Sunday, April 17, 2011

Hamilton wins F1 Chinese, due to wrong Vettel's Pitstop Strategy

SHANGHAI_ Lewis Hamilton's incredible performances in F1 Chinese GP Sunday (17 / 4). Through persistent struggle, it was managed to win the McLaren driver who took the 56 lap race at the Shanghai circuit. Certainty achieved victory on lap-52 to overtake Sebastian Vettel on the corner.

In fact, Hamilton had become "victims" in the pit if you did to replace the tires. But thanks to the performance of the car that uses a car exhaust and a new floor, this British rider was managed to touch the finish first with a total travel time 1 hour 56 minutes 58.226 seconds.

Vettel had to settle for second with two-time strategy pitstopnya. When finished changing the tire a second time, the German rider had a chance to propose to the team to ask for soft compound tire and he had to change tactics to three times Pitstop. Apparently, his wish not Fulfilled, so Hamilton is three times Pitstop with soft tires so that he can be beat.

It captured third place team mate Vettel, Mark Webber. Shown with amazing start from 18th position, he was able to ascend the podium third. Australian rider used DRS to overtake Button on straight tracks.

Opportunities on the podium was open to Nico Rosberg. However, ahead of the last five laps, his performance began to stabilize. After Webber and Button brushed, he turned too wide on lap 51, so that Felipe Massa (Ferrari) can catch up. But, he can reply back and had to settle for fifth position.

McLaren Pitstop was ugly
Before you started, there were big questions from fans of F1. Can McLaren duo leapt to the front? Apparently Button and Hamilton gave an answer off the first corner. They were managed to bulldoze Vettel - a bad start - at the first corner.

Vettel himself had passed together with Nico Rosberg on the two first corner. But Red Bull's driver was managed to overcome an aggressive appearance that Rosberg.

Sign in lap 2 until lap 10 of the occupied six formations Button, Hamilton, Vettel, Rosberg, Massa and Alonso waere still persisted. and Webber's first senior rider who entered tire change pit on lap 12.

Being the first rider into the pit Alguersuari (Toro Rosso) on lap 11 and when it entered the left rear tire come off the track. Work careless of mechanical maked Alguersuari to be able to be not continue the race.

Sign in lap 15 Vettel to overtake Hamilton, and but Button entered the pit. Funny thing is he went into the pit through the garage Button, so that the McLaren driver go in the pit has to slow down the speed when it entered the pits. Pitstop done a great crew Vettel Red Bull in which first entered the track.

The slow movement of McLaren was back Hamilton's crew became the victims who entered pit Massa lap 17 that followed. Ferrari racer behind the McLaren garage, even the most first entry trajectory.

Vettel did Pitstop strategy twice. However, he complained of did not hear instructions from race engineernya on the radio. and until lap30, he took the lead. And on lap 32 he entered the second pit hard compound tire life. Sixth position back when you return to the track, but with later Massa, Rosberg, Button and Hamilton entered the third pit so he returned to the front.

Red Bull's tactics reaped results. On lap 39 Vettel was managed to take back the leading position of the hands of Rosberg. And Mercedes driver was not doing Pitstop III. Only, Vettel had time to change views, he wanted to enter the third pit replace the soft tire.

Lap 42, Hamilton aggressively overtake Rosberg at corner and finished third. Maximum results are achieved McLaren driver finished second best because Massa still have to enter the pit once again. But, on lap-45, he was managed to bulldoze Massa at the first corner and was second.

Button also can overtake Massa on lap 49 and tried to stick to his team mate who is also more pressing Vettel. Sign in lap 51 with relying on DRS, he almost can pass Vettel at corner 14. Finally on lap-52 Hamilton Vettel can pan around the track which was not straight.

Race: 56 laps
Tracks: 5.541 km

Racing Results
1. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1h36: 58 226
2. Vettel Red Bull-Renault + 5198
3. Webber Red Bull-Renault + 7555
4. Button McLaren-Mercedes + 10 000
5. Rosberg Mercedes + 13 448
6. Massa Ferrari + 15 840
7. Alonso Ferrari + 30 622
8. Schumacher Mercedes + 31 206
9. Petrov Renault + 57 404
10. Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari + 1:03.273
11. In Resta Force India-Mercedes + 1:08.757
12. Heidfeld Renault + 1:12.739
13. Barrichello Williams-Cosworth + 1:30.189
14. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari + 1:30.671
15. Sutil Force India-Mercedes + 1 lap
16. Kovalainen Lotus-Renault + 1 lap
17. Perez Sauber-Ferrari + 1 lap
18. Maldonado Williams-Cosworth + 1 lap
19. Trulli Lotus-Renault + 1 lap
20. D'Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth + 2 laps
21. Virgin Glock-Cosworth + 2 laps
22. Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth + 2 laps
23. Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth + 2 laps

Fastest lap: Webber, 1:38.993

Rider does not finish
Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 12

Temporary position until the third series
WAG Constructors
1. Vettel 68 1. Red Bull-Renault 105
2. Hamilton 47 2. McLaren-Mercedes 85
3. Button 38 3. Ferrari 50
4. Webber 37 4. Renault 32
5. Alonso 26 5. Mercedes 16
6. Massa 24 6. Sauber-Ferrari 7
7. Petrov 17 7. Toro Rosso-Ferrari 4
8. Heidfeld 15 8. Force India-Mercedes 4
9. Rosberg 10
10. Kobayashi 7
11. Schumacher 6
12. Buemi 4
13. Di Resta 2
14. Sutil 2

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