Fernando Alonso put his championship campaign right back on track in China, while Mark Webber's spectacular woes continued. Ferrari's Spaniard Alonso won a tyre and strategy-dominated Shanghai race,...

Fernando Alonso put his championship campaign right back on track in China, while Mark Webber's spectacular woes continued.

Ferrari's Spaniard Alonso won a tyre and strategy-dominated Shanghai race, having retired from the Malaysian grand prix three weeks ago.

He is now just 9 points behind title leader Sebastian Vettel, while Kimi Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton are also within a 12-point cluster separating the drivers' standings' top four.

"At moment I think Ferrari, Red Bull, Lotus and Mercedes are similar," said Alonso on Sunday. "It's very close to call and a very open championship."

In total contrast, and with the 'Multi-21' misery still in memory, Mark Webber's woes deepened in China.

After running out of fuel and being disqualified on Saturday, the Australian crashed into Red Bull stablemate Jean-Eric Vergne during the race, earning him a three-place grid penalty for Bahrain in a week.

His race ended when his wheel fell off.

"This is one of the worst weekends he's ever had," pundit Eddie Jordan told British television BBC.

More generally, while this year's races are undoubtedly action packed, outspoken purist Jacques Villeneuve admitted on Sunday "I don't like modern formula one".

"There was no action," said the 1997 world champion, joining the chorus of criticism of the heavily-degrading tyre-induced strategic racing.

"Lot of overtaking but no action," Villeneuve explained. "Lot of drivers minding their own pace."

F1's fast-paced calendar moves on to Bahrain next week.

"The celebrations tonight will be nothing special as I have an early flight for Bahrain," Alonso said on Sunday.

"I'll have some dinner and the guys will probably party more than me."

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 3 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 56 1:36:26.945 3 25
2 7 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 56 +10.1 secs 2 18
3 10 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 56 +12.3 secs 1 15
4 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 56 +12.5 secs 9 12
5 5 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 56 +35.2 secs 8 10
6 4 Felipe Massa Ferrari 56 +40.8 secs 5 8
7 19 Daniel Ricciardo STR-Ferrari 56 +42.6 secs 7 6
8 14 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 56 +51.0 secs 11 4
9 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 56 +53.4 secs 6 2
10 11 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 56 +56.5 secs 10 1
11 6 Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes 56 +63.8 secs 12  
12 18 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Ferrari 56 +72.6 secs 15  
13 17 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 56 +93.8 secs 16  
14 16 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 56 +95.4 secs 14  
15 22 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 55 +1 Lap 18  
16 20 Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 55 +1 Lap 20  
17 23 Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 55 +1 Lap 19  
18 21 Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 55 +1 Lap 21  
Ret 9 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 21 Suspension 4  
Ret 2 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing-Renault 15 Wheel 22  
Ret 15 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 5 Accident 13  
Ret 12 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 4 Accident 17  

Note - Webber originally qualified 14th but moved to the back of the grid for failing to provide a one-litre fuel sample after qualifying

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