Lewis Hamilton converted his pole into a victory as he became the first driver to win the Chinese Grand Prix three times. He has matched Mercedes non-executive chairman and former F1 driver Niki Lauda’s race wins.
Hamilton had a virtually trouble-free race as he pulled ahead of the rest of the field and stayed in command during the duration of the race. Nico Rosberg ensured Mercedes had their third successive 1-2 finish after he pipped Fernando Alonso, who came third. Rosberg’s car had no telemetry reading for the team to see. Alonso’s first podium for Ferrari this season comes on the back of their below par performance in Bahrain and the resignation of former team principal Stefano Domenicali.