BBC enjoys significant viewing figures rise

BBC enjoys significant viewing figures rise

BBC Sport, host Formula 1 broadcaster for the United Kingdom, has informed GPUpdate.net of sizeable increases in television audiences for both the Spanish and Monaco Grands Prix, with the latter enjoying its greatest share for over a decade.
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2011 Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix
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  1. Tuesday 31 May 2011

  2. BBC enjoys significant viewing figures rise 14:45

    BBC enjoys significant viewing figures rise

    BBC Sport, host Formula 1 broadcaster for the United Kingdom, has informed GPUpdate.net of sizeable increases in television audiences for both the Spanish and…

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  3. Wednesday 25 May 2011

  4. Exclusive interview with FIA steward Mark Blundell 02:00

    Exclusive interview with FIA steward Mark Blundell

    The Spanish Grand Prix saw Mark Blundell take on the responsibility of FIA steward for the first time, meaning the Englishman had a say into the decision which…

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  5. Tuesday 24 May 2011

  6. In-depth tyre analysis: Barcelona 15:00

    In-depth tyre analysis: Barcelona

    For many, Barcelona marked the bona fide start of the European season in 2011, with the Montmeló surroundings playing host to the fifth round of what has so…

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  7. Monday 23 May 2011

  8. ‘A fitting end to a terrible weekend’ – Massa 10:07

    ‘A fitting end to a terrible weekend’ – Massa

    Gearbox problems have been confirmed as the reason for Felipe Massa’s Spanish Grand Prix retirement on Sunday. After losing several places in the closing…

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  9. Karthikeyan burnt during Spanish Grand Prix 08:25

    Karthikeyan burnt during Spanish Grand Prix

    Narain Karthikeyan has explained how he was injured in Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix, with a melting seat slowing his drive to 21st position. Five laps down at…

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  10. Sunday 22 May 2011

  11. 22:25

    Latest F1 photos: Sunday at the Circuit the Catalunya

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  12. Williams remains pointless in Barcelona 22:20

    Williams remains pointless in Barcelona

    Five races in to the 2011 season and Williams remains without a World Championship point, with Pastor Maldonado and Rubens Barrichello having managed no more…

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  13. Heidfeld ‘satisfied’ with eighth 21:41

    Heidfeld ‘satisfied’ with eighth

    Nick Heidfeld was pleased with the progress he made during this afternoon’s Spanish Grand Prix, fighting through the field from 24th on the grid to cross the…

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  14. Title still the target, says Alonso 18:56

    Title still the target, says Alonso

    Fernando Alonso has explained that he is still determined to continue fighting for the drivers’ title this year, despite falling further behind his main…

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  15. 17:31

    Video: Vettel celebrates with Crazy Frog impression

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  16. Glock: We got the best out of the car 17:25

    Glock: We got the best out of the car

    Timo Glock believes he got the best out of his car during the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon, finishing in 19th place ahead of Belgian team-mate…

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  17. Gearbox problem takes out Liuzzi 17:16

    Gearbox problem takes out Liuzzi

    Vitantonio Liuzzi was a quiet departure from the Spanish Grand Prix, having pulled out of the action with gearbox problems. Having enjoyed a strong start, the…

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  18. Rosberg rues DRS and radio issues 16:52

    Rosberg rues DRS and radio issues

    Nico Rosberg has revealed that both his DRS device and radio system failed at the Circuit de Catalunya on Sunday, hindering his progress during the Spanish…

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  19. Force India drivers not surprised by result 16:50

    Force India drivers not surprised by result

    Force India duo Paul di Resta and Adrian Sutil rose from 16th and 17th to 12th and 13th in Sunday afternoon’s Spanish Grand Prix. Following the race, both…

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  20. Webber bemoans lack of overtaking 16:35

    Webber bemoans lack of overtaking

    Mark Webber was left frustrated by the lack of overtaking opportunities during this afternoon’s Spanish Grand Prix, with pit-stop strategies a major factor in…

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  21. Pérez delighted with first F1 points 16:29

    Pérez delighted with first F1 points

    After being disqualified and thrown out of a top ten finish in Australia, Sergio Pérez officially picked up his first points in this afternoon’s Spanish…

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  22. First lap an absolute disaster, says Button 16:15

    First lap an absolute disaster, says Button

    Jenson Button described his first lap of the Spanish Grand Prix as ‘an absolute disaster’, with the McLaren driver falling outside the top ten from his…

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  23. Hamilton: Red Bull too quick in high speed 16:04

    Hamilton: Red Bull too quick in high speed

    Lewis Hamilton has admitted that Sebastian Vettel’s RB7 was too quick in the high speed corners at the Circuit de Catalunya this afternoon, describing Red…

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  24. McLaren drivers and Webber receive reprimands 16:02

    McLaren drivers and Webber receive reprimands

    Spanish Grand Prix stewards have handed out official reprimands to Mark Webber, Jaime Alguersuari and both McLaren drivers following Sunday’s race. The…

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  25. Alguersuari: Not a good race for us 15:53

    Alguersuari: Not a good race for us

    Jaime Alguersuari was not able to repeat his 2010 points finish in Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix, finishing his home race sixteenth and three places lower than…

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  26. Horner hails ‘fantastic’ Vettel defence 15:49

    Horner hails ‘fantastic’ Vettel defence

    Christian Horner has described Sebastian Vettel’s driving towards the end of the Spanish Grand Prix as ‘fantastic’, confirming that the German’s battery…

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  27. Kovalainen disappointed to end day with crash 15:46

    Kovalainen disappointed to end day with crash

    Heikki Kovalainen was dubbed a star of qualifying at the Circuit de Catalunya, having managed to pass into Q2 before out-performing both Force India cars by…

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  28. McLarens and Webber under post-race investigation 15:33

    McLarens and Webber under post-race investigation

    Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, Mark Webber and Jaime Alguersuari are all subject to a post-race investigation at the Circuit de Catalunya. The stewards’…

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  29. Vettel relieved to fend off Hamilton 15:24

    Vettel relieved to fend off Hamilton

    Sebastian Vettel was left delighted after securing his fourth victory of the 2011 season at the Circuit de Catalunya this afternoon, staying calm under pressure…

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  30. 14:52

    Full Spanish Grand Prix results

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  31. Vettel narrowly beats Hamilton in Spanish Grand Prix 14:51

    Vettel narrowly beats Hamilton in Spanish Grand Prix

    Sebastian Vettel has picked up his fourth win of 2011 by winning Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix. After local favourite Fernando Alonso led in the opening stages…

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  32. 00:00

    Spanish Grand Prix: Starting grid

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  33. Saturday 21 May 2011

  34. 23:59

    Video: Alonso's Q3 lap, fully on-board

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  35. 19:10

    Latest F1 photos: Saturday at the Circuit the Catalunya

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  36. HRT drivers upbeat after qualifying 19:05

    HRT drivers upbeat after qualifying

    Hispania Racing drivers Narain Karthikeyan and Vitantonio Liuzzi were pleased with their improved pace at the Circuit de Catalunya on Saturday afternoon, with…

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  37. Petrov encouraged by Renault pace 19:00

    Petrov encouraged by Renault pace

    Lotus Renault GP driver Vitaly Petrov was left feeling upbeat about the potential of his R31 contender after qualifying in sixth place for tomorrow's Spanish…

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  38. Button: McLaren in very good shape 16:44

    Button: McLaren in very good shape

    Despite being pipped by Fernando Alonso by just fractions at the end of qualifying, Jenson Button is confident that McLaren can mount a forceful challenge in…

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  39. Alonso hails ‘perfect lap’ of Barcelona 16:35

    Alonso hails ‘perfect lap’ of Barcelona

    Fernando Alonso was thrilled by his ability to reach as high as fourth on the Spanish Grand Prix grid this afternoon, splitting the McLarens which were…

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  40. Glock now using old car setup 16:22

    Glock now using old car setup

    Timo Glock was unable to make a large impression in Spanish Grand Prix qualifying, with the German managing no more than 20th on the grid as team-mate Jérôme…

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  41. Failed KERS prompted Schumacher strategy 16:04

    Failed KERS prompted Schumacher strategy

    Michael Schumacher did not complete a qualifying lap in Barcelona’s top ten shootout - instead electing to return to the pits, settle for tenth place and…

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  42. Force India reverts to previous aero package 15:35

    Force India reverts to previous aero package

    Force India has gone back to using its previous aerodynamic package, having not held enough confidence in new components it has brought to Barcelona. Following…

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  43. Maldonado thrilled to make Q3 15:28

    Maldonado thrilled to make Q3

    Pastor Maldonado was in high spirits after his qualifying effort at the Circuit de Catalunya on Saturday afternoon, bouncing back from practice difficulties…

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  44. Sauber drivers irritated by last laps 15:25

    Sauber drivers irritated by last laps

    Sauber line up twelfth and fourteenth on the Spanish Grand Prix grid, with Sergio Pérez and Kamui Kobayashi sandwiching the Toro Rosso of Jaime Alguersuari.…

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  45. Kovalainen delighted with 15th on grid 15:07

    Kovalainen delighted with 15th on grid

    Heikki Kovalainen and Lotus were thrilled by Saturday’s qualifying performance at the Circuit de Catalunya. The Finn, making the most of problems for Nick…

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  46. Flat spot not a worry, says Hamilton 15:00

    Flat spot not a worry, says Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton says the flat spot he picked up during his final Q3 lap will not cause him any anxiety ahead of tomorrow afternoon’s Spanish Grand Prix…

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  47. Alguersuari on three-stop strategy for Sunday 14:51

    Alguersuari on three-stop strategy for Sunday

    Jaime Alguersuari will start his home Grand Prix in Barcelona from thirteenth position on the grid. On Saturday, the 21-year-old briefly ran in the Q2 top ten…

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  48. Vettel: Broken KERS not reason I missed pole 14:46

    Vettel: Broken KERS not reason I missed pole

    Sebastian Vettel has not blamed a lack of KERS during the final stages of qualifying for missing out on pole position, instead he believes Red Bull team-mate…

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  49. Webber enjoys ‘good battle’ with Vettel 14:26

    Webber enjoys ‘good battle’ with Vettel

    Mark Webber says he enjoyed his qualifying battle with Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel in Barcelona today, with the Australian driver securing his first…

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  50. 14:09

    Spanish Grand Prix: Full Qualifying results

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  51. Webber seizes first 2011 pole in Spain 14:08

    Webber seizes first 2011 pole in Spain

    Mark Webber had ended Sebastian Vettel’s run of pole positions by seizing the top spot in Spanish Grand Prix qualifying. Behind the Red Bull duo, Lewis…

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  52. Boullier doubtful over Heidfeld qualifying chances 12:58

    Boullier doubtful over Heidfeld qualifying chances

    Lotus Renault GP team boss Eric Boullier has admitted that it will be ‘tough’ to prepare Nick Heidfeld's car in time for qualifying this afternoon. The…

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  53. 12:57

    Video: Heidfeld on fire in final practice

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  54. Vettel tops final Barcelona practice 11:05

    Vettel tops final Barcelona practice

    Sebastian Vettel jumped to the top of the timesheets with a late effort of 1:21.701 at the Circuit de Catalunya this morning, setting just one flying lap after…

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  55. Ferrari rear wing declared illegal 09:45

    Ferrari rear wing declared illegal

    Ferrari will be forced to use its Turkey-specification rear wing for the rest of the Spanish Grand Prix weekend after it was decided by the FIA that its new…

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  56. Friday 20 May 2011

  57. 21:44

    Latest F1 photos: Friday at the Circuit de Catalunya

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  58. FIA to decide on legality of Ferrari rear wing 21:15

    FIA to decide on legality of Ferrari rear wing

    The FIA is in talks with Ferrari about the new rear wing that has been introduced by the Italian squad for this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix, with Technical…

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  59. Karthikeyan pins hopes on Saturday updates 20:36

    Karthikeyan pins hopes on Saturday updates

    Narain Karthikeyan is counting on an improvement in form when a selection of updates are applied to his Hispania contender ahead of qualifying on Saturday. The…

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  60. Diffuser protests possible, admits Whiting 19:01

    Diffuser protests possible, admits Whiting

    FIA Technical Delegate Charlie Whiting has explained that teams using clever off-throttle engine map settings to keep exhaust gases flowing over their cars…

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  61. Virgin undecided over upgrade package 17:56

    Virgin undecided over upgrade package

    Marussia Virgin Racing has yet to decide whether it will race the full upgrade package on Timo Glock’s MVR-02 this weekend, with the squad currently working…

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  62. Alonso not surprised by rapid Red Bull pace 17:46

    Alonso not surprised by rapid Red Bull pace

    Having first told GPUpdate.net as much in Barcelona on Thursday, Fernando Alonso has reiterated that Red Bull dominating much of practice is no surprise. The…

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  63. Sutil: We haven’t found the sweet spot 17:33

    Sutil: We haven’t found the sweet spot

    Adrian Sutil believes Force India has a lot of work to do in order to unlock the potential of its new upgrade package at the Circuit de Catalunya this weekend.…

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  64. New Hard tyre so slow, says Kobayashi 16:59

    New Hard tyre so slow, says Kobayashi

    Kamui Kobayashi is the latest in a long list of drivers to criticise Pirelli’s new Hard tyres for this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix. The Hard compound is…

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  65. Barrichello: At least four stops needed here 16:49

    Barrichello: At least four stops needed here

    Rubens Barrichello believes that teams will need to make as least as many pit-stops in Barcelona as they did in Istanbul two weekends ago. After team-mate…

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  66. Heidfeld surprised by slowness of new tyres 16:36

    Heidfeld surprised by slowness of new tyres

    Nick Heidfeld admits that he was not expecting such tardy lap times with the new Pirelli tyres in Barcelona on Friday. Practice sessions 1 and 2 gave drivers a…

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  67. Vettel happy with new Hard tyre 16:30

    Vettel happy with new Hard tyre

    For Barcelona, Pirelli had modified its Hard compound tyre in order to make it even harder than the previous specification, thus meaning greater variation…

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