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.
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.
Kimi Raikkonen’s highly anticipated Formula One comeback in 2012 proved a success and included a return to the top of the podium
In a year characterised by an extremely close field, challenging tyre compounds and several hectic races, Nico Hulkenberg had a quietly impressive season.
A collection of pictures reflecting on HRT’s short-lived Formula One campaign.
The 2012 driver rankings continue with part two, which take us up to the top five.
Look back on Michael Schumacher’s three-year F1 comeback with Mercedes in this collection of 66 pictures.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.