Rosberg makes history with victory

Nico Rosberg converted his maiden pole position into a first career victory at the Chinese Grand Prix to hand Mercedes its first win as a constructor since 1955. He was followed to the flag by the McLarens of Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton.

Magical day for Mercedes

Nico Rosberg claimed a first pole position and will start the Chinese Grand Prix with Michael Schumacher alongside him in the first all-Mercedes front row since the 1950s. 

McLaren quickest in FP3

Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button finished third practice in dominant form ahead of qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix. 
Hamilton finished the session a tenth ahead of his team-mate with the Mercedes of Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher occupying third and fourth ahead of Mark Webber’s Red Bull. The second Red Bull of World Champion Sebastian Vettel was down in ninth, with the Williams of Pastor Maldonado and the Saubers of Sergio Pérez and Kamui Kobayashi between him and his team-mate.

Mercedes and McLaren dominate

Lewis Hamilton finished FP1 on top while Michael Schumacher headed the list in FP2 as Mercedes-power took charge in Shanghai. 

Race Preview

Just a few days after Jenson Button's victory for McLaren at the season-opening race in Australia, the battle for the 2012 FIA Formula One Championship gets even more intense as we journey to Malaysia and the grand prix billed as 'The World's Hottest Race'. With in-car temperatures often edging above 50º C and with track temperatures to match, the race places huge demands on man and machine.

Alonso against the odds

Fernando Alonso took an improbable victory for Ferrari in the Malaysian Grand Prix, judging changeable conditions to perfection, crossing the line with Sauber’s Sergio Pérez a close second. 

McLarens lock out front row again

McLaren notched a second front row lockout in a row as Lewis Hamilton took his first Malaysian Grand Prix pole position and team-mate Jenson Button stole into second ahead of Mercedes’ Michael Schumacher.
“It’s been a good weekend so far,” said Hamilton. “It’s been a tough day to be honest with the changeable weather conditions and the temperatures climbing. We made some set-up changes to the car, nonetheless we still managed to do some good times, but obviously we’ve got these guys (Mercedes) pushing very hard behind.”

Hamilton dominates practice

McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton topped both Friday practice sessions ahead of the Malaysian Grand Prix on a day that saw Mercedes-engined cars dominating the running order.

Schumacher on top in Albert Park

The rain-affected second practice session in Melbourne ended with Mercedes’ Michael Schumacher on top of the time-sheet as the German profited from an emerging dry line in the final 20 minutes.