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Rosberg angry as Hamilton wins Chinese GP

Snapshot: Rosberg has said that Hamilton deliberately delayed Rosberg as Vettel was closing in.

And the Chinese GP came to a glorious end with Hamilton taking his second victory of the 2015 F1 season and the fourth in China. But all was not hunky dory for the team Mercedes as Nico Rosberg, Hamilton's teammate, who finished second, accused Hamilton of putting himself ahead of the team. Rosberg has said that Hamilton deliberately delayed Rosberg as Vettel was closing in.

"He compromised my race," said angry Rosberg, who asked the team on the radio to ask Hamilton to speed up. "By driving slower than was necessary at the beginning of stints meant Sebastian was very close to me." Sebastian Vettel, who won his maiden race for Ferrari a couple of weeks back finished third ahead of his teammate Kimi Raikkonen.

Hamilton on the other hand, played down Rosberg's claims - "It's not my job to look after Nico's race," he said. "My job is to control my race. I didn't do anything intentionally to slow any of the cars up. I just focused on myself." The statement from Hamilton got a rebut from angry Rosberg - "It's now interesting to hear from you, Lewis, that you were just thinking about yourself."

Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas from Williams took fifth and sixth position, while Romain Grosjean secured seventh position to help win Lotus their first points of 2015. Felipe Nasr finished eighth for Sauber, ahead of Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo and Marcus Ericsson of Sauber finished at 10th, before the race finished under the safety car, after Max Verstappen's Torro Rosso engine failure.

After the Chinese GP, Hamilton sits comfortably at 68 points ahead of Ferrari's Vettel, who is at 55 points and teammate Rosberg's 51. On the constructors' table, Mercedes leads with 119 points ahead of Ferrari's 79 and Williams' 48.

Race Results

1

LEWIS HAMILTON

GBR

MERCEDES

1:39:42.008

25

2

NICO ROSBERG

GER

MERCEDES

+0.714s

18

3

SEBASTIAN VETTEL

GER

FERRARI

+2.988s

15

4

KIMI RÄIKKÖNEN

FIN

FERRARI

+3.835s

12

5

FELIPE MASSA

BRA

WILLIAMS

+8.544s

10

6

VALTTERI BOTTAS

FIN

WILLIAMS

+9.885s

8

7

ROMAIN GROSJEAN

FRA

LOTUS

+19.008s

6

8

FELIPE NASR

BRA

SAUBER

+22.625s

4

9

DANIEL RICCIARDO

AUS

RED BULL

+32.117s

2

10

MARCUS ERICSSON

SWE

SAUBER

+1 lap

1

11

SERGIO PEREZ

MEX

FORCE INDIA

+1 lap

0

12

FERNANDO ALONSO

ESP

MCLAREN

+1 lap

0

13

CARLOS SAINZ

ESP

TORO ROSSO

+1 lap

0

14

JENSON BUTTON

GBR

MCLAREN

+1 lap

0

15

WILL STEVENS

GBR

MARUSSIA

+2 laps

0

16

ROBERTO MERHI

ESP

MARUSSIA

+2 laps

0

17

MAX VERSTAPPEN

NED

TORO ROSSO

DNF

0

RT

PASTOR MALDONADO

VEN

LOTUS

DNF

0

RT

DANIIL KVYAT

RUS

RED BULL

DNF

0

RT

NICO HULKENBERG

GER

FORCE INDIA

DNF

0

 

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