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Mar 29

F1: Ferrari’s Alonso Takes Impressive Fourth Despite Damaged Car

Fernando Alonso races to a fourth during a wet qualifying session at Sepang. (Photo: Getty Images)

races to a fourth during a wet qualifying session at . (Photo: Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso repaid the hard work of the Ferrari mechanics by earning fourth place on the grid after a collision with in Q2.

Alonso suffered left front suspension damage, but the team managed to replace the broken part and get him out shortly after the session restarted.

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Mar 29

F1: Mercedes’ Hamilton Takes Pole At Malaysian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton drives during a wet qualifying session at Sepang. (Photo: Getty Images)

drives during a wet qualifying session at . (Photo: Getty Images)

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix on Saturday to tie the record for most qualifying wins by a British driver in Formula One.

Tropical rains delayed the start of qualifying for 50 minutes, but even the wet track at the Sepang International Circuit could not prevent Mercedes continuing the dominance it had shown all weekend as Hamilton made it back-to-back poles to start the new season.

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Mar 29

F1: Mercedes Dominates Free Practice Sessions In Malaysia

Nico Rosberg drives during practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang. (Photo: Getty Images)

drives during practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix at . (Photo: Getty Images)

Mercedes drivers set the two fastest times in Saturday’s pre-qualifying practice session at the Malaysian Grand Prix, showing they are the team to beat again for pole position and in Sunday’s race.

Nico Rosberg, who won the season-opener in Australia, led the way with a time of 1 minute, 39.008 seconds at the Sepang International Circuit, a quarter of a second ahead of teammate .

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Mar 28

Takuma Sato tops day one of practice at St. Pete

On opening day of practice at St. Pete, Takuma Sato placed third and then first, respectively, in the opening two practice sessions. (Photo: Getty Images)

placed third and then first, respectively, in the opening two practice sessions at St. Pete. (Photo: Getty Images)

Takuma Sato was third fastest in opening practice in St. Petersburg this morning, then was able to move up two markers during second practice, topping the timing sheets by 0.05 seconds over . Will Power got the top spot for Chevrolet, again, in third.

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Mar 28

Lotus Endures Disastrous First Day In Malaysia

Romain Grosjean's Lotus is removed from the track after breaking down during practice. (Photo: Getty Images)

’s is removed from the track after breaking down during practice. (Photo: Getty Images)

 

Lotus endured another disastrous day in as failed to log a lap time.

Maldonado did only two installation laps in the morning before he was forced to park the car, and a power unit change – including key components such as the V6, the turbo and the motor generator units – meant that he could not run in the afternoon.

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