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2011 Spanish GP – Race Results

Posted in Race Result with tags , , , , on May 22, 2011 by Sundar Shankar

Sebastian Vettel won an absolutely scintillating Spanish GP ahead of the hard charging McLaren of Lewis Hamilton as the Pirelli tyres, DRS and KERS combined together to produce a cliffhanger of a race at the Catalunya circuit. The two cars fought for the lead in the final stint, and were nose-to-tail every inch of the way till the chequered flag fell. Jenson Button, who started fifth, uniquely ran a three-stop strategy to finish third, while Mark Webber, starting on pole position, lost two places at the start when he spent too much time defending from Vettel and was stuck behind Alonso for a long time.

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2011 Turkish GP – Race Result

Posted in Race Result with tags , , , , , on May 8, 2011 by Sundar Shankar

Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull Racing eased to a comfortable win in the Turkish GP today, with Mark Webber in second making it the team’s first 1-2 of this season. The pole sitter was in complete control of the race and led almost every lap, reasserting his domination of this year’s championship. Fernando Alonso drove a fantastic race to haul the Ferrari up onto the final podium slot, getting his and the team’s first top 3  finish of 2011. He spent most of the race in second, before Mark Webber used his fresh set of tyres to overtake him with 7 laps remaining.

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2011 Chinese GP – Race Results

Posted in Race Result on April 17, 2011 by Sundar Shankar

Lewis Hamilton took a sensational win at the Chinese Grand Prix at Shanghai today, beating the much vaunted Red Bull of Sebastian Vettel into second. Mark Webber made a brilliant come-back from 18th on the grid to 3rd place at the flag, just seven seconds behind the winner. Jenson Button was fourth, after a superb start by both McLarens saw him lead Hamilton and Vettel on the first lap.

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2011 Malaysian GP – Race Results

Posted in Race Result with tags , , , on April 10, 2011 by Sundar Shankar

Sebastian Vettel won his second race in a row this year in a fully dry Malaysian GP, ahead of Jenson Button in his McLaren and the extremely impressive Nick Heidfeld in his Renault. Mark Webber recovered from a poor start to fourth at the end of the race, while the Ferraris could muster only 5th and 6th places. Hamilton finished seventh, but was penalised for weaving in front of Alonso and dropped down to eighth behind the plucky Sauber driver Kobayashi.

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2011 Australian GP – Revised Race Results

Posted in Race Result on March 27, 2011 by Sundar Shankar

The Sauber drivers Sergio Perez and Kamui Kobayashi, who finished 7th and 8th respectively in the Australian GP have been excluded from the results due to a technical infringement. After the race, the stewards found the upper rear wing element on both cars to be in breach of technical rules 3.10.1 and 3.10.2.

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2011 Australian GP – Race Results

Posted in Race Result on March 27, 2011 by Sundar Shankar

The 2011 F1 season got off to a great start today with an exciting race in Melbourne. Sebastian Vettel picked up from where he had left off in 2010, and was untouchable as he romped away from the field to his first victory of the season. McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton pushed hard but ultimately had to settle for second place. Vitaly Petrov silenced his critics with a scintillating drive to third, as the Renault team kicked off their season in style.

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