Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Interlagos, 2012

2012 Brazilian Grand Prix weekend in Tweets

2012 Brazilian Grand Prix in TweetsPosted on | Author Anthony French

Relive the drama of the championship-deciding Brazilian Grand Prix weekend as it unfolded through the eyes of the drivers and teams.



Lewis Hamilton was fastest in both practice sessions as Pirelli tested new tyre compounds for 2013. Championship rivals Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso end the day separated by just a few tenths.

Sauber confirmed Esteban Gutierrez as Kamui Kobayashi’s replacement in 2013, while Charles Pic confirmed for a transfer to Caterham from current rivals Marussia.


Kimi Raikkonen’s engine woes continued as his final practice session came to an early end. Jenson Button was fastest ahead of qualifying but was beaten to pole position by Hamilton. Vettel qualified fourth with Alonso eighth ahead of the championship showdown.


Race day dawned overcast and rain fell shortly after the race began. The championship advantage swung back and forth between Alonso and Vettel after the Red Bull driver’s first-lap collision with Bruno Senna.

While Button excelled in the wet conditions for his third win of the year sixth place was enough for Vettel to seal his third championship title.

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