F1 2016: Rosberg on pole at Chinese GP
Could well take his third win of three races as team-mate Lewis Hamilton starts last
Of the two races that have been held in 2016, Nico Rosberg has won both, ensuring he leads the F1 championship standings early on in the season. There's now a distinct possibility that he might increase his lead in the championship standings at the Chinese GP. Rosberg has put himself in the perfect position to win the race, scoring pole during qualifying in Shanghai.
Well, Rosberg's run to the head of the grid was made somewhat easier by the fact that his team-mate Lewis Hamilton would start five places lower than his qualifying...
Formula 1 2021: Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas sets fastest time in first practice, Lewis Hamilton in second
Bottas' best time of 1 minute, 34.427 seconds was .211 faster than Hamilton. Championship leader Max Verstappen of Red Bull was .016 further back in third.
Aston Martin, formerly known as Racing Point, currently sit seventh in the constructors' championship, with Vettel recording their best result — finishing second in Azerbaijan.
Verstappen's car, pushed onto the sausage kerb at the Turn One chicane, ended up with its back wheel rolling over the top of his rival's Mercedes, narrowly missing Hamilton's head.