Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the Chinese Grand Prix weekend.
After Sebastian Vettel’s victory and Raikkonen’s impressive recovery drive to fourth in Malaysia, the 2007 world champion arrived in China looking for his first podium since the 2013 Korean Grand Prix.
China’s unique first turn always provides some drama at the start. Hamilton led Rosberg as the lights went out but there was an intense battle for fourth place between the two Williams and Raikkonen’s Ferrari.
A weekend to forget for Red Bull as the team struggled for pace in the race and suffered from yet another engine-related retirement in the early stages with Daniil Kvyat. Here, the Russian holds up his faster team mate Ricciardo.
It was another impressive performance by F1’s youngest ever driver in China. Verstappen pull off some superb late moves on the two Saubers and Sergio Perez and was running eighth until a drive train problem ruined his afternoon.
Having led from pole, Hamilton controlled the race from the front and never seemed under pressure from his team mate. For the fourth time in his career, Hamilton took the chequered flag first in Shanghai.
After winning in Malaysia, there was little Vettel could do to make it back-to-back victories in China. Vettel is only the second Ferrari driver to have finished on the podium in his first three races for the team.
Yet again it was a Mercedes one-two finish, but Nico Rosberg was not quite in as good a mood as his team mate post race. Rosberg accused Hamilton of deliberately compromising his race, leading to tensions building between the two once more.
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