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Hamilton hopes 'dark cloud' over his F1 season passes soon

SHANGHAI (AP) Defending F1 champion Lewis Hamilton feels he has a ''dark cloud'' over him after his early-season struggles continued with a disappointing seventh-place finish at the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday, but the Mercedes driver is trying to stay positive with a long season ahead of him. After dominating Formula One for much of the past two seasons, Hamilton has now failed...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosberg still not thinking about title despite three straight wins

Nico Rosberg made it three out of three in 2016 with a comfortable win for Mercedes in China, opening his championship lead over teammate Lewis Hamilton to 36 points.The German's sixth consecutive Grand Prix victory was made easier by several of his main rivals hitting trouble but, aside from briefly losing the lead at the start to Daniel Ricciardo, he didn't put a foot wrong....
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosberg wins wild Chinese GP for sixth straight F1 victory

SHANGHAI (AP) Nico Rosberg of Mercedes escaped unscathed from a wild first lap at the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday, and then showed why he's the driver to beat this year in Formula One. Rosberg started on pole position and led nearly the entire race by a wide margin to extend his perfect start to the season with a third consecutive win - and his sixth straight dating back to last...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosberg wins Chinese GP for sixth straight F1 victory

SHANGHAI (AP) Nico Rosberg of Mercedes captured the Chinese Grand Prix with ease on Sunday to extend his perfect start to the Formula One season and become just the fourth driver in history to win six straight races. Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, who collided with teammate Kimi Raikkonen at the first corner, finished second, 37.7 seconds behind Rosberg, while Red Bull's Daniil Kvyat...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Nico Rosberg wins Chinese GP while crazy race breaks out behind him

Nico Rosberg dominated Sunday’s Chinese GP at the Shanghai International Circuit to get his sixth consecutive race win and third of the season.Rosberg was always the favorite to win Sunday’s Chinese GP, ever since Lewis Hamilton was forced to start from the back of the field after mechanical issues during qualifying.However, the chances of someone taking the challenge to the...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosberg takes pole at Chinese GP; Hamilton to start at back

SHANGHAI (AP) Mercedes has become used to starting on the front row after a dominant couple of years in Formula One. Not so much from the back of the field. Nico Rosberg will take the team's customary spot of pole position at the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday, but defending world champion Lewis Hamilton will have to start from the last row after an early exit from qualifying due...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosberg takes pole at Chinese GP; Hamilton to start in back

SHANGHAI (AP) Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg captured pole position for the Chinese Grand Prix, while teammate Lewis Hamilton made an early exit from Saturday's qualifying due to an engine problem and will start at the back of the field for Sunday's race. Rosberg, who won the season's opening two races, set a time of 1 minute, 35.402 seconds despite using a harder tire than his rivals...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosberg to start first for Chinese GP, Hamilton to start last

Nico Rosberg will start from pole position for Sunday’s Chinese GP, while Lewis Hamilton will start from last.Things only get better for Nico Rosberg, as he set his fastest Q2 time on soft tires while the rest of the top 10 had to use the Supersofts, which will force them to pit in the early laps of Sunday’s GP.Hamilton entered Saturday’s qualifying session with his mechanics...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamilton to start in back row at Chinese Grand Prix

SHANGHAI (AP) Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton will start at the back of the field at the Chinese Grand Prix after an engine problem with his car prevented him from setting a lap time in qualifying on Saturday. Hamilton complained about a problem with his power unit early in the session and after pitting briefly so his team could try to fix it, he encountered the same problem...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Son of F1 legend to serve at least six months in prison

A son of three-time Formula One champion Jack Brabham will serve at least six months in prison after being found guilty of the rape and indecent treatment of a young girl.Gary Thomas Brabham, a former Formula Ford and Formula 3 driver in Europe, was convicted last month in Brisbane's District Court after pleading not guilty to the charges involving a child under 12.Australian Associated...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Alonso passes final hurdle, given the all clear to race by FIA

Fernando Alonso has now been given the all-clear by the FIA to take part in the rest of the Chinese GP weekend.On Thursday, the Spaniard was given permission to drive on Friday on the provision that he was checked after FP1, in case the G-forces he was subjected to when actually driving had any impact on the rib injuries he sustained in Australia.However, the FIA notes that “in...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Williams confirms Pirelli not to blame for Massa's tire failures

Williams faced major dramas in FP1 in China on Friday after Felipe Massa suffered two left rear tire failures in quick succession, the first having pitched him into a spectacular spin.The team then sat out the remainder of the session while investigations indicated that the wheel rims had failed first, rather than the tires themselves, as a result of contact with the brake duct....
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Ferrari tops Friday practice in China, and Vettel promises more speed

Ferrari proved fastest in China on Friday, but Sebastian Vettel insisted that there's still more to come from the Maranello team.Vettel, who was just edged out by teammate Kimi Raikkonen in FP2, said he still wasn't happy with the balance of the car.“It's always our objective to go for pole, but I think it's only Friday, so I wouldn't stress too much,” he said. “I think we...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Gary Brabham to serve at least 6 months in prison

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) The son of three-time Formula One champion Jack Brabham will serve at least six months in prison after being found guilty of the rape and indecent treatment of a young girl. Gary Thomas Brabham, a former Formula Ford and Formula 3 driver in Europe, was convicted last month in Brisbane's District Court after pleading not guilty to the charges involving...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosberg sets fastest practice time at Chinese GP

SHANGHAI (AP) Mercedes drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton set the early pace at the Chinese Grand Prix on Friday with the fastest times in the first practice session. Rosberg had the quickest lap time at 1 minute, 38.037 seconds, just ahead of his teammate, Hamilton, at 1:38.183. Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel had the third-fastest time of the session, a full half-second behind...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Nico Rosberg denies that Hamilton's penalty will make his job easier

Nico Rosberg was quick to downplay Lewis Hamilton's suggestion that his grid penalty will make the German's life easier in the Chinese GP, citing the form of Ferrari and also the potential for Lewis to still challenge for victory.Hamilton said on Thursday that it is “going to be an easy weekend for Nico” on the basis that the World Champion will start at least five places behind...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Fernando Alonso cleared to race in Chinese GP

After a day of discussion between McLaren and FIA officials, the governing body has finally cleared Fernando Alonso to race in the Chinese GP.There was an extensive debate on Thursday about the paperwork and also the regulatory framework related to a driver returning from injury, with the FIA citing both its International Sporting Code as well as the F1 Sporting Regulations in its...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Lewis Hamilton faces five-place grid penalty for Chinese GP

Lewis Hamilton will have to take a five-place grid penalty at the Chinese GP after the Mercedes team changed his gearbox.Damage was discovered after the last race in Bahrain and it was decided that Shanghai was a good place to take the grid hit, given the ease of overtaking.Hamilton said he's looking forward to the challenge, and asked if his difficult start to the season reminded...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamilton faces big challenge at Chinese GP after penalty

SHANGHAI (AP) Reigning Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton will have to make up considerable ground in the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday if he's going to capture his third straight race in Shanghai and close the gap with Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in the drivers' standings. Hamilton received a five-place grid penalty in Shanghai for making an early switch of his gearbox after...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Alonso provisionally cleared for Chinese Grand Prix

SHANGHAI (AP) McLaren driver Fernando Alonso has been provisionally cleared by doctors to take part in this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix after fracturing a rib in a crash at the season-opening race in Australia. FIA doctors say the Spanish driver will have to undergo further medical tests after Friday's first practice to ensure he's fit enough to take part in the rest of the weekend...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamilton gets grid penalty at Chinese GP for gearbox change

SHANGHAI (AP) Reigning Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton must take a five grid-place penalty at this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix because of an early switch of gearbox. His Mercedes team confirmed the penalty on its Twitter feed Thursday. The previous gearbox was impacted by the first-corner collision Hamilton had at the Bahrain Grand Prix, prompting the team to make the change...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

F1 driver Nico Rosberg piloted his flight to China

Formula 1 drivers are arriving in China for this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai, and before Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg got behind the wheel to race for his sixth consecutive victory, he took a seat in the cockpit of a plane and served as the co-pilot on his flight. He was greeted at the airport by a bunch of diehard fans. In 10 career F1 races in China, Rosberg has one...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

McLaren confirms standby for Fernando Alonso in Chinese Grand Prix

McLaren has confirmed that Stoffel Vandoorne is on standby to drive in the Chinese Grand Prix, pending an FIA medical check for Fernando Alonso on Thursday morning.Vandoorne traveled to Shanghai on Tuesday, on the same plane as team boss Eric Boullier."Once again, Stoffel will be on standby until Fernando has his routine meeting with FIA doctors on Thursday," said Boullier. "And...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Lewis Hamilton remains upbeat despite frustrating start to F1 season

Lewis Hamilton insists he's not worried about having started the 2016 season with two bad races – and stresses that the fact that he has logged two podium finishes indicates that things are still going his way.The three-time World Champion has not won a race since the US GP in Austin, while teammate Nico Rosberg has now triumphed five times in a row.“It's not been a smooth start...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Racing cars and trophies among items seized from Emerson Fittipaldi

Two-time Indy 500 winner Emerson Fittipaldi is facing serious financial difficulties in Brazil, with authorities seizing trophies and racing cars from his personal museum.Among the cars seized was the one he used to win the 1993 Indy 500, as well as one driven by the Brazilian in Formula One.Fittipaldi's press office released a statement saying that the difficulties are "the result...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss
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