2013 Chinese Grand Prix result

2013 Chinese Grand Prix

Pos # Driver Car Laps Gap Difference Reason
1 3 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 56
2 7 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 56 10.168 10.168
3 10 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 56 12.322 2.154
4 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 56 12.525 0.203
5 5 Jenson Button McLaren 56 35.285 22.760
6 4 Felipe Massa Ferrari 56 40.827 5.542
7 19 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 56 42.691 1.864
8 14 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 56 51.084 8.393
9 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 56 53.423 2.339
10 11 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 56 56.598 3.175
11 6 Sergio Perez McLaren 56 63.860 7.262
12 18 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 56 72.604 8.744
13 17 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 56 93.861 21.257
14 16 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 56 95.453 1.592
15 22 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 55 1 lap 1 lap
16 20 Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 55 1 lap 2.054
17 23 Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 55 1 lap 35.874
18 21 Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 55 1 lap 31.245
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9 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 21 35 laps 34 laps Anti-roll bar
2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 15 41 laps 6 laps Wheel
15 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 5 51 laps 10 laps Accident
12 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 4 52 laps 1 lap Accident

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42 comments on 2013 Chinese Grand Prix result

  1. The result, if something, shows how tough Red Bull’s mission will be this season.

    Kudos to Button and Ricciardo for those drives. Except for them, no big dramas. Would have expected Hulkenberg to finish in front of Grosjean and Di Resta, maybe, but that’s it. Everyone in their place.

    And I wonder if there’s anyone that’s actually surprised at the fact that Gutierrez is the first rookie to screw-up big-time. I guess not…

    • OOliver said on 14th April 2013, 10:48

      The tyres today was the problem Redbull had. Redbull had the pace for second place at the least. It was their race strategy that cost them 2nd.

      • Thanks. I know that.

        I never said they didn’t have the pace. I’m saying Ferrari, Lotus and Merc ALSO have the pace for podium positions. And various tracks, various tyre compounds, various temperatures suit these four cars differently.

        Even if it’s early into the season, Red Bull now have three teams behind them to worry about (four if McLaren manage get their act straight by Barcelona), not only one or two.

  2. Force Maikel (@force-maikel) said on 14th April 2013, 10:32

    Lets wait and see if this result is still standing because a LOT of cars are under investigation for using DRS under yellows including Vettel (1), Webber (2) and Raikonnen (7) but I can’t seem to remember the other numbers shown on screen. I think Perez and Grosjean were also among them but I’m not sure.

    The race itself was good but too much DRS action for my taste adn those Pirelli’s are starting to frustrate me more and more but as I’ve said time and time again it’s the teams and drivers job to get the hang of these tyres.

  3. It’s seems for the top 4 that their teammates just weren’t in-touch with them at all: Alonso was clearly faster than Massa, Räikkönen again was clearly faster than Grosjean, Hamilton (although not to the same extent, and Rosberg could have had earlier problems) was faster than Rosberg and Vettel (even respective of Webber’s exclusion from qualifying and subsequent set-up changes) was clearly faster also.

    I think that just goes to show what difference a driver can make!

    • Force Maikel (@force-maikel) said on 14th April 2013, 11:07

      @vettel1 I don’t think you can judge if Webber was faster/slower than Seb during this weekend. Maybe if he’d made it back to the pits during Q2 he could have gone out on a new set just like seb and get into Q3. When It comes to the race I think Webber was going superb until he tangled with Vergne. I mean he pitted on lap one for mediums an put in some really fast laps. When the front runners emerged form the pits he was right in the mix. I guess what I’m trying to say is that he just fell out of the race too early for a decent enough comparison.

      • I tend to agree about the race. When Vettel pitted he ended up with Webber. At that point they had both had 1 pit stop each. Webber had made up A LOT of time. Of course each pit stop Webber would need to do would push him back into bad traffic that he’d have to keep going past. It would cost him time and obviously was his undoing.

      • @Vettel1

        As Force Maikel ponted out correctly, it is hard to judge If vettel was significantly faster than Webber or not this weekend… Webber made up a lot of ground after starting from the pit lane and he was infact infront of Vettel when he had his incident with Vergne.. Vettel did drive a superb race though… it was clear that RB was nt that competitive today and he still rescued a solid amount of points… But as an Alonso fan I am very happy to see him win a race after a long gap:)

  4. Rahim.RG (@rahim-rg) said on 14th April 2013, 11:24

    Never saw Kimi talking with drivers after the race like that before…Great race…Alonso drove perfectly…unfortunately missed a nice battle between Alonso n Raikkonen as i think Lotus has much more pace…Ricciardo drove well as well…Can’t wait for bahrain…i think Lotus will be very strong there…i hope all 4 hav the speed till the end to fight for the title..this year’s gonna give us an amazing battle for title between these four…

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