2012Oswaldo Martinez

2012 Season

2012Oswaldo Martinez
2012 Season

The 2012 Formula One season was the 63rd season of FIA Formula One motor racing. The championship was contested over twenty rounds, which started in Australia on 18 March and ended in Brazil on 25 November. The 2012 season saw the return of the United States Grand Prix, which was held at the Circuit of the Americas, a purpose-built circuit in Austin, Texas. The Bahrain Grand Prix also returned to the calendar.

The 2012 season broke several records. The calendar for the season included twenty races, breaking the previous record of nineteen, which was first set in 2005. Six current or former World Drivers' Champions — (Vettel, Alonso, Button, Hamilton, Räikkönen, Schumacher) — started the season, breaking the record of five established in 1970.

The early season was tumultuous, with seven different drivers winning the first seven races of the championship; a record for the series. Vettel entered the final race of the season with a thirteen-point lead over Alonso. Alonso needed a podium finish to stand any chance of becoming World Drivers' Champion, but in a race of attrition that finished under the safety car, Vettel finished in sixth place, scoring enough points to win his third consecutive championship, becoming just the third driver in the sport's sixty-three year history to do so. In the World Constructors' Championship, Red Bull Racing secured their third consecutive title when Sebastian Vettel finished second at the United States Grand Prix.

Find the season results below: race by race.

GP Date Winner Driver Laps
Australia 18 Mar Jenson Button 58
Malaysia 25 Mar Fernando Alonso 56
China 15 Abr Nico Rosberg 56
Bahrain 22 Abr Sebastian Vettel 57
Spain 13 May Pastor Maldonado 66
Monaco 27 May Mark Webber 78
Canada 10 Jun Lewis Hamilton 70
Europe 24 Jun Fernando Alonso 57
Great Britain 08 Jul Mark Webber 52
Germany 22 Jul Fernando Alonso 67
Hungary 29 Jul Lewis Hamilton 69
Belgium 02 Sep Jenson Button 44
Italy 09 Sep Lewis Hamilton 53
Singapore 23 Sep Sebastian Vettel 59
Japan 07 Oct Sebastian Vettel 53
Korea 14 Oct Sebastian Vettel 55
India 28 Oct Sebastian Vettel 60
Abu Dhabi 04 Nov Kimi Raikkonen 55
United States 18 Nov Lewis Hamilton 56
Brazil 25 Nov Jenson Button 71