Sunday, April 15, 2012

Nico wins. Mercedes messes it up for Schumacher

First win for Nico Rosberg in the Chinese Grand Prix. Luck seems to have deserted Michael Schumacher. His mechanic did not fit a nut in his wheel and he had to retire in lap 12. The race Stewards imposed a fine of 5000 Euros on Mercedes for unsafe release. Michael Schumacher has qualified well in the previous two races as well, but due to bad luck he has only 1 points to his credit.

Sebastian Vettel was running at 2nd position before he was overtaken by others. Vettel was on a two stop strategy and hence his tyres were in very bad condition before he was overtaken. However, Vettel has not been reported to have shown a finger to his team. Information is awaited about given his temperamental nature.

1. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:36:26.929
2. Jenson Button McLaren +20.6 secs
3. Lewis Hamilton McLaren +26.0 secs
4. Mark Webber Red Bull +27.9 secs
5. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull +30.4 secs
6. Romain Grosjean Lotus +31.4 secs
7. Bruno Senna Williams +34.5 secs
8. Pastor Maldonado Williams +35.6 secs
9. Fernando Alonso Ferrari +37.2 secs
10. Kamui Kobayashi Sauber +38.7 secs
11. Sergio Perez Sauber +41.0 secs
12. Paul di Resta Force India +42.2 secs
13. Felipe Massa Ferrari +42.7 secs
14. Kimi Raikkonen Lotus +50.5 secs
15. Nico Hulkenberg Force India +51.2 secs
16. Jean-Eric Vergne Torro Rosso +51.7 secs
17. Daniel Ricciardo Torro Rosso +63.1 secs
18. Vitaly Petrov Caterham +1 Lap
19. Timo Glock Marussia +1 Lap
20 Charles Pic Marussia +1 Lap
21 Pedro de la Rosa HRT +1 Lap
22 Narain Karthikeyan HRT +2 Laps
23 Heikki Kovalainen Caterham +3 Laps

Retired Michael Schumacher Mercedes on 12th Lap due to Wheel

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