The McLaren drivers ended up at the front of the field but each took very different routes there. Jenson Button repeated his Melbourne feat of calling the conditions to perfection. Meanwhile Lewis Hamilton once again found himself battling through the field to make up for lost time – and nearly made it all the way … Continue reading Hamilton pushes Button to the end (Chinese GP team-by-team: McLaren)
Michael Schumacher continues to struggle on his F1 return after finishing 52 seconds behind his team mate – despite the benefit of a mid-race safety car period. Nico Rosberg, meanwhile, goes from strength to strength and is now second in the world championship.
Ferrari insist their drivers have not fallen out after the Chinese Grand Prix. Fernando Alonso passed team mate Felipe Massa on the way into the pit lane during the Shanghai race. Ferrari claim quotes from Massa after the race were taken out of context by some media and used to present a false impression that … Continue reading Ferrari deny Alonso-Massa rift
Red Bull’s qualifying performance was clearly not affected by the FIA’s clarification about ride height control devices as they locked out the front row in Shanghai. But they can’t be happy about turning a one-two qualifying result into a six-eight finish.
How badly did Fernando Alonso not want to spend another race stuck behind his team mate? We can judge that from his bold pass on his team mate on their way into the pit lane which the team sought to play down after the Chinese Grand Prix.
Another weekend to forget for Williams who failed to score in Shanghai. Rubens Barrichello Nico H?ā??lkenberg Qualifying position 11 16 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’35.748 (-0.899) 1’36.647 Race position 12 15 Average race lap 1’55.461 (-2.385) 1’57.846 Laps 56/56 55/56 Pit stops 4 6 Rubens Barrichello Nearly made it into Q3 at the expense of … Continue reading Chinese GP team-by-team: Williams
Renault were the only team to respond to the conditions correctly with both their cars, paving the way for the first double points score of the year. Robert Kubica Vitaly Petrov Qualifying position 8 14 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’35.550 (-0.761) 1’36.311 Race position 5 7 Average race lap 1’54.721 (-0.453) 1’55.174 Laps 56/56 56/56 … Continue reading Chinese GP team-by-team: Renault
No points for Force India in China for the first time in 2010. Adrian Sutil Vitantonio Liuzzi Qualifying position 10 18 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’36.671 (-0.49) 1’37.161 Race position 11 Average race lap 1’55.447 Laps 56/56 0/56 Pit stops 4 0 Adrian Sutil Qualified tenth for the third time in 2010 and kept up … Continue reading Chinese GP team-by-team: Force India
More bad luck for Sebastien Buemi who suffered two major crashes at Shanghai. Sebastien Buemi Jaime Alguersuari Qualifying position 13 12 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’36.149 (+0.102) 1’36.047 Race position 13 Average race lap 1’55.600 Laps 0/56 56/56 Pit stops 0 6 Sebastien Buemi There’s no question who suffered the worst weekend in Shanghai – … Continue reading Chinese GP team-by-team: Toro Rosso
Excellent strategic calls and and another fine drive in the wet in Shanghai allowed Heikki Kovalainen to bring his Lotus home ahead of one of the established teams’ cars on merit for the first time.
The HRT drivers were in a race of their own once again – one that was won conclusively by Bruno Senna. Karun Chandhok Bruno Senna Qualifying position 24 23 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’40.578 (+0.109) 1’40.469 Race position 17 16 Average race lap 2’04.212 (+3.69) 2’00.522 Laps 52/56 54/56 Pit stops 4 4 Karun Chandhok … Continue reading Chinese GP team-by-team: HRT
The arrival of new technical director James Key at the helm did not bring about an instant change in Sauber’s fortunes: they completed seven laps in China compared to eight in Malaysia. However that was partly due to Kamui Kobayashi’s elimination in the lap one pile-up, for which he was blameless. Pedro de la Rosa … Continue reading Chinese GP team-by-team: Sauber
Virgin once again demonstrated the best one-lap pace of the new teams but also the worst reliability. Timo Glock Lucas di Grassi Qualifying position 19 22 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’39.278 (-0.505) 1’39.783 Race position Average race lap 3’55.358 Laps 0/56 8/56 Pit stops 0 0 Timo Glock Took ‘new team pole position’ with a … Continue reading Chinese GP team-by-team: Virgin
The Chinese Grand Prix saw McLaren score their first one-two finish since Fernando Alonso drove for them. It was also the first British one-two in 11 years and Russia became the 33rd country to score points in F1. Read on for all the stats and facts from China.
More Chinese Grand Prix reaction and analysis coming up later today on the site including the team-by-team reviews. Here’s today’s round-up: Links Lotus boss offers F1 rivals solution to European travel nightmare (CNN) “Lotus team boss Tony Fernandes has offered his rivals a possible solution: fly to Kuala Lumpur on his Air Asia airline, and … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 19/4/2010