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Lewis Hamilton urges Mercedes to step up F1 title fight with Ferrari

• ‘The key is to deliver near perfect weekends,’ says Englishman• Ferrari principal Mattia Binotto says team orders will continueLewis Hamilton believes Mercedes will have to operate with maximum effort to maintain a competitive edge in their fight wit…

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Ferrari defend team order favouring Vettel in futile pursuit of Hamilton

• Charles Leclerc told to let Sebastian Vettel past in Chinese GP• Team principal Mattia Binotto says ‘we tried and it didn’t work’Ferrari defended their use of team orders in China, despite the decision failing to make any difference to their finishin…

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Lewis Hamilton cruises to secure sixth F1 Chinese Grand Prix

Mercedes driver overtakes teammate Bottas on lap oneFinn finishes second for one-two ahead of VettelLewis Hamilton took victory at the Chinese Grand Prix, a win which puts him in the lead of the Formula One world championship for the first time this se…

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Ross Brawn: ‘We want innovation in F1 without becoming gimmicky’

Formula One’s sporting director talks about his unquenchable love for the sport and the daunting tasks ahead of himRoss Brawn has spent a remarkable career in Formula One relentlessly looking forward. In a febrile paddock all that mattered was the next…

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Every F1 race is a thriller says FIA chief Jean Todt before 1,000th GP

As the Chinese Grand Prix marks a milestone moment, the FIA president insists the motor racing that ‘creates the most emotion and excitement is still Formula One’For Jean Todt “F1 is like a thriller”, the president of the Fédération Internationale de l…

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Lewis Hamilton blocks out F1 party to focus on Chinese GP success

• Shanghai grand prix will be F1’s 1,000th race• Mercedes driver says milestone is an ‘irrelevant figure’Lewis Hamilton is in no mood for any distractions from the defence of his title, even as Formula One prepares to celebrate the 1,000th world champi…

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Daniel Ricciardo wins Chinese Grand Prix as Verstappen clips Vettel

Ricciardo grabs first win of the season as Vettel faltersLewis Hamilton finishes fourth as Valtteri Bottas grabs secondDaniel Ricciardo won the Chinese Grand Prix for Red Bull from sixth on the grid after a remarkable late charge through the field, whe…

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Lewis Hamilton leads from start to finish to win Chinese F1 GP

  • Mercedes driver caps dominant weekend to move joint top in title race
  • Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel second in Shanghai to be tied with Hamilton

There can be but one winner and in China it was Lewis Hamilton. But Shanghai had a double act in his wake that at times took the breath away.

Hamilton won with another exemplary drive at a circuit where he has enjoyed so much success but behind him the young pretender and a wily world champion were throwing their steeds about with an abandon that will have allayed much of the concern about the new-look Formula One. Potential flaws in the formula had dominated discussion after the first round in Melbourne and it is still early days, but here any fears that overtaking would prove impossible with the new regulations were given short shrift by an absolutely storming drive from the back by Max Verstappen in the Red Bull to take third and from Sebastian Vettel, who battled back with some show-stopping passes to secure second in the Ferrari.

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Ferrari’s F1 resurgence rekindles Lewis Hamilton’s love of high-speed duels

• Mercedes driver raring to go at Chinese Grand Prix
• Bad weather curtails Friday practice but race not in doubt

There were times recently when, despite a dominant car and two Formula One world championships, it appeared Lewis Hamilton was not taking much pleasure in climbing behind the wheel. The battle with his former friend Nico Rosberg was marked by ill-temper and the dynamic between him and his team was strained. The lack of competition from the rest of the grid had made the title fight a personal and internal battle at Mercedes for three years. Not anymore. Ferrari’s resurgence has re-energised the fight, united the team and has Hamilton raring to go again.

The enthusiasm for a proper inter-team battle is more than shared by Hamilton. In China, having started the season solidly beaten into second place by Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in Australia, the overwhelming impression from the three-times world champion was one of pleasure at the challenge presented by defeat.

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Ferrari’s F1 resurgence rekindles Lewis Hamilton’s love of high-speed duels

• Mercedes driver raring to go at Chinese Grand Prix
• Bad weather curtails Friday practice but race not in doubt

There were times recently when, despite a dominant car and two Formula One world championships, it appeared Lewis Hamilton was not taking much pleasure in climbing behind the wheel. The battle with his former friend Nico Rosberg was marked by ill-temper and the dynamic between him and his team was strained. The lack of competition from the rest of the grid had made the title fight a personal and internal battle at Mercedes for three years. Not anymore. Ferrari’s resurgence has re-energised the fight, united the team and has Hamilton raring to go again.

The enthusiasm for a proper inter-team battle is more than shared by Hamilton. In China, having started the season solidly beaten into second place by Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in Australia, the overwhelming impression from the three-times world champion was one of pleasure at the challenge presented by defeat.

Continue reading…

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Ferrari’s F1 resurgence rekindles Lewis Hamilton’s love of high-speed duels

• Mercedes driver raring to go at Chinese Grand Prix
• Bad weather curtails Friday practice but race not in doubt

There were times recently when, despite a dominant car and two Formula One world championships, it appeared Lewis Hamilton was not taking much pleasure in climbing behind the wheel. The battle with his former friend Nico Rosberg was marked by ill-temper and the dynamic between him and his team was strained. The lack of competition from the rest of the grid had made the title fight a personal and internal battle at Mercedes for three years. Not anymore. Ferrari’s resurgence has re-energised the fight, united the team and has Hamilton raring to go again.

The enthusiasm for a proper inter-team battle is more than shared by Hamilton. In China, having started the season solidly beaten into second place by Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in Australia, the overwhelming impression from the three-times world champion was one of pleasure at the challenge presented by defeat.

Continue reading…