Chinese Grand Prix 2013: Start Time, Lineup, TV Schedule and More
Celebrating its 10-year anniversary, the Chinese Grand Prix will invade the Shanghai International Circuit on Sunday as part of Formula One's season.
Two-time champion Lewis Hamilton will be looking to extend his record of most wins at the Chinese Grand Prix while 2012 winner Nico Rosberg has other plans in Shanghai.
With only 56 laps, every turn is crucial for the 22 racers competing at the 2013 Chinese Grand Prix.
Here's your complete guide for Sunday's action.
When: Sunday, Apr. 14 at 3:30 a.m. ET
Where: Shanghai International Circuit- Shanghai, China
Watch: Sky F1, BBC One and BBC Sport Interactive Freeview 1
Listen: BBC Radio 5 Live
Live Timing: Formula One website
Lineup (via ESPN)
1. Lewis Hamilton
4. Nico Rosberg
5. Felipe Massa
6. Romain Grosjean
7. Daniel Ricciardo
8. Jenson Button
9. Sebastian Vettel
10. Nico Hulkenberg
11. Paul di Resta
12. Sergio Perez
13. Adrian Sutil
14. Pastor Maldonado
15. Jean-Eric Vergne
16. Valtteri Bottas
17. Esteban Gutierrez
18. Jules Bianchi
19. Max Chilton
20. Charles Pic
21. Giedo van der Garde
22. Mark Webber
For a look at the track, click here.
Drivers to Watch
Reigning Chinese Grand Prix winner Nico Rosberg should be considered a favorite on Sunday following his dominant performance in last year's event with the Mercedes team.
Rosberg will start the race in fourth position and is coming off a fourth-place finish at Malaysia, but is still looking for a top-three finish this season.
He'll be riding in a Mercedes—the same constructor that won last year's event and the two prior.
As the only F1 racer ever to win at Shanghai more than once, if there's only one racer you plan to focus on in this race, it better be Lewis Hamilton.
Hamilton won this event in 2008 and 2011 with the Mercedes team and already owns finishes of fifth and third place on the young season.
After a fast showing in the qualifier, Hamilton will start from the first spot on Sunday and should be considered the favorite to earn a third victory in China.
Also racing for Mercedes, Jenson Button will start from the eighth position on Sunday and should be considered a contender at Shanghai after a second-place finish at 2012's Chinese Grand Prix event.
Button is still seeking a top-five finish this season, as he placed ninth at Australia and a disappointing 17th at Malaysia.
As a smooth driver who's no stranger to finishing in the top 10, don't count out Button when it comes to Sunday's race.
Projected Winner: Lewis Hamilton
As the only two-time winner at Shanghai, you have to like Hamilton's chances of going for a third title.
He clearly knows the ins and outs of the Shanghai International Circuit and seems comfortable racing with Mercedes, given his third- and fifth-place finishes this year.
Starting at the top of the grid, Hamilton will be your winner on Sunday.
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