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Formula One in 2012

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Formula One in 2012
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The 2012 Formula One season gets under way in Melbourne, Australia, this weekend with the first of a record-breaking 20 Grands Prix. Sebastian Vettel is keen to become only the third driver ever to win three titles in a row, but there are five former champions on the grid vying to stop him. Russian racer Vitaly Petrov has moved to the Caterham team for his third season in the sport.

The 2012 Formula One season gets under way in Melbourne, Australia, this weekend with the first of a record-breaking 20 Grands Prix. Sebastian Vettel is keen to become only the third driver ever to win three titles in a row, but there are five former champions on the grid vying to stop him. Russian racer Vitaly Petrov has moved to the Caterham team for his third season in the sport.