Chinese GP: Hamilton takes pole in Shanghai

Chinese GP: Hamilton takes pole in Shanghai

Lewis Hamilton drove through the fog of Shanghai to claim pole position for Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix.

The Brit was almost two hundredths of a second quicker than Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, who will start second. Valtteri Bottas, of Mercedes, was third fastest, and Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen fourth.

It is turning into a Mercedes-Ferrari duel at the front, with the rest way back. Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo, fifth quickest, was nearly a second slower than Raikkonen.

1 Hamilton 1m31.678s
2 Vettel 1m31.864s
3 Bottas 1m31.865s
4 Raikkonen 1m32.140s
5 Ricciardo 1m33.033s
6 Massa 1m33.507s
7 Hulkenberg 1m33.580s
8 Perez 1m33.706s
9 Kvyat 1m33.719s
10 Stroll 1m34.220s

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