The Mercedes F1 W03 was the car which Mercedes Grand Prix competed in the 2012 Formula One season. It was driven by Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg.

At the Chinese Grand Prix, Nico Rosberg took Mercedes' first pole position and win since the 1955 Italian Grand Prix.

Schumacher originally achieved his first pole position at the Monaco Grand Prix, but due to a grid penalty following the incident with Williams' Bruno Senna at the previous race in Spain, he was demoted to sixth on the grid. At the European Grand Prix, Schumacher finished third behind Lotus' Kimi Räikkönen (in second) and race winner Fernando Alonso of Ferrari.

Mercedes did not achieve any more podiums after the European Grand Prix, and at the second half of the season, Mercedes did not pick up a decent amount of points, having a streak of five races without a single points finish. Despite a seventh place from Schumacher in his final race at the Brazilian Grand Prix, Mercedes ended up finishing fifth in the Constructors' Championship.

Schumacher retired at the end of the 2012 season to be replaced by McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton.


Race Victories[edit | edit source]

Year Event Driver Notes
2012 Chinese Grand Prix Germany Nico Rosberg Rosberg's first Formula One win

Complete Formula One Results[edit | edit source]

Complete Formula One Results
Year Driver Tyre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
2012 Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of China.svg Flag of Bahrain.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of Europe.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Singapore.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of South Korea.svg Flag of India.svg Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Brazil.svg
Germany Schumacher P Ret 10th Ret 10th Ret Ret Ret 3rd 7th 7th Ret 7th 6th Ret 11th 13th 22nd 11th 16th 7th
Germany Rosberg 12th 13th 1st 5th 7th 2nd 6th 6th 15th 10th 10th 11th 7th 5th Ret Ret 11th Ret 13th 15th

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V T E Mercedes AMG Petronas GP.png Mercedes Grand Prix
Current drivers
44. United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton · 77. Finland Valtteri Bottas
World Champions
Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio (1954, 1955) · United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton (2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019) · Germany Nico Rosberg (2016)
Former Drivers
Michael Schumacher · Juan Manuel Fangio · Nico Rosberg · Hans Herrmann · Karl Kling · Stirling Moss · André Simon · Piero Taruffi · Hermann Lang
Personnel
Nick Fry · Bob Bell · Aldo Costa · Toto Wolff
Former Personnel
Norbert Haug · Alfred Neubauer · Max Sailer · Rudolf Uhlenhaut · Paddy Lowe
Cars
W154 · W196 · W01 · W02 · W03 · W04 · W05 · W06 · W07 · W08 · W09 · W10 · W11 · W12
V T E 2012 Formula One Season
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
See also 2011 Formula One Season | 2013 Formula One Season | Bahrain GP protests | Category
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