Daniil Kvyat, Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Shanghai International Circuit, 2015

Top ten pictures from the 2015 Chinese Grand Prix

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Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the Chinese Grand Prix weekend.

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Shanghai International Circuit, 2015
Chinese F1 fans have a reputation for treating drivers like rock stars and it was no different this year. Lewis Hamilton, unsurprisingly, was one of the more popular drivers with the Shanghai fans.

Kimi Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Shanghai International Circuit, 2015
After Sebastian Vettel’s victory and Raikkonen’s impressive recovery drive to fourth in Malaysia, the 2007 world champion arrived in China looking for his first podium since the 2013 Korean Grand Prix.

Jolyon Palmer

Jolyon Palmer, Lotus, Shanghai International Circuit, 2015
After winning the GP2 championship last year, Jolyon Palmer made his first appearance at a grand prix weekend replacing Romain Grosjean in First Practice, covering 25 laps and ending the session P15.

Start

Start, Shanghai International Circuit, 2015
China’s unique first turn always provides some drama at the start. Hamilton led Rosberg as the lights went out but there was an intense battle for fourth place between the two Williams and Raikkonen’s Ferrari.

Red Bull

Daniil Kvyat, Red Bull, Shanghai International Circuit, 2015
A weekend to forget for Red Bull as the team struggled for pace in the race and suffered from yet another engine-related retirement in the early stages with Daniil Kvyat. Here, the Russian holds up his faster team mate Ricciardo.

Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen, Toro Rosso, Shanghai International Circuit, 2015
It was another impressive performance by F1’s youngest ever driver in China. Verstappen pull off some superb late moves on the two Saubers and Sergio Perez and was running eighth until a drive train problem ruined his afternoon.

Romain Grosjean

Romain Grosjean, Lotus, Shanghai International Circuit, 2015
It was a good weekend for Grosjean and Lotus, who demonstrated their pace by running in the top ten consistently all weekend and scoring the team’s first points finish of the season.

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Shanghai International Circuit, 2015
Having led from pole, Hamilton controlled the race from the front and never seemed under pressure from his team mate. For the fourth time in his career, Hamilton took the chequered flag first in Shanghai.

Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Shanghai International Circuit, 2015
After winning in Malaysia, there was little Vettel could do to make it back-to-back victories in China. Vettel is only the second Ferrari driver to have finished on the podium in his first three races for the team.

Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Shanghai International Circuit, 2015
Yet again it was a Mercedes one-two finish, but Nico Rosberg was not quite in as good a mood as his team mate post race. Rosberg accused Hamilton of deliberately compromising his race, leading to tensions building between the two once more.

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8 comments on “Top ten pictures from the 2015 Chinese Grand Prix”

  1. So were the first two pictures taken in the same place?

  2. The grandstands seemed a lot more full on race day this year, are there any attendance figures available?

    1. You didn’t notice the massive turn 1 grandstand? Completely empty.
      They closed it down and packed everyone into the main stand to make it look better.

      1. @cruzmisl Ah that explains quite a bit…

  3. I like that Ed Moses got in the shot. Who is the guy to his left?

    1. That’s Toto ‘the F1 Terminator’ Wolff. Just ask Bernie, he’ll tell you the same.

      1. Duhh… I meant to Ed Moses’ right, not left! :)

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