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2013

2013 FIA Formula One World Championship™ Race Calendar

# Date Race Venue Time (IST)*
1 Mar 15-17 Australian Grand Prix Albert Park, Melbourne TBA
2 Mar 22-24 Malaysia Grand Prix Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur TBA
3 Apr 12-14 Chinese Grand Prix Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai TBA
4 Apr 19-21 Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir TBA
5 May 10-12 Spanish Grand Prix Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona TBA
6 May 23-26 Monaco Grand Prix Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo TBA
7 Jun 07-09 Canadian Grand Prix Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, Montreal TBA
8 Jun 28-30 British Grand Prix Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone TBA
9 Jul 05-07 German Grand Prix Nurburgring, Nurburgring TBA
10# Jul 19-21 TBA TBA TBA
11 Jul 26-28 Hungarian Grand Prix Hungaroring, Budapest TBA
12 Aug 23-25 Belgian Grand Prix Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa-Francorchamps TBA
13 Sep 06-08 Italian Grand Prix Autodromo di Monza, Monza TBA
14 Sep 20-22 Singapore Grand Prix Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore TBA
15 Oct 04-06 Korean Grand Prix Korea International Circuit, Yeongam TBA
16 Oct 11-13 Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka TBA
17 Oct 25-27 Indian Grand Prix Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida (Delhi NCR) TBA
18 Nov 01-03 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island TBA
19 Nov 15-17 United States Grand Prix Circuit of The Americas, Austin TBA
20 Nov 22-24 Brazilian Grand Prix Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace (Interlagos), Sao Paulo TBA

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* TV times will be updated once schedules are officially put out by the regional broadcasters.

# Provisional. (It was supposed to be either the French or the returning Turkish GP, but neither seem likely for 2013 at the moment.)

 
 
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2012 F1 World Championship Round 1 | Australia | Qualifying Excerpts from Saturday at Melbourne


Amongst all sorts of speculation about who’s faster and who’s a dog by one and all, the 2012 season finally got off to a start at Albert Park in Melbourne for the 2012 Australian GP. In the three practice sessions earlier, there had been signs of McLaren and Mercedes GP being at the head of the pack while Ferrari looked mediocre. Red Bull were close to the front but not at the front and most of us thought they were most likely sand-bagging.

Q1

By the first part of Qualifying (Q1), it was becoming evident that calling bets would not be easy this time. There were all sorts of surprises being thrown left and right. Kimi’s ouster in Q3 being the most attention grabbing of all. A poorly timed final stint left him out of action after the end of Q1 and the best he could manage was P18 (will move to 17th now after Sergio’s gearbox change 5-place grid penalty). Massa made it through to Q2 by the skin of his teeth and it was not what the scarlet fans had in mind for the weekend.

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Mercedes: F-Duct Front Wing operated by the Rear Wing DRS

ScarbsF1 explains how the F-Duct front wing might be employed by Mercedes GP AMG for he 2012 season:

Mercedes: F-Duct Front Wing operated by the Rear Wing DRS.