Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Shanghai, 2011

2011 Chinese Grand Prix Thursday pictures

F1 picturePosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Pictures from the paddock as the Chinese Grand Prix weekend begins in Shanghai.

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Images ?? Renault/LAT, McLaren, Getty Images/Red Bull, Force India F1 Team, Daimler

31 comments on “2011 Chinese Grand Prix Thursday pictures”

  1. Going to be at the circuit for Saturday and Sunday… Can’t wait. :)

    1. You might get wet, if you don’t mind!

      1. Been here for a month now and it has only rained once so far.
        That could be either a bad or a good sign, I suppose.
        The sky over Shanghai has been very clear that last few days also.
        Again, that could either be a good or bad sign, as it may hold, or it may have been saving up a huge downpour!!

    1. I dont get it :/

    2. All we need is to splice her with Ted Kravitz and we’d have the ultimate pit lane reporter, brains and beauty!

    3. she sure is fit :D

  2. McLarenFanJamm
    14th April 2011, 15:47

    Can’t get much more of a contrast than between the two Vettel pics right at the top.

    “This is face if I lose”
    “This is face if I win”

    1. Very different to Kimi

    2. Or rather, this is the face is Mark wins, and this is the face if I win… ;-)

  3. Pirelli have changed the markings again… Logo’s are now yellow on the option as well..

    1. They’re yellow only on the option, and silver on the prime.

    2. See the programme for an explanation on the tyres:

      2011 Chinese Grand Prix programme

      1. um i’m pretty sure the stripes are white, not silver http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/redb_shan_2011.jpg

        which would suggest that the gold stripes have simply been replaced with white.

        1. The Last Pope
          14th April 2011, 23:32

          They look silver to me. Makes sense aswell, Pirelli were running out of gold because they didn’t plan on using so much. To make sure they didn’t end up in having not enough paint to do all the lettering, they have switched to the silver prime paint for the outline of some of the option tires. It equalls out the paint usage of the two colours.

  4. White stripes on the softer compound tyre? Much better :) Right just keep it like that now pirelli, jobs a good’n.

    1. Actually, thy’re not bad at all! Better than the gold becuase gold and yellow don’t match too well.

      1. The Last Pope
        14th April 2011, 23:34

        I thought they were the same colour? Maybe its my TV?

        1. It’s from tomorrow, not last race!

  5. http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2011/04/14/2011-chinese-grand-prix-thursday-pictures/#comments

    Someone didn’t floss, look at the green stuff in between his teeth.

        1. hehe shame. He’s only human.

  6. hope they weren’t mistaking Mark Webber for Micheal Schumacher there, getting him to sign all that stuff.

    1. [Bad humour] Oh, these folks all look the same to me [Bad humour/]

      It’s weird that he would actually sign it AND be quite positive about it. I believe it would be different had it been a Seb Vettel picture!

      1. They are all fans of other drivers! German flag, Michael Schumacher, Spanish flag, Force India…

    2. a big LOL for webbo and the schumacher-heart-plate things.

      1. Williams F1!
        15th April 2011, 1:19

        yeah, good to see Mark having a bit of fun!!

  7. Faaaaantastic first image of Seb Vettel, grumpy!

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