Lewis Hamilton continued Mercedes' performance advantage in recent years in Austin by putting himself on pole position for the 81st time in his career.
Lewis Hamilton mastered difficult conditions to grab pole ahead of title rival Sebastian Vettel and surprise package Force India.
Lewis Hamilton was the quickest man around the Shanghai International Circuit during both 90-minute practice sessions on Friday.
Sebastian Vettel has defended remarks made by Lewis Hamilton in which the Briton labelled Max Verstappen a "d***head" following the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton has been handed a five-place grid penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change ahead of the 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix.
Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff says that a software glitch cost his driver, Lewis Hamilton, victory in the season-opening race in Australia over the weekend.
Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari have made use of a safety car period to win the 2018 Australian Grand Prix ahead of Lewis Hamilton.
Lewis Hamilton has stormed to pole position at the 2018 Australian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes have staked their claim ahead of the 2018 Formula One season by setting the fastest time in both Friday practice sessions.
Highlights from Thursday's driver press conference ahead of the opening round of the 2018 Formula One season.