Kimi Räikkönen of Lotus won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix whilst Fernando Alonso, who finished second, narrowed the gap to championship leader Sebastian Vettel
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2012
Kimi Raikkonen has won a thrilling, incident packed Abu Dhabi Grand Prix today. It was his first win of the season, and his first since the Belgian Grand Prix of 2009.
Mercedes’ poor form continued during qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Nico Rosberg managed to get in the top ten and will start from eighth, but Michael Schumacher – only three races away from retirement – will line up fourteenth.
HRT didn’t make any inroads on rivals Marussia or Caterham in qualifying at Abu Dhabi today. Pedro de la Rosa and Narain Karthikeyan will start tomorrow’s race from twenty third and twenty fourth places respectively.
The Force India team were left disappointed by their performance during qualifying at Abu Dhabi today. Neither car made it into the top ten. Nico Hulkenberg, who was recently confirmed as a Sauber driver for next year, will start eleventh, with Paul di Resta not far behind in thirteenth.
Caterham were once again the best of the new teams during qualifying at Abu Dhabi today. After having beaten by team mate Vitaly Petrov in the last few races, Heikki Kovalainen re-established himself and will start nineteenth for tomorrow. Petrov will start twenty-first.
After failing to score a point last time out in India, Toro Rosso continued to struggle in Abu Dhabi. Jean-Eric Vergne once again failed to make it out of Q1 and will start in eighteenth place, whilst team mate Daniel Ricciardo will start a place ahead in seventeenth.
2012 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Qualifying Classification:
Lewis Hamilton left the Red Bulls trailing in qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, taking pole position by a comfortable margin while the session ended with a worrying sight for championship leader Sebastian Vettel
2012 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Third Practice Classification:
2012 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Second Practice Classification:
Sebastian Vettel restored Red Bull’s superiority over McLaren in Friday evening’s second practice session ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
2012 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – First Practice Classification:
Lewis Hamilton gave McLaren a boost after a difficult month by dominating first practice ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
We look ahead to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, and its likely contribution to the title race between Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso.