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McLaren one-two as on-off rain mixes up the order
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19 April 2010

Jenson Button has won a dramatic Chinese Grand Prix after on-off rain mixed up the order and left the result in doubt until late in the race.

Button was followed across the line by team-mate Lewis Hamilton, after the Briton endured a topsy-turvey race as he battled through the field, often as the fastest man on track. Among the highlights of his charge was a battle with Michael Schumacher.

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Nico Rosberg was third, having led much of the race early on. He didn't have the pace of the McLarens, though, but had no trouble keeping Fernando Alonso at bay for third – the Spaniard getting in reach of the podium despite five pitstops, including a drive-through for jumping the start.

Chinese Grand Prix results

1. Button McLaren-Mercedes 1h44:42.1632. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes +1.5303. Rosberg Mercedes +9.4844. Alonso Ferrari +11.8695. Kubica Renault +22.2136. Vettel Red Bull-Renault +33.3107. Petrov Renault +47.6008. Webber Red Bull-Renault +52.1729. Massa Ferrari +57.79610. Schumacher Mercedes +1:01.74911. Sutil Force India-Mercedes +1:02.87412. Barrichello Williams-Cosworth +1:03.66513. Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari +1:11.41614. Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth +1 lap15. Hulkenberg Williams-Cosworth +1 lap16. Senna HRT-Cosworth +2 laps17. Chandhok HRT-Cosworth +4 laps

Not classified/retirements:Trulli Lotus-Cosworth Di Grassi Virgin-CosworthDe la Rosa Sauber-FerrariBuemi Toro Rosso-FerrariKobayashi Sauber-FerrariLiuzzi Force India-MercedesGlock Virgin-Cosworth

Drivers championship: 1. Button 602. Rosberg 503. Alonso 494. Hamilton 495. Vettel 456. Massa 417. Kubica 408. Webber 289. Sutil 10 10. Schumacher 10 11. Liuzzi 8 12. Petrov 6 13. Barrichello 5 14. Alguersuari 2 15. Hulkenberg 1

Constructors:1. McLaren-Mercedes 1092. Ferrari 903. Red Bull-Renault 734. Mercedes 605. Renault 466. Force India-Mercedes 187. Williams-Cosworth 68. Toro Rosso-Ferrari 2

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Richard H 18 April 2010

Re: Button wins Chinese GP

VirginPower wrote:
His driving today was at times incredible in showing racecraft that clearly remains in rich reserve.

Letting Alonso through into 9th at the end was incredible!

CambsBill 18 April 2010

Re: Button wins Chinese GP

Can they instal sprinklers at all tracks please - F1 is so much more challenging/entertaining/interesting when it's wet.

Uncle Mellow 18 April 2010

Re: Button wins Chinese GP

I think those overtaking manoeuvres by Alonso and Hamilton in the pit lane entrance were a bit OTT. I know they are not expected to be gentleman racers these days , but this is surely stretching things too much.

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