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After Bahrain
Championship Standings:
1 Nico Rosberg 61
2 Lewis Hamilton 50
3 Nico Hulkenberg 28
4 Fernando Alonso 26
5 Jenson Button 23
6 Sebastian Vettel 23
7 Kevin Magnussen 20
8 Valtteri Bottas 18
9 Sergio Perez 16
10 Daniel Ricciardo 12
11 Felipe Massa 12
12 Kimi Raikkonen 7
13 Jean-Eric Vergne 4
14 Daniil Kyvat 3

1 Lewis Hamilton 2
2 Nico Rosberg 1

Pole Positions:
1 Lewis Hamilton 2
2 Nico Rosberg 1

Podium Finishes
1 Nico Rosberg 3
2 Lewis Hamilton 2
T3 Jenson Button 1
T3 Kevin Magnussen 1
T3 Sebastian Vettel 1
T3 Sergio Perez 1

Qualifying Average
1 Lewis Hamilton 1.33
2 Nico Rosberg 2.33
3 Daniel Ricciardo 3.33
4 Fernando Alonso 6.33
5 Kevin Magnussen 7.00
6 Kimi Raikkonen 8.00
T7 Nico Hulkenberg 8.67
T7 Sebastian Vettel 8.67
9 Jenson Button 9.33
10 Valterri Bottas 9.67
11 Felipe Massa 10.00
12 Jean-Eric Vergne 10.33
13 Daniil Kyvat 11.33
14 Sergio Perez 11.67
15 Esteban Gutierrez 15.67
16 Adrian Sutil 16.67
17 Romain Grosjean 17.67
18 Kamui Kobayashi 18.00
19 Pastor Maldonado 18.67
20 Jules Bianchi 19.00
21 Max Chilton 20.00
22 Marcus Ericsson 21.00

Fastest Laps:
1 Nico Rosberg 2
2 Lewis Hamilton 1

Laps Led:
1 Lewis Hamilton 110
2 Nico Rosberg 60

T1 Pastor Maldonado 2
T1 Marcus Ericsson 2
T1 Adrian Sutil 2
T1 Esteban Gutierrez 2
T1 Jean-Eric Vergne 2
T6 Lewis Hamilton 1
T6 Jules Bianchi 1
T6 Kamui Kobayashi 1
T6 Felipe Massa 1
T6 Romain Grosjean 1
T6 Sebastian Vettel 1
T6 Daniel Ricciardo 1

Times Advancing to Q3
T1 Nico Rosberg 3
T1 Lewis Hamilton 3
T1 Daniel Ricciardo 3
T1 Fernando Alonso 3
T1 Kevin Magnussen 3
T6 Valterri Bottas 2
T6 Kimi Raikkonen 2
T6 Felipe Massa 2
T6 Jenson Button 2
T6 Nico Hulkenberg 2
T11 Sergio Perez 1
T11 Daniil Kyvat 1
T11 Jean-Eric Vergne 1
T11 Sebastian Vettel 1

Manufacturer Statistics:
Constructors Championship:

1 Mercedes 111
2 Force-India Mercedes 44
3 McLaren-Mercedes 43
4 Red Bull-Renault 35
5 Ferrari 33
6 Williams-Mercedes 30
7 Toro-Rosso Renault 7

1 Mercedes 3

Pole Positions:
1 Mercedes 3

Podium Finishes
1 Mercedes 5
2 McLaren-Mercedes 2
T3 Red Bull-Renault 1
T3 Force-India Mercedes 1

Fastest Laps:
1 Mercedes 3

Laps Led:
1 Mercedes 170

Qualifying Average by Team:
Rank Constructor Average

1 Mercedes 1.83
2 Red Bull 6.00
3 Ferrari 7.17
4 McLaren-Mercedes 8.17
5 Williams-Mercedes 9.83
6 Force-India Mercedes 10.17
7 Toro-Rosso Renault 10.67
8 Sauber-Ferrari 16.17
9 Lotus-Renault 18.17
T10 Marussia-Ferrari 19.5
T10 Caterham-Renault 19.5

Intra-Team Performance

Red Bull-Renault
Daniel Ricciardo 2
Sebastian Vettel 1

Lewis Hamilton 2
Nico Rosberg 1

Fernando Alonso 2
Kimi Raikkonen 1

Romain Grosjean 3
Pastor Maldonado 0

Jenson Button 1
Kevin Magnussen 2

Force India-Mercedes
Nico Hulkenberg 2
Sergio Perez 1

Esteban Gutierrez 2
Adrian Sutil 1

Toro Rosso-Renault
Daniil Kyvat 1
Jean-Eric Vergne 2

Valtteri Bottas 1
Felipe Massa 2

Jules Bianchi 2
Max Chilton 1

Marcus Ericcson 0
Kamui Kobayashi 3

Race Performance
Red Bull-Renault
Daniel Ricciardo 1
Sebastian Vettel 2

Lewis Hamilton 2
Nico Rosberg 1

Fernando Alonso 3
Kimi Raikkonen 0

Romain Grosjean 3
Pastor Maldanado 0

Jenson Button 2
Kevin Magnussen 1

Force India-Mercedes
Nico Hulkenberg 2
Sergio Perez 1

Esteban Gutierrez 0
Adrian Sutil 1

Toro Rosso-Renault
Daniil Kyvat 2
Jean-Eric Vergne 1

Valtteri Bottas 1
Felipe Massa 2

Jules Bianchi 0
Max Chilton 3

Marcus Ericsson 0
Kamui Kobayashi 2
Raikkonen wins wet Chinese GP, Alonso 2nd

It’s Hamilton’s turn to choke
Sunday, October 07, 2007


Kimi Raikkonen

SHANGHAI, CHINA - Kimi Raikkonen scored a 9.8s second win over Fernando Alonso in the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday to keep his and Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro’s hopes alive in the 2007 Formula One World Championship as major rival Lewis Hamilton slid off the pit access lane after 30 laps of the 56 lap race. Raikkonen was backed up by Felipe Massa in third place.

The race was full of drama as it started on a wet track - but not as wet as Fuji the weekend before - dried out before a small shower dampened it again around half distance. It then dried out again to the finish.

Hamilton led away from pole position with Raikkonen taking second and Massa third, but Alonso came around the outside of the second Ferrari to take third only to lose it again on the first lap. Alonso challenged Massa for the first few laps, as Hamilton pulled away out front, opening up an 8.6s lead by lap 14.

Behind, Raikkonen was pulling away from Massa, opening up a five second gap while Massa was shadowed by Alonso who was only a couple of seconds behind.

The first pit stops came on lap 15 when Hamilton came in, while the other contenders came in successively from lap 17 onwards, but all remained on what were by now fairly well-worn wet tires. After the last stop, Hamilton’s lead had been halved to four seconds, but the margin to Massa in third had now grown to 12s with Alonso slightly closer behind him.

Massa came in on lap 26 for his second stop on what was virtually half distance as the rain returned for a brief shower, and that instantly allowed Raikkonen to close onto Hamilton’s tail, and on lap 29, he swept past. Hamilton promptly had a moment off track, so that on lap 30, Raikkonen’s leading margin had leaped to 8.0s.
But now the track was beginning to dry, and Hamilton - among others - headed for the pits to fit dry tires. The pit lane includes a sharp lefthander, but Hamilton’s tires were so badly worn that he had little grip and slid straight on, into a gravel trap where he remained, out of the race.

Raikkonen and Alonso both pitted on the next lap and rejoined with the Finn 11s ahead of Alonso, who in turn had rejoined just ahead of Massa.

The leader, on the road, was Robert Kubica who had made just one pit stop after 25 laps but he led just one lap before rolling to a halt with a recurrence of hydraulic failure which had plagued the BMW Sauber team all weekend.


Raikkonen now led by 10s from Alonso in second place while Massa was in third. Alonso reduced Raikkonen’s lead to 7.9s over the remaining laps, but it was usually at least eight seconds. By contrast, Massa was falling back with graining tires to a 10s deficit behind the Spaniard, but then the tires cleaned themselves up and Massa set four fastest laps in the last five laps. He was 3.0s behind Alonso at the end.

The rest were left far behind, but it was the Ferrari-engined Scuderia Toro Rosso of Sebastian Vettel which scored a remarkable fourth place ahead of Jenson Button’s Honda and Vettel’s teammate Vitantonio Liuzzi. Nick Heidfeld and David Coulthard scooped the final points.

The championship now heads to Interlagos on the outskirts of Sao Paulo in Brazil for the final round of the series, with Hamilton still leading the championship on 107 pts, from Alonso with 103 and Raikkonen still in with a chance on 100 pts.


Press Conference


1. Kimi Raikkonen Finland Ferrari 56 1h37m58.395
2. Fernando Alonso Spain McLaren-Mercedes 56 9.8
3. Felipe Massa Brazil Ferrari 56 12.8
4. Sebastian Vettel Germany Toro Rosso-Ferrari 56 53.5
5. Jenson Button Britain Honda 56 1m08.6
6. Vitantonio Liuzzi Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 56 1m13.6
7. Nick Heidfeld Germany BMW Sauber 56 1m14.2
8. David Coulthard Britain Red Bull-Renault 56 1m20.7
9. Heikki Kovalainen Finland Renault 56 1m21.1
10. Mark Webber Australia Red Bull-Renault 56 1m24.6
11. Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Renault 56 1m26.6
12. Alexander Wurz Austria Williams-Toyota 55 1 Lap
13. Jarno Trulli Italy Toyota 55 1 Lap
14. Takuma Sato Japan Super Aguri-Honda 55 1 Lap
15. Rubens Barrichello Brazil Honda 55 1 Lap
16. Nico Rosberg Germany Williams-Toyota 54 2 Laps
17. Sakon Yamamoto Japan Spyker-Ferrari 53 3 Laps
R Robert Kubica Poland BMW Sauber 33
R Lewis Hamilton Britain McLaren-Mercedes 30 Spin
R Ralf Schumacher Germany Toyota 25 Spin
R Adrian Sutil Germany Spyker-Ferrari 24 Accident
R Anthony Davidson Britain Super Aguri-Honda 11
Fastest Lap Felipe Massa Brazil Ferrari 56 1:37.454

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