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Hamilton claims victory in F1's 1,000th race

(CNN)Lewis Hamilton ensured the 1,000th race in Formula One history offered up a familiar recent tale as the Mercedes driver outpaced teammate Valtteri Bottas to claim victory at the China GP.Hamilton passed Bottas, who began the race on pole, at the first corner and held on to the lead until the very end.Visit CNN.com/Sport for more news, features and videoThe victory at the Shanghai International Circuit is the 75th of Hamilton's career, his second of the 2019 season and sees him edge clear at the top of the driver standings for the first time this year.Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, who many expected to challenge Hamilton this year, could only finish third behind Bottas. With just three races of the season gone, the German driver is alread ...