Button and Hamilton rules Chinese GP

Nico Rosberg of Mercedes Formula 1 came in third after starting from fourth. Another former world champion, Fernando Alonso finished the race fourth and had to go through 5 pit spots while Kubica ended fifth. Sebastien Vettle of Red Bull Racing, who had pole position finished sixth with Vitaly Petrov, Mark Webber, Fellipe Massa and Michael Schumacher followed suit. Malaysian team Lotus again finished ahead of the newcomers on 14th while his team mate Jarno Trullo did not finish.

Red Bull racing had 2 drivers in the top 2 spots on the grid but saw their lead cut short after Alonso overtook them but his maneuver was seen as a jump start and hence had to endure a drive-through penalty. The race was full of drama with the Safety Car deployed after Liuzzi crashed and then rain came where all the drivers had to change their tyres and then the rain stopped soon after and another tyre change was summoned.

Rosberg was leading for quite a while and then the rain came again. This time Rosberg’s car spun and Button took advantage and as the rain got heavier, most drivers were having difficulties. And then Alguersuari crashed and the Safety Car was deployed again.

With the win, Button now has 60 points with Rosberg close behind with 50 while Alonso and Hamilton are tied with 49 points. Vettel has 45 and Massa holds 41. The teams now take a 3 weeks break before the circus resumes for the Spanish Grand Prix next month.