Chinese Grand Prix: Full coverage

What can we expect from the Chinese Grand Prix? (2:08)

Jennie Gow and Craig Scarborough look ahead to the third race of the championship, as the teams head out to Shanghai. (2:08)

Our coverage of the third round of the 2018 Formula One season in China.

Formula 1 Heineken Chinese Grand Prix U.S. coverage presented by Mothers Polish (All times Eastern)

Practice 1 - Thursday, April 12 09:55 PM - ESPN3
Practice 2 - Friday, April 13 1:55 AM - ESPN3
Practice 3 - Friday, April 13 11:00 PM - ESPNEWS
Qualifying - Saturday, April 14 1:55 AM - ESPN2

On the Grid - Sunday, April 15 - 1:30AM - ESPN2
Race - Sunday, April 15 - 2:05AM - ESPN2
Encore - Sunday April 15 - 1:00PM - ESPNEWS
Encore - Sunday, April 15 - 09:00PM - ESPN2


Sublime Daniel Ricciardo charges to China win, Vettel eighth
Daniel Ricciardo emerged victorious at a mesmerising Chinese Grand Prix after the lead changed several times and drama unfolded among the top six drivers.

Story of the race: The shoey returns as Daniel Ricciardo rules in China
ESPN rounds up the main talking points from a chaotic Chinese Grand Prix where Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo stunned Mercedes and Ferrari to record his sixth victory in Formula One.

Red Bull chief Marko: Max Verstappen blew victory
Red Bull motorsport consultant Helmut Marko believes Max Verstappen blew the chance to win the Chinese Grand Prix by clashing with Sebastian Vettel in the closing stages.

Vettel: Verstappen can't use youth as an excuse
Sebastian Vettel says Max Verstappen's lack of experience is not an excuse for their collision during the Chinese Grand Prix.

Verstappen takes blame for Sebastian Vettel collision
Max Verstappen has accepted full responsibility for his collision with Sebastian Vettel late in the Chinese Grand Prix.


Vettel beats Kimi Raikkonen to China pole position
Sebastian Vettel beat teammate Kimi Raikkonen to pole position by just 0.087s as Ferrari put in a dominant qualifying performance at the Chinese Grand Prix.

Story of qualifying: Vettel denies Raikkonen, Mercedes lose touch
ESPN rounds up the main talking points from qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix where Sebastian Vettel pipped teammate Kimi Raikkonen to pole position by 0.087s.

Who said what after qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix
ESPN rounds up all the reaction from up and down the Shanghai paddock following qualifying for the 2018 Chinese Grand Prix

Wolff: Cooler temperatures caught Mercedes out
After being comprehensively outqualified by Ferrari at the Chinese Grand Prix on Saturday, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff is confident his team will be closer in the race.

Hamilton not convinced Mercedes can challenge Ferrari in the race
After qualifying fourth and over half a second off Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari at the Chinese Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton is not sure Mercedes will be able to challenge for the race win on Sunday.

Vettel surprised by Ferrari's advantage over Mercedes
Sebastian Vettel is expecting a tight fight for victory at the Chinese Grand Prix despite leading a shock Ferrari front row lock-out in qualifying ahead of the reigning world champions.

Bottas thought Mercedes could fight for pole
Valtteri Bottas says Mercedes' inability to challenge Ferrari for pole position in China was surprising.

Hill says qualifying felt like the fall of Mercedes' F1 empire
Former world champion Damon Hill likened Ferrari's dominant qualifying display in China, where Mercedes was unable to challenge for pole, to "empires rising and falling" in Formula One.

Raikkonen unsure how he lost pole to Sebastian Vettel
Kimi Raikkonen says his final effort of Q3 in China was error-free despite missing out on pole position to Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel.

Ricciardo surprised to take part in Chinese GP qualifying
Daniel Ricciardo admits he didn't expect his crew to be able to perform the miracle task of fitting a new engine in time for qualifying after his Red Bull suffered a turbo failure midway through FP3 in China.

Perez warns Force India's midfield rivals: We're closing the gap
Sergio Perez believes qualifying eighth on the grid for Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix proves Force India is slashing the gap to its midfield rivals.

Final Practice

Ferrari and Vettel comfortably quickest in final practice
Sebastian Vettel set the fastest time in final practice for the Chinese Grand Prix as Ferrari dominated the session in cold and windy conditions.

Friday Practice

Hamilton edges Raikkonen by 0.007s in China's FP2
Mercedes and Ferrari look set for another tight battle at the front of the grid during this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix after Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen were split by just 0.007s in Friday practice.

Hamilton beats Raikkonen to fastest time in FP1 at Chinese GP
Lewis Hamilton's bid to become a six-time winner in China got off to a promising start on Friday with the Mercedes driver dominating opening practice on a cool and overcast morning in Shanghai.

Who said what after Friday practice for the Chinese Grand Prix
ESPN rounds up all the reaction from up and down the Shanghai paddock following Friday practice for the 2018 Chinese Grand Prix

Ferrari introduces extra pit stop safety measures to avoid Bahrain repeat
Ferrari has put "additional measures" in place to avoid a repeat of the incident that left a mechanic with a broken leg during a routine pit stop at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

McLaren fined €5,000 after another botched F1 pit stop
In the latest in a number of botched tyre changes in recent race weekends, McLaren has been fined €5,000 for releasing Stoffel Vandoorne's car in an unsafe condition following a practice pit stop in China.

Ricciardo: 'We weren't very good' on ultra-soft tyres
Daniel Ricciardo will almost certainly look to use soft tyres in Q2 on Saturday after once again struggling for performance on the ultra-soft compound during practice for the Chinese Grand Prix.

Verstappen encouraged by 'very positive' Red Bull race pace
Max Verstappen believes Red Bull still has work to do over one lap if it is to make the most of its strong race pace in China.

Steiner: Kevin Magnussen more appreciated at a smaller team
Haas boss Guenther Steiner thinks Kevin Magnussen's impressive form is proof of what drivers can do when their team believes they are worthy of a spot on the grid.

Hamilton wary of Red Bull's race pace in China
Lewis Hamilton believes Red Bull will be a serious threat at Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix after seeing the pace of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo over longer runs in Friday practice.

Grosjean: Better to qualify 11th than 9th in China
Romain Grosjean believes there might be value in qualifying outside the top 10 in China to avoid being locked in with your starting tyre for Sunday's race.


Ricciardo surprised Bottas didn't attempt pass on Vettel in Bahrain
Daniel Ricciardo says he would have risked an overtake on Sebastian Vettel at the end of the Bahrain Grand Prix if he had been in Valtteri Bottas' position.

Hamilton shook hands with Verstappen as show of respect
Following their collision at last weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton said it was important to shake hands with Red Bull driver Max Verstappen ahead of this weekend's race as a show of respect.

Vettel: Mercedes the team to beat in China
Despite claiming the first two victories of 2018 Sebastian Vettel believes Mercedes, not Ferrari, is the team to beat at this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix.

Magnussen: Strong start down to team continuity
Kevin Magnussen believes the main reason for his strong start to the 2018 season is remaining with the same team for back-to-back seasons for the first time in his Formula One career.

Alonso not the target of Bahrain joke, says Toro Rosso's Gasly
After coming under fire from "crazy" Formula One fans in Spain Pierre Gasly has downplayed the apparent dig he made at Fernando Alonso after his fourth-place finish in Bahrain.

Verstappen on Hamilton clash: It's easy to blame the younger driver
Max Verstappen says Lewis Hamilton took the easy option by blaming him for their collision at the Bahrain Grand Prix and stressed that he is not planning to change his driving style.

Haas boss Steiner: F1 pit stops need element of risk
Haas team principal Guenther Steiner has warned Formula One against making changes to pit stop procedures after a Ferrari mechanic was injured during a tyre change at last weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix.

Alonso says it's time to re-evaluate McLaren
Fernando Alonso insists McLaren's early season results have been "very good" and it's time expectations on the eight-time constructors' champions were re-evaluated.

Miscommunication blamed for Haas' near-miss in Bahrain
Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen have moved on from their near-collision in Bahrain after Haas put it down to a "miscommunication" between the pitwall and its drivers.


Chinese Grand Prix preview: Can Red Bull get its act together?
The momentum continues to be with Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel as they arrive in Shanghai on the back of wins in Australia and Bahrain.


How Hamilton secured Shanghai pole in 2017
Ride onboard with Lewis Hamilton and relive the lap that earned him pole position for the 2017 Chinese Grand Prix.

What can we expect from the Chinese Grand Prix?
Jennie Gow and Craig Scarborough look ahead to the third race of the championship, as the teams head out to Shanghai.

Tech Corner: How tyres will impact the championship race
Craig Scarborough joins Jennie Gow to explain how Ferrari and Mercedes' tyre strategies differ, and how it might influence the championship.

Have pit stops become too fast to be safe?
After an injury to a Ferrari mechanic in Bahrain, Jennie Gow and Craig Scarborough ask if safety has been sacrificed for speed in Formula One pit stops.

All you need to know about the Chinese Grand Prix
Jennie Gow brings you the best facts and stats ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix.

Ricciardo: My ambition is to win
Daniel Ricciardo aims to take points off Vettel at the Chinese Grand Prix