It is evident that Mercedes powered vehicles have an edge over the others in Formula One. Scuderia Ferrari has made dramatic improvement in closing the gap to Mercedes, a win by Sebastian Vettel in Malaysia proved this.
This Sunday Formula One teams and drivers headed to Shanghai for Chinese GP. Once again qualifying was dominated by Mercedes-AMG duo, however, rest of the teams have also stepped up to the occasion.
On 12th April, 2015 Formula One third round was held in Shanghai, China. It has been on the racing calendar from 2004 and is a regular venue for Formula One. The circuit has a lot of variation, which does not make it easy for drivers.
The Chinese GP was once again dominated by Mercedes-AMG duo of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. Scuderia Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel gave it his all and gave both of them a run for their money.
Lewis Hamilton had a relative easy race from start to finish as he led most of Sunday afternoon. In the opening laps his team mate came close, however, could not find an opportunity to overtake the reigning F1 champion.
Nico Rosberg settled down for second place and just 0.7 seconds behind race leader. The German driver engaged in a fierce battle with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, who wanted to claim the position.
Scuderia Ferrari's new recruit Sebastian Vettel has definitely got the hang of his new machine. The German has stood on podium at each and every race in 2015 and proves positive steps are being taken for a competitive future.
Kimi Raikkonen held his own by clawing to the top at Chinese GP. The ‘Flying Finn' started from sixth on grid, he fought hard and claimed fourth place behind his team mate Vettel.
McLaren Honda woes continued as they did not do well in qualifying. Fernando Alonso started way down on the grid, the Spaniard somehow managed to muscle himself to 12th position. He was a lap down on the leaders and struggled for race pace.
Jenson Button on the other hand beat his teammate in qualifying. The duo struggled in Chinese GP and surprisingly they both made it to the finish line this time around, a lap down on the leaders. The British driver finished in 14th place and was two places below Fernando Alonso.
Sergio Perez of Force India finished the race in 11th position, his teammate Hulkenberg did not finish. The next race is going to be held in Bahrain on 19th April, 2015. This layout and weather should suit the Ferrari duo and we could see another upset soon.