Need a hand?

Give us a call or email and we'll be happy to help.

call. +44 (0)7764 203 999


Rosberg Gets Shock Win In China

There was a tremendous shock for racing fans this weekend at the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai. It witnessed a Rocky moment when young Nico Rosberg, driving with Mercedes, recorded first ever win.

This turned out to be a significant victory for Mercedes. It is the first time the team has won a Formula one race in over half a century; since the Italian Grand Prix in 1955. The driver from Wiesbaden, West Germany had started from pole, before finishing ahead of both Button and Hamilton.

Lewis Hamilton, on the other hand, may have finished third, but it was enough to put him on the top of the leader board, with Button in second.

The Red Bull double of Mark Webber, in fourth place and Sebastian Vettel, in fifth, were next to cross the line. The Germans’ position has fuelled concerns about a seeming dip in form. This is comparing his apparent slow start this season to the blistering way he kicked off 2011.

The Chinese Grand Prix didn’t turn out well for Mercedes Michael Schumacher either. The veteran may have begun the race at the front, alongside Rosberg, but he was forced to drop out after a pit stop error.

Jenson Button also attributes his performance to a similar mistake.

However Rosberg and his amazing victory was the talk of Shanghai. The driver has Formula One in his blood. He is the son of Finnish former Formula 1 champion Keijo, (Keke} Erik Rosberg, whom was named World Champion in 1982. His son’s first race was, ironically enough, in Bahrain in 2006. This is now the hotly debated site of the next race of the 2012 Season. It is set to go ahead on the 22nd of April 2012.

Share this article


Leave a Reply



F1 Grand Prix Season 2024
© Fugare 1 GP Limited, 2024.   Company No: SC312372.   Registered Address: 41 Dundee Road West, Brought Ferry, Dundee, DD51NB.
facebook twitter

All images and site copy are copyright of Fugare 1 GP Limited and may not be used in any way without written concent.

F1, Formula 1, Forumla One and Grand Prix are trademarks belonging to Formula One Licensing BV.