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Lewis Hamilton Wins the Chinese Grand Prix

source: dailystar.co.uk

LEWIS HAMILTON won the Chinese Grand Prix getting revenge on Sebastian Vettel in the process.

The Mercedes driver led from start to finish as he put down a marker after losing out to Vettel in Melbourne.

Max Verstappen took third after a fine drive for Red Bull in drying conditions.

It was Hamilton's fifth win in Shanghai and his 54th in total as he made it all square at the top of the drivers' championship.

The race started on a slippery track with Fernando Alonso impressing for McLaren in running in the top six.

But unfortunately he was made to retire due to a fuel problem late in the race.

After the race Hamilton said: "Today was very tough for us all. It was mostly dry at the start but a couple of wet corners.

"I'm so proud of everyone."

And Mercedes supremo Niki Lauda added: "It could be a great rivalry - it's two World Champions fighting it out so that's always going to be exciting.

"It was very close between Ferrari and Mercedes who was the faster car but Lewis was the difference today."

Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull were close throughout but nobody could stop Hamilton from claiming his first victory of the season.

Daniel Ricciardo finished in fourth, Kimi Raikkonen fifth and Valtteri Bottas sixth.

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