2011 Chinese Grand Prix: complete race weekend review

2011 Chinese Grand Prix

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Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Shanghai, 2011

Find all the F1 Fanatic Chinese Grand Prix coverage in one place below.

From Friday practice to the post-race review plus all the pictures and analysis.

Race results and reaction

2011 Chinese Grand Prix review – Hamilton beats Vettel to Chinese Grand Prix victory

Hamilton: Qualifying strategy key to win – “My new option tyres seemed to last a little bit longer than the guys in front.”

Vettel reveals KERS and radio problems – “I asked a lot of questions but didn’t get any answers.”

2011 Chinese Grand Prix result – Hamilton leads home Vettel and Webber

2011 Chinese Grand Prix championship points – Vettel stays ahead in drivers’ championship

Race analysis

Who was the best driver of the Chinese GP weekend? – Vote for the driver who impressed you the most

Rate the race: 2011 Chinese Grand Prix – Your view on the Chinese Grand Prix

How Webber climbed from 18th to third – Webber slipped to 20th at the start but recovered to finish on the podium

2011 Chinese Grand Prix stats and facts – Williams make their worst start to a season for over 30 years. Plus a new record for most finishers in an F1 race

Detailed analysis of every team and driver in the Chinese Grand Prix

Red Bull – Poor qualifying gives strategy advantage to Webber
McLaren – Button’s pit mistakes almost cost Hamilton
Ferrari – Montezemolo demands reaction after poor result
Mercedes – Rosberg beats Ferraris despite fuel worries
Renault – Points salvaged after poor qualifying
Williams – First finish of 2011 but no points
Force India – Di Resta stays in front of Sutil
Sauber – Two penalties in one race for Perez
Toro Rosso – Both cars in Q3 but no points
Lotus – Kovalainen joins in midfield battle
HRT – Liuzzi beats Karthikeyan despite penalty
Virgin – D’Ambrosio beats three-stopping Glock


Chinese Grand Prix qualifying report – Vettel on pole again but Webber slumps to 18th

Webber knocked out in Q1 on "frustrating day" – Red Bull driver starts 18th on the grid

Alonso: "The situation is now even more difficult" – Ferrari out-qualified by Mercedes

Button: no answer for Red Bull’s "phenomenal" pace – Button almost eight-tenths of a second slower than Vettel in qualifying

Renault expect points despite qualifying problems – Petrov’s engine failure in qualifying leaves him tenth and Heidfeld 16th

Chinese Grand Prix grid – Vettel keeps up his 100% record of pole positions in 2011

Chinese Grand Prix qualifying analysis – All the data from qualifying including sector times and which team mates did the best

Chinese Grand Prix pre-race analysis – Webber needs to limit damage as Vettel eyes five-in-a-row


First practice result – Red Bull two seconds ahead in first practice

First practice analysis – Detailed data on the first practice session

Second practice result – Vettel stays on top in Shanghai

Second practice analysis – Vettel still has race stint advantage over Webber

Third practice result – Vettel makes it three out of three in final practice

Season statistics

Review the year so far in statistics here:

Find coverage of every race this season here: F1 2011 Season

How can we improve our coverage?

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6 comments on “2011 Chinese Grand Prix: complete race weekend review”

  1. We don’t need rain to have a great race day.

    1. +1. That sentiment has always annoyed me.

      1. And I’m happy to prove it wrong finally.

  2. 3 weeks is a long break :(

  3. Keith – your coverage is always fantastic, but this one seemed that much better

  4. Good job you’ve decided not to tally the number of overtakes from the races this season. You’d be counting till the Turkish GP if you were!

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