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2011 Chinese GP – Race Analysis

Posted in Race Analysis with tags , , , on April 18, 2011 by Sundar Shankar

Lewis Hamilton put the brakes on Vettel’s golden run, beating the Red Bull driver in the Chinese Grand Prix, but more importantly, the former world champion won the race on merit and not because it was handed to him on a platter. Red Bull admittedly didn’t get their KERS working as well as the other teams, but then after Sebastian’s domination in all the practice sessions and qualifying, a McLaren victory was hardly expected.

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2011 Chinese GP – Qualifying Results

Posted in Qualifying Result with tags , , , on April 16, 2011 by Sundar Shankar

Sebastian Vettel has taken pole position for the Chinese GP tomorrow and if you raised an eyebrow on reading that, you must be new to F1 2011. He hasn’t been beaten in qualifying since Singapore last year. And without the engine failure in Korea, Singapore would’ve been the last time he was beaten in a race. Practice pace indicated that the McLarens could run him close in the fight for pole, and a 1-2 by the Brits in Q2 seemed to underline that. But true to his style, the Q3 specialist pulled out a blinding seven tenths on his first run, with a 1:33.706 lap that was so far beyond everyone else that he was able to abort his second run.

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F1 2011 Round 03 – Chinese GP Preview

Posted in Race Previews with tags , , , on April 13, 2011 by Sundar Shankar

Welcome to Round 3 of the 2011 Formula 1 World Championship at the spectacular Shanghai International Circuit in China. The third and final flyaway race before the teams head to Europe and North America, the Chinese Grand Prix arrives just a week after the Malaysian GP. Since 2004, the circuit has been a regular fixture on the calendar, and has extended it’s contract, although its popularity has waned in recent years. Despite the lack of financial success, the circuit and the races have been faultless – the most expensive racing facility ever built has delivered some brilliant races over the last eight years.

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