Chinese GP analysis: How team-mate wars were won

Chinese GP analysis: How team-mate wars were won

Bahrain had been all about team-mates battling wheel-to-wheel, but in China Hamilton, Alonso and Ricciardo firmly subjugated their stablemates. EDD STRAW analyses how

Small differences add up to a lot in Formula 1. During the Chinese Grand Prix weekend, three pairs of high-profile team-mates drove identical machinery, but endured very different races. All scored points, and two of the duos finished next to each other in the results, but that could not shroud just how big the differences between each pair really were.

The most obvious of the pairings in question was at Mercedes. Lewis Hamilton utterly bossed this race weekend, so much so that the relatively modest 18.062-second gap to team-mate Rosberg did little justice to his supremacy.

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