Lewis Hamilton has won his third race in a row from the front of the grid after winning the Chinese Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton, who won his third successive Grand Prix: “The fans have been incredible this week and they gave me lots of energy. All the hard work from the team has paid off and I just can’t believe how amazing the car is and it’s testament how hard everyone’s been working.
“I am really happy Nico is up here with us too it’s great rewards for the team.
“This team is on a roll they have done a great job, we aim to keep moving forward and improving and I hope it can continue.
Hamilton’s teammate in Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg who came second in China: “I am still in the lead in the Constructors Championship and that’s good considering the whole weekend went really bad for me. I had no communication with the team, so they had no idea what I was doing. I am pleased with second and I just look forward to Spain now and getting back to having everything working.
“It really is a pleasure to drive this car at the moment, it is so quick and it increases the enjoyment level even more.”
Sebastian Vettel had to settle for fifth place.
FULL CHINESE GP RESULT
1) Lewis Hamilton 2) Nico Rosberg 3) Fernando Alonso 4) Daniel Ricciardo 5) Sebastian Vettel 6) Nico Hulkenberg 7) Valtteri Bottas 8) Kimi Raikkonen 9) Sergio Perez 10) Daniil Kvyat
11) Jenson Button 12) Jean-Eric Vergne 13) Kevin Magnussen 14) Pastor Maldonado 15) Felipe Massa 16) Esteban Gutierrez 17) Kamui Kobayashi 18) Jules Bianchi 19) Max Chilton 20) Marcus Ericsson
Ret: Romain Grosjean, Adrian Sutil
Fastest Lap – 1:40.402 – ROSBERG
Red Bull 12/1 to land 5th Constructors title but Mercedes red hot at 1/100
Following his win in the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday morning, Lewis Hamilton has shortened into 1/3 from 1/2 to land a second Formula 1 Drivers’ Championship.
Although only four races have taken place so far, Hamilton looks like a major contender for the 2014 season and his nearest rival looks to be Nico Rosberg who will be bidding to land his first Drivers’ Championship.
Rosberg got off to the perfect start when landing the Australian Grand Prix but has had to settle for second place in his last three races and is now just four points ahead of his teammate Hamilton which as a result has seen Rosberg’s outright price pushed out to 10/3 from 9/4.
Reigning champion Sebastian Vettel currently lies in 5th place in the Drivers Championship table and can be backed at 10/1 to retain the Drivers Championship title this season with his team Red Bull 12/1 to land a 5th Constructors title.
Red Bull face a stiff task in landing a fifth title as Mercedes currently hold a 97 point lead in the Constructors Championship and are 1/100 to claim the 2014 Constructors Championship after only four races.
Liam Glynn, PR Executive at Boylesports said “Lewis Hamilton made it three wins from four on Sunday morning and he looks like he is going to be hard stopped this season. He remains our worst Ante Post liability having been backed down from 7/2 prior to the season commencing.”
He added “Mercedes were installed at 9/4 at the start of the season to win the Constructors Championship and punters who availed of those odds certainly have a smile on their face looking at their current odds of 1/100.”
Formula 1 2014 – Drivers Championship 2014
Hamilton, Lewis 1/3
Rosberg, Nico 10/3
Vettel, Sebastian 10/1
Alonso, Fernando 33/1
Ricciardo, Daniel 66/1
Raikkonen, Kimi 150/1
Formula 1 2014 – Constructors Championship
Red Bull 12/1
Force India 500/1
Toro Rosso 1500/1