Watch China Grand Prix Live Online: Start Time, Streaming Video Links For Formula 1 Race

Racing fans can watch the Chinese Grand Prix live online and see which driver comes out on top in the third race of the 2015 Formula 1 season.

Start time for the race is 2 p.m. local time (2 a.m. EST) from Shanghai, China.

The race will have quite a few interesting story lines. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton is trying to become the first driver to win successive Chinese Grand Prix titles, which would also keep him atop the Formula 1 standings.

Hamilton is already the most successful driver in Chinese Grand Prix history, having won there three times before, but other drivers will be gunning to beat him and the dominant Mercedes team.

Fans who watch the Chinese Grand Prix online will already see Lewis Hamilton starting with some momentum. He narrowly beat teammate Nico Rosberg to win the pole position, keeping the streak of strong performances from Mercedes intact.

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel trailed behind the Mercedes pair in third, while Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas from Williams took fourth and fifth. Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen won sixth and Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo took the seventh spot.

A complete list of drivers for the Chinese Grand Prix can be found here.

While Hamilton is confident going into the Chinese Grand Prix, he said the field is strong and competition will be fierce.

“We have a tough race ahead of us — the Ferraris are strong on long-run pace — so it is not over by any means,” he said.

While the Mercedes duo earned much of the attention this week, the McLaren team also made strides. Drivers Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso earned a disappointing 17th and 18th, but have made solid progress since the start of the Formula 1 season.

“The car didn’t feel bad so it’s interesting when you find a good balance but the lap time is not there,” Button said. “We’ve made good improvements this weekend but qualifying just wasn’t for us. I’m relatively happy with the balance. Hopefully we’ll be racing the cars in front, but we hoped to be competing with them in qualifying as well.”

Fans who want to watch the Chinese Grand Prix live online can turn to NBC Sports Live Extra for streaming video of all the action. Viewers outside the United States can catch the Formula 1 race live online at Sky Sports. Formula 1 also offers live timing and statistics on its website.

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