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Abu Dhabi 2012 Race–Results


And the Iceman has done it!

Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates<br />
Friday 2nd November 2012.<br />
Kimi Raikkonen, Lotus E20 Renault.<br />
World Copyright:Charles Coates/LAT Photographic<br />
ref: Digital Image _N7T1114Kimi 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. Finland Kimi Raikkonen Lotus F1 Winner
02. Spain Fernando Alonso Scuderia Ferrari +0.8 s
03. Deutschland Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing +4.1 s
04. United Kingdom Jenson Button Vodafone McLaren Mercedes +7.7 s
05. Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Williams F1 +13.0 s
06. Japan Kamui Kobayashi Sauber F1 +20.0 s
07. Brazil Felipe Massa Scuderia Ferrari +22.8 s
08. Brazil Bruno Senna Williams F1 +23.5 s
09. United Kingdom Paul di Resta Sahara Force India +24.1 s
10. Australia Daniel Ricciardo Scuderia Toro Rosso +27.4 s
11. Deutschland Michael Schumacher Mercedes AMG Petronas +28.0 s
12. France Jean Eric Vergne Sahara Force India +34.9s
13. Finland Heikki Kovalainen Caterham F1 Team +47.7 s
14. Germany Timo Glock Marussia F1 Team +56.4 s
15. Mexico Sergio Perez Sauber F1 +56.7 s
16. Russia Vitaly Petrov Caterham F1 Team +64.5 s
17. Spain Pedro de la Rosa HRT F1 Team +71.7 s
18. France Charles Pic Marussia F1 Team RET
19. France Romain Grosjean Lotus F1 RET
20. Australia Mark Webber Red Bull Racing RET
21. United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Vodafone McLaren Mercedes RET
22. India Narain Karthikeyan HRT F1 Team RET
23. Deutschland Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG Petronas RET
24. Deutschland Nico Hulkenberg Sahara Force India RET
Fastest Lap: Deutschland Sebastian Vettel 1:43.943


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