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Lewis Hamilton wins 1,000th F1 Grand Prix!

14 April at 08:46
Last update 14 April at 10:30
  • Bobby Vincent

Lewis Hamilton has won the 1,000th Formula 1 race to complete a Mercedes one-two in China, and a sixth Chinese Grand Prix victory for the five-time world champion. It's the third successive one-two for the world champions, who are dominating this season's constructors' championship.

Valtteri Bottas came home to record P2, but was comfortably behind his Silver Arrows' team-mate. The Finn started in pole at the Shanghai International Circuit, but Hamilton passed his team-mate at turn 1.

Sebastian Vettel couldn't get close to the Mercedes' yet again, but did manage his first podium finish of the season, with the German settling for third-place, with Max Verstappen behind him and Charles Leclerc completing the top five. Leclerc was the victim of Ferrari team orders once again - much to his fume - with the Monegasque driver told to move aside for his German team-mate this time!

Pierre Gasly came home in sixth-place for his highest position as a Red Bull driver, as well as recording the fastest lap right at the death to take away the extra point from Vettel and Ferrari.

Alexander Albon is up there for Driver of the Day, recording his second successive points finish in a Toro Rosso, holding off the experienced Romain Grosjean to stay inside the top 10!

Daniel Ricciardo finished as 'best of the rest' for Renault as he recorded his highest finish for the French team, ahead of Sergio Perez and Kimi Raikkonen. 

In the opening lap of the race - it all happened! Hamilton passed Bottas after a magnificent start from the championship leader. Leclerc, likewise, on his team-mate Vettel. Daniil Kvyat smashed into Lando Norris - sending the Briton into mid-air. Norris later retired from the race with just a few laps to go.

Nico Hulkenberg also retired after more technical problems with his Renault. Kvyat was also forced to leave the track after suffering too much damage to his Toro Rosso, despite a promising weekend for the team.

It will come as no surprise, that George Russell and Robert Kubica were fighting against each other, but nobody else, at the back of the grid once again. Something they'll have to get used to this season.

It was a disappointing day for Haas, who both started in the top 10 - but Grosjean could only manage P11, with Kevin Magnussen some distance behind the Frenchman, back in P13.

Lance Stroll climbed up a considerable amount of places and managed to finish in 12th, following a strong race.