Lewis Hamilton took victory at the Chinese Grand Prix, a win which puts him in the lead of the Formula One world championship for the first time this season. The win, a one-two with his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas, also ensures the British driver enters the history books, taking the flag in the 1,000th world championship race since the series began in 1950. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was in third, after the team had ordered his teammate Charles Leclerc to move over for the German. Leclerc finished in fifth behind the Red Bull of Max Verstappen. Hamilton now leads Bottas by six points in the title race and has 31 points over Vettel. This is Hamilton’s 75th career victory and the sixth time he has won the Chinese Grand Prix, its most successful driver.
Lewis Hamilton cruises to secure sixth F1 Chinese Grand Prix