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Brazil 2012 - Driver standings // Sebastian Vettel secures 2012 World Championship by 3 points

Published by Christine Blachford

It was a close battle right to the finish, with Sebastian Vettel spinning on the first lap and dropping to the back of the field. He had to make his way back up the order, as Alonso wavered on and off the podium. In the end, it was Vettel who takes his third championship in a row.

PositionDriverTeamPoints
10Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing281
20Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari278
30Kimi RäikkönenLotus F1 Team207
40Lewis HamiltonVodafone McLaren Mercedes190
51Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren Mercedes188
6-1Mark WebberRed Bull Racing179
70Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari122
80Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team96
90Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team93
100Sergio PérezSauber F1 Team66
111Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team63
12-1Kamui KobayashiSauber F1 Team60
132Michael SchumacherMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team49
14-1Paul di RestaSahara Force India F1 Team46
15-1Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F1 Team45
160Bruno SennaWilliams F1 Team31
170Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso16
180Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso10
192Vitaly PetrovCaterham F1 Team0
20-1Timo GlockMarussia F1 Team0
212Charles PicMarussia F1 Team0
22-2Heikki KovalainenCaterham F1 Team0
23-1Jérôme d'AmbrosioLotus F1 Team0
240Narain KarthikeyanHRT Formula 1 Team0
250Pedro de la RosaHRT Formula 1 Team0
F1 driver championship2810AUSMALCHNBHRESPMONCANEURGBRGERHUNBELITASINJPNKORINDABUUSABRASebastian VettelFernando AlonsoKimi RäikkönenLewis HamiltonJenson ButtonMark WebberFelipe MassaRomain GrosjeanNico RosbergSergio PérezNico HülkenbergKamui KobayashiMichael SchumacherPaul di RestaPastor MaldonadoBruno SennaJean-Éric VergneDaniel RicciardoSelect name to toggle individual visibility or toggle all

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  • Kimi finished every race this season, but because of the time lost in yesterday's minor detour to the old circuit, he was lapped, and so completed only 1191 out of 1192 possible laps.

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