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Formula 1 2012: Italian Grand Prix - Hamilton bests Ferrari, Red Bull DNF

  Photo: Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren vs. Ferrari. It is one of the greatest continuous rivalries in sport, right up there with Yankess vs. Dodgers, Michigan vs. Ohio State, or any of the other greats. Monza, site of the Italian Grand Prix, is Ferrari’s home circuit. But that didn’t stop Lewis Hamilton from taking pole, with his McLaren teammate Jenson Button joining him on the front row in P2. Right behind them on the starting grid was the first Ferrari, piloted not by...

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Formula 1 2012: Lotus' Grosjean suspended one race for Spa crash

Photo: Lotus F1 Team www.formula1.com reports: Lotus’s Romain Grosjean has been given a one-race ban after the stewards at Spa-Francorchamps judged him to be responsible for causing the first-corner accident at the start of Sunday’s 2012 Formula 1 Shell Belgian Grand Prix. The ban means Grosjean will miss next weekend’s Italian event, which takes place at Monza from September 7-9. He has also been fined 50,000 Euros. “The stewards regard this incident as an ex...

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Formula 1 2012:  Belgian Grand Prix - Button start-to-finish

Photo: Getty Images. Qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps showed that the month-long summer break hadn’t done a thing to dampen the 2012 Formula 1 season’s competitiveness. Bottom, middle, and top; surprises were evident everywhere. Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) failed to make it out of Q1, while Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) mired in Q2. And at the top? Jenson Button (McLaren) won his first pole in 61 races (Monaco 2009). Kamui Kobayashi (Sauber) became the first ...

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Formula 1 2012: US Grand Prix Video Special – Circuit of the Americas

Photo: AFP The Formula 1 US Grand Prix is happening Nov. 16-18 at the purpose built, brand new Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Tex. We here at GonzoGeek are very excited about this and decided to put together a video special giving some examples of exactly what it is we’re in for. First off is David Coulthard, former Formula 1 driver (1994-2008; Williams, McLaren, and Red Bull), who spends some time tooling around the at-the-time still dirt circuit and the streets of Austin in a Red B...

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Formula 1 2012: Hungarian Grand Prix - Hamilton start-to-finish

The Formula 1 series moved from Germany to Hungary, running on back-to-back weekends heading into its month-long summer break. Practice and qualifying in Hockenheim was marked by rain, with the race occurring in dry weather. This situation was reversed in Budapest, with dust making the track slippery during qualifying and a 100% chance of rain forecast for the race. Lewis Hamilton (McLaren) snagged the pole, with Romain Grosjean (Lotus) qualifying on the front row for the first time in P2 and S...

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Formula 1 2012: German Grand Prix - Alonso wins his third

Photo: Getty Images Another rainy weekend was waiting for the Formula 1 2012 teams in Hockenheim, Germany, for the German Grand Prix. Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) prevailed to take poll position, with Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) second, and Mark Webber (Red Bull) third. Webber, however, was assigned a five-spot grid penalty for a gearbox change, ceding P3 to Michael Schumacher (Mercedes) in his home race. Schumi was joined on the second row by fellow German Nico Hulkenberg (Force India). Schumach...

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Formula 1 2012: British Grand Prix - Aussie Grit and Ferrari Rising

Photo: Red Bull/Getty Images It was a sloppy weekend at Silverstone, site of the 2012 British Grand Prix. Friday practice was wet. Rain also interrupted qualifying, but after more than 3 hr a starting grid was established featuring Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) at P1, Mark Webber (Red Bull) at P2, and Michael Schumacher (Mercedes) continuing his resurgence at P3. Other qualifying notables included Pastor Maldonado (Williams) at P7, Nico Hulkenberg (Force India) at P9, and Jenson Button (McLaren) fa...

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Formula 1 2012: European Grand Prix - Alonso Wins!

Qualifying on the street circuit in Valencia, Spain, for Round 8 of the 2012 Formula 1 season kept nearly all of the hallmarks of the year intact, offering both the expected and the not-so-much in equal measure. On the expected side was a front row of Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) and Lewis Hamilton (McLaren). Vettel has won both the pole and the race in Valencia the past 2 years as well as the last two polls in succession. This particular run to the top of the time charts tied him for third on th...

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Formula 1 2012: Canadian Grand Prix

Red Bull Racing looked increasingly ready to take the 2012 season by the horns heading into the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal. Mark Webber’s victory in Monaco made the team the first two-time winner of the year (Sebastian Vettel, Bahrain), and Vettel followed up this performance by taking the pole in Montreal. Vettel’s pole, his 32nd, also tied him with Nigel Mansell at fifth on the all-time career list. Webber doubled down on the Red Bull might by qualifying P4. That said, Red Bul...

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Formula 1 2012: US Grand Prix tickets on sale June 10

Three-day reserved and general admission tickets to the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, Nov. 16-18, 2012, at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Tex., will go on sale Sunday, June 10, and 10 a.m. EDT via www.CircuitofTheAmericas.com/tickets.  The event marks the return of Formula 1 to the US for the first time in 5 years. Three-day general admission tickets are priced at $159/person and allow fans to choose their views of the action from several grassy berms and other public areas...

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