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Author: John Loughran

Alonso wins in Valencia

By using a two-stop strategy, Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso became the first driver to win two races in the F1 2012 season, taking the championship lead thanks to an emotional victory on home territory. Alonso qualified 11th on the grid but made up 10 places with two short stints on the P Zero Yellow soft tyre

Pirelli ready for Grand Prix of Europe

The third consecutive street circuit on this year’s Formula One calendar, the Grand Prix of Europe, contains the highest number of corners of any track all year (25) and is likely to be run in high temperatures – meaning that the P Zero White medium tyres and P Zero Yellow soft tyres have been nominated.

Culbert wins Laois Heartlands Stages Rally

  Above: Trevor Culbert / Ray Fitzpatrick in their Ford Escort Mk2 were victorious in the Laois Heartlands Stages Rally on Sunday. Below, our photographer Patrick Doyle was on hand to capture Culbert and Fitzpatrick on their way to victory, in Laois, which doubles as Round 3 of the 2012 Midlands East Rally Championship.