11 different Driver of the Weekend winners in 2012

2012 F1 season reviewPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

F1 Fanatic’s Driver of the Weekend polls produced 11 different winners during the 2012.

Nico Hulkenberg won a very close poll in the final race of the season while Lewis Hamilton claimed his fourth win after the United States Grand Prix.

2012 Driver of the Weekend results

Round First Second Third
Australia Jenson Button (43.6%) Fernando Alonso (21.1%) Sergio Perez (8.2%)
Malaysia Sergio Perez (61.4%) Fernando Alonso (28.1%) Bruno Senna (3.7%)
China Nico Rosberg (69.1%) Lewis Hamilton (10.0%) Jenson Button (6.4%)
Bahrain Kimi Raikkonen (56.3%) Sebastian Vettel (19.3%) Paul di Resta (10.6%)
Spain Pastor Maldonado (56.8%) Lewis Hamilton (27.5%) Fernando Alonso (6.4%)
Monaco Mark Webber (32.6%) Heikki Kovalainen (20.2%) Fernando Alonso (14.2%)
Canada Lewis Hamilton (58.7%) Sergio Perez (19.1%) Romain Grosjean (15.3%)
Europe Fernando Alonso (51.7%) Sebastian Vettel (18.4%) Michael Schumacher (8.9%)
Great Britain Mark Webber (50.1%) Fernando Alonso (18.7%) Romain Grosjean (17.3%)
Germany Fernando Alonso (62.4%) Jenson Button (12.5%) Kamui Kobayashi (8.7%)
Hungary Lewis Hamilton (55.2%) Kimi Raikkonen (30.1%) Bruno Senna (5.5%)
Belgium Jenson Button (52.7%) Sebastian Vettel (20.5%) Nico Hulkenberg (8.9%)
Italy Sergio Perez (50.6%) Lewis Hamilton (30.0%) Fernando Alonso (10.9%)
Singapore Lewis Hamilton (26.2%) Paul di Resta (25.6%) Sebastian Vettel (18.6%)
Japan Kamui Kobayashi (39.2%) Sebastian Vettel (33.1%) Felipe Massa (16.8%)
Korea Sebastian Vettel (33.5%) Felipe Massa (20.3%) Nico Hulkenberg (16.6%)
India Fernando Alonso (58.6%) Sebastian Vettel (28.6%) Bruno Senna (4.1%)
Abu Dhabi Kimi Raikkonen (37.1%) Sebastian Vettel (27.3%) Lewis Hamilton (20.6%)
United States Lewis Hamilton (62.9%) Felipe Massa (20.1%) Sebastian Vettel (5.9%)
Brazilian Nico Hulkenberg (21.1%) Sebastian Vettel (17.5%) Jenson Button (16.9%)
  • Sebastian Vettel appeared in the top three in the final seven rounds of the season
  • Vettel made the most top-three appearances of all with ten, followed by Alonso on nine and Hamilton with eight
  • Eleven different drivers won the poll outright. Lewis Hamilton had the most with four. The other winners were Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel, Jenson Button, Sergio Perez, Kimi Raikkonen, Mark Webber, Nico Rosberg, Pastor Maldonado, Kamui Kobayashi, Nico Hulkenberg

Driver of the Weekend: United States Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, Circuit of the Americas, 2012Lewis Hamilton emphatically won the Driver of the Weekend poll for the first race at the Circuit of the Americas with almost 63% of the vote.

Felipe Massa was ranked second ahead of Sebastian Vettel.

Driver of the Weekend: Brazilian Grand Prix

The final round of the season saw the closest Driver of the Weekend poll yet. In total 851 votes were cast and the top four were separated by just 41.

Nico Hulkenberg came out on top having taken 21.1% of your votes.

Sebastian Vettel’s recovery drive earned him second place in the voting followed by Jenson Button and Felipe Massa (16%). Lewis Hamilton was a little further behind on 13%.

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