Start, Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, 2012

F1 fans’ videos from the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix

2012 Spanish Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Videos shot by F1 fans during the Spanish Grand Prix weekend, including two views of Michael Schumacher’s crash with Bruno Senna.

Practice at turn three

The long, fast turn three is one of the Circuit de Catalunya’s tyre-killing corners. Here an HRT gets out of shape during practice, adding another rubber mark to the surface.

Hamilton takes pole position

The crowd cheer as home hero Fernando Alonso briefly takes pole position – before his time is beaten by Pastor Maldonado and Lewis Hamilton.

The McLaren driver gets a round of applause – but he was stripped of pole position later that evening, putting Alonso on the front row.

The start

Alonso converted second on the grid to first place by turn one, to the approval of the crowd.

Schumacher and Senna collide

The crash involving Michael Schumacher and Bruno Senna at turn one was caught on video by two fans.

Button passes Massa

Button shows how it’s supposed to be done, passing Massa into turn one.

Maldonado wins

Pastor Maldonado crosses the line to claim his first Grand Prix win, followed by Alonso with Kimi Raikkonen close behind.


Maldonado celebrates his first F1 win.

Fire at Williams

The fire which broke out in the Williams pit after the race was captured by this fan opposite the garage. Although several people who worked to put out the blaze suffered smoke inhalation and were hospitalised, there were no serious injuries.

The race weekend

Highlights from the Spanish Grand Prix weekend.

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Thanks to Damonsmedley for his help with this feature.

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