<p>The 2010 Chinese Grand Prix (formally the VII Chinese Grand Prix) was the fourth round in the 2010 Formula One season. It was held in Shanghai, China on April 18, 2010.
The race was won by Jenson Button ahead of team-mate Lewis Hamilton. After the race Jenson Button led the Drivers' Championship with 60 points and his McLaren team led the Constructors' Championship by 19 points from Ferrari.
The first session was marked by a spectacular accident when the front wheels of Sébastien Buemi's Toro Rosso simultaneously exploded free of their mountings on the approach to the turn fourteen hairpin. Team-mate Jaime Alguersuari was kept in the pits by the team as they investigated, which revealed that the accident was the result of the right front upright failing, causing the front-right wheel to break free. The front-left wheel followed suit when the left upright was suddenly forced to bear the entire load of the front end. The parts, new for the Chinese Grand Prix, were subsequently removed from both cars ahead of the second practice session.
Elsewhere, Fernando Alonso suffered a fiery engine failure after just five laps, preventing the Spaniard from completing a timed lap. Force India's</p>