Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, Yas Marina, 2012

F1 fans’ videos from the 2012 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

2012 Abu Dhabi Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Loads of action from the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix captured by fans including Hamilton almost throwing the lead away, a poor pit stop for HRT and Vettel’s pass on Button.

Schumacher slow-mo

High-quality slow-motion shot of Schumacher in action during practice.

Vettel doesn’t make it back

Qualifying finishes and the cars return to the pits – with the conspicuous exception of Sebastian Vettel’s.

Vettel’s delayed start

The field filters through the first chicane on lap one. Paul di Resta misses the corner with a puncture and Bruno Senna arrives shortly afterwards following his tangle with Nico Hulkenberg. Then Vettel and Pedro de la Rosa appear from the pits.

First-lap tangle

Romain Grosjean and Nico Rosberg collide on the first lap.

Hamilton almost loses lead

Drama on lap two as Hamilton almost loses the lead at the turn eight chicane and Vettel damages his front wing making contact with Senna.

HRT’s pit stop problems


An HRT mechanic takes a tumble during a pit stop for Pedro de la Rosa, as snapped by @GeeMac.

Schumacher versus Vergne

And Michael Schumacher puts a move on Jean-Eric Vergne at the hairpin.

Vettel takes Button

Late in the race, Vettel completed his trek from the pits to the podium with a great pass on Jenson Button at turn 11.

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