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Sebastian Vettel has hailed the strength of Ferrari’s SF71H after pipping Kimi Raikkonen to pole position at the Chinese Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton was at a loss to explain why Mercedes struggled so much in qualifying as the Brit settled for P4 on the grid for Chinese Grand Prix.
Sebastian Vettel clinched his fourth career pole in China after pipping Kimi Raikkonen by 0.084 seconds at the Shanghai International Circuit.
Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen made it consecutive front-row lock-outs as Mercedes and Red Bull were left trailing in their wake.
Renault qualified best of the rest in China, whilst there were signs of improvement at Force India. Both McLaren cars knocked out in Q2.
Pierre Gasly qualified a lowly P17 after the highs of Bahrain; Williams car once again slower at this track compared to last year.
Kevin Magnussen reckons the FIA doesn’t need to get involved in the spate of pit stop issues, rather teams need to return to a “more safe area”.
Sebastian Vettel led a Ferrari 1-2 in final practice in China but for Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo it was a morning to forget as his RB14 suffered a suspected turbo failure.
Max Verstappen “foot” was partially to blame for his Bahrain qualifying crash, that’s according to Christian Horner.
Andy Green concedes that there is something fundamentally wrong with Force India’s VJM11, and it is a problem they’ve yet to make any inroads on.