Lewis Hamilton took a dominant victory in the Chinese Grand Prix to win three consecutive races for the first time in his career.
Hamilton’s Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg took second, fighting back to beat Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso after a poor start left him sixth on Lap One.
Alonso held off Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo to grab third place.
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SHANGHAI — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton captured his third straight Formula One race with ease on Sunday, leading from start to finish to win the Chinese Grand Prix.
Mercedes showed again that it’s in a different class from its rivals, with Hamilton’s teammate Nico Rosberg taking second place — the third time in four races this season the pair have finished one-two.
“This is a team on a roll, that’s for sure,” Hamilton said. “I’m going to be working hard, we’re going to keep working hard because obviously the others are pushing to catch us.”
Lewis Hamilton’s dominance of the 2014 Formula One season continued on Sunday when he won the Chinese Grand Prix, his first hat-trick of victories following his triumphs in Malaysia and Bahrain.
It was his third victory out of four this season and the 25th of his career, passing Juan Manuel Fangio and drawing level with Jim Clark and Niki Lauda.
He still trails his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in the world championship because of his failure to finish the opening race in Australia. The gap, however, is now down to four points.
Rosberg completed his own hat-trick of second places, while third place went to Fernando Alonso with an improved Ferrari performance.
Lewis Hamilton won the Chinese Grand Prix comfortably ahead of his teammate Nico Rosberg on Sunday as Mercedes tightened their grip on the season with their third one-two finish in a row.
The British former world champion got away smoothly from pole position and finished 19 seconds ahead of Rosberg, with Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso third.
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