Circuit De Catalunya

Circuit de Catalunya takes a toll on the tyres and teams will look to various strategies to save tyres. T10 will be the slowest corner with a speed of 75kph and T6 the fastest and taken at 250kph. G-force figures could be as high as 3.2 and experienced for 5 seconds at T3! Drivers will hold floor the pedal to the metal, rather carbon fibre for 12.1 seconds on teh straight finish straight and hit speeds of 318 kph.

Qualifying has been very interesting with a number of drivers sitting out of Q3 to save tyres, and Hamilton being penalized harshly for another mistake by team Vodafone McLaren Mercedes. The British driver who was on P1, was dismayed to have his time excluded from Qualifying, having been asked to stop on track by the team during the slow down lap. Lewis Hamilton will start from the back of the grid, while Maldonado leads.

Driver Standings after Bahrain

Pos Driver Points

01 Sebastian Vettel 53
02 Lewis Hamilton 49
03 Mark Webber 48
04 Jenson Button 43
05 Fernando Alonso 43
06 Nico Rosberg 35
07 Kimi Räikkönen 34
08 Romain Grosjean 23
09 Sergio Perez 22
10 Paul di Resta 15

Constructor Standings

Pos Team Points

01 Red Bull Racing-Renault 101
02 McLaren-Mercedes 92
03 Lotus-Renault 57
04 Ferrari 45
05 Mercedes 37
06 Sauber-Ferrari 31
07 Williams-Renault 18
08 Force India-Mercedes 17
09 STR-Ferrari 6
10 Marussia-Cosworth 0

rSeries : 13 updates to 2012 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona