Brazilian Grand Prix 2012

Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel was crowned the youngest three-time Formula One world champion at the Brazilian Grand Prix at the Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo on Sunday 25th November 2012. He eventually finished in sixth place and three points ahead of Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso in the Formula One Drivers Championship. Spaniard Fernando Alonso could do no better than second behind the eventual race winner Jenson Button, who celebrated his third victory of the season as McLaren team-mate Lewis Hamilton crashed out in his final race. A bad start saw Sebastian Vettel at the back of the field after being tagged by Williams’ Bruno Senna, and facing the wrong way a few seconds after the start of the race.

Despite the adverse weather conditions and mayhem, Vettel recovered eventually finished sixth behind McLaren’s Jenson Button and emerged with a three-point winning margin over Fernando Alonso ensuring that the 25 year-old German joined two of the greats of the sport in Juan Manuel Fangio and Michael Schumacher in winning three consecutive titles & become only the ninth driver to win three titles.

F1/Driver Standings 2012
Position  Driver  Points
1 Sebastian Vettel – 281
2 Fernando Alonso – 278
3 Kimi Raikkonen – 207
4 Lewis Hamilton – 190
5 Jenson Button – 188
6 Mark Webber – 179
7 Felipe Massa – 122
8 Romain Grosjean – 96
9 Nico Rosberg – 93
10 Sergio Perez – 66

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