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22px-Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  2013 Chinese Grand Prix
Race details
Race 3 of 19 in the 2013 Formula One season
Shanghai International Racing Circuit track map
Layout of the Shanghai International Circuit
Date 14 April 2013
Official name 2013 Formula 1 UBS Chinese Grand Prix[1]
Location Shanghai International Circuit
Shanghai, People's Republic of China
Course Permanent racing facility
5.451 km (3.387 mi)</td></tr>
Distance 56 laps, 305.066 km (189.559 mi)</td></tr>
Pole position
Driver 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
Time 1:34.484
Fastest lap
Driver Flag of Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault
Time 1:36.808 on lap 53
Podium
First 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Ferrari
Second 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault
Third 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes

The 2013 Chinese Grand Prix (formally known as the 2013 Formula 1 UBS Chinese Grand Prix)[1] was a Formula One motor race that was held on 14 April 2013 at the Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, China.[2] The race was the third round of the 2013 season, and marked the tenth running of the Chinese Grand Prix as a round of the Formula One World Championship. The race was won by Fernando Alonso.[3][4][5]

ReportEdit

QualifyingEdit

Q1Edit

As in previous qualifying sessions, the Caterham and Marussia cars were eliminated in the first round of qualifying. Sauber's Esteban Gutiérrez and Williams's Valtteri Bottas were also eliminated. The fastest time of 1:35.793 was posted by Lewis Hamilton. All cars were comfortably within the 107% cutoff time of 1:42.498.

Q2Edit

Mark Webber, who had posted the 4th fastest time in Q1, ran out of fuel during his second attempt to post a time. Unable to provide the required 1 litre fuel sample, he was penalised by being forced to start at the back of the grid. As they did with Sebastian Vettel when he ran out of fuel during qualifying for the 2012 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the Red Bull team opted to change the gearbox on Webber's car to improve his overtaking ability, thereby obliging him to start from pit lane.

Eliminated from qualifying were Vergne, Maldonado, Webber, Sutil, Pérez and di Resta.

Q3Edit

Lewis Hamilton in the Mercedes once again posted the fastest time of the session to take pole position. Lotus Renault's Kimi Räikkönen was second and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso was third.

Hülkenberg opted to preserve his tyres and did not post a time for Q3. Vettel also failed to log a time, aborting his attempt after a braking problem. Jenson Button did a token lap to secure the eighth qualifying position.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
1 10 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:35.793 1:35.078 1:34.484 1
2 7 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 1:37.046 1:35.659 1:34.761 2
3 3 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:36.253 1:35.148 1:34.788 3
4 9 Flag of Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:35.959 1:35.537 1:34.861 4
5 4 25px-Brazilflag Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:35.972 1:35.403 1:34.933 5
6 8 22px-Flag of France Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1:36.929 1:36.065 1:35.364 6
7 19 25px-AustraliaFLAG Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:36.993 1:36.258 1:35.998 7
8 5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:36.667 1:35.784 2:05.673 8
9 1 Flag of Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:36.537 1:35.343 no time 9
10 11 Flag of Germany Nico Hülkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 1:36.985 1:36.261 no time 10
11 14 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:37.478 1:36.287 11
12 6 25px-Mexicoflag Sergio Pérez McLaren-Mercedes 1:36.952 1:36.314 12
13 15 Flag of Germany Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:37.349 1:36.405 13
EX 2 25px-AustraliaFLAG Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:36.148 1:36.679 Pit 1
15 16 22px-Flag of Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1:37.281 1:37.139 14
16 18 22px-Flag of France Jean-Éric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:37.508 1:37.199 15
17 17 22px-Flag of Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1:37.769 16
18 12 25px-Mexicoflag Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber-Ferrari 1:37.990 17
19 22 22px-Flag of France Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 1:38.780 18
20 23 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 1:39.537 19
21 20 22px-Flag of France Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 1:39.614 20
22 21 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 1:39.660 21
107% time:1:42.498
Source:[6]
  • Template:NoteWebber originally qualified 14th but moved to the back of the grid for failing to provide a one-litre fuel sample after qualifying. The Red Bull team opted to change Webber's gearbox to improve his straight line speed and overtaking ability, obliging them to start from pit lane.[7][8]

RaceEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Ferrari 56 1:36:26.945 3 25
2 7 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 56 +10.168 2 18
3 10 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 56 +12.322 1 15
4 1 Flag of Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 56 +12.525 9 12
5 5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 56 +35.285 8 10
6 4 25px-Brazilflag Felipe Massa Ferrari 56 +40.827 5 8
7 19 25px-AustraliaFLAG Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 56 +42.691 7 6
8 14 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 56 +51.084 11 4
9 8 22px-Flag of France Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 56 +53.423 6 2
10 11 Flag of Germany Nico Hülkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 56 +56.598 10 1
11 6 25px-Mexicoflag Sergio Pérez McLaren-Mercedes 56 +1:03.860 12
12 18 22px-Flag of France Jean-Éric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 56 +1:12.604 15
13 17 22px-Flag of Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 56 +1:33.861 16
14 16 22px-Flag of Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 56 +1:35.453 14
15 22 22px-Flag of France Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 55 +1 Lap 18
16 20 22px-Flag of France Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 55 +1 Lap 20
17 23 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 55 +1 Lap 19
18 21 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 55 +1 Lap 21
Ret 9 Flag of Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 21 Suspension 4
Ret 2 25px-AustraliaFLAG Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 15 Wheel 22
Ret 15 Flag of Germany Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 5 Collision damage 13
Ret 12 25px-Mexicoflag Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber-Ferrari 4 Collision 17
Source:[9]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos. Driver Points
1 Flag of Germany Sebastian Vettel 52
2 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen 49
3 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso 43
4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 40
5 25px-Brazilflag Felipe Massa 30
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos. Constructor Points
1 22px-Flag of Austria Red Bull-Renault 78
2 22px-Flag of Italy Ferrari 73
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 60
4 Flag of Germany Mercedes 52
5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 14
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit




Previous race:
2013 Malaysian Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
2013 season
Next race:
2013 Bahrain Grand Prix
Previous race:
2012 Chinese Grand Prix
Chinese Grand Prix Next race:
2014 Chinese Grand Prix

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