Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton Takes Lead Ahead of Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix.

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton.
Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton.

Lewis Hamilton Claimed the pole position in the Chinese Grand Prix Saturday, steering his Mercedes around the Shanghai track in one minute. This is his first pole performance as part of the Mercedes team, completed in a time of 0.28 seconds ahead of Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen.
Not long ago did Hamilton leave McLaren to Mercedes as a replacement for the retired Michael Schumacher, had he started posting commendable results.
“The lap was great. The team performed well all weekend so far, and I hope that we can carry that into tomorrow,” said Hamilton.
Fernando Alonzo of Ferrari took the No. 3 position, while Hamilton’s team- mate at Mercedes, Nico Rosberg came fourth. Rosberg is the current defending Chinese Grand Prix Champion.
The Red Bull duo of Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber haven’t gotten off on a formidable note in the qualifying sessions. Mark Webber had insufficient fuel sample to drive him back to the pit on Saturday. Both of them experienced trouble with their cars and fell back in the pack.
The Chinese Grand Prix takes place on Sunday on the 3.386- mile Shanghai International Circuit.

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