Lewis Hamilton wins the Chinese Grand Prix
Exacting revenge for his season-opener defeat by Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton raced to victory at the Chinese Grand Prix, ahead of the German. The 3-time F1 World Champion who started on pole, beat Vettel by just over 6 seconds while Red Bull's Max Verstappen finished third. This was the fifth win for Hamilton in Shanghai and his first win of the 2017 F1-season.
Grand Prix history
Chinese Grand Prix is a F1 racing event held annually since 2004 at the Shanghai International Circuit. Lewis Hamilton holds the most number of wins at the tournament having won it previously in 2008, 2011, 2014, and 2015. He is the only driver to claim a treble of pole position, race victory, and fastest lap, at Chinese Grand Prix, when he won in 2008.
2017 F1 season - current standings
As it stands, after completion of 2 (Australia, China) of the 20 Grand Prix of the 2017 F1 season, Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton are on level at top with 43 points each, followed by Max Verstappen (25), and Hamilton's Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas (23).
A 54th win and a third 'Grand Slam' for Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton now has 54 Grand Prix victories to his name and stands behind Michael Schumacher (91) for the second most number of wins. At Chinese Grand Prix, the Briton also achieved his third career 'Grand Slam' - pole position, fastest lap, race win, and led in every lap. The only current driver with more Grand Slams than Hamilton is Sebastian Vettel (4).
The Max Verstappen masterclass
While Hamilton-Vettel dominated the race at Chinese Grand Prix, it was the 19-year-old Dutchman Max Verstappen who stole the show. Vestappen made a remarkable recovery from the 16th grid position. The Red Bull driver made the heads turn with his insane first lap where he overtook nine cars. He was voted the F1's "Driver of the Day".