2013 Chinese Grand Prix

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[F1] Hamilton Gets Podium Finish; Rosberg Retires in Chinese Grand Prix

A strong qualifying session turned into a mixed performance for the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team at the 2013 Chinese Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton managed to finish third for back-to-back podium finishes (he also finished third in Malaysia), but teammate Nico Rosberg had to retire on lap 22 because of a suspension problem. Fernando Alonso of Scuderia Ferrari took home the win, and by a comfortable margin, too. He was 10.168 seconds ahead of second-placer Kimi Raikkonen. Rosberg said that he felt considerable understeer right from the get go, but it only worsened after his pit stop. It really wasn’t a very good race for him at the point where… Continue Reading »


Hamilton Takes Pole in Chinese GP Qualifying

Lewis Hamilton showed off more of Mercedes’ potential this season as he claimed the pole position for Mercedes AMG Petronas at the qualifying session for the 2013 Chinese Grand Prix. Nico Rosberg also performed well in qualifying, getting a second-row start by qualifying at P4. “Pole position is a great result for us today and to achieve it in my third race for the team is such a good feeling,” said Hamilton, who will be aiming for his third career Chinese GP victory. “I had to make sure the radio was off after my engineer told me I had pole because I was so excited! None of us expected this… Continue Reading »


Mercedes Downplays Its Chances At The Chinese Grand Prix

Despite their win at the Chinese Grand Prix last year, Mercedes head Toto Wolff is playing down its chances of retaining the title as the season starts. Last year was the first win of the team since it returned to Formula 1 racing behind the commanding victory of Nico Rosberg in Shanghai. Although the team is supposedly second only to Red Bull according to Lewis Hamilton, Wolf is trying to be more realistic about the team’s chances this year. He indicated that questions were asked if they will be able to repeat its 2013 win, but what happened last year may not increase its chances this year on the track…. Continue Reading »


Mercedes AMG Petronas Gears Up for 2013 Chinese Grand Prix

Formula 1 action resumes next weekend as the 2013 Chinese Grand Prix takes center stage, and you can count on the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team to bring their A game to the Shanghai Intenrational Circuit following a solid first two races in the season. “I enjoy the Shanghai track a great deal and I have a positive feeling going there with the car that we have at the moment,” said Nico Rosberg, who has led 46% (78 out of 168) of the total laps in the circuit over the past three years and took the win last year. “We’ve had a strong start to the season and I’m confident… Continue Reading »


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