Formula 1 Race Results

2013 Chinese Grand Prix
April 14  —  Shanghai Circuit
Fastest Lap: Sebastian Vettel (1"36.808)
Practice
Qualification
Race
Pos Pole Change Pts Driver / Team Laps Time/Retired Fastest Lap Speed Trap Avg Speed
1 3 +2▲ 25 Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
56 1:36:26.945 1:39.506 (46) 319.200 0.000
2 2 0 18 Kimi Räikkönen
Lotus F1 Team
56 +10.100 1:39.955 (51) 318.000 0.000
3 1 -2▼ 15 Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
56 +12.300 1:39.981 (50) 319.900 0.000
4 9 +5▲ 12 Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull Racing
56 +12.500 1:36.808 (53) 310.900 0.000
5 8 +3▲ 10 Jenson Button
McLaren
56 +35.200 1:38.058 (56) 312.400 0.000
6 5 -1▼ 8 Felipe Massa
Ferrari
56 +40.800 1:40.284 (55) 319.400 0.000
7 7 0 6 Daniel Ricciardo
Scuderia Toro Rosso
56 +42.600 1:40.240 (55) 320.900 0.000
8 11 +3▲ 4 Paul di Resta
Sahara Force India
56 +51.000 1:40.101 (55) 318.300 0.000
9 6 -3▼ 2 Romain Grosjean
Lotus F1 Team
56 +53.400 1:40.563 (55) 317.600 0.000
10 10 0 1 Nico Hülkenberg
Sauber
56 +56.500 1:40.630 (31) 316.800 0.000
11 12 +1▲ Sergio Perez
McLaren
56 +1:3.800 1:41.281 (55) 316.900 0.000
12 15 +3▲ Jean-Eric Vergne
Scuderia Toro Rosso
56 +1:12.600 1:40.138 (56) 320.800 0.000
13 16 +3▲ Valtteri Bottas
Williams F1
56 +1:33.800 1:38.200 (53) 309.600 0.000
14 14 0 Pastor Maldonado
Williams F1
56 +1:35.400 1:40.968 (54) 305.300 0.000
15 18 +3▲ Jules Bianchi
Marussia F1
55 +1 Laps 1:41.537 (35) 319.000 0.000
16 20 +4▲ Charles Pic
Caterham F1
55 +1 Laps 1:41.997 (48) 315.200 0.000
17 19 +2▲ Max Chilton
Marussia F1
55 +1 Laps 1:41.978 (39) 318.400 0.000
18 21 +3▲ Giedo van der Garde
Caterham F1
55 +1 Laps 1:42.357 (42) 314.500 0.000
RET 4 Nico Rosberg
Mercedes
21 1:43.378 (7) 319.100 0.000
RET 13 Adrian Sutil
Sahara Force India
5 ACC 1:44.257 (3) 317.900 0.000
RET 17 Esteban Gutiérrez
Sauber
4 ACC 1:44.775 (2) 318.600 0.000
RET 22 Mark Webber
Red Bull Racing
15 1:43.416 (12) 319.300 0.000
Pole Driver / Team Q1 Time Q2 Time Q3 Time Laps
1 Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:35.793 1:35.078 1:34.484 9
2 Kimi Räikkönen
Lotus F1 Team
1:37.046 1:35.659 1:34.761 11
3 Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
1:36.253 1:35.148 1:34.788 12
4 Nico Rosberg
Mercedes
1:35.959 1:35.537 1:34.861 9
5 Felipe Massa
Ferrari
1:35.972 1:35.403 1:34.933 12
6 Romain Grosjean
Lotus F1 Team
1:36.929 1:36.065 1:35.364 9
7 Daniel Ricciardo
Scuderia Toro Rosso
1:36.993 1:36.258 1:35.998 15
8 Jenson Button
McLaren
1:36.667 1:35.784 2:5.673 12
9 Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull Racing
1:36.537 1:35.343 13
10 Nico Hülkenberg
Sauber
1:36.985 1:36.261 11
11 Paul di Resta
Sahara Force India
1:37.478 1:36.287 9
12 Sergio Perez
McLaren
1:36.952 1:36.314 10
13 Adrian Sutil
Sahara Force India
1:37.349 1:36.405 11
14 Pastor Maldonado
Williams F1
1:37.281 1:37.139 10
15 Jean-Eric Vergne
Scuderia Toro Rosso
1:37.508 1:37.199 12
16 Valtteri Bottas
Williams F1
1:37.769 3
17 Esteban Gutiérrez
Sauber
1:37.990 5
18 Jules Bianchi
Marussia F1
1:38.780 6
19 Max Chilton
Marussia F1
1:39.537 3
20 Charles Pic
Caterham F1
1:39.614 6
21 Giedo van der Garde
Caterham F1
1:39.660 6
22 Mark Webber
Red Bull Racing
1:36.148 1:36.679 6
Driver / Team P1 Time P1 Laps P2 Time P2 Laps P3 Time P3 Laps Total Laps
Adrian Sutil
Sahara Force India
Max Chilton
Marussia F1
Mark Webber
Red Bull Racing
Nico Hülkenberg
Sauber
Nico Rosberg
Mercedes
Paul di Resta
Sahara Force India
Pastor Maldonado
Williams F1
Romain Grosjean
Lotus F1 Team
Sergio Perez
McLaren
Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull Racing
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
Kimi Räikkönen
Lotus F1 Team
Charles Pic
Caterham F1
Daniel Ricciardo
Scuderia Toro Rosso
Esteban Gutiérrez
Sauber
Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
Felipe Massa
Ferrari
Giedo van der Garde
Caterham F1
Jules Bianchi
Marussia F1
Jenson Button
McLaren
Jean-Eric Vergne
Scuderia Toro Rosso
Valtteri Bottas
Williams F1

Race Review

Alonso masterful in Shanghai (F1Plus / Chris Cameron-Dow) - Fernando Alono's 2013 championship has gained some much-needed momentum after the Spaniard took a comfortable victory in the Chinese Grand Prix. Kimi Raikkonen finished second, holding off pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton in the closing stages, while a fast-charging Sebastian Vettel just missed out on a podium and finished fourth. Hamilton led off the start, followed by the Ferrari pair of Alonso and Massa, while Raikkonen made a poor start to drop to fourth from second on the grid. The early stages of the race were all about pit stops, as the drivers who started on the soft option tyres pitted early to put on the more durable medium prime tyres. Mark Webber, starting from the pit-lane after being excluded from qualifying, stopped at the end of the first lap, which proved to be an inspired choice as he was in amongst the leaders until he first crashed into Daniel Ricciardo and then retired with a loose wheel. At the end of the race, the drivers who had started on primes and left their option run late were extremely quick. Jenson Button and Sebastian Vettel were the only front-runners to do so, and Vettel then proceeded to deliver laps that would have been reasonable in qualfiying. He caught Lewis Hamilton at over 3 seconds a lap and crossed the finish line just two tenths of a second behind the Mercedes driver. Esteban Gutierrez provided the early action, braking too late at the end of the long back straight and destroying the front-right corner of his Sauber against the rear wing of Adrian Sutil's Force India. Sutil was particularly unfortunate as he was running well and looking forward to scoring good points. But the most bizarre of all the incidents during the race involved Mark Webber. He first attempted to pass Daniel Ricciardo from much to far back into turn 4. Predictably, Ricciardo turned in and Webber cannoned into the sidepod of the Toro Rosso, spinning Ricciardo around and damaging his own front wing. Webber then pitted for new tyres and a new nose, and emerged without a properly attached right-rear tyre. He tried to make it back to the pits very slowly and managed to get all the way to turn 13, but then the tyre came off and went rolling in amongst the traffic on the exit of the corner. Fortunately, everyone managed to avoid the tyre and Webber pulled over to stop on the side of the track. But he is likely to be fined for the incident, as the team knew the wheel was loose and should have stopped him immediately. At the front, Alono's pace went virtually unchallenged. He was far enough ahead at the final pitstop to come out second, just behind the out of position Sebastian Vettel who still had to make a late stop for option tyres. Alonso made quick work of passing Vettel and then just disappeared into the distance. The Ferrari team told him not to push on the radio, but his relaxed pace was still too quick for those behind him to get close to him. Vettel continues to lead the Drivers Championship on 52 points, just three points ahead of Raikkonen. Alonso is a further six points back in third. It's still early days in the championship, but Ferrari, Lotus, Mercedes and Red Bull appear to be the dominant teams. McLaren's race pace is much improved, but they still have qualifying issues.
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