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Hamilton Challenges Vettel in china!

Lewis Hamilton brought the challenge to Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari by claiming victory in the Chinese Grand Prix.

Going into the race, there was a severe threat of rain. Luckily the rain held off but the track was damp, making the start challenging for all twenty drivers.

Hamilton managed a good get away, forming a strong lead. Vettel wasn't far behind. Further back, Max Verstappen made the most impressive start, climbing from 17th to 7th within the space of a few laps.

The safety car made an appearance on Lap 4 due to an incident involving Antonio Giovinazzi. The Sauber lost control coming out of a final corner before clattering into the pit wall. Antonio walked away from the car and waved to the fans, confirming that he was ok.

The remainder of the race became an intense battle between Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull. Verstappen was very vocal when trying to pass his battle mates. Kimi Raikkonen also moaned but instead about issues every time he had someone on his tail.

Lewis Hamilton took the fifth Chinese Grand Prix victory of his career at the Shanghai International Circuit. Sebastian Vettel finished 2nd, ahead of Max Verstappen in 3rd.

Formula One now moves on to Bahrain with Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel level at the top of Driver's Championship, both with 43 points.

 

Driver of the Day: Max Verstappen

Result:

1 Lewis Hamilton - 1:37.36

2 Sebastian Vettel

3 Max Verstappen

4 Daniel Ricciardo

5 Kimi Raikkonen

6 Valterri Bottas

7 Carlos Sainz

8 Kevin Magnussen

9 Sergio Perez

10 Esteban Ocon

11 Romain Grosjean

12 Nico Hulkenberg

13 Jolyon Palmer

14 Felipe Massa

15 Marcus Ericsson

16 Fernando Alonso       DNF

17 Daniil Kvyat                DNF

18 Stoffel Vandoorne      DNF

19 Lance Stroll                DNF

20 Antonio Giovinazzi     DNF