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Fernando Alonso Gives Ferrari First 2013 Win With Victory In China

posted 14 Apr 2013, 06:17 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 14 Apr 2013, 06:18 ]

Malaysia Grand Prix winner Kimi Raikkonen comes second while Lewis Hamilton bags another podium place.

SHANGHAICHINA (APRIL 14, 2013) (FOM) -  Fernando Alonso roared to a dominant victory in the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday (April 14) to give Ferrari their first win of the Formula One season.

In a dry race dictated by tyre choices and frequent pitstops, the Spaniard beat Lotus's Kimi Raikkonen by 10.1 seconds to make amends for crashing out of the previous race in Malaysia.

Lewis Hamilton completed a trio of world champions on the podium with third place for Mercedes after the Briton started on pole position.

The win was Alonso's second in China, where red is regarded as the colour of good fortune, and his first since Germany last July. It was also the 31st victory of his career - taking him to fourth in the all-time list alongside Britain's 1992 champion Nigel Mansell.

Result from the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix at Shanghai International Circuit on Sunday

1. Fernando Alonso (Spain) Ferrari 1:36:26.945

2. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Lotus - Renault +00:10.168

3. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes 00:12.322

4. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) RedBull - Renault 00:12.525

5. Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren 00:35.285

6. Felipe Massa (Brazil) Ferrari 00:40.827

7. Daniel Ricciardo (AustraliaToro Rosso - Ferrari 00:42.691

8. Paul Di Resta (Britain) Force India - Mercedes 00:51.084

9. Romain Grosjean (France) Lotus - Renault 00:53.423

10. Nico Huelkenberg (Germany) Sauber - Ferrari 00:56.598

11. Sergio Perez (Mexico) McLaren 01:03.860

12. Jean-Eric Vergne (FranceToro Rosso - Ferrari 01:12.604

13. Valtteri Bottas (Finland) Williams - Renault 01:33.861

14. Pastor Maldonado (Venezuela) Williams - Renault 01:35.453

15. Jules Bianchi (France) Marussia - Cosworth 1 lap

16. Charles Pic (France) Caterham - Renault 1 lap

17. Max Chilton (Britain) Marussia - Cosworth 1 lap

18. Giedo van der Garde (Netherlands) Caterham - Renault 1 lap

r. Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes 35 laps

r. Mark Webber (Australia) RedBull - Renault 41 laps

r. Adrian Sutil (Germany) Force India - Mercedes 51 laps

r. Esteban Gutierrez (Mexico) Sauber - Ferrari 52 laps

(rank: r = retired, nc = not classified)

Fastest Lap: Sebastian Vettel,1:36.808, lap 53.

Driver and constructor standings after the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix

Driver Points

1. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Red Bull 52

2. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Lotus 49

3. Fernando Alonso (Spain) Ferrari 43

4. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes 40

5. Felipe Massa (Brazil) Ferrari 30

6. Mark Webber (Australia) Red Bull 26

7. Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes 12

8. Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren 12

9. Romain Grosjean (France) Lotus 11

10. Paul Di Resta (Britain) Force India 8

11. Daniel Ricciardo (AustraliaToro Rosso 6

12. Adrian Sutil (Germany) Force India 6

13. Nico Huelkenberg (Germany) Sauber 5

14. Sergio Perez (Mexico) McLaren 2

15. Jean-Eric Vergne (FranceToro Rosso 1

16. Valtteri Bottas (Finland) Williams 0

17. Esteban Gutierrez (Mexico) Sauber 0

18. Jules Bianchi (France) Marussia 0

19. Charles Pic (France) Caterham 0

20. Pastor Maldonado (Venezuela) Williams 0

21. Giedo van der Garde (Netherlands) Caterham 0

22. Max Chilton (Britain) Marussia 0

Constructors Points

1. RedBull - Renault 78

2. Ferrari 73

3. Lotus - Renault 60

4. Mercedes 52

5. McLaren - Mercedes 14

5. Force India - Mercedes 14

7. Toro Rosso - Ferrari 7

8. Sauber - Ferrari 5

9. Williams - Renault 0

10. Marussia - Cosworth 0

11. Caterham - Renault 0


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