Sebastian Vettel leads the F1 World Drivers' Championship after winning the Australian Grand Prix, backing up Ferrari's impressive pre-season testing with victory in the opening race of the season.
But Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton was second and took his 63rd career pole position on Saturday in China to give himself the best possible chance of grabbing his first win.
However, the weather conditions, which wiped out most of practice on Friday, are likely to play a huge role as showers blow across the Shanghai circuit.
The whole field started the race on intermediate tyres due to the damp conditions except Carlos Sainz who gambled on a dry tyre.
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