Mercedes on the ropes as Vettel leads Ferrari F1 front-row lockout in Shanghai

Sebastian Vettel claimed his 52nd career pole position ahead of team-mate Kimi Raikkonen in the dying moments of an intriguing qualifying hour at the Shanghai International Circuit. As in Bahrain, but on a very different type of circuit, Mercedes once again struggled to get the softer tyres to work on a single lap; this time […]