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2017-04-08 10:56

MAKES IT LOOK EASY: Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton secured his team's 75th pole position in Formula 1. Image: AP / Francisco Seco

Shanghai - Lewis Hamilton roared to pole position in Saturday's qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix as Mercedes look to avenge a stinging defeat by Ferrari in the Formula 1 season opener.

The Briton, stunned by Vettel in Melbourne two weeks ago, pipped Vettel by two tenths of a second in Shanghai with Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas and Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen on row two for Sunday's race.

As it happened: Chinese GP - qualifying

Qualifying results from the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai:

1. Lewis Hamilton (GBR/Mercedes) 1:31.678
2. Sebastian Vettel (GER/Ferrari) 1:31.864
3. Valtteri Bottas (FIN/Mercedes) 1:31.865
4. Kimi Raikkonen (FIN/Ferrari) 1:32.140
5. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS/Red Bull) 1:33.033
6. Felipe Massa (BRA/Williams) 1:33.507
7. Nico Hulkenberg (GER/Renault) 1:33.580
8. Sergio Perez (MEX/Force India) 1:33.706
9. Daniil Kvyat (RUS/Toro Rosso) 1:33.719
10. Lance Stroll (CAN/Williams) 1:34.220
11. Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP/Toro Rosso)
12. Kevin Magnussen (DEN/Haas)
13. Fernando Alonso (ESP/McLaren)
14. Marcus Ericsson (SWE/Sauber)
15. Antonio Giovinazzi (ITA/Sauber)
16. Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL/McLaren)
17. Romain Grosjean (FRA/Haas)
18. Jolyon Palmer (GBR/Renault)
19. Max Verstappen (NED/Red Bull)
20. Esteban Ocon (FRA/Force India)

WATCH: Hamilton puts in storming lap in Shanghai


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