Daniel Riccardo 2nd with Sebastian Vettel behind and Lewis Hamilton in front.
P6 for Massa and P7 for Bottas after a rain affected session in China.
Lewis Hamilton took pole position in qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix this afternoon, with Nico Rosberg fourth after a challenging, wet qualifying session.
Sutil ended in 14th place, Gutierrez just 17th.
“This circuit places some very unique demands on the cars”
There is still a lot of work left for the engineers.
Kimi Räikkönen incurred damage to his front wing after an early collision with Sergio Perez.
Nico Rosberg was following the same strategy and had stopped on laps 5 and19, followed by a further stop on lap 20. The team retired his car on lap 21 when a problem with the rear anti-roll bar was identified.
Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel retained the lead of the drivers’ championship with fourth place, just 0.2secs from Hamilton in a thrilling photo finish.
The winning three-stop strategy was exactly as Pirelli engineers had forecast yesterday.
The Sauber F1 Team showed clear progress in qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai.
Mike Coughlan: "...we ended the day two seconds away from where we need to be."
Last year, the Chinese weekend did not go so well for Toro Rosso.
The goal now is to further optimise the package for the remainder of the weekend.
Paul di Resta: “I think the story of the day was mainly about tyres..."