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In pics: 2012 Formula 1 winners

  • In pics: 2012 Formula 1 winners
  • McLaren's Jenson Button dominated the season-opening Australian Grand Prix 2012. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: 2012 Formula 1 winners
  • Ferrari's Fernando Alonso held off Sauber's Sergio Perez to take a sensational victory in a thrilling, rain-hit Malaysian Grand Prix 2012. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: 2012 Formula 1 winners
  • Mercedes' Nico Rosberg took his maiden Formula 1 victory with a dominant drive in the Chinese Grand Prix 2012. The German led from pole position to secure Mercedes' first victory since the 1955 Italian Grand Prix. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: 2012 Formula 1 winners
  • World champion Sebastian Vettel took his first victory of 2012 in a close battle with Lotus's Kimi Raikkonen at the Bahrain Grand Prix. (Getty Images
  • In pics: 2012 Formula 1 winners
  • Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado took his maiden victory and Williams's first since 2004 at Spanish GP 2012. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: 2012 Formula 1 winners
  • Red Bull's Mark Webber won the Monaco GP for the second time in three years from Nico Rosberg and Fernando Alonso. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: 2012 Formula 1 winners
  • McLaren's Lewis Hamilton became the seventh different winner in as many races in a slow-burn Canadian Grand Prix that came alive in the final laps. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: 2012 Formula 1 winners
  • Ferrari's Fernando Alonso started 11th and registered a spectacular victory in the European Grand Prix. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: 2012 Formula 1 winners
  • Red Bull's Mark Webber beat Ferrari's Fernando Alonso in a close battle to win the British Grand Prix. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: 2012 Formula 1 winners
  • Ferrari's Fernando Alonso beat Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel and McLaren's Jenson Button in a close fight to win the German Grand Prix. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: 2012 Formula 1 winners
  • McLaren's Lewis Hamilton took his second victory of the season as he beat Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen in the Hungarian Grand Prix. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: 2012 Formula 1 winners
  • McLaren's Jenson Button was dominant as he won the Belgian Grand Prix, with team-mate Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso crashing out. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: 2012 Formula 1 winners
  • McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton led nearly from start to finish to win the Italian Grand Prix. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: 2012 Formula 1 winners
  • Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel cruised to victory in the Singapore GP after Lewis Hamilton's McLaren retired. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: 2012 Formula 1 winners
  • Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel took a dominant victory in the Japanese Grand Prix to put himself in a strong position to win the world title. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: 2012 Formula 1 winners
  • Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel took a dominant victory in the Korean Grand Prix to take the world championship lead from Ferrari's Fernando Alonso. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: 2012 Formula 1 winners
  • Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel dominated the Indian Grand Prix to take a fourth win in a row. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: 2012 Formula 1 winners
  • Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for his first victory since returning to Formula One this year. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: 2012 Formula 1 winners
  • McLaren's Lewis Hamilton defeated Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull to win the US Grand Prix, with Fernando Alonso finishing third to keep his world championship hopes alive. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: 2012 Formula 1 winners
  • McLaren driver Jenson Button clinched his third race win of the season at the Brazilian GP. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: 2012 Formula 1 winners
  • In pics: 2012 Formula 1 winners
  • In pics: 2012 Formula 1 winners
  • In pics: 2012 Formula 1 winners
  • In pics: 2012 Formula 1 winners
  • In pics: 2012 Formula 1 winners
  • In pics: 2012 Formula 1 winners
  • In pics: 2012 Formula 1 winners
  • In pics: 2012 Formula 1 winners
  • In pics: 2012 Formula 1 winners
  • In pics: 2012 Formula 1 winners
  • In pics: 2012 Formula 1 winners
  • In pics: 2012 Formula 1 winners
  • In pics: 2012 Formula 1 winners
  • In pics: 2012 Formula 1 winners
  • In pics: 2012 Formula 1 winners
  • In pics: 2012 Formula 1 winners
  • In pics: 2012 Formula 1 winners
  • In pics: 2012 Formula 1 winners
  • In pics: 2012 Formula 1 winners