Result: Lewis Hamilton claims pole at Chinese Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton qualifies for the Chinese Grand Prix in pole position, edging out Red Bull duo Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel.

Lewis Hamilton has qualified for the Chinese Grand Prix in pole position.

Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes celebrates after qualifying in pole position for the F1 Chinese Grand Prix on April 19, 2014© AFP

The 29-year-old's Mercedes was fastest in all three qualifying sessions on a very rainy Saturday in Shanghai, as the team secured their fourth consecutive pole.

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo will start alongside Hamilton on the front of the grid, while Sebastian Vettel will be third.

Nico Rosberg, Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and Williams duo Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas complete the top seven.

Nico Hulkenberg, Jean-Eric Vergne and Romain Grosjean will start eighth, ninth and 10th respectively.

Final standings

1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)
3. Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)
4. Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
5. Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)
6. Felipe Massa (Williams)
7. Valtteri Bottas (Williams)
8. Nico Hulkenberg (Force India)
9. Jean-Eric Vergne (Toro Rosso)
10. Romain Grosjean (Lotus)
11. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari)
12. Jenson Button (McLaren)
13. Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso)
14. Adrian Sutil (Sauber)
15. Kevin Magnussen (McLaren)
16. Sergio Perez (Force India)
17. Esteban Gutierrez (Sauber)
18. Kamui Kobayashi (Caterham)
19. Jules Bianchi (Marussia)
20. Marcus Ericsson (Caterham)
21. Max Chilton (Marussia)
22: Pastor Maldonado (Lotus)

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4Force India101
6Toro Rosso39
1Sebastian VettelFerrari202
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes188
3Valtteri BottasMercedes169
4Daniel RicciardoRed Bull117
5Kimi RaikkonenFerrari116
6Max VerstappenRed Bull67
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8Esteban OconForce India45
9Carlos SainzToro Rosso35
10Nico HulkenbergRenault26
11Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes23
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13Romain GrosjeanHaas18
14Kevin MagnussenHaas11
15Fernando AlonsoMcLaren10
16Pascal WehrleinSauber5
17Daniil KvyatToro Rosso4
18Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren1
19Marcus EricssonSauber0
20Jolyon PalmerRenault0
21Antonio GiovinazziSauber0
22Jenson ButtonMcLaren0
23Paul di RestaWilliams-Mercedes0