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Hamilton takes pole for Chinese Grand Prix

Formula One - F1 - Chinese Grand Prix - Shanghai, China - 08/04/17 - A helicopter flies over the Shanghai International Circuit during the third practice session. REUTERS/Aly Song
Formula One - F1 - Chinese Grand Prix - Shanghai, China - 08/04/17 - A helicopter flies over the Shanghai International Circuit during the third practice session. REUTERS/Aly Song

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton will start the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix from pole position after setting the fastest time in qualifying on Saturday.

Sebastian Vettel will start second in his Ferrari, just 0.186 seconds slower than Hamilton's benchmark, with the Briton's Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas third.

Hamilton's time of one minute, 31.678 was the fastest time set at the Shanghai circuit.

(Reporting by Abhishek Takle; Editing by Amlan Chakraborty)

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