Submitted by Matthew Law on Sun, 04/15/2012 - 12:33
Nico Rosberg is the winner of the 2012 FORMULA 1 UBS CHINESE GRAND PRIX.
After more than 50 years, Mercedes finally won the race again! After great qualifying, Nico drove even better race. Calm, precise driving led him to his first victory in Formula 1.
Thriller happened behind him, we might say, there was no way to tell who will finish 2nd or 3rd until the near end of the race. McLaren duo - Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton, after hard and exciting driving took 2nd and 3rd place.
Lewis Hamilton was the fastest man on both practice sessions today with the best time set on first practice session of 1m38.021s, proving again how McLaren is actually fast this season.
Second fastest time of the sessions was Michael Scumacher's time - 1m38.533s, which is more than half a second slower then Lewis's time.
Sebastian Vettel's best time on session one was just 0.002s slower than Michael's time on session two.
Jenson Button is the winner of the 2012 FORMULA 1 QANTAS AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX!
Starting from 2nd place, Jenson quickly overtook Hamilton's first place and kept it for himself during the most of the race. Sebastian Vettel, started from 6th place, but with very calm, precise driving he managed to come very close to Hamilton on 2nd, and with a bit of help of a safety car, he placed himself on the 2nd! Hamilton, after loosing his 1st and 2nd place, in the end managed to stay on 3rd, although near the end of the race he had a bit of a trouble defending from Webber.
On last practice round, we finally saw some nice, warm, and most important, dry weather. That actually meant that teams can finally show what they really got!
And they showed. Very fast Lewis Hamilton in McLaren took first place from Roman Grosjean in Lotus in last seconds, shaving his time by just 0.077s, and finishing with time of 1m25.681s. Behind them was Mark Webber in Red Bull struggling to catch up.
So it officially started, F1 is back, and for every single F1 fan it's the most exciting weekend of the year!
Although fair part of the Europe (including me) had problems getting up around 2 AM to watch first practice session, don't worry - you haven't missed a lot. The rain was pouring before the session started, soaking the fair amount of the track. Of course that meant slower times, full-wet tires, less laps..etc.
All weekend there were signs that Lewis Hamilton’s mojo was coming back, and a dominant victory in Abu Dhabi was just what the McLaren driver needed. In celebration, he dedicated it to his mother Carmen, whose birthday it was.
He was helped immeasurably as Sebastian Vettel spun into retirement in the second corner as his right-rear tyre came off the rim of his Red Bull, but it wasn’t an easy run to the flag as Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso grabbed second place from McLaren’s Jenson Button on the opening lap and thereafter kept him honest.
Submitted by Ivan Martinović on Sun, 09/11/2011 - 09:28
Jenson Button is the winner of this year's FORMULA 1 ENI MAGYAR NAGYDÃJ.
With the semi-wet conditions on the track today, we weren't missing out the fun excitement for sure! Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel starts from pole for the eight time this season, but he has the two McLarens of Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button sitting menacingly behind him.