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Posted on 04/14/2011 4:13:33 PM PDT by Chode
CHINESE GRAND PRIX
Venue: Shanghai International Circuit
Date: Sunday 17 April, 0800 BST
Lap length: 3.387 miles
Race laps: 56
2010 winner: Jenson Button (McLaren)
First grand prix: 2004
Fri Cloudy 25c
Sat Partly Sunny 15c
Sun Partly Clody 20c
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McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh wants to keep Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton together for at least another five years. "We've had some long driver relationships but personally I hope this one goes on for many more years," he said.
Full story: Daily Star
Sauber driver Sergio Perez has revealed he was lucky to escape injury after debris from another car flew into his cockpit during the Malaysia Grand Prix. Perez will be driving a new car in Sunday's race in China after the chassis of his previous model was wrecked during the incident.
Full story: autosport
Red Bull driver Mark Webber has insisted he has not lost sleep over the dominant performances of his team-mate Sebastian Vettel. The German has won the first two races of the season, with Webber finishing fifth and fourth. But the Australian said: "If you're much, much younger, you'd be panicking but I'm not panicking at all. He's not just beating me, he's beating everyone." (Associated Press)
Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso is expecting another difficult weekend after his team struggled in the first two races of the season. Ahead of the the Chinese Grand Prix, he stated: "There is not much time to change cars so I expect a difficult pace, a difficult weekend again. The race is long."
Full story: ESPN F1
Thanks a bunch!
It’s fun to watch, but I really despise racing on that track (on RACE 07). Maybe if I had triple monitors....
Thanks for the post!!
|7||14||Adrian Sutil||Force India-Mercedes||1:38.735||1.047||35|
|24||15||Paul di Resta||Force India-Mercedes||No time||0|
|8||15||Paul di Resta||Force India-Mercedes||1:35.702||1:35.858||1:36.190||17|
|10||10||Vitaly Petrov||Renault||1:35.370||1:35.149||No time||11|
|11||14||Adrian Sutil||Force India-Mercedes||1:36.092||1:35.874||14|
|Q1 107% Time||1:41.941|
Bernie Ecclestone, the billionaire head of Formula 1, has traveled to Germany to clear his name of involvement in one of the country's biggest corruption scandals. Full story: The Times
The most sought-after seat in Formula 1 belongs to Red Bull's Mark Webber. McLaren's Lewis Hamilton has been linked with it and so has Nico Rosberg from Mercedes. But Christian Horner, the Red Bull team principal, has insisted that it is not up for grabs, even though Webber will be 35 this summer and is only on a year-to-year agreement.Full story: The Guardian
Lewis Hamilton has been warned that he must make his tyres last for a full race weekend if he is to avoid a repeat of last Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix, when he had to make an unscheduled fourth stop towards the end of the race which relegated him from second to seventh place. Full story: Daily Telegraph
The dense pollution cloud that shrouded Shanghai's showpiece racing circuit on Friday was the perfect allegory for the technological mist that has fallen on millions of brains. F1 in its latest incarnation is in danger of becoming not so much a chariot race as a secret society in which team principals confess to using codes to communicate and the gadgets and gizmos are the significant factors in helping to decide who is fastest at the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday. Full story: The Times
Group Lotus has managed to secure funding amounting to $440 million to fund its planned expansion in the course of the next seven years. Full story: Joe Saward's Grand Prix blog
Pirelli is ready to sit down with teams to discuss whether the situation of tyre 'marbles' in Formula 1 needs to be improved - but reckons the matter is well under control.Full story: Autosport
|2||1||Sebastian Vettel||RBR-Renault||56||+5.1 secs||1||18|
|3||2||Mark Webber||RBR-Renault||56||+7.5 secs||18||15|
|4||4||Jenson Button||McLaren-Mercedes||56||+10.0 secs||2||12|
|5||8||Nico Rosberg||Mercedes||56||+13.4 secs||4||10|
|6||6||Felipe Massa||Ferrari||56||+15.8 secs||6||8|
|7||5||Fernando Alonso||Ferrari||56||+30.6 secs||5||6|
|8||7||Michael Schumacher||Mercedes||56||+31.0 secs||14||4|
|9||10||Vitaly Petrov||Renault||56||+57.4 secs||10||2|
|10||16||Kamui Kobayashi||Sauber-Ferrari||56||+63.2 secs||13||1|
|11||15||Paul di Resta||Force India-Mercedes||56||+68.7 secs||8|
|12||9||Nick Heidfeld||Renault||56||+72.7 secs||16|
|13||11||Rubens Barrichello||Williams-Cosworth||56||+90.1 secs||15|
|14||18||Sebastien Buemi||STR-Ferrari||56||+90.6 secs||9|
|15||14||Adrian Sutil||Force India-Mercedes||55||+1 Lap||11|
|16||20||Heikki Kovalainen||Lotus-Renault||55||+1 Lap||19|
|17||17||Sergio Perez||Sauber-Ferrari||55||+1 Lap||12|
|18||12||Pastor Maldonado||Williams-Cosworth||55||+1 Lap||17|
|19||21||Jarno Trulli||Lotus-Renault||55||+1 Lap||20|
|20||25||Jerome d'Ambrosio||Virgin-Cosworth||54||+2 Laps||21|
|21||24||Timo Glock||Virgin-Cosworth||54||+2 Laps||22|
|22||23||Vitantonio Liuzzi||HRT-Cosworth||54||+2 Laps||23|
|23||22||Narain Karthikeyan||HRT-Cosworth||54||+2 Laps||24|
Remember when Adrian Sutil was the supposed “hot” driver pickup from a 2nd-line team? That’s no longer appears to be the case.
That might have been the best dry-weather race I’ve seen a very long time.
Webber storming through the field was a thing of beauty, and Hamilton did a great job with the win.
but this you can / you can't use the wing is pure crap!!!
I agree, esp since they can use it at will in practice and qualifying.
Either have it or not.
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