Formula One: China Grand Prix – live!

  • Updates from the second race of the season in Shanghai
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6.42am BST

Here’s Giles Richards’ report from qualifying, noting the intriguing battle likely to unfold during the race whereby Ferrari’s straightline speed will offer them an advantage on the two long straights but it remains to be seen if that’s enough to counteract Mercedes’ superior control through the 16 corners.

Related: Bottas pips Hamilton to pole for Mercedes one-two at Chinese Grand Prix | Giles Richards

Jump onboard for the lap that put @ValtteriBottas on pole for the 1000th F1 race ⏱

And bagged him the @pirellisport Pole Position Award in Shanghai #ChineseGP #Fit4F1 pic.twitter.com/0Y7azonaBW

6.40am BST

Lights out at 2.10pm local time (7.10am UK or 4.10pm Australia).

Hey guess what? Pit lane is open!

Just over half an hour until we get this #Race1000 party started… pic.twitter.com/6tjDzjJfLg

6.37am BST

It’s an all-Mercedes front row in China with championship leader Valterri Bottas edging teammate Lewis Hamilton for pole. Behind them, and for only the second time in F1 history, the top ten continues the symmetry with each row occupied by two cars from the same team.

Full Classification: Qualifying ⏱️@MercedesAMGF1 lock out the front row

And how close at @RenaultF1Team?!? #ChineseGP #Race1000 pic.twitter.com/MOpCcbyC8D

6.08am BST

Hello everybody and welcome to live coverage of race three of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship. Today’s racing is at the Shanghai International Circuit, home of the China Grand Prix, which today has the numerical distinction of hosting the 1000th GP in F1 history – more on that later.

So early in the season the competition has yet to establish a pattern, which continues to mean good news for Mercedes. After securing race wins in the opening pair of GPs in Australia and Bahrain the Silver Arrows have once again locked out the front row of the grid. Ferrari are hot on their heels though and Red Bull look to have their most promising set-up of the year behind them so we should be in for an action-packed couple of hours.

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