Chinese Grand Prix Recap

So it seems that a grand prix actually was rather good without the need for water on the track. This past Chinese Grand Prix has been called one of the most exciting dry grands prix in the modern F1 era… and of course, I missed it. I did not see the race and I’m a bit bummed out by that. Tire strategy was what it all came down to and with the correct choice being a three stop race, those on the two stops were left in the “best of the rest” category. This again included Ferrari, who seemingly can’t get their act together and will not be in contention this season unless they seriously get their poop in a group. The unlikely emergence of McLaren after the disastrous winter testing they endured is something of a revelation. Not only are they keeping up with the Red Bulls, they are actually besting them on the track too. In the final few laps of the Chinese GP, the battle between Hamilton and Vettel intensified with Hamilton making a gutsy pass on the inside as Vettel’s tires began to go away to take the win. The drive of the race has to go to Mark Webber, who came from 18th on the grid to place an amazing third. Here is the breakdown of the points positions.

1. Lewis Hamilton

2. Sebastian Vettel

3. Mark Webber

4. Jenson Button

5. Nico Rosberg

6. Felipe Massa

7. Fernando Alonso

8. Michael Schumacher

9. Vitaly Petrov

10. Kamui Kobayashi

If, like me, you also missed the GP, check out this video recap of the race.

It will now be another two weeks until the Turkish Grand Prix, and in that time, a lot of teams will take time to make upgrades to the cars. Will the Ferraris, Mercedes and Renaults be able to close the gap to the front runners? Obviously I don’t know, but they had better make strides soon, or this championship will come down to a two-horse race very quickly.


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