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