Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the 2017 Chinese Grand Prix weekend.
The cars hardly appeared on the track at all on Friday as low visibility kept the medical helicopter grounded. Lewis Hamilton did his bit to keep the crowd happy.
Romain Grosjean’s car got away from him at the end of his first qualifying lap. It was the beginning of a difficult 24 hours for the Haas driver, who finished out of the points after a penalty left him at the back.
Sauber substitute Antonio Giovinazzi went from hero to zero. This was his first of two crashes at the final corner.
After technical problems forced him out in qualifying, Max Verstappen lined up a lowly 16th. Shortly after this picture was taken he produced a freakishly good first lap, weaving through the field to take seventh place. That put him on course for a podium finish.
Hamilton kept his lead from pole again while Sebastian Vettel, who started some way to the left of his grid box, had to settle for second. In the spray Carlos Sainz Jnr, the only driver on the grid not to start on wet weather tyres, slipped back.
Jolyon Palmer started his race for the pits on slicks, but like several other drivers he suffered a spin early on.
Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen
Verstappen held second until this error allowed Vettel by.
Fernando Alonso laboured away to no avail in the McLaren again, and made sure anyone listening to his radio messages knew about it.
Hamilton scored an emphatic win, leading every lap, and drew level with Vettel at the top of the championship.
Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel
It already looks like being a classic, season-long scrap between this pair.
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