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Rosberg converts pole position to maiden win in China // Nico takes victory in Shanghai, as Schumacher retires

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Rosberg converts pole position to maiden win in China
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Nico Rosberg got a great start for the Chinese Grand Prix, accelerating off into the distance and not looking back. His teammate, however, started from second on the grid but became the only retirement of the race. Schumacher came in for a scheduled pit stop but the front right wheel was not attached correctly and he came to a halt a few corners later.

Meanwhile, the battle for points positions was on with no less than eight cars in a train right up until the chequered flag. Towards the end of the race, there were some incredible battles for places, with Vettel losing out to both McLarens and his teammate, whilst Grosjean made his way up to sixth - his first classified finish of 2012.

The other Lotus, steered by Kimi Räikkönen was second at one point, but his tyres went off and he fell down to tenth in the space of one lap, settling in 14th by the time the race ended.

Rosberg took the victory, his first in F1, with Button and Hamilton joining him on the podium. Lewis now leads the drivers’ championship, with McLaren on top in the constructors.