F1 » F1 QUIZ: 2012 - a champion's year in his own words

So as we finish ringing out the old and start to look forward to the beginning of a brand new season in 2013, one last opportunity to look back over the events of the season just finished. And we thought we'd do it with the help of a unique tour guide - the words of none other than three-time champion Sebastian Vettel!

Here are his comments on 12 of the 20 races of the 2012 F1 season. Can you work out which of the races he's talking about in each case? While we've left in some clues about the Grand Prix for you to work from, it's not always very easy to distinguish one event from another just from a driver's own post-race comments - but that's the challenge facing you in the final Crash.net quiz covering the 2012 season.

Since there's only 12 questions, you'll already know that eight races don't make an appearance in the quiz. Are we going to tell you which ones failed to place? Of course not! But we do promise that each race which does how up in the quiz is used only once, so if you find that a later quote clearly refers to a GP you've already tried as an answer then you might need to rethink and backtrack.

All the quotes have appeared in Crash.net and other F1 news sources over the year but try and steer clear of checking back through the archives; even Google and Wikipedia are unlikely to help you all that much this time.

Ready to start? The first of the 12 quotes from Sebastian Vettel awaits you below. Let us know how you did by posting in the comments section when you're done!

Question 1. "Lewis had to retire which is a shame for him ... It’s great to get the win today. I’d like to dedicate it to Professor Sid Watkins. It’s thanks to all the work he did to bring safety advancements to the sport that we can race on circuits like this."
  Question 1 of 12

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