Raikkonen had put in a fine run to top the time sheets on his first hot run in Q3, over a tenth up on Vettel, with Hamilton a further four-tenths down in fourth. The Brackley-based team have been dominant at the Shanghai International Circuit in recent years and it is one of Hamilton's favorite tracks with the Briton having won on five occasions in the past.
"Now we need to work hard to understand why we have been struggling and start the climb back to the front of the field". Maybe a little bit in terms of getting the tyres absolutely ideal for the lap but it's not half a second. "It just kept getting better".
"I think the first three races have been a bit different", said Vettel.
Hamilton was leading in Australia before a computer glitch for Mercedes and a fortunate virtual safety vehicle handed the race on a platter to Vettel, while in Bahrain the Italian team were clearly superior as the Mercedes struggled with the high temperatures on the desert circuit. But again this can happen to you also if you've done 300 races. "The pace just wasn't there".
The Mercedesdrivers had contrasting Saturdays in Melbourne, with Lewis Hamilton sealing a sublime pole while Valtteri Bottas span into the barriers in Q3.
With race tyres in mind, a split in strategy looked as if it was emerging as Ferrari came back for the final flying lap in Q2 with Raikkonen and Vettel swapping to the ultrasofts.
Search for vanished family turns up woman's body
On April 6, a auto was reportedly submerged in the Eel River, a little north of the town of Leggett, during heavy rains. The county coroner is working on recovering the body, which Van Patten believed at 1:10 p.m. was still in the water.
"They have a really strong auto", he said.
However, whilst Hamilton will be hoping that both his and Mercedes fortunes improve going forward, Max Verstappen and Red Bull might just settle for a weekend where he makes headlines for the right reasons.
Nico Hulkenberg secured his sixth successive P7 spot, with Sergio Perez placing his vehicle between the two Renaults in P8. The team were slowest of all in Bahrain a week ago, but the Russian rookie was 10th quickest, splitting the Renaults of Carlos Sainz and Nico Hulkenberg.
Saina Nehwal claims gold as India better Glasgow medals tally
The second game saw complete domination from Sindhu, breezing away with an 18-8 lead and closing the contest in just 14 minutes. Saina had forced the lead right at the start of the first game and continued to increase the advantage at a steady pace.
MN murder suspect may be tied to Florida killing
Rose said investigators believe Hutchinson may have been killed with the same firearm used to murder David Riess. She was in Florida on the run from authorities after she allegedly shot and killed her husband in Minnesota.
PM Modi visits health & wellness centre in Jangla
He interacted with "Champions of Change" including villagers and officials of the district administration. Earlier, he launched India's first wellness centre under Ayushman Bharat in Chhattisagrh.
Pence Says Russia "on Wrong Side of War"
Bush's May 2003 "Mission Accomplished" speech, declaring success in Iraq shortly after the US -led invasion. Further Pence said that "minimum" chlorine was used in the attack along with serin.