Practice and qualifying sessions will take place on Friday and Saturday (19-20 April) with the F1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix happening at 15:00 on Sunday 21 April. The Bahrain International Circuit’s length is 5.412km and 57 laps of world-class racing will complete the distance of 308.238km. The track’s lap record of 1:30.252 was set by Michael Schumacher in 2004.
Date: 21 April 2013
Venue: Bahrain International Circuit
Country: Kingdom of Bahrain
As the kick-off event of the 2013 Formula 1 Grand Prix Season, the Australian Grand Prix will take place over a distance of 307.574 km, being 58 laps on the 5.303 km circuit. Friday features the first and second practice session at 12:30 and 16:30 respectively, with the third practice session and qualifying round taking place on Saturday March 16. The race starts at 17:00 on Sunday March 17, 2013. For more information visit www.formula1.com
Dates: 15-17 March 2013
Venue: Albert Park Circuit
As the penultimate race in the 2012 Formula 1 Series, the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix will take place on 18 November 2012. Friday’s schedule include the first practice session at 9am with the second practice session taking place at 1pm. Saturday’s schedule includes the third practice session at 9am, with the qualifying session taking place at midday. For more information visit www.formula1.com
Date: 16 November 2012
Venue: Circuit of the Americas
Country: United States
Will Power took pole position for the third straight time in the 85-lap GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma this weekend, but it was team mate Ryan Briscoe who took the checkered flag, with Penske Racing claiming first and second place in this popular annual auto racing event. Briscoe crossed the finish line 0.4408 of a second ahead of Power in an exciting battle for first place. Calling his win a ‘confidence builder’, Briscoe was quoted as saying that he has always done well at Sonoma, having earned his first-ever pole position at the track in 2005, and it was great to finally get a win. As the seventh different winner in the thirteen race IZOD IndyCar Series this season, clearly the competition is stiff and the final two races are going to provide plenty of action.
Power had been in the lead for most of the GoPro Indy Grand Prix, but was caught behind slow traffic following his pit stop which cost him precious time. The hold up was as a result of a crash involving Josef Newgarden and Sebastien Bourdais where Bourdais lost control of his car, reportedly due to cold tires, and slammed Newgarden into a barrier. Both drivers escaped serious injury, with Newgarden injuring his left index finger. Briscoe took his pit stop on the following lap, giving him an advantage over Power and from there on out kept first place, noting that he had a ‘great battle with Will at the end’.
Other incidents in Sunday’s race included Alex Tagliani connecting with Ryan Hunter-Reay, spinning him out of the race with only ten laps to go. Hunter-Reay finished the race in 18th place. Driving for Penske Racing, Helio Castroneves finished sixth and picked up a penalty for making contact with Scott Dixon on the opening lap of the race.
The top ten in the IZOD IndyCar Series GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma were, in order: Ryan Briscoe, Will Power, Dario Franchitti, Rubens Barrichello, Graham Rahal, Helio Castroneves, Simon Pagenaud, JR Hildebrand, Alex Tagliani and Tony Kanaan. The final two races of the season are the Grand Prix of Baltimore on September 2, and the MATV 500 at Fontana on September 15.
The timetable for the Hungarian F1 Grand Prix includes two practice sessions on Friday 27 July, with the third practice session and qualifying session taking place on Saturday 28 July 2012. The F1 Grand Prix will take place on Sunday 29 July at 14h00, covering a distance of 306.630 km – 70 laps at 4.381 km each. The current lap record of 1:19.071 was set my Michael Schumacher in 2004.
Date: 29 July 2012