Spanish Grand Prix Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona May 11-13, 2012

Total laps 66
Lap distance 4.655 km
Track Conditions Dry / 33C

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Free practice 1  May 11 - 10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 09:00 BST
Free practice 2  May 11 - 14:00 local | 12:00 GMT | 13:00 BST
Free practice 3  May 12 - 11:00 local | 09:00 GMT | 10:00 BST

Qualifying  May 12 - 14:00 local | 12:00 GMT | 13:00 BST
Race  May 13 - 14:00 local | 12:00 GMT | 13:00 BST

  Pos Driver Team Laps Pits
1 Maldonado VEN Williams 66 3
2 Alonso ESP Ferrari 66 3
3 Räikkönen FIN Lotus F1 66 3
4 Grosjean FL FRA Lotus F1 66 3
5 Kobayashi JPN Alfa Romeo 66 3
6 Vettel GER Red Bull 66 4
7 Rosberg GER Mercedes 66 3
8 Hamilton GBR McLaren 66 2
9 Button GBR McLaren 66 3
10 Hülkenberg GER Racing Point 65 3
11 Webber AUS Red Bull 65 3
12 Vergne FRA Toro Rosso 65 3
13 Ricciardo AUS Toro Rosso 65 3
14 di Resta GBR Racing Point 65 3
15 Massa BRA Ferrari 65 4
16 Kovalainen FIN Caterham 65 3
17 Petrov RUS Caterham 65 3
18 Glock GER Manor 64 3
19 de la Rosa ESP HRT 63 4
Perez MEX Alfa Romeo 37 3
Pic FRA Manor 35 3
Karthikeyan IND HRT 22 2
Schumacher GER Mercedes 12 1
Senna BRA Williams 12 0

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Maldonado knew how to win from GP2 but that was a hugely mature drive. He kept calm in the face of pressure from Alonso and managed his tyres perfectly. Raikkonen was so close on the final lap too. And what a result for the championship this is!

Vettel and Alonso now tied at the top, Hamilton eight points back in third and Raikkonen twelve off the lead in fourth. Raikkonen was my tip today and he was 3.8s behind Maldonado come the end of the race.

Five different winners from five different teams in five different races. Amazing. Ferrari is clearly back on form, Williams has a race-winning car and Lotus still looks very strong.

Webber's 11th place is the first time he hasn't finished fourth this season. The Williams team celebrates in the pit lane and I don't think I'm alone in saying it's great to see it back on top of the podium. Happy 70th Birthday Sir Frank.

Alonso smiling and no wonder, joint championship leader. Raikkonen looks a bit less happy and he probably thought he should have won today. The top four were streets ahead of the rest though; Grosjean 14.7s off the lead and then Kobayashi in fifth was over a minute behind Maldonado.

As the champagne sprays it's time for us to go. There's going to be a lot of reaction to that result that we need to bring you on - Laurence is sprinting around the paddock as we speak. Thank you for all your comments and compliments - we appreciate them all - and make sure you stay in touch with all the fallout from the race on the site and on Twitter @ESPNF1.

We'll be back with live commentary of the Monaco Grand Prix; will we have a sixth different winner? Raikkonen, Hamilton and Webber yet to stand on the top step, but Maldonado is a specialist around the streets...

Lap 66

We're on to the last lap - Maldonado looks set to cruise home though he has traffic. Raikkonen is 2.3s behind Alonso and can see the Ferrari.

First sector isn't quick enough for Raikkonen though, nor is the second.


What a victory! Alonso JUST holds off Raikkonen by 0.6s. Hamilton all over the back of Rosberg through the final corners, but Rosberg just holds on for seventh place.

Ahead of them was Grosjean in fourth, Kobayashi fifth and Vettel sixth. The final points go to Button and Hulkenberg.

Outstanding result for Williams. The congratulations over the radio are rather subdued, however; perhaps a sign of the team's confidence?!

Lots of congratulations from you all on the emails - sorry to not use them but lap-by-lap the race was evolving. Maldonado celebrates in parc ferme, and what a drive that was.

Lap 65

Just two laps remaining and Maldonado now leads by three seconds. Bring it home kid. Raikkonen is now 4.4s behind Alonso - game on.

Vettel passes Rosberg in to turn eight. Too easy. Hamilton is catching quickly.

Lap 64

Maldonado keeps the gap at 2.4s. Alonso is struggling now and Raikkonen is still coming - 6.6s behind the Ferrari.

Vettel takes over three seconds out of Rosberg. Sixth will be his very shortly

Lap 63

The gap at the front is 2.3s despite having pitted first. He's told to look after the rear tyres but he's looking in good shape. Raikkonen 7.8s behind Alonso.

Hamilton just five seconds behind Rosberg now as Vettel keeps the pressure on the McLaren. Vettel uses DRS to get past on the outside line as Hamilton defended. Rosberg will be under threat from the Red Bull at least

Lap 62

Maldonado leads by two seconds - he might have judged this beautifully - while Raikkonen is 11 seconds off the lead but only nine behind Alonso.

Hamilton doing a great job of holding off Vettel at present, positioning his car well

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