Hamilton pushes Button to the end (Chinese GP team-by-team: McLaren)

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The McLaren drivers ended up at the front of the field but each took very different routes there. Jenson Button repeated his Melbourne feat of calling the conditions to perfection. Meanwhile Lewis Hamilton once again found himself battling through the field to make up for lost time – and nearly made it all the way … Continue reading Hamilton pushes Button to the end (Chinese GP team-by-team: McLaren)

Chinese GP team-by-team: Williams

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Another weekend to forget for Williams who failed to score in Shanghai. Rubens Barrichello Nico H???lkenberg Qualifying position 11 16 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’35.748 (-0.899) 1’36.647 Race position 12 15 Average race lap 1’55.461 (-2.385) 1’57.846 Laps 56/56 55/56 Pit stops 4 6 Rubens Barrichello Nearly made it into Q3 at the expense of … Continue reading Chinese GP team-by-team: Williams

Chinese GP team-by-team: Force India

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No points for Force India in China for the first time in 2010. Adrian Sutil Vitantonio Liuzzi Qualifying position 10 18 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’36.671 (-0.49) 1’37.161 Race position 11 Average race lap 1’55.447 Laps 56/56 0/56 Pit stops 4 0 Adrian Sutil Qualified tenth for the third time in 2010 and kept up … Continue reading Chinese GP team-by-team: Force India

Chinese GP team-by-team: Toro Rosso

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More bad luck for Sebastien Buemi who suffered two major crashes at Shanghai. Sebastien Buemi Jaime Alguersuari Qualifying position 13 12 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’36.149 (+0.102) 1’36.047 Race position 13 Average race lap 1’55.600 Laps 0/56 56/56 Pit stops 0 6 Sebastien Buemi There’s no question who suffered the worst weekend in Shanghai – … Continue reading Chinese GP team-by-team: Toro Rosso

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