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    • Formula 1 2012: Another rough Formula 1 race day for Mercedes, Nico finishes in 11th and Schumacher last at Indian Grand Prix

      The 2012 season continues to be rough for Mercedes-Petronas who is projecting the feeling that they have given up. Nico Rosberg finished in 11th place which means 1 spot out of the points picking up nothing. Michael Schumacher finished in 22nd place which was the last car to finish the race. The only cars that had a worse result than Schumacher were the two that were not able to finish the race and had to retire.

      Sebastian Vettel took the victory and expands his lead on Fernando Alonso who is in second place for the drivers championship.


      2012 FORMULA 1 AIRTEL INDIAN GRAND PRIX

      Provisional Results


      Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
      1 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 60 1:31:10.744 1 25
      2 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 60 +9.4 secs 5 18
      3 2 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing-Renault 60 +13.2 secs 2 15
      4 4 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 60 +13.9 secs 3 12
      5 3 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 60 +26.2 secs 4 10
      6 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 60 +44.6 secs 6 8
      7 9 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 60 +45.2 secs 7 6
      8 12 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 60 +54.9 secs 12 4
      9 10 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 60 +56.1 secs 11 2
      10 19 Bruno Senna Williams-Renault 60 +74.9 secs 13 1
      11 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 60 +81.6 secs 10
      12 11 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 60 +82.8 secs 16
      13 16 Daniel Ricciardo STR-Ferrari 60 +86.0 secs 15
      14 14 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 60 +86.4 secs 17
      15 17 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Ferrari 59 +1 Lap 18
      16 18 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 59 +1 Lap 9
      17 21 Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 59 +1 Lap 19
      18 20 Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 59 +1 Lap 20
      19 25 Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 59 +1 Lap 24
      20 24 Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 58 +2 Laps 21
      21 23 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 58 +2 Laps 23
      22 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 55 +5 Laps 14
      Ret 22 Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 42 Brakes 22
      Ret 15 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 20 Puncture damage 8

      Team Standings:


      This article was originally published in forum thread: Formula 1 2012: Another rough Formula 1 race day for Mercedes, Nico finishes in 11th and Schumacher last at Indian Grand Prix started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 5 Comments
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        Actually MS parked the car in the pitbox 5 laps before the finish.
        Race itself was not really spectacular this time.
        Alonso did good, finishing second.
        Webber managed to stay 3rd, staying ahead of Hamilton, with a bad working KERS system.
      1. Sledgehammer's Avatar
        Sledgehammer -
        Great start same old finish...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DavidV Click here to enlarge
        Actually MS parked the car in the pitbox 5 laps before the finish.
        Yes he still finished last from the running cars though.
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Yes he still finished last from the running cars though.
        His race was over in the first corner when he cut his right rear tire on the front wing of Verne.
        He managed to climb to 16th nefore tactically parking his car in the pitbox.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DavidV Click here to enlarge
        His race was over in the first corner when he cut his right rear tire on the front wing of Verne.
        He managed to climb to 16th nefore tactically parking his car in the pitbox.
        Well it's unfortunate but it's a pretty sad pattern at this point.