2012 Chinese Grand Prix Thursday pictures

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Pictures from the paddock on Thursday in China.

Today HRT officially presented their new devevelopment driver, Qinghua Ma.

Meanwhile Sauber have new sponsorship from Visit Mexico, whose branding will appear on their rear wing, nose cones and on the drivers’ overalls.

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20 comments on “2012 Chinese Grand Prix Thursday pictures”

  1. Probably a good job by HRT to have their pictures up early and grab some attention for their Chinese signing.
    So far it looks as if its largely dry on track, lets see what the weekend brings.

  2. I wonder which finger did they have in mind.

  3. Finger boy??? Surely something has been lost in translation here?!

  4. Well, fingerboy doesn’t look his old happy fingering self, if you look at the last picture…

    1. @verstappen It’s Obama’s “not bad” face :)

    2. “happy fingering self”… chortle

  5. I think someone needs to tell Qinghua Ma what a camera is. He clearly has no idea.

    1. Why do you say that? o.0

      1. He kind of looks at/away from the camera as if it’s a gun.

    2. FlyingLobster27
      12th April 2012, 19:24

      Meanwhile, in the garage, PdlR has asked Dani to help him find his pipe.

  6. Kimi is smiling, that picture must be worth a fortune

    1. Probably just wind

  7. Sauber had some Mexico sponsorship last year. Here’s a picture from this website at last year’s Chinese GP: https://www.racefans.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/pere_saub_shan_2011-1.jpg

    1. @alexf1man They did, but they didn’t have it for the first two races of this year.

      I remember Team Mexico running something similar when Perez drove for them in A1 Grand Prix as well.

      1. @keithcollantine Could this realistically have anything to do with his result in Malaysia? Would sponsors likely react so quick?

  8. This has got to be one of the best photos of a driver in an interview I’ve ever seen. Did anyone else notice it?

    1. That photographer deserves a medal.

  9. Hope to see me more images of Vettel like in the last pic!!

  10. Always nice to see Kimi smiling. Hopefully it’s a sign that he’s enjoying himself at Lotus.

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