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Formula One: Hot Hamilton leads Mercedes one-two in China

Lewis Hamilton won the Chinese Grand Prix comfortably ahead of his team-mate Nico Rosberg Sunday as Mercedes tightened their grip on the season with their third one-two finish in a row. The British former world champion got away smoothly from pole position and finished 19 seconds ahead of Rosberg, with Ferrari's Fernando Alonso third in front of the two Red Bulls. Despite winning three races in a row for the first time in his career, Hamilton still trails Rosberg by four points in the title race as he seeks his second world championship.

Formula One: Chinese Grand Prix results

Results from the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday: 1. Lewis Hamilton (GBR/Mercedes) 305,066 kilometres in 1hr 36min 52.810sec 2. Nico Rosberg (GER/Mercedes) at 18.686 3. Fernando Alonso (ESP/Scuderia Ferrari) at 25.765 4. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS/Red Bull Racing) at 26.978 5. Sebastian Vettel (GER/Red Bull Racing) at 51.012 6. Nico Hulkenberg (GER/Force India) at 57.581 7. Valtteri Bottas (FIN/Williams) at 58.145 8. Kimi Raikkonen (FIN/Scuderia Ferrari) at 1:23.990 9. Sergio Perez (MEX/Force India) at 1:26.489

Formula One: Hamilton looks to topple Rosberg in China

Dominant Lewis Hamilton will gun for his third win in a row at Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix and hope he can also snatch the world championship lead from his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg. Such is Hamilton's form that he stormed to his third pole position of the season in a rain-soaked qualifying session on Saturday, and has won both races he has completed this year. But the Briton, seeking his second world title after winning in 2008, also knows that Mercedes' supremacy this year could come under threat from Red Bull and Ferrari in Shanghai.

Team mate beating me fair and square: Vettel

By Abhishek Takle SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Sebastian Vettel conceded he was struggling to keep up with Daniel Ricciardo after his team mate beat the world champion to lead Red Bull to their best Saturday result this season in Chinese Grand Prix qualifying. Ricciardo, whose team lost an appeal this week against his exclusion from second place at his home race in Australia last month, was second to Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes in treacherous conditions at soaking Shanghai with a lap that was half a second faster than Vettel's best.

Formula One: Chinese Grand Prix grid

Grid for the Chinese Grand Prix following qualifying on Saturday: 1st row Lewis Hamilton (GBR/Mercedes) Daniel Ricciardo (AUS/Red Bull-Renault) 2nd row Sebastian Vettel (GER/Red Bull-Renault) Nico Rosberg (GER/Mercedes) 3rd row Fernando Alonso (ESP/Ferrari) Felipe Massa (BRA/Williams-Mercedes) 4th row Valtteri Bottas (FIN/Williams-Mercedes) Nico Hulkenberg (GER/Force India-Mercedes) 5th row Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA/Toro Rosso-Renault) Romain Grosjean (FRA/Lotus-Renault)

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.
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