2012 Formula 1 drivers and constructors world championships final standings
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2012 Formula 1 season facts and figures
Sebastian Vettel won the 2012 Formula One World Championship for drivers. Fernando Alonso was second and Kimi Räikkönen third. Red Bull won the championship for constructors.
12 constructors and 25 drivers participated in 20 races during the 63rd season of the FIA Formula One World Championchip. Points for top ten finishers (25, 18, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 1).
2012 F1 season notes
- Charles Pic and Jean-Eric Vergne made their F1 race debut in Australia.
- Nico Rosberg and Pastor Maldonado got their first F1 wins ever.
- Fernando Alonso finished second, only three points behind Vettel.
- Kimi Räikkönen was the only driver to complete all 20 races.
- Lewis Hamilton had seven pole positions.
- Rubens Barrichello left Formula One after his nineteenth season.
- Six current or former World Driver's Champions were participating.
- There were seven different winners in the first seven races.
- Marussia Virgin racing changed their name to Marussia alone.
- Lotus changed their name to Caterham.
- Renault changed their name to Lotus.
- Sauber's Monisha Keltenborn became the first female F1 team boss.
- Races will have a maximum four-hour time limit.
- There were 957 pit stops this year.
- 31,800 Pirelli tyres were provided for the season.
- The calendar included 20 races, which was a new record.
- Hockenheimring hosted the German Grand Prix.
- Bahrain Grand Prix returned (no race in 2011 due to civil unrest).
- United States Grand Prix was added to the calendar.
- Turkish Grand Prix was removed from the calendar.