The Ferrari F2012 was the Formula One car designed by Ferrari for the 2012 Formula One season. Its drivers were Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa. The car was launched online on February 3, 2012. The launch was meant to take place at Maranello (Ferrari's headquarters), but snowy conditions prevented it. The car made its track début at the test in Jerez de la Frontera.

The car was powered by a Ferrari 2.4 litre V8 engine.

Design TeamEdit

Role Person
President Luca di Montezemolo
Chief executive officer Amedeo Felisa
Team principal Stefano Domenicali
Chassis director Pat Fry
Engine and electronic director Luca Marmorini
Production director Corrado Lanzone
Sporting director Massimo Rivola
Chief designer Nikolas Tombazis
Chief aerodynamicist Marco de Luca
Chief engineer Mattia Binotto


Ferrari F2012 Technical SpecificationsEdit

Component Specification
Chassis Carbon-fibre and honeycomb composite structure
Gearbox Ferrari longitudinal gearbox; Limited-slip differential; Semiautomatic sequential electronically controlled gearbox – quick shift
Number of gears Seven forward, one reverse
Brakes Brembo ventilated carbon-fibre disc brakes
Suspension Independent suspension, pull-rod activated torsion springs front and rear
Weight 640 kg (with water, lubricant and driver)
Wheels OZ, 13 inch (front and rear)

Ferrari 056 Technical SpecificationsEdit

Component Specification
Type Ferrari 056
Number of Cylinders 8
Engine placement Mid-mount
Engine configuration V
Bank angle 90°
Construction Cylinder block in sand cast aluminium
Number of valves 32; pneumatic distribution
Total displacement 2398 cc
Piston bore 98 mm
Weight Less than 95 kg
Injection and Ignition Electronic
Fuel Shell V-Power
Lubricant Shell Helix Ultra

Season reviewEdit

The F2012 had problems with its own handling in pre-season testing, understeering travelling into the curve and oversteering coming out of the curve.

Ferrari's 2012 season was a poor start at the Australian Grand Prix, with Alonso only managing 12th in qualifying and Massa 16th. Alonso finished 5th and Massa retired after colliding with Williams' Bruno Senna.

The Malaysian Grand Prix was the next round of the season. Alonso could only qualify 9th, while Massa qualified 13th. Starting from 8th on the grid, Alonso won the race by passing Sauber's Sergio Pérez for the lead.

In the European Grand Prix, both Ferraris had another poor qualifying effort, with Alonso qualifying 11th and Massa 14th. In the race, after Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull retired from the race with an alternator problem, Fernando Alonso led for the rest of the race, eventually winning the race from starting eleventh on the grid. Massa finished 16th, after being lapped by his teammate.

In the British Grand Prix, Alonso set the team's pole position for the first time since the 2010 Korean Grand Prix. However, he missed out on a victory to Red Bull's Mark Webber, finishing second in the race.

The season finale at Brazil was the last ever race Alonso needed to be World Champion of 2012. Unfortunately, Alonso lost the title to rival Sebastian Vettel, who finished the race in sixth and kept his Drivers' Championship position ahead of Alonso.


Round Race Driver Grid Race
1 Australian Grand Prix Fernando Alonso 12th 5th
Felipe Massa 16th Ret
2 Malaysian Grand Prix Fernando Alonso 8th 1st
Felipe Massa 12th 15th
3 Chinese Grand Prix Fernando Alonso 9th 9th
Felipe Massa 12th 13th
4 Bahrain Grand Prix Fernando Alonso 9th 7th
Felipe Massa 14th 9th
5 Spanish Grand Prix Fernando Alonso 2nd 2nd
Felipe Massa 16th 15th
6 Monaco Grand Prix Fernando Alonso 5th 3rd
Felipe Massa 7th 6th
7 Canadian Grand Prix Fernando Alonso 3rd 5th
Felipe Massa 6th 10th
8 European Grand Prix Fernando Alonso 11th 1st
Felipe Massa 13th 16th
9 British Grand Prix Fernando Alonso 1st 2nd
Felipe Massa 5th 4th
10 German Grand Prix Fernando Alonso 1st 1st
Felipe Massa 13th 12th
11 Hungarian Grand Prix Fernando Alonso 6th 5th
Felipe Massa 7th 9th
12 Belgian Grand Prix Fernando Alonso 5th Ret
Felipe Massa 14th 5th
13 Italian Grand Prix Fernando Alonso 10th 3rd
Felipe Massa 3rd 4th
14 Singapore Grand Prix Fernando Alonso 5th 3rd
Felipe Massa 13th 8th
15 Japanese Grand Prix Fernando Alonso 6th Ret
Felipe Massa 10th 2nd
16 Korean Grand Prix Fernando Alonso 4th 3rd
Felipe Massa 6th 4th
17 Indian Grand Prix Fernando Alonso 5th 2nd
Felipe Massa 6th 6th
18 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Fernando Alonso 6th 2nd
Felipe Massa 8th 7th
19 United States Grand Prix Fernando Alonso 7th 3rd
Felipe Massa 11th 4th
20 Brazilian Grand Prix Fernando Alonso 7th 2nd
Felipe Massa 5th 3rd


Complete Formula One ResultsEdit

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  1. Jones, Bruce (2012). The Official BBC SPORT Guide Formula One 2012. Carlton Books Limited. p. 19. ISBN 978-1-78097-031-8.
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Teams Red Bull | McLaren | Ferrari | Mercedes | Lotus | Force India | Sauber | Toro Rosso | Williams | Caterham | HRT | Marussia
Engines Renault | Mercedes | Ferrari | Cosworth
Race Drivers Vettel | 2 Webber | 3 Button | 4 Hamilton | 5 Alonso | 6 Massa | 7 Schumacher | 8 Rosberg | 9 Räikkönen | 10 Grosjean | 10 D'Ambrosio | 11 Di Resta | 12 Hülkenberg | 14 Kobayashi | 15 Pérez | 16 Ricciardo | 17 Vergne | 18 Maldonado | 19 Senna | 20 Kovalainen | 21 Petrov | 22 De la Rosa | 23 Karthikeyan | 24 Glock | 25 Pic
Other Drivers Buemi | Paffett | Turvey | Rigon | Bird | Bianchi | Daly | Gutiérrez | Bottas | Wolff | Van der Garde | Rossi | González | Clos | Luizzi | de Villota | Chilton
Cars RB8 | MP4-27 | F2012 | F1 W03 | E20 | VJM05 | C31 | STR7 | FW34 | CT01 | F112 | MR01
Tyres Pirelli
Races Australia | Malaysia | China | Bahrain | Spain | Monaco | Canada | Europe | Britain | Germany | Hungary | Belgium | Italy | Singapore | Japan | Korea | India | Abu Dhabi | United States | Brazil
Team Reports Red Bull | McLaren | Ferrari | Mercedes | Lotus | Force India | Sauber | Toro Rosso | Williams | Caterham | HRT | Marussia
Driver Reports Vettel | Webber | Button | Hamilton | Alonso | Massa | Schumacher | Rosberg | Räikkönen | Grosjean | di Resta | Hülkenberg | Kobayashi | Pérez | Ricciardo | Vergne | Maldonado | Senna | Kovalainen | Petrov | de la Rosa | Karthikeyan | Karthikeyan | Glock | Pic
Tests Jerez | Barcelona 1 | Barcelona 2 | Mugello | Young Driver
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