2012 F1 season articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Lewis Hamilton’s McLaren career in pictures 18th December 2012, 14:21

A look back at Lewis Hamilton’s six years at McLaren in pictures. In 110 races he’s set 26 pole positions and scored 21 wins.

McLaren’s mistakes cost them championship success

McLaren began and ended the season with wins but reliability problems and costly mistakes in the pits cost them a chance of championship success.

Raikkonen helps Lotus to fourth with comeback win 17th December 2012, 17:12

The former Renault team which turned into Lotus returned to winning ways in 2012 as Kimi Raikkonen made a successful comeback.

‘I wouldn’t have kept Massa’, says Horner

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says he would not have made Ferrari’s decision to retain Felipe Massa for 2012.

Late front wing development on 2012’s fastest car

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.

De Villota, Watkins & Bahrain: The low points of 2012 16th December 2012, 10:30

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.

Kobayashi’s podium leads fans’ top moments of 2012 15th December 2012, 16:25

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.

Vote for the best F1 driver of 2012 14th December 2012, 12:00

Who do you think was the best F1 driver of the year? Review the rankings in full and cast your vote below.

2012 F1 Driver Rankings #1: Fernando Alonso

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.

2012 F1 Driver Rankings #2: Lewis Hamilton

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.

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