Formula One: China Grand Prix – live!
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.
Jump onboard for the lap that put @ValtteriBottas on pole for the 1000th F1 race ⏱
Lights out at 2.10pm local time (7.10am UK or 4.10pm Australia).
Hey guess what? Pit lane is open!
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
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.
Source: Formula 1