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2016 China Thoughts

THE BIG PICTURE: You don't need artificial gimmicks to shake up the field to present an exciting race. A good race track can do the trick.

TRACK: Did you see all that "clag" offline? You could collect all of it and build a whole new tire with it.

EVENT: We sure hope all those empty grandstands in the back of the course are used during other weekends with different configurations of the track. Otherwise, why leave them up and make the event look half barren?

QUALIFYING: Much better. Much, much better. Much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much better.

RACE: A wild and woolly one. And a thoroughly enjoyable one to watch.

START: Ricciardo brings back Red Bull memories, "madman" Kvyat pushes Vettel into his teammate, and Hamilton wishes he started from the pit lane.

ROSBERG: The last nine times a driver won the first three races, he won the World Championship. But Nico's is right when he says they didn't have Lewis Hamilton as their teammate. Nor did they have such a long season.

HAMILTON: This time, Lewis didn't do anything to cause his troubles. But, he still had troubles.

MERCEDES: Still waiting for that Ferrari challenge.

VETTEL: The passes of the day ... entering pit lane.

RAIKKONEN: Speaking of having troubles. Now, Kimi's teammate runs into him.

FERRARI: Obviously, rule number one is never take out your teammate. But, sometimes shit happens and it's no one's fault when teammates collide. But don't have it happen in the particular race your CEO flies in to see!

KVYAT: Hey, if you take out another team, who cares, right? But ultimately, the commotion Daniil started caused his teammate to lose a podium spot.

RICCIARDO: Despite finishing behind his teammate, no doubt Daniel was the star of the race.

RED BULL: This race proves once and for all their chassis is one of the best. It just needs some more horsepower.

MASSA: Beat Bottas again.

BOTTAS: But Valtteri did run fast all weekend.

FORCE INDIA: Is it time to finally admit that Perez is indeed the number one driver on this team?

HULKENBERG: But somehow, Nico who was off pace all weekend, got the fastest lap of the race.

GROSJEAN: Not the birthday present he was hoping for.

GUTIERREZ: Hey, Esteban finished. And, ahead of his teammate. Not that he out drove him.

HAAS F1: Back to reality. Or, perhaps not.

WEHRLEIN: Those streams in a dip will catch you out every time...

PALMER: When you complete the whole race and get beat by Haryanto, well ... we got nothing.

MCLAREN: They were looking so good over the weekend. To think, the only point McLaren has scored so far this year was by Stoffel Vandoorne.

HONDA: You have to admit they have improved considerably this season. The problem is, that still puts them way behind so many other cars...

FIA: How many FIA officials does it take to change back to an old working light bulb? None. They have to be browbeaten into doing it and even then they won't admit the new light bulb was burnt out.

WORD OF THE WEEKEND: Madman.

STAT OF THE WEEKEND: 0 -- The number of retirements in the race which is especially amazing considering what went on during the first lap.

HISTORICAL STAT OF THE WEEKEND: If you don't count the Indy 500, the first driver to win the first three races and then the World Championship was Alberto Ascari in 1953. He took victories at the Argentine, Dutch, and Belgian GPs.in a Ferrari.

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND: Daniil Kvyat, either trying to be tough or doesn't get it, said to Vettel after the race, "I am on the podium, so it's OK, you are on the podium."

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND RUNNERUP: Gene Haas bitch slapping all the whiners complaining about Haas F1, "I think a lot of the teams at the back really don't understand what competition is. We never came into this thing to run at the back. We want to compete, and that's what we're going to do. If people don't like that then that's their problem. We are here racing."

SCHEDULE: Russia is moved from the Fall to the Spring. But, we'll still be stuck with seeing Putin grabbing face time with the drivers...

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RACE RESULTS
  Driver Laps
1. Rosberg 56
2. Vettel 56
3. Kvyat 56
4. Ricciardo 56
5. Raikkonen 56
6. Massa 56
7. Hamilton 56
8. Verstappen 56
9. Sainz 56
10. Bottas 56
11. Perez 56
12. Alonso 56
13. Button 56
14. Gutierrez 55
15. Hulkenberg 55
16. Ericsson 55
17. Magnussen 55
18. Wehrlein(R) 55
19. Grosjean 55
20. Nasr 55
21. Haryanto(R) 55
22. Palmer(R) 55

Time of Race
1:38:53.891

Margin of Victory
37.776 sec.

Safety Car
1 for 6 laps

Lead Changes
2 among 2 drivers

Lap Leaders
Nico Rosberg, Daniel Ricciardo

Fastest Race Lap
Nico Hulkenberg

Pole Position
Nico Rosberg

CURRENT STANDINGS
  Driver Pts.
1. Rosberg 75
2. Hamilton 39
3. Ricciardo 36
4. Vettel 33
5. Raikkonen 28
6. Massa 22
7. Kvyat 21
8. Grosjean 18
9. Verstappen 13
10. Bottas 7
11. Hulkenberg 6
12. Sainz 4
13. Vandoorne(R) 1

  Team Pts.
1. Mercedes 114
2. Ferrari 61
3. Red Bull 57
4. Williams 29
5. Haas 18
6. Toro Rosso 17
7. Force India 6
8. McLaren 1
 
 

2016 Thoughts
Australia Bahrain China Russia Spain
Monaco Canada Europe Austria
Great Britain Hungary Germany Belgium
Italy Singapore Malaysia Japan
United States Mexico Brazil Abu Dhabi

2015 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia China Bahrain
Spain Monaco Canada Austria
Great Britain Hungary Belgium Italy
Singapore Japan Russia United States
Mexico Brazil Abu Dhabi

2014 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia Bahrain China
Spain Monaco Canada Austria
Great Britain Germany Hungary Belgium
Italy Singapore Japan Russia
United States Brazil Abu Dhabi

2013 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia China Bahrain
Spain Monaco Canada Great Britain
Germany Hungary Belgium Italy
Singapore South Korea Japan India
Abu Dhabi United States Brazil

2012 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia China Bahrain
Spain Monaco Canada Europe
Great Britain Germany Hungary Belgium
Italy Singapore Japan South Korea
India Abu Dhabi United States Brazil

2011 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia China Turkey
Spain Monaco Canada Europe
Great Britain Germany Hungary Belgium
Italy Singapore Japan South Korea
India Abu Dhabi Brazil

2010 Thoughts
Bahrain Australia Malaysia China
Spain Monaco Turkey Canada
Europe Great Britain Germany Hungary
Belgium Italy Singapore Japan
South Korea Brazil Abu Dhabi

2009 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia China Bahrain
Spain Monaco Turkey Great Britain
Germany Hungary Europe
Belgium Italy Singapore
Japan Brazil Abu Dhabi


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