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 XXXVIII  Japanese Grand Prix


Overview - Entry List - Qual (Session 1) - Qual (Session 2) - Qual (Final Session) - Qual (Overview)
Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led - Pit Stops - Penalties

Details
DateSunday 7 October 2012
Start time15:00
EventJapanese GP
CircuitSuzuka
Race15 of 20
Championship race873
Circuit
Laps53
Circuit Perimeter5807 m
Race Distance5807 × 53 − 300 = 307.471 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2 (staggered)
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Participants
Entries24
Qualifiers24
Finishers19
Pit stops46
Championship DebutantsNone
MilestonesNone
Records Broken 1. Most 17th Place Finishes in a SeasonCaterham (6),
2. Most 8th Fastest Laps in a SeasonToro Rosso (7),
3. Most 24th Place QualificationsNarain Karthikeyan (12)
Records Extended 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (906),
2. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (1038),
3. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (674),
4. Most 2nd Place FinishesFerrari (241),
5. Highest 2nd Place Finish RatioFerrari (12.60%),
6. Most 5th Fastest LapsFerrari (112),
7. Most 11th Fastest LapsMcLaren (52),
8. Most 13th Fastest LapsLotus (47),
9. Most Race EntriesFerrari (1912),
10. Most 7th Place QualificationsFerrari (115),
11. Most 19th Place QualificationsHeikki Kovalainen (24),
12. Most 24th Place Qualifications in a SeasonNarain Karthikeyan (9)

Championships
1 Fernando Alonso 194 
same
2 Sebastian Vettel 190 
same
3 Kimi Räikkönen 157 
same
4 Lewis Hamilton 152 
same
5 Mark Webber 134 
same
6 Jenson Button 131 
same
7 Nico Rosberg 93 
same
8 Romain Grosjean 82 
same
9 Felipe Massa 69 
up
10 Sergio Pérez 66 
down
11 Kamui Kobayashi 50 
up
12 Paul di Resta 44 
down
13 Michael Schumacher 43 
down
14 Nico Hülkenberg 37 
same
15 Pastor Maldonado 33 
same
16 Bruno Senna 25 
same
17 Jean-Éric Vergne 8 
same
18 Daniel Ricciardo 7 
same
1 Red Bull / Renault 324 
same
2 McLaren / Mercedes 283 
same
3 Ferrari / Ferrari 263 
same
4 Lotus / Renault 239 
same
5 Mercedes / Mercedes 136 
same
6 Sauber / Ferrari 116 
same
7 Force India / Mercedes 81 
same
8 Williams / Renault 58 
same
9 Toro Rosso / Ferrari 15 
same

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 1Car 1Car 1
EntrantRed Bull RacingRed Bull RacingRed Bull Racing
DriverSebastian VettelSebastian VettelSebastian Vettel
CarRed Bull RB8Red Bull RB8Red Bull RB8
EngineRenault RS27-2012Renault RS27-2012Renault RS27-2012
Time1:28'56.2421'30.8391'35.774
Speed207.430 km/h230.135 km/h218.276 km/h
Podium
 RecipientTrophy Presented By
WinnerSebastian VettelMr. Yuichiro HataMinister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
2nd PlaceFelipe MassaMr. Eikei SuzukiGovernor of Mie Prefecture
3rd PlaceKamui KobayashiMr. Nanao OguriPresident of Japan Automobile Federation
Winning ConstructorRed Bull (represented by Paul Monaghan)Mrs. Noriko SuematsuMayor of Suzuka


Overview - Entry List - Qual (Session 1) - Qual (Session 2) - Qual (Final Session) - Qual (Overview)
Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led - Pit Stops - Penalties