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Chinese GP, Headline, Race Strategy »

[15 Apr 2013 | 2 Comments | 15,472 views]
Chinese GP: Tyre and Pit Stop Strategy

A masterful victory from Fernando Alonso kept him out of the strategic battles going on behind and, at points in the race, around him. Taking the projected approach to the race of a three-stopper after starting on the soft tyre compound, the Ferrari driver took control of the race after coming out ahead of pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton in the first round of pit stops.

Chinese GP, Headline, Race Reaction »

[15 Apr 2012 | One Comment | 1,402 views]
Rosberg’s Shanghai Surprise

What was that about tyre degradation? Mercedes defied expectations by dominating the Chinese Grand Prix and providing Rosberg junior with his first Grand Prix victory – the first for the Mercedes’ works team since Fangio dominated the 1955 season. Behind him, Sebastian Vettel slipped from second to fifth in the closing laps as Jenson Button took second and Lewis Hamilton completed the podium for the third race in a row.

Chinese GP, Headline, Qualifying »

[14 Apr 2012 | 2 Comments | 1,681 views]
Maiden Pole for Rosberg in China

Nico Rosberg flew to his, and the modern incarnation of Mercedes’, first ever pole in Shanghai with a blistering 1 minute 35.121s. Lewis Hamilton went second fastest, half a second adrift although he aborted his final run on fresh tyres after it was clear he wouldn’t improve his position…

Chinese GP, Free Practice Report, Headline »

[13 Apr 2012 | 8 Comments | 1,211 views]
Schumacher Tops Shanghai Free Practice

Mercedes’ Michael Schumacher went quickest on the first day of practice with a best time of 1 minute 35.973s but Lewis Hamilton, quickest in the damp first session, wasn’t far behind for McLaren and looked like he would beat it until he lost time in the final sector. Team mate Jenson Button, however, was left complaining of “way too much understeer” to his race engineer…

Chinese GP, F1 Quiz »

[12 Apr 2012 | 6 Comments | 1,243 views]
The F1 Quiz – China

The beautiful Shanghai International Circuit plays host to this weekend’s Grands Prix; always an exciting circuit in the wet, last year’s event showed it can be entertaining in the dry too. Since there have only been eight previous races you don’t have to look too far back in your memory for answers to the following 10 questions… how many of these events do you remember?

Chinese GP, Grand Prix View, Race Preview »

[12 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 550 views]
The Grand Prix File: China

One of the world’s most exciting cities, Shanghai presents a potent mix of old and new and an undiminished sense of adventure. The colonial 1930s architecture of the Bund is reminiscent of Liverpool, but the surrounding buildings are in contrast – on one side ancient Chinese temples, and on the other the illuminated 468-metre-high Oriental Pearl Tower and other modern wonders.