Sunday, September 9, 2012

Hamilton wins from Pole in the 2012 Italian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton wins from Pole in the 2012 Italian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton won from Pole while his teammate Jenson Button retired. Sergio Perez drove was pretty fast and he finished at 2nd position even though he started from a lowly 13th position. Fernando Alonso scored a superb third after starting from 10th position. His teammate Felipe Massa was behind him in 4th position though he started at P3. Kimi Raikkonen who started at P8 finished at 5th position just ahead of Michael Schumacher.

In the 29th lap Alonso made a pass on Vettel at the second chicane. Vettel didn’t leave any space and the incident was investigated by the stewards. Vettel was handled a drive through penalty for forcing Alonso off the race track. This helped in Michael Schumacher who was just behind Vettel at 5th position, moved ahead. Kimi Raikkonen too moved ahead as Vettel rejoined the race in 9th position. Later he retired from the race in 48th lap. His teammate Mark Webber retired 4 laps later at Lap 52.

Jenson Button who had started the race in 2nd position retired in 34th lap due to mechanical problems. In the same lap Sergio Perez did a best lap with a 1:28.720 seconds.

Michael Schumacher unfortunately took a second pit stop. He and his team mate Rosberg were the only drivers to take two pit stops among the top ranked drivers. Michael Schumacher then dropped down the order and had to fight back to take the 6th place 0.3 seconds behind the 5th placed Kimi Raikkonen. Paul di Resta of Force India scored 8th, Kamui Kobayashi was 9th and Bruno Senna of Williams was 10th. Narain Karthikeyan of India was 19th. 

Final Results of 2012 Italian Grand Prix

1.     Lewis Hamilton               McLaren        
2.     Sergio Perez                     Sauber                       
3.     Fernando Alonso              Ferrari           
4.     Felipe Massa                    Ferrari
5.     Kimi Raikkonen               Lotus
6.     Michael Schumacher       Mercedes
7.     Nico Rosberg                   Mercedes
8.     Paul di Resta                    Force India
9.     Kamui Kobayashi            Sauber
10. Bruno Senna                    Williams
11. Pastor Maldonado           Williams
12. Daniel Ricciardo             Toro Rosso
13. Jerom d’Ambrosio          Lotus
14. Heikki Kovalainen          Caterham
15. Vitaly Petrov                   Caterham
16. Charles Pic                      Marussia
17. Timo Glock                     Marussia
18. Pedro de la Rosa             HRT
19. Narain Karthikeyan        HRT
20. Mark Webber                  Red Bull
21. Nico Hulkenberg             Force India
22. Sebastian Vettel              Red Bull
23. Jenson Button                  McLaren
24. Jean-Eric Vergne            Toro Rosso

Best Lap: Nico Rosberg 1:27.239 on Lap 53.

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