Check out how the standings changed after today's race. Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes extends the lead.
Despite his great race Nico Rosberg lost his P2 to Kimi Raikkonen on penultimate lap due to a brake failure.
To claim his front row slot, Vettel did a 1.32.982, beating Nico Rosberg (1.33.129) in the other Mercedes.
Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was delighted to qualify on the front row for the Bahrain Grand Prix, splitting Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg for the second time this year.
Hamilton gets P1 with Vettel behind him and Rosberg in third.
Both Mercedes drivers in top 3 splitted by Ferrari's Vettel.
Sebastian Vettel: "It’s hard to say if we got closer to Mercedes, everybody seemed to be closer to them but I’m sure they didn’t show everything today."
German edges his teammate by one tenth, both Ferrari behind them with Raikkonen in P3. Teams were working through their tyre programs.
Ferrari ends the session 1-2 with Williams' Bottas in third.
Kimi Raikkonen is optimistic Ferrari will be able to challenge Mercedes for victories on a regular basis despite losing out in the Chinese Grand Prix.
Mercedes finishes 1-2, Ferrari 3-4.
Sebastian Vettel: "It is a shame that we couldn’t put both cars side by side."
Ferrari’s technical director James Allison said he was “disappointed” with Kimi Raikkonen’s qualifying performance in the Chinese Grand Prix, and believes his cars should have locked out the second row behind Mercedes.
Mercedes team 1-2 with both Ferrari behind. Red Bull still struggling with brakes issues.