The events of the Grand Prix on Sunday definitely bodes well for the rest of the season. There wasn’t a record-breaking number of overtakes like there was last year in Shanghai, but the overtaking we did see was organic, and these ferocious 2017 cars deliver closely contested, riskier racing.
Lewis Hamilton was at his best this weekend, pulling away whilst his nearest rivals squabbled over the remaining podium positions. When Vettel entered the pits under the virtual safety car, we were denied a closer fight between Hamilton and his German rival, as the strategy undermined what would have been a close battle for the win.
Here are ten things we learned from the Chinese Grand Prix:
The Bahrain Grand Prix will resume the title fight next weekend and it is unclear as to whether Mercedes or Ferrari will be on top in 2017. If the Chinese Grand Prix was anything to go by, there will hopefully be similar wheel-to-wheel racing and risky manoeuvres in the desert too.