Falling track and air temperatures add extra complexity to strategy decisions.
Fernando Alonso: “The whole team is united and everyone is hugely motivated by the challenge ahead”
This is Scuderia’s 684th podium finish. Today the team consolidated second place in the Constructors’ Championship with 107 points.
Romain Grosjean: "I’ll happily take seventh place as my birthday gift for myself and the team.”
Monisha Kaltenborn: "Both drivers fought impressively, but we didn’t get any rewards today."
Sergio Perez raced to eighth place ahead of teammate Nico Hulkenberg in P13.
Valtteri Bottas: "Sebastian was quicker than me, and closed up behind very fast, but the fight was really good fun."
Victory for Lewis Hamilton and third place for Nico Rosberg after a tense and hotly contested battle in the desert.
Lewis Hamilton scored his third victory of the season in Bahrain, but Kimi Raikkonen was the star of the show for Ferrari, grabbing second from Nico Rosberg in the closing stages.
Two-stop strategies for the majority of drivers, with other variations further down the field
Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button finishing 12th and 14th respectively.
Romain Grosjean came home in a strong seventh position in the Chinese Grand Prix.
Felipe Massa: "The team performed very well but we just don’t have the raw speed to catch the cars in front."
Lewis Hamilton leads home Nico Rosberg at the Shanghai International Circuit
Max Verstappen became the youngest-ever driver to score points in a Formula 1 race when he brought his Scuderia Toro Rosso home in P7.
Different tactics for Mercedes and split strategies for Hamilton and Rosberg: on the podium for the second time this year.
Jenson Button: “Able to mix it with the others”
Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg finished in P13 and P14 respectively.