Weekend review and results round-up

At the Spanish Grand Prix this year we learned that DRS and Pirelli can make even a Catalunya race enthralling, that Red Bull's margin over the field in race trim really isn't very big at all, but also that Sebastian Vettel is almost certainly going to be 2011 world champion - given his ability to keep churning out wins even in complicated circumstances and under pressure, as he did in Spain

Weekend review and results round-up

It was a very, very busy weekend off-track too, and it started early Thursday morning with the news that not only had Ferrari extended Fernando Alonso's contract, but that the deal now stretched right through 2016.

For the first time in a while, there was also a technical row brewing. Ferrari's new rear wing was swiftly banned on Saturday morning, but the question of whether off-throttle exhaust-blown diffusers are legal looks set to run on to Monaco, where there might even be a protest.

Expect F1 2011 to keep changing shape too. Pirelli revealed it is working towards a situation where two stops rather than the current three or four become the most sensible option, and the FIA announced that there would be two DRS zones on each track from Montreal onwards.

The main non-F1 event of the weekend was Indianapolis 500 qualiying, and in the most competitive and unpredictable Pole and Bump Days in years, underdogs Alex Tagliani and Sam Schmidt Motorsports took pole on a largely depressing weekend for the usual big guns. Ganassi rued a fuelling error, Penske lacked pace, and Andretti Autosport struggled so much that two of its cars did not even qualify.

Elsewhere in America, Kimi Raikkonen's arrival in NASCAR Trucks gathered as much attention as Carl Edwards' victory in the non-points All-Star race at Charlotte.

The F1 sessions

Webber tops first Spanish GP practice

Webber stays on top in second practice

Vettel grabs top spot in final practice

Webber secures pole in Spain

Vettel fends off Hamilton for Spain win

The F1 headlines

Alonso extends Ferrari contract

F1 ponders Dec 4 slot for Indian GP

Sutil focused on on-track efforts

Schumacher still up for F1 fight

RBR happy with Vettel contract length

Teams set to resist diffuser rule tweak

Massa: Too early for future talk

Hamilton slates 'disastrous' hard tyre

Pirelli defends hard tyre performance

Teams warned over diffuser protests

Double DRS zone from Canadian GP

FIA bans Ferrari's new rear wing

Pirelli aiming for two-stop races

Alonso ecstatic over qualifying lap

Williams 'just wants diffuser clarity'

Brawn against December season finale

Todt pushing ahead with 2013 engines

Alonso never thought win was possible

Kolles hints at protest in Monaco

The motorsport action

IndyCar: Tagliani secures shock Indy pole

IndyCar: Conway and Hunter-Reay miss the cut

GP2: Pic heads Addax one-two finish

GP2: Leimer triumphs in second race

GP3: Evans takes comfortable first win

GP3: Kiss wins Barcelona GP3 race two

NASCAR: Edwards beats Busch to All-Star win

NASCAR: Raikkonen enjoys solid Truck debut

F3: Wittmann dominates Pau GP

V8 Supercars: Whincup takes Winton race one win

V8 Supercars: Bright charges to Winton victory

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