Hertfordshire's Lewis Hamilton dominates first Chinese F1 Grand Prix practice

Pierre Gasly

Alonso now holds down fourth place in the driver standings and is a consistent driver who is definitely in the running for top three finishes.

"I am thinking and wondering", said Hamilton.

"I wonder if he's doing his homework for a very early stage for race-day, particularly as it could be raining later", speculated Sky F1's Anthony Davidson ahead of P2.

"The next race they did a good job, but not the whole job". Forget about first, second or third.

"It's the same as I get back from a day like today and it's nearly a team of them - there will be a group here and a group back at the hotel and they're coordinating: "okay, he's left" and there will be a group there at the restaurant.it's sweet!" Vettel, who has won the first two races of the season, was 0.862s down on Hamilton's fastest effort.

Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes needs to be at the top of its game for the Chinese Grand Prix despite topping both Friday practice sessions.

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen was second-fastest, ahead of Hamilton's Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas.

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"Referring to the derogatory "dickhead" comment he made about his rival immediately after the race, Hamilton said it was a "heat of the moment" reaction".

China, both the fans and the track, have been kind to Hamilton over the years with the Brit winning on five occasions since 2008, including victory last year.

Meanwhile, as in Bahrain qualifying last Saturday, a Williams propped up the order with the team's tough start of the season not showing an immediate signs of changing in Practice One.

Equally the team seem to have suffered some in-race conservatism.

"Being that I'm the older driver I felt that it was important that I went to him", said the Briton.

Though it runs in cycles, Formula One has traditionally been dominated by a few teams and drivers. The competition closes this Friday 13 March at 10am. But the gap is large. Past year in Mexico it could have gone wrong as well, maybe for me, maybe for another auto. "The battle for that fourth place in the championship is going to be extremely interesting through the year". Brendon Hartley in the second Toro Rosso was 0.678secs off Gasly and Stoffel Vandoorne had a spin and visit to the gravel on his way to 18th fastest, 0.712secs off Alonso. But at least it's something.

"Generally with the harder compounds I was more comfortable, but once we put the ultrasoft on we didn't have as much speed so we need to find a bit of time there and understand where we are losing". Verstappen was fifth fastest, 0.341s off Hamilton, as the Red Bull once again looked like the third fastest auto during quailfying simulations. "It's been a long time".

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