The Formula One 2012 Season

by on Mar.27, 2012, under Formula1, Fun

So far, the forthcoming 63rd Federation International Automobile Formula 1 season is going to be the longest running season in history. The new season will feature 20 races starting with the Qantas Australian Grand Prix on March 18 in Melbourne, Australia. The second week is the Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The surprising comeback of the US Grand Prix is undeniably one of the highlights for this new season. The said race is set to take place at the Americas Circuit located at Austin, Texas. Meanwhile, the Grand Prix of Bahrain is also returning after its cancellation last year. Sebastian Vettel, a 2-time world champion will be defending this title as the World Driver’s champion for this year’s season. According to the reports, the 2012 Formula One World Championship is composed of 12 competing teams with 24 race drivers vying for the championship title. Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg represent the AMG Mercedes Petronas F One lineup. The team would be using the FO Mercedes 108Z engine and F1 W03 chassis. Meanwhile, the defending winner will be representing the racing team for Red Bull powered by RS27 Renault 2012 engine and RB8 chassis. Vettel will be joined by British race driver, Mark Webber. The Williams F1 Team is going to use RS27 Renault 2012 engines for this season and the following year as well. The Williams team won several championships in the previous seasons with the use of the Renault engines. The 2012 Formula One World Championship anticipates a huge makeover. In fact, there are several new team names to be launched this new season including the Caterham F1 team, the Lotus F1 team and the Marussia F1 team. In December last year, Mercedes GP switched its name to Mercedes AMG. The new team name is based on the company’s flagship luxury car brand recognized as the Mercedes-Benz AMG. Meanwhile, there have been numerous changes of race drivers for this long-running season. Charles Pic will be joining the Marusssia team while Russian racer Vitaly Petrov joins Caterham this season. The 2012 FIA Formula One season sets a record-breaking 20 rounds running for the entire year. The most anticipated United States Grand Prix is scheduled on November 18 later this year. This race will be the 19th round next to the Abu Dhabi Etihad Airways Grand Prix in Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. The last round will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil on November 25.

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