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The 2012 Formula One Season was the 63rd Formula One championship, contested over 20 races in 2012, saw defending champion Sebastian Vettel suffering from an unreliable and, unexpectedly, a midfield-worthy car. The season also featured a reshuffling of the lower- and mid-field teams, impacting on driver careers and contract negotiations heavily.

LDespite the early Red Bull domination, Lewis Hamilton and McLaren won the championships. Rookie Marcus Ericsson came in 2nd, 9 points off the lead in his first season for 2010–2011 back markers Marussia. The season also saw upcoming championship contender Romain Grosjean's first victory at Singapore.

Signed teams and drivers Edit

Team name Constructor Engine No. Driver
Flag of Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull-Mercedes Mercedes 8 Flag of Germany Nico Rosberg
2 Flag of Netherlands Max Verstappen
Flag of the United Kingdom Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren-Mercedes Mercedes 15 Flag of Mexico Sergio Perez
4 Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Flag of Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari Ferrari 9 Flag of Finland Kimi Raikonen
6 Flag of Brazil Felipe Massa
Flag of Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes Mercedes 7 Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher
1 Flag of Germany Sebastian Vettel
Flag of the United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus-Renault Renault 5 Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso
10 Flag of France Romain Grosjean
Flag of India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India-Mercedes Mercedes 11 Flag of the United Kingdom Paul di Resta
12 Flag of Germany Nico Hulkenburg
Flag of Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber-Ferrari Ferrari 14 Flag of Japan Kamui Kobayashi
3 Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button
Flag of Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso-Ferrari Ferrari 16 Flag of Australia Daniel Ricciardo
17 Flag of France Jean-Eric Vergne
Flag of the United Kingdom Williams F1 Team Williams-Renault Renault 18 Flag of Venezuela Pastor Maldonado
19 Flag of Brazil Bruno Senna
Flag of Malaysia Caterham F1 Team Caterham-Renault Renault 20 Flag of Finland Heikki Kovalainen
21 Flag of Russia Vitaly Petrov
Flag of Spain HRT F1 Team HRT-Yamaha Yamaha 22 Flag of Spain Pedro de la Rosa
23 Flag of India Narain Karthikeyan

Report Edit

Defending champions Vettel and Red Bull started the season with a predictable win, coming off of his utterly dominant 2011 season.

Drivers Change

Max Verstappen made his Debut with Red Bull Racing Mercedes.

Results and standigs Edit

See also: Results table
Rd Race Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning constructor
1 Australian Grand Prix Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Flag of Germany Sebastian Vettel Flag of Germany Sebastian Vettel Flag of Austria Red Bull
2 Malaysian Grand Prix Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button Flag of Australia Mark Webber Flag of Austria Red Bull
3 Chinese Grand Prix Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson Flag of Austria Red Bull
4 Bahrain Grand Prix Flag of Germany Sebastian Vettel Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren
5 Spanish Grand Prix Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren
6 Monaco Grand Prix Flag of Germany Sebastian Vettel Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Flag of Italy Ferrari
7 Canadian Grand Prix Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Flag of Italy Ferrari
8 European Grand Prix Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson Flag of Russia Marussia
9 British Grand Prix Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren
10 German Grand Prix Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren
11 Hungarian Grand Prix Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Flag of Italy Ferrari
12 Belgian Grand Prix Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Flag of Italy Ferrari
13 Italian Grand Prix Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren
14 Singapore Grand Prix Flag of Germany Sebastian Vettel Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson Flag of France Romain Grosjean Flag of the United Kingdom Lotus
15 Japanese Grand Prix Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Flag of Austria Red Bull
16 Korean Grand Prix Flag of Finland Kimi Raikkonen Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson Flag of the United Kingdom Lotus
17 Indian Grand Prix Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren
18 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson Flag of Italy Toro Rosso
19 United States Grand Prix Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson Flag of Russia Marussia
20 Brazilian Grand Prix Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson Flag of Russia Marussia
Championship leaders
Round Driver Lead Constructor Lead
Australia Flag of Germany Sebastian Vettel 7 Flag of Austria Red Bull 14
Malaysia Flag of Australia Mark Webber 10 12
China 18 27
Bahrain 30 36
Spanish 15 19
Monaco Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 4 8
Canada 7 Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren 6
Europe 3 11
Great Britain Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button 6 37
Germany Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 1 75
Hungary 6 76
Belgium 31 74
Italy 41 87
Singapore 48 98
Japan 23 75
Korea 29 76
India 41 90
Abu Dhabi 41 95
United States 34 88
Brazil 9 94

Records Edit

See also: 'List of Formula One driver records' on Wikipedia
  • Percentage wins (2nd): Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson, 40%
  • Most wins in a season (8th): Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson, 8
  • Most consecutive wins (4th): Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson, 5
  • Most wins in first championship season (1st): Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson, 8
  • Fewest races before first win (4th): Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson, 3rd race
  • Percentage pole positions (5th): Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson, 40%
  • Most fastest laps in a season (1st): Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson, 14
  • Highest percentage of fastest laps in a season (2nd): Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson, 70%
  • Most consecutive fastest laps (3rd): Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson, 5
  • Highest average points per race entered (1st): Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson, 12.9
  • Highest percentage of races finished in the points (6th): Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson, 80%
  • Most championship points in a season:
    • 3rd: Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton, 267
    • 4th: Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson, 258
  • Most wins from pole in a season (4th): Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson, 7
  • Pole, win and fastest lap in the same race (5th): Flag of Sweden Marcis Ericsson, 7