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Lewis Hamilton pips Valtteri Bottas to seal sixth Chinese Grand Prix title

Meanwhile, four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel was third fastest in his Ferrari after finishing 13.744 seconds slower than Hamilton. 

Lewis Hamilton pips Valtteri Bottas to seal sixth Chinese Grand Prix title
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Five-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton fended off his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas to emerge out as the quickest driver of the Chinese Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit on Sunday. 

Defending champion Hamilton, who clocked the fastest lap of one minute and 32.06 seconds, dominated the entire race following a quick start before eventually finishing 6.552 seconds faster than his Finnish team-mate Bottas. 

By finishing at the top in the 1000th Formula One race, the Briton has also clinched his sixth victory in the Shanghai race and 75th triumph overall.

Meanwhile, four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel was third fastest in his Ferrari after finishing 13.744 seconds slower than Hamilton. 

Red Bull's Max Verstappen and Vettel's team-mate Charles Leclerc were fourth and fifth quickest, respectively. 

With the win, Hamilton has surged up to the top spot in the drivers' championship, maintaining a lead of six points over Bottas after only three races.