When it was added to the calendar nine years ago, the Chinese Grand Prix was supposed to give Formula One a path to a vibrant new market that offered access to millions of racing fans and big name sponsors.
Sebastian Vettel's ill-planned decision, taken in the heat of the moment, to ignore his Red Bull team's order to stay second behind Mark Webber in last Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix has stirred up the eternal debate about the sport's true identity.
At the Malaysian Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel stabbed his teammate Mark Webber in the back, robbing the Australian of victory. Thanks to television, we were there for the awkward but captivating post-race moment when they came face-to-face, still hot and sweaty and with emotions raw.
On Tuesday, the pit girls showed off their new gears with emerald and white being the flavor of their casually crisp skirts, sleeveless tops and summery hats.
Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel stamped his class by becoming the youngest triple Formula One champion at 25 after a gripping battle with Fernando Alonso, which was followed by the great Michael Schumacher bidding adieu to the sport for one final time in a dramatic 2012.
Here is taking a look at numbers from the course of the Formula One season 2012 as teams engaged in a tense battle for points and bragging rights.
Formula One season for 2012 has ended with Sebastian Vettel winning the title, but is he the No. 1 driver on NDTV's F1 expert Karun Chandhok's list?
Year 2013 will see many Formula One drivers racing for new teams. Here are top five driver changes:
Red Bull chief called the Brazil GP a stressful race. In fact, he termed it as 'quite nerve-wracking.'
Though Vettel takes life in the spotlight in his stride, often with an amused grin, he has never allowed it to go to his head. His family, his friends and his fun are still more important than his fame.
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