As the Australian GP As the 2022 season approaches we look back at the 2012 Australian GP season. The race featured 22 riders including six world champions and 14 championships and two riders, both from HRT, failed to qualify for the race or it would be overall been 24.
The race took place on Melbourne Grand Prix circuitthe same track that hosted the first race of the season for many years, and again in 2012. We saw the 2009 champion and McLaren driver Jenson Button cross the finish line first, followed by this year’s champion Sebastian Vettel from red bull and then McLaren driver and now seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton.
Red Bull finished strong at the top of the Constructors Championship, 400 points adrift of second-placed Ferrari, 60 points adrift. The race gave McLaren a strong start to the season, but the team ended the season in third place due to inconsistent weekends.
Who were the champions at the 2012 Australian GP?
It was a star-studded lineup in Australia. There were six champions starting, three of which were multiple champions. The masters were Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher, Jenson Button and Kimi Raikkonen.
Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso also fought each other throughout the season, but in the end Vettel prevailed to win the championship by three points. Vettel could have lost the title to Alonso if he had finished one position lower or Alonso one position higher.
The race can be viewed on F1TV with a subscription. The whole season was a thrill as Vettel’s title remained uncertain even after the final race following Ferrari’s protest. The 2021 Abu Dhabi GP provided a sense of déjà vu as it was Mercedes versus Red Bull instead of Ferrari.
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