Chinese GP: Verstappen's great first lap

The 2017 Formula 1 championship was followed by the Chinese Grand Prix, which was left in the hands of the Englishman Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes). His escort was the German Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) and now both share the first place of the tournament.

Third finished the Dutch Max Verstappen (Red Bull), who starred a great first round which was key to getting to the last step of the podium at the Shanghai circuit. Although the track was wet from the rain and starting from 16th place, the young rider made a series of big passes that allowed him to complete the first lap in seventh place.

“It looked like it was in a video game. This race is one of the five best I have run, ”said Max, who never tires of showing his talent, especially when track conditions are adverse.

1. Lewis Hamilton (GBR / Mercedes), 1h37m36s160
2. Sebastian Vettel (GER / Ferrari) at 6.250
3. Max Verstappen (NED / Red Bull-TAG Heuer) at 45.192
4. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS / Red Bull-TAG Heuer) to 46.035
5. Kimi Räikkönen (FIN / Ferrari) to 48.076
6. Valtteri Bottas (FIN / Mercedes) at 48.808
7. Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP / Toro Rosso-Renault) at 1: 12.893
8. Kevin Magnussen (DEN / Haas-Ferrari) 1 lap
9. Sergio Pérez (MEX / Force India-Mercedes) 1 lap
10. Esteban Ocon (FRA / Force India-Mercedes) 1 lap

AVERAGE: 187,535 km / h. LAP RECORD: Hamilton (44th) in 1m35s378 at 205,746 km / h. PILOT CHAMPIONSHIP: 1) Hamilton and Vettel, 43 points; 3) Verstappen, 25; 4) Bottas, 5) Räikkönen, 22; 6) Ricciardo, 12; 7) Sainz Jr, 10; 8) Massa and Pérez, 8; 10) Magnussen, 4. BUILDERS CUP: 1) Mercedes, 66 points; 2) Ferrari, 65; 3) Red Bull, 37; 4) Toro Rosso, 12; 5) Force India, 10; 6) Williams, 8; 7) Haas, 4. NEXT DATE: 16/04, Bahrain GP.

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