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  • Spanish Grand Prix
  • Maldonado delighted with first pole
  • May 12, 2012: Williams' Pastor Maldonado has heralded his pole position at the Spanish Grand Prix as a "great moment for the team" after being promoted to the front of the grid when a stewards' investigation found Lewis Hamilton to be in breach of regulations.

  • Spanish Grand Prix - Qualifying
  • Hamilton excluded from qualifying
  • May 12, 2012: Lewis Hamilton has been stripped of his pole position and will start from the back of the grid at Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix after failing to return to the pits under his own power at the end of Q3

  • Spanish Grand Prix - Qualifying
  • Morning problem slightly slows Grosjean
  • May 12, 2012: Romain Grosjean felt that he "could have been a little bit quicker" in qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix if he hadn't lost out on running in FP3

  • Spanish Grand Prix - Qualifying
  • Massa knows he must progress
  • May 12, 2012: After another disappointing qualifying session Felipe Massa knows that he must make progress from his 17th place grid slot in the Spanish Grand Prix

  • Spanish Grand Prix - Qualifying
  • 'The car looks fantastic' - Maldonado
  • May 12, 2012: Pastor Maldonado believes Williams is in a strong position for the Spanish Grand Prix after describing the car as "fantastic"

  • Spanish Grand Prix - Qualifying
  • Ferrari making progress - Alonso
  • May 12, 2012: Fernando Alonso is confident that his Ferrari team is making a step in the right direction after he qualified a pleasing third for his home grand prix

  • Spanish Grand Prix - Qualifying
  • Hamilton expected 'great battle'
  • May 12, 2012: Prior to learning that he had been excluded from qualifying, Lewis Hamilton said that he expected to have "a great battle" with Pastor Maldonado and Fernando Alonso during tomorrow's Spanish Grand Prix after securing his 21st career pole position

  • Spanish Grand Prix - Qualifying
  • Raikkonen rues 'small mistakes'
  • May 12, 2012: Kimi Raikkonen says a few small mistakes cost him a top three grid position but also confessed himself happy with fifth on the grid because of the car's race pace

  • Spanish Grand Prix - Qualifying
  • 'We got caught with our pants down' - Webber
  • May 12, 2012: Mark Webber was left a frustrated man after his Red Bull team told him to come in as his time was good enough to make it into Q3.

  • Spanish Grand Prix - Qualifying
  • Button baffled by balance
  • May 12, 2012: Jenson Button confessed himself at a loss to explain why his car felt so different from practice to qualifying as he missed out on the top ten shootout during qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix

  • Spanish Grand Prix - Qualifying
  • Vettel remains optimistic for race
  • May 12, 2012: Sebastian Vettel remained optimistic about his race chances despite qualifying in eighth for the Spanish Grand Prix

  • Spanish Grand Prix - Qualifying
  • Maldonado inherits Spanish pole
  • May 12, 2012: Pastor Maldonado inherited pole position for the Spanish Grand Prix after previous pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton was excluded from qualifying

  • Spanish Grand Prix - FP3
  • Vettel top after final practice in Barcelona
  • May 12, 2012: Sebastian Vettel left it late to top the lap times after the final session of free practice before the all important qualifying as teams made crucial final set-up adjustments to their cars.

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