2011 Chinese Grand Prix
This was the time when Red Bull was at its peak and dominant best. Sebastian Vettel after winning the 2010 Drivers’ Championship and helping Red Bull win the 2010 Contructors’ Championship, qualified comfortably on pole position because of his superior Renault V8 engine, with Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton behind him. The other Red Bull car of Webber qualified on 18th because of mechanical problems. The race had its own fair share of exciting and thrilling moments.
McLaren executed a perfect three stop strategy on Hamilton which enabled him to overtake his teammate on Turn 1 midway in the race. After coming into second position , Hamilton caught and passed the Championship leader with four laps remaining, which enabled him to cut Vettel’s lead to 21 points. This race truly showed how unpredictable were the new Pirelli tyres. Hamilton was overjoyed with the win, terming it as his one of the best races and dedicated his victory to the “guys in the factory”.