Chinese Grand Prix 2012: Full race result from Shanghai

Nico Rosberg took the chequered flag for the first time in his F1 career to give Mercedes their first victory since 1955

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Nico Rosberg sealed the first GP win of his career on Sunday LAT Photographic, courtesy of Mercedes

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Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg won the first race of his career at the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday, with Jenson Button second and Lewis Hamilton third for McLaren.

“It’s amazing and very very special,” said Rosberg. “The whole weekend has gone fantastically. It was all about managing the tyres and it all went well.

“I just concentrated on going fast. I was making sure I carried home the race win, there was no point in pushing it when I was so far ahead. It’s great how we are moving forward so fast now. The team should get used to it [celebrating] now because there will be more to come.”

Chinese Grand Prix 2012: Race result

1 Nico Rosberg (Ger) Mercedes GP 1hr 36mins 26.929secs

2 Jenson Button (Gbr) McLaren 1:36:47.555

3 Lewis Hamilton (Gbr) McLaren 1:36:52.941

4 Mark Webber (Aus) Red Bull 1:36:54.853

5 Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Red Bull 1:36:57.412

6 Romain Grosjean (Swi) Lotus F1 Team 1:36:58.420

7 Bruno Senna (Bra) Williams 1:37:01.526

8 Pastor Maldonado (Ven) Williams 1:37:02.572

9 Fernando Alonso (Spa) Ferrari 1:37:04.185

10 Kamui Kobayashi (Jpn) Sauber-Ferrari 1:37:05.649

11 Sergio Perez (Mex) Sauber-Ferrari 1:37:07.995

12 Paul di Resta (Gbr) Force India 1:37:09.202

13 Felipe Massa (Bra) Ferrari 1:37:09.708

14 Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Lotus F1 Team 1:37:17.502

15 Nico Hulkenberg (Ger) Force India 1:37:18.142

16 Jean-Eric Vergne (Fra) Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:37:18.685

17 Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:37:30.085

18 Vitaly Petrov (Rus) Caterham at 1 Lap

19 Timo Glock (Ger) Marussia at 1 Lap

20 Charles Pic (Fra) Marussia at 1 Lap

21 Pedro de la Rosa (Spa) HRT-F1 at 1 Lap

22 Narain Karthikeyan (Ind) HRT-F1 at 2 Laps

23 Heikki Kovalainen (Fin) Caterham at 3 Laps

Not Classified:

24 Michael Schumacher (Ger) Mercedes GP 12 Laps completed

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