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Mercedes locked out front row after the final qualifier round at Shanghai International Circuit, as Valtteri Bottas took the pole position and his teammate Lewis Hamilton clocked enough time to beat both the Ferrari cars.

The German star Sebastian Vettel and his new teammate Charles Leclerc will start the race as third and fourth grid drivers on Sunday in Chinese GP 2019. Red Bull's jewel Max Verstappen will drive his car to achieve top three positions, while his teammate Pierre Gasly will begin his race from the sixth position.

Chinese GP starting grid:

  1. Valtteri Bottas
  2. Lewis Hamilton
  3. Sebastian Vettel
  4. Charles Leclerc
  5. Max Verstappen
  6. Pierre Gasly
  7. Daniel Ricciardo
  8. Nico Hulkenberg
  9. Kevin Magnussen
  10. Romain Grosjean
  11. Daniil Kvyat
  12. Sergio Perez
  13. Kimi Räikkönen
  14. Carlos Sainz
  15. Lando Norris
  16. Lance Stroll
  17. George Russell
  18. Robert Kubica
  19. Antonio Giovinazzi
  20. Alexander Albon

IBTimes Singapore is presenting the live coverage of Formula 1's 1000th race.

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11 day 15:51

Final Result:

  1. Lewis HAMILTON
  2. Valtteri BOTTAS
  3. Sebastian VETTEL
  4. Max VERSTAPPEN
  5. Charles LECLERC
  6. Pierre GASLY
  7. Daniel RICCIARDO
  8. Sergio PEREZ
  9. Kimi RÄIKKÖNEN
  10. Alexander ALBON
  11. Romain GROSJEAN
  12. Lance STROLL
  13. Kevin MAGNUSSEN
  14. Carlos SAINZ
  15. Antonio GIOVINAZZI
  16. George RUSSELL
  17. Robert KUBICA

11 day 15:48

Pierre Gasly, the Red Bull driver takes an extra point as he clocked the fastest lap just a few minutes before ending the race.

11 day 15:45

Defending world champion, Lewis Hamilton takes his sixth victory in China and became the leader of driver championship standing. The British driver beat the pole position holder and his teammate Valtteri Bottas, who takes the second place, while Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel settled himself on the third place.

11 day 15:43

Lando Norris, Daniil Kvyat and Nico Hülkenberg, three drivers retired from Chinese GP 2019.

11 day 15:38

All the top five drivers are currently on medium tyres after lap 50.

11 day 15:30

After 46th Lap:

  1. Hamilton
  2. Bottas
  3. Vettel

11 day 15:25

Toro Rosso's Daniil Kvyat retires from Chinese GP during lap 43.

11 day 15:24

Charles Leclerc is in fifth place after he took the pit stop.

11 day 15:20

Ferrari's Vettel clocks the fastest lap during lap 40.

11 day 15:19

Valtteri Bottas surpasses Ferrari's Leclerc and back on the second place, behind his teammate and the race leader Lewis Hamilton.

11 day 15:16

While Hamilton, Bottas and Vettel chose medium compound tyres, the Ferrari driver Leclerc is currently on hard compound tyres.

11 day 15:14

Mercedes hero Lewis Hamilton takes pit stop after 36th lap and rejoins the race as the leader.

11 day 15:12

Sebastian Vettel takes pit stop after 35th lap.

11 day 15:11

Red Bull's Max Verstappen takes pit stop after 34th lap.

11 day 15:07

Antonio Giovinazzi and Daniil Kvya take pit stop after 31st lap.

11 day 15:04

After 31st Lap:

  1. Hamilton
  2. Bottas
  3. Vettel

11 day 15:03

Kimi Räikkönen surpasses Haas driver Romain Grosjean and moves to 9th place.

11 day 15:00

Lance Stroll passes Antonio Giovinazzi to take 13th position during lap 29.

11 day 14:58

Alfa Rome's Kimi Räikkönen and Haas driver Kevin Magnussen battling for 10th position.

11 day 14:57

Famous musician Martin Garrix joined the 1000th F1 race even in China.

11 day 14:55

Bottas clocked the fasted lap.

11 day 14:53

Red Bull's Pierre Gasly surpassed Kimi Räikkönen and takes sixth place.

11 day 14:51

Race leader Hamilton takes pit stop after 22nd lap and comfortably rejoined the race without losing his position.