Kamui Kobayashi says he will not be racing in Formula One in 2013.
Romain Grosjean will continue to drive for Lotus in 2013, the team has confirmed.
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.
In the round-up: Grosjean beats Vettel and Schumacher for Race of Champions victory ?σΤιΌ?σ Button warns Rosberg about Hamilton’s pace
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.
In the round-up: Hamilton visits Mercedes factory ?σΤιΌ?σ Sauber says “F1 is too expensive” ?σΤιΌ?σ Stewart says COTA must improve roads ?σΤιΌ?σ Newey hits back at ‘silly sniping’
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.
In the round-up: Webber happy with RB8 development ?σΤιΌ?σ Haug says departure down to results ?σΤιΌ?σ McLaren wants challenging tyres
Who do you think was the best F1 driver of the year? Review the rankings in full and cast your vote below.
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.
In the round-up: Ecclestone wants just ten teams ?σΤιΌ?σ Alonso urges Ferrari to push the limit of the rules… ?σΤιΌ?σ …and is named top driver by team bosses
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
In the round-up: Perez aims for title in first year with McLaren ?σΤιΌ?σ Ecclestone prepared to settle for 19 races ?σΤιΌ?σ Vettel on disruptive “rumours”