The season saw several driver changes. Lotus chose not to take up an option on Vitaly Petrov 's contract,   and did not offer Bruno Senna a new contract. Despite this, Sutil rejoined Force India for the season.
He, too, made a one-race appearance at the Indian Grand Prix , before leaving the team until the season began. The season only saw one driver change, which was brought about when Lotus driver Romain Grosjean was found by race stewards to be responsible for causing a multi-car pile-up at the start of the Belgian Grand Prix.
The season was preceded by three test sessions; one at Jerez de la Frontera and two in Barcelona. These sessions gave the teams and drivers the opportunity to familiarise themselves with their cars, though the teams downplayed the accuracy of testing times as being representative of the running order for the season.
The season began in Australia. Jenson Button took an early lead from pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton and the Red Bull cars while the rest of the field was bottle-necked by contact in the first corner. Button remained unchallenged throughout, even after a mid-race safety car to retrieve the stricken Caterham of Vitaly Petrov. Button went on to take his third victory at the Melbourne circuit , ahead of Sebastian Vettel , who profited from the safety car to pass Hamilton.
Webber finished fourth — his best result in his home Grand Prix — while Fernando Alonso finished fifth, having endured pressure from Pastor Maldonado for the last half of the race. Maldonado's race ended when he crossed onto the astroturf on the final lap and spun into the wall. McLaren locked out the front row of the grid for the second race in succession, with Lewis Hamilton once again on pole.
Both HRT cars qualified for the race, but filled out the final row of the grid almost two seconds behind Marussia's Charles Pic in twenty-second position. Daniel Ricciardo was the first driver to pit for dry-weather tyres on lap 38, triggering another round of stops. Bruno Senna finished in sixth, scoring more points in a single race than his team scored in The championship resumed three weeks later in China, with the lead-in period to the race marked by Lotus F1 protesting the legality of Mercedes's rear wing design.
This forced Rosberg to drive conservatively to preserve his tyres while Button recovered from his disastrous pit stop to pass Sebastian Vettel for second. Button was held up by the incumbent World Champion long enough for Rosberg to preserve his tyres, and he became the rd person to win a Grand Prix. Button was second, with Hamilton scoring his third consecutive third place, giving him a two-point championship lead over Button; Fernando Alonso , who had been leading the championship before the race, finished ninth. After two retirements in the opening rounds of the championship, Romain Grosjean scored his first points in Formula One by finishing sixth.
In the face of ongoing media speculation and public pressure to cancel the race due to ongoing political instability in Bahrain,   the FIA released a statement at the Chinese Grand Prix confirming that the Bahrain Grand Prix would go ahead as planned. Sebastian Vettel qualified on pole, his first since the Brazilian Grand Prix.
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Heikki Kovalainen qualified sixteenth, the second time Caterham and its predecessor, Team Lotus advanced beyond the first qualifying period in dry conditions. His team-mate, Romain Grosjean , finished third. Lewis Hamilton finished eighth, once again hampered by slow pit stops. Daniel Ricciardo was involved in early contact that saw the Australian driver slide down the order from sixth at the start to fifteenth by the end of the race, having spent most of the Grand Prix caught behind Vitaly Petrov.
Vettel's win gave him a four-point lead in the championship over Hamilton, while Mark Webber 's fourth consecutive fourth place secured third overall. The decision to hold the race despite the ongoing protests made it one of the most controversial Grands Prix in the sport's sixty-year history. The test gave teams the opportunity to assess major aerodynamic upgrades before racing them.
Michael Schumacher 's criticism of tyre supplier Pirelli's tyre compounds. Following criticism over the sensitivity of their tyre compounds,    tyre supplier Pirelli announced changes to their tyre allocation for the Spanish Grand Prix, making pit strategy the focal point of the Grand Prix. For the second consecutive race, the fastest driver in qualifying did not start the race from pole. Michael Schumacher set the fastest time, but a five-place grid penalty  left him sixth overall. Two hours before the race, protests against parts introduced onto the floor of the Red Bull RB8  left team principal Christian Horner with a choice: to change the offending parts and start both cars from the pit lane, guaranteeing that any result the team recorded would be preserved; or to leave the parts on the car, allowing both drivers to start the race from the positions they qualified in, but risking a post-race exclusion.
Horner ultimately chose the latter option, and Mark Webber started from pole,  establishing an early lead over Nico Rosberg as a first-corner accident eliminated four cars. Webber visibly faded in the final laps, but held on when the following cars were momentarily pinned behind the slow-moving Heikki Kovalainen.
Webber won the race — his second on the streets of Monaco — with Rosberg second and Fernando Alonso third,  the result giving Alonso a three-point lead in the championship. Red Bull Racing maintained their lead in the Constructors' Championship as rival teams chose not to follow through on the threat of their pre-race protest,  while Kovalainen finished thirteenth to see Caterham overtake Marussia for tenth place.
Mark Webber 's response to claims he won the Monaco Grand Prix with an "illegal car". All three drivers were using a two-stop strategy at the time, but as Hamilton made his second stop, both Alonso and Vettel shifted to a one-stop strategy,   with Alonso's team resorting to discussing strategy options in his native Spanish to prevent their rivals from overhearing their plans.
Hamilton had twenty laps to make up a twelve-second deficit, and he easily reeled Vettel in; in response, Red Bull pitted the reigning World Champion, and Vettel fell to fifth. Hamilton won the race, becoming the seventh winner in seven races and taking a two-point lead in the championship. Fernando Alonso became the first man to win two races in at the European Grand Prix in Valencia,  scoring his first home win since the Spanish Grand Prix. Starting eleventh,  he was forced to navigate his way through traffic, narrowly avoiding early contact between Bruno Senna and Kamui Kobayashi as Sebastian Vettel broke free of the field to establish a twenty-second lead by the first round of stops.
Alonso found himself third at the restart and pounced on a mistake by second-placed Romain Grosjean to lead the chase against Vettel.
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Vettel pulled away once more, but his lead was short-lived as he lost drive and his engine shut down on lap Maldonado finished tenth, but was given a post-race drive-through penalty and was classified twelfth. It was Schumacher's first podium since the Chinese Grand Prix. Alonso's win cemented a twenty-point lead in the championship, whilst Vettel's retirement relegated him to fourth overall, twenty-six points behind Alonso. Difficult conditions greeted the teams upon their arrival at the Silverstone Circuit ,  as parts of the Midlands received a month's rainfall in the space of two days.
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The circuit was declared dry, allowing the drivers to start on the tyre compound of their choice, with Alonso on the harder tyre streaking away at the start while Paul di Resta crashed at Aintree on the first lap after making contact with Romain Grosjean. Webber caught Alonso with five laps to go, passing him on the Wellington Straight. Webber held on for his second win of the season, with Vettel third and Felipe Massa in fourth, his best result since achieving a podium in South Korea in After showing early promise in the wet conditions, McLaren went backwards in the dry, losing second place in the Constructors' Championship to Ferrari and third to Lotus.
Limited running in practice and a wet qualifying session meant that teams had to improvise their strategies at the Hockenheimring.
Fernando Alonso controlled much of the race from pole position, only relinquishing the lead when he pitted, and he went on to take his third victory of the season. Confusion briefly reigned when Hamilton, in seventeenth place at the time, began lapping faster than the leaders and sought to unlap himself. Sebastian Vettel later claimed that this was a ploy by McLaren to force both him and Alonso to drive defensively against Hamilton, slowing them down enough to allow team-mate Jenson Button to leap-frog them at the second round of stops;  Vettel lost a position to Button, but Alonso was unaffected, as Ferrari pitted him before Hamilton could interfere with his race.
Button briefly looked as if he had the pace to pass Alonso for the race lead, but the race was deadlocked in the final twenty laps, and Button began to fade in the final five laps of the race. Vettel had twenty seconds added to his race time as a penalty, demoting him to fifth overall. As the championship moved into the second half of the season, Fernando Alonso maintained a thirty-four-point lead over his nearest rival, Mark Webber , with Sebastian Vettel a further ten points behind.
After prematurely moving Jenson Button onto a three-stop strategy, McLaren gave Hamilton the order to hold position as the tight confines of the Hungaroring circuit forced the teams to try to make up positions in the pits. The championship resumed one month later in Belgium.en.ecabyxoqas.cf
Kamui Kobayashi 's car was also damaged, and Pastor Maldonado was spun around amidst the chaos. Grosjean was later given a one-race ban for causing the collision,  becoming the first driver in eighteen years to be banned from racing. Romain Grosjean 's response to being given a one-race ban for causing a multi-car pile-up at the start of the Belgian Grand Prix.
The final race in Europe took place at Monza. Ferrari's early bid to put Fernando Alonso on pole position by way of using Felipe Massa to offer him a slipstream ended in disaster when Alonso's rear anti-roll bar failed in the final period of qualifying,  leaving the championship leader marooned in tenth while Lewis Hamilton took pole.
Alonso went on to finish third, benefiting from Button's retirement and a drive-through penalty for Sebastian Vettel when the reigning World Champion forced him so wide through the Curva Grande that Alonso was forced off the circuit. Red Bull Racing suffered a double retirement, with Vettel falling victim to another alternator failure and Mark Webber spinning violently at the Ascari chicane, with the resultant damage to his tyres sending vibrations through the car that forced him to retire.
As the teams returned to Asia, the focus shifted to the championship race. Lewis Hamilton put himself in the ideal position to take the fight to Fernando Alonso , qualifying on pole whilst Alonso could only manage fifth place. Just as the drivers established a rhythm, Hamilton's gearbox failed, forcing him out of the race and handing the lead to Sebastian Vettel.
He was later given a ten-place grid penalty for the Japanese Grand Prix. Mark Webber was also caught up in the opening lap melee when he was hit by Romain Grosjean ; Webber was forced to pit straight away, while Grosjean was given a ten-second stop-go penalty for causing yet another first lap incident. Sebastian Vettel won the race from pole position, having led every lap of the race and setting the fastest lap time in the process to complete his second Grand Chelem.
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