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Spain 2012 - Race results - Williams turn an unexpected pole position into a fantastic victory

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It was by no means a sure thing but Pastor Maldonado kept his head under some serious pressure from both Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen, and secured Williams' first victory for about eight years. Behind him, Lewis Hamilton had a storming race, protecting his tyres to complete the only two stop strategy and get into the points after starting from the back. With five retirements, and penalties galore, the Spanish Grand Prix was a fantastic spectacle.

BestRomain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:26.250Lap 53
1Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F1 Team1:39.09.1453
2Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari+3.13
3Kimi RäikkönenLotus F1 Team+3.83
4Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team+14.73
5Kamui KobayashiSauber F1 Team+64.53
6Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing+67.54
7Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team+77.93
8Lewis HamiltonVodafone McLaren Mercedes+78.12
9Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren Mercedes+85.23
10Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team+1 lap3
11Mark WebberRed Bull Racing+1 lap3
12Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso+1 lap3
13Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso+1 lap3
14Paul di RestaSahara Force India F1 Team+1 lap3
15Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari+1 lap4
16Heikki KovalainenCaterham F1 Team+1 lap3
17Vitaly PetrovCaterham F1 Team+1 lap3
18Timo GlockMarussia F1 Team+2 laps3
19Pedro de la RosaHRT Formula 1 Team+3 laps4
DNFSergio PérezSauber F1 TeamLap 393
DNFCharles PicMarussia F1 TeamLap 383
DNFNarain KarthikeyanHRT Formula 1 TeamLap 242
DNFBruno SennaWilliams F1 TeamLap 130
DNFMichael SchumacherMercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamLap 131

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