2009 Chinese Grand Prix facts and stats

There have been 806 rounds of the F1 world championship – and yesterday Red Bull became only the 34th team to win a race. All the stats from China below including a first for Lewis Hamilton, a career best for Mark Webber, and Nick Heidfeld on the verge of a new record.

F1 links: Kate’s dirty sister

Fans’ view of Shanghai Chinese fans (slightly odd) banners Vettel: I Name Thee Kate’s Dirty Sister I wondered what that was all about… Reflections on the Chinese Grand Prix "[Sutil] drove a lovely race until six laps from the end, in sixth, when he went flying off for a big meeting with the barriers. In […]

Chinese Grand Prix pictures


Here’s a selection of dramatic pictures of the rain-lashed Chinese Grand Prix – including some excellent photographs of the victorious Red Bull team celebrating their maiden win.

Vettel leads Webber in Red Bull one-two

2009 Chinese Grand Prix review

Sebastian Vettel’s second Grand Prix win had a touch of deja vu about it – he started from pole position but the wet race started behind the safety car.

Sutil crash costs Force India first point

It was a repeat of last year’s Monaco Grand Prix for Adrian Sutil as he came within a few laps of scoring Force India’s first ever point. But this time instead of being shunted out of the race by Kimi Raikkonen, Sutil was the cause of his own undoing – crashing out heavily at turn […]

Ferrari’s nightmare season continues

Ferrari are having their worst start to an F1 season since 1981 as Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa failed to score for the third race in a row. The defending constructors’ champions reacted to their non-scores in Australia and Malaysia by shifting Luca Baldisserri off the pitwall and promoting Chris Dyer in his place. They […]

Chinese Grand Prix: Rate the race

Another rain-affected race, but how much did you enjoy this one? Rate the Chinese Grand Prix out of ten:

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 […]

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