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Button takes lead in title race – full points standings after China

Drivers championship standings

Position Driver Points
1 Jenson Button 60
2 Nico Rosberg 50
3 Fernando Alonso 49
4 Lewis Hamilton 49
5 Sebastian Vettel 45
6 Felipe Massa 41
7 Robert Kubica 40
8 Mark Webber 28
9 Adrian Sutil 10
10 Michael Schumacher 10
11 Vitantonio Liuzzi 8
12 Vitaly Petrov 6
13 Rubens Barrichello 5
14 Jaime Alguersuari 2
15 Nico H?β??lkenberg 1
=16 Timo Glock 0
=16 Sebastien Buemi 0
=16 Pedro de la Rosa 0
=16 Lucas di Grassi 0
=16 Karun Chandhok 0
=16 Kamui Kobyashi 0
=16 Jarno Trulli 0
=16 Heikki Kovalainen 0
=16 Bruno Senna 0

Constructors championship standings

Position Team Points
1 McLaren 109
2 Ferrari 90
3 Red Bull 73
4 Mercedes 60
5 Renault 46
6 Force India 18
7 Williams 6
8 Toro Rosso 2
=9 HRT 0
=9 Lotus 0
=9 Sauber 0
=9 Virgin 0

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Chinese Grand Prix result

Pos Num Driver Car Laps Gap Difference Grid
1 1 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 56
2 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 56 1.530 1.530
3 4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 56 9.484 7.954
4 8 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 56 11.869 2.385
5 11 Robert Kubica Renault 56 22.213 10.344
6 5 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 56 33.310 11.097
7 12 Vitaly Petrov Renault 56 47.600 14.290
8 6 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 56 52.172 4.572
9 7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 56 57.796 5.624
10 3 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 56 61.749 3.953
11 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 56 62.874 1.125
12 9 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 56 63.665 0.791
13 17 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 56 71.416 7.751
14 19 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 55 1 lap 1 lap
15 10 Nico H?β??lkenberg Williams-Cosworth 55 1 lap 9.077
16 21 Bruno Senna HRT-Cosworth 54 2 laps 1 lap
17 20 Karun Chandhok HRT-Cosworth 52 4 laps 2 laps
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18 18 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 26 30 laps 26 laps
19 25 Lucas di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 8 48 laps 18 laps
20 22 Pedro de la Rosa Sauber-Ferrari 7 49 laps 1 lap
21 16 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 0 56 laps 7 laps
22 15 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 0 56 laps 0.000
23 23 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 0 56 laps 0.000
24 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 0 56 laps 0.000

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Rate the race: China

What did you think of the Chinese Grand Prix? Rate the race out of ten and have your say below.

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Rain may fall on Vettel’s parade in Shanghai (Chinese GP pre-race analysis)

Will Vettel win his second race in a row?
Will Vettel win his second race in a row?

Sebastian Vettel has the best possible starting position for the Chinese Grand Prix.

But with his team mate out for revenge, a string of quick rivals behind him and rain threatening, he may not have things all his own way in the race. Continue reading

Chinese Grand Prix qualifying in pictures

Lewis Hamilton changes his tyres during Q3
Lewis Hamilton changes his tyres during Q3

Take a look back at qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix in pictures. Continue reading

Vettel takes his third pole position of 2010 (Chinese Grand Prix qualifying)

Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber share the front row with Fernando Alonso third
Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber share the front row with Fernando Alonso third

Red Bull used a special device to extract extra performance from their RB6 in qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix.

He’s called Sebastian Vettel, and he’ll start from pole position for the third time this year in tomorrow’s race. Continue reading

2010 Chinese Grand Prix grid

Row 1 1. Sebastian Vettel 1’34.558
Red Bull-Renault
2. Mark Webber 1’34.806
Red Bull-Renault
Row 2 3. Fernando Alonso 1’34.913
Ferrari
4. Nico Rosberg 1’34.923
Mercedes
Row 3 5. Jenson Button 1’34.979
McLaren-Mercedes
6. Lewis Hamilton 1’35.034
McLaren-Mercedes
Row 4 7. Felipe Massa 1’35.180
Ferrari
8. Robert Kubica 1’35.364
Renault
Row 5 9. Michael Schumacher 1’35.646
Mercedes
10. Adrian Sutil 1’35.963
Force India-Mercedes
Row 6 11. Rubens Barrichello 1’35.748
Williams-Cosworth
12. Jaime Alguersuari 1’36.047
Toro Rosso-Ferrari
Row 7 13. Sebastien Buemi 1’36.149
Toro Rosso-Ferrari
14. Vitaly Petrov 1’36.311
Renault
Row 8 15. Kamui Kobayashi 1’36.422
Sauber-Ferrari
16. Nico H?β??lkenberg 1’36.647
Williams-Cosworth
Row 9 17. Pedro de la Rosa 1’37.020
Sauber-Ferrari
18. Vitantonio Liuzzi 1’37.161
Force India-Mercedes
Row 10 19. Timo Glock 1’39.278
Virgin-Cosworth
20. Jarno Trulli 1’39.399
Lotus-Cosworth
Row 11 21. Heikki Kovalainen 1’39.520
Lotus-Cosworth
22. Lucas di Grassi 1’39.783
Virgin-Cosworth
Row 12 23. Bruno Senna 1’40.469
HRT-Cosworth
24. Karun Chandhok 1’40.578
HRT-Cosworth

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Webber fastest ahead of China qualifying

Red Bull flexed their muscles ahead of qualifying at Shanghai
Red Bull flexed their muscles ahead of qualifying at Shanghai

Mark Webber usurped McLaren at the top of the times sheets in final practice for the Chinese Grand Prix.

But his best lap of 1’35.323 in third practice today fell short of beating Lewis Hamilton’s best time of 1’35.217 around the Shanghai circuit yesterday. Continue reading

Chinese GP practice 2 interactive chart

Renault are one of the teams trying to find more from their tyres
Renault are one of the teams trying to find more from their tyres

The teams are facing some tricky choices between the hard and soft tyre compounds at Shanghai this weekend.

Take a closer look at how they got in in second practice with our interactive chart: Continue reading

Chinese GP practice 1 interactive chart

Vettel showed good pace despite a heavier fuel load
Vettel showed good pace despite a heavier fuel load

Review all the drivers’ lap times from the first practice session at Shanghai with the F1 Fanatic interactive lap chart. Continue reading