Lewis Hamilton put Mercedes back on top with a win at the Chinese Grand Prix. Hamilton made sure there would be no repeat of Ferrari surprising win two weeks ago at the Malaysian Grand Prix conserving his tires to withstand a challenge by the Italian’s team Sebastian Vettel and easily capture his fourth Grand Prix and the 35th win of his career.
Rosberg finished second and Vettel finished third in Chinese Grand Prix. Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari finished fourth. Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas finished fifth and sixth. From the start through to the first round of pit stops Hamilton held Rosberg at bay by a second as they traded fast laps, with Vettel and Raikkonen just managing to keep the duo in their sights. After 10 Laps the gap between the quartets was 6.4sec, leaving the remainder of the field behind as a two team battle for the victory unfold.
Hamilton drove fast enough to keep the Ferraris at arm length while eking out the required stint lengths to match the Italian team two stop strategies. His second victory in three races this season and his eighth in 10 grand prix dating back to Italy in September last year extended his championship lead to 13 points over Vettel, whose advantage over Rosberg was cut to four.
Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)