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Summary

  1. Rosberg wins manic race, Vettel 2nd, Kvyat 3rd
  2. Hamilton fights back after pitting five times
  3. Hamilton loses front wing on lap one, Ricciardo suffers puncture
  4. Raikkonen and Vettel collide on lap one as Ferrari boss watches

Live Reporting

By Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    It seems no sporting event is complete without a winners selfie these days.

    Next up, Russia in two weeks. Can Nico Rosberg keep his run going, or will Lewis Hamilton finally get his title defence up and running? We shall see.

    Until then, goodbye.

  2. Post update

    Juan Manuel Fangio, Ayrton senna and Michael schumacher

    Nico Rosberg could find himself in illustrious company. Only 10 times in the history of Formula 1 has a driver won the first three races of the season. On the nine previous occasions the driver has gone on to win the title.

    Could Rosberg join Juan Manuel Fangio, Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher in achieving the feat?

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    Boyd Payne: Obviously Kvyat. "If you no longer go for a gap which exists you are no longer a racing driver" & a BIG gap opened up!  

    Iain Danson: Kvyat's side, Vettel left room Kvyat used his initiative and took the place...  

    Arzka: Vettel was right, there were nowhere to go. Unfortunately Kimi was there and collision was inevitable.

  4. Who was right - Kvyat or Vettel?

  5. 'Not a disaster'

    Kimi Raikkonen did well to recover from that early collision with Sebastian Vettel that sent him tumbling to the back of the field. He went on to finish fifth

    "Obviously we had some situation at the start and I ended up more or less last," he said. "I kept trying and managed to pick a few places. It was not a disaster but not what we were looking for."

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    Darren Sheppard: Kyvat had every right to go for the gap, a little aggressive but fair racing. Racing incidents do still happen!

  8. 'Important for both cars to finish'

    Alonso

    Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button missed out on a top 10 finish, but managed to get both cars to the finish for the first time this season. 

    A  big step forward for McLaren? It was also good to see Alonso come through the race without any issues as he made his return after breaking a rib in a crash at the Australian Grand Prix.

    "Happy to come back racing, still a lot to improve for us but it was important to finish with both cars finally," said Alonso. "Two weeks now to Russia to train full-time and hopefully get closer to the top positions."

  9. How many more?

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    Best English: Excellent race by Nico even though he made mistakes with no one around him ! Hamilton is still the hero. From the back to 7th!  

    Graeme Hunt: Rosberg will soon develop 'car problems' for a few races because his lead getting too big over Hamilton. Like last season.

    Nico Rosberg
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    Video caption: Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull's Daniil Kvyat argue in pre-podium room.

    If you've not heard it, have a listen to Sebastian Vettel and Daniil Kvyat's argue in pre-podium room.

    Whose side are you on?

  12. Advantage building

    Here's how it looks at the top of the drivers' championship. Lewis Hamilton is 36 points behind Nico Rosberg, but there's plenty of races left.

    Nico Rosberg 75 points

    Lewis Hamilton 39 points

    Daniel Ricciardo 36 points

    Sebastian Vettel 33 points.

  13. Post update

    Andrew Benson

    Chief F1 writer

    "Vettel-Kvyat-Raikkonen just unfortunate. Kvyat aggressive but fair, runs a bit wide. Vettel takes avoiding action as Raikkonen comes back in."

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    James Bamford: Finally a decent race, new tyre rules working well and a brilliant post-race driver's room as always!

    Dan Jones: When Rosberg wins he is lucky, when Hamilton wins its skill? They are BOTH lucky to have the best car by a country mile.

    David Nicholson Hirst: Name me one race Rosberg has won wheel to wheel against Lewis Hamilton taking street races out. Not one! 18 races left people!

    CHR: Usual response from ham fans, if he had just won by such margins it would be amazing. But of course anyone else is lucky #blinkered

    Start of Chinese grand prix
  15. Rosberg's hope from history

    AScari

    If I've done my research right, Nico Rosberg is the 10th driver to win the first three races in Formula 1 history.

    The previous nine all went on to win the world title.

    I've asked it before and I'll ask it again. Rosberg's year?

  16. Ricciardo off the canvas

  17. Replay

    Mercedes' Nico Rosberg dominates the Chinese Grand Prix.

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    Video caption: Mercedes' Nico Rosberg dominates the Chinese Grand Prix.

    If you want to listen to the moment Nico Rosberg won the race, you can do by clicking on the above.

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    Chris Lord: Daniil driver of the day, Red Bull run skinny wings, best chassis? Expecting more gains as the season goes on. Kvyat let Vettel have his moan.

    Tinotenda Chinamora: Mercedes compromised Hamilton's race......there was no need to switch him to supersofts and back again. It's all their fault.

    Chris Harrison: Seasons see-saw, Rosberg may get the bad luck at the business end of he season...

    Daniil Kvyat
  19. Car like a four-poster bed - Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton seems pretty sanguine about his seventh-placed finish after a testing afternoon.

    He tells Sky Sports: "A difficult one. I got a good start and I tried to avoid whatever was happening in front of me but I got tangled in it.

    "Every time I did a stop I was having to come through again. At the end there was nothing left in the tyres but that's racing. Onwards and upwards.

    "This track is quite good as you can overtake but the car was pretty damaged, I think the suspension was damaged and the car was flexing like crazy. It was like a four-poster bed today."

    Lewis Hamilton
  20. Race result

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