2012 Spanish Grand Prix

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Rosberg Seventh, Schumacher DNF in Barcelona

Despite some strong practices and a very solid qualifying session, Mercedes AMG Petronas could not capitalize on its momentum heading towards Sunday’s race as Nico Rosberg managed to salvage a seventh-place finish while Michael Schumacher had to retire in lap 13 in the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix. Williams’ Pastor Maldonado emerged victorious from pole position in a race that saw everyone bumped up one spot after erstwhile pole position holder Lewis Hamilton was penalized for having insufficient fuel after qualifying and the McLaren-Mercedes driver ended up starting at the last spot on the grid. Starting from P6, Rosberg had a solid hold on fifth place late in the race but… Continue Reading »


Rosberg P7, Schumacher P9 after Barcelona Qualifying

After strong showings in the practice sessions at the Circuit de Catalunya, Mercedes AMG Petronas was able to follow through with good performances in qualifying as Nico Rosberg is set to start at P7 and Michael Schumacher at P9 once the Spanish Grand Prix starts Sunday. Two cars in the top ten is always a positive start, and Mercedes technical director Bob Bell sees another positive in the fact that the odd-numbered positions offer the ‘cleaner side of the grid’. “That was a tricky qualifying session this afternoon, and seventh position was about the most that we could have achieved,” said Rosberg, who posted a Q3 time of 1:23:005. “It… Continue Reading »


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