F1 » Raikkonen and Lotus shine in the desert night


A perfect start off the grid put Kimi Raikkonen into 2nd place in Abu Dhabi, and when race leader Lewis Hamilton succumbed to electrical issues the Finn seized his chance for glory.

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cratchet

November 04, 2012 4:04 PM

'...leave me alone I know what i'm doing!' - Priceless.

What a fantastic result for Kimi, I'm so pleased for him.
Also a brilliant drive by Vettel.
Ferrari and Alonso must be slightly miffed that they only gained 3 points on Vettel.

JoaoSousa

November 04, 2012 4:14 PM

This was a reminder to every F1 fan of why they follow this sport. What a rollercoaster!

F1 has been awfully satisfying to fans lately. And this race was just superb. I remember saying around the turn of the century that I only wished F1 was half as exciting as MotoGP. My, how things have changed for the better in what F1 is concerned.

A big thanks to all the guys that brought us this amazing race. And may the best man win!

OnTheOtherHand

November 04, 2012 6:24 PM

Lets face it.
Firstly, shame for Hamilton.

Kimi great drive.

Vettel ( I am not his biggest fan ) stella drive, a bit over anxious at times, but you can,t take it away. Brilliant.

However he did have a tacticle advantage delivered by his team and strategists, accompanied by two fortunate "Safety Car" periods.

Don,t get me wrong, he should have made the top eight all day long with ease, but he had a substantial speed advantage after his new car set-up was implemented.

Again, Stella Drive Sebastian.

cratchet

November 04, 2012 10:04 PM

Jimmy c

Fastest laps for the race make interesting reading actually puts the Ferrari a very close second to the Red Bull with just over 1 tenth of a second between them (actually 0.126 of a second) Third fastest was Kimi but his fastest lap was almost half a second slower(0.494) whilst Jenson's Mclaren was 0.569 back in 4th fastest position.

So you see the Ferrari is not such a slouch of a car as Ferrari and Alonso would have us believe.

By your simplistic method of using this race as the basais for determining the best driver for the last 20 years then surely it should be Kimi at the top of that list closely followed by Seb.

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