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The 2015 Chinese Grand Prix (formally the 2015 Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix)[1] was the third race of the 2015 Formula One season. The race was the 12th Chinese Grand Prix, with all of them being held at the Shanghai International Circuit.

After setting the fastest time in all of the free practice sessions, Lewis Hamilton took the pole for the race, assisting Mercedes in locking out the front row of the grid. Hamilton led from the start, leading all of the laps, with the exception of those on which he pitted. The race ended behind the safety car after the engine in Max Verstappen's Toro Rosso car blew up on the front straight.


BackgroundEdit

Soft "option" and medium "prime" tyres were used for the Grand Prix.[2]

The race started one hour earlier than in 2014, following the results of recommendations for Jules Bianchi's crash in the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix.[3]

Jolyon Palmer, son of Jonathan Palmer, made his free practice début, for Lotus, at the race.[4]

Entry listEdit

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W06 Hybrid Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W06 Hybrid Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Infiniti Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB11 Renault Energy F1-2015 P
26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Austria Infiniti Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB11 Renault Energy F1-2015 P
19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW37 Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW37 Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF15-T Ferrari 059/3 P
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF15-T Ferrari 059/3 P
14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren Honda McLaren MP4-30 Honda RA615H Hybrid P
22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren Honda McLaren MP4-30 Honda RA615H Hybrid P
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM08 Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM08 Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR10 Renault Energy F1-2015 P
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR10 Renault Energy F1-2015 P
8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus E23 Hybrid Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus E23 Hybrid Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
28 United Kingdom Will Stevens United Kingdom Manor Marussia F1 Team Marussia MR03 Ferrari 059/3 P
98 Spain Roberto Merhi United Kingdom Manor Marussia F1 Team Marussia MR03 Ferrari 059/3 P
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C34 Ferrari 059/3 P
12 Brazil Felipe Nasr Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C34 Ferrari 059/3 P
Free Practice 1 only
30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus E23 Hybrid Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
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Practice OverviewEdit

FP1Edit

Lewis Hamilton was fastest in the first practice session, setting a time of 1:39.033, about half a second ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg. Mercedes' close challenger Ferrari had Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Räikkönen set the third and fourth fastest times respectively. Felipe Nasr did well for Sauber by setting the fifth fastest time, while his teammate Marcus Ericsson was fourteenth ahead of Lotus' test driver Jolyon Palmer, who was fifteenth despite having a spin near the start of the session, which Hamilton, Rosberg, Vettel, Pastor Maldonado, Ericsson, Carlos Sainz, Jr. and Max Verstappen all had lurid lock-ups and a few off-track moments. Maldonado was eleventh ahead of Verstappen, and the other Toro Rosso driver Sainz finished in eighth.[5]

Daniel Ricciardo was sixth fastest in front of teammate Daniil Kvyat, and Valtteri Bottas was ninth, being just 0.001 seconds ahead of Felipe Massa, who also had a spin after going too deep at Turn 14. Jenson Button was close to the top ten for McLaren with the thirteenth fastest time, but Fernando Alonso was seventeenth between Sergio Pérez and Nico Hülkenberg respectively. Overcoming his mechanical problems from Malaysia, Will Stevens was nineteenth fastest, while teammate Roberto Merhi was in last place outside the 107% mark.[5]

FP2Edit

Hamilton was again fastest in the second practice session, with a time of 1:37.219, but Rosberg was down to fifth after going off at the final turn on his hot lap. Räikkönen was second fastest, while Vettel set the fourth fastest time, stating that he had to back off from behind Hamilton when he made "several mistakes". Ricciardo finally got into the top 3 with the third fastest time, while his teammate Kvyat was sixth after crashing at Turn 14 due to problems with his brakes. He made it back to the pits, but during a routine pit stop, his left rear brakes set on fire, and his session was over after his front wing was damaged. He was followed by Bottas, whose teammate Massa was seventeenth after having an incident at the same corner as Kvyat earlier in the session, getting sideways following his rear wing stalling while braking, and had his left front endplate come off after his front wing touched the wall, bringing the red flags out after 51 minutes.[6]

Despite not being as fast as in the first practice session, Nasr was to get into the top ten with eighth. Romain Grosjean, who was taken over by Palmer in the first session, followed with the ninth fastest time. After Ron Dennis informed observers that they will "be surprised", Button was impressively tenth, while Alonso was twelfth fastest. Maldonado was sandwiched by the two drivers. Ericsson was a bit faster, being thirteenth. Verstappen and Sainz followed him with the fourteenth and fifteenth fastest times respectively. Hülkenberg did not do so well, after suffering rising gearbox oil pressure, leaving him sixteenth, while Pérez was eighteenth with brake problems. Merhi was nineteenth, with his teammate Stevens last due to a problem with his power unit.[6]

There was a shocking moment in the session, when a man ran across the start/finish straight into the pits while several drivers were driving along, before he was arrested by the police. He was said to have wanted to take a drive in one of Ferrari's cars, and went to their garage, but was stopped by a few mechanics before he could enter.[7][8]

FP3Edit

Following the second practice session, Rosberg managed to get ahead of Räikkönen, Ricciardo and Vettel, but his time was not enough to beat Hamilton's time of 1:37.615. Behind them both was Vettel, followed by his teammate Räikkönen. Ricciardo and Kvyat were fifth and sixth fastest respectively. Sainz set the seventh fastest time, followed by Bottas, ending the consecutive matchup of drivers in the same team. Toro Rosso's other driver Verstappen was ninth fastest in his rookie year, and Grosjean completed the top ten. Massa could not improve more than eleventh while using the same front wing from Friday that got damaged in the second session, with Hülkenberg joining him in twelfth. Ericsson set a time that was faster than teammate Nasr, and were followed by Button, whose teammate Alonso could not set a time when an engine problem stopped his car during his outlap.[9]

Maldonado joined Button in sixteenth place, being followed by the other Force India driver Pérez. With no technical problems, Stevens was eighteenth fastest ahead of Merhi.[9]

Practice ResultsEdit

No Driver Team FP1 FP2 FP3
TimePosTimePosTimePos
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-Renault 1:41.029 6 1:38.311 3 1:39.020 5
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 1:40.157 3 1:38.339 4 1:38.313 3
6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 1:39.574 2 1:38.399 5 1:37.841 2
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 1:40.661 4 1:37.662 2 1:38.512 4
8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes DNP 1:39.142 9 1:39.405 10
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:41.918 14 1:39.751 13 1:39.559 13
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 1:42.141 16 1:40.868 18 1:39.781 17
12 Brazil Felipe Nasr Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:41.012 5 1:39.032 8 1:39.591 14
13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes 1:41.335 11 1:39.444 11 1:39.766 16
14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 1:42.161 17 1:39.743 12 No Time 20
19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:41.304 10 1:40.423 17 1:39.410 11
22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 1:41.845 13 1:39.275 10 1:39.694 15
26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Austria Red Bull-Renault 1:41.097 7 1:38.737 6 1:39.106 6
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes 1:42.184 18 1:40.151 16 1:39.513 12
28 United Kingdom Will Stevens United Kingdom Marussia-Ferrari 1:45.379 19 1:44.564 20 1:42.928 18
30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes 1:41.967 15 DNP DNP
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 1:41.575 12 1:39.894 14 1:39.274 9
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 1:39.033 1 1:37.219 1 1:37.615 1
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 1:41.112 8 1:39.971 15 1:39.113 7
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:41.303 9 1:38.850 7 1:39.243 8
98 Spain Roberto Merhi United Kingdom Marussia-Ferrari 1:46.443 20 1:42.973 19 1:44.956 19
Source: [10][11][12]

QualifyingEdit

Q1Edit

Vettel set the fastest time of Q1, ahead of Räikkönen. Hamilton could only manage fifth, while Rosberg was eighth. Hülkenberg, Button, Alonso, Stevens and Merhi were all eliminated at the end, with the latter two being able to get within the 107% time.[13]

Q2Edit

Unable to beat their times in Q1, Hamilton was able to get ahead of the Ferrari drivers with the fastest time of Q2, followed by Rosberg. The drivers knocked out at the end were Maldonado, Kvyat, Verstappen, Sainz and Pérez.[13]

Q3Edit

Hamilton took pole position in Q3, ahead of Rosberg, who complained after hearing that he was just 0.042 seconds behind, "Oh, come on, guys."[14] Vettel qualified third, and Massa and Bottas separated him from Räikkönen. Ricciardo followed them ahead of Grosjean. Nasr was ninth after having a broken front wing flap which decreased his downforce and made him lose about two-tenths of a second,[15] and was followed by his teammate Ericsson.[13]

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
Pos Time Pos Time Pos Time
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 51:38.285 11:36.423 11:35.782 1
2 6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 81:38.496 21:36.747 21:35.824 2
3 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 11:36.957 31:36.957 31:36.687 3
4 19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 71:38.433 51:37.357 41:36.954 4
5 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 31:38.014 61:37.763 51:37.143 5
6 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 21:37.790 41:37.109 61:37.232 6
7 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-Renault 101:38.534 71:37.939 71:37.540 7
8 8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes 41:38.209 91:38.063 81:37.905 8
9 12 Brazil Felipe Nasr Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 91:38.521 81:38.017 91:38.067 9
10 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 141:38.941 101:38.127 101:38.158 10
11 13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes 111:38.563 111:38.134 11
12 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Austria Red Bull-Renault 151:39.051 121:38.209 12
13 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 61:38.387 131:38.393 13
14 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 121:38.622 141:38.538 14
15 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 131:38.903 151:39.290 15
16 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes 161:39.216 16
17 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 171:39.276 17
18 20 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 181:39.280 18
19 28 United Kingdom Will Stevens United Kingdom Marussia-Ferrari 191:42.091 19
20 98 Spain Roberto Merhi United Kingdom Marussia-Ferrari 201:42.842 20
107% time: 1:44.327
Source: [16]

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Lewis Hamilton 2
______________ Nico Rosberg
Row 2 3 ______________
Sebastian Vettel 4
______________ Felipe Massa
Row 3 5 ______________
Valtteri Bottas 6
______________ Kimi Räikkönen
Row 4 7 ______________
Daniel Ricciardo 8
______________ Romain Grosjean
Row 5 9 ______________
Felipe Nasr 10
______________ Marcus Ericsson
Row 6 11 ______________
Pastor Maldonado 12
______________ Daniil Kvyat
Row 7 13 ______________
Max Verstappen 14
______________ Carlos Sainz, Jr.
Row 8 15 ______________
Sergio Pérez 16
______________ Nico Hülkenberg
Row 9 17 ______________
Jenson Button 18
______________ Fernando Alonso
Row 10 19 ______________
Will Stevens 20
______________ Roberto Merhi

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

As the race started, Räikkönen was able to get past both Williams drivers on the first lap to get into fourth place. Sainz later went wide and spun, having to continue in nineteenth place. Hülkenberg had to retire on lap 10 after having a problem with his gearbox.[17]

A few of the drivers, including Vettel, came for their pit stops on lap 13, but there was no chance for him to get ahead of the Mercedes drivers, as Hamilton came in on lap 14, and Rosberg took his first pit stop on lap 15, which they both came out ahead of Vettel. Later, Kvyat had to retire when his engine failed on lap 17.[17][18]

Hamilton was still leading Rosberg on lap 20, but Rosberg started complaining to the team that Hamilton was driving slowly, and later saying that he would damage his tyres if he got right behind Hamilton. As a response, the team told Hamilton to pick up the pace.[17]

When he came in for his second pit stop on lap 33, Maldonado ran too deep, but was able to keep going.[19] However, a few laps later, he had a spin, which did not stop him from retiring.[17] Things went worse for him when Button ran into the back of his car at the end of the start/finish straight on lap 49. Button was able to continue, but Maldonado was forced to retire.[19]

By lap 54, Rosberg was 10.06 seconds behind Hamilton, and 12.12 seconds ahead of Vettel, whose tyres were four laps older than the tyres of Räikkönen, who was 1.37 seconds behind on lap 54.[20] The safety car came out after Verstappen's car stopped on the start/finish straight due to engine failure. Mechanics struggled to get the car through a gap in the track barrier, eventually taking off the front wing themselves. The safety car came in at the end of the final lap, and Hamilton won the race ahead of Rosberg and Vettel.[17]

Post-raceEdit

Talking to Edwin Moses during the podium interview, Hamilton explained that the team did "a fantastic job", as well as saying that having the safety car out at a late time is "kind of an anti-climax when you have a good race like that."[21] However, he was accused by his teammate Rosberg during the press conference for what he thought was slowing down during the race.[22] Hamilton explained that "I wasn't controlling his [Nico's] race, I was controlling my own race." Rosberg then replied: "It's just now interesting to hear from you, Lewis, that you were just thinking about yourself with the pace in front, and necessarily that was compromising my race."[21] Niki Lauda responded: "Sure, everyone drives selfish. [...] What do you think these guys are here to do? I call them egocentric b******s. That is the only way to win and the only way to win the Championship, they are all the same."[23]

Button was given a five-second time penalty and two penalty points for his collision with Maldonado, and Merhi was given the same for not keeping above the needed lap time under the safety car.[24]

Meanwhile, Hamilton was criticised by Roz Hardie, the chief executive of Object, for spraying champagne in a hostess' face.[25] However, the hostess, who was named Liu Siying, defended Hamilton when she said: "It lasted for only one or two seconds, and I did not think too much about it at all. I think some foreign media are more sensitive about the topic compared to local media. I was just told by my employer to stand on the podium, and that's what I did."[26] Hamilton later explained: "This is Formula One, it's the pinnacle of motor sport and I'd just won a grand prix for the team. You should see it was a kind of a fun thing. I would never, ever intend to disrespect or try to embarrass someone like that."[27] He also explained, as shown on his BBC Sport column, "I certainly did not see it that way at the time - most people laugh if we spray them on the podium - and I was pleased to hear that the lady in question was not upset, either."[28]

ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 56 1h 39m 42.008s 1 25
2 6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 56 +0.714 2 18
3 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 56 +2.988 3 15
4 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 56 +3.835 6 12
5 19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 56 +8.544 4 10
6 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 56 +9.885 5 8
7 8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes 56 +19.008 8 6
8 12 Brazil Felipe Nasr Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 56 +22.625 9 4
9 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-Renault 56 +32.117 7 2
10 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 55 +1 Lap 10 1
11 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 55 +1 Lap 15
12 14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 55 +1 Lap 18
13 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 55 +1 Lap 14
14* 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 55 +1 Lap 17
15 28 United Kingdom Will Stevens United Kingdom Marussia-Ferrari 54 +2 Laps 19
16^ 98 Spain Roberto Merhi United Kingdom Marussia-Ferrari 54 +2 Laps 20
17 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 52 Engine 13
Ret 13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes 50 Collision 11
Ret 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Austria Red Bull-Renault 15 Engine 12
Ret 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes 9 Gearbox 16
Source: [29]

Notes:

  • * Jenson Button finished 13th, but had 5 seconds added to his race time for causing a collision with Pastor Maldonado.[24]
  • ^ Roberto Merhi had 5 seconds added to his race time for failing to stay above the required time during the safety car period.[24]

Fastest lapsEdit

Laps in the leadEdit

StintsEdit

Stint Driver Laps Total Distance
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 01 – 13 13 70.863 km
2 Germany Nico Rosberg 14 – 15 02 10.902 km
3 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 16 – 33 18 98.118 km
4 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 34 1 5.451 km
5 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 35 – 56 22 119.922 km

TotalsEdit

Pos. Driver Laps Distance
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 53 288.903 km
2 Germany Nico Rosberg 2 10.902 km
3 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 1 5.451 km

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

Drivers' World Championship
Pos. Driver Pts +/-
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 68
2 Germany Sebastian Vettel 55
3 Germany Nico Rosberg 51
4 Brazil Felipe Massa 30
5 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 24
6 Finland Valtteri Bottas 18 ▲1
7 Brazil Felipe Nasr 14 ▼1
8 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 11
9 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 6
10 France Romain Grosjean 6 ▲6
11 Netherlands Max Verstappen 6 ▼1
12 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. 6 ▼4
13 Sweden Marcus Ericsson 5 ▼1
14 Russia Daniil Kvyat 2 ▼1
15 Mexico Sergio Pérez 1 ▼1
16 United Kingdom Jenson Button 0 ▼1
17 Spain Fernando Alonso 0
18 Spain Roberto Merhi 0
19 United Kingdom Will Stevens 0
Source: [30]
Constructors' World Championship
Pos. Team Pts +/-
1 Germany Mercedes 119
2 Italy Ferrari 79
3 United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 48
4 Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 19
5 Austria Red Bull-Renault 13 ▲1
6 Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 12 ▼1
7 India Force India-Mercedes 7
8 United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes 6 ▲1
9 United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 0 ▼1
10 United Kingdom Marussia-Ferrari 0
Source: [30]

NotesEdit

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V T E 2015 Formula One Season
Teams Ferrari • Force India • Lotus • Marussia • McLaren • Mercedes • Red Bull • Sauber • Toro Rosso • Williams
Engines Ferrari • Honda • Mercedes • Renault
Drivers Ricciardo • 5 Vettel • 6 Rosberg • 7 Räikkönen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Ericsson • 11 Pérez • 12 Nasr • 13 Maldonado • 14 Alonso • 19 Massa • 20 Magnussen • 22 Button • 26 Kvyat • 27 Hülkenberg • 28 Stevens • 33 Verstappen • 44 Hamilton • 53 Rossi • 55 Sainz • 77 Bottas • 98 Merhi
Other Drivers Buemi • Celis • Daruvala • De la Rosa • Félix da Costa • Fong • Gasly • Gutiérrez • Jordá • King • Leimer • Lynn • Marciello • Palmer • Pic • Prost • Rigon • Sutil • Turvey • Vandoorne • Vergne • Wehrlein • Wolff
Cars SF15-T • VJM08 • E23 Hybrid • MR03B • MP4-30 • W06 Hybrid • RB11 • C34 • STR10 • FW37
Tyres Pirelli
Races Australia • Malaysia • China • Bahrain • Spain • Monaco • Canada • Austria • Britain • Germany • Hungary • Belgium • Italy • Singapore • Japan • Russia • United States • Mexico • Brazil • Abu Dhabi
Tests Jerez • Barcelona: 1 • 2 • 3 • Spielberg • Abu Dhabi
See also 2014 Formula One Season • 2016 Formula One Season • Category
China Chinese Grand Prix
Circuits Shanghai International Circuit (2004–present)
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Races 2004 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014 • 2015 • 2016 • 2017


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