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Hamilton: 2018 title would mean more in face of challengers

Lewis Hamilton admits “it would mean even more” to win the drivers’ championship this season given the level of opposition Mercedes is facing from Ferrari and Red Bull. Sebastian Vettel took pole position for the second race in a row at the Chinese Grand Prix but it was Daniel Ricciardo who secured … F1

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Hamilton: Mercedes second or third fastest team

Lewis Hamilton believes Mercedes could be as low as the third-fastest team in Formula 1 at the moment after failing to win any of the first three races of the season. Valtteri Bottas looked well-placed to take victory in the Chinese Grand Prix after snatching track position from polesitter Sebastian Vettel during the first round of pit stops, but Red ...

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Mercedes needs its A-game in China, warns Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes needs to be at the top of its game for the Chinese Grand Prix despite topping both Friday practice sessions. Comfortably quickest in FP1, Hamilton was just 0.007s clear of Kimi Raikkonen in the second practice session, with Sebastian Vettel in fourth place als… F1

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Hamilton quickest ahead of Räikkönen in first practice for Chinese Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton finished more than three tenths of a second ahead of Kimi Räikkönen as practice for the Chinese Grand Prix got underway at the Shanghai International Circuit. The Mercedes driver set his quickest lap on Pirelli’s soft tyres, while Räikkönen needed the ultrasoft compound, two steps softer in the tyre manufacturer’s… News feed

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Hamilton quickest in FP2 in Shanghai as Räikkönen closes in

Lewis Hamilton continued to set the pace in practice ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix, but after enjoying a comfortable gap to rivals in first practice, the second session saw the Mercedes driver pressured as he outpaced Ferrari’s Kimi Räikkönen by just seven thousandths of a second. In the morning session at the Shanghai Internation… News feed

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Hamilton seeks out Verstappen after Bahrain clash

Lewis Hamilton sought out Max Verstappen for a handshake on Thursday at the Chinese Grand Prix to move on from their clash in Bahrain. Verstappen attempted to overtake Hamilton into Turn 1 early in the race but failed to get the move done clearly, with contact occurring when Verstappen looked to r… F1

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Hamilton tops FP1 as Mercedes starts strongly

Lewis Hamilton set the pace in the opening practice session for the Chinese Grand Prix as Mercedes started the weekend strongly. With Pirelli bringing the medium, soft and ultrasoft tires – a step in compound for the first time this season – the teams took different strategies to FP1 and Mercedes used the softs for its best laps, with Hamilton ...

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Hamilton says Verstappen move lacked respect

Lewis Hamilton says Max Verstappen’s overtaking move during the Bahrain Grand Prix lacked respect after the pair made contact leading to the Red Bull’s retirement. Verstappen was attempting to overtake Hamilton into Turn 1 at the start of the second lap and had pulled completely alongside at the apex of the corner, but the Red Bull’s left rear made contact ...

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Hamilton concerned about gap to Ferrari

Lewis Hamilton believes Mercedes faces still opposition at the Bahrain Grand Prix after ending FP2 over half a second adrift of Ferrari. Kimi Raikkonen set the pace in the second practice session under lights, the only running in representative conditions as it took place at the same time a… F1

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