Chinese GP
Apr 20

F1: Chinese GP Cut Short When Marshal Waves Flag One Lap Too Early

The Chinese Grand Prix ended early when a track marshal showed the checkered flag one lap too soon. (Photo: Getty Images)

The Chinese Grand Prix ended early when a track marshal showed the checkered flag one lap too soon. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton had yet another dominant performance in Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix, but an odd turn of events at the end of the race had the Mercedes driver questioning himself.

Hamilton had an 18s lead over teammate Nico Rosberg when he was shown the checkered flag at the end of Lap 55 – one lap before it should have been displayed.

Apr 20

F1: World Champion Vettel Told To Make Way For Teammate Again

Daniel Ricciardo (right) prepares to pass teammate Sebastian Vettel (left) during the Chinese Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Daniel Ricciardo (right) prepares to pass teammate Sebastian Vettel (left) during the Chinese Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel isn’t used to being asked to step aside for a teammate. Now it’s happened twice in two races.

Vettel, only months removed from wrapping up his most dominant season in F1, was instructed to allow debutant Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo to pass him midway through Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix as the German’s speed began to fade due to his rapidly degrading tires.

Apr 20

F1: Rosberg Maintains Points Lead Despite Chinese GP Dramas

Nico Rosberg overcame first corner contact and no telemetry to finish second in the Chinese Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nico Rosberg overcame first corner contact and no telemetry to finish second in the Chinese Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nico Rosberg managed to recover to second place after a difficult race in Shanghai which saw his pit wall lose telemetry even before the start.

That contributed to a bad getaway that saw him drop to seventh. He also survived first corner contact with Valtteri Bottas, after which he had to fight his way back up. He now has 79 points to the 75 of Lewis Hamilton.

Apr 20

F1: Hamilton Dominates Chinese GP To Earn Third Straight Victory

Lewis Hamilton earned his third straight victory thanks to a dominant performance in Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton earned his third straight victory thanks to a dominant performance in Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton captured his third straight Formula One race with ease on Sunday, leading from start to finish to win the Chinese Grand Prix.

Mercedes showed again that it’s in a different class from its rivals, with Hamilton’s teammate Nico Rosberg taking second place — the third time in four races this season the pair have finished one-two.

“This is a team on a roll, that’s for sure,” Hamilton said. “I’m going to be working hard, we’re going to keep working hard because obviously the others are pushing to catch us.”