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2012 Brazilian Grand Prix

Grande Premio Petrobras do Brasil

Sunday, November 25, 2012
Round:
20
Weather:
Cool, occasional rain and overcast
Laps:
71
Fastest Lap:
Hamilton, 1m18.069
Country:
Brazil
Circuit:
2012 season:
Report

If you simply looked at the results of the Brazilian Grand Prix it would be easy to think that it was a simple run for Vettel to sixth position and an amazing third world title. It certainly wasn’t, though, as not only did Alonso drive a typically strong race leaving him second, behind race winner Button, but Vettel was tapped and spun by Bruno Senna on the opening lap. Vettel was left facing the wrong way with the entire field passing on either side of him. He was lucky to escape with only minor damage to the rear of his left sidepod, but the title must have felt very far away after that first lap. As well as Vettel becoming the youngest triple world champion ever, Button drove a superb race, judging, as he always does, the dry/wet conditions perfectly. He crossed the line first after one of the busiest F1 races of the year.

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