Sebastian Vettel and his Red Bull team are on a rampage. Another dominant performance by the young German makes it two for two on the season so far and five of the last six dating back to last season.
Heading into the Chinese Grand Prix, the obvious question is who will challenge Vettel for the top spot. The most likely candidate is Lewis Hamilton. He has been the only driver seemingly able to keep pace with Vettel. With McLaren planning upgrades to the MP4-26 for China, he may have the equipment under him to bring the fight to the Red Bulls.
Hamilton’s team-mate Jenson Button finished runner-up in Malaysia and having won the upcoming China event back in 2010, I would look for him to show strongly as well. The Renaults have come on strongly and after two podiums in the first two races, they have made a strong argument against being ignored. Currently third in the Constructor’s standings, Ferrari is also hoping that an upgrade package for China will see them move on to the podium. China, with its long straights, may be the first real test of the drag reduction system which enables the rear wing to be adjusted for overtaking.