Top ten pictures from the 2016 Chinese Grand Prix

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Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the 2016 Chinese Grand Prix weekend.

Kevin Magnussen

Renault started their weekend on the back foot after a suspension failure meant Kevin Magnussen failed to set a time on Friday.

Lewis Hamilton

High mandatory tyre pressures made for tricky driving conditions. Lewis Hamilton slipped up more than once on Friday – but gearbox and power unit problems proved a bigger dampener on his weekend, forcing him to start last.

Pascal Wehrlein

The first part of qualifying was halted for 20 minutes when Pascal Wehrlein snapped into a spin after hitting a bump on the pit straight and hit the barrier.

Daniel Ricciardo

An inspired lap by Daniel Ricciardo secured second place on the grid at the expense of both Ferraris.

Felipe Massa

Felipe Massa kicks up sparks in his Williams. He failed to accompany Valtteri Bottas into Q3 but finished ahead of his team mate in the race.


Super-soft tyres fired Ricciardo past pole sitter Nico Rosberg at the start. The Ferraris followed them in to turn one but a stalking Daniil Kvyat was about to grab the inside line, leading Sebastian Vettel tangle with Kimi Raikkonen.

Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen

The aftermath of the first corner collision: Hamilton and Raikkonen limp back with broken front wings.

Rio Haryanto

Rio Haryanto fires his Manor out of the pit box. He brought his car home ahead of Jolyon Palmer’s Renault.

Nico Rosberg

Rosberg celebrated his sixth win on the trot.

Sebastian Vettel and Daniil Kvyat

Vettel exchanged words with an unrepentant Kvyat over the incident at turn one.

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2 comments on “Top ten pictures from the 2016 Chinese Grand Prix”

  1. Love the photo with Ricciardo. As a photographer I really appreciate the blend of racing and photography as art form displayed in this photo.

    1. @bullmello I agree, the Ricciardo pic is beautiful!

      I’m also a bit taken with the Haryanto shot, a lovely portrayal of the team with an action shot of Rio speeding off.

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