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Rivals are getting closer as inner battle intensifies at Mercedes

Mercedes’ rivals look closer to the pace this weekend in China. Back-to-back winner Lewis Hamilton was the fastest overall in Shanghai practice, but Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso was only a tenth behind.

Rivals are getting closer as inner battle intensifies at Mercedes

Mercedes’ rivals look closer to the pace this weekend in China. Back-to-back winner Lewis Hamilton was the fastest overall in Shanghai practice, but Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso was only a tenth behind.

Lotus hopes to end crisis in China

Lotus is hoping to finally get its 2014 season on track in the next two races. …

Lotus hopes to end crisis in China

Lotus is hoping to finally get its 2014 season on track in the next two races. …

Ferrari won’t be able to recover in 2014 – Malago

Giovanni Malago says it is unlikely Ferrari will recover from its competitive slump within the 2014 season.

Ferrari won’t be able to recover in 2014 – Malago

Giovanni Malago says it is unlikely Ferrari will recover from its competitive slump within the 2014 season.

Maldonado hits out at new penalty system

Pastor Maldonado has hit out at the new ‘penalty points’ system that could see him having to serve a race ban later in 2014.

Maldonado hits out at new penalty system

Pastor Maldonado has hit out at the new ‘penalty points’ system that could see him having to serve a race ban later in 2014.

Chinese GP 2014 - Practice 2 - Results

Chinese GP 2014 – Practice 2 – Results

Hamilton tops the Chinese Grand Prix second free practice on Friday afternoon.

Lewis_Hamilton-Chinese_GP-2014-T01With ambient and track temperatures slightly more elevated then this morning it was Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kvyat who set the early pace, but all had changed after the big team ventured out on the track. Sebastian Vettel had a brief stint at the top but he lost it very soon to Fernando Alonso.

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Chinese GP 2014 - Practice 1 - Results

Chinese GP 2014 – Practice 1 – Results

Alonso set the fastest time in first practice for Chinese Grand Prix.

Fernando_Alonso-Chinese_GP-2014-F02On a cold morning in Shanghai with the track temperatures of just 16′C it was Nico Rosberg who set the early pace with 1:40.840 with a mere 0.464s ahead of Fernando Alonso while Lewis Hamilton was third.

In the second half of the practice session Alonso hit the front as both Mercedes were in the pits he stopped the clock at…

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New Mercedes short noses get green light from FIA

Mercedes could pull even further clear of the field in Shanghai, after readying for its debut arguably the most expensive new front nose in F1 history.

New Mercedes short noses get green light from FIA

Mercedes could pull even further clear of the field in Shanghai, after readying for its debut arguably the most expensive new front nose in F1 history.

Lauda hits back at “taxi drivers” remarks

Niki Lauda has lashed out at Luca di Montezemolo’s claim that the 2014 rules have reduced the F1 field to little more than “taxi drivers”.

Lauda hits back at “taxi drivers” remarks

Niki Lauda has lashed out at Luca di Montezemolo’s claim that the 2014 rules have reduced the F1 field to little more than “taxi drivers”.

Alonso denies sarcastic salute gesture in Bahrain

Fernando Alonso on Thursday denied his frustration with Ferrari’s poor 2014 hit a sarcastic low recently in Bahrain.

Alonso denies sarcastic salute gesture in Bahrain

Fernando Alonso on Thursday denied his frustration with Ferrari’s poor 2014 hit a sarcastic low recently in Bahrain.

Ferrari may already be switching focus to 2015

Ferrari may already be looking to write off the 2014 title. After a bad start to the new turbo V6 era for the fabled Italian team, Ferrari is just fifth in the constructors’ championship, behind rival Mercedes and Renault-powered teams.

Ferrari may already be switching focus to 2015

Ferrari may already be looking to write off the 2014 title. After a bad start to the new turbo V6 era for the fabled Italian team, Ferrari is just fifth in the constructors’ championship, behind rival Mercedes and Renault-powered teams.

Vettel shocked by Domenicali’s exit

World champion Sebastian Vettel says he was “shocked” when he heard about Stefano Domenicali’s departure at Ferrari.

Vettel shocked by Domenicali’s exit

World champion Sebastian Vettel says he was “shocked” when he heard about Stefano Domenicali’s departure at Ferrari.

Mattiacci is going to be here for a long time – Montezemolo

Luca di Montezemolo has played down rumours Marco Mattiacci is only a stop-gap solution at the top of the Ferrari team.

Mattiacci is going to be here for a long time – Montezemolo

Luca di Montezemolo has played down rumours Marco Mattiacci is only a stop-gap solution at the top of the Ferrari team.

Active suspension could find its way back to F1

F1 could bring back highly-sophisticated ‘active suspension’ to cut costs. Reporting from Shanghai, Telegraph correspondent Daniel Johnson said the idea is among a draft proposal by the FIA after teams blocked Jean Todt’s plans for a budget cap.

Active suspension could find its way back to F1

F1 could bring back highly-sophisticated ‘active suspension’ to cut costs. Reporting from Shanghai, Telegraph correspondent Daniel Johnson said the idea is among a draft proposal by the FIA after teams blocked Jean Todt’s plans for a budget cap.

Ricciardo surprised that Lotus still struggles with Renault power unit

Daniel Ricciardo has admitted he is “surprised” Lotus is still struggling so much with its Renault engine.

Ricciardo surprised that Lotus still struggles with Renault power unit

Daniel Ricciardo has admitted he is “surprised” Lotus is still struggling so much with its Renault engine.

Marko slams aggressive Mercedes behaviour

Dr Helmut Marko has hit back at Mercedes, after the German squad this week called on the court of appeal to come down hard on Red Bull.

Marko slams aggressive Mercedes behaviour

Dr Helmut Marko has hit back at Mercedes, after the German squad this week called on the court of appeal to come down hard on Red Bull.