Taken a little bit longer than usual for the Chinese GP post-race stats, partially due to being at Silverstone for the WEC and partially due to laziness!
Lewis Hamilton won his third consecutive race, and the third consecutive second place for his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg. Fernando Alonso finished on the podium for the first time this season. Despite just the single win to Hamilton’s three, Rosberg still leads the championship, but only by four points.
Four races into the season four drivers have reached Q3 four times; Rosberg, Hamilton, Alonso and Ricciardo. Two drivers have outqualified their teammate at every race; Grosjean and Kobayashi. Four teams are still yet to score points this season; Lotus, Sauber, Marussia and Caterham.
Lewis Hamilton won three races in a row for the first time in his F1 career, taking him up to 25 wins, level with F1 greats Niki Lauda and Jim Clark. Hamilton also achieved his 34th pole position, the most of any British driver.
The championship positions are starting to flatten out now, both Red Bull drivers have moved up and both McLaren’s down. This has meant that Red Bull have jumped from fourth to second in the Constructors’ Championship and McLaren from third to fifth. Rosberg and Grosjean are the only two drivers to have stayed in the same championship position after each round.
Still a HUGE gap between Mercedes and anyone else, hard to see anyone catching them but it is still very early into the season. The rest of the pack are fairly tight together and a single podium can easily raise any driver up a handful of places.
|4||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||AUS||12||54||01:41.473||2|
|5||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull||GER||10||54||01:42.169||3|
|6||Nico Hulkenberg||Force India||GER||8||54||01:42.624||8|
|9||Sergio Perez||Force India||MEX||2||54||01:42.228||16|
|10||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||RUS||1||53||01:43.337||13|
|12||Jean-Eric Vergne||Toro Rosso||FRA||0||53||01:42.896||9|