The 2010 F1 World Championship Series travelled to China over the weekend, and saw the world’s most elite and prolific Formula 1 drivers and constructors competing at the Shanghai International Circuit, for the 2010 Chinese Grand Prix.
Making it two from the last three F1 races, Jenson Button won the 2010 Chinese Grand Prix in a thrilling race – which the driver claims is his best win to date.
It was a one-two finish for Britain and McLaren, with Button leading Lewis Hamilton passed the chequered flag while Nico Rosberg and Mercedes rounded out the podium.
It was a one-two finish for Britain and McLaren, with Button leading Lewis Hamilton passed the chequered flag.
Defending F1 World Champion Button now tops the driver leader board with 60 points next to his name, ten clear of Rosberg, with Fernando Alonso and Hamilton equal on 49 points in third place, while McLaren now top the constructor leaderboard, 19-points clear of Ferrari.
It was another wet Grand Prix full of action in the Asian nation, with Button leading the majority of the race – spanning 56 laps, in contrast to Hamilton snaking his way through the field to take his runner up position, twice overtaking the legendary Michael Schumacher in exciting manoeuvres.
Schumacher finished in tenth place with Mercedes GP.
A safety car came out on lap one after Vitantonio Liuzzi crashed on the opening corner leading to the Force India driver retiring early, while in the pits Hamilton and Sebastien Vettel came head-to-head.
The duo went wheel-to-wheel at the entrance on lap five, and as the two were released refused to give way on the pit-lane, resulting in Hamilton being on the wrong side of the ‘pedestrain’ walkway and both drivers receiving a reprimand.
Vettel was favourite going into the 2010 Chinese Grand Prix, and started on good form taking the pole position, however finished sixth.
All eyes are now looking to the 2010 Gran Premio De Espana Telefónica in Spain, which will take place on the 9th of May.
2010 Chinese Grand Prix Results
|3rd||Nico Rosberg||Mercedes GP||56||4||15|
|6th||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull||56||1||8|
|8th||Mark Webber||Red Bull||56||2||4|
|10th||Michael Schumacher||Mercedes GP||56||9||1|
|11th||Adrian Sutil||Force India||56||10|
|13th||Jaime Alguersuari||Toro Rosso||56||12|
|Ret – Hydraulics||Jarno Trulli||Lotus||26||20|
|Ret – Clutch||Lucas di Grassi||Virgin||8||22|
|Ret – Technical||Pedro de la Rosa||Sauber||7||17|
|Ret – Accident||Sebastien Buemi||Toro Rosso||0||13|
|Ret – Accident||Kamui Kobayashi||Sauber||0||15|
|Ret – Accident||Vitantonio Liuzzi||Force India||0||18|
|Ret – Engine||Timo Glock||Virgin||0||19|