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The 2012 FF1M Season, will be the twentieth season of the FF1M series and was announced on 16th June 2018 following the release of the final race of the 2011 FF1M Season. The season started on 23rd September 2012.

Fernando Alonso returned to defend the Drivers title, driving for new team Willows Racing. Pedersen returned to defend their Constructors title.

Background

This will be the first season after a hiatus of several years. With the announcement of the new season a new teaser website was unveiled at http://ff1m.ajayrious.com.

Changes

  • All Team and Engine performance will be reset for the new season.
  • The AFIA announced that all teams will have to conform to a budget cap of 100 credits per season.
  • New aerodynamic rules reverting cars to 2002 season levels of downforce

Teams and Drivers

Entry List

Team Engine Tyre No. Race Drivers Test Driver/s
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Willows Racing Mercedes (W) Pirelli.png 1 22px-Flag of Spain.svg-1-.png Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of Portugal.svg-1-.png António Félix da Costa
2 22px-Flag of Venezuela.svg-1-.png Pastor Maldonado
22px-Flag of Denmark.svg-1-.png Orange Pedersen BMW (W) Pirelli.png 3 22px-Flag of Japan.svg-1-.png Kamui Kobayashi 23px-Flag of Indonesia.svg.png Rio Haryanto
4 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1-.png Bruno Senna
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Tornado Ferrari (C) Pirelli.png 5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Lewis Hamilton 22px-Flag of Finland.svg-1-.png Valtteri Bottas
6 22px-Flag of Australia.svg-1-.png Daniel Ricciardo
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Shake n' Bake Honda (C) Pirelli.png 7 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1-.png Sebastian Vettel 20px-Flag of Switzerland.svg-1-.png Edoardo Mortara
8 22px-Flag of Mexico.svg-1-.png Sergio Pérez
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Flymo Mitchell Toyota Toyota (W) Pirelli.png 9 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1-.png Nico Hülkenberg 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Oliver Turvey

22px-Flag of Sweden.svg-1-.png Marcus Ericsson

10 22px-Flag of Spain.svg-1-.png Jaime Alguersuari
22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1-.png Nick Heidfeld
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png FJR Honda (C) Pirelli.png 11 22px-Flag of Finland.svg-1-.png Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of Denmark.svg-1-.png Kevin Magnussen
12 22px-Flag of France.svg-1-.png Romain Grosjean
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Ajay Motorsports Cosworth (C) Pirelli.png 14 22px-Flag of Australia.svg-1-.png Mark Webber 22px-Flag of France.svg-1-.png Tom Dillmann
15 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Jenson Button
22px-Flag of France.svg-1-.png Tom Dillmann
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Andrew Racing Renault (C) Pirelli.png 16 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1-.png Adrian Sutil 22px-Flag of the Netherlands.svg-1-.png Robin Frijns
17 22px-Flag of Poland.svg-1-.png Robert Kubica
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png GR Motorsports Renault (C) Pirelli.png 18 20px-Flag of Switzerland.svg-1-.png Sébastien Buemi 22px-Flag of Russia.svg-1-.png Mikhail Aleshin
19 22px-Flag of France.svg-1-.png Jean-Éric Vergne
22px-Flag of Ireland.svg-1-.png Horizon Honda (C) Pirelli.png 20 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Sam Bird 22px-Flag of the United States.svg-1-.png Conor Daly
21 22px-Flag of Canada.svg-1-.png Robert Wickens
22px-Flag of Scotland.svg.png Sean Connery Motorschhh Ferrari (W) Pirelli.png 22 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1-.png Nico Rosberg 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1-.png Felipe Nasr
23 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1-.png Lucas di Grassi

Engines: (W) = Works (C) = Customer

Team Changes

  • Shannon and Leblanc did not submit an entry for the 2012 season and did not return after 2011.
  • Gui Racing announced they would retire from competition, not wanting to further damage the teams status after several seasons in which they were perceived to have underperformed. They would be replaced by the returning Sean Connery Motorschhh who had previously operated in the 1995 FF1M Season.
  • Two new teams, HorizonF1 and Willows Racing submitted entries for the 2012 season which were approved by the AFIA.

Driver Changes

Mid-Season Changes

  • Oliver Turvey was sacked as test driver at Mitchell after the United States Grand Prix West and was replaced by Marcus Ericsson.
  • Jaime Alguersuari was demoted to Mitchell's FF2M team after the British Grand Prix and was replaced for the remainder of the season by Nick Heidfeld.
  • Jenson Button left Ajay Motorsports with immediate effect after the Italian Grand Prix and was replaced for the remainder of the season by the team's test driver Tom Dillmann.

Season Calendar

Round Grand Prix Circuit Date
1 22px-Flag of Australia.svg-1-.png Australian Grand Prix Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne 18th March
2 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1-.png Brazilian Grand Prix Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo 1st April
3 22px-Flag of the United States.svg-1-.png United States West Grand Prix Long Beach Circuit, California 15th April
4 22px-Flag of San Marino.svg-1-.png San Marino Grand Prix Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola 29th April
5 22px-Flag of Spain.svg-1-.png Spanish Grand Prix Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona 13th May
6 22px-Flag of Monaco.svg-1-.png Monaco Grand Prix Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo 27th May
7 22px-Flag of Canada.svg-1-.png Canadian Grand Prix Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal 10th June
8 22px-Flag of Austria.svg-1-.png Austrian Grand Prix Red Bull Ring, Spielberg 24th June
9 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png British Grand Prix Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone 8th July
10 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1-.png German Grand Prix Hockenheimring, Hockenheim 22nd July
11 22px-Flag of Hungary.svg-1-.png Hungarian Grand Prix Hungaroring, Budapest 29th July
12 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil).svg.png Belgian Grand Prix Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Stavelot 2nd September
13 22px-Flag of Italy.svg-1-.png Italian Grand Prix Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza 9th September
14 22px-Flag of Singapore.svg-1-.png Singapore Grand Prix Marina Bay Street Circuit, Marina Bay 23rd September
15 22px-Flag of Japan.svg-1-.png Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka International Racing Course, Suzuka 7th October
16 22px-Flag of the United States.svg-1-.png United States East Grand Prix Road America, Elkhart Lake 21st October
17 22px-Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg-1-.png Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Marina 4th November

Testing Calendar

Test Date Country Circuit Fastest Driver (Team)
Pre Season
1 4th February 22px-Flag of Spain.svg-1-.png Spain Motorland Aragon 22px-Flag of Finland.svg-1-.png Valtteri Bottas (Tornado)
5th February 22px-Flag of Finland.svg-1-.png Valtteri Bottas (Tornado)
2 17th February 22px-Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg-1-.png Dubai Dubai Autodrome 22px-Flag of Finland.svg-1-.png Valtteri Bottas (Tornado)
18th February 22px-Flag of France.svg-1-.png Tom Dillmann (Ajay Motorsports)
3 25th February 22px-Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg-1-.png Abu Dhabi Yas Marina Circuit 22px-Flag of Finland.svg-1-.png Valtteri Bottas (Tornado)
26th February 22px-Flag of Finland.svg-1-.png Valtteri Bottas (Tornado)
4 3rd March 22px-Flag of Bahrain.svg-1-.png Bahrain Bahrain International Circuit 22px-Flag of Finland.svg-1-.png Valtteri Bottas (Tornado)
4th March 22px-Flag of Finland.svg-1-.png Valtteri Bottas (Tornado)
Mid Season
1 21st April 22px-Flag of France.svg-1-.png France Circuit Paul Ricard 22px-Flag of France.svg-1-.png Romain Grosjean (FJR)
22nd April 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1-.png Sebastian Vettel (Shake n' Bake)
2 17th June 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1-.png Germany Nürburgring 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1-.png Sebastian Vettel (Shake n' Bake)
18th June 22px-Flag of Poland.svg-1-.png Robert Kubica (AndrewF1)
3 11th September 22px-Flag of Italy.svg-1-.png Italy Autodromo Vallelunga Piero Taruffi 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1-.png Sebastian Vettel (Shake n' Bake)
12th September 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1-.png Sebastian Vettel (Shake n' Bake)

Results and Standings

Grands Prix

Round Grand Prix Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Constructor
1 22px-Flag of Australia.svg-1-.png Australian GP 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1-.png Nico Rosberg 22px-Flag of Poland.svg-1-.png Robert Kubica 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Lewis Hamilton 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Tornado Ferrari
2 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1-.png Brazilian GP 22px-Flag of Spain.svg-1-.png Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of Finland.svg-1-.png Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1-.png Nico Rosberg 22px-Flag of Scotland.svg.png SCM Ferrari
3 22px-Flag of the United States.svg-1-.png US GP West 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1-.png Nico Rosberg 22px-Flag of France.svg-1-.png Romain Grosjean 22px-Flag of Finland.svg-1-.png Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png FJR Honda
4 22px-Flag of San Marino.svg-1-.png San Marino GP 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1-.png Nico Rosberg 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Lewis Hamilton 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1-.png Nico Rosberg 22px-Flag of Scotland.svg.png SCM Ferrari
5 22px-Flag of Spain.svg-1-.png Spanish GP 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1-.png Nico Rosberg 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Lewis Hamilton 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Lewis Hamilton 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Tornado Ferrari
6 22px-Flag of Monaco.svg-1-.png Monaco GP 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1-.png Nico Rosberg 22px-Flag of Australia.svg-1-.png Daniel Ricciardo 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1-.png Bruno Senna 22px-Flag of Denmark.svg-1-.png Pedersen BMW
7 22px-Flag of Canada.svg-1-.png Canadian GP 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1-.png Nico Rosberg 22px-Flag of Spain.svg-1-.png Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Lewis Hamilton 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Tornado Ferrari
8 22px-Flag of Austria.svg-1-.png Austrian GP 22px-Flag of Spain.svg-1-.png Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Lewis Hamilton 22px-Flag of Spain.svg-1-.png Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Willows Mercedes
9 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png British GP 22px-Flag of Australia.svg-1-.png Daniel Ricciardo 22px-Flag of Spain.svg-1-.png Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of Australia.svg-1-.png Daniel Ricciardo 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Tornado Ferrari
10 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1-.png German GP 22px-Flag of Spain.svg-1-.png Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of Finland.svg-1-.png Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of Spain.svg-1-.png Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Willows Mercedes
11 22px-Flag of Hungary.svg-1-.png Hungarian GP 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1-.png Nico Rosberg 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Lewis Hamilton 22px-Flag of Australia.svg-1-.png Daniel Ricciardo 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Tornado Ferrari
12 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil).svg.png Belgian GP 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Lewis Hamilton 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1-.png Nico Rosberg 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1-.png Nico Rosberg 22px-Flag of Scotland.svg.png SCM Ferrari
13 22px-Flag of Italy.svg-1-.png Italian GP 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1-.png Nico Rosberg 22px-Flag of Spain.svg-1-.png Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Lewis Hamilton 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Tornado Ferrari
14 22px-Flag of Singapore.svg-1-.png Singapore GP 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1-.png Nico Rosberg 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Lewis Hamilton 22px-Flag of Spain.svg-1-.png Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Willows Mercedes
15 22px-Flag of Japan.svg-1-.png Japanese GP 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1-.png Nico Rosberg 22px-Flag of Spain.svg-1-.png Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Lewis Hamilton 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Tornado Ferrari
16 22px-Flag of the United States.svg-1-.png US GP East 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1-.png Nico Rosberg 22px-Flag of Spain.svg-1-.png Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of Spain.svg-1-.png Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Willows Mercedes
17 22px-Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg-1-.png Abu Dhabi GP 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1-.png Nico Rosberg 22px-Flag of Spain.svg-1-.png Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of Spain.svg-1-.png Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Willows Mercedes

Championship standings

Scoring system

Points are awarded to the top 8 classified finishers in race.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th 
Points 12 8 6 5 4 3 2 1

Drivers Championship

Pos. Drivers AUS BRA USW SMR ESP MCO CAN AUT GBR GER HUN BEL ITA SGP JPN USE ABU PTS.
1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Lewis Hamilton 1 3 Ret Ret 1 Ret 1 2 2 4 Ret 2 1 3 1 2 2 117
2 22px-Flag of Australia.svg-1-.png Daniel Ricciardo 4 13 11 9 2 Ret Ret 5 1 2 1 3 2 Ret 2 3 4 82
3 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1-.png Nico Rosberg 2 1 2 1 Ret Ret Ret 3 3 Ret Ret 1 3 Ret Ret 4 3 81
4 22px-Flag of Spain.svg-1-.png Fernando Alonso 16* 8 Ret 2 10 Ret 4 1 Ret 1 Ret Ret Ret 1 3 1 1 80
5 22px-Flag of France.svg-1-.png Romain Grosjean Ret 7 4 5 7 3 3 Ret 4 5 2 7 6 4 Ret 7 Ret 54
6 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1-.png Lucas di Grassi 9 9 Ret Ret 16 2 5 6 7 3 4 4 Ret 2 4 6 Ret 49
7 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1-.png Sebastian Vettel 3 4 3 4 Ret Ret 2 8 8 Ret 5 Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret 38
8 22px-Flag of Venezuela.svg-1-.png Pastor Maldonado 15 5 14* 6 Ret Ret Ret 4 Ret Ret 3 8 4 Ret 5 5 15* 32
9 22px-Flag of Finland.svg-1-.png Kimi Räikkönen Ret Ret 1 Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret 5 6 Ret 5 10 5 9 9 Ret 28
10 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1-.png Bruno Senna Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret 1 Ret 9 11 14* 8 10 5 Ret 8 8 5 25
11 22px-Flag of Japan.svg-1-.png Kamui Kobayashi 11 11 5 3 Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret Ret 6 8 6 6 Ret Ret 22
12 22px-Flag of Poland.svg-1-.png Robert Kubica 5 2 12 13 3 Ret Ret 16 12 10 6 13 9 9 15 Ret Ret 21
13 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1-.png Adrian Sutil 10 6 8 15 5 6 6 18 6 9 Ret 9 12 12 14 12 8 18
14 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1-.png Nico Hülkenberg Ret 19 7 19 4 Ret 8 14 Ret 8 Ret 17 13 Ret 13 15 13 9
15 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Sam Bird 7 17 13 12 17 8 11* 10 15 7 10 18 11 7 Ret Ret 7 9
16 22px-Flag of Australia.svg-1-.png Mark Webber 6 12 Ret 18 12 4 Ret 11 10 11 12 12 16 Ret Ret 16 11 8
17 22px-Flag of Mexico.svg-1-.png Sergio Pérez Ret 18 6 11 9 Ret Ret Ret 16* Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret 10 10 6 8
18 22px-Flag of Spain.svg-1-.png Jaime Alguersuari 13 15 Ret 17 11 5 Ret 13 13 4
19 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Jenson Button 8 10 9 10 6 Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret 15 14 4
20 22px-Flag of France.svg-1-.png Jean-Éric Vergne 14 20* 10 16 14 7 7 12 9 12 11 14 Ret 10 16 13 9 4
21 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1-.png Nick Heidfeld 13 7 19 Ret 14 17 18 12 2
22 20px-Flag of Switzerland.svg-1-.png Sébastien Buemi 12 16 Ret 8 15 Ret Ret 15 14 Ret 9 16 15 11 11 14 10 1
23 22px-Flag of Canada.svg-1-.png Robert Wickens 17 14 Ret 14 13 Ret 9 17 Ret Ret Ret 11 17 8 12 11 Ret 1
24 22px-Flag of France.svg-1-.png Tom Dillmann 13 18 17 14 0

*Retired from the race but classified as more than 90% race distance had been covered.

Teams Championship

Pos. Teams No. AUS BRA USW SMR ESP MCO CAN AUT GBR GER HUN BEL ITA SGP JPN USE ABU PTS.
1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Tornado Ferrari 5 1 3 Ret Ret 1 Ret 1 2 2 4 Ret 2 1 3 1 2 2 199
6 4 13 11 9 2 Ret Ret 5 1 2 1 3 2 Ret 2 3 4
2 22px-Flag of Scotland.svg.png SC Motorschhh Ferrari 22 2 1 2 1 Ret Ret Ret 3 3 Ret Ret 1 3 Ret Ret 4 3 130
23 9 9 Ret Ret 16 2 5 6 7 3 4 4 Ret 2 4 6 Ret
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Willows Racing Mercedes 1 16* 8 Ret 2 10 Ret 4 1 Ret 1 Ret Ret Ret 1 3 1 1 112
2 15 5 14* 6 Ret Ret Ret 4 Ret Ret 3 8 4 Ret 5 5 15*
4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png FJR Honda 11 Ret Ret 1 Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret 5 6 Ret 5 10 5 9 9 Ret 82
12 Ret 7 4 5 7 3 3 Ret 4 5 2 7 6 4 Ret 7 Ret
5 22px-Flag of Denmark.svg-1-.png Pedersen BMW 3 11 11 5 3 Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret Ret 6 8 6 6 Ret Ret 47
4 Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret 1 Ret 9 11 14 8 10 5 Ret 8 8 5
6 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Shake n Bake Honda 7 3 4 3 4 Ret Ret 2 8 8 Ret 5 Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret 46
8 Ret 18 6 11 9 Ret Ret Ret 16 Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret 10 10 6
7 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png AndrewF1 Renault 16 16 6 8 15 5 6 7 18 6 9 Ret 9 12 12 14 12 8 39
17 5 2 12 13 3 Ret Ret 16 12 10 6 13 9 9 15 Ret Ret
8 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Mitchell Toyota 9 Ret 19 7 19 4 Ret 8 14 Ret 8 Ret 17 13 Ret 13 15 13 15
10 13 15 Ret 17 11 5 Ret 13 13
13 7 19 Ret 14 17 18 12
9 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Ajay Motorsports Cosworth 14 6 12 Ret 18 12 4 Ret 11 10 11 12 12 16 Ret Ret 16 11 12
15 8 10 9 10 6 Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret 15 14
13 18 17 14
10 22px-Flag of Ireland.svg-1-.png Horizon Honda 20 7 17 13 12 17 8 11* 10 15 7 10 18 11 7 Ret Ret 7 10
21 17 14 15 14 13 Ret 9 17 Ret Ret Ret 11 17 8 12 11 Ret
11 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png GR Motorsports Renault 18 12 16 Ret 8 15 Ret Ret 15 14 Ret 9 16 15 11 11 14 10 5
19 14 20* 10 16 14 7 7 12 9 12 11 14 Ret 9 16 13 9
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