2012 F1 race data articles on F1 Fanatic archive

2012 German Grand Prix tyre strategies and pit stops 22nd July 2012, 22:29

McLaren serviced Jenson Button’s car in a record-breaking 2.31 seconds to help him move ahead of Sebastian Vettel.

2012 German Grand Prix fastest laps

McLaren expected Fernando Alonso’s lap times to suffer at the end of the race – but it was Jenson Button’s that did.

2012 German Grand Prix lap charts

Delays due to damage was the story of the day for many drivers, particularly those trying to make progress from starting near the back.

2012 British Grand Prix lap chart 9th July 2012, 0:06

Fernando Alonso avoided using soft tyres until the end of the race in the hope that rain would arrive. It didn’t – and the gamble failed.

2012 British GP tyre strategies and pit stops 8th July 2012, 23:55

McLaren were the quickest team in the pits for the second race in a row.

2012 British Grand Prix fastest laps

Romain Grosjean took an impressive sixth – only seven seconds behind his team mate – despite pitting on lap two. But did Lotus punch beneath their weight again?

2012 European GP tyre strategies and pit stops 24th June 2012, 22:20

As Sam Michael forecast, McLaren did do the quickest pit stops in Valencia. Unfortunately for Lewis Hamilton, they also did one of the slowest.

2012 European Grand Prix lap charts

Three of the top four finishers in the European Grand Prix started outside of the top ten – here’s how they did it.

2012 European Grand Prix fastest laps

Sebastian Vettel retired while leading the European Grand Prix but his pace in the opening laps of the race may have his rivals worried.

2012 Canadian Grand Prix lap charts 11th June 2012, 10:00

The Canadian Grand Prix race and lap charts reveal Romain Grosjean’s slow start cost him a shot at victory in Canada.

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