Maldonado surprise winner of the Grand Prix of Spain F1
Five different winner in control of five cars of different brands in five Grand Prix. We can not say that they are bored this season in Formula 1! The weekend is on the Barcelona circuit that twenty-four drivers entered in the 2012 season were in the employed.
Best time of the second section of qualifications, Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado created a surprise with his Williams-Renault. During the third part of the meeting, he confirmed, not only by being ahead of Lewis Hamilton for pole position. But Team McLaren-Mercedes had not put enough fuel in the Hamilton car. Unable to reach the park farm, he found himself excluded from the meeting and forces from the race in the last row.
See Maldonado pole was already an unusual event and few were betting on his chances of victory, especially as Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) The doubled from the start of the race situation. But the Williams team and especially his driver 27 years would achieve an almost perfect race and Venezuelan regained the track ahead of Alonso after his last pit stop. Despite the pressure of the double world champion, Maldonado has not wavered, and collecting his first victory in F1 has only its twenty-fourth departure. For Williams, it is a first victory since the GP of Brazil 2004 with Juan Pablo Montoya.
Behind Maldonado Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus-Renault) finished third, ahead of his team-mate Romain Grosjean, Kamui Kobayashi (Sauber-Ferrari), Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull-Renault), Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), McLaren and Hamilton Button and Nico Hulkenberg (Force India-Mercedes).
If the action does not lack in Formula 1, it was quite the opposite when NASCAR tests presented on the oval of Darlington, South Carolina. However, this trace of 2.2 km has always led to spectacular races in the past but I must say that this season, NASCAR races are particularly monotonous ... Friday evening, Nationwide Series, it's Joey Logano (Toyota) which is necessary for the second time in a row, the third this season. In the next Sprint Cup race of the first half smashed a record that as many rounds without neutralization on this track! The second half was however enameled many small incidents, however, did not prevent the quintuple champion Jimmie Johnson (Chevrolet) spinning to a very convincing victory. This success, the first Californian in 2012, is also the two-hundredth gain his team, Hendrick Motorsports, Sprint Cup. Denny Hamlin (Toyota) and Tony Stewart (Chevrolet) round off the "Top 3".
American Le Mans
In American Le Mans Series, the German duo consists of Klaus Graf (the brother of the former tennis champion) and Lucas Luhr imposes its Honda HPD ARX at the 6 Hours of Laguna Seca, California.
Finally rally, the Tour de Corse marked the fourth stage of the IRC series (Intercontinental Rally Challenge). Debutant in the series after having virtually stopped any involvement in World Championship (WRC), the team Prodrive has wins with a JCW Mini S2000 entrusted Spaniards Dani Sordo and co-driver Carlos Del Barrio.
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