Ferrari's Fernando Alonso roared to victory in the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix this morning, making amends for crashing out of the previous race in Malaysia.

In a dry race dictated by tyre choices and frequent pitstops, the Spaniard beat Lotus's Kimi Raikkonen by 10.1 seconds.

Lewis Hamilton completed a trio of world champions on the podium with third place for Mercedes after starting on pole. It was nail bitingly close, with reigning championship Sebastail Vettel just unable to overtake Hamilton after a late tyre change of tyres and charge.

McLaren's Jenson Button came fifth 35 seconds behind the leader.

The win was Alonso's first since Germany last July and was the 31st of his career, taking him to fourth in the all-time list alongside Britain's 1992 champion Nigel Mansell.

Vettel retained the overall lead.

THE RESULT

April 14 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix at Shanghai International Circuit on Sunday 
1.  Fernando Alonso (Spain)           Ferrari                1:36:26.945  
2.  Kimi Raikkonen (Finland)          Lotus - Renault        +00:10.168   
3.  Lewis Hamilton (Britain)          Mercedes               00:12.322    
4.  Sebastian Vettel (Germany)        RedBull - Renault      00:12.525    
5.  Jenson Button (Britain)           McLaren                00:35.285    
6.  Felipe Massa (Brazil)             Ferrari                00:40.827    
7.  Daniel Ricciardo (Australia)      Toro Rosso - Ferrari   00:42.691    
8.  Paul Di Resta (Britain)           Force India - Mercedes 00:51.084    
9.  Romain Grosjean (France)          Lotus - Renault        00:53.423    
10. Nico Huelkenberg (Germany)        Sauber - Ferrari       00:56.598    
11. Sergio Perez (Mexico)             McLaren                01:03.860    
12. Jean-Eric Vergne (France)         Toro Rosso - Ferrari   01:12.604    
13. Valtteri Bottas (Finland)         Williams - Renault     01:33.861    
14. Pastor Maldonado (Venezuela)      Williams - Renault     01:35.453    
15. Jules Bianchi (France)            Marussia - Cosworth    1 lap        
16. Charles Pic (France)              Caterham - Renault     1 lap        
17. Max Chilton (Britain)             Marussia - Cosworth    1 lap        
18. Giedo van der Garde (Netherlands) Caterham - Renault     1 lap        
r.  Nico Rosberg (Germany)            Mercedes               35 laps      
r.  Mark Webber (Australia)           RedBull - Renault      41 laps      
r.  Adrian Sutil (Germany)            Force India - Mercedes 51 laps      
r.  Esteban Gutierrez (Mexico)        Sauber - Ferrari       52 laps      
(rank: r = retired, nc = not classified) 
Fastest Lap: Sebastian Vettel,1:36.808, lap 53.