Shanghai, April 12: Lewis Hamilton led teammate Nico Rosberg home for a Mercedes one-two finish in the 2015 Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix here on Sunday.
With his latest victory, reigning world champion Hamilton took his second victory of the season and his fourth here. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel beat teammate Kimi Raikkonen to the third spot, reports formula1.com.
Force India’s Mexican driver Sergio Perez took the 11th position while the team’s other driver German did not finish the race.
The race finished under the safety car, which was deployed on lap 54 of 56 when Max Verstappen’s Toro Rosso came to a smoky halt on the pit straight with a suspected power unit failure. The Dutch driver was at the eighth position prior to his retirement.
Hamilton, however, was in full control of the race by opening up a healthy 10-second lead over Rosberg. The Williams duo of Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas took the fifth and sixth position, as Romain Grosjean secured seventh to give Lotus their first points of 2015.
Sauber’s Felipe sr finished eighth. Teammate Marcus Ericsson took the fil point securing the 10th spot, right behind Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo. IANS