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Chinese Grand Prix
Shanghai, 17-19 October

Lewis Hamilton

A relaxed Lewis Hamilton carries the hopes of a nation as he attempts to become a Formula One world champion at the age of 23

Felipe Massa

Ferrari title rival Felipe Massa, sitting in third place on the grid behind Hamilton and team-mate Kimi Raikkonen, gets ready for the race

Lewis Hamilton and his father Anthony

With the race fast approaching, Hamilton turns to his father Anthony for a guiding hand and some moral support

Lewis Hamilton's McLaren leads the Ferraris of Kmi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa at the start of the Chinese Grand Prix

Starting on pole position, Hamilton gets off to a clean start and does not allow either of his Ferrari rivals to pass

Lewis Hamilton leads Kimi Raikkonen, Felipe Massa, Heikki Kovalainen, Fernando Alonso and Nick Heidfeld at the second corner of the Chinese Grand Prix

Behind the leaders, Kovalainen and Alonso (top right) start a lap-long battle for fourth place, which Alonso wins

Jarno Trulli

No such joy for Italy's Jarno Trulli as he spins off just after the start of the race in overcast conditions

Lewis Hamilton builds his lead in Shanghai

By the end of the first flurry of pit stops, Hamilton has built up a six-second lead over the chasing Kimi Raikkonen

Heikki Kovalainen suffers a punctured tyre in China

McLaren's hopes in the constructors' race are hit when birthday boy Heikki Kovalainen retires after puncturing his tyre

Felipe Massa finishes second in China

Massa moves past team-mate Raikkonen with six laps to go to claim second behind Hamilton and keep his title hopes alive

Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton completes a dominant victory in Shanghai - the ninth of his career and fifth of the season to move closer to the world title

Felipe Massa

Massa cannot hide his dejection on the podium knowing a fifth-placed finish for Hamilton in Brazil will give his young rival the title

Lewis Hamilton

Stevenage-born Hamilton celebrates as he moves closer to succeeding Damon Hill as Britain's latest world champion

see also
As it happened: Chinese Grand Prix
19 Oct 08 |  Formula One
Hamilton heads Massa in practice
17 Oct 08 |  Formula One
Shanghai, China
17 Oct 08 |  Circuit Guide

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