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"F1 2012" redirects here. For the video game based on the 2012 season, see F1 2012 (video game).

The 2012 Formula One Season was the 63rd season of Formula One. It was the penultimate year of 2.4 litre V8 engines, which were replaced in 2014 with 1.6 litre V6 turbo engines. It commenced in Australia on March 18, and concluded on November 25 in Brazil, after a record 20 races.

This season marked the return of the United States Grand Prix, and the race was held at a new circuit near Austin, Texas.

Sebastian Vettel was defending the drivers' championship crown, while his team, Red Bull, was defending the constructors' title.

Both titles were retained, with Vettel taking the title by three points over an impressive Fernando Alonso, whose challenge was mostly unexpected after the pre-season, but he had led the championship until the sixteenth round. Red Bull's title challenge was a more comfortable affair, heading Alonso's Ferrari team by 60 points.

In the days following the Brazilian Grand Prix, news was announced that Ferrari had evidence with which to challenge the outcome of the race and, potentially, the championship. This evidence consists of footage of Vettel overtaking Jean-Éric Vergne under waved yellow flags in the early laps of the race. If their claims were upheld, Vettel could be demoted to 8th by way of a 20-second time-penalty, which would gift Alonso the title by a single point. Ferrari would have until November 30th to make their appeal. By 29th November, Ferrari had queried the issue on advice from Ferrari fans on social networking sites. Although this was not a formal protest, the FIA released an official statement rejecting Ferrari's claim, and deemed that the original result would stand.

Teams and DriversEdit

Entry ListEdit

A total of 25 drivers, driving 24 cars (numbered 1–25, excl. 13) competed in 2012, the same number as in 2011. Of the 24 drivers, six have won at least one Formula One World Championship (Vettel, Alonso, Button, Hamilton, Schumacher and Räikkönen), one more than in 2011, and once again an all-time record.

All engines were 2.4 litre V8s.

Constructor Chassis Tyre No. Driver Rounds Test/Reserve Drivers
Team Engine
Red Bull-Renault RB8 P 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel All
Austria Red Bull Racing Renault RS27-2012 2 Australia Mark Webber All
McLaren-Mercedes MP4-27 P 3 United Kingdom Jenson Button All
United Kingdom Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Mercedes FO 108Z 4 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton All
Ferrari F2012 P 5 Spain Fernando Alonso All
Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 056 6 Brazil Felipe Massa All
Mercedes F1 W03 P 7 Germany Michael Schumacher All
Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes FO 108Z 8 Germany Nico Rosberg All
Lotus-Renault E20 P 9 Finland Kimi Räikkönen All
United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Renault RS27-2012 10 France Romain Grosjean 1–12, 14–20
10 Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio 13
Force India-Mercedes VJM05 P 11 United Kingdom Paul di Resta All
India Sahara Force India F1 Team Mercedes FO 108Z 12 Germany Nico Hülkenberg All
Sauber-Ferrari C31 P 14 Japan Kamui Kobayashi All Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez
Netherlands Robin Frijns
Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Ferrari 056 15 Mexico Sergio Pérez All
Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR7 P 16 Australia Daniel Ricciardo All
Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Ferrari 056 17 France Jean-Éric Vergne All
Williams-Renault FW34 P 18 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado All
United Kingdom Williams F1 Renault RS27-2012 19 Brazil Bruno Senna All
Caterham-Renault CT01 P 20 Finland Heikki Kovalainen All
Malaysia Caterham F1 Team Renault RS27-2012 21 Russia Vitaly Petrov All
HRT-Cosworth F112 P 22 Spain Pedro de la Rosa All
Spain HRT F1 Team Cosworth CA2012 23 India Narain Karthikeyan All
Marussia-Cosworth MR01 P 24 Germany Timo Glock All
Russia Marussia F1 Team Cosworth CA2012 25 France Charles Pic All


Dates Drivers ConfirmedEdit

Driver Date Confirmed Team
Lewis Hamilton January 18, 2008 McLaren-Mercedes
Fernando Alonso September 30, 2009 Ferrari
Michael Schumacher December 23, 2009 Mercedes
Felipe Massa June 9, 2010 Ferrari
Sebastian Vettel March 15, 2011 Red Bull-Renault
Timo Glock July 24, 2011 Marussia-Cosworth
Kamui Kobayashi July 28, 2011 Sauber-Ferrari
Sergio Pérez July 28, 2011 Sauber-Ferrari
Mark Webber August 27, 2011 Red Bull-Renault
Heikki Kovalainen September 11, 2011 Caterham-Renault
Jenson Button October 5, 2011 McLaren-Mercedes
Nico Rosberg November 10, 2011 Mercedes
Pedro de la Rosa November 21, 2011 HRT-Cosworth
Charles Pic November 27, 2011 Marussia-Cosworth
Kimi Räikkönen November 29, 2011 Lotus-Renault
Pastor Maldonado December 1, 2011 Williams-Renault
Romain Grosjean December 9, 2011 Lotus-Renault
Daniel Ricciardo December 14, 2011 Toro Rosso-Ferrari
Jean-Éric Vergne December 14, 2011 Toro Rosso-Ferrari
Paul di Resta December 19, 2011 Force India-Mercedes
Nico Hülkenberg December 19, 2011 Force India-Mercedes
Bruno Senna January 17, 2012 Williams-Renault
Narain Karthikeyan February 3, 2012 HRT-Cosworth
Vitaly Petrov February 17, 2012 Caterham-Renault

Redundant Driver ConfirmationsEdit

Driver Contract Date Signed Team Reason
Vitantonio Liuzzi March 9, 2011 HRT-Cosworth Replaced by Narain Karthikeyan before season started. Relegated to the team's test driver
Vitaly Petrov December 22, 2010 Renault Contract made redundant after Renault bought out by Lotus
Jarno Trulli September 11, 2011 Caterham-Renault Replaced by Vitaly Petrov after first pre-season test

Car Launch DatesEdit

Red Bull RB8

The Red Bull RB8, released on February 6th, lead its team to the constructors' title.

Team Chassis Date Where
Caterham-Renault CT01 January 26th Online/Magazine
McLaren-Mercedes MP4-27 February 1st Woking
Ferrari F2012 February 3rd Online
Force India-Mercedes VJM05 February 3rd Silverstone
Lotus-Renault E20 February 5th Online
Sauber-Ferrari C31 February 6th Jerez
Red Bull-Renault RB8 February 6th Online
Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR7 February 6th Jerez
Williams-Renault FW34 February 7th Jerez
Mercedes F1 W03 February 21st Barcelona
HRT-Cosworth F112 March 5th Barcelona
Marussia-Cosworth MR01 March 5th Silverstone

Notes:

  • Pictures of Caterham's car, the CT01, were leaked online on January 25th, as deliveries of the magazine they launched it with (F1 Racing) arrived a day before the official launch date.
  • Ferrari were due to launch their new car in Maranello, but there was a large amount of snow in the town, so it was launched online instead.

Driver ChangesEdit

  • Kimi Raikkonen returns to the sport after 2 years in rallying and will drive alongside Romain Grosjean who returns to the sport after GP2. As a result Vitaly Petrov's second year deal was terminated, and later replaced Jarno Trulli at Caterham ending his 15 year career in the sport.
  • Rubens Barrichello was replaced at Williams by fellow Brazilian Bruno Senna. this deal left Rubens with out a drive and left the sport after 19 years.
  • Following an incident at a nightclub in Shanghai, Adrian Sutil's Force India contract did not get renewed for another season and elected to promote test driver Nico Hulkenburg to partner Paul di Resta instead.
  • Toro Rosso's lineup was complete new with them signing up Test drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne and left Sébastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari out of a drive. Buemi later became Redbull's test driver while Alguersuari became Pirelli's test driver.
  • Pedro de la Rosa replaced Vitantonio Liuzzi at HRT and will partner Narain Karthikeyan. Liuzzi stayed in the team as a test driver.
  • Charles Pic will make his debut with Marussia alongside the experienced Timo Glock. This left Jerome D'Ambrosio out of a drive and later became a test driver for Lotus.

Team ChangesEdit

CalendarEdit

Race ScheduleEdit

Round Race Title Grand Prix Circuit Date Time Tyres
Local UTC Option Prime
1 Australian Grand Prix Australian GP Australia Albert Park, Melbourne March 18 17:00 06:00 Soft Medium
2 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix Malaysian GP Malaysia Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur March 25 16:00 08:00 Medium Hard
3 UBS Chinese Grand Prix Chinese GP China Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai April 15 15:00 07:00 Soft Medium
4 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain GP Bahrain Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir April 22 15:00 12:00 Soft Medium
5 Gran Premio de España Santander Spanish GP Spain Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona May 13 14:00 12:00 Soft Hard
6 Grand Prix de Monaco Monaco GP Monaco Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo May 27 14:00 12:00 Supersoft Soft
7 Grand Prix du Canada Canadian GP Canada Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal June 10 14:00 18:00 Supersoft Soft
8 Grand Prix of Europe European GP Spain Valencia Street Circuit, Valencia June 24 14:00 12:00 Soft Medium
9 Santander British Grand Prix British GP United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone July 8 13:00 12:00 Soft Hard
10 Großer Preis Santander von Deutschland German GP Germany Hockenheimring, Hockenheim July 22 14:00 12:00 Soft Medium
11 Eni Magyar Nadydíj Hungarian GP Hungary Hungaroring, Budapest July 29 14:00 12:00 Soft Medium
12 Shell Belgian Grand Prix Belgian GP Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa September 2 14:00 12:00 Medium Hard
13 Gran Premio Santander d'Italia Italian GP Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza September 9 14:00 12:00 Medium Hard
14 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix Singapore GP Singapore Marina Bay Street Circuit, Marina Bay September 23 20:00 12:00 Supersoft Soft
15 Japanese Grand Prix Japanese GP Japan Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka October 7 15:00 06:00 Soft Hard
16 Korean Grand Prix Korean GP South Korea Korean International Circuit, Yeongam October 14 15:00 06:00 Supersoft Soft
17 Airtel Indian Grand Prix Indian GP India Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida October 28 15:00 09:30 Soft Hard
18 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Abu Dhabi GP United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi November 4 17:00 13:00 Soft Medium
19 United States Grand Prix United States GP United States Circuit of the Americas, Austin November 18 13:00 19:00 Medium Hard
20 Grande Prêmio do Brasil Brazilian GP Brazil Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo November 25 14:00 16:00 Medium Hard


Calendar ChangesEdit

  • Races not on the 2011 Calendar:
  • Race on the 2011 Calendar but not on the 2012 Calendar:
  • Circuit changes:
  • Schedule changes:
    • Note: These do not include changes from the provisional calendar.
    • The Bahrain Grand Prix returns as the fourth round (taking Turkey's place), meaning that the Australian Grand Prix is once again the season opener.
    • The United States Grand Prix is placed as the nineteeth round.
    • As a result, the Brazilian Grand Prix is still the final round of the championship, but as round twenty.
  • Disputes:
    • The United States Grand Prix has had monetary problems and there were fears that the circuit may not be completed on time, although all issues have been resolved and the race went ahead as planned by the organisers.
    • The Bahrain Grand Prix, as mentioned above, caused extreme protests.
    • The European Grand Prix organisers have written to Bernie Ecclestone, stating that the race may not be financially viable. The organisers of the Spanish Grand Prix have expressed similar concerns. Both races took place.

ChangesEdit

Car Design ChangesEdit

  • The height of the nose of the Front Wing has been reduced from 625mm to 550mm (a change of 75mm, or 7.5 cm).
  • Exhausts must exit the bodywork upwards in a periscope manner. It must also have an internal diameter of 75mm. This is so the teams cannot take advantage of off-throttle blown diffusers for extra downforce. The operating temperatures of the exhausts are likely to fall by about 200°C from 2011.
  • Exotic engine maps have also been banned, with more conventional ones put in place.
  • The use of helium in air guns have been banned, for being too expensive for the competitive gain.
  • The re-active ride-height system developed by Lotus has been banned as "any aerodynamic effect created by the suspension should be incidental to its primary function" and "any device that influences the car's aerodynamics must remain immobile in relation to the spring part of the car".

Other Regulation ChangesEdit

  • There will be tougher side impact crash testing, and all new cars must pass all the required FIA crash tests prior to any on-track testing.[1]
  • All lapped cars will be allowed to unlap themselves under the safety car, ensuring a clean re-start without slower cars impeding those racing for the leading positions.[1]
  • Drivers may no longer leave the track without a justifible reason, and drivers may no longer move back onto the racing line having moved off it to defend a position.[1]
  • There will be a maximum race time of four hours to ensure that a lengthly suspension of a race does not result in a race that could run up to eight hours if left unregulated. Cars in the pit lane when the race was suspended will be allowed to re-join the cars on the grid in the position they were at the line of the race suspension.[1]
  • A three-day test session will be carried out during the season, in addition to the pre-season testing. Previously, mid-season testing away from track meetings was not allowed.[1]
  • All tyres allocated to a driver may now be used on the first day of practice. Formerly only three sets were permitted on the opening day of the Grand Prix weekend.[1]

Results and StandingsEdit

Test DriversEdit

TestingEdit

Test Track Date Fastest Driver Team Time
2012 Jerez Test Spain Circuito de Jerez Feb 7Feb 10 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 1:17.613
2012 Barcelona Test 1 Spain Circuit de Catalunya Feb 21Feb 24 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:22.312
2012 Barcelona Test 2 Mar 1Mar 4 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 1:22.030
2012 Mugello Test Italy Mugello Circuit May 1May 3 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 1:21.035
2012 Young Driver Test 1 United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit Jul 12Jul 13 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Renault 48.963
2012 Young Driver Test 2 France Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours Sep 11Sep 13 France Jules Bianchi Italy Ferrari 1:16.985

ResultsEdit

Round Event Report
Grid Result
1 Australia Australian Grand Prix Report
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
1 United Kingdom Jenson Button
McLaren-Mercedes
Fastest Lap
United Kingdom Jenson Button
McLaren-Mercedes
2 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
United Kingdom Jenson Button
McLaren-Mercedes
France Romain Grosjean
Lotus-Renault
3 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
1:29.187 on Lap 56
2 Malaysia Malaysian Grand Prix Report
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
1 Spain Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
Fastest Lap
United Kingdom Jenson Button
McLaren-Mercedes
2 Mexico Sergio Pérez
Sauber-Ferrari
Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Lotus-Renault
Germany Michael Schumacher
Mercedes
3 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
1:40.722 on Lap 53
3 China Chinese Grand Prix Report
Germany Nico Rosberg
Mercedes
1 Germany Nico Rosberg
Mercedes
Fastest Lap
Germany Michael Schumacher*
Mercedes
2 United Kingdom Jenson Button
McLaren-Mercedes
Japan Kamui Kobayashi
Sauber-Ferrari
Japan Kamui Kobayashi
Sauber-Ferrari
3 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
1:39.960 on Lap 40
4 Bahrain Bahrain Grand Prix Report
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
Fastest Lap
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
2 Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Lotus-Renault
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
3 France Romain Grosjean
Lotus-Renault
1:36.379 on Lap 41
5 Spain Spanish Grand Prix Report
Venezuela Pastor Maldonado
Williams-Renault
1 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado
Williams-Renault
Fastest Lap
Spain Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
2 Spain Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
France Romain Grosjean
Lotus-Renault
France Romain Grosjean
Lotus-Renault
3 Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Lotus-Renault
1:26.250 on Lap 53
6 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix Report
Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
1 Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
Fastest Lap
Germany Nico Rosberg
Mercedes
2 Germany Nico Rosberg
Mercedes
Mexico Sergio Pérez
Sauber-Ferrari
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
3 Spain Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
1:17.296 on Lap 49
7 Canada Canadian Grand Prix Report
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
Fastest Lap
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
2 France Romain Grosjean
Lotus-Renault
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
Spain Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
3 Mexico Sergio Pérez
Sauber-Ferrari
1:15.752 on Lap 70
8 Europe European Grand Prix Report
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
1 Spain Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
Fastest Lap
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
2 Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Lotus-Renault
Germany Nico Rosberg
Mercedes
Venezuela Pastor Maldonado
Williams-Renault
3 Germany Michael Schumacher
Mercedes
1:42.163 on Lap 54
9 United Kingdom British Grand Prix Report
Spain Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
1 Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
Fastest Lap
Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
2 Spain Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Lotus-Renault
Germany Michael Schumacher
Mercedes
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
1:34.661 on Lap 50
10 Germany German Grand Prix Report
Spain Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
1 Spain Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
Fastest Lap
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
2 United Kingdom Jenson Button**
McLaren-Mercedes
Germany Michael Schumacher
Mercedes
Germany Michael Schumacher§
Mercedes
3 Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Lotus-Renault
1:18.725 on Lap 57
11 Hungary Hungarian Grand Prix Report
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
Fastest Lap
France Romain Grosjean
Lotus-Renault
2 Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Lotus-Renault
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
3 France Romain Grosjean
Lotus-Renault
1:24.136 on Lap 68
12 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Report
United Kingdom Jenson Button
McLaren-Mercedes
1 United Kingdom Jenson Button
McLaren-Mercedes
Fastest Lap
Japan Kamui Kobayashi
Sauber-Ferrari
2 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
Brazil Bruno Senna
Williams-Renault
Finland Kimi Räikkönen††
Lotus-Renault
3 Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Lotus-Renault
1:52.822 on Lap 43
13 Italy Italian Grand Prix Report
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
Fastest Lap
United Kingdom Jenson Button
McLaren-Mercedes
2 Mexico Sergio Pérez
Sauber-Ferrari
Germany Nico Rosberg
Mercedes
Brazil Felipe Massa
Ferrari
3 Spain Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
1:27.239 on Lap 53
14 Singapore Singapore Grand Prix Report
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
Fastest Lap
Venezuela Pastor Maldonado
Williams-Renault
2 United Kingdom Jenson Button
McLaren-Mercedes
Germany Nico Hülkenberg
Force India-Mercedes
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
3 Spain Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
1:51.033 on Lap 52
15 Japan Japanese Grand Prix Report
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
Fastest Lap
Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
2 Brazil Felipe Massa
Ferrari
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
Japan Kamui Kobayashi‡‡
Sauber-Ferrari
3 Japan Kamui Kobayashi
Sauber-Ferrari
1:35.774 on Lap 52
16 South Korea Korean Grand Prix Report
Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
Fastest Lap
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
2 Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
3 Spain Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
1:42.037 on Lap 54
17 India Indian Grand Prix Report
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
Fastest Lap
Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
2 Spain Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
United Kingdom Jenson Button
McLaren-Mercedes
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
3 Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
1:28.203 on Lap 60
18 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Report
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
1 Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Lotus-Renault
Fastest Lap
Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
2 Spain Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
Venezuela Pastor Maldonado§§
Williams-Renault
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
1:43.964 on Lap 54
19 United States United States Grand Prix Report
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
Fastest Lap
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
2 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
3 Spain Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
1:39.349 on Lap 56
20 Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix Report
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
1 United Kingdom Jenson Button
McLaren-Mercedes
Fastest Lap
United Kingdom Jenson Button
McLaren-Mercedes
2 Spain Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
3 Brazil Felipe Massa
Ferrari
1:18.069 on Lap 38

Notes:

StandingsEdit

Points system: 25, 18, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 1 from first to tenth.

Drivers on equal points are separated by number of first places, then by number of second places if on equal number of first places and so on.

Driver PlacingsEdit

Pos. Driver
Flag of Australia Flag of Malaysia Flag of China Flag of Bahrain Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of Europe Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Singapore Flag of Japan Flag of South Korea Flag of India Flag of the United Arab Emirates Flag of the United States Flag of Brazil Pts
1st Germany Sebastian Vettel 2nd 11th 5th 1st 6th 4th 4th Ret 3rd 5th 4th 2nd 22nd* 1st 1st 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 6th 281
2nd Spain Fernando Alonso 5th 1st 9th 7th 2nd 3rd 5th 1st 2nd 1st 5th Ret 3rd 3rd Ret 3rd 2nd 2nd 3rd 2nd 278
3rd Finland Kimi Räikkönen 7th 5th 14th 2nd 3rd 9th 8th 2nd 5th 3rd 2nd 3rd 5th 6th 6th 5th 7th 1st 6th 10th 207
4th United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 3rd 3rd 3rd 8th 8th 5th 1st 19th* 8th Ret 1st Ret 1st Ret 5th 10th 4th Ret 1st Ret 190
5th United Kingdom Jenson Button 1st 14th 2nd 18th* 9th 16th* 16th 8th 10th 2nd 6th 1st Ret 2nd 4th Ret 5th 4th 5th 1st 188
6th Australia Mark Webber 4th 4th 4th 4th 11th 1st 7th 4th 1st 8th 8th 6th 20th* 11th 9th 2nd 3rd Ret Ret 4th 179
7th Brazil Felipe Massa Ret 15th 13th 9th 15th 6th 10th 16th 4th 12th 9th 5th 4th 8th 2nd 4th 6th 7th 4th 3rd 122
8th France Romain Grosjean Ret Ret 6th 3rd 4th Ret 2nd Ret 6th 18th 3rd Ret BAN 7th 19th* 7th 9th Ret 7th Ret 96
9th Germany Nico Rosberg 12th 13th 1st 5th 7th 2nd 6th 6th 15th 10th 10th 11th 7th 5th Ret Ret 11th Ret 13th 15th 93
10th Mexico Sergio Pérez 8th 2nd 11th 11th Ret 11th 3rd 9th Ret 6th 14th Ret 2nd 10th Ret 11th Ret 15th 11th Ret 66
11th Germany Nico Hülkenberg Ret 9th 15th 12th 10th 8th 12th 5th 12th 9th 11th 4th 21st* 14th 7th 6th 8th Ret 8th 5th 63
12th Japan Kamui Kobayashi 6th Ret 10th 13th 5th Ret 9th Ret 11th 4th 18th* 13th 9th 13th 3rd Ret 14th 6th 14th 9th 60
13th Germany Michael Schumacher Ret 10th Ret 10th Ret Ret Ret 3rd 7th 7th Ret 7th 6th Ret 11th 13th 22nd* 11th 16th 7th 49
14th United Kingdom Paul di Resta 10th 7th 12th 6th 14th 7th 11th 7th Ret 11th 12th 10th 8th 4th 12th 12th 12th 9th 15th 19th* 46
15th Venezuela Pastor Maldonado 13th* 19th* 8th Ret 1st Ret 13th 12th 16th 15th 13th Ret 11th Ret 8th 14th 16th 5th 9th Ret 45
16th Brazil Bruno Senna 16th* 6th 7th 22nd* Ret 10th 17th 10th 9th 17th 7th 12th 10th 18th* 14th 15th 10th 8th 10th Ret 31
17th France Jean-Éric Vergne 11th 8th 16th 14th 12th 12th 15th Ret 14th 14th 16th 8th Ret Ret 13th 8th 15th 12th Ret 8th 16
18th Australia Daniel Ricciardo 9th 12th 17th 15th 13th Ret 14th 11th 13th 13th 15th 9th 12th 9th 10th 9th 13th 10th 12th 13th 10
19th Russia Vitaly Petrov Ret 16th 18th 16th 17th Ret 19th 13th DNS 16th 19th 14th 15th 19th 17th 16th 17th 16th 17th 11th 0
20th Germany Timo Glock 14th 17th 19th 19th 18th 14th Ret DNS 18th 22nd 21st 15th 17th 12th 16th 18th 20th 14th 19th 16th 0
21st France Charles Pic 15th* 20th 20th Ret Ret Ret 20th 15th 19th 20th 20th 16th 16th 16th Ret 19th 19th Ret 20th 12th 0
22nd Finland Heikki Kovalainen Ret 18th 23rd 17th 16th 13th 18th 14th 17th 19th 17th 17th 14th 15th 15th 17th 18th 13th 18th 14th 0
23rd Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio 13th 0
24rd India Narain Karthikeyan DNQ 22nd 22nd 21st Ret 15th Ret 18th 21st 23rd Ret Ret 19th Ret Ret 20th 21st Ret 22nd 18th 0
25th Spain Pedro de la Rosa DNQ 21st 21st 20th 19th Ret Ret 17th 20th 21st 22nd 18th 18th 17th 18th Ret Ret 17th 21st 17th 0

* Did not finish, but completed over 90% of the race-winner's distance and was classified.

Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1stWinner Ret Retired
2ndPodium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5thPoints finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14thNon-points finish TD Test driver
NCNon-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
[+] More Symbols
Visual representation of point totals
Driver Pts
01 - Sebastian Vettel
281
02 - Fernando Alonso
278
03 - Kimi Räikkönen
207
04 - Lewis Hamilton
190
05 - Jenson Button
188
06 - Mark Webber
179
07 - Felipe Massa
122
08 - Romain Grosjean
96
09 - Nico Rosberg
93
10 - Sergio Pérez
66
11 - Nico Hülkenberg
63
12 - Kamui Kobayashi
60
13 - Michael Schumacher
49
14 - Paul di Resta
46
15 - Pastor Maldonado
45
16 - Bruno Senna
31
17 - Jean-Éric Vergne
16
18 - Daniel Ricciardo
10
19 - Vitaly Petrov
0
20 - Timo Glock
0
21 - Charles Pic
0
22 - Heikki Kovalainen
0
23 - Jérôme d'Ambrosio
0
24 - Narain Karthikeyan
0
25 - Pedro de la Rosa
0

Constructor PlacingsEdit

Pos. Team No. Flag of Australia Flag of Malaysia Flag of China Flag of Bahrain Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of Europe Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Singapore Flag of Japan Flag of South Korea Flag of India Flag of the United Arab Emirates Flag of the United States Flag of Brazil Pts
1st Red Bull 1 2nd 11th 5th 1st 6th 4th 4th Ret 3rd 5th 4th 2nd 22nd* 1st 1st 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 6th 460
2 4th 4th 4th 4th 11th 1st 7th 4th 1st 8th 8th 6th 20th* 11th 9th 2nd 3rd Ret Ret 4th
2nd Ferrari 5 5th 1st 9th 7th 2nd 3rd 5th 1st 2nd 1st 5th Ret 3rd 3rd Ret 3rd 2nd 2nd 3rd 2nd 400
6 Ret 15th 13th 9th 15th 6th 10th 16th 4th 12th 9th 5th 4th 8th 2nd 4th 6th 7th 4th 3rd
3rd McLaren 3 1st 14th 2nd 18th* 9th 16th* 16th 8th 10th 2nd 6th 1st Ret 2nd 4th Ret 5th 4th 5th 1st 378
4 3rd 3rd 3rd 8th 8th 5th 1st 19th* 8th Ret 1st Ret 1st Ret 5th 10th 4th Ret 1st Ret
4th Lotus 9 7th 5th 14th 2nd 3rd 9th 8th 2nd 5th 3rd 2nd 3rd 5th 6th 6th 5th 7th 1st 6th 10th 303
10 Ret Ret 6th 3rd 4th Ret 2nd Ret 6th 18th 3rd Ret 13th 7th 19th* 7th 9th Ret 7th Ret
5th Mercedes 7 Ret 10th Ret 10th Ret Ret Ret 3rd 7th 7th Ret 7th 6th Ret 11th 13th 22nd* 11th 16th 7th 142
8 12th 13th 1st 5th 7th 2nd 6th 6th 15th 10th 10th 11th 7th 5th Ret Ret 11th Ret 13th 15th
6th Sauber 14 6th Ret 10th 13th 5th Ret 9th Ret 11th 4th 18th* 13th 9th 13th 3rd Ret 14th 6th 14th 9th 126
15 8th 2nd 11th 11th Ret 11th 3rd 9th Ret 6th 14th Ret 2nd 10th Ret 11th Ret 15th 11th Ret
7th Force India 11 10th 7th 12th 6th 14th 7th 11th 7th Ret 11th 12th 10th 8th 4th 12th 12th 12th 9th 15th 19th* 109
12 Ret 9th 15th 12th 10th 8th 12th 5th 12th 9th 11th 4th 21st* 14th 7th 6th 8th Ret 8th 5th
8th Williams 18 13th* 19th* 8th Ret 1st Ret 13th 12th 16th 15th 13th Ret 11th Ret 8th 14th 16th 5th 9th Ret 76
19 16th* 6th 7th 22nd* Ret 10th 17th 10th 9th 17th 7th 12th 10th 18th* 14th 15th 10th 8th 10th Ret
9th Toro Rosso 16 9th 12th 17th 15th 13th Ret 14th 11th 13th 13th 15th 9th 12th 9th 10th 9th 13th 10th 12th 13th 26
17 11th 8th 16th 14th 12th 12th 15th Ret 14th 14th 16th 8th Ret Ret 13th 8th 15th 12th Ret 8th
10th Caterham 20 Ret 18th 23rd 17th 16th 13th 18th 14th 17th 19th 17th 17th 14th 15th 15th 17th 18th 13th 18th 14th 0
21 Ret 16th 18th 16th 17th Ret 19th 13th DNS 16th 19th 14th 15th 19th 17th 16th 17th 16th 17th 11th
11th Marussia 24 14th 17th 19th 19th 18th 14th Ret DNS 18th 22nd 21st 15th 17th 12th 16th 18th 20th 14th 19th 16th 0
25 15th* 20th 20th Ret Ret Ret 20th 15th 19th 20th 20th 16th 16th 16th Ret 19th 19th Ret 20th 12th
12th HRT 22 DNQ 21st 21st 20th 19th Ret Ret 17th 20th 21st 22nd 18th 18th 17th 18th Ret Ret 17th 21st 17th 0
23 DNQ 22nd 22nd 21st Ret 15th Ret 18th 21st 23rd Ret Ret 19th Ret Ret 20th 21st Ret 22nd 18th

* Did not finish, but completed over 90% of the race-winner's distance and was classified.

Visual representation of point totals
Team Pts
01 - Red Bull-Renault
460
02 - Ferrari
400
03 - McLaren-Mercedes
378
04 - Lotus-Renault
303
05 - Mercedes
142
06 - Sauber-Ferrari
126
07 - Force India-Mercedes
109
08 - Williams-Renault
76
09 - Toro Rosso-Ferrari
26
10 - Caterham-Renault
0
11 - Marussia-Cosworth
0
12 - HRT-Cosworth
0

StatisticsEdit

Sources:[2] [3] [4]

DriversEdit

WDC Driver Races Starts Poles FR Wins Podia FLs Laps Led kms Led GPs Led DNFs Pts Report
1 Vettel 20 20 6 8 5 10 6 368 1949 11 1 281 Report
2 Alonso 20 20 2 3 3 13 0 216 1101 7 2 278 Report
3 Räikkönen 20 20 0 0 1 7 2 44 236 3 0 207 Report
4 Hamilton 20 20 7 11 4 7 1 232 1157 10 5 190 Report
5 Button 20 20 1 5 3 6 2 123 710 4 2 188 Report
6 Webber 20 20 2 6 2 4 1 66 233 2 2 179 Report
7 Massa 20 20 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 1 1 122 Report
8 Grosjean 19 19 0 1 0 3 1 4 19 3 7 96 Report
9 Rosberg 20 20 1 2 1 2 2 48 261 1 3 93 Report
10 Pérez 20 20 0 0 0 3 1 12 67 3 6 66 Report
11 Hülkenberg 20 20 0 0 0 0 1 30 129 1 1 46 Report
15 Maldonado 20 20 1 2 1 1 0 37 172 1 5 45 Report
16 Senna 20 20 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 31 Report
17 Vergne 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 16 Report
18 Ricciardo 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 10 Report
20 Glock 20 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Report
19 Petrov 20 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 Report
21 Pic 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 Report
22 Kovalainen 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Report
23 D'Ambrosio 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Report
24 Karthikeyan 20 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 Report
25 De la Rosa 20 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 Report

ConstructorsEdit

WCC Team Races Starts Poles FR Wins Podia FLs Laps Led kms Led GPs Led DNFs Pts Report
1 Red Bull-R 20 40 8 14 7 14 7 434 2182 12 3 460 Report
2 Ferrari 20 40 2 3 3 15 0 217 1104 7 3 400 Report
3 McLaren-M 20 40 8 16 7 13 3 355 1867 12 7 378 Report
4 Lotus-R 20 40 0 1 1 10 3 48 254 4 7 303 Report
5 Mercedes 20 40 1 3 1 3 3 48 261 1 10 142 Report
6 Sauber-F 20 40 0 1 0 4 2 12 67 3 10 126 Report
7 Force India-M 20 40 0 0 0 0 1 31 135 1 2 109 Report
8 Williams-R 20 40 1 2 1 1 1 37 172 1 7 76 Report
9 Toro Rosso-F 20 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 26 Report
10 Caterham-R 20 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 Report
11 Marussia-C 20 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 Report
12 HRT-C 20 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 Report

NotesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Rules and regulations - 2012 season changes. The Official F1 Website.
  2. Manipe F1 Stats Centre - 2012 Season
  3. Manipe F1 - 2012 Standings
  4. [1]


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
V T E Formula One Seasons
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