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2012 Formula One


The 2012 Formula One season begins on March 16 and will end on November 25, 2012.

Schedule

S.No.Grand PrixLocationDates
12012 Australian Grand Prix Melbourne March 16 - 18
22012 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix Kuala Lumpur March 23 - 25
32012 Ubs Chinese Grand Prix Shanghai April 13 - 15
42012 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix Sakhir April 20 - 22
5 Gran Premio De Espana Santander 2012 Catalunya May 11 - 13
6 Grand Prix De Monaco 2012 Monte Carlo May 24 - 27
7 Grand Prix Du Canada 2012 Montréal June 8 - 10
82012 Grand Prix Of Europe Valencia June 22 - 24
92012 Santander British Grand Prix Silverstone July 6 - 8
10 Grosser Preis Santander Von Deutschland 2012 Hockenheim July 20 - 22
11 Eni Magyar Nagydíj 2012 Budapest July 27 - 29
122012 Shell Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps August 31 - September 2
13 Gran Premio Santander D'Italia 2012 Monza September 7 - 9
142012 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix Singapore September 21 - 23
152012 Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka October 5 - 7
162012 Korean Grand Prix Yeongam October 12 - 14
172012 Airtel Grand Prix Of India New Delhi October 26 - 28
182012 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Yas Marina Circuit November 2 - 4
192012 United States Grand Prix Austin November 16 - 18
20 Grande Prêmio Do Brasil 2012 Sao Paulo November 23 - 25

2012 Rule Changes

The World Motor Sport Council met in New Delhi on December 7, 2011 and has confirmed a number of Formula One rule changes for the 2012 season.

Changes to the 2012 Technical Regulations

  • All engine standard ECU set up and control parameters, which were formerly contained only within a Technical Directive, are now contained within the relevant parts of the Technical Regulations.
  • The exhaust tailpipes are now strictly regulated in order to ensure that the aerodynamic effect exhaust gases have on the car is kept to an absolute minimum.
  • Better marking of in-car emergency switches operated by marshals are now stipulated.
  • The side impact structures will now have to be subjected to a further (upward) push-off test.

Changes to the 2012 Sporting Regulations

  • Cars may no longer take part in pre-season testing without having passed all crash tests.
  • There will now be a maximum race time of four hours to ensure that a lengthy suspension of a race does not result in a race that could run up to eight hours if left unregulated.
  • Before the safety car returns to the pits all lapped cars will be allowed to unlap themselves and then join the back of the pack, ensuring a clean re-start without slower cars impeding those racing for the leading positions.
  • Cars which were in the pit lane when a race is suspended will now be allowed to re-join the cars on the grid in the position they were in when the race was suspended.
  • Drivers may no longer leave the track without a justifiable reason, i.e. cutting a chicane on reconnaissance laps or 'in' laps to save time and fuel.
  • Drivers may no longer move back onto the racing line having moved off it to defend a position.
  • One three-day test will be carried out during the season, formerly there were none.
  • All stewards' decisions which are not subject to appeal are now in one place instead of being in various places within the regulations.
  • All tyres allocated to a driver may now be used on the first day of practice; formerly only three sets were permitted.

Drivers

After finishing the Formula One 2011 in the second place, Jenson Button vowed to win the 2012 title.

2012 Formula One in News

Gulf Air Honors Top Travel Agents of India
Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain invited over 300 travel agents to an official awards ceremony, honoring the airline’s top travel agents and corporates from Northern and Western Indian regions

IMG Media and Panasonic Launch Live 24-Hour In-Flight Sports Channel
IMG Media, part of IMG Worldwide, the global sports, fashion and media company, has teamed up with electronics giant Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic), the world leader in state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment and communication (IFEC) systems, to launch the first-ever live global premium 24-hour sports channel -- SPORT 24 -- for airline passengers from this week.

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