Ferrari Lock Out The Front Row With Vettel On Pole
Scuderia Ferrari’s world championship leader Sebastian Vettel will start Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit from pole position with a time of 01:31.095s ending up just 0.087s ahead of his team mate Kimi Raikkonen.
Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team’s Valtteri Bottas will start the race in third place just ahead of his team and defending champion Lewis Hamilton.
Max Verstappen starts the race from fifth place for Aston Martin Red Bull Racing ending the session just ahead of his team mate Daniel Ricciardo who was lucky to finish the session in sixth place after his team were forced to change his engine inbetween the final practice session and qualifying.
The Renault Sport F1 Team’s Nico Hulkenberg starts the race from seventh place just ahead of his former Sahara Force India F1 Team mate Sergio Perez. Carlos Sainz starts the race from ninth place ninth place while the Haas F1 Team’s Romain Grosjean rounded out the top ten.
Grosjean’s team mate Kevin Magnussen starts the race from 11th place just ahead of Esteban Ocon in the second Force India.
McLaren Renault’s Fernando Alonso just missed out the top ten and will start the race from 13th place just ahead of his team mate Stoffel Vandoorne. Brendon Hartley starts the race in 15th place for Toro Rosso just ahead of Williams Martini Racing’s Sergey Sirotkin.
Following a great qualifying session in Bahrain last time out, Pierre Gasly endured a tough session in China as he will start the race from 17th place just ahead of Lance Stroll in the second Williams. The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team’s Charles Leclerc and Marcus Ericsson rounded out the grid in 19th and 20th place respectively.