With four races down and a visit to each type of track now complete (except for road courses), it's time to start speaking of the season as a whole.
It already has had some ups and downs. This article will focus on the downs that should have been up, so to speak.
It is not too late in the season for any drivers to reverse their performance or bad luck, but they need to right the ship quickly in order not to fall too far behind in points.
Not all of the items on this list are about the drivers. Some are related to events off the race track.
Here are 15 moments from the 2012 season that disappointed.