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Strange coincidences between Lewis Hamilton and Rubens Barrichello, rotten luck for Adrian Sutil, and a championship hanging in the balance. Here are the stats and facts from the Chinese Grand Prix.
Look back on the highlights of the Chinese Grand Prix with this gallery of 30 high-resolution images from Shanghai.
Lewis Hamilton dominated the Chinese Grand Prix and heads into the final race of 2008 with a strong chance of claiming the title that eluded him last year.
Hamilton has seven-point lead
Lewis Hamilton wins in Shanghai
Penalties for Webber and Heidfeld
Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for the Chinese Grand Prix after leading every practice and qualifying session in Shanghai bar one. But with Kimi Raikkonen, Felipe Massa and the ‘third Ferrari’ of Fernando Alonso right behind him he will be under huge pressure at the start. Meanwhile Robert Kubica failed to qualifying inside the top … Continue reading Lewis Hamilton on pole in China (2008 Chinese Grand Prix qualifying)
Hamilton and Ferrari can claim titles
Fernando Alonso told his home press earlier this week: ?σΤιΌ?τYes, no doubt, if I can help, I will help Massa.?σΤιΌ?Ψ. He followed that up in the press conference ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix weekend with: When I said this in Fuji what I meant is that now we have a competitive car it seems … Continue reading Lewis Hamilton is a greater danger to his title hopes than Fernando Alonso is
With two rounds to go Lewis Hamilton has 84 points, Felipe Massa 79 and Robert Kubica 72. Who do you most want to be champion? Were you supporting someone else earlier in the year? Cast your vote and explain your choice below.
‘I never said I was better’
Ferrari has an enviable record at the home of the Chinese Grand Prix: 2004 winner: Rubens Barrichello, Ferrari 2005 winner: Fernando Alonso, Renault 2006 winner: Michael Schumacher, Ferrari 2007 winner: Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari On the face of it, Ferrari will be the team to beat this weekend, which is good news for Felipe Massa’s title … Continue reading Shanghai: Ferrari’s stomping ground (2008 Chinese Grand Prix preview)
Alonso wants Massa to win title
Here’s the Japanese Grand Prix progress chart showing how far apart each of the drivers were on each lap. It shows how Renault strategically out-manoeuvred BMW to get Fernando Alonso ahead of Robert Kubica, and how Kubica fought a rearguard action to keep Raikkonen behind.
Fernando Alonso became the first driver to win the Japanese Grand Prix at two different venues. Sebastien Bourdais led a race for the first time, and his penalty allowed Mark Webber to reach his points century. Here’s the statistics round-up from the Japanese Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton has been accused of being too hot-headed and risking too much in championship-deciding situations. Felipe Massa has been criticised for making mistakes in wheel-to-wheel battles. Watching the Japanese Grand Prix, it wasn’t difficult to understand why. As the two championship contenders provoked controversy in the opening laps, Fernando Alonso motored through to claim … Continue reading Alonso wins as Hamilton and Massa stumble
Ferrari back on top after Japan