• SHANGHAI, CHINA - APRIL 15: Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP leads the field at the start of the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit on April 15, 2012 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
  • SHANGHAI, CHINA - APRIL 15: Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP leads the field at the start of the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit on April 15, 2012 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
  • Lotus Formula One driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland steers his car during the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix in Shanghai, China, Sunday, April 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
  • Sauber Formula One driver Sergio Perez of Mexico steers his car during the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai, China, Sunday, April 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Greg Baker)
  • Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany drives during the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai, China, Sunday, April 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
  • Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg of Germany steers his car during the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai, China, Sunday, April 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
  • SHANGHAI, CHINA - APRIL 15: Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP drives during the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit on April 15, 2012 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
  • SHANGHAI, CHINA - APRIL 15: Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP drives on his way to winning the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit on April 15, 2012 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
  • Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg of Germany drives into pit lane for a tire change during the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai, China, Sunday, April 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Aly Song,Pool)
  • SHANGHAI, CHINA - APRIL 15: Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP celebrates in parc ferme after winning the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit on April 15, 2012 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
  • Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg of Germany celebrates with team members after winning the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai, Sunday, April 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
  • Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg of Germany, second left, celebrates after winning the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai, Sunday, April 15, 2012. With him are second placed McLaren driver Jenson Button of Britain, left, his teammate and compatriot third placed Lewis Hamilton, and Mercedes head of motorsport Norbert Haug, right. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
  • SHANGHAI, CHINA - APRIL 15: Race winner Nico Rosberg (C) of Germany and Mercedes GP celebrates with second placed Jenson Button (L) of Great Britain and McLaren and third placed Lewis Hamilton (R) of Great Britain and McLaren on the podium following the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit on April 15, 2012 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

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