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Nico Rosberg clinched his first F1 victory

Finnish by his father Keke (world champion 1982), perfect francophile after a previous youth Monaco but German by birth and nationality, Nico Rosberg has since its beginnings considered one of the most talented drivers in Formula 1. But the victory was sulking until last weekend at the Grand Prix of China on the Shanghai circuit (third round of the 2012 F1 season) or Nico harvest has both his first pole position and first victory has its hundred eleventh departure.

Having bet on a strategy of two stops to change tires, Nico Rosberg had made the right choice and McLaren drivers Jenson Button again to Lewis Hamilton, have lost their hopes of victory when they were forced to make an extra stop . Despite everything is 100% podium with Rosberg Mercedes and McLaren drivers, motorized by the German manufacturer. Only Michael Schumacher has not been to the festival. Party to the dimensions of his teammate on the first line, it was the victim of a mechanical breakdown during his second pit stop.

Red Bull-Renault's Mark Webber and world champion title Sebastian Vettel round off the "Top 5" of the Grand Prix very argument, or overruns were numerous. The Franco-Swiss Romain Grosjean finished sixth for its part, so score his first points with his Lotus-Renault. He beat the Brazilian Bruno Senna (again excellent) and his teammate at Williams-Renault, the Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado. Ninth, Fernando Alonso is the only Ferrari driver in the points, Massa finishing thirteenth has a limited space.

In North America, the IndyCar Series competitors competed for the second most prestigious race of the season (after the Indy 500), the Grand Prix of Long Beach. In the streets of the California coastal city, the hierarchy was somewhat shaken, especially as no less than twelve drivers (eleven with a Chevrolet engine and a Lotus representative) were penalized ten positions on the starting grid for have changed engine before the weekend! Dates back to the twelfth place starting, Will Power (Dallara-Chevrolet) won the event with a slim lead over the French Simon Pagenaud (Dallara-Honda). For the Quebecois Alex Tagliani, the race ended with a new abandonment, due to mechanical problems and a crash.

The American Le Mans Series also had a race in Long Beach. Honda HPD ARX-03 Germans Lucas Luhr and Klaus Graf prototype is easily won.

In NASCAR, the Sprint Cup and Nationwide series had an appointment with the Super Oval Texas Motor Speedway. Sprint Cup, the championship leader Greg Biffle (Ford) is required before Jimmie Johnson (Chevrolet). Nationwide, the 2011 champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (Ford) who wins. As for the Camping World Trucks Series, she was on the track in North Carolina, Rockingham was a mythical place of tests NASCAR forsaken in recent years. Long dominated by Brazilian Nelson Piquet Jr, the ordeal was finally won by Kasey Kahne (Chevrolet).

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