Sun, 04 Nov 2012 20:45:00 GMT | By AFP

Kimi Raikkonen wins Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Abu Dhabi: Kimi Raikkonen won a thrilling Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for Lotus here on Sunday with Fernando Alonso of Ferrari taking second and Sebastian Vettel a remarkable third after setting off from the back of the grid.


Kimi Raikkonen wins Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (© Reuters)

Red Bull ace Vettel, seeking to become the youngest ever triple champion, now leads the drivers standings by 10 points from Alonso with only two races remaining.

Raikkonen's win was his first since the 2009 Belgian GP while the Lotus name was making its first appearance on the top of the podium since the late Ayrton Senna's victory in the 1987 United States GP.

Pole sitter Lewis Hamilton was out in front and in control until his McLaren lost all power and came to a halt on lap 20.

MSN Mobile Sports
Read about the Buddh International Circuit