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Abu Dhabi GP in ten pictures

A look back in pictures at last weekend's 2012 F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, where Kimi Raikkonen took a sensational win for Lotus. Enjoy...
With so many great pictures appearing on Crash.net over an F1 weekend it can be hard to keep track. So, here we bring you ten pictures that sum up the 2012 F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.


Lewis Hamilton makes the most of pole position and leads at the start. Mark Webber doesn't do so well...
Further back, Nico Hulkenberg is an early casualty and becomes the first retirement of the event...
Nico Rosberg joins Hulkenberg on the sidelines on lap 9 when he spectacularly runs into the back of Narain Karthikeyan. Both are uninjured. Karthikeyan later says the reason he slowed so dramatically was because of a steering failure
The safety car is deployed for the first time as a result of the Rosberg-Karthikeyan crash. Hamilton still looks good at this stage...
Hamilton leads at the re-start – but then grinds to a halt on lap 20 with a fuel pump failure
Kimi Raikkonen inherits the lead and is initially chased by Pastor Maldonado and Fernando Alonso
The safety car is deployed for the second time after Sergio Perez and Romain Grosjean clash and collect the helpless Mark Webber
Meanwhile, Sebastian Vettel has fought his way back up the order and 8 laps from the end passes Jenson Button for third. A remarkable comeback...
Raikkonen comes under late pressure from Alonso, but holds off the Ferrari to take the win...
Raikkonen celebrates his first win since Belgium 2009...

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Race Start
Race: The crash of Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Sahara Force India F1 Team VJM05 and Bruno Senna (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW34
Race: The damaged car of Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W03
Safety Car
Race: Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27
Race: Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Lotus F1 Team E20
Race: The damaged car of Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB8
Race: Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB8
Race: Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Lotus F1 Team E20
Podium: Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Lotus F1 Team E20 (race winner), Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F2012 (2nd position) and Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB8 (3rd position)

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