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Lance Stroll’s race ended on the opening lap, while there was double DNF for the doomed McLaren.
Lewis Hamilton claimed his fifth career win in China, while Max Verstappen finished on the podium after starting P16.
Lewis Hamilton clinched an unchallenged fifth Chinese GP win on Sunday, racing from lights to flag as Ferrari’s decision to pit under an early VSC cost Sebastian Vettel.
The FIA has confirmed its plans to reach a local hospital should poor weather in China prevent the medical helicopter from operating on Sunday.
Antonio Giovinazzi will start Sunday’s Chinese GP from P18 on the grid after his C36 required a new gearbox following his qualifying crash.
Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas speak to the press following Chinese Grand Prix Qualifying.
Lance Stroll was happy to meet his target of reaching Q3 in Shanghai, but is still wary of the other teams in a closely-packed midfield.
Max Verstappen wants rain to level the playing field in China, but played down a performance reminiscent of Brazil in 2016.
Fernando Alonso said he “drove like an animal” as he wrestled his problematic MCL32 to P13 on the grid for the Chinese Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton has said he had to work very hard to claim his sixth pole position in China and is braced for tough battle with Ferrari on Sunday.