Race
  Pos Driver Team Laps Pits
1 Rosberg GER Mercedes 56 2
2 Button GBR McLaren 56 3
3 Hamilton GBR McLaren 56 3
4 Webber AUS Red Bull 56 3
5 Vettel GER Red Bull 56 2
6 Grosjean FRA Lotus 56 2
7 Senna BRA Williams 56 2
8 Maldonado VEN Williams 56 2
9 Alonso ESP Ferrari 56 3
10 Kobayashi FL JPN Sauber 56 3
11 Perez MEX Sauber 56 2
12 di Resta GBR Force India 56 2
13 Massa BRA Ferrari 56 2
14 Räikkönen FIN Lotus 56 2
15 Hülkenberg GER Force India 56 2
16 Vergne FRA Toro Rosso 56 3
17 Ricciardo AUS Toro Rosso 56 2
18 Petrov RUS Caterham 55 2
19 Glock GER Marussia 55 2
20 Pic FRA Marussia 55 3
21 de la Rosa ESP HRT 55 2
22 Karthikeyan IND HRT 54 2
23 Kovalainen FIN Caterham 53 4
Retirement
wheel Schumacher GER Mercedes 12 1

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Norbert Haug is celebrating in parc ferme, and he's joined by Rosberg who stands on his car and enjoys the applause. An emotional hug between Haug and Rosberg, before Rosberg jumps in to the mechanics in celebration.

Haug is so happy that he's still in parc ferme congratulating every driver that comes in. Hamilton looks happier than Button with his result, although that might have something to do with the fact that he's pleased for his friend's victory

The drivers compare stories after being weighed, with Button and Hamilton describing the eight-car battle they were in for second place

Rosberg walks out on to the podium and salutes the crowd as the German national anthem rings out for him. He lifts his trophy above his head and has a huge smile on his face. Button looks pleased with second now, while it's a third consecutive third place for Hamilton.

As the champagne sprays it's time for us to bid you farewell. What an enthralling race, and surprisingly it was the Mercedes that was easiest on its tyres all afternoon. A richly deserved victory for Rosberg, and what a championship we have on our hands - three races and three different winners from three different teams. What will happen in Bahrain? Hopefully all of the headlines will be about the racing, join us next weekend to find out. Stay on ESPNF1.com and keep an eye on our Twitter feed for all the reaction from today. Thanks for joining us.

Lap 56

On to the last lap and Webber has got by Vettel for fourth on the exit of the hairpin.

All eyes now turn to Rosberg who is three corners from victory...

Rosberg cruises round and wins the Chinese Grand Prix! He punches the air in delight as he secures his maiden victory. A fantastic drive, and he screams over the radio. Anyone who doubted his credentials have been emphatically answered.

Button comes home second and Hamilton third to make it an all-Mercedes podium. Button seems happy enough on the radio, "a good result" he says. Webber is fourth ahead of Vettel, who is just one second ahead of Grosjean in sixth place. Another good drive from Senna to seventh ahead of Maldonado, Alonso and Kobayashi

Lap 55

Hamilton is through as he takes Vettel in to the hairpin. Vettel battles back through to turn one but Hamilton holds on as Webber climbs all over the back of the pair of them. Plenty of praise for Rosberg on email already, don't count your chickens!

Lap 54

Kimi has dropped back to 14th behind di Resta and Massa. Alonso in ninth is all over the back of Maldonado in eighth, with Kobayashi and Perez right behind. Grosjean is sixth but 3.4s behind Webber.

Lap 53

Webber also catching Vettel, but the world champion defended for so long against Button that it won't be easy for either Hamilton or Webber to get by. All three are within a second

Lap 52

Button dives up the inside of Vettel for second place in to the hairpin having used DRS. A good move under braking but Vettel is not dropping back too quickly yet. I say that, Hamilton is now close behind him.

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  • Felipe Massa arrives in the pits with smoking brakes, Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai, April 16, 2012 Lewis Hamilton celebrates with race winner Nico Rosberg, Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai, April 15, 2012 Lewis Hamilton celebrates with race winner Nico Rosberg, Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai, April 15, 2012 Paul di Resta holds of Fernando Alonso, Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai, April 15, 2012
  • Nico Rosberg keeps clear of the marbles on the outside of the track, Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai, April 15, 2012 Nico Rosberg celebrates his first F1 victory with his team, Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai, April 15, 2012 Bruno Senna leads his Williams team-mate Pastor Maldonado, Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai, April 15, 2012 Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel shake hands after battling for fourth and fifth, Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai, April 15, 2012
  • Michael Schumacher in the pits ... he was released too early and his race ended soon after, Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai, April 15, 2012 Kimi Raikkonen on the grid ahead of the race, Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai, April 15, 2012 A Mercedes mechanic holds out Nico Rosberg's pit board, Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai, April 15, 2012 Nico Rosberg celebrates his first F1 victory with his team, Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai, April 15, 2012