Nico Rosberg victorious at the 2012 Chinese Grand Prix

Article by Christian Andrei, on April 16, 2012

The Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai was anything but boring with Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg winning convincingly while his rivals faced crucial problems. Rosberg started from pole position, quickly getting a slight lead as he moved ahead of teammate Michael Schumacher. Since then, Rosberg’s lead wasn’t taken away from him except in the pitstops.

The race wasn’t so smooth for his competitors. On Schumacher’s first pitstop, the Mercedes team wasn’t able to secure one of the tires and this forced him to pull out and retire. Then, the McLaren team took a longer time than necessary in changing Jenson Button’s rear tire in one of his pitstops, making him drop very important seconds, and placing him right smack with the others including Kimi Raikkonen (of Lotus), Sebastien Vettel (of Red Bull), Lewis Hamilton (of McLaren) and Mark Webber (of Red Bull).

It took time to clear this all up but Button was able to break away from the pack after he dived down the inside of Vettel. Third place was secured by Hamilton, who did a DRS assisted pass on Vettel, who in a remarkable move, fell behind his team-mate Mark Webber with just under a lap left. Raikkonen had to make a late pitstop for new ties, and dropped to 14th.

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