Lewis Hamilton extended his lead at the top of the F1 championship standings with a pole-to-flag victory at the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday, the Briton leading a Mercedes one-two ahead of Nico Rosberg.
2015 Chinese Grand Prix result means Lewis Hamilton has now finished on the podium for the 10th consecutive race – the longest run of his career.
A new crack in Hamilton-Rosberg relations
Lewis Hamilton: “First of all a fantastic job by team. It was great to have a smooth weekend.
“It was about controlling the gap for me and saving tyres for when I needed them.
“The safety car wasn’t helpful as it was an anti-climax but as long as no-one was hurt then that’s the important thing.”
Nico Rosberg: “I gave it everything to close the gap but it didn’t pay off because my tyres died off.
“We’re happy with the gap to Ferrari. We have beaten them here after they won in Malaysia and it was a good important comeback.”
Sebastian Vettel: “It was a good race. All-in-all we were a bit close on softer tyres to Mercedes. On the harder tyres they were just that bit too quick.
“I’m very happy. It’s been three out of three podiums so it’s been good. I feel really happy in the team and, hopefully, we’ll get a bit closer to challenging Mercedes.”