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.