πŸ† Winner: Sebastian Vettel
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 Constructors Champion: Red Bull
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Most wins: Sebastian Vettel (5)
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Most pole positions: Lewis Hamilton (7)
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Most fastest laps: Sebastian Vettel (6)

After winning the title in 2010 & 2011, Sebastian Vettel won yet another World Championship in the 2012 F1 season. After dominating in 2011, the 2012 season was a much closer affair, with Vettel beating Fernando Alonso by just three points.

The 2012 F1 season also saw the return of the Bahrain Grand Prix, after it was cancelled in 2011, and the United States Grand Prix also returned to the calendar for the first time since 2007, this time at a brand new circuit in Texas (Circuit Of The Americas).

2012 F1 Drivers Championship Standings

PositionDriverPoints
1Sebastian Vettel281
2Fernando Alonso278
3Kimi RΓ€ikkΓΆnen207
4Lewis Hamilton190
5Jenson Button188
6Mark Webber179
7Felipe Massa122
8Romain Grosjean96
9Nico Rosberg93
10Sergio Perez66
11Nico Hulkenberg63
12Kamui Kobayashi60
13Michael Schumacher49
14Paul di Resta46
15Pastor Maldonado45
16Bruno Senna31
17Jean-Eric Vergne16
18Daniel Ricciardo10
19Vitaly Petrov0
20Timo Glock0
21Charles Pic0
22Heikki Kovalainen0
23Jerome D’Ambrosio0
24Narain Karthikeyan0
25Pedro de la Rosa0

2012 F1 Constructors Championship Standings

PositionConstructorPoints
1Red Bull460
2Ferrari400
3McLaren378
4Lotus303
5Mercedes142
6Sauber126
7Force India109
8Williams76
9Toro Rosso26
10Caterham0
11Marussia0
12HRT0

2012 F1 Season Schedule

RndRaceCircuitDate
1Australian Grand PrixAlbert ParkMarch 16 – 18
2Malaysian Grand PrixSepang International CircuitMarch 23 – 25
3Chinese Grand PrixShanghai International CircuitApril 13 – 15
4Bahrain Grand PrixBahrain International CircuitApril 20 – 22
5Spanish Grand PrixCircuit de CatalunyaMay 11 – 13
6Monaco Grand PrixMonte-CarloMay 24 – 27
7Canadian Grand PrixCircuit Gilles VilleneuveJune 8 – 10
8European Grand PrixValencia Street CircuitJune 22 – 24
9British Grand PrixSilverstoneJuly 6 – 8
10German Grand PrixHockenheimringJuly 20 – 22
11Hungarian Grand PrixHungaroringJuly 27 – 29
12Belgian Grand PrixSpa-FrancorchampsAugust 31 – September 2
13Italian Grand PrixMonzaSeptember 7 – 9
14Singapore Grand PrixSingaporeSeptember 21 – 23
15Japanese Grand PrixSuzukaOctober 5 – 7
16Korean Grand PrixKorean International CircuitOctober 12 – 14
17Indian Grand PrixBuddh International CircuitOctober 26 – 28
18Abu Dhabi Grand PrixYas MarinaNovember 2 – 4
19United States Grand PrixCircuit of the AmericasNovember 16 – 18
20Brazilian Grand PrixInterlagosNovember 23 – 25

2012 Key Facts & Stats

  • Seven different drivers won the seven first races of the year, which was a record for F1. The drivers were;
    • Jenson Button
    • Fernando Alonso
    • Nico Rosberg
    • Sebastian Vettel
    • Pastor Maldonado
    • Mark Webber
    • Lewis Hamilton
  • 2007 World Champion winner Kimi RΓ€ikkΓΆnen returned to F1 with Team Lotus (Renault)
  • Sebastian Vettel became a three-time World Champion after winning in 2010, 2011 & 2012.
  • Pastor Maldonado won his first and only race as an F1 driver at the Spanish Grand Prix in round 5. He was the first Venezuelan driver to win a Formula One race, and it was also Williams’ first race win in 130 races. (Their last win prior to this was in Brazil in 2004).
  • The Bahrain Grand Prix was reinstated in 2012 after missing the calendar in the 2011 season.
  • The United States Grand Prix returned for the first time since 2007, where it took place on a brand new track in Texas, called The Circuit Of The Americas.
  • A total of four drivers lead the World Championship during the course of the season (Jenson Button, Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton, and Sebastian Vettel).
    • Out of the four drivers, Vettel was the last to lead the Championship, after taking the top spot after Bahrain (round 4).
    • Fernando Alonso topped the Championship for the longest period of time out of all the drivers.
  • This was Michael Schumacher’s final season in F1, after making a return in 2010. His contract was set to expire in 2013, but he decided to finish one season early due to disappointing results.

Who won the 2012 F1 Championship?

Sebastian Vettel won the 2012 F1 Championship and became a treble World Champion after winning in 2010 & 2011.

Who did Lewis Hamilton race for in 2012?

Lewis Hamilton raced alongside Jenson Button for McLaren in 2012. It was announced towards the end of the season that he would be moving to Mercedes in 2013.

How many wins did Lewis Hamilton have in 2012?

Lewis Hamilton won four times in 2012 F1 season.