Posted April 15, 2012 on AP on Fox
Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg won the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday for his first career Formula One victory after starting from pole. Rosberg won by a staggering 20.6 seconds over McLaren's Jenson Button after making just two pits stops and managing to hold off the rest of the field on worn tires. Button's McLaren teammate Lewis Hamilton was third, followed by the Red Bull duo of Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel. Vettel, the defending champion, started 11th and at one stage moved up to second, but couldn't hold off Button, Hamilton and Webber in the closing stages.

Rosberg claims first F1 pole at Chinese GP

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg claimed the first Formula One pole position of his career Saturday, topping qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix. McLaren's Lewis Hamilton qualified second, but will have to start Sunday's race from seventh due to a five-place grid penalty for changing his gearbox. Michael Schumacher qualified third, but will be promoted to start beside his...

Formula One: How Did Your Team Fare in the 2012 Chinese Grand Prix?

The 2012 Chinese Grand Prix weekend was great from start to finish. Mercedes were able to score their first victory since 1955 and Nico Rosberg was able to score his first victory in seven years of Formula One racing. It was a comfortable Merc victory in the end, but how did the other teams fare in a close fought race? Mercedes GP Nico Rosberg Qualifying (Q) P1, Race (R...
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