F1USGP ADVANCE: ABU DHABI SETS UP TITLE THRILLER WITH AUSTIN NEXT STOP ON ROAD TO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
A stunning race in Abu Dhabi has returned Kimi Raikkonen to the winners’ list and guaranteed a thrilling title fight when the Circuit of The Americas™ stages the penultimate round of the 2012 FIA Formula 1™ World Championship Nov. 16-18. Raikkonen, 33, won the 55-lap race for the Lotus F1 Team, his first Formula 1 victory since Belgium in 2009. The win is also the 19th of his career, which he resumed at the start of this season after a two-year break from Grand Prix racing. Paradoxically, the Abu Dhabi race also ended the Finn’s slim chances of winning a second title to add to the one he claimed in 2007 with Ferrari. With Fernando Alonso second and Sebastian Vettel third in Abu Dhabi, they are now the only two drivers who can take the 2012 crown.