Hamilton wins in China as Mercedes secure 1-2

Lewis Hamilton won his fourth Chinese Grand Prix by controlling the pace at the front to lead from start to finish and extend his championship lead.

The Mercedes driver finished ahead of team-mate Nico Rosberg and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel by just a handful of seconds after the race finished behind the Safety Car.

Kimi Raikkonen fought his way through the pack to fourth after passing the two Williams cars on the opening lap. He looked as though he might challenge his team-mate in the closing laps before the race was neutralised with three laps left.

Felipe Massa finished ahead of Valtteri Bottas whilst Romain Grosjean scored his first points for Lotus since the 2014 Monaco Grand Prix.

Felipe Nasr, Daniel Ricciardo and the second Sauber of Marcus Ericsson completed the points paying positions.

Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button and Pastor Maldonado enjoyed a battle at the back before contact between Button and Maldonado let Alonso through, whilst the Lotus driver retired.

Daniil Kvyat and Max Verstappen both stopped due to engine failures, with the latter causing the Safety Car to come out after his Toro Rosso ground to a halt on the start/finish straight.

# Driver Team Gap Points
01. L. Hamilton Mercedes
02. N. Rosberg Mercedes +0.7 18
03. S. Vettel Ferrari +2.9 15
04. K. Raikkonen Ferrari +3.8 12
05. F. Massa Williams +8.5 10
06. V. Bottas Williams +9.8 8
07. R. Grosjean Lotus +19.0 6
08. F. Nasr Sauber +22.6 4
09. D. Ricciardo Red Bull +32.1 2
10. M. Ericsson Sauber +1 lap 1
11. S. Perez Force India +1 lap
12. F. Alonso McLaren +1 lap
13. J. Button McLaren +1 lap  
14. C. Sainz Jr Toro Rosso +1 lap  
15. W. Stevens Manor +2 laps  
16. R. Merhi Manor +2 laps  
17. M. Verstappen Toro Rosso DNF  
18. P. Maldonado Lotus DNF
19. D. Kvyat Toro Rosso DNF
20. N. Hulkenberg Force India DNF