Michael Schumacher finishes first in second practice

Michael Schumacher
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Michael Schumacher finishes on top in the second practice session of the Chinese Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton slipping into second.

Mercedes driver Michael Schumacher overcame Lewis Hamilton to complete the second Chinese Grand Prix practice session 0.172 seconds faster than his McLaren opponent.

Hamilton, who was the fastest in the first practice, looked set to increase his time until the final stretch of the lap, where the German overtook the Brit to finish on top.

Sebastian Vettel clinched the third quickest time, with Red Bull teammate Mark Webber finishing just behind him in fourth.

Australian Grand Prix winner Jenson Button could only manage a sixth-place position, while Fernando Alonso finished the circuit in 10th.

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TeamPoints
1Mercedes161
2Ferrari153
3Red Bull72
4Force India53
5Toro Rosso21
6Williams-Mercedes18
7Renault14
8Haas9
9Sauber4
10McLaren0
DriversTeamPoints
1Sebastian VettelFerrari104
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes98
3Valtteri BottasMercedes63
4Kimi RaikkonenFerrari49
5Daniel RicciardoRed Bull37
6Max VerstappenRed Bull35
7Sergio PerezForce India34
8Esteban OconForce India19
9Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes18
10Carlos SainzToro Rosso17
11Nico HulkenbergRenault14
12Romain GrosjeanHaas5
13Kevin MagnussenHaas4
14Pascal WehrleinSauber4
15Daniil KvyatToro Rosso4
16Lance StrollWilliams-Mercedes0
17Marcus EricssonSauber0
18Jolyon PalmerRenault0
19Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren0
20Fernando AlonsoMcLaren0
21Antonio GiovinazziSauber0