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Formula One: Last Man Standing

F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – NOVEMBER 04: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Red Bull Racing talks with Red Bull Motorsport Consultant Dr Helmut Marko before the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit on November 4, 2012 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Vettal, Alonso and Kimi battle it out to win the Formula One Championship 2012 with only two races remaining.

With only two more races in the bag the competition for the Formula One racer of the year seems to be heating up. German driver Sebastian Vettel is comfortably in the lead with 255 points and is closely being followed by Fernando Alonso with 245 points.

With the Red Bull driver racing ahead towards his third consecutive Formula One Championship, the difference between Vettel and Alonso is a mere 10 points. With the results of the remaining two races being key to the championship, this season has clearly been one of the most thrilling racing seasons of Formula One history. Kimi Räikkönen making a comeback after a year’s sabbatical from Formula One racing and after trying a hand in the World Rally Championship returns with a bang and gets in among the action straight way by taking third place in this year’s Formula One standing with 198 points, making the final push forward for the German and Spanish drivers to the finish line not a lot easier.

F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – NOVEMBER 04: Kimi Raikkonen of Finland and Lotus attends the drivers parade before the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit on November 4, 2012 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

The Championship is still wide open with any of the top three contenders still capable of winning the championship, provided they don’t crash out of the race. This season kick started with the promise of fierce competition and a struggle to the top with thrilling results as the first seven races of the season were won by seven different drivers. With 50 points still up for grabs for the winning racer in the United States Grand Prix and British Grand Prix, this season has certainly proved to be tremendously exciting and nail-biting.

This season will not only be the last for legendary racer Michael Schumacher, who has declared his retirement for good, but will also see the end of Lewis Hamilton’s association with current team McLaren-Mercedes. Where there were full stops to a lot of things this season, there also seems to be the beginning of many things, with Formula One welcoming back 2007 Champion Kimi Räikkönen back into motor racing and the return of the United States and Bahrain Grands Prix.

F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – NOVEMBER 04: Race winner Kimi Raikkonen (C) of Finland and Lotus, second placed Fernando Alonso (L) of Spain and Ferrari and third placed Sebastian Vettel (R) of Germany and Red Bull Racing attend the post race press conference following the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit on November 4, 2012 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

With all things possible this Grand Prix season with two races still to go, we hope the best man wins.

Driver Standings (After Abu Dhabi Grand Prix)

  1. Sebastian Vettel (German) – 255
  2. Fernando Alonso (Spanish) – 245
  3. Kimi Räikkönen (Finnish) – 198

Constructors’ Standings (After Abu Dhabi Grand Prix)

  1. Red Bull Renault – 422
  2. Ferrari – 340
  3. McLaren Mercedes – 318

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