Lewis Hamilton coasts to fifth title at Chinese Grand Prix ahead of Sebastian Vettel

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Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes GP with second placed finisher Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari and third placed finisher Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing on the podium after the Chinese Grand Prix at Shanghai International Circuit. Getty

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The race had a chaotic start a wet track but Lewis Hamilton coasted to victory for his fifth title in Shanghai and first of the new Formula One season. Getty

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Max Verstappen overtook a remarkable nine cars in the opening lap and earned an unlikely spot on the podium with a gutsy third-place finish. Getty

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Antonio Giovinazzi of Sauber F1 leaves the track after crashing his Sauber into the wall during the Chinese Grand Prix. Getty

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Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes GP shakes hands with second placed finisher Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari in parc ferme after the Chinese Grand Prix. Getty

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Lewis Hamilton, leaps as he arrives at the podium with Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen after winning the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit. AP

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Lewis Hamilton is sprayed champagne by Sebastian Vettel on the podium after winning the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit. AP

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Lewis Hamilton celebrates with the trophy after clinching his fifth title at the Chinese Grand Prix. AP


Updated Date: Apr 10, 2017 18:14 PM

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