Chinese Grand Prix Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai April 16-18, 2010

Total laps 56
Lap distance 5.451 km
Track Conditions Wet 19° (air 18°)

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Free practice 1  April 16 - 10:00 local | 02:00 GMT | 03:00 BST
Free practice 2  April 16 - 14:00 local | 06:00 GMT | 07:00 BST
Free practice 3  April 17 - 11:00 local | 03:00 GMT | 04:00 BST

Qualifying  April 17 - 14:00 local | 06:00 GMT | 07:00 BST
Race  April 18 - 15:00 local | 07:00 GMT | 08:00 BST

  Pos Driver Team Laps Pits
1 Button GBR McLaren 56 2
2 Hamilton FL GBR McLaren 56 4
3 Rosberg GER Mercedes 56 2
4 Alonso ESP Ferrari 56 5
5 Kubica POL Renault 56 2
6 Vettel GER Red Bull 56 4
7 Petrov RUS Renault 56 2
8 Webber AUS Red Bull 56 4
9 Massa BRA Ferrari 56 4
10 Schumacher GER Mercedes 56 4
11 Sutil GER Force India 56 4
12 Barrichello BRA Williams 56 4
13 Alguersuari ESP Toro Rosso 56 6
14 Kovalainen FIN Team Lotus 55 2
15 Hülkenberg GER Williams 55 6
16 Senna BRA HRT 54 4
17 Chandhok IND HRT 52 4
hydraulics Trulli ITA Team Lotus 26 5
clutch di Grassi BRA Virgin 8 1
engine de la Rosa ESP BMW Sauber 7 0
accident Buemi SUI Toro Rosso 0 0
accident Kobayashi JPN BMW Sauber 0 0
accident Liuzzi ITA Force India 0 0
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engine Glock GER Virgin 0 0

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So as they pull up in Parc Ferme, Hamilton congratulates Button, lots of back-slapping and smiles, and both their tyres look very, very low on grip. Button jumping around Parc Ferme and receives a kiss from girlfriend Jessica Michibata as well as hugs from his mechanics.

And cheers as he emerges onto the podium, hands aloft and a massive grin on his face. After the nation anthem he lifts the trophy - modest compared to some of the ridiculous efforts we see during the season - above his head, and then the champagne starts to fly.

So, that's it from us. we hope you have enjoyed what was a very good race. We'll be back in three weeks time when the roadshow hits Europe - we just hope the teams and equipment manages to make it.

Lap 56

Button leads Hamilton by 2.6 seconds as they start the final lap. Rosberg should hold off Alonso. Rain is getting heavier and Hamilton is told to be careful. Schumacher loses position to Massa and runs off the circuit at the final corner, holds on to tenth though.

Button wins from Hamilton in a brilliant McLaren one-two. Button's second win of the season and he now leads the championship. Rosberg third, Alonso fourth and Kubica fifth. Button ecstatic over the radio, a fantastic win for him in the conditions. Seventeen cars finish the race, including the two HRTs - good result for them.

Lap 55

Hamilton now 2.7 behind Button and comfortably ahead of Rosberg.

Lap 54

Hamilton has the gap to Button down to 3.8 seconds, but with just two laps remaining, he surely can't threaten for the lead.

A mistake by Webber on bald tyres allows Petrov pass for sixth. Great race by the Russian rookie in these closing stages.

Lap 53

5.0 is the gap between the McLarens and they are both really struggling to keep it on the track.

Massa is closing on Schumacher for ninth place. And he tries a pass around the outside of turn 14 but is squeezed wide by the seven-time champion.

Lap 52

Petrov passes Schumacher for eighth and the German didn't do much to put up a fight.

Hamilton runs wide, all the drivers are struggling with their tyres now.

14.4 seconds covers first place Button to fourth palce Alonso.

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