Ferrari’s car was the weakest link in their 2012 season campaign, and Alonso strained every sinew as he took the drivers’ championship battle down to the last race.
Sebastian Vettel says he was never concerned about a potential threat to his world championship victory from Ferrari’s ‘clarification request’ to the FIA.
A look back at Lewis Hamilton’s six years at McLaren in pictures. In 110 races he’s set 26 pole positions and scored 21 wins.
McLaren began and ended the season with wins but reliability problems and costly mistakes in the pits cost them a chance of championship success.
The former Renault team which turned into Lotus returned to winning ways in 2012 as Kimi Raikkonen made a successful comeback.
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says he would not have made Ferrari’s decision to retain Felipe Massa for 2012.
The McLaren MP4-27 was the fastest car of 2012 – and it won the final two races of the year after a subtle but significant front wing tweak.
Maria de Villota’s crash, the death of Sid Watkins and the Bahrain Grand Prix controversy were named by F1 Fanatic readers as the worst moments of 2012.
Kamui Kobayashi’s first ever podium appearance at his home race in Suzuka was picked as one of the best moments of the year by F1 Fanatic readers.
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With a car that was rarely the quickest, Alonso came within four points of clinching the drivers’ title. Here’s why he is F1 Fanatic’s driver of the year.
Hamilton was back to his best in 2012 and there is every reason to believe he’d have been in the thick of the championship contest had his car and team performed better.
How the drivers in the top four teams compare since 2010, updated statistics on all the world champions and how ever-increasing reliability is changing F1.
Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull have clinched all six of the championship trophies up for grabs in the last three seasons. This picture gallery looks back on how their success was achieved.
Sebastian Vettel had to fight hard for his third world championship victory which he clinched after a superb run of finishes late in the season.
Norbert Haug will leave Mercedes-Benz Motorsport “by mutual agreement” at the end of the year.
Kimi Raikkonen’s highly anticipated Formula One comeback in 2012 proved a success and included a return to the top of the podium
Fernando Alonso praised his world championship rival Sebastian Vettel while speaking to journalists in Madrid today.
In a year characterised by an extremely close field, challenging tyre compounds and several hectic races, Nico Hulkenberg had a quietly impressive season.
A collection of pictures reflecting on HRT’s short-lived Formula One campaign.