Chinese Grand Prix race facts and stats

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British racer Jessica Hawkins stands in front of the F1's 1,000th Grand Prix memorial vehicle, Shanghai, China, April 13, 2019.

"Driving F1 cars is probably the best job in the world, so I can not really complain about anything", he said.

"I'm not one with birthdays, I'm not one for anniversaries, I'm not one for special days like this", the Englishman told ESPN on Thursday.

While Chinese GP will be exciting, I cant wait to see the next qualifying where pettiest man on the grid, Max Verstappen will be out for revenge.

When and where is the race?

And though he was born and brought up in Shanghai, the 19-year-old has a surprising admission to make regarding his home circuit.

That year Nigel Mansell won nine of 16 races to dominate the championship.

"There are so many possibilities that can happen in the race", Vettel added.

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Off the track, Formula One prepared to celebrate its 1,000th race on Sunday. This race is set to be broadcast live on ESPN2 from Shanghai International Circuit in Jiading, Shanghai, China beginning at 2:05 a.m. ET.

What's the story of the season so far?

Lewis Hamilton said Mercedes faces a "very, very hard" prospect of trying to cut into its Formula 1 rival Ferrari's major engine advantage, if the edge it had on the straights in Bahrain is real.

The feel-good factor that surrounded Ferrari during the winter tests is a long-distant memory, as the Scuderia has struggled in the opening two rounds.

Verstappen ran deep and Vettel was able to switch back to the inside on the exit, getting back alongside the Dutchman and holding firm on the approach to the final corner to keep third position.

In a sign of how competitive the top three teams look, one driver from each registered a fastest sector, with Verstappen quickest in the first sector, Bottas strongest in the middle and Vettel in sector three.

Daniel Ricciardo steered Red Bull to victory in China 12 months ago, but heads into this season's race with new team Renault with a pair of DNF's to his name.

"We're going to work hard tonight to find some tweaks and hopefully come back stronger tomorrow; the auto has the pace in it to compete at the front, we just need to find the right set-up".

What do the bookmakers say?

A ton has occurred in the just about seven decades since F1's first season, however astonishingly two groups that contended in those days are as yet present today: Alfa Romeo and Ferrari.

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