Not Vettel , but Ricciardo .
The strongest competitor for Hamilton .
Mercedes continued its dominance in the Chinese Grand Prix qualifying session .
Yesterday ( 19/4 ) they put Lewis Hamilton as the fastest .
It became the third pole of the Hamilton captured four qualifications that have been taking place . The other pole position was taken by the other Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg . Hamilton fastest with a time of 1 minute 53.860 seconds .
Daniel Ricciardo is the second fastest of the Red Bull - Renault 0.595 seconds adrift of Hamilton.
Followed by Sebastian Vettel ( Red Bull ) and Rosberg are more than a second adrift of Hamilton.
With seized pole position yesterday , a total of Hamilton will start from pole position 34 times . Note it also broke the record for most pole Briton previously recorded by Jim Clark .
Hamilton defeated only by Michael Schumacher who recorded 68 pole positions , Ayrton Senna ( 65 ) and Sebastian Vettel ( 45 ) .
Heavy rain which flushed the Shanghai circuit last not the least bit difficult for Hamilton as the second series in Malaysia .
He had to be the fastest on the first three qualifying sessions . He then further and further left a record time of its rivals in the second experiment .
" To be sure , the greatest satisfaction is to achieve this result when it rains , " said Hamilton .
" The track was very slippery. We have to find a grip and do not make mistakes, " he said .
Although fourth fastest , Rosberg seems to be the strongest competitor for Hamilton . He could not stalking record time teammate that because there is a problem on the car dashboard .
He could not read the instructions there to accurately record time thereby affecting .
Outside Mercedes , Ricciardo is the most troublesome Hamilton has potential .
He can be faster than the world champion teammate the past four seasons , Sebastian Vettel , it was not a coincidence .
Of the four qualifiers , three times Ricciardo beat Vettel . Otherwise disqualified in Australia , the points Ricciardo will be better than Vettel . Since the time of exercise , Ricciardo did show better performance than Vettel .
Another rider , for example, Jenson Button ( McLaren - Mercedes ) , even a candidate would be the fastest racer Ricciardo in the Red Bull .
Vettel also recognize the benefits of Ricciardo .
" Daniel ( Ricciardo ) do a good job . Him ( is ) yet to find weekends ( race ) good , ( but ) he achieved consistent results , " said Vettel .
In yesterday's qualifying session , Vettel's car had run into a problem on the fuel flow sensor . That makes Red Bull uses fuel flow sensors themselves.
However , it will not lead to sanctions as before because they 've asked permission from the FIA .
Meanwhile , Fernando Alonso ( Ferrari ) who was competitive on the first day of the training session can only fifth fastest .
Behind him , a row Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas of WilliamsMercedes .
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Written and posted by Bambang Sunarno .
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