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Max Verstappen wins for Pink Bull

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Verstappen beat McLaren’s Lando Norris and Pink Bull team-mate Sergio Perez in a race that was twice interrupted by the security automobile.

2024 F1 Chinese language Grand Prix outcomes

2024 F1 Chinese language Grand Prix report

Polesitter Verstappen led the cost to Flip 1 as Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso swept across the outdoors of Perez to take second place.

Perez held off Norris for third, with McLaren’s Oscar Piastri operating an early fifth from George Russell (Mercedes), Nico Hulkenberg (Haas) and the Ferraris of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz – who got here near touching at Flip 1. Leclerc repassed Hulkenberg on the hairpin in the direction of the tip of the opening lap.

Verstappen instantly pulled a spot of over 2s as Perez stalked Alonso for second.

Additional again, Sainz and Lance Stroll (Aston, who began on delicate tyres in contrast to the bulk on mediums) overtook Hulkenberg.

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Perez lunged previous Alonso to retake second at Flip 6 on lap 5, restoring the anticipated Pink Bull 1-2. Norris outbraked Alonso on the hairpin to take third, whereas Leclerc zoomed across the outdoors of Russell at Flip 1 for sixth on lap 9.

Two laps later, Leclerc handed Piastri for fifth on the hairpin, which turned fourth as Alonso turned the primary of the frontrunners to pit for onerous tyres on lap 12.

Verstappen and Perez pitted for hards, selling Norris to a short lived lead over fellow lengthy first-stint runner Leclerc.

Verstappen handed Leclerc for second on lap 16, whereas Perez misplaced time getting round Sainz. Verstappen retook the lead on lap 19, DRS-ing previous Norris into the Flip 14 hairpin.

Valtteri Bottas’s Sauber expired at Flip 11 on lap 21, prompting a digital security automobile to get well it. Leclerc took the chance to make an affordable pitstop, however McLaren missed the prospect to deliver Norris in immediately and have been lucky that the Sauber appeared to caught in gear, inflicting the marshals to toil.

Marshals take away the automobile of Valtteri Bottas, Kick Sauber C44, from the circuit

Picture by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

That led to a full security automobile, main Verstappen to pit for contemporary hards as his 20s lead was worn out. Alonso, now all the way down to sixth, pitted for contemporary softs.

As the sector bunched up earlier than the restart, Stroll slammed into the again of Daniel Ricciardo’s RB on the hairpin, damaging its ground. Stroll was given a 10s penalty for his error, and Ricciardo was compelled to retire just a few laps later.

The race restarted on lap 27 within the order Verstappen, Norris, Leclerc, Perez (who additionally stopped for contemporary hards), Sainz, Alonso, Russell and Piastri. Alonso DRS-ed previous Sainz for fifth on the again straight.

Yuki Tsunoda’s RB was eradicated at Flip 6 after a conflict with Kevin Magnussen’s Haas, and the security automobile was required once more. Magnussen was given a 10s penalty for inflicting the conflict.

On the restart on lap 31, Verstappen sprinted away from Norris as Perez attacked Leclerc. From 18th on the grid, after a disastrous qualifying, Lewis Hamilton began on the delicate tyre – which he hated – and battled his approach up into the factors by lap 32.

Perez claimed third from Leclerc at Flip 6 on lap 39, whereas Hamilton handed Hulkenberg with an excellent transfer for ninth two laps later. Alonso pitted for a second time with a dozen laps remaining for contemporary medium tyres, dropping to 12th, so he needed to cost his approach again into the factors within the closing phases.

Verstappen cruised to his fourth grand prix win of the yr from Norris, Perez, Leclerc, Sainz and Russell. Alonso rose to seventh, claiming the additional level for quickest lap, passing Hamilton and Piastri on the identical lap regardless of struggling an enormous slide on the last nook.

Piastri completed eighth, having additionally suffered harm within the Stroll/Ricciardo conflict, forward of Hamilton and Hulkenberg.

2024 F1 Chinese language Grand Prix quickest laps

Cla   Nº   Driver   Automotive / Engine   Time   Delay   Km/h 
14 Fernando Alonso Aston Martin/Mercedes 1’37.810   200.629
1 Max Verstappen Pink Bull/Honda RBPT 1’38.406 0.596 199.414
24 Zhou Guanyu Sauber/Ferrari 1’38.633 0.823 198.955
4 Lando Norris McLaren/Mercedes 1’38.751 0.941 198.717
10 Pierre Gasly Alpine/Renault 1’39.198 1.388 197.822
16 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1’39.384 1.574 197.452
11 Sergio Pérez Pink Bull/Honda RBPT 1’39.388 1.578 197.444
18 Lance Stroll Aston Martin/Mercedes 1’39.444 1.634 197.333
81 Oscar Piastri McLaren/Mercedes 1’39.739 1.929 196.749
10  55 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1’39.764 1.954 196.700
11  63 George Russell Mercedes 1’40.112 2.302 196.016
12  23 Alexander Albon Williams/Mercedes 1’40.790 2.980 194.697
13  27 Nico Hülkenberg Haas/Ferrari 1’40.815 3.005 194.649
14  44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’40.835 3.025 194.610
15  31 Esteban Ocon Alpine/Renault 1’40.937 3.127 194.414
16  3 Daniel Ricciardo RB/Honda RBPT 1’40.994 3.184 194.304
17  2 Logan Sargeant Williams/Mercedes 1’41.000 3.190 194.293
18  20 Kevin Magnussen Haas/Ferrari 1’41.077 3.267 194.145
19  77 Valtteri Bottas Sauber/Ferrari 1’41.276 3.466 193.763
20  22 Yuki Tsunoda RB/Honda RBPT 1’41.593 3.783 193.158

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