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Formula One: Hamilton storms to record pole in China

Lewis Hamilton convincingly snared pole position for the Chinese Grand Prix Saturday as he put himself in line to win three races in a row for the first time and seize control of the championship. Under steady rain, the British Mercedes driver was untouchable as he powered to 1min 53.860sec, his third pole position in four races this season and more than half-a-second ahead of Daniel Ricciardo. Australian driver Ricciardo again out-qualified his Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel, the four-time defending world champion, who was third in 1:54.960.

Formula One: Hamilton storms to record pole in China

Lewis Hamilton put himself in line Saturday to win a third race in a row for the first time in his career when he convincingly took pole position for Sunday's Chinese grand prix. Under steady rain, the British Mercedes driver was untouchable as he powered to 1min 53.860sec, his third pole position in four races this season and more than half-a-second ahead of Daniel Ricciardo. Australian driver Ricciardo again out-qualified his Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel, the four-time defending world champion, who was third in 1:54.960.

Formula One: Hamilton on pole for Chinese Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton put himself in line Saturday to win a third race in a row for the first time in his career when he convincingly took pole position for Sunday's Chinese grand prix. Under steady rain, the British Mercedes driver was untouchable as he powered to 1min 53.860sec, his third pole position in four races this season and more than half-a-second ahead of Daniel Ricciardo. Australian driver Ricciardo again out-qualified his Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel, the four-time defending world champion, who was third in 1:54.960.

Formula One: Vettel admits Ricciardo doing better job

Sebastian Vettel admitted he needs to raise his game after Red Bull team-mate Daniel Ricciardo on Saturday again out-qualified the four-time world champion at the Chinese Grand Prix. Ricciardo was no match for pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton, who was fastest by almost six-tenths of a second, but he put himself ahead of Vettel by qualifying on the front row for the second time this season, with the German third.

Formula One: Hamilton says tyre rules deprive fans

Lewis Hamilton said F1 teams should be allowed more tyres Saturday after restrictions prompted some drivers to sit out final practice for the Chinese Grand Prix, meaning a raw deal for fans. Hamilton claimed a British-record 34th pole position and he did it without going out for a meaningful lap in final practice on Saturday morning as the rain teemed down in Shanghai.

Formula One: Chinese Grand Prix qualifying results

Qualifying results from the Chinese Grand Prix on Saturday (Q denotes qualified): Q1

Formula One: Chinese Grand Prix qualifying results

Qualifying results from the Chinese Grand Prix on Saturday (Q denotes qualified): Q2

Formula One: Ricciardo fastest in wet final practice

Australia's Daniel Ricciardo pushed his Red Bull to the fastest lap time during a wet final practice session on Saturday for the Chinese Grand Prix. With championship leader Nico Rosberg and Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton opting not to set any flying lap times in the miserable damp and cold conditions but instead perform pit stop practice and preserve tyres, there were some unfamiliar names near the top of the timings board.

Formula One: Raikkonen, both McLarens out in Q2

Former world champions Kimi Raikkonen and Jenson Button both missed the final shoot-out at a wet qualifying session for the Chinese Grand Prix on Saturday. Raikkonen, racing in front of new Ferrari team principal Marco Mattiacci for the first time, finished 11th fastest in Q2 ahead of Button and Kevin Magnussen in the other McLaren. Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton, winner of the last two races, was setting the pace and led the top 10 drivers into Q3, four-tenths quicker than Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg. bur/th/lto

Formula One: Chinese Grand Prix practice times

Times from the third free practice session on Saturday for the Chinese Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit, the fourth round of the 2014 Formula One world championship on Sunday:
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