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Bottas ends Friday in Shanghai 0.027s ahead of Vettel

Valtteri Bottas pic: Mercedes-AMG F1 Twitter Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas has finished Friday on top of the timesheets at the Shanghai International Circuit, edging Sebastian Vettel by only 0.027s at the end of the latter 90-minute session. The Silver Arrows closed down the gap in Practice 2 after Ferrari's Vettel led five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton by over two tenths of a second on a slower tyre compound in the opening session of the weekend. Bottas' chart-topping time of a 1:33.330s leaves a curious question mark over the pecking order heading into the milestone weekend. Max Verstappen finished the afternoon session in third position, two tenths off the pace in his Honda-powered...
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