Apr. Drittes Rennen, dritter Sieg? Sebastian Vettel überrascht beim Grand Prix von China in Shanghai (Sonntag ab 7 Uhr live bei RTL oder online. Apr. Am Sonntagmorgen stand in der Formel 1 mit dem Großen Preis von China das dritte Rennen der neuen Saison an. Lange Zeit sah Sebastian. Der Große Preis von China (UBS Chinese Grand Prix) ist seit der Saison Bestandteil des FormelRennkalenders. Die Rennen finden auf dem in.
With dry weather on Saturday, described as "almost-sunshine in perpetually smog-grey Shanghai",  the third practice session ran on time but faced the teams with the challenge of preparing for qualifying with just one practice session instead of the usual three.
The Force India team described the situation in a tweet: Sky Sports F1 predicted that Ferrari went into qualifying with an advantage over Mercedes and that those two teams appeared to be in a class of their own,  a prediction borne out by the results.
Haas driver Grosjean had a spin at the final corner early in the session, managing to keep the car off the wall and returning to the pits with only a ruined set of tyres.
Sauber driver Antonio Giovinazzi was not so fortunate. He was running in fifteenth late in the session when he spun on the astroturf on the outside of the final corner, hitting the wall hard and coming to rest in the middle of the track.
Two drivers eliminated in Q1, Palmer and Grosjean, who were both looking to out-qualify Giovinazzi when his accident occurred, were subsequently given five grid-slot penalties; the stewards stated that they "made no attempt to significantly reduce [their] speed in the area of a double waved-yellow flag".
Verstappen was trying for an improved time when Giovinazzi crashed and was consequently eliminated in 19th place, though he was scheduled to start from 17th on the grid.
In the second phase of qualifying, Vettel set a fast time early in the session but Hamilton was only slower by 0. The two Mercedes drivers and Ricciardo were the only drivers not to do a second run.
Hamilton had an untidy first lap in the third phase of qualifying, but still laid down a provisional pole position time of 1: All of the top four subsequently improved their times but the positions remained unchanged.
Williams driver Lance Stroll, competing in his first Q3 session in only the second race of his Formula 1 career, took tenth place.
The FIA took steps to ensure that access to emergency medical treatment, lack of which had led to cancellation of most of Friday practice, would not impede running of the race itself.
A police escort was made available to facilitate rapid ground transportation, and specialist neurological equipment was relocated to a hospital located five kilometres from the track.
There was considerable rain on the morning of the race,  but the start was to be taken following the standard procedure. The track was damp before the race, but would dry out as the day progressed.
Notably, the main straight remained considerably wetter than the rest of the track, observed by Martin Brundle of Sky Sports F1 as possibly owing to the architecture of the media centre and overpass pavilions precipitating the track beneath with residual rainwater — something Giovinazzi would later learn with chagrin when he spun and crashed as a result of losing grip thereunder.
Only artificial pre-season testing at Barcelona had emulated similar conditions, although not all teams were present there. Hamilton defended his pole immediately with a rapid and clean start, remaining unchallenged for the remainder of the race session.
Vettel defended second place fending off a bold challenge from Bottas on the outside in turn 1. Incidentally, Vettel was noted by the stewards as being laterally to the left of his grid space at the start and was investigated for being out of position — since his car was edged towards Hamilton, yet no action was taken.
Many middle- and back-markers also made significant gains in the first lap, especially Verstappen, who overtook nine cars in the space of two minutes earning the title of "Driver of the Day".
The removal of his car warranted a virtual safety car during which Vettel pitted for slicks. As the safety car led traffic through the pits, avoiding the removal work and obstructions, most drivers seized the opportunity to change to slicks.
By the time the safety car came in, Hamilton was leading from Ricciardo and Verstappen, who had made a series of overtakes in the slippery conditions, with the Ferraris fourth and fifth.
Two laps later, Vettel overtook Ricciardo and rapidly closed in on Verstappen. Verstappen made a mistake on lap 29, locking up and allowing Vettel to pass for second,  Verstappen stopped for fresh super-soft tyres the following lap,  returning to the track 6th behind Bottas.
The Red Bulls closed up and battled over the final podium position over the last few laps, but Ricciardo did not manage to overtake his teammate,  and the order remained unchanged throughout the last 15 laps.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Formula One World Championship Limited. Retrieved 7 April Retrieved 18 November Archived from the original on 9 December Retrieved 8 April Heavy cloud restricts Friday running in Shanghai".
The race is scheduled to remain on the Formula One calendar until at least The vision of a Chinese Grand Prix started in the early s. The Chinese government had originally planned for an F1 circuit to be located in the city of Zhuhai in Guangdong Province, southern China.
The Zhuhai International Circuit was designed and built and was provisionally added to the F1 World Championship calendar, but the track failed to meet certain standards set by the FIA.
In , it was announced that the management of the Shanghai International Circuit had signed a 7-year contract with Formula One Management to host the Chinese Grand Prix starting from the season until the season.
In November the BBC reported a senior race official, Qiu Weichang, as suggesting that the loss-making race might be cancelled. However, immediately after the Shanghai race Bernie Ecclestone , who manages the contracts with the various circuits, said of the calendar, "We are not dropping anything.
It was only in February that a deal was agreed between F1 and the organisers of the Chinese round of the world championship.
Reasons for the delay appear to have been over the fee paid to F1 to host the race. After racking up losses year after year, the organisers of the race refused to pay the fee required, reported to be amongst the highest paid to host an F1 race.
F1 bosses appear to have reduced the fee and the new agreement to host an F1 race ran to In September , a new three-year contract to host the race was announced, keeping the race on the calendar until Drivers in bold are competing in the Formula One championship in the current season.
In , the GP2 Asia Series also raced the same weekend. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the Formula One race.
For other uses, see Chinese Grand Prix disambiguation. Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1: Retrieved 4 October Retrieved 23 February