Lewis Hamilton on Sunday scripted history as he registered his 1,000th Formula One Grand Prix race after taking the lead Valtteri Bottas at the first corner to finish at the summit at the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai. It was the Englishman’s career sixth win at the event and second in a row this season. German international  Sebastian Vettel in his Ferrari finished third.

“To have a one-two (for Mercedes) is really special in the 1,000th grand Prix but the start was where it made the difference and the rest is history,” said the Briton.

Hamilton was pipped for pole position by Bottas by just 0.023 seconds in qualifying and had said that he was “struggling with the car”.

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