Chinese GP: Mercedes surprised by Ferrari qualifying gap | F1 News

Chinese GP: Mercedes surprised by Ferrari qualifying gap | F1 News

Chinese GP: Mercedes surprised by Ferrari qualifying gap | F1 News

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Sky F1's Karun Chandhok is at the Skypad to compare Valtteri Bottas and Sebastian Vettel's laps during qualifying session three

Sky F1’s Karun Chandhok is at the Skypad to compare Valtteri Bottas and Sebastian Vettel’s laps during qualifying session three

Mercedes have admitted that they did not expect to be so far ahead of a high-powered Ferrari in Chinese GP qualifying.

Pole-sitter Valtteri Bottas and team-mate Lewis Hamilton secured an impressive one-two in Shanghai and finished three tenths of a second ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc.

And asked if he was surprised by the size of the gap, Bottas told Sky F1: “Yes. This weekend we’ve been super strong on the corners. Although we are losing time on the straights, we’ve been gaining more [elsewhere].

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