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Sebastian Vettel's 2012 season was his sixth season in Formula One. He started the season as World Champion for the second time, having won his second title at the 2011 Japanese Grand Prix.

His first victory of the season was at the Bahrain Grand Prix. He then went on to win three Grands Prix in row, in Singapore, Japan and South Korea.

He took the Driver's Championship, three points ahead of Fernando Alonso.

Information and StatisticsEdit

Team Red Bull-Renault
Car Red Bull RB8
Number 1
Team-mate Mark Webber
Races 20
Starts 20
Pole positions 6
Front rows 6
Victories 5
Podia 10
Fastest laps 6
Laps raced 1162
kms raced 5923
Races led 11
Laps led 368
kms led 1949
Doubles 3
Hat-tricks 2
Grand Chelems 1
Points 281
WDC Position 1st

Pre-seasonEdit

Vettel has participated in three tests in preparation for 2012. In the test in Jerez, he performed well, setting the third best time on his first day, and the quickest time on the final day. In the first Barcelona test, he was third on both days. At the second Barcelona test, on his first day of running he ranked third. On the final day, however, a problem with the car meant that he was unable to get a full day's running and set the slowest time of the day.

ResultsEdit

Round Grand Prix Team Car Grid Race Champ Pts Rank
1 Australian Grand Prix Red Bull-Renault RB8 6th 2nd 18 2nd
2 Malaysian Grand Prix Red Bull-Renault RB8 5th 11th 18 6th
3 Chinese Grand Prix Red Bull-Renault RB8 11th 5th 28 5th
4 Bahrain Grand Prix Red Bull-Renault RB8 1st 1st 53 1st
5 Spanish Grand Prix Red Bull-Renault RB8 7th 6th 61 1st
6 Monaco Grand Prix Red Bull-Renault RB8 9th 4th 73 2nd
7 Canadian Grand Prix Red Bull-Renault RB8 1st 4th 85 3rd
8 European Grand Prix Red Bull-Renault RB8 1st Ret 85 4th
9 British Grand Prix Red Bull-Renault RB8 4th 3rd 100 3rd
10 German Grand Prix Red Bull-Renault RB8 2nd 5th* 110 3rd
11 Hungarian Grand Prix Red Bull-Renault RB8 3rd 4th 122 3rd
12 Belgian Grand Prix Red Bull-Renault RB8 10th 2nd 140 2nd
13 Italian Grand Prix Red Bull-Renault RB8 5th 22nd 140 4th
14 Singapore Grand Prix Red Bull-Renault RB8 3rd 1st 165 2nd
15 Japanese Grand Prix Red Bull-Renault RB8 1st 1st 190 2nd
16 Korean Grand Prix Red Bull-Renault RB8 2nd 1st 215 1st
17 Indian Grand Prix Red Bull-Renault RB8 1st 1st 240 1st
18 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Red Bull-Renault RB8 EX 3rd 255 1st
19 United States Grand Prix Red Bull-Renault RB8 1st 2nd 273 1st
20 Brazilian Grand Prix Red Bull-Renault RB8 4th 6th 281 1st

* Vettel was given a 20-second penalty for an illegal overtake on Jenson Button. Finished 2nd.

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

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
V T E Germany Sebastian Vettel
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Teammates
Nick Heidfeld (2007) • Vitantonio Liuzzi (2007) • Sébastien Bourdais (2008) • Mark Webber (2009–2013) •
Daniel Ricciardo (2014) • Kimi Räikkönen (2015–present)
Rivalries
Fernando Alonso • Mark Webber
Other pages
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