Fernando Alonso

Chinese GP – Shanghai in the bank for Alonso

Shanghai, 14 April – Scuderia Ferrari won the tenth edition of the Chinese Grand Prix thanks to a fine drive from Fernando Alonso. Felipe Massa came home sixth to add to the team’s Chinese points haul. Both Ferraris got off the line really well and Fernando and Felipe made up one and two places respectively to go second and third into the first turn. On lap 5, both men got past the leader Lewis Hamilton, to go into the lead. On laps 7 and 8 Fernando and then Felipe switched from Soft to Medium tyres. Several drivers led the Chinese Grand Prix, thanks to the different strategies in play on the tyre front and after the second stop, which came on lap 28, Alonso went past temporary leader Sebastian Vettel to retake the lead. At the end of lap 41, Alonso made a third stop fitting the final set of Mediums and from then on he controlled the race to the flag. Thanks to this result, Alonso is third in the Drivers’ championship, while Massa is fifth, ten points off Lewis Hamilton.

Race

Pos. Time Gap Laps FL L
ALONSO 1st 1:36.26.945 - 56 1.39.506 46
Pit-stop 1° stop Lap 6 New Medium
2° stop Lap 23 New Medium
3° stop Lap  41 New Medium
MASSA 6th 1:37.07.772 + 40.827 567..111 1.40.284 55
Pit-stop 1° stop Lap 7 New Medium
2° stop Lap  19 New Medium
3° stop Lap  36 New Medium

Weather: air 19/29 °C, track 25/42 °C. Sunny

 

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 3 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 56 Winner 3 25
2 7 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 56 +10.1 secs 2 18
3 10 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 56 +12.3 secs 1 15
4 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 56 +12.5 secs 9 12
5 5 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 56 +35.2 secs 8 10
6 4 Felipe Massa Ferrari 56 +40.8 secs 5 8
7 19 Daniel Ricciardo STR-Ferrari 56 +42.6 secs 7 6
8 14 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 56 +51.0 secs 11 4
9 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 56 +53.4 secs 6 2
10 11 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 56 +56.5 secs 10 1
11 6 Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes 56 +63.8 secs 12
12 18 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Ferrari 56 +72.6 secs 15
13 17 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 56 +93.8 secs 16
14 16 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 56 +95.4 secs 14
15 22 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 55 +1 Lap 18
16 20 Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 55 +1 Lap 20
17 23 Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 55 +1 Lap 19
18 21 Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 55 +1 Lap 21
Ret 9 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 21 +35 Laps 4
Ret 2 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing-Renault 15 +41 Laps 22
Ret 15 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 5 +51 Laps 13
Ret 12 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 4 +52 Laps 17
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