McLaren's 1-2 In Shanghai - Chinese GP 2010

McLaren's 1-2 In Shanghai - Chinese GP 2010 China is I'd say one of my least favourite races of the year. With the track being a good hour away from where we stay and the early starts, it's a bit of a logistical pain. The new metro train link is a welcome addition if a little frustrating, as they lock the station at night before the final trains leave and the station is closed on race day! Welcome to F1 in China...

After the already all-too common Red Bull one-two in qualifying, a break in the weather for Sunday was predicted. Come Sunday morning however, we were enjoying a warm and pleasant day. It seems that another one-two for Red Bull was in the offing.

Along comes 2pm and a very different story emerges. Rain is forecast. It arrives a little later than predicted but by the time the cars arrive onto the grid, the die is cast for what should be an exciting race. It was...

Jenson's call not to come in for inters as the rest of the field changed tyres for the fun of it was inspired, as was the driving of the rest of the guys. With multiple overtaking and a distinct lack of accidents we were indeed treated to a fantastic race with Britain's first one-two in over 10 years.

After two days of possibly the most mind-bendingly frustrating conversations with the British Airways disruptions team trying to get ourselves home and a visit to the BA offices, BA168 to London finally lifted off from Shanghai's Pu Dong International Airport on Tuesday night. We were finally on our way but to where? Madrid, Barcelona, Amsterdam who knows. The complimentary glass of Champagne was indeed welcome as was the Business Class seat that we had acquired since checking in.

They say in life you make your own luck. One movie and a good eight hours sleep later, we landed at London's Heathrow Airport ten hours late. Result...

To enjoy my images from the China, please visit the Formula 1 section of my website and select China.

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