Just as was the case in Australia, the Chinese Grand Prix showed the battle between Mercedes and Ferrari is a very close one. A small strategy mistake, or something not quite going your way such as the timing of the safety car, can and has dramatically affected the outcome.
It's great to see two teams just one point apart in the constructors' championship and two drivers equal in the drivers' standings. It's still early days, but this could be the way it goes on. I just wish there were a few more in the mix, but I don't think we're going to see that any time soon so let's enjoy what we have.
China confirmed that Mercedes does seem to have that little edge in qualifying. Sebastian Vettel's surprised reaction when he was told over the radio how much quicker Lewis Hamilton was confirmed that. It could be that Mercedes has a little bit extra from its power unit for that one flying lap, or it could be that the Ferrari has that little bit too much understeer on new tyres. It's probably a combination of both.