The two Ferrari drivers were seventh and eighth (with Alonso ahead of Massa). [2][24] Most of the drivers started on the soft compound tyres with Vettel, Schumacher and Senna starting on medium compound tyres. Räikkönen made a quick start and passed Webber and Maldonado to run in second. [3] Tyre supplier Pirelli brought two types to tyre to the race; two dry compounds (soft "options" and medium "primes"). It was the first time a Lotus had won a race since Ayrton Senna's victory in Detroit in 1987. Vettel's teammate Mark Webber was in fourth place on 167 points and Lewis Hamilton was a close fifth on 165 points. Kobayashi made the first scheduled pit stop for tyres on the 26th lap. The 55-lap race was won by Lotus driver Kimi Räikkönen after starting from fourth position. [5] Each driver was limited to eleven sets of dry tyres for the weekend. The 2012 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (formally the 2012 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix) was a Formula One motor race held on 4 November 2012 at the Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. [30], On lap 39 di Resta forced Pérez wide at turn 13; as Pérez rejoined the circuit, he cut back across the front of Grosjean and the two made contact at the next corner, which in turn forced Grosjean into the path of Webber who was attempting to drive on the inside line. All right belong to FIA, FOM and Liberty Media . [5] Conditions were hot and dry for the Friday practice sessions with air and track temperatures falling as sunset emerged meaning lap times were faster in the evening. [30] Maldonado took fifth despite not being able to use his car's KERS after the first safety car period. Season 2012x17 - ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX 04 Nov 2012, Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi All right belong to FIA, FOM and Liberty Media [24][28], Alonso drew to within 1.9 seconds of Räikkönen on lap 53, but was unable to get close enough to challenge the Lotus driver,[24] who held on to secure his (and Lotus') first victory of the season, and was the eighth driver to win a race in the 2012 season. [28] Pérez moved in front of Massa for fifth on lap 25, while Vettel passed Schumacher for eighth place on the next lap. Skip to main content. Räikkonen, his Lotus teammate Romain Grosjean, along with Sergio Pérez and Felipe Massa had finished in second and both Michael Schumacher and Kamui Kobayashi had finished in third. The first part ran for twenty minutes and eliminated the cars that finished the session eighteenth or lower from qualifying. [16] Pérez ran wide at the pit lane entry onto the run-off area whilst turning right and attempting a full-speed race entry but avoided contact with the barriers with twelve minutes of the session remaining. Our car works incredibly well around here. [27][28] Grosjean and Webber retired because of damage to their cars and the debris on-track from the accident called for the second safety car period of the race. [24][28] Massa and Schumacher pitted on lap 27 and rejoined in 14th and 15th positions respectively. The Medium compound was distinguished by a white-band with the Soft compound being denoted by a yellow-band. The Friday afternoon and evening sessions each lasted ninety minutes. The teams (also known as constructors) were Red Bull, McLaren, Ferrari, Mercedes, Lotus, Force India, Sauber, Toro Rosso, Williams, Caterham, HRT and Marussia. [22] Vettel secured third position but was ordered by Red Bull via radio to stop on his in-lap because his car was running low on fuel. Räikkönen started fourth and said his qualifying session was "good". Maldonado inherited third and avoided elimination in the second part of qualifying and adjusted his balance for the final part of the session. Alonso's second place allowed him to narrow the gap to Vettel in the Drivers' Championship to ten points. [24] Alonso closed the gap to Maldonado in second place with the use of DRS in the main straights but was unable to close sufficiently to feign an overtaking manoeuvre because the Williams was fast in a straight line. Vettel moved up to 19th place after he overtook di Resta and de la Rosa. The second part of qualifying lasted fifteen minutes and eliminated cars that finished in positions eleven to seventeen. Alonso drove slower than Webber, allowing the Red Bull drive to run alongside Alonso, but the Ferrari driver maintained third position. Something's gone wrong. flap and endplates installed along with a revised front wing and the car's forward bargeboards were modified. Cars which competed in the final session of qualifying were not allowed to change tyres before the race; these started the race fitted with the tyres with which they set their quickest lap times. Red Bull called Webber into the pit lane for medium compound tyres on lap 31 allowing Vettel into second. [28][30] Webber attempted to pass Maldonado by taking the outside line on lap 23, but the two drivers made contact with Webber spinning onto the run-off area. Michael Schumacher, Maldonado, Nico Rosberg, Valtteri Bottas and Räikkönen rounded out the top ten fastest drivers of the session. Daniel Ricciardo, Toro Rosso, Yas Marina, 2012 At the end of the session, Webber was driving slowly into the pit lane when Räikkönen closed towards the Red Bull driver who took evasive action to avoid a collision. Button and Vettel's duel allowed Alonso to break free, and he started chasing down Räikkönen in the last five laps. Live. [15] Hamilton set the pace in the first practice session with a lap of one minute and 43.285 seconds on medium compound tyres, three-tenths of a second quicker than teammate Jenson Button in second. Red flag. The conditions on the grid were dry before the race; the air temperature ranged between 29–30 °C (84–86 °F) and the track temperature was between 29–34 °C (84–93 °F). It was the fourth running of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as a round of the World Championship, and the fourth on this layout of the Yas Marina Circuit. [3], Three practice sessions (two on Friday and a third on Saturday) were held before the main Sunday race. Alonso was also being harried by Button; Button himself was being harried by Vettel in fourth. Inactive. The McLaren driver stated: "I'm gutted; I'd had really good pace all weekend and I feel certain we could have won today." Red flag. Formula 1 Season 2017x20 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Full Race [33], Hamilton said that he was disappointed after the race, having been the leader until he retired with a loss of fuel pressure on lap 20. [14] Caterham revised their chassis which had modified exhausts, bodywork, new front brake ducts, revisions to their floor, diffuser and front wing to stay with Marussia in their battle for tenth place in the Constructors' Championship. [34] Ricciardo said he was mystified as to how Vettel hit a trackside polystyrene board during the safety car period, "I have to look and see if I did anything wrong but he should be watching me. Air temperature: 29°C Wind speed: 3.7 mps Wind direction: North Humidity: 57% Airpressure: 1012.2 mBar. He also denied that his result was a "surprise" to him and Red Bull as he believed that he was fast enough to catch up to the leaders. He also felt the modifications that Ferrari brought helped him to become quicker. Grosjean, fifth, had worn tyres and was caught by di Resta, Pèrez and Webber. Alonso was second, 0.8 seconds behind Räikkönen with Vettel third. The third session was held on Saturday afternoon and lasted an hour. Officials from Formula One's governing body the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile were unable to extract a one-litre fuel sample required for analysis and Vettel was moved to the back of the grid. Räikkönen began to rebuild his lead over Alonso once the safety car came in on the end of lap 42. Vergne was classified in twelfth place, with Kovalainen, Glock, Pérez, Petrov and de la Rosa the last of the classified finishers. Both drivers were able to continue and Webber fell down to seventh. [24][28] Hamilton again started to pull away from Räikkönen. Formula 1 2020 Round 14 – Turkish Grand Prix – Qualifying Formula 1 2020 Round 14 – Turkish Grand Prix – Practice Formula 1 2020 Round 13 – Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix – Race The victory was Räikkönen's first of the season, his first since he returned to Formula One at the start of the year, and his first since 2009. Hamilton regained the optimum temperature needed for his tyres and began to pull away from Räikkönen after setting a fastest lap of the race.

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