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Formula One: Barhain Grand Prix qualifying times

Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying times Saturday: Q1

Formula One: Bahrain Grand Prix free practice times

Times in Saturday's third and final practice session for Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix:

Formula One: Hamilton, Rosberg in complete control

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg put the all-conquering Mercedes team on course for a third successive victory on Saturday when the pair swept the board in practice for Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix. Hamilton, who was fastest on Friday, clocked 1:35.324 with Rosberg, the current championship leader, repeating his second place from the previous day on 1:35.439 Although there was just a fraction between the two teammates, Sergio Perez, in a Force India, was half a second off Hamilton's pace in third.

Formula One: Hamilton, Rosberg in complete control

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg put the all-conquering Mercedes team on course for a third successive victory on Saturday when the pair swept the board in practice for Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix. Hamilton, who was fastest on Friday, clocked 1:35.324 with Rosberg, the current championship leader, repeating his second place from the previous day on 1:35.439 Although there was just a fraction between the two teammates, Sergio Perez, in a Force India, was half a second off Hamilton's pace in third.

Hamilton completes Bahrain practice sweep

By Alan Baldwin MANAMA (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton completed a practice hat-trick on Saturday after lapping fastest in his Mercedes in the third and final session for the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix. The Briton, who was top in both of Friday's sessions, completed 12 laps and was 0.115 seconds quicker than team mate Nico Rosberg as the pair finished one-two for the third practice in a row at the Sakhir desert circuit.

F1 must accent positives of new era, says Symonds

By Alan Baldwin MANAMA (Reuters) - Formula One needs to focus on the positives of its new turbo era rather than talking itself down, Williams technical head Pat Symonds said on Friday. Speaking ahead of Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix, Symonds warned that criticism of the rule changes from within the sport risked a backlash similar to that faced by British jeweler Gerald Ratner in 1991.

Schumacher showing moments of consciousness: agent

PARIS (Reuters) - Seven-times Formula One motor racing world champion Michael Schumacher is making progress and showing signs of waking from an artificial coma after suffering serious head injuries in a skiing accident, his agent said on Friday. "Michael is making progress on his way. He shows moments of consciousness and awakening," Sabine Kehm said in a statement. Schumacher, 45, slammed his head on a rock while skiing off-piste in the French Alps resort of Meribel on December 29 last year.

Formula One: Hamilton, Rosberg keep Mercedes in league of their own

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg hammered home Mercedes' early season dominance on Friday when they set the fastest times in both opening practice sessions for Sunday's floodlit Bahrain Grand Prix. Hamilton, the winner in Malaysia last weekend, clocked 1min 34.325sec in the second spell having also roared away to the leading time in the afternoon of 1min 37.502sec.

Hamilton shines in Bahrain practice

By Alan Baldwin MANAMA (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton led Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg in a shimmering one-two in floodlit practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix on Friday. The 2008 world champion, winner in steamy Malaysia last weekend ahead of championship leader Rosberg, picked up where he left off on the first day of action at the Sakhir desert circuit. Hamilton was fastest in both sessions with a best time of one minute 34.325 seconds in cooler evening conditions after a 1:37.502 in the afternoon sunshine.

Old V8 engines were too noisy, says Warwick

By Alan Baldwin MANAMA (Reuters) - Formula One's old V8 engines were too noisy and the paying public - in Britain at least - is showing no signs of being turned off by the quieter new V6 turbos, F1 steward and former racer Derek Warwick said on Friday. The 59-year-old, president of the British Racing Drivers' Club whose Silverstone circuit hosts the British Grand Prix, played down fears voiced by some promoters that a drop in decibels would impact on ticket sales.
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