2012 China Grand Prix

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2012 Formula 1 China Grand Prix

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Here is everything from the location of the circuit, the length of circuit and race, records, past history, access to the official website, a Google map and more! China Race Track

Chinese GP - April 15th, 2012 - Google Map


Track History

China Flag2012 N.Rosberg (Mercedes) - 2011 L.Hamilton (McLaren/Mercedes) - 2010 J. Button (McLaren/Mercedes) - 2009 S. Vettel (Red Bull) - 2008 F. Massa (Ferrari) - 2007 K. Raikkonen (Ferrari) - 2006 M. Schumacher (Ferrari) - 2005 F. Alonso (Renault) - 2004 R. Barrichello (Ferrari)



2012 Formula 1 Racing - 2012 Chinese Grand Prix

2012 China GP Results

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 56 1:36:26.929 1 25
2 3 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 56 +20.6 secs 5 18
3 4 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 56 +26.0 secs 7 15
4 2 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing-Renault 56 +27.9 secs 6 12
5 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 56 +30.4 secs 11 10
6 10 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 56 +31.4 secs 10 8
7 19 Bruno Senna Williams-Renault 56 +34.5 secs 14 6
8 18 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 56 +35.6 secs 13 4
9 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 56 +37.2 secs 9 2
10 14 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 56 +38.7 secs 3 1
11 15 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 56 +41.0 secs 8
12 11 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 56 +42.2 secs 15
13 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 56 +42.7 secs 12
14 9 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 56 +50.5 secs 4
15 12 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 56 +51.2 secs 16
16 17 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Ferrari 56 +51.7 secs 24
17 16 Daniel Ricciardo STR-Ferrari 56 +63.1 secs 17
18 21 Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 55 +1 Lap 19
19 24 Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 55 +1 Lap 20
20 25 Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 55 +1 Lap 21
21 22 Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 55 +1 Lap 22
22 23 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 54 +2 Laps 23
23 20 Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 53 +3 Laps 18
Ret 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 12 Wheel 2

Note - Hamilton qualified second, but dropped five grid places as penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change. Vergne qualified 18th, but started from pit line following pre-race car changes.

2012 Formula 1 Racing - 2012 Chinese Grand Prix

China GP - Qualifying Results

Pos No Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Laps
1 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:36.875 1:35.725 1:35.121 11
2 4 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:36.763 1:35.902 1:35.626 14
3 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1:36.797 1:35.794 1:35.691 13
4 14 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:36.863 1:35.853 1:35.784 13
5 9 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 1:36.850 1:35.921 1:35.898 15
6 3 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:36.746 1:35.942 1:36.191 16
7 2 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:36.682 1:35.700 1:36.290 14
8 15 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1:36.198 1:35.831 1:36.524 17
9 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:36.292 1:35.982 1:36.622 17
10 10 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1:36.343 1:35.903 15
11 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:36.911 1:36.031 11
12 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:36.556 1:36.255 14
13 18 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1:36.528 1:36.283 14
14 19 Bruno Senna Williams-Renault 1:36.674 1:36.289 14
15 11 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:36.639 1:36.317 14
16 12 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1:36.921 1:36.745 14
17 16 Daniel Ricciardo STR-Ferrari 1:36.933 1:36.956 14
18 17 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Ferrari 1:37.714 8
19 20 Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 1:38.463 9
20 21 Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 1:38.677 7
21 24 Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 1:39.282 10
22 25 Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 1:39.717 10
23 22 Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 1:40.411 7
24 23 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1:41.000 10

Q1 107% Time 1:42.931
Note - Hamilton qualified second, but drops five grid places as penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change.

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