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Apr 20

F1: Alonso Gives Ferrari A Boost With Third

Fernando Alonso celebrates on the podium after finishing third in the Chinese Grand Prix. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

celebrates on the podium after finishing third in the Chinese Grand Prix. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Fernando Alonso gave new boss Marco Mattiacci the perfect welcome by taking a hard-earned third place in China, on a day when teammate Kimi Raikkonen finished a distant eighth.

It was Ferrari’s first podium finish of the season.

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Apr 20

F1: Hamilton Dominates Chinese GP To Earn Third Straight Victory

Lewis Hamilton earned his third straight victory thanks to a dominant performance in Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

earned his third straight victory thanks to a dominant performance in Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton captured his third straight Formula One race with ease on Sunday, leading from start to finish to win the Chinese Grand Prix.

Mercedes showed again that it’s in a different class from its rivals, with Hamilton’s teammate taking second place — the third time in four races this season the pair have finished one-two.

“This is a team on a roll, that’s for sure,” Hamilton said. “I’m going to be working hard, we’re going to keep working hard because obviously the others are pushing to catch us.”

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Apr 19

F1: Hamilton Masters Wet Conditions To Capture Pole Position In China

Lewis Hamilton drives during qualifying ahead of Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

drives during qualifying ahead of Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton maintained Mercedes’ perfect record in qualifying this season, holding off the two Red Bulls to capture his third pole position of the campaign on Saturday at the rainy Chinese Grand Prix.

Hamilton broke the record for most poles by a British driver in Formula One and put himself in position for a third consecutive race victory on Sunday. Red Bull driver was about 0.6 seconds off the pace in second place, with teammate qualifying third.

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Apr 18

Ferrari finds some pace in China

Ferrari sits fifth in the constructors' standings entering the Chinese GP. (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

sits fifth in the constructors’ standings entering the . (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

topped FP1 and was second to in FP2 in China today as Ferrari showed a marked improvement in form.

While the car’s ultimate lap time may have been flattered by the team’s chosen fuel load, there were nevertheless genuine signs of an upturn.

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Apr 17

Alonso cautious on Ferrari leadership change

Fernando Alonso sits fourth in the driver standings entering this weekend's Chinese GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

sits fourth in the driver standings entering this weekend’s . (Photo: Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso appeared to be distinctly underwhelmed with this week’s management changes at when speaking about it for the first time.

Alonso said he had not yet spoken to Marco Mattiacci, the road car executive who has replaced , and surprisingly he seemed not to know if his new boss would be present this weekend.

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