They won a race, but dropped back in the championship. They signed Hamilton, but lost Schumacher. Was 2012 a success or failure for Mercedes?
Which drivers impressed in 2012? The F1 Fanatic driver rankings begin with the bottom ten.
Four podiums in one season was a considerable improvement for Sauber, who have already confirmed an all-new driver line-up for 2013.
Force India increased their points haul in 2012 but in such a competitive season it wasn’t enough to keep them from losing a place in the championship.
FIA stewards have given rare insight into how penalties, such as Romain Grosjean’s controversial one-race ban, are decided.
Williams ended an eight-year wait for a Grand Prix win in 2012 but could have finished much higher in the championship with their FW34.
Formula One world champions Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull collected their trophies at the FIA Gala yesterday along with several other F1 prize winners.
It was business as usual for Red Bull’s kindergarten in 2012. Toro Rosso brought up the rear of the midfield with two new drivers.
Bernie Ecclestone says Formula One must remain entertaining to be successful, saying: “All sports today are show business.”
F1 Fanatic readers nominated 109 different overtaking moves for best pass of the year. Here’s the top ten – now it’s time to vote for the best.
FIA president Jean Todt praised the work of Formula One race stewards and urged them to ensure consistency in their decisions.
A down-to-the-wire scrap for tenth overall was not what Caterham envisaged in a season when they hoped to challenge in the midfield.
At the end of another terrific season here are 50 things – some big, some small – which made it special.
Marussia had a tough season in 2012. And just when it looked like coming good it turned sour in the final moments.
HRT’s third season in Formula One appears to have been its last. The loss of a team, however small, is to the detriment of the sport.
Guest writer Greg Morland looks back on our pre-2012 predictions and assess how well we foresaw the year ahead.
McLaren overtook Red Bull as the quickest team in 2012. Ferrari were quicker than in 2011 – but Lotus were ahead. Here’s all the data.
The 2012 F1 season was the best of the last five years according to F1 Fanatic readers, and the Brazilian Grand Prix was the best race in that time.
Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa appeared at Ferrari’s traditional end-of-season celebration alongside a collection of classic Ferraris.
Fernando Alonso believes he has gained “a whole new level of respect” in Formula One this year after narrowly missing out on the drivers’ championship.