2012 in motorsport

The following is an overview of the events of 2012 in motorsport including the major racing events, motorsport venues that were opened and closed during a year, championships and non-championship events that were established and disestablished in a year, and births and deaths of racing drivers and other motorsport people.

Years in motorsport

2012 in sports

Annual eventsEdit

The calendar includes only annual major non-championship events or annual events that had significance separate from the championship. For the dates of the championship events see related season articles.

Date Event Ref
1–15 January 34th Dakar Rally [1]
28–29 January 50th 24 Hours of Daytona [2]
27–28 February 54th Daytona 500 [3]
19–20 May 40th 24 Hours of Nurburgring [4]
27 May 70th Monaco Grand Prix [5]
27 May 96th Indianapolis 500 [6]
26 May-9 June 94th Isle of Man TT [7]
16–17 June 80th 24 Hours of Le Mans [8]
15 July 22nd Masters of Formula 3 [9]
28–29 July 64th 24 Hours of Spa [10]
29 July 35th Suzuka 8 Hours [11]
7 October 55th Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 [12]
18 November 59th Macau Grand Prix [13]
15–16 December 25th Race of Champions [14]

Disestablished championships/eventsEdit

Last race Championship Ref
30 September FIA Formula Two Championship [15]

DeathsEdit

Date Month Name Age Nationality Occupation Note Ref
28 February Anders Kulläng 68 Swedish Rally driver 1980 Swedish Rally winner. [16]
29 March Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins 81 American Drag racer
10 May Carroll Shelby 89 American Automotive designer and racing driver 24 Hours of Le Mans winner (1959). [17]
31 Paul Pietsch 100 German Racing driver The first German Formula One driver. [18]
3 June Roy Salvadori 90 British Racing driver 24 Hours of Le Mans winner (1959). [19]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fixtures / Results Dakar 2012 - Rally Raid". eurosport.com. Eurosport. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  2. ^ "2012 Rolex 24 at Daytona". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  3. ^ "2012 Daytona 500". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Freunde der Nordschleife - 2012". veedol-freunde-der-nordschleife.de. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  5. ^ "2012 Grand Prix of Monaco". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  6. ^ "2012 Indianapolis 500". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  7. ^ "TT 2012". iomtt.com. Isle of Man TT. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Le Mans Register - 2012". formula2.net. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  9. ^ "MASTERS OF FORMULA 3" (PDF). formel3guide.com (in German). Retrieved 30 April 2017.
  10. ^ "Spa 24 Hours 2012 - Racing Sports Cars". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  11. ^ "Suzuka 8 Hours 2012 results". Moto Racing JAPAN. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  12. ^ "2012 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  13. ^ "2012 Macau Grand Prix". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  14. ^ "2012 Thailand". roc.com. Retrieved 30 April 2017.
  15. ^ Elizalde, Pablo (6 December 2012). "MotorSport Vision cancels Formula 2 championship". Autosport. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  16. ^ "Anders Kulläng". ewrc-results.com. ewrc-results.com. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  17. ^ "Carroll Shelby". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  18. ^ "Paul Pietsch". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  19. ^ "Roy Salvadori". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 15 April 2018.

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