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Round 3 - Shanghai I Editorial

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shanghai EDITOR: Stefan Bartholomaeus ART DIRECTOR: Steven Neumann DESIGN: Kirstie Fuentes SALES/MARKETING: Leisa Emberson PARTNERS: Armor All Castrol Edge OzSpeedShop Coates Hire Crimsafe Finance Ezi IRWIN Pirtek

Driver Reduction System While I don’t pretend to understand what Sebastian Vettel meant exactly when he explained that he “didn’t deliberately” pass Mark Webber in the closing stages of the Malaysian Grand Prix, the Sepang race was another reminder that overtaking is way too easy in modern Formula 1. Granted, Vettel’s pass on Webber was a hard fought manoeuvre that took several corners to pull off, but for the majority of the event, drivers had simply been ranging up on their rivals through the DRS zone that headed into the final corner, and then cruising by through the second DRS zone on the front straight. The DRS is not a new phenomenon and, as is not unusual with change, much of the initial debate about its legitimacy has subsided over time. What stands out, however, is the fact that early concerns that the system is too beneficial for the car behind were dismissed under the premise that it would take time to work out how to strike the right balance with the length of the zones. We’ve now had almost 50 Grand Prix run with DRS active. Shouldn’t someone have worked it out by now? Born out of McLaren’s clever pioneering of the ‘F-Duct’ during the 2010 season, the DRS wasn’t a fundamentally bad idea back when the races lacked action. But with no end in sight to the squishy-tyre induced mayhem that Grand Prix racing has turned into over the last 24 months, it’s time to send DRS packing and at least restore some of the lost art of overtaking.

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Round 3 - Shanghai I Cover Story

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Cutting through the Bull Red Bull Racing is well and truly under the spotlight as the F1 circus heads to China

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pats between team-mates and rows over team orders are nothing new in Formula 1, but Red Bull Racing duo Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber took proceedings to a whole new level last time out in Sepang. Vettel’s decision to overtake Webber for the win during the final stint of the Malaysian Grand Prix despite orders to the contrary from team principal Christian Horner have unsurprisingly continued to dominate the Formula 1 news agenda over the three week break between races. Vettel says he’s keen to move on from the incident, but regardless of the result this weekend, a controversy of this magnitude will not blow over too quickly. The German will be doing well if he does not become distracted by continued media

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interest in the story in Shanghai. The 25year-old gave a clear indication that he’ll be on the front, foot in China however, by presenting a somewhat indignant position in a pre-event press video.

As central as the drivers have been to the furore, the biggest question to come out of Sepang undoubtedly rests with the team. Just who calls the shots at Red Bull Racing?

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“I apologised to the team straight afterwards for putting myself above the team, which I didn’t mean to do,” he explained. “(But) I don’t apologise for winning, I think that’s why people employed me in the first place and why I’m here. I love racing and that’s what I do.” Webber, meanwhile, has been true to his words straight after the Malaysian race, where he said he’d be turning his phone off and heading to Australia for a surf. He won’t be facing the media until the traditional Thursday afternoon pre-event press conference at the circuit.

The fact that the outfit is headed by an eclectic mix of characters, including Red Bull’s founder Dietrich Mateschitz, its appointed F1 team “advisor” Dr Helmut Marko, legendary technical director Adrian Newey and the aforementioned Horner, appears central to the problem. ™

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In the explosive days of Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost at McLaren, perhaps the hardest team duo to control in F1 history, it was at least clear that Ron Dennis’ word was final. It didn’t always go smoothly, but the team’s agenda was clear. Likewise, Jean Todt’s management of the Michael Schumacher/Rubens Barrichello


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era at Ferrari may not have made the Frenchman the most popular man in the sport, but his command was unquestioned. “If there was a manager with balls, he would have had them switch positions again,” claimed the always outspoken Flavio Briatore, a former manager of Webber, post-Sepang.

“I don’t think (Vettel) undermined Christian’s authority at all because Christian knows exactly what should have happened and didn’t happen,” Ecclestone was quoted as saying in Britain’s The Sun newspaper. “Put yourself in Christian’s position – what should he now do? Did he give orders in the first place and, if he did, how could he then give more orders?”

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Amid growing question marks against Horner’s authority at Red Bull Racing, it’s notable that one of those quick to jump to the former racer’s defence was Bernie Ecclestone. The Formula 1 commercial rights has long been an ally of Horner, whose outfit’s departure from the Formula One Teams Association in late 2011 triggered the downfall of that lobby group, playing directly into Ecclestone’s hands.

Red Bull Racing posted a statement to its website in the days following the Malaysian Grand Prix explaining that it would deal with the situation of Vettel’s defiance behind closed doors.

“I don’t apologise for winning” stance. Vettel may only be 25, but he’s already a three-time World Champion. Maybe he’s already playing the role of quasi-team principal, too? The team principals from McLaren (Martin Whitmarsh) and Lotus (Eric Boullier) helped give perspective to the situation following the Sepang race. “You don’t have a choice, you have to sit down and deal with it,” opined Whitmarsh when asked what he’d do if one of his drivers defied orders.

“It’s worth noting that this is not an entirely new situation for us,” the statement read in part.

“The driver is putting himself presumably in breach of contract and the team is bigger than any driver, isn’t it? At any team.

“Each incident has been managed in our own way behind closed doors and this will be no different.”

“With a team having 600-700 people in it, you have really got to remind them. But drivers are competitive things, and it is a challenge.”

The fact that the squad hasn’t given any public hint of a sanction against Vettel sits awkwardly alongside the German’s continued

Added Boullier: “I don’t know the whole story but it looks like with Red Bull in the past, Vettel

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already had some favours compared to Mark. “It is not easy - but then you have to sit down with the people. The team was thinking about the Constructors’ Championship, which is why they asked Webber and Vettel to keep their positions. “So they need to have a proper discussion about the reasons behind it. “Obviously I understand Seb wants to win, just like Mark, but perhaps already he is thinking about the championship because he knows it is going to be tough. “But as a team principal, except if you favour one driver clearly, you always need to do what is best for the team.” The phrase ‘team-mate’ has always been a bit of a misnomer in Formula 1, but not until Red Bull came along had the very concept of ‘team’ been put into question. Let’s see if the characteristically brilliant raw pace of the Red Bulls can heal all wounds in China.

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Round 3 - Shanghai I Track Details

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shanghai International Circuit Technical preview with the Lotus F1 team.

THE CAR Rear wing Slightly less downforce than in Sepang and Albert Park in deference to the opportunities for overtaking provided by the two straights in Shangai. Brakes Shanghai is not a severe circuit for brakes. There are some heavy braking zones of up to 5G of deceleration – Turn 1 into 2, Turns 6, 11 and 14 but they are well spread over a lap giving time for the discs and pads to cool. Suspension Kerbs are low meaning that the right height can be lower than would otherwise be necessary. Bumpy braking zone into turn one tests the car’s damping capabilities. The set-up needs to encourage good change of direction from the car at both high speeds (Turns 7-8) and low speeds (Turns 2-3 and 9-10). Tyres Pirelli’s P Zero White medium and P Zero Yellow soft tyres will be nominated. The asphalt is not especially aggressive and temperatures are not particularly high, so there will not be a lot of degradation. There are some significant lateral forces on the car in Turns 1, 8 and 13. Front Wing Front wing gives slightly less load than at

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the previous two circuits. Engine Shanghai is about in the middle of the table for the stresses it puts on engines. There is one very long straight where the engine is pushed to its most severe usage, but the rest of the circuit features 16 medium to low corners meaning the engine is used at relatively lower revs for the rest of the lap. The straight between Turns 13 and 14 gives Shanghai the longest straight on the F1 calendar. Gear ratios are therefore carefully calculated to trade off acceleration and maximum speed taking account of aero set-up, engine power, weather, KERS and DRS usage. Short ratios favour acceleration; a longer top gear ratio permits higher maximum speed.

straight into turn 2 and can be viewed as a single, increasing radius corner which places a lot of load on the front tyres. Tyre management in this corner helps with the durability of the tyres. Turns 3, 6-10 There are heavy traction demands out of these corners. Turn 4 Heavy braking here. Turns 7-8 Good high speed change of direction required here. Turn 9

into turn 9 is tricky – transition OurBraking proud platinum partners from high speed corners into heavy

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The circuit layout has two straights and a mix of corners, from tight hairpins to flowing curves and radial turns. The constant changes of direction mean correct engine mapping is extremely important to give the drive out of the corners. Turns 12 and 13, the radial corner that leads onto the longest straight on the circuit, demand particular attention. Turns 1-2 These can be bumpy which unsettles the car. This makes braking difficult in the entry phase of the first corner. Turn 1 leads

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Turn 13 Turn 13 is banked providing an interesting challenge for the drivers. Turn 14 One of the most high-speed features of the season, the cars have to slow for turn 14 at the end of the long straight. Although this is one of a few heavy braking areas around the track, these are well spread over a lap so the brakes have sufficient time to cool – it’s not a harsh track on braking.


Round 3 - Shanghai I Bagman

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The Bagman says...

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here was little splitting Red Bull, Ferrari Lotus and Mercedes over the first two events of the 2013 season, and all indicators point towards these four teams being the ones to beat this weekend. Which one of the four will triumph in China may end up depending on track conditions as much as anything. Mercedes’ triumph in Shanghai last year

was a case in point, with Nico Rosberg streaking into the distance as his W03 lapped up the cool track. Going by what we saw in Australia and Malaysia, Red Bull is likely to have the outright fastest car in Shanghai, especially if there is reasonable temperature. The Chinese layout is very hard on front tyres, however, which could bring the rubber-

friendly Lotus entries right into the mix. Further back, McLaren showed signs of improvement in Malaysia but is still some way from the pace. Don’t expect miracles from the Woking outfit here. Nico Hulkenberg’s Sauber and the two Force Indias will ensure that Jenson Button will have to work hard in order to squeak into the top 10 on Sunday.

2013 Formula 1 World Championship Entry List #

Driver

Team

Chassis

Engine

1

Sebastian VETTEL (DEU)

Infiniti Red Bull Racing

Red Bull Racing

Renault

2

Mark WEBBER (AUS)

Infiniti Red Bull Racing

Red Bull Racing

Renault

3

Fernando ALONSO (ESP)

Scuderia Ferrari

Ferrari

Ferrari

4

Felipe MASSA (BRA)

Scuderia Ferrari

Ferrari

Ferrari

5

Jenson BUTTON (GBR)

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

McLaren

Mercedes

6

Sergio PEREZ MENDOZA (MEX)

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

McLaren

Mercedes

7

Kimi RAIKKONEN (FIN)

Lotus F1 Team

Lotus

Renault

8

Romain GROSJEAN (FRA)

Lotus F1 Team

Lotus

Renault

9

Nico ROSBERG (DEU)

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team

Mercedes

Mercedes

10

Lewis HAMILTON (GBR)

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team

Mercedes

Mercedes

11

Nico HULKENBERG (DEU)

Sauber F1 Team

Sauber

Ferrari

12

Esteban GUTIERREZ (MEX)

Sauber F1 Team

Sauber

Ferrari

14

Paul DI RESTA (GBR)

Sahara Force India F1 Team

Force India

Mercedes

15

Adrian SUTIL (DEU)

Sahara Force India F1 Team

Force India

Mercedes

16

Pastor MALDONADO (VEN)

Williams F1 Team

Williams

Renault

17

Valtteri BOTTAS (FIN)

Williams F1 Team

Williams

Renault

18

Jean-Eric VERGNE (FRA)

Scuderia Toro Rosso

Toro Rosso

Ferrari

19

Daniel RICCIARDO (AUS)

Scuderia Toro Rosso

Toro Rosso

Ferrari

20

Charles PIC (FRA)

Caterham F1 Team

Caterham

Renault

21

Giedo VAN DER GARDE (NDL)

Caterham F1 Team

Caterham

Renault

22

Jules BIANCHI (FRA)

Marussia F1 Team

Marussia

Cosworth

23

Max CHILTON (GBR)

Marussia F1 Team

Marussia

Cosworth

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Round 3 - Shanghai I Driver Profiles

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Infiniti Red Bull Racing Chassis: RB9 Engine: Renault RS27-2013 Base: Milton Keynes, UK Team principal: Christian Horner Chief technical officer: Adrian Newey Chief designer: Rob Marshall World Championships: 3

Sebastian Vettel

Mark Webber

Nationality: German Date of Birth: 03/07/1987 Debut: Indianapolis, 2007 Wins: 27 Best championship finish: 1st (2010-2012) Other career Highlights: 2nd 2009 Formula 1 World Championship, 2nd 2006 Formula 3 Euro Series, 2nd 2004 Formula BMW ADAC

Nationality: Australian Date of Birth: 27/08/1976 Debut: Albert Park, 2002 Wins: 9 Best championship finish: 3rd (2010 & 2011) Other career Highlights: 2nd 2001 International F3000, , 3rd 1998 FIA GT Championship, 1st 1996 British Formula Ford Festival

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Scuderia Ferrari Chassis: F138 Engine: Ferrari 056 Base: Maranello, Italy Team principal: Stefano Domenicali Chassis director: Pat Fry Chief designer: Nikolas Tombazis World Championships: 16

Fernando Alonso

Felipe Massa

Nationality: Spanish Date of Birth: 29/07/1981 Debut: Albert Park, 2001 Wins: 30 Best championship finish: 1st (2005 & 2006) Other career highlights: 2nd 2010 & 2012 F1 World Championship, 3rd 2007 F1 World Championship, 1st 1999 Euro Open by Nissan

Nationality: Brazilian Date of Birth: 25/04/1981 Debut: Albert Park, 2002 Wins: 11 Best championship finish: 2nd (2008) Other career highlights: 3rd 2006 F1 World Championship, 4th 2007 F1 World Championship, 1st 2001 Euro Formula 3000, 1st 2000 Formula Renault Eurocup

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Vodafone Mclaren Mercedes Chassis: MP4-28 Engine: Mercedes-Benz FO 108Z Base: Woking, UK Team principal: Martin Whitmarsh Technical director: Tim Goss Chairman: Ron Dennis World Championships: 8

Jenson Button

Sergio Perez

Nationality: British Date of Birth: 19/01/1980 Debut: Albert Park, 2000 Wins: 15 Best championship finish: 1st (2009) Other career highlights: 1st 1998 British Formula Ford Festival, 1998 British Formula Ford Champion

Nationality: Mexican Date of Birth: 26/01/1990 Debut: Albert Park, 2011 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: 10th (2012) Other career highlights: 2nd 2010 GP2 Series, 4th 2007 British F3 Championship Class, 1st 2007 British Formula 3 National Class

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Round 3 - Shanghai I Driver Profiles

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Lotus F1 Team Chassis: E21 Engine: Renault RS27- 2013 Base: Enstone, UK Team principal: Eric Boullier Technical chief: James Allison Gerard Lopez: Chairman World Championships: 4 (1994, 1995, 2005, 2006)

Kimi Raikkonen

Romain Grosjean

Nationality: Finnish Date of Birth: 17/10/1979 Debut: Albert Park, 2001 Wins: 20 Best championship finish: 1st (2007) Other career highlights: 2nd 2003 & 2005 F1 World Championship,3rd 2008 & 2012 F1 World Championship, 2000 British Formula Renault champion

Nationality: French Date of Birth: 17/04/1986 Debut: Valencia, 2009 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: 8th Other career highlights: 2011 GP2 and GP2 Asia Series champion, 2010 Auto GP champion, 2007 F3 Euro Series champion

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Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Chassis: F1 W04 Engine: Mercedes-Benz FO 108Z Base: Brackley, UK Team principal: Ross Brawn Technical director: Bob Bell Head of motorsport: Toto Wolf World Championships: 0

Nico Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton

Nationality: German Date of Birth: 27/06/1985 Debut: Sakhir, 2006 Wins: 1 Best championship finish: 7th (2009, 2010 & 2011) Career Highlights: 2nd 2008 Singapore Grand Prix, 2005 GP2 Champion, 1st 2002 Formula BMW ADAC

Nationality: British Date of Birth: 07/01/1985 Debut: Albert Park, 2007 Wins: 21 Best championship finish: 1st (2008) Other career highlights: 2nd 2007 F1 World Championship, 2006 GP2 champion, 2005 Formula 3 Euroseries champion

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Sauber F1 Team Chassis: C32 Engine: Ferrari 056 Base: Hinwil, Switzerland Team founder: Peter Sauber Team principal: Monisha Kaltenborn Chief designer: Matt Norris World Championships: 0

Nico Hulkenberg

Esteban Gutierrez

Nationality: German Date of Birth: 19/08/1987 Debut: Sakhir, 2010 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: 11th (2012) Other career highlights: Pole Position for 2010 Brazilian Grand Prix, 2009 GP2 Series Champion, 2005 Formula BMW ADAC champion

Nationality: Mexican Date of Birth: 05/08/1991 Debut: Albert Park, 2013 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: Career Highlights: 2010 GP3 Series champion, 3rd 2012 GP2 Series, 1st 2008 Formula BMW Europe, 3rd 2008 Formula BMW World Final

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Sahara Force India F1 Team Chassis: VJM06 Engine: Mercedes-Benz FO 108Z Base: Silverstone, UK Team principal: Vijay Mallya Deputy team principal: Bob Fernley Technical director: Andrew Green World Championships: 0

Paul Di Resta

Adrian Sutil

Nationality: Scottish Date of Birth: 16/04/1986 Debut: Albert Park, 2011 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: 13th (2011) Career Highlights: 2010 DTM Champion, 2006 Formula 3 Euroseries Champion, 1st 2006 Masters of Formula 3

Nationality: German Date of Birth: 11/01/1983 Debut: Albert Park, 2007 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: 9th (2011) Other career highlights: 2006 All-Japan Formula 3 champion, 3rd 2006 Macau Grand Prix, 2nd 2003 Formula 3 Euro Series

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Williams Chassis: FW35 Engine: Renault RS27- 2013 Base: Grove, UK Team principal: Frank Williams Technical director: Mike Coughlan Chief engineer: Xevi Pujolar World Championships: 9

Pastor Maldonado

Valtteri Bottas

Nationality: Venezuelan Date of Birth: 09/03/1985 Debut: Albert Park, 2011 Wins: 1 Best championship finish: 15th (2012) Career Highlights: Pole position for 2012 Spanish Grand Prix, 2010 GP2 Champion, 3rd 2006 Formula Renault 3.5, 1st 2004 Formula Renault 2000 Italia

Nationality: Finnish Date of Birth: 28/08/1989 Debut: Albert Park, 2013 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: - Career Highlights: 1st 2011 GP3 Series, 3rd 2009 & 2010 Formula 3 Euro Series, 1st 2009 & 2010 Masters of Formula 3

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Scuderia Toro Rosso Chassis: STR8 Engine: Ferrari 056 Debut: Sakhir, 2006 Base: Faenza, Italy Team principal: Franz Tost Technical director: James Key Chief designer: Luca Furbatto World Championships: 0

Jean-Eric Vergne

Daniel Ricciardo

Nationality: French Date of Birth: 25/04/1990 Debut: Albert Park, 2012 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: 17th (2012) Career Highlights: 2nd 2011 Formula Renault 3.5 Series, 2010 British Formula 3 champion, 2nd European Formula Renault 2.0 series

Nationality: Australian Date of Birth: 01/07/1989 Debut: Silverstone, 2011 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: 18th (2012) Career Highlights: 2009 British Formula 3 champion, 2nd 2010 Formula Renault 3.5 series

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Caterham F1 Team Chassis: CT03 Engine: Renault RS27-2013 Base: Hingham, UK Team principal: Cyril Abiteboul Technical director: Mark Smith Team owner: Tony Fernandes World Championships: 0

Charles Pic

Giedo Van Der Garde

Nationality: French Date of Birth: 15/02/1990 Debut: Albert Park, 2012 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: 21st (2012) Other career highlights: 4th 2011 GP2 Series, 3rd 2008 and 2009 Formula Renault 3.5

Nationality: Dutch Date of Birth: 25/04/1985 Debut: Albert Park, 2013 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: Career highlights: 3rd 2011 GP2 Asia Series, 5th 2011 GP2 Series, 1st 2008 Formula Renault 3.5 Series, 2nd 2006 Masters of Formula 3

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Marussia F1 Team Chassis: MR02 Engine: Cosworth CA2012 Base: Banbury, UK Team principal: John Booth Technical director: Pat Symmonds Sporting director: Graeme Lowdon World Championships: 0

Jules Bianchi

Max Chilton

Nationality: French Date of Birth: 03/08/1989 Debut: Albert Park, 2013 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: Career Highlights: 2nd 2012 Formula Renault 3.5 Series, 2nd 2011 GP2 Asia Series, 3rd 2010 & 2011 GP2 Series, 1st 2008 Formula 3 Euro Series

Nationality: British Date of Birth: 21/04/1991 Debut: Albert Park, 2013 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: Career Highlights: 4th 2012 GP2 Series, 4th 2009 British Formula 3 Championship, 10th 2008 British Formula 3 Championship

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Round 3 - Shanghai I Race Stats

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Previous Chinese Grand Prix Winners Year

Driver

Car

Location

2012

Nico Rosberg

Mercedes

Shanghai

2011

Lewis Hamilton

McLaren-Mercedes

Shanghai

2010

Jenson Button

McLaren-Mercedes

Shanghai

2009

Sebastian Vettel

Red Bull-Renault

Shanghai

2008

Lewis Hamilton

McLaren-Mercedes

Shanghai

2007

Kimi Raikkonen

Ferrari

Shanghai

2006

Michael Schumacher

Ferrari

Shanghai

2005

Fernando Alonso

Renault

Shanghai

2004

Rubens Barrichello

Ferrari

Shanghai

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Round 3 - Shanghai I Race Stats

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Championship Standings World Drivers Championship NO

Driver

Nat

Car

Points

1

Sebastian Vettel

DEU

Red Bull

40

2

Kimi Raikkonen

FIN

Lotus

31

3

Mark Webber

AUS

Red Bull

26

4

Lewis Hamilton

GBR

Mercedes

25

5

Felipe Massa

BRA

Ferrari

22

6

Fernando Alonso

ESP

Ferrari

18

7

Nico Rosberg

DEU

Mercedes

12

8

Romain Grosjean

FRA

Lotus

9

9

Adrian Sutil

DEU

Force India

6

10

Paul Di Resta

GBR

Force India

4

11

Nico Hulkenberg

DEU

Sauber

4

12

Jenson Button

GBR

McLaren

2

13

Sergio Perez

MEX

McLaren

2

14

Jean-Eric Vergne

FRA

Toro Rosso

1

15

Valtteri Bottas

FIN

Williams

0

16

Esteban Gutiérrez

MEX

Sauber

0

17

Jules Bianchi

FRA

Marussia

0

18

Charles Pic

FRA

Caterham

0

19

Giedo Van der Garde

NLD

Caterham

0

20

Max Chilton

GBR

Marussia

0

21

Daniel Ricciardo

AUS

Toro Rosso

0

22

Pastor Maldonado

VEN

Williams

0

World Constructors Championship Pos

Constructor

Points

1

Red Bull Racing

66

2

Lotus F1 Team

40

3

Scuderia Ferrari

40

4

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team

37

5

Sahara Force India F1 Team

10

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Sauber F1 Team

4

7

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

4

Scuderia Toro Rosso

1

Williams F1 Team

0

Marussia F1 Team

0

Caterham F1 Team

0

8 9

10 11

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Round 3 - Shanghai I Event Schedule

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Recent World Drivers’ Champions Year

Driver

Nat

Constructor

Wins

Poles

Points

2012

Sebastian Vettel

GER

Red Bull

5

6

281

2011

Sebastian Vettel

GER

Red Bull

11

15

392

2010

Sebastian Vettel

GER

Red Bull

5

10

256

2009

Jenson Button

GBR

Brawn

6

4

95

2008

Lewis Hamilton

GBR

McLaren

5

7

98

2007

Kimi Räikkönen

FIN

Ferrari

6

3

110

2006

Fernando Alonso

ESP

Renault

7

6

134

2005

Fernando Alonso

ESP

Renault

7

6

133

2004

Michael Schumacher

GER

Ferrari

13

8

148

2003

Michael Schumacher

GER

Ferrari

6

5

93

2002

Michael Schumacher

GER

Ferrari

11

7

144

2001

Michael Schumacher

GER

Ferrari

9

11

123

2000

Michael Schumacher

GER

Ferrari

9

9

108

1999

Mika Häkkinen

FIN

McLaren

5

11

76

1998

Mika Häkkinen

FIN

McLaren

8

9

100

1997

Jacques Villeneuve

CAN

Williams

7

10

81

1996

Damon Hill

GBR

Williams

8

9

97

1995

Michael Schumacher

GER

Benetton

9

4

102

1994

Michael Schumacher

GER

Benetton

8

6

92

1993

Alain Prost

FRA

Williams

7

13

99

1992

Nigel Mansell

GBR

Williams

9

14

108

1991

Ayrton Senna

BRA

McLaren

7

8

96

1990

Ayrton Senna

BRA

McLaren

6

10

78

1989

Alain Prost

FRA

McLaren

4

2

76

1988

Ayrton Senna

BRA

McLaren

8

13

90

1987

Nelson Piquet

BRA

Williams

3

4

73

1986

Alain Prost

FRA

McLaren

4

1

72

1985

Alain Prost

FRA

McLaren

5

2

73

1984

Niki Lauda

AUT

McLaren

5

0

72

1983

Nelson Piquet

BRA

Brabham

3

1

59

1982

Keke Rosberg

FIN

Williams

1

1

44

1981

Nelson Piquet

BRA

Brabham

3

4

50

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