Quick reference guide to the 2012 F1 season

F1 Jerez pre-season testing, February 2012

We might have seen 12 days of F1 pre-season testing already this year, but today is the eve of the 2012 Formula One season proper. When tomorrow’s free practice sessions go green that will be the first chance we get to see who is fast and who was mucking around during those pre-season tests.

To help prepare you for another mammoth year in F1 we bring you this quick reference guide. We have the full entry list and numbers for all drivers, plus links to our launch articles for all 11 teams. Very useful will be the coloured boxes which indicate which drivers will have a red camera atop their car and who will have yellow.

We’ve also included an introductory video from Pirelli explaining some of the changes they have made to the tyres for the season ahead. And, finally, there’s a handy calendar with the start times for all 20 races converted to Australian Eastern time.

If you still want more information you can learn more about the rule changes introduced this year in the Charlie Whiting Q&A article and The Guardian also has a good team-by-team preview, that is well worth a read.

All that’s left now are questions on what the season will bring: will this be Mark’s year; can Ricciardo edge himself ahead of Jean-Eric Vergne; and, more importantly, can anyone stop Sebastian Vettel?

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2012 F1 calendar

2012 F1 Calendar


2012 FIA Formula One World Championship Entry List

Red Bull Racing Renault

F1 Jerez pre-season testing, February 2012

Chassis: RB8

1 Sebastian Vettel (DEU) â–ˆ VET
2 Mark Webber (AUS) â–ˆ WEB

McLaren Mercedes

McLaren MP4-27

Chassis: MP4-27

3 Jenson Button (GBR) â–ˆ BUT
4 Lewis Hamilton (GBR) â–ˆ HAM


Ferrari F2012

Chassis: F2012

5 Fernando Alonso (ESP) â–ˆ ALO
6 Felipe Massa (BRA) â–ˆ MAS


Mercedes AMG F1 W03

Chassis: F1 W03

7 Michael Schumacher (DEU) â–ˆ MSC
8 Nico Rosberg (DEU) â–ˆ ROS

Lotus Renault

2012 Lotus F1 Team E20 launch

Chassis: E20

9 Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) â–ˆ RAI
10 Romain Grosjean (FRA) â–ˆ GRO

Force India Mercedes

Force India VJM05

Chassis: VJM05

11 Paul Di Resta (GBR) â–ˆ DIR
12 Nico Hulkenberg (DEU) â–ˆ HUL

Sauber Ferrari

Sauber C31 launch

Chassis: C31

14 Kamui Kobayashi (JPN) â–ˆ KOB
15 Sergio Perez Mendoza (MEX) â–ˆ PER

Scuderia Toro Rosso Ferrari

Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7

Chassis: STR7

16 Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) â–ˆ RIC
17 Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA) â–ˆ VER

Williams Renault

Williams FW34

Chassis: FW34

18 Pastor Maldonado (VEN) â–ˆ MAL
19 Bruno Senna (BRA) â–ˆ SEN

Caterham Renault

F1 Jerez pre-season testing, February 2012

Chassis: CT01

20 Heikki Kovalainen (FIN) â–ˆ KOV
21 Vitaly Petrov (RUS) â–ˆ PET

HRT Cosworth

HRT F112

Chassis: F112

22 Pedro de la Rosa (ESP) â–ˆ DLR
23 Narain Karthikeyan (IND) â–ˆ KAR

Marussia Cosworth

Marussia MR01

Chassis: MR01

24 Timo Glock (DEU) â–ˆ GLO
25 Charles Pic (FRA) â–ˆ PIC


2012 Pirelli tyres

2012 Pirelli F1 tyres

More information: Guide to 2012 Pirelli F1 tyres