The 2012 Formula One Season’s Awesomeness In One Animated Chart

Twenty races, eight different winners, six world champions on the grid, lots of new blood on podiums: 2012 will be a Formula One season to remember. Here’s how it all unfolded, turning from a topsy-turvy first half into a grand showdown between double world champions Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso, the former claiming the title in magnificent fashion at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

There’s been one change in the top six from the previous two years. Felipe Massa, in spite of a very impressive finish to his season, finished seventh, making way for Kimi Räikkönen, who came out of a two-year retirement to drive his Lotus to third place in the championship, winning the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix along the way.

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