Setting the scene for China

Setting the scene for China

Penalties, protests and a healthy dose of paddock politics dominated Thursday at Shanghai. Tony Dodgins sets the scene for the Chinese Grand Prix

Before we talk about politics or protests, let's consider a piece of actual racing news that could have a big impact on the outcome in Shanghai this weekend – Lewis Hamilton's five place grid penalty for a changed gearbox.

Never mind what may or may not take place next weekend, today's news is likely going to impact heavily on the here and now.

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