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Apr 19

F1: Ricciardo Impresses In Qualifying Once Again

Daniel Ricciardo was all smiles after qualifying second for the Chinese Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Daniel Ricciardo was all smiles after qualifying second for the Chinese Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Daniel Ricciardo continued to impress by earning second on the grid in a tricky wet qualifying session in China – pipping teammate Sebastian Vettel by half a second.

Ricciardo didn’t have an entirely perfect afternoon, but did the lap time when it mattered.

“I think that was very pleasing to do it at the end,” he said. “To be honest, I struggled a bit throughout the session, at least personally I didn’t feel like I was getting on top of the conditions, but then the last set of inters right at the end of Q3 we managed to get a bit more out of it and I put a good lap together, so pretty pleased to be on the front row.”

Apr 19

F1: Hamilton Masters Wet Conditions To Capture Pole Position In China

Lewis Hamilton drives during qualifying ahead of Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton drives during qualifying ahead of Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton maintained Mercedes’ perfect record in qualifying this season, holding off the two Red Bulls to capture his third pole position of the campaign on Saturday at the rainy Chinese Grand Prix.

Hamilton broke the record for most poles by a British driver in Formula One and put himself in position for a third consecutive race victory on Sunday. Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo was about 0.6 seconds off the pace in second place, with teammate Sebastian Vettel qualifying third.

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Apr 18

F1: Ricciardo Fastest In Rainy Final Practice At Chinese GP

Daniel Ricciardo drives during third practice at the Shanghai International Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Daniel Ricciardo drives during third practice at the Shanghai International Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo set the fastest time on a slippery track in the final practice session at the Chinese Grand Prix on Saturday as the other top drivers limited their running due to the wet weather.

Ricciardo completed his lap around the Shanghai International Circuit in 1 minute, 53.958 seconds, about 0.5 seconds faster than Felipe Massa of Williams in second. Lotus driver Romain Grosjean set the third-fastest time of the morning.

Apr 18

Maldonado and Gutierrez disagree on severity of Bahrain penalty

Pastor Maldonado believes the new shape of the F1 nose is to blame for Gutierrez flipping. (Photo: Marwan Naamani/Getty Images)

Pastor Maldonado (L) ran into the back of Esteban Gutierrez (R) while the former was leaving pit road in Bahrain. (Photo: Marwan Naamani/Getty Images)

Pastor Maldonado has hit out at the new ‘penalty points’ system that could see him having to serve a race ban later in 2014.

After just the opening three grands prix of the season, the Venezuelan already has three ‘demerit points’ against his F1 super license.

Apr 18

New LMP1s Debut in FIA WEC at Silverstone

FIA WEC Prologue at Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, Provence-Alpes-Cote-d'Azur, France, on March 28 2014. (Photo: FIA WEC)

FIA WEC Prologue at Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, Provence-Alpes-Cote-d’Azur, France, on March 28 2014. (Photo: FIA WEC)

A new era of sports car racing begins this weekend at Silverstone, as the ACO’s much-anticipated 2014 LMP1 regulations debut in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

The game-changing set of technical rules sees the premier prototype class now not only measured by speed, but also efficiency, with each car limited to a specified fuel allocation. It marks as much as a 30 percent reduction in consumption from last year.