Cautioning however that the season is in its infancy, Hamilton said that he hopes to beat the Ferraris of Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel fair and square, rather than hope they suffer some kind of mechanical problem.
Since holding its first Grand Prix in 2004, Shanghai has seen its fair share of on-track agony and ecstasy, as well as a number of notable F1 milestones.
After two races of the 21-round season, Bottas is still ahead of Hamilton - albeit by only a point.
Red Bull's Max Verstappen set the third fastest time despite running slightly wide on his fastest lap, but voiced his concern over team radio about the state of his car's gearshifts towards the end of the session, saying that something felt broken. Ferrari are hot on their heels though and Red Bull look to have their most promising set-up of the year behind them so we should be in for an action-packed couple of hours.
"I got a good feeling from the SF90", he said. "Hopefully we can recover and take the win here in Shanghai".
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Ferrari stressed it was "no big concern" and that it had parked his SF90 as a precaution, but it nonetheless left the youngster missing out on the part of the session in which drivers typically undertake race simulations. An average lap takes close to 1 minute and 33 seconds on the Chinese GP for the top 10.
So Vettel started a domino effect by passing Hulkenberg and Ricciardo first and then on the second last corner he overtook Verstappen who was going really slow in an attempt to build up a gap between himself and Leclerc ahead of him so he could put in a fast lap in clean air. The reigning champions have chalked up onetwo finishes in each of the season's opening two races.
Silverstone, a former World War II airfield in central England, hosted Grands Prix in 1948 and 1949 before Giuseppe "Nino" Farina won the first F1 world championship race there on 13 May 1950.
"But with the start of the grands prix in Europe, we want to bring many developments and move closer to the top". A lot has happened in the nearly seven decades since F1's first season, but impressively two teams that competed back then are still present today: Alfa Romeo and Ferrari. Xinhua will be there to keep you updated of all the happenings across practise, qualifying and, of course, Sunday's race.
"It's no different to any other race for me, I'm here to do one job, and one job only, and that's winning". It may be an improvement in position but Gasly remains concerned at how long it is taking him to get used to the Red Bull.