Lotus News Article

Formula One - Brazilian GP Race Report

Monday, November 26, 2012 - 11:30
End Credits - KIMI: P10, ROMAIN: DNF

Lotus F1 Team secured fourth position in the 2012 FIA Formula 1 Constructors’ World Championship with over twice the points tally of nearest rival Mercedes.  Kimi Räikkönen took third in the Drivers’ Championship after an eventful end to the twenty-race season in Brazil.

Brazilian GP, Team Photo, LotusF1Team, F1, 2012

Kimi finished in tenth place after an incident-filled mixed weather event, whilst Romain Grosjean exited the race in a 9.5g impact accident after leaving the track on lap 6.

  • Kimi started on scrubbed medium compound tyres, pitting on lap 5 for intermediates, lap 19 for fresh mediums and finally lap 53 for a second set of intermediates
  • Romain started on hard compound tyres
  • Kimi has scored points in all but one race this season, and is the only driver to finish every Grand Prix in 2012