Spanish Grand Prix: Race
|Nico Rosberg finished the Spanish Grand Prix in seventh place today with Michael Schumacher retiring on lap13. • Nico followed a three-stop tyre strategy, pitting on laps 9, 22 and 40 • Nico's tyre usage was soft (9 laps), soft (13 laps), hard (18 laps), hard (26 laps) • Michael retired in turn one at the start of lap 13 following a collision with Bruno Senna's Williams • The 2012 season has now seen five winners from five races, something that last occurred in 1983 Nico Rosberg 'That was a difficult day for us and a very strange race. We didn't manage to find the right tyre management so I lost two positions towards the end of the race on my last stint which was 26 very long laps. The one positive thing is that I was able to defend my position against Lewis and keep seventh place, rather than eighth. Once again today we saw a surprising and well deserved win which is good for Formula One. Congratulations to Pastor and Frank at my old team Williams! Now I'm looking forward to my home race in Monaco in two weeks with some updates on the car.' Michael Schumacher 'Obviously I am not happy with the outcome of the race as I think we could have achieved some nice points today. But then this is sometimes what you have to go through in racing. It is not easy to see from the TV replays but what happened from my viewpoint was that he went to the right to defend the inside line, and then suddenly, shortly before the braking point, went to the left. When you are so tight together in the braking zone, you have no other choice than to try to react and avoid hitting but it was too late. It is a shame, as I said, but then what I will do now is to look ahead to the next race and try to attack there.' Bob Bell 'We spent our afternoon racing hard with Red Bull and McLaren - but it was only for places in the bottom half of the top ten today. We didn't have the basic pace we needed this afternoon, and we were hampered further with an issue on Nico's car. There was a clear loss of downforce measurable on the data, which made it even more difficult for Nico to look after the tyres properly, but whether this was down to damage or another factor is something we will have to investigate this evening. Naturally, it was a disappointment to lose Michael early in the race, after his pace had looked reasonable in the opening stint. The team did a good job on the stops and I believe we made the right tactical decisions to protect Nico's position at critical moments of the race, even though he ultimately ran out of grip in the closing laps on a long final stint. The basic fact is that we needed more pace today, which is what we must bring over the coming races. And we will.' Norbert Haug 'A difficult race for us, and Nico went from fifth to seventh place in the last laps because our car could not use the tyres during such a long stint, so he could not repeat the lap times he had done before. Michael had an accident with a slower car which he attempted to overtake. After five races, there are five different winners from five different teams, and I am told this last happened 30 years ago. Congratulations to the Williams team and to Pastor Maldonado today - well done and great for them to win on such a demanding circuit. After five races and a quarter of the season, Nico is 20 points behind the leader. We have to raise our game in the next races and during the remainder of the season and I am sure that all our team members will work very hard to make the next steps and to achieve a better level of performance than we had today.'|
| Farewell Cabezon!Maranello, 15 June – A great friend of Ferrari passed away today, José Froilan Gonzalez died at the age of ninety in his native Buenos Aires. His name will forever be linked to that of the Scuderia; indeed he was the one, who on 14 July at Silverstone, sixty two years ago, took the Prancing Horse's first victory in a Grand Prix counting towards the Formula 1 World Championship.|
'The news of the death of Gonzalez saddened me greatly,' President Luca di Montezemolo told ferrari.com from ....
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5 points finishes for Felipe Massa in the seven races run so far this year. The Brazilian has scored 49 points to date, whereas last year he only had 11, from three top ten finishes.
7 top ten finishes for Felipe Massa in ten Canadian Grand Prix starts. The Brazilian's best result here was a fourth in 2005 ....
|CANADIAN GP - ALONSO AND MASSA'S OVERTAKING FESTIVALMontreal, 9 June – Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa both produced very strong drives at the Gilles Villeneuve circuit to keep very much in the hunt for both championship titles. The Spaniard went from sixth on the grid to second on the podium, while the Brazilian battled all the way from sixteenth at the start to eighth, with both men pulling off an endless series of overtaking moves. The 22 points they brought back home today sees the Scuderia maintain second place in the Constructors' c....|