Filed under: Motorsports, China, Infiniti, Lotus, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Racing, McLaren
If the Bahrain Grand Prix
was a bounty for the fans, the Chinese Formula One
Grand Prix returned to the script entitled "Displays of Dominance" yet still offered a fair bit of action throughout the weekend. After not being completely comfortable in the car during the three practice sessions, Lewis Hamilton
put his Mercedes AMG Petronas
on pole - again, passing Alain Prost and Jim Clark on the all-time list - in a wet qualifying session that no one expected to be a good study for a dry race.
So far every weekend, Daniel Ricciardo
has proved Infiniti Red Bull Racing
made the right choice in calling him up from the junior squad, the Aussie taking the second spot on the front row in his Red Bull, ahead of teammate Sebastian Vettel
. Nico Rosberg
, suffering with brake and telemetry problems in qualifying, took fourth. Fernando Alonso
predicted the best showing yet for Ferrari
, a team in turmoil, and grabbed a fifth grid position he knows well, followed by the Williams
duo of Felipe Massa
and Valtteri Bottas, Nico Hülkenberg in the Force India, and Romain Grosjean getting Lotus
into the last spot in Q3. Heartening for Lotus is that Grosjean said he thought he could have got into the top five if not for the rain.
When the lights went out, you could almost hear plenty of other drivers thinking, "I could get onto the top spot on the podium if not for the Mercedes'."
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