Chinese Grand Prix fastest laps

Rank Driver Car Fastest lap Deficit to fastest lap
1 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’42.061
2 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’42.358 0.297
3 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’42.609 0.548
4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’42.886 0.825
5 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’43.245 1.184
6 Robert Kubica Renault 1’43.630 1.569
7 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’43.755 1.694
8 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1’43.801 1.740
9 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’44.134 2.073
10 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’44.298 2.237
11 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1’44.364 2.303
12 Nico H?â??lkenberg Williams-Cosworth 1’44.549 2.488
13 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’44.594 2.533
14 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1’45.559 3.498
15 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 1’47.141 5.080
16 Pedro de la Rosa Sauber-Ferrari 1’47.739 5.678
17 Bruno Senna HRT-Cosworth 1’48.216 6.155
18 Karun Chandhok HRT-Cosworth 1’48.788 6.727
19 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 1’49.675 7.614
20 Lucas di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 1’53.185 11.124
21 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari
22 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes
23 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari
24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth

Top 50 laps

Rank Driver Lap time Lap
1 Lewis Hamilton 102.061 13
2 Sebastian Vettel 102.358 14
3 Mark Webber 102.609 14
4 Jenson Button 102.886 14
5 Lewis Hamilton 103.108 17
6 Sebastian Vettel 103.152 13
7 Lewis Hamilton 103.192 14
8 Nico Rosberg 103.245 14
9 Lewis Hamilton 103.276 12
10 Mark Webber 103.527 13
11 Jenson Button 103.618 13
12 Robert Kubica 103.63 14
13 Mark Webber 103.682 15
14 Nico Rosberg 103.7 17
15 Sebastian Vettel 103.725 16
16 Nico Rosberg 103.726 13
17 Jaime Alguersuari 103.755 14
18 Jaime Alguersuari 103.765 13
19 Vitaly Petrov 103.801 14
20 Jenson Button 103.816 15
21 Sebastian Vettel 103.821 15
22 Nico Rosberg 103.931 18
23 Robert Kubica 104.017 15
24 Nico Rosberg 104.035 15
25 Lewis Hamilton 104.126 18
26 Fernando Alonso 104.134 14
27 Mark Webber 104.142 17
28 Sebastian Vettel 104.18 17
29 Robert Kubica 104.256 13
30 Michael Schumacher 104.298 14
31 Mark Webber 104.321 16
32 Adrian Sutil 104.364 14
33 Nico H?â??lkenberg 104.549 13
34 Felipe Massa 104.594 14
35 Jenson Button 104.666 17
36 Robert Kubica 104.721 17
37 Nico Rosberg 104.779 16
38 Fernando Alonso 104.797 12
39 Jaime Alguersuari 104.958 16
40 Jenson Button 104.972 16
41 Jenson Button 105.038 18
42 Michael Schumacher 105.101 13
43 Felipe Massa 105.127 12
44 Robert Kubica 105.183 16
45 Michael Schumacher 105.19 15
46 Adrian Sutil 105.238 13
47 Sebastian Vettel 105.24 18
48 Jaime Alguersuari 105.251 15
49 Lewis Hamilton 105.287 15
50 Robert Kubica 105.313 18

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14 comments on Chinese Grand Prix fastest laps

  1. Stevo said on 18th April 2010, 17:52

    Hamilton’s first fastest lap since China 08 and his 4th overall

  2. Massa’s fastest lap was fairly slow – it just seems on some tracks he just can’t get it all hooked up.

    Luckily for him a lot of these tracks have gone now, and he moves on to a few of the tracks where he has had some good results – Barcelona, Turkey etc.

    • David A said on 18th April 2010, 18:58

      He’s got to step it up from now. I’ve defended him vigorously over the last few weeks, but today probably was his worst performance since mid-2008.

    • Kabir said on 19th April 2010, 12:09

      Agreed with you and I really hope for a good result in the next few races. On the bright side, this is the best start he had in a season ever. he hardly ever scores points at the start.

      So, i hope for the mid season momentum to kick in like how he did it in 2008.

  3. David A said on 18th April 2010, 18:59

    I don’t want to sicken everybody with the comparison but I find it funny that Senna and Hamilton both have a decent number of wins, far more poles than wins, but a tiny number of fastest laps in comparison.

    • maciek said on 18th April 2010, 19:13

      I was a big fan of Senna – and I don’t find your comparison inappropriate at all. Hamilton has many similar characteristics, good and bad.

    • Scribe said on 18th April 2010, 22:19

      I describe Senna’s 3rd most evar wins as approaching the good side of decent.

      I’ll tell you what though, imagine if Senna had been driving throughout the refuelling era. It was made for him, three sprints, I’m not sure what people could have done.

  4. Bleu said on 18th April 2010, 20:41

    This was a race where luck played a lot role regarding fastest laps. The track was good for only a few laps to do that. Top 50 laps show just that, all laps there are between laps 12 and 18.

    In these conditions I wouldn’t have been too surprised if someone like Sutil had got the fastest lap. One race for which conditions can be probably compared a bit (never perfect, short span where all laps were driven) is Canadian GP 1989 where Jonathan Palmer ended up with fastest lap, followed by Senna, Piquet and de Cesaris.

  5. Mr. Zing Zang said on 18th April 2010, 22:01

    Luck played for a lot in this race.

  6. macahan said on 19th April 2010, 2:36

    Lotus and Hekkie can take a bit of pride finally beaten one of the established team in at least something once =) Faster lap then one of the Saubers.

  7. Kabir said on 19th April 2010, 12:16

    One thing is that it was a very exciting race, very technical and confusing and hardly many dull moments. The entire race kept you on the edge of your seat.

    However, I am disappointed that Ferrari did not do as well as they should have.I hope Massa starts his race winning form in Europe as currently, Alonso is really overshadowing him.

    I would have to agree that luck really had a lot to do with this race especially concerning the timing for the change in tires etc.

    Another disappointment was Schumacher. However, to be fair, he has not raced in these sorts of conditions with these new cars ever. It might have rained in Australia but this was a different ball game. I would still give him one whole season to catch up. he needs to learn these new cars better.

    As for the Red Bulls, well nothing much else to say but better luck next time.

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