Five key takeaways from the Chinese Grand Prix

The Chinese Grand Prix is one of the most exciting circuits in the racing calendar. This year, we have enjoyed many interesting events. Here is a look at five key moments from the Chinese Grand Prix of 2018.

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1.      An Opening Upset

Although Mercedes looked likely to pull out all the stops and fly into the lead in China, Lewis Hamilton and the team have been disappointing and found it hard to recreate the magic from the opening round. Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen, in contrast, look set to outshine for the rest of the racing season.

2.      Hamilton Lagging

Lewis Hamilton looks like he’s lost some of his previous form, and critics are saying he is getting weary. In Bahrain, he experienced an unfortunate gearbox change that led to a penalty. In China, he looked slow in qualifying and was outperformed by his teammates.

3.      Ricciardo Shining