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autoviva2017-04-12 10:32:26

Hamilton turns power on and wins in China

The Brit and Vettel are leading the World Championship standings

 
 
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Hamilton celebrates his first win of the season in Shanghai

After losing first race to FerrariFerrariFerrariItaly, 1947 > present232 models
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's Sebastian Vettel, MercedesMercedes-BenzMercedes-BenzGermany, 1924 > present197 models
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Lewis Hamilton converted his pole position to win the Chinese Grand Prix, in Shanghai. The Brit was never challenged by the German who finished in second. Vettel's race wasn't helped by the time lost in traffic after an early pitstop. Red BullRed BullRed BullAustria, 2004 > present12 models
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's Max Verstappen was third defending his position from team-mate Daniel Ricciardo.

Hamilton was kept his pole position towards Turn 1 at the start, while Vettel had to hold MercedesMercedes-BenzMercedes-BenzGermany, 1924 > present197 models
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 Valtteri Bottas to secure is front row starting position. Ricciardo overtook FerrariFerrariFerrariItaly, 1947 > present232 models
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's Kimi Raikkonen to fourth, while Verstappen comingo from 16th position to 9th after the first lap.
 
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rookie Lance Stroll being punted off by Force India's Sergio Perez, virtual safety car made an appearance with several drivers, including Vettel, opting to make an early pitstop to switch to slicks.
 
Just moments after the green flags were waved, Antonio Giovinazzi lost control of his car on the main straight and crashed into the pitwall, forcing a real safety car. The race restarted on lap seven with everyone on slicks and Vettel losing ground because of his early stop.
 
Behind Hamilton, Verstappen quickly passed Raikkonen for third and then took second place from his team-mate just a few laps later. The Brit increased his lead, and Ricciardo started to drop pace and had to fight the FerrariFerrariFerrariItaly, 1947 > present232 models
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duo. Vettel overtook Raikkonen first and then attacked Ricciardo, overtaking him with an outside move.
 
The German then went after Verstappen, who under pressure made a mistake into the hairpin at the end of the lap and allowed Vettel to go through.
 
This left Hamilton with a seven seconds lead over Vettel, which he held until the end of the race. Red BullRed BullRed BullAustria, 2004 > present12 models
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had a fight between its two drivers for third, but Verstappen got the best of Ricciardo and went to the podium cerimony. In fifth and sixth finished the FerrariFerrariFerrariItaly, 1947 > present232 models
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and MercedesMercedes-BenzMercedes-BenzGermany, 1924 > present197 models
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Finn's, Kimi Raikkonen and Valtteri Bottas.
 
Carlos Sainz handed a seventh place for Toro RossoToro RossoToro RossoItaly, 2006 > present10 models
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, while Kevin Magnussen conquered this year's first points for HaasHaasHaasUnited States of America, 2014 > present2 models
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in eighth. The Dannish driver overtook the Force IndiaForce IndiaForce IndiaIndia, 2007 > present8 models
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duo formed by Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon, which completed the top 10.
 
Results Chinese Grand Prix
POS DRIVER TEAM LAPS TIME
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 56 1h37m36.158s
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 56 6.250s
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull 56 45.192s
4 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 56 46.035s
5 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 56 48.076s
6 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 56 48.808s
7 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 56 1m12.893s
8 Kevin Magnussen Haas 55 1 Lap
9 Sergio Perez Force India 55 1 Lap
10 Esteban Ocon Force India 55 1 Lap
11 Romain Grosjean Haas 55 1 Lap
12 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 55 1 Lap
13 Jolyon Palmer Renault 55 1 Lap
14 Felipe Massa Williams 55 1 Lap
15 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 55 1 Lap
- Fernando Alonso McLaren 33 Halfshaft
- Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 18 Hydraulics
- Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 17 Fuel pressure
- Antonio Giovinazzi Sauber 3 Spun off
- Lance Stroll Williams 0 Collision


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