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Lewis Hamilton under pressure to close gap on Ferrari at Chinese Grand Prix

• Mercedes driver led Kimi Raikkonen in second F1 practice• ‘Ferrari are going to be hard to beat in Shanghai,’ says HamiltonFine margins make the difference in Formula One and, gratifyingly for the Chinese Grand Prix, the differential at the front of …

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Lewis Hamilton says rapport with Mercedes must improve before China

• ‘We have to sit down and discuss the last two races,’ says Briton• Communication problems cost Hamilton in Bahrain and MelbourneLewis Hamilton has warned that he and his Mercedes team must improve communication after his third?place finish at the Bah…

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Lewis Hamilton delays decision on F1 future until Liberty reveals plans

• World champion stalls on contract until hearing owner’s blueprint• ‘The cool thing is they’re looking into making it more of a spectacle’Lewis Hamilton says he is waiting for Formula One’s owner to reveal its plans before making any decision on conti…

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Expect Mercedes to step up in Bahrain and give F1 rivals a sterner test | Giles Richards

The misjudgments that hindered Lewis Hamilton in Melbourne are unlikely to be repeated in a Bahrain race that should tell us more about the credentials of Ferrari and Red BullIn Bahrain this weekend, Mercedes will be confident they have eradicated the …

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Lewis Hamilton wary of ‘rapid’ Ferrari for Bahrain Grand Prix

F1 driver says Ferrari will have advantages on Bahrain circuit‘It was not easy to pull away from Raikkonen in early stages’Lewis Hamilton has warned that he expects Ferrari to be very strong at the next round of the Formula One world championship in Ba…

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Mercedes rue missed Melbourne chance but Red Bull and McLaren have hope | Giles Richards

Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen showed Red Bull can be a force while Fernando Alonso gave McLaren reason to be cheerfulThe Mercedes team will leave Australia ruing their failure to gain a season?opening victory that was there for the taking but the…

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Lewis Hamilton rues Mercedes error that cost him Australian Grand Prix win

• Sebastian Vettel won after taking advantage of virtual safety car• Mercedes data told Hamilton not to open greater leadLewis Hamilton said he would prefer to trust his racer’s instinct rather than instruction from his Mercedes team after they admitte…

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Imperious Lewis Hamilton has Formula One history in his sights

The defending champion has all the tools for a fifth world title but Sebastian Vettel will never shy away from a fightReading too much into the results of Sunday’s opening grand prix in Australia could be a dangerous game. Albert Park is not typical of…

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Lewis Hamilton accuses F1 of lacking diversity before Australian GP

‘Nothing’s changed in 11 years I’ve been here,’ says world championHamilton hits back at Nico Rosberg’s comments about his focusLewis Hamilton has accused Formula One of lacking diversity before the opening race of the new season in Melbourne. Shortly …

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Mercedes confidence is an ominous sign after Barcelona F1 testing | Giles Richards

Mercedes look like being the team to beat again, while Ferrari and McLaren both have much work to doThe dominant force in F1 for the past four years, Mercedes appear to show no sign of relinquishing their stranglehold. Last year’s championship-winning …

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Red Bull’s Christian Horner lends support to F1 testing in Bahrain

• Snow in Barcelona means a day of testing is lost• Horner: ‘Anywhere would be better than sitting in the snow’Formula One lost a day of testing here because of the cold weather that has engulfed Europe. With only eight practice days to shake down the …

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Toto Wolff defends putting Mercedes’ interests ahead of F1 competition

• Team director rejects Ecclestone’s claim on lack of close racing• Claire Williams pledges support for financial balanceToto Wolff has defended the Mercedes team’s recent dominance in Formula One as fulfilling his commitment to Mercedes and its person…

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Toto Wolff defends putting Mercedes’ interests ahead of F1 competition

• Team director rejects Ecclestone’s claim on lack of close racing• Claire Williams pledges support for financial balanceToto Wolff has defended the Mercedes team’s recent dominance in Formula One as fulfilling his commitment to Mercedes and its person…

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Lewis Hamilton prepared for F1 rivalry with Sebastian Vettel to become spikier

• ‘I don’t play mind games, I just drive faster’ says champion • Mercedes’ Toto Wolff condemns new halo cockpit safety deviceLewis Hamilton has warned his relationship with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel could deteriorate in this year’s Formula One world c…

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McLaren would welcome back Lewis Hamilton if Mercedes deal ends

• Zak Brown says any team would want Hamilton, ‘including us’• Four-times world champion’s Mercedes contract ends this seasonLewis Hamilton could have his pick of the teams in Formula One should he not renew his contract with Mercedes, the McLaren exec…

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Mercedes’ Toto Wolff says female-only series will harm women’s F1 chances

• Comments come as plans emerge for inaugural women-only series in 2019 • Wolff says event is ‘giving up on the mission’ of women competing in F1Toto Wolff, the Mercedes F1 executive director, believes a single-gender motor racing championship would “u…

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F1 2017: from Hamilton versus Vettel to McLaren; the season’s best and worst | Giles Richards

The Briton had to be at his best to shake off Ferrari rival and seal fourth title, Force India and Max Verstappen showed mettle but some changes are needed in 2018Lewis Hamilton produced an exceptional performance to secure his fourth – and what he adm…

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Valtteri Bottas ends F1 season with victory at Abu Dhabi GP

• Finn beats world champion Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton into second• Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel finishes a distant third at Yas Marina circuitValtteri Bottas brought the 2017 Formula One season to a close with an untroubled win at the Abu Dh…

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Hamilton and Vettel whet appetite for 2018 but guns spell danger for Brazil GP | Giles Richards

The F1 world champion proved his hunger remains while Ferrari fought back but Valtteri Bottas, the quality of racing and the future of the Brazilian Grand Prix are a concernAfter making his only major error of the season with a crash in qualifying at t…

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McLaren cancel Interlagos testing after F1 Brazilian GP security lapses

• Pirelli and Mercedes staff among those targeted in five separate incidents• McLaren and Pirelli decide not to keep staff in São Paulo for week of testingA Formula One test involving McLaren at Interlagos has been cancelled following harrowing securit…