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China 2012 - Race results - Nico Rosberg takes an unexpected win at the Chinese Grand Prix

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The Chinese Grand Prix was hectic from start to finish, with Mark Webber getting the pit stops off to an early start, and no less than eight cars scrabbling for positions on the final few laps. Nico Rosberg led the way from his first ever pole position and was rarely troubled throughout the 56 laps. He converted that P1 position into his maiden race victory, bringing Mercedes the win they have been hoping for. Meanwhile, Michael Schumacher was the one and only retirement after a bungled pit stop.

BestKamui KobayashiSauber F1 Team1:39.960Lap 40
1Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:36:26.9292
2Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren Mercedes+20.63
3Lewis HamiltonVodafone McLaren Mercedes+26.03
4Mark WebberRed Bull Racing+27.93
5Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing+30.42
6Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team+31.42
7Bruno SennaWilliams F1 Team+34.52
8Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F1 Team+35.62
9Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari+37.23
10Kamui KobayashiSauber F1 Team+38.73
11Sergio PérezSauber F1 Team+41.02
12Paul di RestaSahara Force India F1 Team+42.22
13Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari+42.72
14Kimi RäikkönenLotus F1 Team+50.52
15Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team+51.22
16Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso+51.73
17Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso+63.12
18Vitaly PetrovCaterham F1 Team+1 lap2
19Timo GlockMarussia F1 Team+1 lap2
20Charles PicMarussia F1 Team+1 lap3
21Pedro de la RosaHRT Formula 1 Team+1 lap2
22Narain KarthikeyanHRT Formula 1 Team+2 laps2
23Heikki KovalainenCaterham F1 Team+3 laps4
DNFMichael SchumacherMercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamLap 131

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