Raikkonen wins Abu Dhabi GP
(AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
By MICHAEL CASEY
AP Sports Writer
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday, grabbing his first victory since returning to Formula One this year in an incident-packed race that throws open the drivers' championship with two races remaining.
The 2007 champion overtook Red Bull's Mark Webber at the start to move into second and took over the lead on the 20th lap when McLaren's Lewis Hamilton retired due to an electrical problem. Raikkonen held off a charging Fernando Alonso of Ferrari who finished second. Two-time defending champion Sebastian Vettel, who clawed his way back from last to finish third, saw his drivers' champions lead over Alonso cut to 10 points.
Vettel now leads the drivers' championship with 255 points followed by Alonso on 245. Raikkonen is third with 198.
Updated November 4, 2012