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Chinese F1 2024 Grand Prix Results: Verstappen Leads the Pack as Norris Shines in Chinese GP

Max Verstappen dominated the dramatic 2024 Chinese Grand Prix, despite two safety cars and a virtual safety car. Lando Norris impressed with a strategic one-stop pit stop to finish second. Read the full race report and standings update!

Harsh Chopra
Last updated: 22.04.2024
Chinese F1 2024 Grand Prix

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The Chinese Grand Prix was held for the first time in Shanghai International Circuit since 2019 after the COVID-19 pandemic. This race was very well contested but after the first position. The 20 drivers were motivated to put on a show for the thousands of fans who had come to watch the race. This was an important race as far as the championships were concerned.

Let’s look at the race results for the Chinese Grand Prix 2024

Race Results  

This race was led by Max Verstappen since the first lap, and he won the 2024 Chinese Grand Prix. There were two full safety cars and a virtual safety car, but he did not lose his focus. Lando Norris ran one of the best races of his life. He had only one pit stop, and he held off Sergio Perez to finish podium two. He was also voted the driver of the day.


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Max Verstappen (Image Credit: X)
Max Verstappen (Image Credit: X)


Sergio Perez finished in podium three, which was a good result, and the two Ferrari drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz finished in fourth and fifth positions, respectively, and George Russell of Mercedes was in sixth place.


Fernando Alonso was running a good race as he finished seventh, and he overtook Oscar Piastri to finish seventh and get valuable points for Aston Martin.


Lewis Hamilton did not have the best of races, but he held his own to finish ninth, thus getting points for Mercedes, Haas got a point as Nico Hulkenberg finished in tenth.


The race started, and Max Verstappen just zoomed up to the lead, and then there was no stopping him. Fernando Alonso made a lovely move on Sergio Perez, thus taking the second spot from Red Bull. Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri were fourth and fifth, and George Russell and Nico Hulkenberg were sixth and seventh, and the two Ferrari drivers were last in the points.


Sergio Perez, after a few laps, got the DRS on Fernando Alonso, and he got his second position back.


At Lap 7, Lando Norris overtook Fernando Alonso to get to third. At Lap 12, Charles Leclerc got the better of Oscar Piastri for fifth place.


Max Verstappen pitted on lap 14.


There was a full safety car when Valteri Bottas' car got stuck in gear. At Lap 31, the race resumed, and it was Max Verstappen who got the best start. The race was over, and it was Red Bull and Max Verstappen with the win and with that, he has won four races this season and has 110 points.

Race Standings

Position 

Driver 

Team 

Points 

1.

Max Verstappen 

Red Bull

25

2.

Lando Norris 

McClaren 

18

3.

Sergio Perez 

Red Bull 

15

4.

Charles Leclerc 

Ferrari 

12

5.

Carlos Sainz 

Ferrari 

10

6.

George Russell 

Mercedes 

8

7.

Fernando Alonso 

Aston Martin 

7

8.

Oscar Piastri 

McClaren 

4

9.

Lewis Hamilton 

Mercedes 

2

10.

Nico Hulkenberg 

Haas 

1

11.

Esteban Ocon 

Alpine 

0

12.

Alexander Albon 

Williams 

0

13.

Pierre Gasly 

Alpine 

0

14.

Zhou Guanyu 

Kick Sauber 

0

15.

Lance Stroll 

Aston Martin 

0

16.

Kevin Magnussen 

Haas

0

17.

Logan Sargeant 

Williams 

0

DNF

Daniel Ricciardo 

RB 

0

DNF

Yuki Tsonuda 

RB

0

DNF

Valteri Bottas 

Kick Sauber 

0

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