Another fantastic grand prix in 2012 finished with a podium that no one would have predicted, Ferrari on the top step with the ever-brilliant Fernando Alonso, only just edging out Sergio Perez who enjoyed a hugely impressive run to 2nd place.  Lewis Hamilton took 3rd again after another difficult Sunday.

Vettel and Button both had a disaster of a race, due to collisions with the Hispania of Narain Karthikeyan – sloppy effort from them.  Speaking of which, Felipe Massa did little to dispel his critics with a race where he could make no impression on the top 10, let alone the podium, finishing 15th.

We’ll have more reaction the race and our driver of the day shortly, for now here are the provisional results.

1Fernando AlonsoFerrari
2Sergio Peu008erezSauber/Ferrari2.263
3Lewis HamiltonMcLaren/Mercedes14.591
4Mark WebberRed Bull/Renault17.688
5Kimi Rau008aikkou009anenLotus/Renault29.456
6Bruno SennaWilliams/Renault37.667
7Paul Di RestaForce India/Mercedes44.412
8Jean-Eric VergneToro Rosso/Ferrari46.985
9Nico Huu009flkenbergForce India/Mercedes47.892
11Sebastian VettelRed Bull/Renault1'15.527
12Daniel RicciardoToro Rosso/Ferrari1'16.828
13Nico RosbergMercedes1'18.593
14Jenson ButtonMcLaren/Mercedes1'19.719
15Felipe MassaFerrari1'37.319
16Vitaly PetrovCaterham/Renault1 Lap
17Timo GlockMarussia/Cosworth1 Lap
18H.KovalainenCaterham/Renault1 Lap
19Pastor MaldonadoWilliams/Renault2 Laps
20Charles PicMarussia/Cosworth2 Laps
21N.KarthikeyanHRT/Cosworth2 Laps
22Pedro de la RosaHRT/Cosworth2 Laps
-16Kamui KobayashiSauber/FerrariRetirement
-17Romain GrosjeanLotus/RenaultSpun off
Alonso raced to victory today, just keeping ahead of Perez - credit: Octane Photos