Chinese Grand Prix - Driver ratings


Nico Hulkenberg - 15th place - 6/10

An excellent start went unrewarded as the safety car also hurt Hulkenberg’s strategy. He had started on supersofts having made it through to Q3 - though he started 13th due to a grid penalty - and had to pit under the safety car, stacking behind his team-mate. Tried to make a gap by entering the pit lane slowly but Vettel jumped him and Hulkenberg was then given a five-second time penalty. Tyre degradation later on left him far from the points.