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Fastest laps - Chinese Grand Prix 2015 - Toro Rosso scoop third fastest lap in China

Sainz impressive over one lap
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It's no surprise to see the two Mercedes drivers topping the lap chart for the race in Shanghai, but third place going to a Toro Rosso may have been slightly unexpected. The Renault engine may not be the worst on the grid this year, but it hasn't proved to have too much pace so far.

Nevertheless, Carlos Sainz managed to haul a lap out of his car less than half a second slower than race winner Lewis Hamilton. By contrast, his teammate Max Verstappen was only fast enough for 14th on this list, and ended his race parked up on track.

1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:42.20831
2Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:42.56539
3Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:42.65241
4Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:42.73437
5Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:43.01815
6Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:43.02648
7Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:43.05137
8Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:43.13434
9Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:43.24546
10Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:43.51244
11Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team1:43.68637
12Felipe NasrSauber F1 Team1:43.69246
13Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:43.72840
14Max VerstappenScuderia Toro Rosso1:43.88046
15Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:44.20432
16Jenson ButtonMcLaren Honda1:44.99121
17Will StevensManor Marussia F1 Team1:45.41440
18Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:45.8446
19Roberto MerhiManor Marussia F1 Team1:45.96343
20Daniil KvyatInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:46.29113