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Grid of surprises promises another China thriller 14th April 2012, 18:38

Last year’s Chinese Grand Prix was rated the most exciting of the season, and this grid promises another gripping Grand Prix in Shanghai.

2012 Chinese Grand Prix qualifying in pictures

Pictures from today’s qualifying session and final practice, which saw Nico Rosberg take his first pole position for Mercedes.

Vettel ‘doesn’t want to blame the car’ after missing top ten

Sebastian Vettel will start Sunday’s race from 11th on the grid after failing to reach the final ten in qualifying.

Rosberg hails “perfect lap” for first pole position

Nico Rosberg described his pole position lap for the Chinese Grand Prix as “perfect”.

Rosberg claims first pole position with stunning lap

Nico Rosberg made history by claiming his first pole position in qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix.

2012 Chinese Grand Prix grid

Nico Rosberg heads the field as Lewis Hamilton’s grid penalty drops him to seventh.

Live: 2012 Chinese Grand Prix qualifying

Follow 2012 Chinese Grand Prix qualifying on F1 Fanatic Live.

Hamilton fastest again in final practice in China

Lewis Hamilton ended practice for the Chinese Grand Prix fastest for McLaren.

Live: 2012 Chinese Grand Prix third practice

Follow the 2012 Chinese Grand Prix third practice session on F1 Fanatic Live.

Fears over Bahrain Grand Prix backlash

In the round-up: Tensions rise in Bahrain and images of Bernie Ecclestone are burned after the FIA confirms the race will go ahead.