Formula One: Hamilton wins Chinese GP in Mercedes one-two, Alonso third

Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain drives during the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International circuit, April 20, 2014. Lewis Hamilton completed a hat-trick of wins by leading a Mercedes one-two in the Chinese Formul
Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain drives during the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International circuit, April 20, 2014. Lewis Hamilton completed a hat-trick of wins by leading a Mercedes one-two in the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
First-placed Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain (Left) and second-placed teammate Nico Rosberg of Germany spray champagne as they celebrate after the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit April 20, 2014. Lewis
First-placed Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain (Left) and second-placed teammate Nico Rosberg of Germany spray champagne as they celebrate after the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit April 20, 2014. Lewis Hamilton completed a hat-trick of wins by leading a Mercedes one-two in the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
First-placed Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain (Center) gestures as he stands in his car to celebrate his win after the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit April 20, 2014. Lewis Hamilton completed a hat-tri
First-placed Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain (Center) gestures as he stands in his car to celebrate his win after the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit April 20, 2014. Lewis Hamilton completed a hat-trick of wins by leading a Mercedes one-two in the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain (Center) celebrates besides second-placed Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Nico Rosberg of Germany (Left) and third-placed Scuderia Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain (R) on the podium after win
Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain (Center) celebrates besides second-placed Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Nico Rosberg of Germany (Left) and third-placed Scuderia Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain (R) on the podium after winning the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 20, 2014. Lewis Hamilton completed a hat-trick of wins by leading a Mercedes one-two in the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday. -- PHOTO: AFP
Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates on the finish line with his pit crew after winning the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 20, 2014. Lewis Hamilton completed a hat-trick of wins by leading a Mercedes
Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates on the finish line with his pit crew after winning the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 20, 2014. Lewis Hamilton completed a hat-trick of wins by leading a Mercedes one-two in the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday. -- PHOTO: AFP
Mercedes Formula One drivers, winner Lewis Hamilton of Britain (Left) and second-placed Nico Rosberg of Germany (Right), spray champagne on the podium during the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International circuit, April 20, 2014. Lewis Hamil
Mercedes Formula One drivers, winner Lewis Hamilton of Britain (Left) and second-placed Nico Rosberg of Germany (Right), spray champagne on the podium during the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International circuit, April 20, 2014. Lewis Hamilton completed a hat-trick of wins by leading a Mercedes one-two in the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - Lewis Hamilton completed a hat-trick of wins by leading a Mercedes one-two in the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday.

German team-mate Nico Rosberg followed the Briton home for the third race in a row to retain the overall lead in the championship with 79 points, four points ahead of Hamilton.

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, last year's winner in Shanghai, finished third and is also third overall on 41 points.

Victory from pole position was the 25th of Hamilton's career, pulling him level with Niki Lauda and the late Jim Clark in the all-time list of winners, and the first time the 2008 champion had won three races in a row.