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While fiance Jenson Button was busy struggling in qualifying at the Chinese Grand Prix, Jessica Michibata took to Twitter to showcase a selfie.
Bernie Ecclestone will hand over the keys to his Formula One empire to a glamorous female lawyer while he fights criminal charges in Germany.
It is a sorrowful memorial. Two Brazilian flags, bleached pale by two decades of sunlight, are pinned to a perimeter fence outside the circuit along with a baseball cap, a pair of trainers and some scrawled messages rendered illegible by the passage of time, and the pain of returning here is evident in the eyes of the middle-aged woman surveying the scene.
McLaren boss Ron Dennis is planning High Court action against rivals Red Bull over a member of their technical staff who recently moved back to the Austrian team.
Jenson Button is praying the sun shines over Shanghai on Sunday if he is to salvage something from his Chinese Grand Prix weekend.
FIVE THINGS WE LEARNED IN SHANGHAI: Lewis Hamilton will head into tomorrow’s Chinese Grand Prix holding a giant psychological edge over Nico Rosberg after sending his team-mate, and biggest rival for the title, into a spin on Saturday – quite literally.
Lewis Hamilton cemented his place in British Formula One history by claiming the 34th pole position of his Formula One career ahead of Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix.
The straight-brim baseball cap was an unusual sight on BA flight 169, London Heathrow to Shanghai. The head inside the millinery belonged to Lewis Hamilton, who had ditched his private jet to breathe the same air- conditioning as the rest of us.
Norman Mailer once likened Mohammad Ali to the Prince of Heaven. Some of the articles about Susie Wolff, the Williams test driver of all things, have been only moderately less gushing.
Lewis Hamilton will bid to surpass Jim Clark’s British record by claiming his 34th career pole. PHIL DUNCAN will have all the qualifying drama from Shanghai.
PHIL DUNCAN: The drivers’ championship already looks like a straight duel between Mercedes team-mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. So, how do the pair match up in Formula One’s five key areas?
Ferrari’s new team principal Marco Mattiacci was taken by surprise when Luca di Montezemolo offered him the top job at Formula One’s glamour team, the Italian initially believing the chairman’s approach to be a joke.
Jenson Button believes the current Formula One field is the strongest he has experienced throughout his 15 years in the sport.
Pastor Maldonado was back in the wars on Friday – firstly spinning while making adjustments to his steering wheel, and then crashing on his entrance into the pit-lane.
Lewis Hamilton may have grumbled about his Mercedes in practice for Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix, but he still managed to again outpace his rivals.
So much for Formula One’s green new world. The travelling circus arrived in Shanghai to be met by terrible smog.
Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso have had some ugly confrontations in the past. Who can forget their simmering feud while team-mates at McLaren in 2007?
Mercedes tried to have Red Bull banned from the Monaco Grand Prix, then pretended they didn’t.
Daniel Ricciardo has already moved on from the bitter disappointment of this week’s appeal loss that denied him the best result of his Formula One career.
Fernando Alonso has urged critics to give new Ferrari team principal Marco Mattiacci time to prove himself despite his lack of experience in Formula One.
Lewis Hamilton has revealed how he intends to tackle the Shanghai International Circuit and claim his third consecutive victory.
Romain Grosjean has confirmed he has finally been paid by Lotus. Former Lotus team-mate Kimi Raikkonen revealed last year he was owed money by the Enstone-based marque.
Lewis Hamilton is on top of his game and has everything in place to challenge for his second Formula One championship, according to Mercedes chief Paddy Lowe.
Formula One circus heads to China this weekend for the fourth installment of this year’s championship. Here’s a comprehensive guide to everything you need to know ahead of the race.
Red Bull’s team principal Christian Horner has been out in London with new girlfriend Geri Halliwell.
Ferrari president Luca Di Montezemolo has found a new ally in his war on the current state of Formula One. Di Montezemolo does not like the new 1.6-litre V6 turbo-charged power-unit era.
Lewis Hamilton is revelling in the ‘positive energy’ at Mercedes as he targets a hat-trick of consecutive victories at Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix.
Red Bull have lost their appeal against Daniel Ricciardo’s disqualification from last month’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix.
Stefano Domenicali has resigned as Ferrari team principal – to be replaced by a Formula One novice. The new man is 42-year-old Marco Mattiacci.
Stefano Domenicali has resigned as team principal of Ferrari. The move is expected to be confirmed by Ferrari imminently, and comes in the wake of the team’s disappointing display at the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Red Bull are in a Paris court on Monday to appeal Daniel Ricciardo’s disqualification from the Australian Grand Prix.
Michael Schumacher is ‘showing small signs of progress’ as he continues to slowly recover from devastating brain injuries suffered in a ski accident, his spokeswoman said on Sunday.
Team principal Christian Horner believes Red Bull have ‘a very strong case’ as they seek to overturn the FIA’s disqualification of Daniel Ricciardo from the season-opening grand prix in Australia.
Max Mosley’s conversation topics were as catholic as usual: judges; newspaper editors and proprietors; Bernie Ecclestone. But it was on the subject of Formula One’s engine development that he made his most pertinent contribution.
The United States is to finally have a team on the Formula One grid from 2015 after the FIA accepted the entry of NASCAR guru Gene Haas.
Lewis Hamilton was rather shy as he was pictured leaving Zuma restaurant in London with his girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger.
After being delivered an excellent car by Mercedes mechanics at the Bahrain Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton can also count on the support of an A-list star.
Nico Rosberg completed more than two race distances at the Bahrain International Circuit on Tuesday in his bid to wrestle the tittle initiative back from Lewis Hamilton.
Fernando Alonso has called on Ferrari to work ‘day and night’ in an attempt to fire the ailing marque back to the front of the grid.
Fresh from his drive to victory in last Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix – the so-called ‘Race of the Century’ – it is back to school for Lewis Hamilton.
Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton are the early pacesetters in the race for the 2014 Formula One title. Click here to see a full list of the drivers’ and constructors’ standings.
Nico Rosberg has vowed to beat Lewis Hamilton at the Chinese Grand Prix after their gripping battle in Bahrain. The Mercedes pair went head-to-head for the race victory in one of the finest Formula One races in recent memory.
FIVE THINGS WE LEARNED: Esteban Gutierrez was taken to hospital for precautionary checks after his jaw-dropping crash with Pastor Maldonado in Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix.
JONATHAN McEVOY IN BAHRAIN: This was the finest drive of Lewis Hamilton’s career in the greatest grand prix of the century. It was a privilege to be in Bahrain, where Hamilton and his fellow Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg duelled and duelled again, only inches from perdition at up to 200mph.
Lewis Hamilton survived a pulsating battle with Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to clinch back-to-back victories for the first time in four years.
Jenson Button celebrated his 250th Formula One start ahead of Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix. The 2009 world champion posed for pictures with his McLaren colleagues and Danish team-mate Kevin Magnussen.
Formula One driver Jean-Eric Vergne has revealed he was admitted to hospital after the Australian Grand Prix. The 23-year-old racer has been on a strict diet regime to meet new weight regulations this season.
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed there are likely to be two new teams on the grid from next season.
FIVE THINGS WE LEARNED: Lewis Hamilton claimed he was ‘happy for the team’ after Mercedes sealed their first front-row lockout of the season for Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix. But the British driver will certainly not be ecstatic with his own personal display.
The question that is often posed about Formula One’s involvement in Bahrain is whether the sport has a moral right to stage a race in this tiny Gulf kingdom given the sporadic unrest here.