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Hamilton makes it a fourth straight pole in Bahrain

Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton stormed to pole position for the 2015 Bahrain Grand Prix, his fourth straight at the start of the season, beating off competition from Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, who will share the front row of the grid with the Britisher. Hamilton's Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg will line up third on the grid after an enthralling qualifying session under the Sakhir spotlights.

Hamilton produced a barn storming final lap to deny Ferrari their first pole position of the new season, finishing a comfortable 0.411 seconds ahead of Vettel. Rosberg meanwhile had a disappointing qualifying session, and blamed himself for losing focus of his goals during qualifying and was more than half a second slower than Hamilton, and didn't even break into the 1 minute 32s.

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Hamilton wins Chinese Grand Prix ahead of disgruntled Rosberg

Reigning World Champion Lewis Hamilton led from start to finish to pick up his second win of the 2015 season at the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai today.

Starting from pole position, Hamilton stormed into the lead heading into the first corner, and never really relinquished it over the 56 laps that followed, with the race finishing behind the Safety Car after young Max Verstappen's Toro Rosso couldn't be moved off the grid after he was forced to retire once again from a potential point scoring position.

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Hamilton squeezes into China pole ahead of Rosberg

In what was a clear statement of their supremacy to the chasing pack, Mercedes reaffirmed their position as the team to beat once again this season, after their hiccup in Malaysia, with Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg the only drivers to break into the 1 minute 35s in qualifying at the Chinese Grand Prix.

Hamilton took the 41st pole position of his career with a lap of 1 minute 35.782s, but Nico Rosberg's pace suggests he should be in a position to challenge the reigning world champion in tomorrow's race, finishing second just 0.04 seconds behind Hamilton.

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Vettel takes Ferrari back to the summit in Malaysia

After a shocking first race of the season at Australia, which left one questioning whether to bother watching Formula One races this season, the travelling carnival of the merchants of speed produced a memorable comeback in Malaysia with Sebastian Vettel guiding Ferrari back to the top step of the podium for the first time since Fernando Alonso won in Barcelona in 2013. It was also the first win for Vettel himself since Brazil also in 2013.

Not quite sharing the delight across the rest of the pitlane were the Mercedes team, whose continued desire for domination was briefly curtailed by the rampaging Prancing Horse, which relegated Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg to second and third place respectively.

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Lewis Hamilton grabs pole position at Malaysian Grand Prix

Reigning World Champion Lewis Hamilton grabbed his second pole position of the new season at the Malaysian Grand Prix, following a rain-hit qualifying session in Sepang.

The 30 year old Mercedes ace finished with a time of 1 minute, 49.834 seconds, 0.074 seconds ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. Hamilton’s teammate Nico Rosberg was third quickest, while Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo was able to grab 4th position in the qualifiers.

 

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Williams Announces Adrian Sutil as Reserve Driver for the 2015 Season

Williams announced today that Adrian Sutil has been appointed as its official Reserve Driver for the 2015 FIA Formula One World Championship season.

Adrian made his Formula One debut in 2007 with the Spyker F1 team before continuing to race with the team under their new guise of Force India from 2008 until 2011. He returned to the sport in 2013, again with Force India before contesting the 2014 season with Sauber.

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Adderly Fong joins Lotus F1 Team as Development Driver

Lotus F1 Team is pleased to announce Adderly Fong as a Development Driver for 2015. Adderly will undergo a driver development programme as well as contributing to the team’s simulator work for enhancing and improving the E23 Hybrid.

Adderly will combine his Lotus F1 Team duties with competing in the GP3 Series and GT Asia seasons. He will work with the team at Grands Prix as well as at the team’s base in Enstone, England.

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