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Abu Dhabi 2012 - Race results - Kimi Räikkönen takes a surprising victory in a hectic race

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All the focus was on Sebastian Vettel for the race in Abu Dhabi, and quite rightly so as the Red Bull driver made his way up the order to finish on the podium. Meanwhile, there were several safety cars, and plenty of retirements - one of which was race leader Lewis Hamilton. Fernando Alonso managed to stay ahead of Vettel to close the title battle up a bit, whilst Kimi Räikkönen secured his first victory since the comeback.

BestSebastian VettelRed Bull Racing1:43.964Lap 54
1Kimi RäikkönenLotus F1 Team1:45:58.6671
2Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari+0.81
3Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing+4.12
4Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren Mercedes+7.71
5Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F1 Team+13.01
6Kamui KobayashiSauber F1 Team+20.01
7Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari+22.81
8Bruno SennaWilliams F1 Team+23.51
9Paul di RestaSahara Force India F1 Team+24.13
10Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso+27.42
11Michael SchumacherMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team+28.02
12Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso+34.92
13Heikki KovalainenCaterham F1 Team+47.71
14Timo GlockMarussia F1 Team+56.41
15Sergio PérezSauber F1 Team+56.73
16Vitaly PetrovCaterham F1 Team+64.51
17Pedro de la RosaHRT Formula 1 Team+71.71
DNFCharles PicMarussia F1 TeamLap 422
DNFRomain GrosjeanLotus F1 TeamLap 382
DNFMark WebberRed Bull RacingLap 381
DNFLewis HamiltonVodafone McLaren MercedesLap 200
DNFNarain KarthikeyanHRT Formula 1 TeamLap 90
DNFNico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamLap 91
DNFNico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 TeamLap 10

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