UBS Chinese Grand Prix

Who will win the Chinese Grand Prix?

Fernando Alonso
1
3%
Lewis Hamilton
11
28%
Jenson Button
5
13%
Mark Webber
2
5%
Sergio Perez
1
3%
Sebastian Vettel
3
8%
Kimi Raikkonen
9
23%
Bruno Senna
0
No votes
Kamui Kobayashi
1
3%
Paul di Resta
0
No votes
Michael Schumacher
2
5%
Nico Rosberg
4
10%
Other
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 39

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Re: UBS Chinese Grand Prix

Post by The Immortal Dragon » 15 Apr 2012, 19:22

What an incredible race.
I'm extremely pleased for Nico, but very very gutted for Michael. He would have scored his first podium since his comeback, no doubt about it.
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Re: UBS Chinese Grand Prix

Post by Eric_Cartman » 15 Apr 2012, 19:32

Shanghai is probably one of the best circuits in F1. We had very good races there in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. I only can remember one boring race there and that was in 2008.
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Re: UBS Chinese Grand Prix

Post by cherryxgrenade » 15 Apr 2012, 19:33

Tell you something, all those people who bet money on Nico Rosberg winning must be feeling dead chuffed now.

So happy for him, think he deserved it. I think it was gutting for Michael and Kimi though, what with Michael DNFing and Kimi losing all those places so close to the end.

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Re: UBS Chinese Grand Prix

Post by François » 15 Apr 2012, 21:02

Whoa, hadn't seen that Webber stunt. :blink: When did that happen? How did the car survive that?

Anyway! Great race once again (I had very much enjoyed last year's Chinese GP as well). Overdue win for Rosberg, let's hope that one will unlock the counter as turned out to be the case for other "late" winners (Häkkinen, Button, Webber). Now that Mercedes is a force to be reckoned with, it definitely looks like we have a fabulous season ahead of us.

Also: some fantastic racing in the latter stages. I loved the somewhat GP2-esque fight between Grosjean and Maldonado, neither could afford a third successive retirement and yet neither gave an inch. Keep it up boys! :thumbsup:
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Re: UBS Chinese Grand Prix

Post by F1Fan88 » 16 Apr 2012, 13:58

Hamilton has found the consistency that he had back in 2007 when he reeled off podium after podium, a 2011 Hamilton would have broken his nose on Massa or Perez today, encouraging to see.

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Re: UBS Chinese Grand Prix

Post by megasyxx » 16 Apr 2012, 16:31

Jolly Norbert "Fat Claus" Haug was so happy that he pointed the Mercedes Benz logos on all the 3 drivers on the podium - all on their right chest side, but can't seem to find the logo on his very own jacket :P
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Re: UBS Chinese Grand Prix

Post by hamilton10000 » 16 Apr 2012, 18:11

Eric_Cartman wrote:Shanghai is probably one of the best circuits in F1. We had very good races there in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. I only can remember one boring race there and that was in 2008.

4 of those were wet which is probably what made them more exciting rather than the circuit itself

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Re: UBS Chinese Grand Prix

Post by phil1993 » 16 Apr 2012, 18:14

One thing that hasn't been picked up I think was just how good Charles Pic was this weekend. He was only 1.5s behind Glock at the finish, brilliant job :thumbsup:

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Re: UBS Chinese Grand Prix

Post by donald29 » 16 Apr 2012, 18:22

Am waiting for a Virgin / Marussia rookie to last more than a season in F1.

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Re: UBS Chinese Grand Prix

Post by François » 16 Apr 2012, 22:04

phil1993 wrote:One thing that hasn't been picked up I think was just how good Charles Pic was this weekend. He was only 1.5s behind Glock at the finish, brilliant job :thumbsup:

Well, it's not always easy to pick up just how "brilliant" the guy who finishes twentieth is. :roll::

Maybe we should save some superlatives for when he actually picks up some points. :p
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Re: UBS Chinese Grand Prix

Post by KevC » 16 Apr 2012, 22:11

phil1993 wrote:One thing that hasn't been picked up I think was just how good Charles Pic was this weekend. He was only 1.5s behind Glock at the finish, brilliant job :thumbsup:

Charles Pic – The team took the canny decision to call Pic to drive through the pits on lap 48 without stopping, allowing the leaders to pass without costing him too much time. Until that point he had been around ten seconds behind Glock – he crossed the line less than half a second behind his team mate.

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Re: UBS Chinese Grand Prix

Post by zoefrances » 18 Apr 2012, 12:57

what an awesome race china was, best race so far

pleased to see nico win :)

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