Slightly late stats as I was at Silverstone, it was not a bad Chinese GP, but not a great one either.
The top three drivers finished exactly as they started, Lewis Hamilton took his 35th win, 41st pole, 22nd fastest lap and 20th win from pole. Nico Rosberg took second place and Sebastian Vettel third with a safety car finish. The same three drivers have been on the podium in each of the three races so far in the season.
Romain Grosjean finished in seventh place, the first points scored for both him and Lotus this season. Grosjean’s seventh was also a better finishing position than Lotus managed during the entire 2014 season. Meanwhile his Lotus teammate Pastor Maldonado retired for the third time this season, the first time he has had three consecutive retirements in a single season, but none this season are his fault.
Early in the season so there are still a lot of position changes, Hamilton and Felipe Massa are the only two drivers that have remained in the same championship position after each race.
|9||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||AUS||2||56||01:43.245||7|
|11||Sergio Perez||Force India||MEX||0||55||01:43.512||15|
|13||Carlos Sainz||Toro Rosso||ESP||0||55||01:42.652||14|
|17||Max Verstappen||Toro Rosso||NED||0||52||01:43.880||13|
|RET||Daniil Kvyat||Red Bull||RUS||–||15||01:46.291||12|
|RET||Nico Hulkenberg||Force India||GER||–||9||01:45.844||16|