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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