This led to the odd outcome in which Vettel was told to let Leclerc through, while the Monegasque
was told that his teammate would let him pass.
The young Monegasque
clipped the kerb at the entry to turn eight, and went headon into the wall on the opposing side of the track.
Hamilton overcame an eight-second deficit after the Monegasque
driver's system malfunctioned, taking the lead with just nine laps to go.
Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel (R) and Ferrari's Monegasque
driver Charles Leclerc (L) walk in the paddock ahead of the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai.
was restricted to only 13 laps, 20 fewer than Vettel, after he suffered a mechanical issue which brought his running to a premature end.
As a result, the Monegasque
could only achieve the 7th time more than 8 tenths of a second Bottas.According to his stable, a check of the cooling system of his car was necessary in order to avoid more serious damage.
The five-time champion, who looked to be heading for second behind the 21-year-old Monegasque
, gained the lead with 10 laps remaining when Formula One's new star, who claimed a record-breaking pole position for Ferrari on Saturday, was hit by engine problems.
But with just nine laps to run, Hamilton took advantage of the Ferrari's lack of speed to sail past the young Monegasque
and take an unlikely win, the first of his championship defence.
The young Monegasque
at least salvaged his first podium in third place because the race ended behind the safety car after both Renaults had to retire.
The 21-tear-old Formula One rookie became the first Monegasque
driver ever to take pole for a world championship race.
Le club monegasque
traverse l'une des periodes les plus difficiles de son histoire, occupant une position de relegable (19e, 15 pts), au terme de la 22e journee.
A short limousine ride from the helipad is Fairmont Monte Carlo, my Monegasque
home for two nights.
Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry today hosted a meeting with a high-level Monegasque
delegation headed by His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, as part of its efforts to boost Dubai's economic ties with the European country.
driver is inexperienced and it is well known the tremendous pressure that comes from driving for the most successful team on the grid - Ferrari.
Leclerc, 20, insisted Hulkenberg does not deserve to be suspended for causing the accident, but believes the FIA must consider banning drivers for dangerous driving.