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The 2012 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (officially: 2012 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix) was the 18th round of the 2012 Formula One World Championship. It was held on November 4th 2012 at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. It was the fourth running of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as a round of the World Championship, and the fourth on this layout of the Yas Marina Circuit.

The action-packed race was won by Lotus-Renault driver Kimi Räikkönen, his first win since the 2009 Belgian Grand Prix. Fernando Alonso finished second, from sixth on the grid. Sebastian Vettel, who started from the pit-lane, finished third.

Lewis Hamilton, who started the race from pole position, retired from the lead with an engine malfunction. Nico Hülkenberg, Nico Rosberg, Narain Karthikeyan, Mark Webber and Romain Grosjean all retired as a result of collisions. Charles Pic also retired in the latter stages of the race.

The result shortens the Drivers' and Constructors' leads of Vettel and Red Bull to 10 and 82 points respectively, meaning that Red Bull only need five points from the United States Grand Prix to secure a third consecutive World Constructors' Title.


BackgroundEdit

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Leading the Constructors' World Championship is Red Bull-Renault, a lead which they have held since the Bahrain Grand Prix in April. 91 points behind are Ferrari. Ferrari must outscore Red Bull by at least 6 points in order to avoid handing the title to Red Bull at this event.

The lead of the Drivers' Championship is held by Sebastian Vettel, 13 points ahead of Fernando Alonso. Despite Alonso holding a 40 point lead after Hungary in July, Vettel has closed up the gap and taken the lead following 4 consecutive wins in Singapore, Japan, Korea and India. Regardless of results at this event, the title cannot be decided before the 2012 United States Grand Prix.

Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 2012 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is shown below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB8 Renault RS27-2012 P
2 Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB8 Renault RS27-2012 P
3 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes FO 108Z P
4 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes FO 108Z P
5 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari F2012 Ferrari 056 P
6 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari F2012 Ferrari 056 P
7 Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W03 Mercedes FO 108Z P
8 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W03 Mercedes FO 108Z P
9 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus E20 Renault RS27-2012 P
10 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus E20 Renault RS27-2012 P
11 United Kingdom Paul di Resta India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM05 Mercedes FO 108Z P
12 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM05 Mercedes FO 108Z P
14 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C31 Ferrari 056 P
15 Mexico Sergio Pérez Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C31 Ferrari 056 P
16 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR7 Ferrari 056 P
17 France Jean-Éric Vergne Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR7 Ferrari 056 P
18 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Williams F1 Williams FW34 Renault RS27-2012 P
19 Brazil Bruno Senna United Kingdom Williams F1 Williams FW34 Renault RS27-2012 P
20 Finland Heikki Kovalainen Malaysia Caterham F1 Team Caterham CT01 Renault RS27-2012 P
21 Russia Vitaly Petrov Malaysia Caterham F1 Team Caterham CT01 Renault RS27-2012 P
22 Spain Pedro de la Rosa Spain HRT F1 Team HRT F112 Cosworth CA2012 P
23 India Narain Karthikeyan Spain HRT F1 Team HRT F112 Cosworth CA2012 P
24 Germany Timo Glock Russia Marussia F1 Team Marussia MR01 Cosworth CA2012 P
25 France Charles Pic Russia Marussia F1 Team Marussia MR01 Cosworth CA2012 P
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11 France Jules Bianchi India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM05 Mercedes FO 108Z P
19 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams F1 Williams FW34 Renault RS27-2012 P
21 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Malaysia Caterham F1 Team Caterham CT01 Renault RS27-2012 P
23 China Ma Qinghua Spain HRT F1 Team HRT F112 Cosworth CA2012 P
25 United Kingdom Max Chilton Russia Marussia F1 Team Marussia MR01 Cosworth CA2012 P

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

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Qualifying ResultsEdit

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 ______________ 1
2 Lewis Hamilton
Mark Webber ______________
Row 2 ______________ 3
4 Pastor Maldonado
Kimi Räikkönen ______________
Row 3 ______________ 5
6 Jenson Button
Fernando Alonso ______________
Row 4 ______________ 7
8 Nico Rosberg
Felipe Massa ______________
Row 5 ______________ 9
10 Romain Grosjean
Nico Hülkenberg ______________
Row 6 ______________ 11
12 Sergio Pérez
Paul di Resta ______________
Row 7 ______________ 13
14 Michael Schumacher
Bruno Senna ______________
Row 8 ______________ 15
16 Kamui Kobayashi
Daniel Ricciardo ______________
Row 9 ______________ 17
18 Jean-Éric Vergne
Heikki Kovalainen ______________
Row 10 ______________ 19
20 Charles Pic
Vitaly Petrov ______________
Row 11 ______________ 21
22 Timo Glock
Pedro de la Rosa* ______________
Row 12 ______________ 23
24 Narain Karthikeyan
Sebastian Vettel ______________

Notes:

* Pedro de la Rosa failed to start the formation lap as a cord from one of his tyre blankets was caught up in the wheel. He started from the pit lane behind Sebastian Vettel. Narain Karthikeyan did not move up the grid.

Sebastian Vettel originally qualified 3rd, but was excluded from qualifying for failing to return to the pits under the car's own power. He started from the pit lane.

RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 9 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 55 1:48:58.667 4 25
2 5 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari 55 + 0.852 s 6 18
3 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault 55 + 4.163 s PL 15
4 3 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 55 + 7.787 s 5 12
5 18 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Williams-Renault 55 + 13.007 s 3 10
6 14 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 55 + 20.076 s 15 8
7 6 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Ferrari 55 + 22.896 s 8 6
8 19 Brazil Bruno Senna United Kingdom Williams-Renault 55 + 23.542 s 14 4
9 11 United Kingdom Paul di Resta India Force India-Mercedes 55 + 24.160 s 12 2
10 16 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 55 + 27.160 s 16 1
11 7 Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Mercedes 55 + 28.075 s 13
12 17 France Jean-Éric Vergne Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 55 + 34.906 s 17
13 20 Finland Heikki Kovalainen Malaysia Caterham-Renault 55 + 47.764 s 18
14 24 Germany Timo Glock Russia Marussia-Cosworth 55 + 56.473 s 21
15 15 Mexico Sergio Pérez Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 55 + 56.768 s 11
16 21 Russia Vitaly Petrov Malaysia Caterham-Renault 55 + 1 m 4.595 s 20
17 22 Spain Pedro de la Rosa Spain HRT-Cosworth 55 + 1 m 11.778 s PL
Ret 25 France Charles Pic Russia Marussia-Cosworth 41 Engine 19
Ret 10 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 37 Collision 9
Ret 2 Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull-Renault 37 Collision 2
Ret 4 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 19 Fuel pressure 1
Ret 23 India Narain Karthikeyan Spain HRT-Cosworth 7 Collision 23
Ret 8 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 7 Collision 7
Ret 12 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes 0 Collision 10

MilestonesEdit

Standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' World Championship
Pos. Driver Pts
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel 255
2 Spain Fernando Alonso 245
3 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 198
4 Australia Mark Webber 167
5 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 165
6 United Kingdom Jenson Button 153
7 Brazil Felipe Massa 95
8 Germany Nico Rosberg 93
9 France Romain Grosjean 90
10 Mexico Sergio Pérez 66
11 Japan Kamui Kobayashi 58
12 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 49
13 United Kingdom Paul di Resta 46
14 Germany Michael Schumacher 43
15 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado 43
16 Brazil Bruno Senna 30
17 France Jean-Éric Vergne 12
18 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 10
19 Finland Heikki Kovalainen 0
20 Russia Vitaly Petrov 0
21 Germany Timo Glock 0
22 France Charles Pic 0
23 India Narain Karthikeyan 0
24 Spain Pedro de la Rosa 0
25 Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio 0
Constructors' World Championship
Pos. Team Pts
1 Austria Red Bull-Renault 422
2 Italy Ferrari 340
3 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 318
4 United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 288
5 Germany Mercedes 136
6 Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 122
7 India Force India-Mercedes 95
8 United Kingdom Williams-Renault 73
9 Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 21
10 Malaysia Caterham-Renault 0
11 Russia Marussia-Cosworth 0
12 Spain HRT-Cosworth 0

NotesEdit

V T E 2012 Formula One Season
Teams Red Bull | McLaren | Ferrari | Mercedes | Lotus | Force India | Sauber | Toro Rosso | Williams | Caterham | HRT | Marussia
Engines Renault | Mercedes | Ferrari | Cosworth
Race Drivers Vettel | 2 Webber | 3 Button | 4 Hamilton | 5 Alonso | 6 Massa | 7 Schumacher | 8 Rosberg | 9 Räikkönen | 10 Grosjean | 10 D'Ambrosio | 11 Di Resta | 12 Hülkenberg | 14 Kobayashi | 15 Pérez | 16 Ricciardo | 17 Vergne | 18 Maldonado | 19 Senna | 20 Kovalainen | 21 Petrov | 22 De la Rosa | 23 Karthikeyan | 24 Glock | 25 Pic
Other Drivers Buemi | Paffett | Turvey | Rigon | Bird | Bianchi | Daly | Gutiérrez | Bottas | Wolff | Van der Garde | Rossi | González | Clos | Luizzi | de Villota | Chilton
Cars RB8 | MP4-27 | F2012 | F1 W03 | E20 | VJM05 | C31 | STR7 | FW34 | CT01 | F112 | MR01
Tyres Pirelli
Races Australia | Malaysia | China | Bahrain | Spain | Monaco | Canada | Europe | Britain | Germany | Hungary | Belgium | Italy | Singapore | Japan | Korea | India | Abu Dhabi | United States | Brazil
Team Reports Red Bull | McLaren | Ferrari | Mercedes | Lotus | Force India | Sauber | Toro Rosso | Williams | Caterham | HRT | Marussia
Driver Reports Vettel | Webber | Button | Hamilton | Alonso | Massa | Schumacher | Rosberg | Räikkönen | Grosjean | di Resta | Hülkenberg | Kobayashi | Pérez | Ricciardo | Vergne | Maldonado | Senna | Kovalainen | Petrov | de la Rosa | Karthikeyan | Karthikeyan | Glock | Pic
Tests Jerez | Barcelona 1 | Barcelona 2 | Mugello | Young Driver
See also 2011 Formula One Season | 2013 Formula One Season | Bahrain GP protests | Category
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Circuits Yas Marina Circuit (2009–present)
Circuit Yas-Island
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