Result: Lewis Hamilton fastest in Q1 at Chinese Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes GP prepares to drive during practise for the Australian Formula One Grand Prix on March 15, 2014
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Lewis Hamilton tops the speed charts at the end of the first qualifying session at a wet Chinese Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton tops the speed charts at the end of the first qualifying session at a wet Chinese Grand Prix.

The Mercedes man went four tenths of a second quicker than Force India's Nico Hulkenberg, while Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel was third-fastest.

Esteban Gutierrez, Kamui Kobayashi, Jules Bianchi, Marcus Ericsson and Britain's Max Chilton failed to make Q2.

Meanwhile, Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado did not run and will therefore race at the stewards' discretion on Sunday.

Full standings

1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2. Nico Hulkenberg (Force India)
3. Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)
4. Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
5. Valtteri Bottas (Williams)
6. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)
7. Felipe Massa (Williams)
8. Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)
9. Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso)
10. Kevin Magnussen (McLaren)
11. Jean-Eric Vergne (Toro Rosso)
12. Jenson Button (McLaren)
13. Adrian Sutil (Sauber)
14. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari)
15. Sergio Perez (Force India)
16. Romain Grosjean (Lotus)

Out

17. Esteban Gutierrez (Sauber)
18. Kamui Kobayashi (Caterham)
19. Jules Bianchi (Marussia)
20. Marcus Ericsson (Caterham)
21. Max Chilton (Marussia)

Not classified: Pastor Maldonado (Lotus)

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