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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 - Lap by Lap - 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 24th Place Qualifications Narain Karthikeyan (12)
Records Extended 1. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (674),
2. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (906),
3. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (1038),
4. Most 2nd Place FinishesFerrari (241),
5. Highest 2nd Place Finish RatioFerrari (12.60%),
6. Most Race EntriesFerrari (1912),
7. Most 7th Place QualificationsFerrari (115),
8. Most 19th Place Qualifications Heikki Kovalainen (24),
9. Most 24th Place Qualifications in a Season Narain Karthikeyan (9)

Championships
1  Fernando Alonso 194 
2  Sebastian Vettel 190 
3  Kimi Räikkönen 157 
4  Lewis Hamilton 152 
5  Mark Webber 134 
6  Jenson Button 131 
7  Nico Rosberg 93 
8  Romain Grosjean 82 
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 
15  Pastor Maldonado 33 
16  Bruno Senna 25 
17  Jean-Éric Vergne 8 
18  Daniel Ricciardo 7 
1 Red Bull / Renault 324 
2 McLaren / Mercedes 283 
3 Ferrari / Ferrari 263 
4 Lotus / Renault 239 
5 Mercedes / Mercedes 136 
6 Sauber / Ferrari 116 
7 Force India / Mercedes 81 
8 Williams / Renault 58 
9 Toro Rosso / Ferrari 15 

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 1Car 1Car 1
EntrantRed Bull RacingRed Bull RacingRed Bull Racing
Driver Sebastian Vettel Sebastian Vettel Sebastian 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
Winner Sebastian VettelMr. Yuichiro HataMinister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
2nd Place Felipe MassaMr. Eikei SuzukiGovernor of Mie Prefecture
3rd Place Kamui 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 - Lap by Lap - Fastest Laps - Laps Led - Pit Stops - Penalties