Scuderia Ferrari’s starting positions for the 2017 Chinese GP will be decided at the end of the qualifying session, which is scheduled to take place this morning at the Shanghai International Circuit, after the first two practice sessions did not provide the usual opportunity to evaluate the degradation level of the tyres and the track characteristics. Smog and damp weather combined in Shanghai to interrupt morning practice and force the cancellation of the afternoon session.
Ferrari German driver Sebastian Vettel leads the Formula 1 drivers’ championship after winning the Australian Grand Prix two weeks ago and will try to repeat the impressive result from Melbourne, where he started second on the grid, behind Lewis Hamilton, while Kimi Raikkonen will hope to improve on the fourth place finish from the first Grand Prix.
The weather conditions should improve on Saturday and the qualifying session at the Shanghai International Circuit will most likely take place on a dry track and in good conditions, although the poor weather may again cause problems on Sunday, when heavy showers are predicted around the time the 2017 Chinese GP should start.
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