After Sebastian Vettel’s dominant run to his fourth consecutive victory in India one week earlier, it was refreshing to see a different driver on the top step of the podium as the 2012 season moved to the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.
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The race weekend was an eventful one, largely due to the dramatic qualifying session that saw championship leader Vettel excluded from qualifying and sent to the back of the grid.
Lewis Hamilton topped the first and third practice sessions in preparation for Sunday’s day-to-night race. Vettel was fastest in the second session but wouldn’t feature at the front of the grid after Saturday’s qualifying hour.
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