2012 Spanish Grand Prix result

2012 Spanish Grand Prix

Pos # Driver Car Laps Gap Difference Reason
1 18 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 66
2 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 66 3.195 3.195
3 9 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 66 3.884 0.689
4 10 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 66 14.799 10.915
5 14 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 66 64.641 49.842
6 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 66 67.576 2.935
7 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 66 77.919 10.343
8 4 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 66 78.140 0.221
9 3 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 66 85.246 7.106
10 12 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 65 1 lap 1 lap
11 2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 65 1 lap 0.219
12 17 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 65 1 lap 6.173
13 16 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 65 1 lap 4.866
14 11 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 65 1 lap 4.693
15 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 65 1 lap 1.387
16 20 Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 65 1 lap 24.007
17 21 Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 65 1 lap 15.151
18 24 Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 64 2 laps 1 lap
19 22 Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 63 3 laps 1 lap
Not classified
15 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 37 29 laps 26 laps Transmission
25 Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 35 31 laps 2 laps Driveshaft
23 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 22 44 laps 13 laps Wheel
19 Bruno Senna Williams-Renault 12 54 laps 10 laps Accident
7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 12 54 laps 0.539 Accident

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51 comments on 2012 Spanish Grand Prix result

  1. AdrianMorse (@adrianmorse) said on 13th May 2012, 17:14

    Excellent drive by Hamilton, very mature. He wasn’t too aggressive in his overtaking, but aggressive enough to make good progress.

    I thought McLaren’s strategy for Hamilton was pretty poor, though. He was ahead of Vettel when he served his drive-through, yet finished behind him. I think they should have cut up that last stint into two, with 17 laps on hards and 13 on softs, for instance. To be able to do those 30 laps, he had to do a very slow pace compared to what I think he would have been able to. Consider this: he was ahead of Rosberg prior to his final stop, yet he was way behind when Rosberg made his, despite having the benefit of the undercut (and Rosberg was hardly flying at that point). Also, there was serious risk of this strategy not working if his tyres had gone off the cliff with 5 laps to go.

    Of course, with an extra stop he may have been put back into traffic, but I don’t think it would have been too much of a problem. After clearing the scrapping Toro Rossos, I think he would have had a nice clear track in front of him to push and make up some good time. And even if he would have been in traffic for his final stint, his team should have had faith in him to pass cars on track. Hamilton was on a charge; they should have let him charge rather than send him on a 30-lap tyre preservation expedition.

    I’m looking forward to Keith’s analyses; I think they will show that with proper strategy and some decent pit stops, he could have scored that fifth place that Eddie Jordan had predicted.

  2. The Red Bull wings………I say different spec wings was used. They need to look at that. Not allowed.

  3. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 13th May 2012, 19:38

    What a great result for Maldonado! Lotus will be happy with another solid points haul for sure, they have lots to celebrate.

    It’s a bit weird how our two new race winners team mates have both been unable to finish the race. There is something bittersweet about that…

  4. Fixy (@fixy) said on 13th May 2012, 20:04

    Why didn’t Grosjean get a penalty for overtaking Vettel during the yellow flag period?

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