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Driver standings - Chinese Grand Prix 2017 // Vettel and Hamilton jointly lead the championship

Vettel holds on to the lead, but only just
Credit: Ferrari Media

With Lewis Hamilton's race victory, the Mercedes driver moves up to join Sebastian Vettel on equal points at the top of the standings. They both have one win and one second place to their name, which means Vettel is only ahead by means of having achieved his race victory first. It's a brilliantly close battle at this early stage in the season.

Max Verstappen has moved up to third place, with Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo also making progress up the order. And Carlos Sainz is there or thereabouts, gaining ten points over two races for Toro Rosso - a good start to the year for the Spaniard.

PositionDriverTeamPoints
10Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari43
20Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport43
32Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing25
4-1Valtteri BottasMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport23
5-1Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari22
611Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing12
71Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso10
8-2Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing8
9-2Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team8
105Kevin MagnussenHaas F1 Team4
11-2Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso2
12-2Esteban OconSahara Force India F1 Team2
13-2Nico HülkenbergRenault Sport F1 Team0
146Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team0
15-3Antonio GiovinazziSauber F1 Team0
16-3Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren Honda0
172Jolyon PalmerRenault Sport F1 Team0
180Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team0
19-5Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda0
20-4Lance StrollWilliams Martini Racing0
F1 driver championship430AUSCHNSebastian VettelLewis HamiltonMax VerstappenValtteri BottasKimi RäikkönenDaniel RicciardoCarlos Sainz JrFelipe MassaSergio PérezKevin MagnussenDaniil KvyatEsteban OconSelect name to toggle individual visibility or toggle all