Maria de Villota’s crash, the death of Sid Watkins and the Bahrain Grand Prix controversy were named by F1 Fanatic readers as the worst moments of 2012.
Kamui Kobayashi’s first ever podium appearance at his home race in Suzuka was picked as one of the best moments of the year by F1 Fanatic readers.
Who do you think was the best F1 driver of the year? Review the rankings in full and cast your vote below.
With a car that was rarely the quickest, Alonso came within four points of clinching the drivers’ title. Here’s why he is F1 Fanatic’s driver of the year.
Hamilton was back to his best in 2012 and there is every reason to believe he’d have been in the thick of the championship contest had his car and team performed better.
How the drivers in the top four teams compare since 2010, updated statistics on all the world champions and how ever-increasing reliability is changing F1.
Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull have clinched all six of the championship trophies up for grabs in the last three seasons. This picture gallery looks back on how their success was achieved.
Sebastian Vettel had to fight hard for his third world championship victory which he clinched after a superb run of finishes late in the season.
Norbert Haug will leave Mercedes-Benz Motorsport “by mutual agreement” at the end of the year.
Kimi Raikkonen’s highly anticipated Formula One comeback in 2012 proved a success and included a return to the top of the podium
Fernando Alonso praised his world championship rival Sebastian Vettel while speaking to journalists in Madrid today.
In a year characterised by an extremely close field, challenging tyre compounds and several hectic races, Nico Hulkenberg had a quietly impressive season.
A collection of pictures reflecting on HRT’s short-lived Formula One campaign.
The 2012 driver rankings continue with part two, which take us up to the top five.
Look back on Michael Schumacher’s three-year F1 comeback with Mercedes in this collection of 66 pictures.
They won a race, but dropped back in the championship. They signed Hamilton, but lost Schumacher. Was 2012 a success or failure for Mercedes?
Which drivers impressed in 2012? The F1 Fanatic driver rankings begin with the bottom ten.
Four podiums in one season was a considerable improvement for Sauber, who have already confirmed an all-new driver line-up for 2013.
Force India increased their points haul in 2012 but in such a competitive season it wasn’t enough to keep them from losing a place in the championship.
FIA stewards have given rare insight into how penalties, such as Romain Grosjean’s controversial one-race ban, are decided.