Last year’s Chinese Grand Prix was rated the most exciting of the season, and this grid promises another gripping Grand Prix in Shanghai.
Pictures from today’s qualifying session and final practice, which saw Nico Rosberg take his first pole position for Mercedes.
Sebastian Vettel will start Sunday’s race from 11th on the grid after failing to reach the final ten in qualifying.
Nico Rosberg described his pole position lap for the Chinese Grand Prix as “perfect”.
Nico Rosberg made history by claiming his first pole position in qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix.
Nico Rosberg heads the field as Lewis Hamilton’s grid penalty drops him to seventh.
Follow 2012 Chinese Grand Prix qualifying on F1 Fanatic Live.
Lewis Hamilton ended practice for the Chinese Grand Prix fastest for McLaren.
Follow the 2012 Chinese Grand Prix third practice session on F1 Fanatic Live.
In the round-up: Tensions rise in Bahrain and images of Bernie Ecclestone are burned after the FIA confirms the race will go ahead.