Fernando Alonso solid leader in mid-season in Formula 1
Present on the Hockenheim circuit in the center of the country, the German Grand Prix marked the end of the first half of the 2012 season of World Championship Formula 1. An ordeal that, although punctuated multiple overtaking making it interesting from beginning to end, is summarized in a long chase behind Fernando Alonso.
Qualified in pole position, the Ferrari driver and championship leader, is still in mind from beginning to end, but by turns Jenson Button (McLaren-Mercedes) and Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull-Renault), manic before his audience, is watches are unable to attempt a Overtake Alonso.
In the final standings, behind Alonso who signs his thirtieth victory in F1, there is Button. Vettel exceeded by a few turns of the term, the Englishman recovered its position by decision of the officials, they have estimated that Vettel had won his position illegally, the Red Bull-Renault German being in effect four wheels off the track during the maneuver.
Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus-Renault) thus finds the third class, before the Sauber-Ferrari Kamui Kobayashi and Vettel finally, with its penalty of twenty seconds, slides fifth place overall, ahead of Sergio Perez Sauber another driver and Michael Schumacher (Mercedes).
The championship, Alonso extended his lead as total henceforth thirty to four points ahead (154 120) on Mark Webber, only eighth in Hockenheim. Vettel is third, ahead of Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton (forced the abandonment of mechanical damage during the German Grand Prix), Nico Rosberg and Jenson Button.
The IndyCar Series was as it was Edmonton, Canada for the second annual race calendar, after Toronto there two weeks. Much more interesting as a record that the Queen City, the semi permanent Edmonton circuit (trace on the roads of the municipal airport) has an uneventful race, but with more of a twist. The Brazilian Helio Castroneves (Dallara-Chevrolet the Penske team) wins in front of the Japanese Takuma Sato (Dallara-Honda), the teammate Castroneves Will Power, Graham Rahal (Dallara-Honda) and Alex Tagliani Quebecois. Combative as ever, "Tag" has finally been rewarded by a "Top 5". It would have deserved better, after he ranked first for several laps.
Drivers NASCAR Sprint Cup were last weekend rest, their only weekend of the summer without running the program. In contrast, their colleagues Nationwide series and Camping World Trucks were in action on the oval of Chicagoland, a Joliet (Illinois). Nationwide, the championship leader Elliott Sadler (Chevrolet) has prevailed. Chevrolet also successful in the Camping World Series trucks, James Buescher won a race that seems to promise a long one of Childress Racing drivers or young Ty Dillon and Brendan Gaughan, leader for more than half the time. But Buescher has managed to take the last two rounds of stimulus term to ensure victory.
American Le Mans
Finally, emphasize the victory of German Klaus Graf and Lucas Luhr on their Honda HPD ARX during the ordeal of the American Le Mans Series presented by Ontario, on Mosport.
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