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A new winner, action through the field, two-stop versus three-stop strategies... The Chinese GP had it all, but who was the class of field in round three of the 2012 F1 world championship?

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Jenny - Unregistered

April 16, 2012 9:12 AM

Nico drove a flawless race but the main drama were Lewis, Webber, Grosjean and the 2 williams drivers battling back from the back! Alonzo, Perez and Koby had ago at each other! The main fact that you cannot build a gap to drop you back into after a pit stop is going to make future races more interesting and it seems like everybody is allow to race apart from Ferrari drivers who are using team orders

blzbub

April 16, 2012 9:26 AM

Half a second clear in qualifying, managed the tyres 'better' than anyone else. Schumie appeared to be as comfortable in second as Nico was in first untill his mis-hap, and won by a pit-stop. Merc and Nico has all the answers.

richard

April 16, 2012 10:28 AM

jenny. ALL teams use team orders to a greater or lesser extent. so why do you pick on ferrari. oh, i see, you heard the maessage to flip, that ferdi was on a different strategy? so i presume that you listened to all messages to allcars!
nico was faster at start of race, and some commentators were saying that schumi was bottling up the other cars to give nico a gap. it that was true, then it was probably team orders as well.
i suggest that if you dont want team orders, that you dont watch f1. it is unfortunately, standard now.

ZAK. - Unregistered

April 16, 2012 11:24 AM

I was impressed by most drivers yesterday but pleased to see Senna grabbing more points for Williams what a turnaround after the barren sesons before.

eeyong - Unregistered

April 16, 2012 12:11 PM

while nico drove a flawless race both button and hamilton had to prove their mettle by fighting their way through the pack.a most entertaining race.

Droog

April 16, 2012 1:31 PM

Good for Nico, and I can't believe it myself, but I actually feel a little sorry for MS!!
Mark Webber shone, and that pass on SV was sweet.
BUT, did anyone else notice, during Vettle's first stop, that he never got the car down to the pit lane speed limit before entering his pit box?
The display on the wheel clearly showed 63 and then 61 as it settled briefly before he braked for his box, which was the very first one in the pit lane. I'm going to watch it back in HD tonight when I get home, but I'm sure that SV got a pass on that one. Bad boy.
All in all I think that the results of this race accurately reflect the cars pecking order this season. Merc/Macca 1-4, then Sauber/Lotus/RBR 5-12 with Fernando as a "floater".
What a great race, best one since Canada last year.

twa96 - Unregistered

April 16, 2012 2:11 PM

Bruno Senna also gets my vote.

The fact that he will be missing 1 practise session on friday's to make way for Bottas (I think that's his name) while Maldonado gets the whole weekend makes every position above Maldonado that much sweeter.

Now all he has to do is improve slightly on quali and stay out of trouble in the first corner of a race and he will get stronger and stronger as the season goes on.

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