The final race for us may not have been quite as exciting as the real thing in Brazil, but the jockeying for position between Laura, Paul, Todd, Andrew and Mark over the last few rounds has been more exciting than Vettel trying to lap Karthikeyan. In the end, Laura was able to retain the lead she took in Austin and, by virtue of her correct pick with Der Seb in 6th, she extended it by a single point to take the 2012 title by two marks over Paul, who also had an incredible run over the last few rounds. Andrews choice of Massa for 3rd helped him move past one time season leader Andrew for 4th in the standings, the only position change following Brazil. Tony’s pick of Alonso for 2nd was the only other right one this week, but it was not enough to overhaul Victoria for best of the rest.
Consistency, of course, was the key to the season as the top three staffers all made eighteen correct picks over the course of the season. Todd, Paul and Mark each had five winning picks while our winner, Laura, had six. Victoria had both the fewest correct picks with nine and only one winning choice, yet she still managed to stay out of the bottom two. Even though Vettel took the actual WDC this year, Hamilton took the most wins for staffers with fifteen, just one clear of Sebastien. Button, Webber and Alonso, oddly enough, only took one staff win each.
And with that, another F1B Staff World Championship comes to an end. Many congratulations to Laura, all contenders in the Top Five who kept it interesting throughout the season and to the HRTs, Marussias and Caterhams of the world who struggled through year number two of the F1B Staff World Championship!