19th April 2010, 23:47 Archives - F1 Fanatic archive

Hamilton pushes Button to the end (Chinese GP team-by-team: McLaren) 19th April 2010, 23:47

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 […]

Rosberg leads Schumacher home again (Chinese GP team-by-team: Mercedes)

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 deny Alonso-Massa rift

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 […]

Qualifying kings struggle in the rain (Chinese GP team-by-team: Red Bull)

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.

Pit lane pass hands advantage to Alonso (Chinese GP team-by-team: Ferrari)

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.

Chinese GP team-by-team: Williams

Another weekend to forget for Williams who failed to score in Shanghai. Rubens Barrichello Nico H???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 […]

Chinese GP team-by-team: Renault

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 […]

Chinese GP team-by-team: Force India

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 […]

Chinese GP team-by-team: Toro Rosso

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 – […]

Kovalainen beats a Williams (Chinese GP team-by-team: Lotus)

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.