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China / Round 2
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  • Circuit: Shanghai
  • Race: 56 laps / 305.066 km
Australia / 26 Mar
Pos Driver Team
1 Vettel Ferrari
2 Hamilton Mercedes
3 Bottas Mercedes
4 Raikkonen Ferrari
5 Verstappen Red Bull/Renault
6 Massa Williams/Mercedes
7 Perez Force India/Mercedes
8 Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault
9 Kvyat Toro Rosso/Renault
10 Ocon Force India/Mercedes
Standings / After 1 races
Pos Driver Points
1 Sebastian Vettel 25
2 Lewis Hamilton 18
3 Valtteri Bottas 15
4 Kimi Raikkonen 12
5 Max Verstappen 10
6 Felipe Massa 8
7 Sergio Perez 6
8 Carlos Sainz 4
9 Daniil Kvyat 2
10 Esteban Ocon 1
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Scott MitchellWhy it's wrong to mock Wehrlein for his forfeit Pascal Wehrlein completed Friday practice in Melbourne before declaring he wasn't fit for the Australian Grand Prix - prompting plenty of criticism. That's enraged Sauber boss Monisha Kaltenborn, and rightly so 1490659200 F1

Gary AndersonHow F1's new regulations have spread the field The Australian GP tantalised us with the prospect of a title fight between manufacturers for the first time in the hybrid era, but the new regulations have exposed a worrying gap between Formula 1 teams 1490659200 F1

Grand Prix analysisDid Ferrari win it or Mercedes throw it away? After Ferrari's strong pre-season testing form, Mercedes looked like it had regained the advantage in Melbourne practice and qualifying - yet it was Sebastian Vettel on the top step of the podium at the end. A sign of things to come or just Mercedes tripping up? 1490572800 F1

Driver ratingsAustralian Grand Prix driver ratings The race winner is one of three drivers who earn top marks in our assessment of the Australian Grand Prix performances, but others started the 2017 season well below par 1490572800 F1

TechThe key technical developments from Australia Formula 1 teams have been busy in the short time between the end of testing and the Australian Grand Prix, with a predictably huge number of updates appearing for the first race weekend of the new rules era 1490400000 F1

Friday analysisWhy Ferrari's testing pace is looking like a false idol Little more than a day into the Formula 1 season, expectations that Ferrari might take the fight to Mercedes already seem wide of the mark. How far ahead is Mercedes, and what else did the first day of practice in Melbourne reveal? 1490313600 F1

AnalysisWhat we learned from Melbourne so far The first two official grand prix weekend sessions of the 2017 Formula 1 season told us a little more about the competitive order than we learned in testing. So what do we now know ahead of Saturday's crucial first qualifying session of the year? 1490313600 F1

Nigel RoebuckIs this the man to save McLaren? When Zak Brown took charge at McLaren, it was a dream come true for the American. The team's disastrous start to 2017 has turned that into something of a nightmare - so how does he turn it around? 1490227200 F1

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