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Daniel Ricciardo sets F1 pulses racing with masterclass in China Grand Prix| Giles Richards

The Australian showed touches of real quality to win in Shanghai but Max Verstappen is still making mistakesDaniel Ricciardo’s skill at overtaking was never in doubt but his remarkable performance in China was confirmation of just how far he is willing…

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Cal Crutchlow takes laid-back route to being the best since Barry Sheene | Richard Williams

First British rider to head the MotoGP standings for 39 years has done it on a non-works Honda and without the need for endless hours in the gymIn a universe of professional sportsmen and women happy to proclaim the incredible rigour of their winter tr…

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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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Formula One 2018: Chinese Grand Prix – live!

Updates from the race at Shanghai International CircuitFeel free to get in touch on email or via Twitter @Adam_Woolcock. 6.16am BST Good afternoon, morning, or night wherever you are. Welcome to our coverage of the 2018 Chinese Grand Prix. The key sto…

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Sebastian Vettel leads front-row lockout for Ferrari in F1 Chinese GP

• Lewis Hamilton fourth behind team-mate Valtteri Bottas• Vettel secures 52nd career pole as he bids for 50th race winSebastian Vettel claimed pole for the Chinese Grand Prix, completing an all-Ferrari front row with his team-mate Kimi Raikkonen in sec…

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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 apologises to Max Verstappen after Bahrain F1 clash

• World champion clears air with Red Bull driver before Chinese GP• Hamilton called Verstappen a ‘dickhead’ after collision last SundayLewis Hamilton has apologised to Max Verstappen in the buildup to the Chinese Grand Prix after their clash at the las…

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Efforts to facilitate more F1 overtaking find the path blocked | Giles Richards

DRS, wing designs and downforce rules reduce overtaking in a sport which needs the spectacle to keep its audienceAfter two races of the new season that promise another battle between Mercedes and Ferrari, with Red Bull yet to show their real form, Form…

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‘No phones, no GPS, no men’: The all-female off-road rally like no other

The world’s largest all-female motorsport competition draws women from across the globe to the western Sahara desert. Welcome to the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du MarocOver the course of an average year, the Sahara desert plays host to a wide variety of…

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Ferrari had pace all weekend in Bahrain and trusted star driver | Giles Richards

It was a fine race for Sebastian Vettel and his team, but Lewis Hamilton and Pierre Gasly also made their markThe Scuderia might have been fortunate to win in Melbourne but victory in Bahrain was anything but a fluke. The team had the pace all weekend …

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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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Sebastian Vettel wins in Bahrain after Kimi Raikkonen runs over mechanic

• German driver holds of Valtteri Bottas despite deteriorating tyres• Mechanic taken to hospital after collision with Raikkonen’s carSebastian Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix from pole after a tense tactical battle with Mercedes, who had tried an alt…

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Bahrain Grand Prix: F1 – live!

Lap-by-lap updates from the Bahrain Grand Prix (4.10pm BST)Alonso: ‘No regrets – I’d make the same decisions 100 times’Email or tweet Will your thoughts 5.58pm BST Full details of the race:INITIAL CLASSIFICATION (LAP 57/57)Immense pressure from Bottas,…

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Fernando Alonso: ‘No regrets – I’d make the same decisions 100 times’

He is happy now McLaren are allied to Renault but the 2005 and 2006 F1 champion has had a difficult decade. Still, he believes he has always made the right call given the situationFernando Alonso has so often presented a stern grimace for the past thre…

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Sebastian Vettel takes pole for resurgent Ferrari at F1’s Bahrain GP

• Vettel and Raikkonen lock out front of grid at Sakhir circuit• Lewis Hamilton fourth fastest but will start ninth after penaltySebastian Vettel qualified in pole position for the Bahrain Grand Prix after a dominant performance for Ferrari, with his t…

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F1 teams give thumbs-up to cheaper, simpler and louder engines

• Liberty Media plans cost cap and balanced revenue distribution• Kimi Raikkonen tops second practice for Bahrain Grand PrixProposals for the future of Formula One including a cost cap and louder engines were received with general approval when present…

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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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Jim Clark, the indecisive farmer who was transformed behind a wheel | Richard Williams

The Scottish Formula One double world champion, who died 50 years ago, was modest and unpretentious but a supreme competitor on the trackJim Clark was almost certainly the only Formula One world champion as comfortable with a shepherd’s crook as with a…

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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…