Formula 1 season 2012 will be started in less than a month. As usual, the first race will take place in Australia. Sebastian Vettel will try to retain his 2011 crown. He will compete with 5 other former champions, Fernando Alonso with his Ferrari, Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton on their McLaren, Michael Schumacher on his Mercedes and the Iceman, Kimi Raikkonen, now with Lotus. And with surprising pre-season test results in Barcelona this week, Vettel won’t have an easy season like last year.
Every teams has improved their cars, and will make all drivers become a strong contender to Vettel. Even though those 6 F1 Champions are still in favour to win F1 2012 trophy. And there are interesting facts I found when adding a new F1 race winners in this spreadsheet. The previous five drivers who become the pole sitter at Australian GP for the past five years were crowned as F1 champions by the end of those seasons, as you can see in table below.
|Year||Pole Position||Winner||F1 Champion|
|2011||Sebastian Vettel||Sebastian Vettel||Sebastian Vettel|
|2010||Sebastian Vettel||Jenson Button||Sebastian Vettel|
|2009||Jenson Button||Jenson Button||Jenson Button|
|2008||Lewis Hamilton||Lewis Hamilton||Lewis Hamilton|
|2007||Kimi Raikkonen||Kimi Raikkonen||Kimi Raikkonen|
Interesting, isn’t it? Will the driver who get the pole position in this Australian GP crowned as F1 Champion by the end of 2012 season ? We’ll see.
Honestly, when I created the new spreadsheet for F1 2011 Calendar, I have put 20 races in it. But, after Bahrain GP was cancelled, I had to re-create the schedule to accommodate 19 races instead of 20 races. So, this year, I don’t have to do some adjustments in excel formulas. I just modified the drivers (7 drivers, Rubens Barrichello, Adrian Sutil, Sebastian Buemi, Jaime Alguersuari, Jarno Trulli, Vitantonio Liuzzi, Jerome d’Ambrosio are out, and Kimi Raikkonen, Romain Grosjean, Nico Hulkenberg, Daniel Ricciardo, Jean-Eric Vergne, Pedro de la Rosa, Charles are in), the teams (Lotus-Cosworth to Caterham, Virgin-Cosworth to Marussia), and re-order GP races (Turkey GP is out and replaced by Bahrain GP, USA GP is in as the new race at 19th order, and Brazil GP will close the 2012 season).
Since there is no major changes, you can follow the same guidance as the previous 2011 templates here.
OK guys. Download the file below and send me some feedback if you found some errors or false information. It needs Microsoft Excel 2007/2010 to make all the functions running well.
2012 Formula 1 Calendar and Championship Tracker V1.6 (366.0 KiB, 4,696 hits)
The worksheet with main formula in this spreadsheet is password-protected. But, if you are kind enough to send me 5 bucks, I will send you the unlocked one where you can learn the formula and how it works. Or, in the other words, if you are kind enough to donate me 5 dollar, I will send you the unlocked one as my gratitude >:D<.