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F1 News Daniel Ricciardo opens up on how Red Bull contract changes with Chinese Grand Prix win
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DANIEL RICCIARDO admitted he has strengthened his bargaining position with Red Bull by winning the Chinese Grand Prix.

Ricciardo started sixth after a miraculous engine rebuild saw him only just squeak into qualifying at all. But the Australian pitted behind the safety car while the leaders stayed out and found himself on fresh rubber in the closing stages of the race.

Ricciardo sliced through the field to claim the sixth victory of his career in impressive fashion. The 28-year-old is in...
F1 News Daniel Ricciardo wins Chinese GP after series of overtakes
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Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo took a sensational victory in the Chinese Grand Prix as a chaotic final 20 laps threw the championship wide open.

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas, who finished second, is only five behind the Briton, and Ricciardo a further three behind the Finn.
DANIEL Ricciardo left everyone with their jaws on the floor at the Chinese Grand Prix after surging ahead of the pack with three stunning overtakes.
The Aussie F1 ace left Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and...
F1 News Vettel snatches pole from Raikkonen
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Sebastian Vettel clinched his fourth career pole in China after pipping Kimi Raikkonen by 0.087 seconds at the Shanghai International Circuit.

Raikkonen was on provisional pole once again heading into the final flying laps of Q3, but Vettel went quickest of all in the third and final sector to bag the 52nd pole of his career.

Mercedes were outpaced and outclassed by the Scuderia, but Valtteri Bottas got the better of Lewis Hamilton and the Silver Arrows duo will line up P3 and P4...
F1 News FP2: Hamilton pips rivals in Shanghai
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Lewis Hamilton continued to set the pace at the Shanghai International Circuit as just a tenth separated the top four in China.

Hamilton finished top of the pile with a 1:33.482, but Kimi Raikkonen was only 0.007 seconds off the pace in P2 and Bottas just 0.33 seconds back in P3.

Sebastian Vettel was also in close quarters in P4 and just a tenth behind his major title rival.

Max Verstappen was cut a little adrift in P5 by being three tenths off Hamilton's pace, while Nico...
F1 News Ricciardo: I’d have ‘definitely gone’ for Vettel overtake
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Daniel Ricciardo has said he would have "100 per cent" gone for an attempted overtake on Sebastian Vettel at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Valtteri Bottas opted not to try and squeeze past the race leader in the dying stages of a thrilling race at the Bahrain International Circuit, with one pundit suggesting the Finn "bottled" the opportunity to win.

If he was in that situation, Ricciardo said he would have had no hesitation in launching an attack on his former team-mate.

"I definitely...
Cigarini recovering in hospital after surgery
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Kimi Raikkonen’s mechanic Francesco Cigarini says the surgery for the double leg break he suffered in Bahrain went “OK”.

Cigarini, an experienced member of Raikkonen’s pit crew, was hit during a botched pit stop in Sunday night’s Bahrain Grand Prix.

As Raikkonen pulled away from his pit box, given the green light to do so, Cigarini and another mechanic were still busy changing his rear left tyre with Cigarini standing in front of the wheel.

He was hit by the Finn with footage...
F1 News Race: Vettel wins with Ferrari one-stop soft strategy
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Sebastian Vettel beat Valtteri Bottas in a nail-biting finish to the Bahrain Grand Prix, a race that saw Lewis Hamilton recover to third and a double DNF for Red Bull.

After the bore-fest that was Australia, Bahrain delivered in both picturesque setting and drama from start to finish.

Pole sitter Sebastian Vettel set himself up for a second win of this season with a clinical start, unchallenged off the line by either Kimi Raikkonen or Valtteri Bottas. Instead the two Finns were left...
Vettel bags pole; Verstappen crashes out
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Sebastian Vettel clinched pole ahead of the 200th race start of his career after Max Verstappen crashed out in Q1 in Bahrain.

An error from Vettel put team-mate Kimi Raikkonen on provisional pole, but the German responded well with his final attacking lap to secure his 51st career pole and first since Mexico last year by 0.143 seconds.

Raikkonen locked out the front row for Ferrari, with Valtteri Bottas 0.166 seconds off the pace in third. Lewis Hamilton could only secure P4...
No change as overtaking meeting fails to reach consensus
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Formula 1 will not implement any changes, at least not this season or the next, to improve overtaking after the teams failed to reach an agreement in Bahrain.

The team principals met with the FIA in Bahrain on Saturday to discuss the sport’s lack of overtaking.

The FIA had called the emergency meeting after the season-opening Australian Grand Prix saw just five overtakes after the opening lap.

Motorsport’s governing body put a proposal on the table that included bigger DRS flaps...
Test your Bahrain Grand Prix knowledge
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Question 1

When did the Bahrain join the F1 calendar?
Answers 2006 2002 or 2004?

Question 2

How many times has Fernando Alonso won the Bahrain Grand Prix
Answers 2,1 or 3 times

Question 3

Which driver is missing from the podium back in 2016 at Bahrain
Answers Kimi RÄIKKÖNEN, Sebastian Vettel or Daniel Ricciardo

Question 4

How many times has Ferrari won the...
Vettel: You stop ‘when you’re too slow’
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Sebastian Vettel says he'll walk away from Formula 1 when he is either too slow, or not passionate enough about the sport.

This weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix marks the German's 200th grand prix start, putting him in an elite club.

However, unlike the last driver who reached 200 – Nico Rosberg – Vettel, 30, has no plans to quit F1 any time soon.
"No, you just give up when you're too slow," he told Corriere Della Serra when asked if there was a right age to stop racing.
"Or when you...
Five-place grid penalty for Hamilton
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Lewis Hamilton will only be able to start Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix no higher than P6 after picking up a five-place grid penalty for a gearbox change.

According to Mercedes, the Brit picked up a hydraulic leak at the Australian Grand Prix and was fortunate to finish the race with it, and mechanics have been unable to repair the gearbox for it to last a six-race cycle.
Hamilton's team-mate Valtteri Bottas has also changed his gearbox for this weekend, but as he picked up his gearbox...



Championship standings

POS Driver Points
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Valtteri Bottas
3 Sebastian Vettel
4 Max Verstappen
Red Bull
5 Charles Leclerc
POS Team Points
1 Mercedes 338
2 Ferrari 198
3 Red Bull 137
4 McLaren 40
5 Renault 32