Abu Dhabi 2012 Race–Results
And the Iceman has done it!
Kimi Raikkonen won his first formula 1 race after his comeback with Lotus F1 Team. Kimi who characteristically showed minimal emotion following his win, stole second position from Mark Webber who had another poor start.
Kimi was in pursue of Lewis Hamilton for much of the race until a car failure resulted in the Briton leaving the race and giving up 1st position.
When Raikkonen crossed the finish line, he was just 0.8 seconds in front of championship contender Fernando Alonso. Meanwhile championship leader Sebastian Vettel stormed to 3rd place after not only starting from the pit lane, but also being forced to change is front wing during a safety car period.
|01.||Kimi Raikkonen||Lotus F1||Winner|
|02.||Fernando Alonso||Scuderia Ferrari||+0.8 s|
|03.||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull Racing||+4.1 s|
|04.||Jenson Button||Vodafone McLaren Mercedes||+7.7 s|
|05.||Pastor Maldonado||Williams F1||+13.0 s|
|06.||Kamui Kobayashi||Sauber F1||+20.0 s|
|07.||Felipe Massa||Scuderia Ferrari||+22.8 s|
|08.||Bruno Senna||Williams F1||+23.5 s|
|09.||Paul di Resta||Sahara Force India||+24.1 s|
|10.||Daniel Ricciardo||Scuderia Toro Rosso||+27.4 s|
|11.||Michael Schumacher||Mercedes AMG Petronas||+28.0 s|
|12.||Jean Eric Vergne||Sahara Force India||+34.9s|
|13.||Heikki Kovalainen||Caterham F1 Team||+47.7 s|
|14.||Timo Glock||Marussia F1 Team||+56.4 s|
|15.||Sergio Perez||Sauber F1||+56.7 s|
|16.||Vitaly Petrov||Caterham F1 Team||+64.5 s|
|17.||Pedro de la Rosa||HRT F1 Team||+71.7 s|
|18.||Charles Pic||Marussia F1 Team||RET|
|19.||Romain Grosjean||Lotus F1||RET|
|20.||Mark Webber||Red Bull Racing||RET|
|21.||Lewis Hamilton||Vodafone McLaren Mercedes||RET|
|22.||Narain Karthikeyan||HRT F1 Team||RET|
|23.||Nico Rosberg||Mercedes AMG Petronas||RET|
|24.||Nico Hulkenberg||Sahara Force India||RET|
|Fastest Lap:||Sebastian Vettel||1:43.943|