Safety car spares Hamilton and Alonso’s blushes (Chinese Grand Prix analysis)

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Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso owed their large points hauls in Shanghai at least partly thanks to the second appearance of the safety car. The erased the huge amount of time they had lost with extra pit stops at the start of the race and, in Alonso’s case, a penalty for jumping the start. But … Continue reading Safety car spares Hamilton and Alonso’s blushes (Chinese Grand Prix analysis)

Chinese Grand Prix fastest laps

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Rank Driver Car Fastest lap Deficit to fastest lap 1 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’42.061 2 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’42.358 0.297 3 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’42.609 0.548 4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’42.886 0.825 5 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’43.245 1.184 6 Robert Kubica Renault 1’43.630 1.569 7 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’43.755 1.694 8 Vitaly … Continue reading Chinese Grand Prix fastest laps

Webber loses out in safety car incident

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Mark Webber was pushed off the circuit and lost several places in a controversial incident behind the safety car during the Chinese Grand Prix. Webber made contact with Lewis Hamilton’s McLaren as the field was very tightly bunched up before the re-start after the second safety car period. Should the stewards get involved over the … Continue reading Webber loses out in safety car incident

Hamilton’s pit lane dice with Vettel could cost him second (Update: no penalty)

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Update: The stewards have given Hamilton and Vettel reprimands and no penalties have been applied. The results of the Chinese Grand Prix may change as the stewards consider whether to take action against McLaren for an incident in the pits. Lewis Hamilton was released alongside Sebastian Vettel during their pit stop – a move which … Continue reading Hamilton’s pit lane dice with Vettel could cost him second (Update: no penalty)

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

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

2010 Chinese Grand Prix grid

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Row 1 1. Sebastian Vettel 1’34.558Red Bull-Renault 2. Mark Webber 1’34.806Red Bull-Renault Row 2 3. Fernando Alonso 1’34.913Ferrari 4. Nico Rosberg 1’34.923Mercedes Row 3 5. Jenson Button 1’34.979McLaren-Mercedes 6. Lewis Hamilton 1’35.034McLaren-Mercedes Row 4 7. Felipe Massa 1’35.180Ferrari 8. Robert Kubica 1’35.364Renault Row 5 9. Michael Schumacher 1’35.646Mercedes 10. Adrian Sutil 1’35.963Force India-Mercedes Row 6 … Continue reading 2010 Chinese Grand Prix grid