Williams, Shanghai, 2012

2012 Chinese Grand Prix in pictures

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An exciting Chinese Grand Prix was won by Nico Rosberg, with Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton completing the podium.

Here’s a selection of pictures from today’s race.

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11 comments on “2012 Chinese Grand Prix in pictures”

  1. Nice to see the Chinese fans supporting what is probably their ‘home’ driver (as far as geographical borders go) in the shape of Vitaly Petrov. My Russian isn’t great, I wonder what the banner says?

    1. Looks like they are asking for his autograph.

    2. My school Russian 30 years ago :-) says that it says:
      Vitalyi Aleksandrovich!
      Score a “ten” and give us an autograph?

  2. Don’t tell me there are NO pictures of Mark Webber’s wheelie? If there is, I’d happily wait. *waitingwaitingwaiting*

  3. Jim (@vortexgenerator)
    15th April 2012, 20:06

    Ahem…

    1. Fantastic gif image! :P

  4. Watching webbers wheelie- I really thought “oh no!! He’s going to do it again!!”. Remembering valencia and his days with mercedes tin tops!!

    Kieth – Was it only the diffuser that kept him grounded??

    1. @brooksy007

      Webber said he lifted the throttle, which would have decreased the speed of the rear wheels and prevented the momentum from flipping the car.

      1. @ pj

        Thanks for the info buddy! Been looking everywhere for some sort of explanation of what happened – much appreciated!!

  5. im surprised Webber’s Steering wheel didn’t snap like V.Petrov’s last year in Malaysia…Anyways Fantastic drive by Nico…very well deserved 1st win. Congrats Mate!! all the way from NYC.

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