecking order. With a noticeable step forward again unlikely to occur this weekend, the team’s target will once again involve running between Team Lotus and Hispania .

Chassis: MVR-02 Engine: Cosworth CA2011 Base: Dinnington, UK Team nationality: Russian Team principal: John Booth Technical leader: TBA Debut: Albert Park, 2010 Wins: 0 Poles: 0 Fastest Laps: 0 Constructors’ Championships: 0

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RECENT HUNGARIAN GP WINNERS Year Driver 2010 Mark Webber 2009 Lewis Hamilton 2008 Heikki Kovalainen 2006 Jenson Button 2005 Kimi Raikkonen 2004 Michael Schumacher 2003 Fernando Alonso 2002 Rubens Barrichello 2001 Michael Schumacher 2000 Mika Hakkinen 1999 Mika Hakkinen 1998 Michael Schumacher 1997 Jacques Villeneuve 1996 Jacques Villeneuve 1995 Damon Hill 1994 Michael Schumacher 1993 Damon Hill 1992 Ayrton Senna 1991 Ayrton Senna 1990 Thierry Boutsen 1989 Nigel Mansell 1988 Ayrton Senna 1987 Nelson Piquet 1986 Nelson Piquet

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Car Red Bull-Renault McLaren-Mercedes McLaren-Mercedes Honda McLaren-Mercedes Ferrari Renault Ferrari Ferrari McLaren-Mercedes McLaren-Mercedes Ferrari Williams-Renault Williams-Renault Williams-Renault Benetton-Ford Williams-Renault McLaren-Honda McLaren-Honda Williams-Renault Ferrari McLaren-Honda Williams-Honda Williams-Honda

Location Hungaroring Hungaroring Hungaroring Hungaroring Hungaroring Hungaroring Hungaroring Hungaroring Hungaroring Hungaroring Hungaroring Hungaroring Hungaroring Hungaroring Hungaroring Hungaroring Hungaroring Hungaroring Hungaroring Hungaroring Hungaroring Hungaroring Hungaroring Hungaroring

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Round Round28––Malaysia Valencia

PAST CHAMPIONS Year Driver Nat Constructor Wins Poles Points 2010 Sebastian Vettel GER Red Bull 5 10 256 2009 Jenson Button GBR Brawn 6 4 95 2008 Lewis Hamilton GBR McLaren 5 7 98 2007 Kimi Räikkönen FIN Ferrari 6 3 110 2006 Fernando Alonso ESP Renault 7 6 134 2005 Fernando Alonso ESP Renault 7 6 133 2004 Michael Schumacher GER Ferrari 13 8 148 2003 Michael Schumacher GER Ferrari 6 5 93 2002 Michael Schumacher GER Ferrari 11 7 144 2001 Michael Schumacher GER Ferrari 9 11 123 2000 Michael Schumacher GER Ferrari 9 9 108 1999 Mika Häkkinen FIN McLaren 5 11 76 1998 Mika Häkkinen FIN McLaren 8 9 100 1997 Jacques Villeneuve CAN Williams 7 10 81 1996 Damon Hill GBR Williams 8 9 97 1995 Michael Schumacher GER Benetton 9 4 102 1994 Michael Schumacher GER Benetton 8 6 92 1993 Alain Prost FRA Williams 7 13 99 1992 Nigel Mansell GBR Williams 9 14 108 1991 Ayrton Senna BRA McLaren 7 8 96 1990 Ayrton Senna BRA McLaren 6 10 78 1989 Alain Prost FRA McLaren 4 2 76 1988 Ayrton Senna BRA McLaren 8 13 90 1987 Nelson Piquet BRA Williams 3 4 73 1986 Alain Prost FRA McLaren 4 1 72 1985 Alain Prost FRA McLaren 5 2 73 1984 Niki Lauda AUT McLaren 5 0 72 1983 Nelson Piquet BRA Brabham 3 1 59 1982 Keke Rosberg FIN Williams 1 1 44 1981 Nelson Piquet BRA Brabham 3 4 50

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Round 11 – Budapest Round 2 – Malaysia

CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS WORLD DRIVERS CHAMPIONSHIP no

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Driver Sebastian Vettel Mark Webber Lewis Hamilton Fernando Alonso Jenson Button Felipe Massa Nico Rosberg Nick Heidfeld Vitaly Petrov Michael Schumacher Kamui Kobayashi Adrian Sutil Jaime Alguersuari Sergio Perez Mendoza Sébastien Buemi Rubens Barrichello Paul di Resta Pedro de la Rosa Jarno Trulli Vitantonio Liuzzi Pastor Maldonado Jérôme D’Ambrosio Heikki Kovalainen Timo Glock Narain Karthikeyan Daniel Ricciardo Karun Chandhok

Nat DEU AUS GBR ESP GBR BRA DEU DEU RUS DEU JPN DEU ESP MEX SUI BRA GBR ESP ITA ITA VEN BEL FIN DEU IND AUD IND

Car Red Bull Red Bull McLaren Ferrari McLaren Ferrari Mercedes Renault Renault Mercedes Sauber Force India Toro Rosso Sauber Toro Rosso Williams Force India Sauber Lotus HRT Williams Virgin Lotus Virgin HRT HRT Lotus

Points 216 139 134 130 109 62 46 34 32 32 27 18 9 8 8 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WORLD CONSTUCTORS CHAMPIONSHIP Pos 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

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Constructor Red Bull Racing Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team Lotus Renault GP Sauber F1 Team Force India F1 Team Scuderia Toro Rosso AT&T Williams Team Lotus HRT F1 Team Marussia Virgin Racing

Engine Renault Mercedes Ferrari Mercedes Renault Ferrari Mercedes Ferrari Cosworth Renault Cosworth Cosworth

Points 355 243 192 78 66 35 20 17 4 0 0 0

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Round 11 – Budapest Round 2 – Malaysia Few enjoy a Grand Prix victory quite like Mark Webber. The 2010 Hungarian Grand Prix remains the Australian’s most recent win.

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