Formula 1 2012 Malaysian Grand Prix

data

2012-03-25
2
Sepang International Circuit
Fernando Alonso ALO
Lewis Hamilton HAM
Kimi Räikkönen
lap 53 - 1:40.722
RAI

The 2012 Malaysian Grand Prix was won by Fernando Alonso of Ferrari.
Despite being on pole position in Malaysia, Lewis Hamilton could not convert this into a win.

The race in Malaysia was round 2 of 20 of the 2012 season.

weather conditions

Weather conditions at 25 March 2012 08:00 GMT (raceday).

Humid and Mostly Cloudy
rain
81.15°F
84%
5.76 mph
84°
 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 56 2:44:51.812 25
2 56 +2.263 18
3 56 +14.591 15
4 56 +17.688 12
5 56 +29.456 10
6 56 +37.667 8
7 56 +44.412 6
8 56 +46.985 4
9 56 +47.892 2
10 56 +49.996 1
11 56 +1:15.527 0
12 56 +1:16.828 0
13 56 +1:18.593 0
14 56 +1:19.719 0
15 56 +1:37.319 0
16 55 +1 Lap 0
17 55 +1 Lap 0
18 55 +1 Lap 0
19 54 Engine 0
20 54 +2 Laps 0
21 54 +2 Laps 0
22 54 +2 Laps 0
46 Retired 0
3 Collision 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Lewis Hamilton McLaren 1:36.219
2 Jenson Button McLaren +0.149
3 Michael Schumacher Mercedes +0.172
4 Mark Webber Red Bull +0.242
5 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus F1 +0.242
6 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull +0.415
7 Romain Grosjean Lotus F1 +0.439
8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes +0.445
9 Fernando Alonso Ferrari +1.347
10 Sergio Pérez Sauber +1.479
11 Pastor Maldonado Williams +1.370
12 Felipe Massa Ferrari +1.512
13 Bruno Senna Williams +1.622
14 Paul di Resta Force India +1.658
15 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso +1.664
16 Nico Hülkenberg Force India +1.671
17 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber +1.850
18 Jean-Éric Vergne Toro Rosso +2.858
19 Heikki Kovalainen Caterham +3.087
20 Vitaly Petrov Caterham +3.348
21 Timo Glock Marussia +4.684
22 Charles Pic Marussia +5.031
23 Pedro de la Rosa HRT +6.695
24 Narain Karthikeyan HRT +7.436

driver positions through the laps

2012 Malaysian Grand Prix

The 2012 Malaysian Grand Prix (formally the 2012 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix) was a Formula One motor race held on 25 March 2012 at the Sepang International Circuit in Selangor, Malaysia. It was the fourteenth running of the Malaysian Grand Prix as a round of the Formula One World Championship, and the thirty-second time the event has been held. The 56-lap race was the second round of the 2012 Formula One season and was won by Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso. Sergio Pérez of the Sauber team finished the race in second position, and McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton completed the podium with third place after starting in pole position.

By winning the race, Fernando Alonso took the lead in the Drivers' Championship, having been fifth in the standings before the race. Lewis Hamilton moved up to second in the standings on 30 points, 5 behind Alonso. Button dropped from the lead in standings to third, now 5 points behind Hamilton. Red Bull driver Mark Webber remained fourth, 1-point behind Button, whilst Pérez moved himself up to fifth place. As far as the Constructors' Championship was concerned, McLaren still led, and had increased the gap to Red Bull to 13 points. Ferrari overtook Sauber to take third in the standings, and became 5 points ahead of them, but 7 behind Red Bull.

Sergio Pérez achieved his best result and first ever podium finish. The Sauber team recorded their best ever result (excluding their time as BMW Sauber). Jean-Éric Vergne scored his first ever points in Formula One in his second race by finishing in eighth position.


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