Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi November 2-4, 2012

Total laps 55
Lap distance 5.554 km
Track Conditions Dry / 32C

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Free practice 1  November 2 - 13:00 local | 09:00 GMT
Free practice 2  November 2 - 17:00 local | 13:00 GMT
Free practice 3  November 3 - 14:00 local | 10:00 GMT

Qualifying  November 3 - 17:00 local | 13:00 GMT
Race  November 4 - 17:00 local | 13:00 GMT

  Pos Driver Team Laps Pits
1 Räikkönen FIN Lotus 55 1
2 Alonso ESP Ferrari 55 1
3 Vettel FL GER Red Bull 55 2
4 Button GBR McLaren 55 1
5 Maldonado VEN Williams 55 1
6 Kobayashi JPN Sauber 55 1
7 Massa BRA Ferrari 55 1
8 Senna BRA Williams 55 1
9 di Resta GBR Force India 55 3
10 Ricciardo AUS Toro Rosso 55 2
11 Schumacher GER Mercedes 55 2
12 Vergne FRA Toro Rosso 55 2
13 Kovalainen FIN Caterham 55 1
14 Glock GER Manor Marussia 55 1
15 Perez MEX Sauber 55 3
16 Petrov RUS Caterham 55 1
17 de la Rosa ESP HRT 55 1
Pic FRA Manor Marussia 42 2
accident Webber AUS Red Bull 37 1
accident Grosjean FRA Lotus 37 2
Hamilton GBR McLaren 19 0
accident Rosberg GER Mercedes 8 1
Karthikeyan IND HRT 8 0
Hülkenberg GER Force India 0 0

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Lap 55

Thanks for joining us this weekend. It's been an absolute thriller and the championship is still just about alive with two rounds left. We'll be back with more reaction from the teams and drivers this evening so keep checking the website.

Raikkonen wins in Abu Dhabi! Alonso second, Vettel third, Button fourth.

Vettel holds on to his championship lead by 10 points. It was a great drive by him from the pit lane to the podium, but was helped by other cars taken each other out and the timing of the second safety car.

Raikkonen stands on top of his car and salutes his team. Eric Boullier joins him and Kovalainen gives him a big slap on the back.

Maldonado takes a deserved fifth place ahead of Kobayashi.

Kimi wins on his return to F1 with Lotus, what a great result.

Raikkonen is 1.2s ahead of Alonso on this lap so might be okay.

Vettel is 3.8s behind the Ferrari.

Button is 2.7s off Vettel.

Raikkonen remains clear in the DRS zones so should have Alonso covered here.

Lap 54

Alonso is 1.0s off Raikkonen now after another fastest lap from the Ferrari. Alonso needs this position so desperately and should have the DRS now. But no, he wasn't close enough in the detection point.

Vettel is pushing hard but won't get a sniff at Alonso on the final lap unless the Ferrari makes a mistake.

Lap 53

Raikkonen steadies the gap to 1.4s now.

Vettel has clear air and a 4.3s gap to Alonso. Button immediately drops 1.1s off the back of the Red Bull. He defended well but clearly has a slower car.

Lap 52

The gap at the front is now 1.7s with four laps remaining. That might not be enough for a move unless Raikkonen really starts to struggle.

Button continues to hold off Vettel. Button is told to use the "blue button" and loses position to Vettel at turn 11!

Vettel is up to third. He dropped off for a couple of laps and then nailed turns eight and nine to get a better drive on the second straight and finally got past around the outside. Great move.

Lap 51

Raikkonen hits back with a personal best but Alonso is still quicker and closes the gap to 2.0s

Vettel is 1.0s off Button this time. Is his tyre advantage starting to wane?

Maldonado is 3.8s off Vettel so will probably settle for fifth ahead of Kobayashi.

Alonso is getting visibly closer to Raikkonen now.

Lap 50

Alonso has the gap to Raikkonen down to 2.2s now. Button is 3.1s off Alonso now and Vettel is 0.8s behind him still.

Vettel is taking a very wide line through turn five to try to get on throttle earlier than Button. It's not quite working at the moment.

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