By Alex Kapadia
Despite his worries about the super soft tyres, Sebastian Vettel raged through torrential rain to a sensational victory at Shanghai this morning with his Red Bull team mate Mark Webber taking second place.
However, Brawn GP blamed the fact they could not get enough heat into their tyres for their first defeat of the season.
Despite his ‘shuddering’ tyres, world championship world leader Jenson Button still managed third place and a place on the podium, while his team made Rubens Barrichello took fourth.
But Ross Brawn said after the Chinese Grand Prix: “We were struggling with tyre temperature after the safety car came in.
“That may have been a factor because when the cars came out after pitstops it didn’t seem too bad, and when we could got temperature it was okay. Rubens actually had the fastest lap.”
The torrential rain led to plenty of excitement with plenty of spinning and aquaplaning as many of the drivers ripped through their tyres.
Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton managed sixth position for McLaren after he admitted he struggled at times to get his wet tyres working properly.