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2010 Chinese Grand Prix

Chinese Grand Prix

Sunday, April 18, 2010
Round:
4
Weather:
Cool and damp at the start, heavy rain later
Laps:
56
Fastest Lap:
Hamilton, 1m42.061
Country:
China
Circuit:
2010 season:
Report

As Martin Brundle said: “Lewis Hamilton has driven a great race, but Jenson was just that little bit better”. Having only qualified fifth Button made the call to stay out on slicks early in the race when much of the rest of the grid pitted for intermediates. It was this that put him right behind Rosberg who he then passed a few laps later. Rain came again later in the race, but this time there was no question whether or not intermediates were needed. From then on Jenson confirmed how good he is in these tricky conditions and nursed his car, and most importantly his tyres, to the flag to record his second win of the season. It really was a case of nursing the tyres as by the end of the race almost everyone’s intermediates looked like slicks. Add to this the fact that it started raining again a few laps from the end and it was quite astonishing that (almost) everyone managed to stay on the Tarmac.

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