As 2012 comes to an end so does F1 Fanatic’s season review. Catch up on the complete review of 2012 below including all the features, statistics, pictures, quizzes and more.
The 2012 season provided us with much to discuss including controversial penalties, Lewis Hamilton’s move to Mercedes and the perpetual question of the sport versus ‘the show’.
Updated biographies for all 25 drivers who raced in F1 this year, plus pictures galleries of the 12 cars that contested the season.
The biggest stories, the best features and the most compelling debates. Here are F1 Fanatic’s 50 most interesting articles of 2012.
The Driver of the Weekend polls produced 11 different winners during the 2012.
As 2012 draws to a close, here’s a final look at who F1 Fanatic readers were supporting this year.
F1 Fanatic readers voted world championship runner-up Fernando Alonso as the best driver of the 2012 season.
Rounding off our look at 2012 in statistics, here are the most significant stats and facts from the season.
Here’s my pick of the funniest Caption Competition entries this year – and who thought them up.
Red Bull started 2012 on the back foot after triple-whammy of rules changes over the winter. But they bounced back and were crowned champions again.
Over 100 of the best pictures from every round of the 2012 F1 season, plus all of F1 Fanatic’s top ten pictures from each race.
Ferrari’s car was the weakest link in their 2012 season campaign, and Alonso strained every sinew as he took the drivers’ championship battle down to the last race.
A look back at Lewis Hamilton’s six years at McLaren in pictures. In 110 races he’s set 26 pole positions and scored 21 wins.
McLaren began and ended the season with wins but reliability problems and costly mistakes in the pits cost them a chance of championship success.
The former Renault team which turned into Lotus returned to winning ways in 2012 as Kimi Raikkonen made a successful comeback.
Maria de Villota’s crash, the death of Sid Watkins and the Bahrain Grand Prix controversy were named by F1 Fanatic readers as the worst moments of 2012.
Kamui Kobayashi’s first ever podium appearance at his home race in Suzuka was picked as one of the best moments of the year by F1 Fanatic readers.
Who do you think was the best F1 driver of the year? Review the rankings in full and cast your vote below.
With a car that was rarely the quickest, Alonso came within four points of clinching the drivers’ title. Here’s why he is F1 Fanatic’s driver of the year.
Hamilton was back to his best in 2012 and there is every reason to believe he’d have been in the thick of the championship contest had his car and team performed better.