2012 F1 season

The 2012 Formula One (F1) season starts soon, so here’s a round up of the teams, drivers and races:

Red Bull Sebastian Vettel (SV) Mark Webber (MW)
McLaren Jenson Button (JB) Lewis Hamilton (LH)
Ferrari Fernando Alonso (FA) Felipe Massa (FM)
Mercedes Michael Schumacher (MS) Nico Rosberg (NR)
Lotus [in 2011 this was the Renault team Kimi Raikkonen (KR) Romain Grosjean (RG)
Force India Paul di Resta (PRe) Nico Hulkenberg (NH)
Sauber Sergio Perez (SP) Kamui Kobayashi (KK)
Toro Rosso Daniel Ricciardo (DR) Jean-Eric Vergne (JV)
Williams Pastor Maldonado (PM) Bruno Senna (BS)
Caterham [Lotus in 2011] Heikki Kovalainen (HK) Vitaly Petrov (VP)
HRT (Hispania Racing Team) Pedro de la Rosa (PRo) Narain Karthikeyan (NK)
Marussia [Virgin F1 in 2011] Timo Glock (TG) Charles Pic (CP)

(I’ve added the abbreviations that I use in my race notes)

BBC TV are not covering all the races live, so I wonder what TSN will do – I hope they find someone who actually understands F1 and not the usual stand-ins who only seem to understand Indy.

01 Australia (Melbourne) March 16-18 x (no live BBC coverage)
02 Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) March 23-25 x
03 China (Shanghai) April 13-15 y (Live on BBC TV)
04 Bahrain (Sakhir) April 20-22 x
05 Spain (Catalunya) May 11-13 y
06 Monaco (Monte Carlo) May 24-27 y
07 Canada (Montreal) June 08-10 x
08 Europe (Valencia) June 22-24 y
09 Great Britain (Silverstone) July 06-08 y
10 Germany (Hockenheim) July 20-22 x
11 Hungary (Budapest) July 27-29 x
12 Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps) August 31 – September 02 y
13 Italy (Monza) September 07-09 x
14 Singapore (Singapore) September 21-23 y
15 Japan (Suzuka) October 05-07 x
16 Korea (Yeongam) October 12-14 y
17 India (New Delhi) October 26-28 x
18 Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina) November 02-04 y
19 United States (Austin) November 16-18 x
20 Brazil (Sao Paulo) November 23-25 y