Jenson Button arrives for work with his girlfriend Jessica Michibata, who made a surprise trip to China to see him. Button starts second behind Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel. Can he become the first person in 2011 to beat the German?
Felipe Massa and Michael Schumacher chat prior to the race. Ferrari driver Massa starts in sixth, while Schumacher endured a disappointing qualification and will be 14th on the grid
Championship leader Sebastian Vettel (centre) starts from pole but he gets a poor start menaing the McLarens of Lewis Hamilton (left) and Jenson Button (right) are quickest out of the blocks
Jenson Button capitalises on a mistake by Sebastian Vettel to jump to the front at the start of the Chinese Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton takes second place as every car clears the first corner unscathed
Jaime Alguersuari's pit stop turns out to be disastrous as his right rear wheel comes off almost as soon as he leaves the pits, forcing the Toro Rosso driver to pull out of the race
Nico Rosberg battles to the front for Mercedes and leads for an extended period but his three-stop strategy means it is tough to hold off the Red Bull of Sebastian Vettel
One of the most bizarre moments of the season comes when McLaren's Jenson Button pulls into the pit lane at the same time as Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel - and stops in the German's space. The delay allows the championship leader to get out of the pits ahead of the Englishman.
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner watches nervously hoping his driver Sebastian Vettel, on a two-stop strategy, can make his tyres last until the end of the race - if not the McLarens, on three-stoppers, will come close to catching him
Mark Webber produces a stunning surge from 18th on the grid to take third place after a series of classy overtaking manouvers in his Red Bull, including a dummy around Michael Schumacher
Another driver to impress is Felipe Massa, who comes home in sixth, one place ahead of two-time world champion and Ferrari team-mate Fernando Alonso
Lewis Hamilton blazes past Sebastian Vettel with four laps to go before taking the chequered flag and earning McLaren's first win of the season after a thrilling race in Shanghai
Jubilant McLaren team members embrace Lewis Hamilton following his first victory since he won the Belgian Grand Prix in August last year
Lewis Hamilton takes a well-earned champagne shower on the podium after his hugely impressive drive, flanked by the two Red Bull drivers who will be tough competition for the Englishman in the drivers' championship this season
McLaren's team don their celebratory shirts as Lewis Hamilton, Martin Whitmarsh and Jenson Button (centre, with trophies) celebrate a first win of the season for the team - next up, the Turkish Grand Prix on 8 May