2012 Chinese Grand Prix qualifying in pictures

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Chinese Grand Prix qualifying saw Nico Rosberg take his first pole position for Mercedes.

Here’s pictures from today’s qualifying session and final practice.

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Keith Collantine
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10 comments on “2012 Chinese Grand Prix qualifying in pictures”

  1. Nico Rosberg is my new wallpaper. I just love that livery.

    1. @AndrewTanner Have to disagree there! It’s my least favourite this year alongside probably Marussia. And even if they had the best livery in the world, that stepped nose is too ugly! Last year’s Mercedes was alright, but this year’s is a disaster in my opinion. :-P

      1. I like how the turquoise blends with the silver @damonsmedley 8)

        1. me too.

  2. Do the stands China seem even more empty this year? So many vacant seats!

    1. @eastman looks fairly normal for quali, it’s a big track so they get spread out a lot too.

  3. I love Schumi in that top 3 picture, looks like he’s having fun :D

  4. I think Schumi is finally having reasons to enjoy himself.. after all the criticism in the last 2 years, now he is back at the top. Just hope they can keep it up for the race.. the pics are BEAUTIFUL!! I love the Mercedes – probably, because I am a fan of that team, so i don’t care.. the picture of Schumi and Rosberg together is absolutely top!

  5. Hi Keith,

    Do all these pictures have their relevant copyright attached so that you can post them freely on the web? Or have you specifically attained the copyright for this website?

    I was wondering if I could use them for my own photography project. Thanks.

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