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Europe 2012 - Race results - No eighth winner in Valencia, as Fernando Alonso makes it two for Ferrari

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Sebastian Vettel looked set for an easy victory until his car failed beneath him, and he was just one of a number of high profile incidents. Four retired cars, one safety car period, another McLaren pit stop failure, several collisions and a number of steward interventions made this the most interesting race around the Valencia streets that we have seen to date. Alonso took his second victory of the year, joined on the podium by Kimi Räikkönen and Michael Schumacher - the German's first podium since his comeback in 2010.

BestNico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:42.163Lap 54
1Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:44:16.6492
2Kimi RäikkönenLotus F1 Team+6.42
3Michael SchumacherMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team+12.62
4Mark WebberRed Bull Racing+13.62
5Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team+19.92
6Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team+21.12
7Paul di RestaSahara Force India F1 Team+22.81
8Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren Mercedes+24.62
9Sergio PérezSauber F1 Team+27.72
10Bruno SennaWilliams F1 Team+35.92
11Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso+37.02
12Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F1 Team+54.62
13Vitaly PetrovCaterham F1 Team+75.84
14Heikki KovalainenCaterham F1 Team+94.62
15Charles PicMarussia F1 Team+96.52
16Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari+1 lap4
17Pedro de la RosaHRT Formula 1 Team+1 lap2
18Narain KarthikeyanHRT Formula 1 Team+1 lap3
19Lewis HamiltonVodafone McLaren Mercedes+2 laps2
DNFRomain GrosjeanLotus F1 TeamLap 412
DNFSebastian VettelRed Bull RacingLap 352
DNFKamui KobayashiSauber F1 TeamLap 363
DNFJean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro RossoLap 292
DNSTimo GlockMarussia F1 Team0
  • 2 places. Pastor Maldonado - 20 seconds added to race time - causing an avoidable collision with Lewis Hamilton.

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