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Championship standings after China

Drivers’ championship Jenson Button 21 Rubens Barrichello 15 Timo Glock 10 Sebastian Vettel 10 Mark Webber 9.5 Jarno Trulli 8.5 Fernando Alonso 4 Nick Heidfeld 4 Lewis Hamilton 4 Heikki Kovalainen 4 Nico Rosberg 3.5 Constructors’ championship Brawn 36 Red Bull 19.5 Toyota 18.5 McLaren 8 BMW 4 Renault 4 Toro Rosso 4 Williams 3.5

Chinese Grand Prix results

1. Sebastian Vettel 2. Mark Webber 3. Jenson Button 4. Rubens Barrichello 5. Heikki Kovalainen 6. Lewis Hamilton 7. Timo Glock 8. Sebastien Buemi 9. Fernando Alonso 10. Kimi Raikkonen 11. Sebastien Bourdais 12. Nick Heidfeld 13. Robert Kubica 14. Giancarlo Fisichella 15. Nico Rosberg 16. Nelson Piquet Jnr 17. Adrian Sutil Did not finish […]

Vettel scores Red Bull’s maiden win

Sebastian Vettel has scored his second career win – and given Red Bull their first Formula 1 victory. Just as he did for Toro Rosso at Monza last year, Vettel gave the team their first pole position yesterday and was rarely headed in the wet race. Team mate Mark Webber took second, handing Red Bull […]

Chinese GP: thoughts on the start

The top six drivers on the grid for tomorrow’s Chinese Grand Prix are taking radically different approaches on strategy. The lead trio of Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber are light on fuel and will probably start on the super-soft tyre. Behind them Rubens Barrichello, Jenson Button and Jarno Trulli are fuelled to go […]

F1 links: Hamilton in road crash

F1 champ Lewis trashed my car Hamilton had a road crash near Geneva last month. Kubica urges BMW to improve quickly "Some of the teams have moved forward and some of the teams are already, after the decision of the FIA, adjusting their cars to the clear idea of the regulations. We have exactly the […]

Chinese GP qualifying in pictures

Pictures

The gigantic Shanghai International Circuit dwarfs the F1 cars and provides an unusual backdrop to the action. Here’s a selection of pictures from qualifying.

Chinese GP weather update: rain forecast

The original Chinese Grand Prix weather forecast suggested a small chance of rain during the race on Sunday. But as the race gets closer that prediction has been revised and it is now quite likely the track will see some rain tomorrow, potentially during the race – although nothing like as much as we saw […]

Chinese GP fuel weights and strategies

The top three qualifiers have all fuelled very lightly for tomorrow’s Chinese Grand Prix – with Fernando Alonso potentially making his first stop for fuel after just nine laps. It’s likely a ploy to get a stint on the unfavourable super-soft tyre out of the way as quickly as possible – but it could backfire […]

Super-cool Vettel takes second pole in China (Chinese Grand Prix qualifying)

Sebastian Vettel took the second pole position of his career – and Red Bull’s first – using just a single lap in Q2 and Q3 to deliver a perfect performance. Fernando Alonso surprised by grabbing second ahead of Mark Webber as Renault-engined cars locked out the top three – bumping back the Brawn duo of […]

Chinese Grand Prix grid

Here’s the grid for the Chinese Grand Prix. The weights of each of the cars will be announced in a few hours’ time. 1. Sebastian Vettel 1’36.184 2. Fernando Alonso 1’36.381 3. Mark Webber 1’36.456 4. Rubens Barrichello 1’36.493 5. Jenson Button 1’36.532 6. Jarno Trulli 1’36.835 7. Nico Rosberg 1’37.397 8. Kimi Raikkonen 1’38.089 […]