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Championship Standings:
1 Lewis Hamilton 334
2 Nico Rosberg German 317
3 Daniel Ricciardo 214
4 Sebastian Vettel 159
5 Fernando Alonso 157
6 Valtteri Bottas 156
7 Jenson Button 106
8 Felipe Massa 98
9 Nico Hulkenberg 80
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14 Romain Grosjean 8
15 Daniil Kvyat 8
16 Pastor Maldonado 2
17 Jules Bianchi 2
18 Adrian Sutil 0
19 Marcus Ericsson 0
20 Esteban Gutierrez 0
21 Max Chilton 0
22 Kamui Kobayashi 0
23 Andre Lotterer 0

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1 Mercedes 651
2 Red Bull Racing-Renault 373
3 Williams-Mercedes 254
4 Ferrari 210
5 McLaren-Mercedes 161
6 Force India-Mercedes 127
7 STR-Renault 30
8 Lotus-Renault 10
9 Marussia-Ferrari 2
10 Sauber-Ferrari 0
11 Caterham-Renault 0

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1 Lewis Hamilton 10
2 Nico Rosberg 5
3 Daniel Ricciardo 3

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1 Mercedes 15
2 Red Bull 3

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1 Nico Rosberg 15
2 Lewis Hamilton 15
3 Daniel Ricciardo 8
4 Valtteri Bottas 5
5 Sebastian Vettel 4
6 Fernando Alonso 2
7 Felipe Massa 2
8 Kevin Magnussen 1
9 Jenson Button 1
10 Sergio Perez 1

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1 Mercedes 30
2 Red Bull 12
3 Williams 7
4 McLaren 2
5 Ferrari 2
6 Force India 1

Pole Positions
1 Nico Rosberg 10
2 Lewis Hamilton 7
3 Felipe Massa 1

Team Pole Positions
1 Mercedes 17
2 Williams 1

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1 Lewis Hamilton 7
2 Nico Rosberg 5
3 Sebastian Vettel 2
4 Kimi Raikkonen 1
5 Felipe Massa 1
6 Sergio Perez 1
7 Valtteri Bottas 1

Team Fastest laps
1 Mercedes 12
2 Williams 2
3 Red Bull 2
4 Ferrari 1
5 Force India 1

Laps completed
1 Jenson Button 1065
2 Kevin Magnussen 1056
3 Valtteri Bottas 1055
4 Daniel Ricciardo 1040
5 Kimi Raikkonen 1021
6 Fernando Alonso 1011
7 Nico Rosberg 1008
8 Lewis Hamilton 993
9 Nico Hulkenberg 981
10Jean-Eric Vergne 916
11 Sebastian Vettel 915
12 Daniil Kvyat 910
13 Romain Grosjean 899
14 Felipe Massa 899
15 Esteban Gutierrez 879
16 Sergio Perez 836
17 Pastor Maldonado 821
18 Adrian Sutil 803
19 Max Chilton 769
20 Jules Bianchi 754
21 Marcus Ericsson 714
22 Kamui Kobayashi 621
23 Andre Lotterer 1
Hamilton dominates Chinese GP, closes on title

Formula 1
Sunday, October 19, 2008

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Lewis Hamilton buried the Ferrari team on Sunday
McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton put his stamp on the world driving title by controlling the Chinese GP from start to finish, while his title rival Felipe Massa could not match his pace and had to rely on Ferrari team orders to secure a distant second place 14.9 seconds behind, followed by his teammate Kimi Raikkonen, 16.4 seconds behind in third place.

Hamilton will take a seven-point lead into the final round of the world championship in Brazil.

The win is Hamilton's Hamilton with 94 points now leads the Drivers' Championship by seven points over Massa with 87 points. Kubica is now out of the title chase with 75 points over Raikkonen with 69. In the Constructors Championship Ferrari now leads McLaren-Mercedes by 11 points, 156 to 145, with BMW Sauber in third on 135 points and Renault with 82 points.

Fernando Alonso finished fourth for Renault, while the BMW Saubers completed the top six.  Timo Glock used a one-stop strategy to take seventh for Toyota, ahead of Renault's Nelson Piquet.

Top 3
When the penultimate round of the world championship got underway, the majority of the cars were on the prime tire, but the Ferraris were on the option. As the lights went out, the first three left the grid in order, Hamilton, Kimi and Felipe, with Kovalainen getting ahead of Alonso with the Renault man then getting the better of the Finn a few corners later. Most progress was made by Webber, going from 16th to 12th but he was running very light and would stop early. Trulli and Bourdais tangled shortly after the start and dropped to the back of the field. Trulli was the first to retire, on lap 3 in the Toyota. After four laps, Hamilton had a 2.7 lead over Kimi with Massa a further 2.0 behind. The leader then put in a fastest lap to extend his lead to 3.1. Alonso was still in touch with Felipe, but behind the Renault a gap of almost 5 seconds passed before the rest of the field crossed the line.

By lap 10, Hamilton had extended his lead over Kimi to 3.9 and over Felipe to 4.0. Behind them came Alonso, Kovalainen, Heidfeld, Vettel, Kubica, Webber with Piquet completing the top ten. Next time round and Kimi put in a fastest race lap, reducing the gap by 2 tenths. The best battle at this stage involved Rosberg's Williams all over the back of Glock's Toyota for 12th place, the Finn finally getting the upper hand.

As expected, Webber who had climbed as high as ninth, was the first to pit on lap 12. There were now almost identical gaps between the lead trio so that Hamilton to Massa was now 8.4 until Felipe refueled on lap 14 for 9 seconds, with Alonso also coming in at this time. The race leader came in next time round (9.4) as did Raikkonen. Kovalainen and Heidfeld now were in the top two slots, followed by Hamilton, Vettel, Raikkonen, Kubica and Massa seventh. Heidfeld pitted on 17, Kovalainen and Vettel on 18. When Kubica finally made his refueling stop on lap 25, the order at the front returned to its original setting, with Hamilton 6.9 ahead of Kimi, (the gap was coming down) followed by Felipe, (8.7 behind his team-mate,) Alonso, Kovalainen and Heidfeld seventh. If Kimi was closing the gap to the leader, Felipe was losing ground slightly to the Finn around the halfway point of the 56 lap race. Lap 30 and the gap between the lead two had grown again, to 7.5, as Kimi was in traffic. It grew to 8 two laps later.

Nakajima made his first stop and Webber his second on lap 32, while at the front, everything remained the same: Hamilton, Kimi, Felipe, Alonso, Kovalainen, Heidfeld, Kubica, Piquet, Vettel and Glock completing the top ten. There was a change when Kovalainen got a puncture and had to cruise back the pits. Alonso made his final stop from fourth on lap 36, with Felipe making his second stop on lap 37 (7.5.) Next in the race, leader followed in by Kimi.

Lap 42, the gap between Hamilton and Kimi was over 12 seconds, but Felipe was closing on his team-mate, only 2 seconds behind. On lap 49, Felipe closed his team-mate down and went past to go second. But he was 16.5 seconds behind the McLaren man with only seven laps remaining. That's how it stayed to the flag with Alonso fourth, Heidfeld fifth, Kubica, sixth, Glock seventh and Piquet in the last points position eighth.

Team-by-team summary

MCLAREN-MERCEDES
Amid pressure and criticism, Lewis Hamilton was peerless in China, humbling the Ferraris by finishing a quarter of a minute ahead, and setting up a stroll to the title for Brazil.  "We've got to stay calm and keep our heads," said the Briton in contemplation of the season finale in two weeks.  Heikki Kovalainen's race was far more complicated; fiery brakes on the grid, a puncture, and finally a 'pneumatic system' problem.  "The team called me in as a precautionary measure," said the Finn, and the DNF means he can use a fresh engine for the last race of 2008.

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FERRARI
The Ferraris were no match for Hamilton, and title challenger Felipe Massa only finished second because his teammate Kimi Raikkonen let him past.  The Brazilian's 7 point deficit to Hamilton means that, to become champion, he must win on home turf in Brazil, with Hamilton lower than fifth place.

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RENAULT
Fernando Alonso came within two seconds of Raikkonen's podium in Shanghai, which combined with Nelson Piquet's single point secured fourth place in the constructors' championship.  "Another strong race for us," said engineering boss Pat Symonds.

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BMW-SAUBER
Robert Kubica had a spirited drive from 11th on the grid to sixth at the checkered flag, but the result ended his outside shot at the world championship.  His teammate Nick Heidfeld finished one place higher.  "The team has had a fantastic third season, and Robert especially had a very good year," said the German.

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TOYOTA
Jarno Trulli was furious with Toro Rosso's Sebastien Bourdais, after their first lap clash caused terminal damage to the Toyota.  "It is frustrating because he did this once before this year at Spa, where he also ruined my race at the first corner," Trulli said of the Frenchman.  After a difficult weekend, Timo Glock finished seventh.

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TORO ROSSO-FERRARI
The Trulli crash also spoiled Bourdais' race, as he climbed back through the field to be just 13th.  "The car was good enough to score points today," he said.  Teammate Sebastian Vettel, ninth, also failed to score despite starting the race sixth and suffering tire graining and a bad pitstop.

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RED BULL-RENAULT
From a long way down the grid, David Coulthard and Mark Webber managed 10th and 14th places respectively.

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HONDA
Rubens Barrichello made the best of his bad RA108 in China, outperforming his teammate all weekend and finishing 11th of the 17 finishers.  "We are very pleased that we beat several cars that have been faster than us of late," said team boss Ross Brawn.  Jenson Button however had a disastrous weekend, finishing a lap down and next to last.

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WILLIAMS-TOYOTA
Williams' bad weekend did not improve on Sunday, when Nico Rosberg finished a painful 15th.  "We ran a different strategy to Kazuki just to see if we could generate some advantage, but it didn't pay off," he lamented.  Kazuki Nakajima held off Bourdais and Webber to finish 12th.  "On this type of circuit the car is just not quick enough," said team co-owner Patrick Head.

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FORCE INDIA-FERRARI
Adrian Sutil has failed to finish many races this season, and in China his problem was a faulty gearbox.  Giancarlo Fisichella finished a lonely last on a one-stop strategy, annoying a flying Raikkonen at one stage as the blue flags waved.  "He did a good job to get the car home in what's been a difficult event for us," said technical boss Mike Gascoyne.

Results

Pos Driver Team Time/Behind
1. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1h31.57.403
2. Massa Ferrari +14.925
3. Raikkonen Ferrari +16.445
4. Alonso Renault +18.370
5. Heidfeld BMW Sauber +28.923
6. Kubica BMW Sauber +33.219
7. Glock Toyota +41.722
8. Piquet Renault +56.645
9. Vettel Toro Rosso-Ferrari +1:04.339
10. Coulthard Red Bull-Renault +1:14.842
11. Barrichello Honda +1:25.061
12. Nakajima Williams-Toyota +1:30.847
13. Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari +1:31.457
14. Webber Red Bull-Renault +1:32.422
15. Rosberg Williams-Toyota +1 lap
16. Button Honda +1 lap
17. Fisichella Force India-Ferrari +1 lap
DNF 
Driver Team On lap

Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes  50
Sutil  Force India-Ferrari  14
Trulli Toyota  3

Fastest lap: Hamilton, 1:36.325

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