Lewis Hamilton might have finished in P1 in China on Sunday, but three was very much the number of the day for the 2008 world champion. Having taken his third pole position of the season on Saturday, the Mercedes driver secured his third win of the season on race day, which also happened to be his third career victory in Shanghai
Lewis Hamilton claimed his third straight victory with an emphatic performance in China on Sunday that moved him to within four points of championship leader and Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg. Rosberg fought back from a poor start to finish second, while Fernando Alonso earned Ferrari’s first podium of the season in third, having resisted increasing pressure from Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo in the race’s closing stages
Lewis Hamilton has completed the first hat-trick of race victories in his Formula One career, driving untroubled to head a Mercedes one-two at the Chinese Grand Prix and closing in on Nico Rosberg’s Championship lead, whilst Fernando Alonso completed the podium. The 25th win of Hamilton’s career sees him join Mercedes team boss, Niki Lauda and two-time World Champion Briton Jim Clark at eighth in all-time Grand Prix victories. Nico Rosberg still leads the championship, but his lead is down to just four points after the four long haul fly-away races.
Lewis Hamilton romps to victory in Chinese Grand Prix, amid flag bungle, as superb drive secures third straight win
It has been a year of firsts thus far for Lewis Hamilton, with his first victories on the circuits in Malaysia and Bahrain. That trend continued here in China on Sunday, when for the first time in his Formula One career he scored a hat-trick and brought his tally of wins equal not just to the great Jim Clark’s at 25, but also to that of his Mercedes boss Niki Lauda.
Chinese Grand Prix 2014: Lewis Hamilton leads from start to finish to record third successive victory
Following the race in Bahrain, Jenson Button said that McLaren could legitimately claim to be the second-quickest team after Mercedes. The Woking team have found the going tough in China however, and in qualifying on Saturday Button could only manage 12th on the grid, while Kevin Magnussen was even further back in 15th. After the session, Magnussen spoke to reporters about a difficult day in Shanghai
Drivers: 1 – Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes); 2 – Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull Racing); 3 – Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Racing) Q: Lewis, congratulations, your third pole this year. That must have been so difficult with so many difficult and different conditions out there. What sort of satisfaction do you get from that
Lewis Hamilton has put himself in the box-seat for a hat-trick of race victories by mastering the wet conditions in Shanghai to take pole position for the Chinese Grand Prix, heading Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel. The 34th pole of the Briton’s career, his third of 2014, was thoroughly dominant, as he topped each phase of qualifying with a margin over the Red Bull pair and the sister Mercedes of Nico Rosberg. However, come the top ten shoot-out and Hamilton stepped up a gear, initially holding provisional pole by 6/10ths of a second over the pack as the intermediate tyre ;More…
Mercedes driver goes quickest by 0.595 of a second Red Bull’s Ricciardo joins Briton on front rowLewis Hamilton maintained his brilliant form by finishing in pole position for Sunday’s …
Lewis Hamilton romped to his third pole position of the season with a sublime performance in a rain-drenched qualifying session in Shanghai on Saturday afternoon. The Mercedes star, who now has more poles than any other British driver, was over half a second quicker than Daniel Ricciardo, with the Australian’s Red Bull team mate Sebastian Vettel pipping the spinning Mercedes of Nico Rosberg to third
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