Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes driver has secured a great win in the Chinese GP. This is the second race of the season and Hamilton started the race in the pole position. He also started at the pole position in the first race but was not able to convert the advantage in the win. He was beaten by Ferrari driver and four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel. But this time, Hamilton did not make the same mistake and gone on to win the race and made up for the mistakes in the last race.
Hamilton secured his sixth consecutive pole position and 63rd pole position of his career in the qualifying round. It only took him 1 minute 31.678 seconds to complete the lap. This is the record in the Chinese GP. Hamilton broke the long lasting record of Michael Schumacher for the fastest lap in Chinese GP, which stood at 1:32.238 which he got in 2004.
The second position was secured by Ferrari’s driver Sebastian Vettel. He missed the first position by just a whisker. But he should be proud of his performance as he pushed Hamilton till the last lap. The third position was secured by Red Bull’s driver Max Verstappen while his team mate Riccardo finished at the fourth position.
Mercedes chairman said,”We fought back, the whole team, this has been the perfect second race. There are world champions fighting now, which is always good. Lewis made the difference today”.
Now, this spices up the competition as the first race were won by Sebastian Vettel and the second one was won by Hamilton.
Vettel and Hamilton are now tied for the world championship on 43 points. This makes the competition more interesting as Hamilton will have to face a tough competition from the four-time world champion.
Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix 2017 Results
|3||Max Verstappen||RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER||56||+45.192s|
|4||Daniel Ricciardo||RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER||56||+46.035s|
|7||Carlos Sainz||TORO ROSSO||56||+72.893s|
|8||Kevin Magnussen||HAAS FERRARI||55||+1 lap|
|9||Sergio Perez||FORCE INDIA MERCEDES||55||+1 lap|
|10||Esteban Ocon||FORCE INDIA MERCEDES||55||+1 lap|
|11||Romain Grosjean||HAAS FERRARI||55||+1 lap|
|12||Nico Hulkenberg||RENAULT||55||+1 lap|
|13||Jolyon Palmer||RENAULT||55||+1 lap|
|14||Felipe Massa||WILLIAMS MERCEDES||55||+1 lap|
|15||Marcus Ericsson||SAUBER FERRARI||55||+1 lap|
|NC||Fernando Alonso||MCLAREN HONDA||33||DNF|
|NC||Daniil Kvyat||TORO ROSSO||18||DNF|
|NC||Stoffel Vandoorne||MCLAREN HONDA||17||DNF|
|NC||Antonio Giovinazzi||SAUBER FERRARI||3||DNF|
|NC||Lance Stroll||WILLIAMS MERCEDES||0||DNF|