It might have been a bad day for Ferrari in Shanghai but Felipe Massa’s form gives them cause for optimism. Find out why in the breakdown of the race statistics.
There have been 806 rounds of the F1 world championship – and yesterday Red Bull became only the 34th team to win a race. All the stats from China below including a first for Lewis Hamilton, a career best for Mark Webber, and Nick Heidfeld on the verge of a new record.
Here’s a selection of dramatic pictures of the rain-lashed Chinese Grand Prix – including some excellent photographs of the victorious Red Bull team celebrating their maiden win.
Sebastian Vettel’s second Grand Prix win had a touch of deja vu about it – he started from pole position but the wet race started behind the safety car.
It was a repeat of last year’s Monaco Grand Prix for Adrian Sutil as he came within a few laps of scoring Force India’s first ever point. But this time instead of being shunted out of the race by Kimi Raikkonen, Sutil was the cause of his own undoing – crashing out heavily at turn … Continue reading Sutil crash costs Force India first point
Ferrari are having their worst start to an F1 season since 1981 as Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa failed to score for the third race in a row. The defending constructors’ champions reacted to their non-scores in Australia and Malaysia by shifting Luca Baldisserri off the pitwall and promoting Chris Dyer in his place. They … Continue reading Ferrari’s nightmare season continues
Another rain-affected race, but how much did you enjoy this one? Rate the Chinese Grand Prix out of ten:
Drivers’ championship Jenson Button 21 Rubens Barrichello 15 Timo Glock 10 Sebastian Vettel 10 Mark Webber 9.5 Jarno Trulli 8.5 Fernando Alonso 4 Nick Heidfeld 4 Lewis Hamilton 4 Heikki Kovalainen 4 Nico Rosberg 3.5 Constructors’ championship Brawn 36 Red Bull 19.5 Toyota 18.5 McLaren 8 BMW 4 Renault 4 Toro Rosso 4 Williams 3.5
1. Sebastian Vettel 2. Mark Webber 3. Jenson Button 4. Rubens Barrichello 5. Heikki Kovalainen 6. Lewis Hamilton 7. Timo Glock 8. Sebastien Buemi 9. Fernando Alonso 10. Kimi Raikkonen 11. Sebastien Bourdais 12. Nick Heidfeld 13. Robert Kubica 14. Giancarlo Fisichella 15. Nico Rosberg 16. Nelson Piquet Jnr 17. Adrian Sutil Did not finish … Continue reading Chinese Grand Prix results
Sebastian Vettel has scored his second career win – and given Red Bull their first Formula 1 victory. Just as he did for Toro Rosso at Monza last year, Vettel gave the team their first pole position yesterday and was rarely headed in the wet race. Team mate Mark Webber took second, handing Red Bull … Continue reading Vettel scores Red Bull’s maiden win
Review the Chinese Grand Prix live blog below.
The top six drivers on the grid for tomorrow’s Chinese Grand Prix are taking radically different approaches on strategy. The lead trio of Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber are light on fuel and will probably start on the super-soft tyre. Behind them Rubens Barrichello, Jenson Button and Jarno Trulli are fuelled to go … Continue reading Chinese GP: thoughts on the start
The gigantic Shanghai International Circuit dwarfs the F1 cars and provides an unusual backdrop to the action. Here’s a selection of pictures from qualifying.
The original Chinese Grand Prix weather forecast suggested a small chance of rain during the race on Sunday. But as the race gets closer that prediction has been revised and it is now quite likely the track will see some rain tomorrow, potentially during the race – although nothing like as much as we saw … Continue reading Chinese GP weather update: rain forecast
Sebastian Vettel took the second pole position of his career – and Red Bull’s first – using just a single lap in Q2 and Q3 to deliver a perfect performance. Fernando Alonso surprised by grabbing second ahead of Mark Webber as Renault-engined cars locked out the top three – bumping back the Brawn duo of … Continue reading Super-cool Vettel takes second pole in China (Chinese Grand Prix qualifying)
Here’s the grid for the Chinese Grand Prix. The weights of each of the cars will be announced in a few hours’ time. 1. Sebastian Vettel 1’36.184 2. Fernando Alonso 1’36.381 3. Mark Webber 1’36.456 4. Rubens Barrichello 1’36.493 5. Jenson Button 1’36.532 6. Jarno Trulli 1’36.835 7. Nico Rosberg 1’37.397 8. Kimi Raikkonen 1’38.089 … Continue reading Chinese Grand Prix grid
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Review the live blog for the first free practice session for the Chinese Grand Prix below…