Toro Rosso used China as extended test

Toro Rosso used China as extended test

Knowing their chances of scoring points were low, Toro Rosso used the Chinese Grand Prix as an extended test session. With Daniel Ricciardo driving with updates and Jean-Éric Vergne a more Malaysia-specification car, the Italian squad was able to gain a number of comparisons and gather crucial data in Shanghai. Read more…

2012 Chinese Formula 1 Grand Prix
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  1. Saturday 21 April 2012

  2. 05:00

    Video of the Day: Ecclestone's opinion last weekend

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  3. Wednesday 18 April 2012

  4. Toro Rosso used China as extended test 10:18

    Toro Rosso used China as extended test

    Knowing their chances of scoring points were low, Toro Rosso used the Chinese Grand Prix as an extended test session. With Daniel Ricciardo driving with...

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  5. Tuesday 17 April 2012

  6. Williams ‘invigorated’ by double points result 14:29

    Williams ‘invigorated’ by double points result

    The atmosphere has been refreshed at Williams’ Grove factory following a double points finish for the team in China. As Bruno Senna and Pastor Maldonado t...

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  7. Monday 16 April 2012

  8. The longest race of my life, says Rosberg 16:32

    The longest race of my life, says Rosberg

    Nico Rosberg remains utterly delighted with winning for the first time in Formula 1. Like Jenson Button, the German has picked up his maiden victory in his...

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  9. 16:08

    F1 video: Victorious Rosberg shares his feelings

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  10. Force India confident about catching up 16:03

    Force India confident about catching up

    Force India’s championship position took a knock in China, as the Silverstone-based team fell to eighth in the standings. In a year when a top five overall f...

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  11. Boullier: It’s getting more frustrating for Lotus 14:26

    Boullier: It’s getting more frustrating for Lotus

    Eric Boullier could not hide his feelings after the Chinese Grand Prix, having seen Kimi Räikkönen tumble from second place as his tyres went off the cliff....

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  12. Fry says China doesn’t reflect true Ferrari pace 11:51

    Fry says China doesn’t reflect true Ferrari pace

    Although Ferrari are very much off the pace at present, Pat Fry believes the Maranello cars are not as slow as they showed to be in Shanghai at the weekend....

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  13. Horner content with ‘good haul of points’ 10:20

    Horner content with ‘good haul of points’

    Red Bull was overseeing a damage limitation exercise in China, managing to recover to fourth and fifth positions after what was, for Sebastian Vettel, a...

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  14. Button: This is what Formula 1 is all about 10:00

    Button: This is what Formula 1 is all about

    He may have been disappointed to miss out on a chance of victory in Shanghai, as McLaren fumbled the left-rear wheel change in his final pit-stop, but...

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  15. Whitmarsh ready for closely-fought battle 09:46

    Whitmarsh ready for closely-fought battle

    McLaren’s Martin Whitmarsh is fully expecting a closely-fought season, despite his two drivers now being first and second in the standings. With five podium...

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  16. 57 years on: A tenth Mercedes win 02:00

    57 years on: A tenth Mercedes win

    Nico Rosberg’s Shanghai victory has ended a 57-year winning drought for Mercedes-Benz as a works manufacturer. The silver arrows, which last won at Monza w...

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  17. Sunday 15 April 2012

  18. 23:59

    After China: Full championship standings

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  19. 17:31

    Latest F1 photos: Sunday in Shanghai

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  20. This is more realistic, Alonso admits 17:30

    This is more realistic, Alonso admits

    Fernando Alonso has spoken out over Ferrari’s pace in China, underlining the fact that the Maranello team is currently far slower than it showed in A...

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  21. Mixed feelings for Grosjean and Räikkönen 12:41

    Mixed feelings for Grosjean and Räikkönen

    The 2012 Chinese Grand Prix was very much a race of mixed results for Lotus. Kimi Räikkönen may have run second but, once passed by Sebastian Vettel, he s...

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  22. Williams rejuvenated by double points finish 12:29

    Williams rejuvenated by double points finish

    Following their worst season on record in 2011, Williams appears to be back in dramatic style this year. After a near-miss with Pastor Maldonado in...

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  23. Webber satisfied to come home fourth 12:19

    Webber satisfied to come home fourth

    Mark Webber salvaged fourth place from a topsy-turvy Chinese Grand Prix, coming from sixth on the grid and passing Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel...

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  24. Consistent Hamilton leads World Championship 12:06

    Consistent Hamilton leads World Championship

    A race win may still elude Lewis Hamilton in 2012, with three different teams having won the first three races, but the McLaren driver does lead the...

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  25. Vergne finishes 16th from pit lane start 11:58

    Vergne finishes 16th from pit lane start

    Jean-Éric Vergne should have come from 18th on the grid in the Chinese Grand Prix. As it happened, the Frenchman’s car underwent a raft of changes ov...

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  26. 11:52

    F1 video: Webber takes some air

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  27. Mercedes fined €5,000 for Schumacher release 11:31

    Mercedes fined €5,000 for Schumacher release

    Mercedes has been handed a fine of 5,000 euros (£4,100) following Michael Schumacher’s pit-stop blunder in Shanghai. After the race, FIA stewards deemed th...

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  28. Kobayashi unable to capitalise on grid position 11:18

    Kobayashi unable to capitalise on grid position

    Kamui Kobayashi started in a career-best third position for the Chinese Grand Prix, although he and Sauber were unable to make the most of the advantage in...

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  29. Button left to regret bad pit-stop 11:08

    Button left to regret bad pit-stop

    For the second race in a row, McLaren committed a crucial pit-stop error in the Chinese Grand Prix. In Malaysia the slip-up was with Lewis Hamilton, whereas...

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  30. Rosberg: Winning is an unbelievable feeling 10:55

    Rosberg: Winning is an unbelievable feeling

    Nico Rosberg became Formula 1’s 103rd different race victor in Shanghai on Sunday, winning the Chinese Grand Prix in dominant fashion. On an historic day, t...

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  31. Vettel ‘confused’ as tough race yields fifth 10:36

    Vettel ‘confused’ as tough race yields fifth

    Sebastian Vettel rose by ten places to finish fifth in China on Sunday, capitalising from 15th place on Lap 1 to fifth at the finish. However, the World...

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  32. 09:48

    Full Chinese Grand Prix results

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  33. Rosberg wins first F1 race in China 09:45

    Rosberg wins first F1 race in China

    Nico Rosberg is celebrating his maiden Formula 1 victory, having won Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix in dominant fashion. After starting from pole, the son of 1...

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  34. Schumacher retires with loose wheel 08:50

    Schumacher retires with loose wheel

    Michael Schumacher was the first retirement from the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday, having run in second place up to his pit-stop. The seven-time Champion...

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  35. Vergne to start from pit lane in China 07:46

    Vergne to start from pit lane in China

    Toro Rosso’s Jean-Éric Vergne will start Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix from the pit lane. The Frenchman, who qualified 18th for the second consecutive race, ha...

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  36. 05:00

    Video of the Day: Vettel out in Q2 qualifying

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  37. 00:00

    Chinese Grand Prix: Starting grid

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  38. Saturday 14 April 2012

  39. 15:48

    F1 video: Qualifying reaction from Mercedes

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  40. Maldonado and de la Rosa reprimanded in China 15:33

    Maldonado and de la Rosa reprimanded in China

    Both Pastor Maldonado and Pedro de la Rosa have received official reprimands from the stewards following Chinese Grand Prix qualifying on Saturday. Both...

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  41. 11:09

    Latest F1 photos: Saturday in Shanghai

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  42. I got the maximum from the car, says di Resta 11:08

    I got the maximum from the car, says di Resta

    Paul di Resta does not believe he could have mustered any more performance from his Force India on Saturday, despite qualifying only 15th for the Chinese...

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  43. Realistic Alonso not expecting miracles 10:52

    Realistic Alonso not expecting miracles

    Fernando Alonso adopted a typically pragmatic approach following Chinese Grand Prix qualifying. As Felipe Massa missed the top ten shootout and slid down to...

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  44. Mercedes bosses thrilled with front row lock-out 10:36

    Mercedes bosses thrilled with front row lock-out

    Mercedes’ confidence in Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher paid off on Saturday, as the German duo stormed to front row grid positions for the Chinese G...

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  45. Räikkönen: I’m disappointed with this pace 10:23

    Räikkönen: I’m disappointed with this pace

    Lotus line up fourth and tenth in China, with Kimi Räikkönen leading the charge and Romain Grosjean having decided to abort his final run in Q3. Despite b...

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  46. ‘Drastic measures’ fail to pay off for Toro Rosso 10:14

    ‘Drastic measures’ fail to pay off for Toro Rosso

    Oddly, seven of the 12 grid rows are occupied by pairs of team-mates in China. One of those is the ninth row, filled by the Toro Rossos of 17th and 18th...

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  47. Kobayashi delighted with third on the grid 10:04

    Kobayashi delighted with third on the grid

    Continuing Sauber’s remarkable run of form in the 2012 Formula 1 season, Kamui Kobayashi will start third on the grid in China. This follows second place in...

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  48. Button laments leaving pits too late 09:55

    Button laments leaving pits too late

    With Lewis Hamilton taking a five-place grid drop for a gearbox change, many expected Jenson Button to seal a first McLaren pole position in China. Instead,...

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  49. Hamilton still a favourite with aggressive setup 09:50

    Hamilton still a favourite with aggressive setup

    Although he starts seventh, Lewis Hamilton remains a firm favourite for victory in China on Sunday. The McLaren driver, knowing he had a five-place penalty...

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  50. 'I don’t want to blame the car' - Vettel 11th 09:37

    'I don’t want to blame the car' - Vettel 11th

    Sebastian Vettel has all but taken responsibility for his lacklustre qualifying performance in China. The German failed to make the top ten shootout for the...

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  51. Rosberg: Pole a very special feeling 09:14

    Rosberg: Pole a very special feeling

    On his 111th attempt, Nico Rosberg finally clinched his first Formula 1 pole position in China on Saturday. The feat draws parallel with father Keke’s last p...

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  52. Schumacher voices ‘question mark’ over race pace 09:02

    Schumacher voices ‘question mark’ over race pace

    Michael Schumacher admits that Mercedes may not be capable of retaining its front-running pace, despite starting off the front row in China on Sunday. In an...

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  53. Kovalainen: Maldonado should pay for blocking 08:53

    Kovalainen: Maldonado should pay for blocking

    Heikki Kovalainen is calling for Pastor Maldonado to receive a penalty in China, with the Finn claiming that the Venezuelan slowed him in the first phase of...

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  54. 08:14

    Chinese GP: Full Qualifying results

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  55. Rosberg grabs Shanghai pole from Schumacher 08:13

    Rosberg grabs Shanghai pole from Schumacher

    Nico Rosberg has achieved his first Formula 1 pole position in China. The son of 1982 Champion Keke will start ahead of Mercedes team-mate Michael...

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  56. Fry: Basic methods being changed at Ferrari 05:51

    Fry: Basic methods being changed at Ferrari

    Pat Fry is under no illusions that a significant amount of work is required to restore Ferrari to front-running pace. Following a highly unexpected victory...

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  57. 05:22

    Chinese GP: Full Practice 3 results

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  58. McLaren one-two in final Shanghai practice 05:20

    McLaren one-two in final Shanghai practice

    Lewis Hamilton topped the timesheets as McLaren controlled proceedings in final practice ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix. As the 2008 Champion carries a...

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  59. Friday 13 April 2012

  60. 15:18

    F1 video: Alonso drives Shell's F1 simulator

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  61. 13:00

    F1 video: Lewis Hamilton's guide to Shanghai

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  62. Force India duo positive after shortened Friday 10:23

    Force India duo positive after shortened Friday

    Force India pairing Paul di Resta and Nico Hülkenberg finished Friday as the eighth and ninth fastest drivers in China, with the leading team lap time one...

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  63. HRT working better together, says de la Rosa 10:14

    HRT working better together, says de la Rosa

    HRT continued to make strides on Friday in China, but Pedro de la Rosa is under no illusions that the Spanish team does not still have much work to do....

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  64. 10:03

    Latest F1 photos: Friday in Shanghai

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  65. Vettel happier but hesitant in Shanghai 10:02

    Vettel happier but hesitant in Shanghai

    Sebastian Vettel was content following the opening pair of Friday practice sessions ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix, winding up third behind Michael...

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  66. Pérez keen to rectify brake problems 09:50

    Pérez keen to rectify brake problems

    Following his dramatic chase of Fernando Alonso and drive to second place in Malaysia three weeks ago, Sergio Pérez found himself with a selection of...

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  67. 'Not quite where we want to be' - Schumacher 09:40

    'Not quite where we want to be' - Schumacher

    Although he is pleased with Mercedes’ progress between the 2011 and 2012 F1 seasons, Friday pace-setter Michael Schumacher admits that more needs to come f...

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