Lewis Hamilton wins Chinese Formula One GP from Pole on Sunday

British driver Lewis Hamilton secured Sunday his second Grand Prix win of the year, coming first on the Shanghai International Circuit in China in a time of 1:39:42.008, less than a second ahead of Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg of Germany.

Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel (Germany) and Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) took third and fourth places respectively.

The victory means that Hamilton has extended his lead of the championship to 68 points, ahead of Vettel on 55 and Rosberg on 51 from three races. Hamilton also holds the record of four victories on the Shanghai circuit.

The race finished behind a safety car after Max Verstappen’s Toro Rosso suffered an engine failure with two laps remaining for the leaders.

Result from the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix at Shanghai International Circuit on Sunday

1.   Lewis Hamilton (Britain)     Mercedes               1:39:42.008

2.   Nico Rosberg (Germany)       Mercedes               +00:00.714

3.   Sebastian Vettel (Germany)   Ferrari                00:02.988

4.   Kimi Raikkonen (Finland)     Ferrari                00:03.835

5.   Felipe Massa (Brazil)        Williams-Mercedes      00:08.544

6.   Valtteri Bottas (Finland)    Williams-Mercedes      00:09.885

7.   Romain Grosjean (France)     Lotus – Mercedes       00:19.008

8.   Felipe Nasr (Brazil)         Sauber – Ferrari       00:22.625

9.   Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) RedBull – Renault      00:32.117

10.  Marcus Ericsson (Sweden)     Sauber – Ferrari       1 lap

11.  Sergio Perez (Mexico)        Force India – Mercedes 1 lap

12.  Fernando Alonso (Spain)      McLaren                1 lap

13.  Jenson Button (Britain)      McLaren                1 lap

14.  Carlos Sainz Jr (Spain)      Toro Rosso – Renault   1 lap

15.  Will Stevens (Britain)       Marussia – Ferrari     2 laps

16.  Roberto Merhi (Spain)        Marussia – Ferrari     2 laps

17r. Max Verstappen (Netherlands) Toro Rosso – Renault   4 laps

r.   Pastor Maldonado (Venezuela) Lotus – Mercedes       7 laps

r.   Daniil Kvyat (Russia)        RedBull – Renault      41 laps

r.   Nico Huelkenberg (Germany)   Force India – Mercedes 47 laps

Fastest Lap: Lewis Hamilton,1:42.208, lap 31.

Source: Reuters, AFP & dpa