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‘The celebrity was not to blame,’ but someone could have gotten hurt

'The celebrity was not to blame,' but someone could have gotten hurt.

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'I felt a loss of power and I thought the race was done. I got home just using six gears.'

Daniel Ricciardo brought back memories of Formula One great Michael Schumacher in his prime on Sunday as the Australian nursed a wounded Red Bull to Monaco Grand Prix victory in the team's 250th race. Winning from pole position for the first time in his career, Ricciardo drove for nearly two thirds of the race with a car down on power due to problems that emerged on lap 28.

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Bottas' second place earns Mercedes a one-two finish

Lewis Hamilton won the Spanish Grand Prix in a commanding Mercedes one-two on Sunday to stretch his Formula One lead over Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, who finished fourth, to 17 points. The victory, in a race that stayed dry despite the threat of rain, was the Briton's second of the season, 64th of his career and third at the Circuit de Catalunya. It also set a record, one that Hamilton had previously shared with seven times champion Michael Schumacher, of 41 wins from pole position.

He take slight point lead over Vettel as two Red Bull cars collide

Lewis Hamilton celebrated one of the luckiest wins of his career on Sunday after a crash-strewn and chaotic Azerbaijan Grand Prix that catapulted him into the lead of the Formula One world championship.

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The smile was broader than ever as Daniel Ricciardo savored a surprise Chinese Grand Prix victory in his own inimitable fashion on Sunday. After chugging champagne out of his sweaty boot in a trademark podium 'shoey' celebration as watching mechanics cheered, the beaming and slightly tearful Australian contemplated an astonishing turn of events.

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"Ferrari were just way too quick," said Red Bull’s Max Verstappen

Ferrari made Formula One rivals sit up and take notice after an ominous show of speed in qualifying for Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix. World championship leader Sebastian Vettel took pole position with a lap more than half a second faster than that of Valtteri Bottas, the fastest of the two Mercedes drivers in third place. The German's best time of one minute, 31.095 seconds -- a Shanghai circuit record -- turned up the heat on a chilly afternoon with Finnish team mate Kimi Raikkonen joining him o

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Vettel leads Hamilton by 17 points after 2 of 21 races

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel held on by the skin of his teeth to win a tense Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix in his 200th race start on Sunday. His tires fading, the championship leader took the checkered flag only 0.6 seconds clear of Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas, who piled the pressure on in the final 10 laps. Bottas's team mate and reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton, who had started ninth after a five-place grid penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change, finished third.

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Ferrari finishes first and third, with a Mercedes in between

Sebastian Vettel made full use of the virtual safety car to sneak in front of Lewis Hamilton and hold off the frustrated champion to win Formula One's season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Sunday.

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Raikkonen sits in second; Vettel in third

MELBOURNE - Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton roared to a record seventh pole at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Saturday, blitzing the field with a searing lap in his Mercedes at Albert Park. The Briton flew around the lakeside circuit in one minute, 21.164 seconds with his final effort, leaving a yawning gap of 0.664 seconds to Ferrari's second fastest Kimi Raikkonen. Four-times champion Sebastian Vettel was third fastest for Ferrari but Hamilton was in a class of his own.

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Four-time champions make nice ahead of Australian Grand Prix opener

The tension of a rivalry that produced road rage and acrimony between Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel in 2017 was absent on Thursday as the four-time Formula One champions made nice before this weekend's season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

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It's unveiled on same day as Lewis Hamilton's new Mercedes

It's unveiled on same day as Lewis Hamilton's new Mercedes

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"Mercedes power is definitely better than Ferrari power," said Hamilton after the race.

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The Ferrari driver is only seven points clear of Lewis Hamilton

The Ferrari driver is only seven points clear of Lewis Hamilton.

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He will continue racing alongside Kimi Raikkonen

"I love this team," Vettel said.

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Lewis Hamilton second-fastest going into his 200th race

Lewis Hamilton second-fastest going into his 200th race

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He's 14 points behind Sebastian Vettel as the Formula One season's second half begins.

He's 14 points behind Sebastian Vettel as the Formula One season's second half begins.

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While Hamilton is praised for sportsmanship on the last lap.

Vettel's lead in the 2017 championship stretches to 14 points.