Chinese Grand Prix 2018

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Distance: 305,066 m
Course length: 5,451 m
Date: April 14, 2018, 11:00 PM PDT
Location: Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai, China

Chinese Grand Prix 2018

Sebastian Vettel has won the first two races of the season, leaving Lewis Hamilton 17 points behind. While Ferrari have managed to make the fast start, Mercedes will be desperate not to let Vettel pull away any further this weekend.

Find out how to watch the race live on TV below, with full Sky Sports and Channel 4 details below. Because of the time difference, the race starts early in the morning on Sunday, so be ready.

Lewis Hamilton’s championship fightback suffered another big dent in Shanghai on Saturday after he qualified only fourth for the Chinese Grand Prix.

Hamilton dominated practice here yesterday, but the Mercedes cars had no answer to Ferrari in qualifying with Sebastian Vettel leading a front-row lockout ahead of team-mate Kimi Raikkonen for the second weekend in succession.

Vettel, who already holds a 17-point lead over Hamilton following victories at the opening two races, saw off the challenge from Raikkonen to edge out the Finn with a dramatic last lap.

Hamilton’s Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas lines up in third.

Mercedes have dominated in China in recent years. Indeed, you have to go back seven years for the last time a silver-coloured car failed to line up on the front spot.

But here, Hamilton struggled for pace on Saturday, spinning during the morning practice session, before qualifying behind Bottas for the second time in as many races.

Hamilton was the best part of half-a-second down on Vettel, who will be the favourite to convert his pole into a third victory and extend his championship lead.

“I was happy with the whole lap,” said Vettel who finished just 0.087 seconds clear of Raikkonen. “The car was amazing and just kept getting better.

“I lost the rear of the car on my first lap so I was a bit beaten up, but I know if I get a tidy lap and have a bit of magic I could push it.”

Daniel Ricciardo faced a race against time to be ready for qualifying after his engine blew up in dramatic fashion in final practice. But following frantic work by his Red Bull crew, the Australian emerged from his garage with only minutes of Q1 remaining.