Chinese Grand Prix Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai April 18-20, 2014

Total laps 56
Lap distance 5.451 km
Track Conditions Dry / 15C

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Free practice 1  April 18 - 10:00 local | 02:00 GMT | 03:00 BST
Free practice 2  April 18 - 14:00 local | 06:00 GMT | 07:00 BST
Free practice 3  April 19 - 11:00 local | 03:00 GMT | 04:00 BST

Qualifying  April 19 - 14:00 local | 06:00 GMT | 07:00 BST
Race  April 20 - 15:00 local | 07:00 GMT | 08:00 BST

  Pos Driver Team Laps Pits
1 Hamilton GBR Mercedes 54 2
2 Rosberg FL GER Mercedes 54 2
3 Alonso ESP Ferrari 54 2
4 Ricciardo AUS Red Bull 54 2
5 Vettel GER Red Bull 54 2
6 Hülkenberg GER Racing Point 54 2
7 Bottas FIN Williams 54 2
8 Räikkönen FIN Ferrari 54 2
9 Perez MEX Racing Point 54 2
10 Kvyat RUS Toro Rosso 53 2
11 Button GBR McLaren 53 2
12 Vergne FRA Toro Rosso 53 2
13 Magnussen DEN McLaren 53 2
14 Maldonado VEN Lotus F1 53 2
15 Massa BRA Williams 53 2
16 Gutiérrez MEX Alfa Romeo 53 3
17 Bianchi FRA Manor 53 2
18 Kobayashi JPN Caterham 53 3
19 Chilton GBR Manor 52 3
20 Ericsson SWE Caterham 52 3
gearbox Grosjean FRA Lotus F1 28 2
engine Sutil GER Alfa Romeo 5 1

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Not as thrilling a race as in Bahrain, but it still had a few moments. It will be very interesting to see the fallout between the two Red Bull drivers after Vettel was told to let Ricciardo through because they were on different strategies, only to be moved onto the same strategy as Ricciardo later in the race.

No doubt Hamilton will be in a jubilant mood and has a big smile on his face as walks into the podium green room. Mercedes' Ron Meadows is also there to offer pats on the backs to his two drivers and pick up the constructors' trophy.

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Lap 56

So Mercedes maintains its 100% win rate and takes it's third one-two in a row. The only blotch on the team's record is Hamilton's retirement in Australia and that's what keeps Hamilton four points shy of Rosberg in the drivers' standings.

Hamilton starts his last lap. Rosberg is 19.0s off his team-mate with Alonso holding a gap of 2.8s.

Bottas now down to 0.7s off Hulkenberg as they start the final lap, that will be good to watch...

Hamilton makes it three in a row as he wins the Chinese Grand Prix!

Rosberg finishes 18.6s off his team-mate after fighting back from seventh following a slow start.

Alonso takes third by 1.2s from Ricciardo, a brilliant race for Alonso and a much-needed podium for the Ferrari.

Hulkenberg holds on to sixth by 0.5s from Bottas.

One move we did see was on the last lap was Kobayashi on Bianchi, but it was only for 17th place and the honour of the backmarkers.

Lap 55

Ricciardo passes a backmarker and still closes the gap to 3.5s. But I suspect he is starting to realise he is fighting a losing battle here.

Vettel is now 20.6s off Ricciardo, which is a big gap between team-mates. Hulkenberg has responded to Bottas with the gap steadying at 1.4s.

Lap 54

Hamilton starts his lap and pulls out a big advantage over Rosberg, who has a slightly slow lap and is now 17.0s off the leader. Not an issue for Rosberg, however, as he has a 5.5s gap to Alonso.

Ricciardo closes the gap again to 3.7s to Alonso but it won't be enough unless things go drastically wrong in the final two laps.

Bottas continues to reel in Hulkenberg with the gap now down to 1.7s at a rate of 0.7s a lap.

Lap 53

Ricciardo lost 0.4s behind Maldonado and now has a gap of 4.0s to Alonso.

Bottas sets a new personal best and closes the gap to 2.4s to Hulkenberg.

Lap 52

Five laps remain as Hamilton leads by 14.1s at the front. Alonso is 6.3s back from Rosberg and Ricciardo is 3.6s off the Ferrari.

But Alonso locks up under braking, suggesting the rubber might just be starting to wear thin on the front left.

Alonso just keeping one eye in the mirror. This could get interesting, but Ricciardo is being held up by Maldonado.

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