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2012 F1 season – A season in stats

Posted in F1 with tags , , on November 29, 2012 by James O'Connor

Stats

8 grand prix winners in 2012.

13 drivers got a podium in 2012.

Vettel set the most fastest laps,6.

Vettel had the most wins,5.

Hamilton had the most poles,7.

Alonso had the most podiums,13.

7 grand prix winners in the first 7 races.

In 16 out of the 20 races,a driver who started on the front row went on to win the race.

Vettel missing Q3 in China this year was the first time in 42 races,since the 2009 Brazilian Grand Prix.

Vettel’s 10 race victory drought(from Bahrain to Singapore),was the longest he had from the start of his F1 career to his first victory in Italy in 2008.

Raikkonen set a new record of most laps completed in one season. Also a new record for most kilometers ever in a season.

Perez’s podium in Malaysia for Sauber was the first time a Sauber driver had been on the podium since Robert Kubica at the 2009 Brazilian GP,41 races.

Perez’s podium was also the first time a Mexican driver had been on a podium in 41 years.

Lotus’ double podium in Bahrain was their first in 95 races(Japan 2006),when they were under the name of Renault.

Ferrari’s double podium in Brazil was their first in 41 races(Korea 2010).

Grosjean was the first driver since 1994 to receive a one race ban.

Maldonado was the first Williams driver to win a grand prix,the Spanish grand prix this year,since Montoya won the 2004 Brazilian Grand Prix. A huge gap of 132 races.

Kobayashi’s podium in Japan was the first time a Japanese driver had been on the podium since Sato at the 2004 US GP. A gap 0f 152 races.

Vergne became the first frenchman since Bourdais in 2009 to score points in a grand prix,the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Schumacher’s podium in Valencia this year was his first since the 2006 Chinese Grand Prix. A 2093 day gap. He was also the oldest driver to get a podium since Jack Brabham at the 1970 British GP.

Webber did the double,winning at both Monaco and Silverstone,like he did in 2010.

Ricciardo finished 9th in his first ever home race at Australian Grand Prix.

Rosberg took Mercedes’ first pole and win in China,first time since the 1955 Italian Grand Prix under the Mercedes name. Brazil GP 2009 with Barrichello in the Brawn was the last pole if you prefer before Mercedes took over,with the last win,Barrichello at Monza in 2009.

Alonso’s victory in Valencia this year was his first win in his home country since the 2006 Spanish Grand Prix.

Red Bull’s three successive constructors titles mean they go in the record books along with Mclaren,Williams,and Ferrari,in winning three titles in a row.

Vettel became only the third driver in history,after Schumacher and Fangio,to win 3 successive titles in a row.

Out of 60 potential podiums spots this year,46 of them were taken by the world champions over the 20 races.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kimi’s 2012 season in results,stats,photos and videos.

Posted in F1 with tags , , , , on November 26, 2012 by James O'Connor

In this blog,Kimi’s results in 2012,videos of overtakes and funny Kimi in 2012,and some stats too.

Race Results 

Australia 7th

Malaysia 5th

Bahrain 2nd

China 14th

Spain 3rd

Monaco 9th

Canada 8th

Europe 2nd

Britain 5th

Germany 4th

Hungary 2nd

Belgium 3rd

Italy 5th

Singapore 6th

Japan 6th

Korea 5th

India 7th

Abu Dhabi 1st

USA 6th

Brazil 10th

Stats

Kimi became the first driver since 2008 to finish every race in a season,20/20 is a new record.

Most kilometers ever completed in a season by any driver,over 6,000.

Completed 1191/1192 laps in 2012. 1191 laps completed by Kimi is a new record,but Kimi fell just one lap short of equaling Schumacher’s record of completing every lap in a season.

Points in 19 out of 20 races.

Seven podiums in his comeback year.

Two fastest laps.

One win.

Photos

Kimi makes his return to Formula 1,At the Australian grand prix,finishing 7th.

Kimi finishing 2nd in Bahrain,his first podium since his comeback.

After six podiums in 2012,Kimi finally got a deserved win in Abu Dhabi!

All photos of the 2012 season can be found here – http://kimiraikkonenspace.com/photos/ (copy and paste that link into a tab and it will work)

Videos

Overtake videos,enjoy them!

Funny Videos

Abu Dhabi videos. P1!!!!!! 😀 

P3 in the championship for Kimi on his return,it has been a remarkable 2012 for Kimi,a fantastic return,so many great memories.

Hopefully,2013 will be even better. We will always support you Kimi,keep Flying,flying finn.

I’ll finish this blog with more pics from Abu Dhabi 🙂