<Friday, Free Practice 1>
On Friday, Sebastian Vettel led the 1000th race opening practice ahead of Lewis Hamilton by set the best lap time of 1:33.911 with two-tenths ahead on C3 compound tyres. While Vettel’s team mate Charles Leclerc followed Hamilton on third place of 0.256s slower.
<Friday, Free Practice 2>
In the afternoon, Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes took the spot on first place of second practice with soft tyres for just 0.027s over the German driver Sebastian Vettel. Third place was followed by Max Verstappen from Red Bull by 0.221s off from the Finn. <Saturday, Free Practice 3> The final practice before qualify session on Saturday, the Finn from the silver arrow secured his first place with lap time of 1:32.830, also the Sebastian Vettel away for almost four-tenths behind at second place while his team mate Leclerc followed closely to the German of just 0.026s slower.
<Saturday, Qualify Session>
Before the sun went down, the Mercedes lock out the front row of Chinese Grand Prix with Valtteri Bottas on pole position and Hamilton alongside. The Ferrari made them on second row for race day on Sunday.
<Sunday, Race day>
Lewis Hamilton won the 1000th race of Formula 1 in Shanghai International Circuit after a race of 56 laps with 13 turns on April 14th. That is the third race in a row the Mercedes hunt down the one-two in the opening of season. P3 went to Sebastian Vettel which is his first podium win this season.
Here are the highlights of Friday to Sunday
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