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Hamilton on top McLaren front row in final practice for Chinese GP

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Lewis Hamilton once again proved MP4-27 is strong, the final practice session McLaren set 1-2 for Chinese Grand prix, Hamilton must take five place grid penalty in Sunday for his gear box change. He will set today the Pole position in Shanghai, clearly McLaren speedy will stat from sixth place on the grid.

Hamilton’s team-mate Jenson Button set second top fastest lap with Pirelli soft compound. Mercedes duo Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher set third and fourth fastest in that order. Mercedes expect innovative DRS will help more qualifying speed and now they are focusing consistency of Sunday race speed. The Mercedes duo made good position with Pirelli soft-compound.

Red Bull racing’s Mark Webber done fifth fastest and his team-mate defending world champion Sebastian Vettel made ninth quickest only. I think Vettel used the RB8 setup in the less down force, and it will give more consistent and well balancing for car.

Williams speedy Pastor Maldonado done sixth quickest and Sauber duo Sergio Perez and Kamui Kobayashi set seventh and eighth fastest. The Finn Kimi Raikkonen finished with tenth fastest ahead of Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg and his team-mate Romain Grosjean

Final Practice Results – 2012 Chinese GP


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